Prayer for Grief

Heavenly Father,

I come to You in the midst of my grief and pain. I am hurting and struggling to understand the loss that I have experienced. I know that You are the God of all comfort and that You understand my pain and sorrow.

I ask that You would be with me in this difficult time, that You would wrap Your loving arms around me and hold me close. I pray that You would give me the strength and grace I need to face each day and that You would bring healing to my broken heart.

I trust in Your faithfulness and Your goodness, even in the midst of my suffering. I pray that You would use this time of grief to draw me closer to You and to help me grow in my faith.

Thank You for Your love and Your presence in my life. I trust in You and I trust in Your plan for my life.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 34:18 ESV

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

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Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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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.

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

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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.”

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