Recommended Biblical Passages
May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father comfort your hearts
Thessalonians 2:16, 17 (RSV)
Hear me, O Lord; for Thy loving kindness is good: turn unto me according to
the multitude of Thy tender mercies
Psalm 69:16 (KJV)
The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens….like the stars for ever and ever.
Daniel 12:3 (NIV)
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Mattew 5:4 (RSV)
God will tenderly comfort you…He will give you strength to endure.
II Corinthians 1:7
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all comfort.
II Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my
Psalm 73:26 (NIV)
God has said “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”
Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
Love bears all things, Believes all things, Hopes all things,
Endures all things. Love never ends.
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.
I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, God has prepared for those who seek after him.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Serenity Prayer
Support us, O Lord, all the days of our life, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and our work done. Then, good Lord, in your kindness, grant us a safe home and peace at last. Amen.
I shall pass this way but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it; for I shall not pass this way again. [Amen.]
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference [Amen].
Ecclesiasticus 38 verses 19 to 23
38:19. For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.
38:20. In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.
38:21. Give not up thy heart to sadness, but drive it from thee: and remember the latter end.
38:22. Forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself.
38:23. Remember my judgment: for thine also shall be so: yesterday for me, and to day for thee.
'See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.'
Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.'