Book of Common Prayer (page 493)
The Celebrant then says
The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Celebrant Let us pray.
Silence may be kept; after which the Celebrant says one of the
At the Burial of an Adult
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus
Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to
light: Grant that your servant N, being raised with him, may
know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal
glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for
ever and ever. Amen.
O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our
prayers on behalf of your servant N, and grant him an
entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of
your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day
our brother (sister) N We thank you for giving him to us, his
family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on
our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion,
console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate
of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue
our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with
those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.