Ideas for a Prayer Service at a Grave Site | Synonym Following a public memorial service or funeral, you could hold a family-only prayer service at the grave site. This allows the family to say private farewells and support one another. A family member could lead the prayer service, or you could ask a pastor or chaplain to do so. What Are Some Examples of Graveside Committal Prayers "The Common Book of Prayers" "Committal Prayer Two" and "Commendation From Burial I" are frequently used committal prayers. The Bible's Psalm 23 is a prayer also commonly used in graveside committal services. "The Common Book of Prayer" offers two graveside committal poems that deal with the theme of returning the body to the soil.