Sample sermons for graveside committal services are "Funeral for Graveside Service" by John Hamby and "Graveside Committal Service for Annie K. Little." Another graveside committal service that offers prayers and blessings is "Sample Grave Side Service" by The Chilmark Community Church.Continue Reading
"Funeral for Graveside Service" begins by offering comfort to the people grieving. The speaker says that death is not the end and that the deceased person touched many lives. The speaker says that sorrow comes to everyone in life, but God's strength sustains people in sorrow. People should draw near to God to find strength during sorrow. In the service, the story of Lazarus illustrates God's purpose for each individual and the importance of putting trust in God.
Similarly, "Graveside Committal Service for Annie K. Little" includes a blessing for the deceased person, stating that the person finds warm sunshine and soft rain. Next, the service tells the story of the person's life, including her family and hobbies. Next, a bell ceremony offers reflection and silent prayer. A person recites a grieving poem and then offers a prayer for the deceased.
"Sample Grave Side Service" focuses on Bible readings and prayers. A prayer asks for God's presence during both life and death. The mourners read Psalm 23 and Psalm 121, both psalms that talk about God's help in times of struggle. Next, the service offers a prayer for the deceased person. The service closes with a benediction that the mourners live in peace and without hassle.Learn more about Holidays & Celebrations