Please pray for my son who died by suicide and wasn't Catholic

We are not Catholic and we were all raised as Baptists, however, for about a year and a half I’ve come to know and trust the Catholic faith (just a bit). Unfortunately, I can’t convert as my husband – a divorcee – refuses to seek nullification of his marriage.

My issue is my son, who was 20 and suffering mental illness and took his life two months ago. He suffered terribly from OCD and intrusive thoughts. He was faithful and two days before he died he told me he “Wanted to die for God.” I had no idea at the time he would even think that suicide was a valid way to do that. It actually gave me a bit of hope – as he was faithful and read the Bible daily I thought he was re-dedicating his life. I didn’t realize how “out of his mind” he was.

I know that he died committing a mortal sin, but that hopefully he repented in his last moments. Please pray for him in Purgatory that he may be healed and at peace.

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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
Let light perpetual shine upon him.
May the soul of this young man, and all the souls of the departed
Through the mercy of God,
Rest in peace.
Amen.

I’m very sorry for your loss.

Church teaching:

From 2282: “Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide.”

2283: “We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives.”

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The Lord is merciful and would not blame someone with mental illness for what they do … especially taking their own life … I truly believe your son is in the arms of the Lord.

With that said, I will say a prayer for him.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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Prayers to your beloved son. May our heavenly Father forgive him and welcome him with Love, open arms and a safe resting place.

Heavenly Father, forgive your son for he felt overwhelmed with the battle against the enemy. Though he was not, he felt alone in his battle, Father, have mercy on him. With your ever-forgiving heart, please grant him a peaceful resting place. Let not the enemy bring any more anguish to his family and loved ones but instead, grant them peace, tranquility, love, happiness, knowing that he’s now at peace. We ask of you this heavenly Father, Lord Jesus Christ, with the intercession of our Holy Mother Mary, St. Joseph and guardian angels, hear our prayers. Amen

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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon him.
May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.
Amen.

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I pray that God has mercy on your son and welcomes him into His kingdom. I pray also for your pain and the pain of the rest of the family. May God bringing healing and consolation to your hearts. Peace be with you.
Mother Mary please pray for this intention.

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Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.

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Rest in Peace

Eternal rest grant unto @wbp’s son, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

And may the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

For Those Who Have Committed Suicide

O God of Mercy,
grant eternal rest
to the souls
who have died
by their own hand.

Comfort those who mourn
their loved ones.
Strengthen them
to face the questions of pain,
the guilt and anger,
the irreparable loss.

Help us to reach out in love
to others who prefer death
to the choices of life.
Amen.

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I pray that the Lord has mercy on your son. Amen.

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

I’m so sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

Saying prayers for all of you.
May Jesus take your son into his arms and may he comfort you and your family.

I’m I very sorry for your loss… prayers for you and your family.

:candle:Eternal rest grant unto @wbp’s son, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.
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O sweet mother Mary, you knew the sadness
of mourning those your heart loved most:
Jesus, your Son, and Joseph, your devoted spouse. Please pray for all affected in this time of loss.

Through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.:heavy_plus_sign:

@wbp I’ll remember all your family in my private prayers, and at Mass. Blessings.

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O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x10

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


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