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.
1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 15:35-44
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
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