EWTN Catholic Q&A
Elderly person
Question from Carmel Therese on 10-27-2013:

If an elderly person says that he wants to die but cannot die due to his frustration of being old & fragile, can we pray to God for that person to die peacefully ?

Answer by Judie Brown on 10-28-2013:


It would seem you are describing an elderly person who is not dying and thus the proper prayer is for that person to experience to joy of Christ's love by total surrender to the will of God.

Judie Brown