Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry
Upon occasion of a funeral.
Lord, give it to us to find it good for us to go to the house of mourning, that we may be minded thereby of the end of all men, and may lay it to our heart, Ecclesiastes 7:2(KJV) and may be so wise as to consider our latter end: Deuteronomy 32:29(KJV) For we must also be gathered to our people, as our neighbors and brethren are gathered; Numbers 27:13(KJV) and though whither those that are dead in Christ are gone, we cannot follow them now, John 13:36(KJV) yet grant that we may follow them afterwards, every one in his own order. 1 Corinthians 15:23(KJV)
We know that thou wilt bring us to death and to the house appointed for all living; Job 30:23(KJV) but let us not see death, till by faith we have seen the Lord Christ, Luke 2:26(KJV) and then let us depart in peace, according to thy word. Luke 2:29(KJV) And when the earthly house of this tabernacle shall be dissolved, let us have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1(KJV)
And give us to know that our Redeemer liveth, and that though after our skin, worms destroy these bodies, yet in our flesh we shall see God, whom we shall see for ourselves, and our eyes shall behold, and not another. Job 19:25-27(KJV)