Almighty and Everlasting God,
We come before You with heavy hearts, as we have lost a loved one. We profess our trust in Your goodness and faithfulness, even in the midst of our pain and sorrow.
Even in the midst of our grief, we acknowledge Your sovereignty and the perfection of Your will. Grant us the grace to trust in Your goodness and Your plan, even when it is difficult for us to comprehend.
We humbly ask You to comfort and sustain those who are grieving, and to grant them Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Grant them strength to face each day and hope for the future.
Lord, we also ask You for Your grace and strength as we navigate life without our loved one. Help us to remember the good times and the love that we shared, and to find joy in the memories we have.
We pray that You would be with us as we grieve, and grant us the grace to continue on in life without our loved one by our side.
All these things we ask in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 34:18 ESV
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Revelation 21:4 ESV
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”