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120 Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Your Loved Ones

120 Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Your Loved Ones

Losing a loved one is a pain that can hardly be put into words. 

On the day of their death anniversary, when the emotions are intense and memories keep coming back, it’s normal that you struggle to find the right words to honor your deceased.

Here are some of the most heart-touching death anniversary prayer quotes to help you remember and honor your loved ones.

Top 10 Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes

1. “Losing you was difficult. Learning to live without you this year has been even harder. Rest in peace, my angel.”

Black rose image representing the best death anniversary prayer quote.

2. “As we remember those we have lost, let us find solace in knowing that their love will always be with us.”

3. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.”

4. “You will always have a place in my heart and, a year, two or even eternity won’t see your memory fade. I love you, my darling.”

5. “The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory. Until we meet again.”

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6. “We may not be able to see you, but we feel your presence with us every day. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

7. “You left me alone here, and I can’t wait to see you again, dear. Sending you love on your death anniversary.”

8. “Each night this year, as I rest my head on my pillow, I look forward to seeing you in my dreams. Rest in peace, my dear.”

9. “Dear God, forgive our sins and the sins of our beloved brethren, let him find favor in your presence, and grant him eternal rest in your kingdom.”

10. “No amount of time can heal the sorrow of your passing away. May God bless your soul.”

Black flower representing a heart-touching death anniversary prayer quote.

See also: 70 Beautiful May God Bless You Quotes For Your Loved Ones

Emotional Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes

1. “Heavenly, we pray that you grant him an everlasting rest in your kingdom, and show in mercy to dwell with you forever.”

Image of a candle representing a prayer for a loved one who passed away.

2. “Words fail to express how much I miss you. My lonely comfort is the knowledge I will see you again. Until then your memory helps me through another year. Rest in peace angel.”

3. “I never thought you will go so soon, the pain of your loss is something I cannot endure, I pray to God to forgive your trespasses and keep you in his bosom till I see you again.”

4. “Loving heavenly Father, you know how troubled I am thinking about my mother/father who has departed from this world. On this memorial day of my parent, I ask for your new strength and new grace which alone can carry me through the rest of my life.”

5. “Your passing has left a void in our lives, but your memories continue to fill our hearts with love and happiness. Rest in peace.”

Candle in flames representing a prayer for the loss of a loved one.

6. “Each time you appear in my dreams, I feel your lovely hands and your soft touch again. I wish you never left us. I miss you every day.”

7. “Another year has passed of you not being here with me. It has been extremely difficult without you and I miss you with every heartbeat.  I wish to God that you are in a better place wherever you are. I miss you.”

8. “Sweet Jesus, you died and resurrected so that we will not have to experience eternal death and we will also be resurrected at the end, therefore we pray that you grant eternal life to our loved one who slept in you in Jesus’ name.”

9. “One year ago, on this saddest day, you have gone to the place from where no one ever back. I can’t explain what is going through me. You are missed every day and every moment. I hope you are doing well with other angels.”

10. “Your presence is deeply missed, but we find solace in knowing that you are watching over us from above. Rest in peace.”

Candle in flames image representing a prayer for a deceased loved one.

See also: 220 Best Gone Too Soon Rest In Peace Quotes For Loved Ones

Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Mom

1. “Mother, today I pray to God that I may become the person you always wanted me to be, and that you may smile with pride when you look at me from above.”

White flowers representing a prayer for death of a loved one.

2. “Mother, in moments of despair or blissful joy, I still look for you, seek your words of wisdom or blessings. But I know, you, even from the above, bestow your light and love on me. Rest in peace, mother.”

3. “My mother was an amazing woman, and truth to be told, I look for her in every caring woman I meet. Love you, Mum. I hope you’re doing well on the other side.”

4. “You were extremely special to me and no words will ever be able to explain what you meant to me. Losing you is the worst thing I ever had to face and I wish I can be with you again.”

5. “Your death will always remain a blurry memory. But your life will always be a vivid one, the epitome of greatness and sacrifice. I miss you, mom.”

Image of white flowers representing a prayer for lost loved one.

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6. “It is another year since you left us. The entire time period seemed longer than a year for my heart misses you too much. Each second without you seems to prolong and I can’t help but miss you with every breath.”

7. “Mum, I cannot express the unimaginable hollowness I feel every day. I hope you are doing well in heaven, Mum. Thanks for looking out for me from above.”

8. “I find comfort in remembering the countless good times we had mom. Whenever I think of you I think of us smiling and laughing. I miss you more than words can say.”

9. “Mother, life only gets harder by another day without your presence. On this day of your death anniversary, I pray for peace to be with you.”

10. “You are forever in my thoughts mom, all these years later. Your memory is eternal and I miss you so much.”

Prayer quote for the loss of a mother.

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Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Dad

1. ”Dear God, I pray that you bring my father into your loving arms of protection and grant him eternal peace and rest.”

Prayer quote for the lose of a father.

2. “Father, I pray that you bring my Dad into your loving arms and grant him comfort in your presence and the promise of everlasting life. May his soul rest in peace.”

3. “Dad, I’m praying for you on your anniversary today, that the lord causes his light to shine upon you and rest your soul in a peaceful place. Goodnight, Dad.”

4. “Every day I remember you in my prayer, in my thoughts. Your memory can never be forgotten. I love you so much, dad. I miss you.”

5. “It’s your death anniversary, daddy. Losing you left me with a void, and you are irreplaceable, dad. Miss you.”

Burning candles representing a prayer for losing a loved one.

6. “As you journey into eternity, I pray that the good God blesses your soul with eternal peace and joy. May you enjoy God’s blessings in heaven.”

7. “Dad, I miss having you around- nothing feels right without you. On your death anniversary sending you love.”

8. “You were the best father anyone Could ever have, losing you is like losing a precious pearl. May the Lord grants you happiness and rest your soul in peace.”

9. “You were an exceptional human. Your role n my life was a crucial one and today on the anniversary of the day you left me I would like to thank you. I would like to thank you for all that you did for me. I miss you.”

10. “Lord, I pray that you forgive the sins of my father, protect his soul, and grant him grace to live with you forever in your kingdom.”

Burning candles image representing prayer quote for a father.

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Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Sister

1. “If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Rest in peace, sister.”

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2. “I hope you know how much I miss you around here. hope heaven is treating you right. Love you and miss you so much.”

3. “Losing you was the hardest thing that’s ever happened my angel, and even after all these years the pain is still there. I’m forever thinking of you.”

4. “Today is the anniversary of the day when you left me. I miss basking in the warmth of your presence. Your love, care, generosity, kindness, and beauty are still embedded in my brain and my heart and I miss every inch of you dearly.”

5. “I’ll always remember you, sister, until we can be reunited in the afterlife. Rest in peace.”

Remembrance death anniversary quote for a sister.

6. “Every day, I remember you in my prayers, sister. My thoughts always turn to you. Your memory is a comfort. I love you and miss you so much.”

7. “To my dearest sister – every year I think it will get easier and every year it’s just as hard. You were so special I can’t let you go. I hope you’re up in heaven looking down on us. RIP sis.”

8. “As another year passes, I can’t help but think of all the beautiful years had with you. I keep praying for more yet I know I won’t get any. Your absence has made my heart sad and I can’t seem to get over it. I miss you.”

9. “Dear Lord, as we celebrate the death anniversary of our dear sister, we pray that you cleanse all her sins and set her free from the pain she bears up, and admit her into your sweet paradise.”

10. “It’s been a year since you passed away, and I hope that you have found peace in the afterlife.”

1st death anniversary quote for a sister.

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Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Brother

1. “Dear brother, you were too young, too gentle and too kind to leave the earth so soon! May you be safe in heaven now.”

White rose image representing a death anniversary prayer for a brother.

2. “It has been one year since you were snatched away by the cold hands of death and the wound is still fresh in our hearts. I pray that God gives us the strength to get through this difficult time and heal us of this hurt in Jesus’ name. Till we meet again, brother.”

3. “Lord, I pray for the soul of our loved one, may his sins be forgiven, may he find favor in your sight, and may his soul finds eternal rest.”

4. “My love for you grows stronger every year and I cherish the memories I have of you like no other. I miss you terribly, bro.”

5. “Brother, even though you’re no longer with me, I feel our bond is still strong. I’ll always hold your memories close to my heart.”

Anniversary of death quote for a brother.

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6. “In loving memory of my dear brother, who was the most honest, kindest and loving man I have ever known, may his soul forever be in peace.”

7. “As another year passes I want you to know that you may have lost the difficult battle with life but are a hero in my eyes and will never be anything else. I can’t wait to be reunited with you. I hope you are doing good wherever you are. I miss you.”

8. “You were more than just a brother to me, you were a role model. I wish I could see you again, just one more time.”

9. “The past year has been the longest, toughest and saddest 365 days for me as you were not by my side. May the afterlife be kind to you.”

10. “You had left this world for long years ago, but your memories are still fresh in our minds. May you rest peacefully in heaven.”

Tribute on death anniversary of a brother who passed away.

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Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Spouse

1. “Your departure has created a void in my heart that can’t ever be fulfilled. I miss you in every moment.”

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2. “My love, losing you was hard but living without you every day is the hardest. My soul still seeks for you, but it knows that you are in peace, wherever you are!”

3. “It is the anniversary of the day you left me alone in this world. The only thing that brings me comforts the thought that you are in a better place now. I just wish and hope that I could be with you. Wherever you are for my heart misses you too much.”

4. “My lovely wife, not a day goes by when my heart doesn’t shatter at your absence in my life. I pray that you have found eternal peace in heaven.”

5. “You were and always will be the love of my life. And someday, my soul will find yours. Rest in peace.”

Death anniversary tribute for a deceased spouse.

6. “You were the best thing that ever happened to me. I try to find comfort in the thought that you are always beside me, grinning and laughing at all the silly things I am doing. I miss you and would do anything to get you back.”

7. “I know my love for you is stronger than anything for today marks another year of not having you here and my love keeps getting sharper and stronger. It would be an understatement to say that I miss you. I feel incomplete without you and I hope you are in a better place now.”

8. “We dreamt of living a long life together but the dreams had been shattered. Last year you left me here and went to heaven alone. I still think you are here by my side because I can feel you. Rest in peace, my love.”

9. “Providence was indeed kind to me, for I had the good grace of meeting someone like you. You were everything I had hoped for and so much more. Thank you, husband. May God bless your beautiful soul.”

10. “Even after a year my heart aches for you. You were the light of my life and I shall always remember our time together.”

One year memorial quote for a deceased spouse.

Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Child

1. “Every day I miss you and it hurts like the first day you gained your wings. Wait for me on the other side.”

Remembrance quote for death anniversary of a child.

2. “I can’t wait for the day that we will be reunited. It makes me look forward to the day I will depart this earth. If you can hear me, always know that you were the best child anyone could ask for. Thank you for giving us that.”

3. “Today is the anniversary of you passing away. It is the day when I lost the most important thing ever. It is the day you left and took my heart with you. Your presence is dearly missed.”

4. “Losing you was the hardest thing that’s ever happened, my angel, and even after all these years the pain is still there. I’m forever thinking of you.”

5. “There have been so many moments this year when I looked up at the stars and whispered, “I know that was you.”

A rose for a child's eternal memory and love.

6. “Even though it’s been quite some time, your departure has created a vacuum that could never be filled easily. I miss you so much and time can’t heal the pain of how much I wish to be with you. Till we meet again dad. I love you.”

7. “I don’t believe them when they say that time heals all wounds. The wound I got after you left is still as bad as it was on that. It keeps reminding me of all that I had with you and  I wish to God to give me some peace.”

8. “Your presence around me was the most beautiful thing in my life. Losing you has been horrible and I can’t imagine spending any more of my days without yet I carry on because I know that’s what you would’ve wanted. I miss you.”

9. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we said goodbye. The pain of your passing is still so raw, and our hearts ache with the knowledge that we will never see you again. But in the midst of our sorrow, we hold onto the memories we shared, the laughter we enjoyed, and the love that bound us together. Your life may have been short, but it was filled with so much joy, love, and kindness. Your legacy lives on in the lives you touched, and your memory will forever be cherished. Rest in peace, dear son, and know that you are loved and missed beyond measure.”

10. “You are alive through my prayers and wishes, so rest peacefully, my child.”

In loving memory A white rose's silent tribute.

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Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Family Members

1. “Father, we are so sad about the passing on of our loved one, so we pray that You show them eternal mercy and grant them a place in Your paradise.”

Glowing tribute Honoring a loved one's memory with a prayer

2. “Another year has passed of me being here without you. There is not a single day when I haven’t missed your presence and your warmth around me.  Every day I am reminded of what I have lost and try to make my peace with it. You are missed.”

3. “It’s hard to accept the fact that you aren’t here anymore. Not a day goes by that you don’t cross my mind.”

4. “Your legacy remains a blessing to the people you left. We will never forget your dry jokes, warm hugs, and words of wisdom. I hope you are in a better place. We miss you.”

5. “You were a ray of sunshine in our lives, and your memory continues to bring warmth and joy to our hearts. Rest in peace.”

A solemn moment Candle's light for a dear departed.

6. “Lord, our heart is tethered as we mourn the loss of our beloved, we ask you to heal our heart and turn our grief into truer living and our tribulation into a strong hope. Grant them a peaceful rest. In Jesus’ mighty name.”

7. “I have the most beautiful memories with you and whenever I remember that I won’t be able to make any more with you, I am filled with dread and sadness. I just want you to know that I treasure each and every one of our memories.”

8. “You know how some people inspire you to become a better person. You were that kind of person. And even though you aren’t here anymore, I can feel you in my heart every time I look up at the sky.”

9. “It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since you left us. So much has changed, yet it feels like time has stood still without you here. Your absence is felt in every moment, but your presence lives on in the memories we hold dear. You touched so many lives in your time here, and your legacy lives on in the impact you made on all of us. Rest in peace, dear [name], and know that you are deeply missed and forever loved.”

10. “As we remember those we have lost, let us also celebrate the joy and love they brought into our lives.”

In loving memory Candle's flame keeps their spirit alive.

Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Friends & Colleagues

1. “He was one of the greatest persons I’ve ever known, and I pray for the peace of his departed soul.”

Candle and rose Remembering a dear friend with heartfelt prayers.

2. “Heavenly Father we pray as we celebrate the anniversary of our loved one today we pray they continue to keep them in your bosom and keep them. In your kingdom till we meet again.”

3. “You are alive in our hearts, our minds, and our memories and we intend to treasure those forever for as long as we shall live. I’m not worried after that, for then we shall be reunited and together again.”

4. “I couldn’t even realize how 1 year has passed since I lost you. It seems like it was just a few days ago. Your death has reminded us that in this world nothing is permanent, we all have to go when God wishes. Just stay peacefully in heaven and don’t worry about us!”

5. “The world is a better place because of you. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, dear friend.”

Honoring a friend's legacy Candle, rose, and heartfelt prayer.

6. “My dear, nothing can fill up the space you left behind in our hearts years ago. I wish I could have one more chance to be with you!”

7. “You were a beautiful human being. You helped lots of people throughout your life and none of it went to waste for even today, another year since you left there are still tons of people remembering you.”

8. “Dear God, I pray that you show your mercy to the dead and give him life eternal. Let him continue to rest in your bosom, till we meet and never depart again.”

9. “The world may have lost a beautiful soul a year ago, but your light still shines brightly in the lives you touched. Your kindness, love, and generosity continue to inspire those who were lucky enough to know you. Your absence is felt every day, but your memory lives on in the stories we share and the love we hold in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear, and know that you will never be forgotten.”

10. “Though the pain of loss may never completely go away, the love and memories we shared with our loved ones will continue to bring us comfort.”

In loving memory of a friend Candlelight and rose tribute

Final Conclusion

Even though nothing can accurately describe the depth of sorrow you feel in your soul, these death anniversary prayer quotes can help you remember your loved ones on the day of their death anniversary.

120 Death Anniversary Prayer Quotes For Your Loved Ones