I come before You today with a heavy heart, as I am struggling with the loss of a loved one. It feels as if a piece of me is missing, and the pain of their absence is overwhelming.
But I know that You are sovereign and loving, and that nothing happens outside of Your will. I trust that You are working all things together for good, even in the midst of this difficult time.
Please give me the strength and comfort I need to make it through this season of grief. Help me to find hope in the promise of eternal life, and to trust that my loved one is now with You in heaven.
I pray for their soul, that You would surround them with Your love and grace. I pray that You would use their passing to bring about good in this world, and to draw others closer to You.
Lord, I also pray for their family and friends who are grieving alongside me. Please be their comfort and strength as well. Bring us all closer together in love and unity during this time of loss.
Thank You for Your faithfulness and love, even in the face of death.
I pray all of these things in the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 34:18 ESV
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 147:3 ESV
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
John 14:1-3 ESV
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
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.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.