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Caregiver’s Prayer for Someone Who Has Died

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

In the 1990’s the caregiver’s prayer below was distributed by Ruach Ami, the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center.

Prayer for a Patient Who Has Died

ה“ נָתַן וַה“ לָקָח, יְהִי שֵׁם ה“ מְבוֹרָךְ

Adonay natan, VAdonai lakach, yehi shem Adonay mevorach.

The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

May it be your will, O God to provide eternal rest and peace to the soul of ______________.

Help him/her pass gently to the world to come; enfold him/her with love.

Although I knew ­__________________ for only a short time, I truly cared for him/her. My heart grieves for his/her passing.

Be with those friends and family who need strength in this hour of their sadness. And give me strength to continue my work of compassion and goodness toward other people under my care. Help me to grow in wisdom and judgment. And let me remember to be humble amidst the holy moments of life and death.

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