I work in long term care. My patients leave this world. Often when it is time I sit down and read the Bible with them. I did this last month with one of my favourite patients. He's still with us and he told me after how relaxed he was when I read to him. He told me I should read the bible in church. Said I am good at reading the bible. That when I read to him it really spoke to him.
These are the passages I use. I'm writing it down so the next time I'm at work and want to know I can just google my blog and find them. lol.
Isiah 35: 3-4, 6c-7, 1o:1
Psalm 25:1, 5-11
Psalm 116: 3-5
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
1 John 4:16
Revelations 21:1-51, 6-7
John 14:1-6, 23,27
I commend you, my dear brother (sister), to almighty God
and entrust you to your Creator.
May you return to him
who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels, and all the saints
come to meet you as you go forth from this life.
may Christ, who was crucified for you,
bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ, who died for you,
admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd,
acknowledge you as one of his flock.
May he forgive all your sins
and set you among those he has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face
and enjoy the vision of God forever.