Praying for your loss

Perhaps social media has increased our awareness, but chances are you or someone you know is enduring a season of grief right now: the death of a loved one, friend, neighbor or coworker.

Loss always produces grief. There is no escaping it. If you try to deny it or postpone it, it will only gather force and become more debilitating the longer you try to suppress it. That is one reason prayer is an indispensable resource for a grieving heart. While intelligible prayer may seem impossible in the early days of a deep loss, one or more of the following prayers may become helpful as the shock begins to subside:

1)  Pour out your grief.
“Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief” (Psalm 31:9, NIV). My heart is broken, my mind exhausted. I cry out to you and hardly know what to ask. All I can do is tell you how I feel and ask you to “keep track of all my sorrows. . . . all my tears in your bottle. . . . each one in your book” as I pour them out to you (Psalm 56:8, NLT). Amen.

Ask the OurPrayer team to pray for you!

2)  Ask for comfort.
Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4, NIV). I am mourning; send me Your comfort now. Wrap around Your arms around me and hold me tight. Send angels of mercy to me. Shower Your comfort on me through those around me, and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort. Amen.

3)  Ask for healing.
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, hurry to help me. Please take the consuming anguish I feel right now; take it from me and hold me in Your arms. Heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds (see Psalm 147:3). Amen.

4)  Ask for peace.
Jesus, You told Your followers, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. . . . Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:1, 27, NIV). I need Your peace. I need “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” to guard my heart and mind (Philippians 4:7, NIV). I need peaceful sleep. I ask for peaceful thoughts and emotions to rule my days and nights. Amen.

Read More: The Garden That Healed Our Grief

5)  Ask for hope.
Lord, the Bible says You are “close to the brokenhearted and those whose spirits are crushed” (Psalm 34:18, NLT). Draw close to me and rescue me. Help me not to grieve like those who haven’t discovered Your kindness and mercy, who have no hope (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13); lift me up and give me hope once more. Help me to believe that tomorrow will be better, and the next day will be easier, and that a day will come when I will feel a surge of energy and expectation for what You are doing and where You will take me. Amen.

As the prayers above suggest, you may find special comfort in reading and praying the Psalms during a season of grief. They can help you take the time to grieve well and to pray as much as you are able.

www.guideposts.org

It is never easy to find the right words of comfort when someone we know suffers the loss of a loved one. But in times of grief, a few well-spoken words goes a long way in providing some measure of peace. As a Christian, a call, a prayer and a visit often helps. Here are some sympathy, condolence messages that can help you form your own words of comfort.

Read also Prayer For Those Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones

  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us.
  • Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
    I admired for his/her strength of character and his/her faith. I will continue to be inspired by the actions he/she took and the things he/she said while he/she was alive. He/she will live in my memories.
  • I am at a loss of words, and I don’t know what to say to you to help you feel better. Please accept my condolences anyway. I’ll be praying for you.
  • I am praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you.
  • I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.
  • I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of (insert Name of deceased here.). Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his/her soul to Heaven.
  • May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
  • Please accept our condolences, just know that we are here for you, and please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
  • My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
  • I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family.
  • In this tough time in your life, may my friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort.
  • Those who are asleep will awaken on the day the Lord comes for us all.
  • We are deeply saddened by your loss, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones and may our prayers guide soul to our Heavenly Father.
  • We are saddened by your loss however, we celebrate the life of . We know she is watching down from Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • We pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement. Take comfort in friendship, prayer, and peace in love.
  • We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time.
  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. My condolences.
  • My heart is filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about the your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) passing. My most sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
  • I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here) rest in peace.
  • Dear (insert Name of bereaved here), I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.). May my condolences bring you consolation and peace during this painful time.
  • In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
  • May my condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
  • May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.
  • Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. I am available to pray with you anytime.
  • Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the comfort of God help you during this time of need.
  • Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
  • Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.
  • In the hard times caused by the departure to the angels in the sky of his dear brother, we are with our colleague (Name), with thoughts of comfort and compassion. God rest him in peace.
  • A prayer, my thoughts of love, flowers and many tears is all I can offer now, when your soul is summoned to heaven, leaving a grieving mother desolated forever. I loved you and I will forever keep you in my heart, my dear son.
  • A gentle soul ascended to heaven, leaving behind a lot of pain and anger. We say goodbye to our friend.
  • We forever support the family of (Name), now that she has been separated from the man that was a father, grandfather and father-in-law.
  • With boundless heartache, we announce the separation from our beloved father and grandfather. May God bless his soul.
  • In a time of great ordeal, we are with our colleague and her family at the separation from her loved father. May God give him eternal rest and may He put his soul where the righteous rest. Sincere condolences.
  • You went to heaven too soon, leaving behind you only tears and pain. May God rest your soul.
  • All my life I will remember your kindness and love. May God forgive you of your sins, and may you stay with the angels up there, in a place free from pain and suffering.
  • Pious homage, honor and remembrance in memory of the man who was a husband, son in law, brother, brother in law and uncle.
  • Tears and flowers will now be brought to your grave and your sad gentle eyes will be just a memory. God’s forgiveness and eternal rest come upon the man who was a husband, son in law, brother and uncle.
  • A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul rose to heaven, closer to God. The pain of losing a brother and uncle will forever remain in our hearts.
  • He left this world after a long, hard suffering, the best husband, father and grandfather. May God keep you beside him, so you may watch over us.

Best Articles and Prayers Related to Grief

Looking for even more? Why not share one of these prayers with someone who may need it.

  • Prayer for Strength After The Loss of a Loved One
  • Prayer For Those Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones
  • A Prayer for Widow
  • A Sad Heart – A Prayer Against Sadness
  • A Prayer For those suffering tragedy
  • Prayer – Life After Death

christianstt.com

Perhaps social media has increased our awareness, but chances are you or someone you know is enduring a season of grief right now: the death of a loved one, friend, neighbor or coworker.

Loss always produces grief. There is no escaping it. If you try to deny it or postpone it, it will only gather force and become more debilitating the longer you try to suppress it. That is one reason prayer is an indispensable resource for a grieving heart. While intelligible prayer may seem impossible in the early days of a deep loss, one or more of the following prayers may become helpful as the shock begins to subside:

1)  Pour out your grief.
“Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief” (Psalm 31:9, NIV). My heart is broken, my mind exhausted. I cry out to you and hardly know what to ask. All I can do is tell you how I feel and ask you to “keep track of all my sorrows. . . . all my tears in your bottle. . . . each one in your book” as I pour them out to you (Psalm 56:8, NLT). Amen.

Ask the OurPrayer team to pray for you!

2)  Ask for comfort.
Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4, NIV). I am mourning; send me Your comfort now. Wrap around Your arms around me and hold me tight. Send angels of mercy to me. Shower Your comfort on me through those around me, and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort. Amen.

3)  Ask for healing.
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, hurry to help me. Please take the consuming anguish I feel right now; take it from me and hold me in Your arms. Heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds (see Psalm 147:3). Amen.

4)  Ask for peace.
Jesus, You told Your followers, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. . . . Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:1, 27, NIV). I need Your peace. I need “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” to guard my heart and mind (Philippians 4:7, NIV). I need peaceful sleep. I ask for peaceful thoughts and emotions to rule my days and nights. Amen.

Read More: The Garden That Healed Our Grief

5)  Ask for hope.
Lord, the Bible says You are “close to the brokenhearted and those whose spirits are crushed” (Psalm 34:18, NLT). Draw close to me and rescue me. Help me not to grieve like those who haven’t discovered Your kindness and mercy, who have no hope (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13); lift me up and give me hope once more. Help me to believe that tomorrow will be better, and the next day will be easier, and that a day will come when I will feel a surge of energy and expectation for what You are doing and where You will take me. Amen.

As the prayers above suggest, you may find special comfort in reading and praying the Psalms during a season of grief. They can help you take the time to grieve well and to pray as much as you are able.

www.guideposts.org

It is never easy to find the right words of comfort when someone we know suffers the loss of a loved one. But in times of grief, a few well-spoken words goes a long way in providing some measure of peace. As a Christian, a call, a prayer and a visit often helps. Here are some sympathy, condolence messages that can help you form your own words of comfort.

Read also Prayer For Those Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones

  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us.
  • Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
    I admired for his/her strength of character and his/her faith. I will continue to be inspired by the actions he/she took and the things he/she said while he/she was alive. He/she will live in my memories.
  • I am at a loss of words, and I don’t know what to say to you to help you feel better. Please accept my condolences anyway. I’ll be praying for you.
  • I am praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you.
  • I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.
  • I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of (insert Name of deceased here.). Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his/her soul to Heaven.
  • May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
  • Please accept our condolences, just know that we are here for you, and please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
  • My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
  • I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family.
  • In this tough time in your life, may my friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort.
  • Those who are asleep will awaken on the day the Lord comes for us all.
  • We are deeply saddened by your loss, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones and may our prayers guide soul to our Heavenly Father.
  • We are saddened by your loss however, we celebrate the life of . We know she is watching down from Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • We pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement. Take comfort in friendship, prayer, and peace in love.
  • We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time.
  • After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. My condolences.
  • My heart is filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about the your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.) passing. My most sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
  • I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here) rest in peace.
  • Dear (insert Name of bereaved here), I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your (insert relationship of deceased to bereaved here.). May my condolences bring you consolation and peace during this painful time.
  • In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.
  • May my condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
  • May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.
  • Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. I am available to pray with you anytime.
  • Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the comfort of God help you during this time of need.
  • Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
  • Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.
  • In the hard times caused by the departure to the angels in the sky of his dear brother, we are with our colleague (Name), with thoughts of comfort and compassion. God rest him in peace.
  • A prayer, my thoughts of love, flowers and many tears is all I can offer now, when your soul is summoned to heaven, leaving a grieving mother desolated forever. I loved you and I will forever keep you in my heart, my dear son.
  • A gentle soul ascended to heaven, leaving behind a lot of pain and anger. We say goodbye to our friend.
  • We forever support the family of (Name), now that she has been separated from the man that was a father, grandfather and father-in-law.
  • With boundless heartache, we announce the separation from our beloved father and grandfather. May God bless his soul.
  • In a time of great ordeal, we are with our colleague and her family at the separation from her loved father. May God give him eternal rest and may He put his soul where the righteous rest. Sincere condolences.
  • You went to heaven too soon, leaving behind you only tears and pain. May God rest your soul.
  • All my life I will remember your kindness and love. May God forgive you of your sins, and may you stay with the angels up there, in a place free from pain and suffering.
  • Pious homage, honor and remembrance in memory of the man who was a husband, son in law, brother, brother in law and uncle.
  • Tears and flowers will now be brought to your grave and your sad gentle eyes will be just a memory. God’s forgiveness and eternal rest come upon the man who was a husband, son in law, brother and uncle.
  • A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul rose to heaven, closer to God. The pain of losing a brother and uncle will forever remain in our hearts.
  • He left this world after a long, hard suffering, the best husband, father and grandfather. May God keep you beside him, so you may watch over us.

Best Articles and Prayers Related to Grief

Looking for even more? Why not share one of these prayers with someone who may need it.

  • Prayer for Strength After The Loss of a Loved One
  • Prayer For Those Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones
  • A Prayer for Widow
  • A Sad Heart – A Prayer Against Sadness
  • A Prayer For those suffering tragedy
  • Prayer – Life After Death

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