Lord Jesus, we are to appear before you after this short life to render an account of our works. Grant us the grace to prepare for our last hour by always living according to your commandments. Protect us from a sudden and unprovided death by teaching us to watch, to pray, and to wait in joyful hope for your coming as our Savior. If we are unable, at our last moments, to hear or understand the prayers of the Church, we wish to hear and rejoice in them now.
(The following has been adapted from the prayers for the dying which the priest says:)
I commend you, my dear brother/sister, to almighty God and entrust you to your Creator. May you return to God 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. Amen.
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 the Lord 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 for ever.
May the Peace and Blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, descend upon us and remain with us always.