Prayer for Grieving

Dear Lord,

I come to You today with a heavy heart, as I grieve the loss of a loved one. I know that You are the God of all comfort, and I trust that You will be with me during this difficult time.

I ask that You would give me the strength and the courage to face each day and that You would be my rock and my refuge. I pray that You would comfort me in my sorrow and that You would help me to find peace and hope in the midst of my pain.

I know that You are the God of all hope, and I trust that You have a plan and a purpose for my life. I pray that You would use this time of grief to draw me closer to You and that You would use my loss to bring about good in the world.

I trust in You, O Lord, and I know that You are always with me. I give You all of my grief, and I ask that You would use it to bring about Your will and Your purpose in 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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Romans 8:28 ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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Psalm 147:3 ESV

He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.

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James 1:2-4 ESV

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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Psalm 23:4 ESV

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

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