Prayers & Religious Reading

It is still very common for people to want a prayer or some form of religious reading included in their service. By far the most commonly asked piece is, not surprisingly, the Lord's Prayer in either its traditional format or a more modern version.

However I have set out a few texts which other people have used and found helpful that you may want to include.

Biblical Passages

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Psalm 23

Psalm 121

Psalm 139

John 14:1-6

Romans 8:31-39

1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 15:35-44

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Revelation 21:1-7

Other Religious Thoughts

Look To This Day by Kalidasa from The Sanskrit

Our Eyes Cannot Perceive God from Rumi's Book of Life

Dhammapada Verses 331-333

That is born will die - The Buddha from Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

May the road rise up - Traditional Gaelic Blessing

O, our father, the sky - Native American Sioux Prayer

When I am dead - Indian Funeral Poem