ASK FATHER: Last prayer at the point of death

Posted July 16, 2016 6:28 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

From a reader…
Forgive the morbid nature of my query, but with the nature of the world today (and the mindset of an undertaker) a question has been on my mind. If one were to know death was imminent, what would be the very best prayer to recite with one’s final breath? Thank you for the daily edification you provide!
That is a good question.
I think that whatever prayer was uttered with sincerity and hope would be treated well.
However, for my part, I – a poor sinner – would beg for God’s mercy.
My Jesus, mercy!
Save me, O Lord!
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

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