So I just recently discovered that a few years ago someone had committed suicide in one of our rooms, which is oddly enough where my icon corner is. So I'm just wondering if there's any such thing as a prayer in the the location/room of a death. It's a little strange to be praying where someone committed suicide...
I pray for the departed and was given this by the priest:
Prayer for the Repose of the Departed
(can be used in personal prayers for those who were not Orthodox)
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who trampled down death, abolished the power of the devil, and granted life to Your world, give rest, O Lord, to the soul(s) of Your servant(s) who have fallen asleep (name
), in a place of brightness, in a place of refreshment, where pain, sorrow and sighing have fled away. Forgive every sin he/she has committed in word, deed, or thought: for You are a good God Who loves mankind. For there is no man who will live and not sin; For You alone are without sin. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.
For You are the resurrection, the life and repose of Your servant(s) who has fallen asleep (name
), O Christ our God, and to You we send up glory: with Your Father Who is without beginning and Your All-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.
You can keep adding names and praying for people.
It's basically the same as some of the funeral prayers.
Sometimes I chant, Save O Lord Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, grant now unto the faithful victory over adversaries, and by the power of Thy Cross do Thou preserve Thy commonwealth.