We come to You today with heavy hearts, as we grieve the loss of our loved one. Lord, You tell us in Your word that You are close to the brokenhearted and that You save those who are crushed in spirit. We trust in Your promise of eternal life and the hope of one day being reunited with our loved one in heaven.
We ask that You comfort us during this difficult time and fill us with Your peace and understanding. Help us to trust in Your perfect will and to find hope in the midst of our sorrow. Lord, we also ask that You give strength and grace to those who were close to our loved one, and that You be with them as they grieve.
We thank You for the time we had with our loved one and for the memories we will treasure forever. We ask that You give us the strength to let go, and the grace to move forward, relying on You every step of the way.
We pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen
Suggested Bible Readings
John 14:1-4 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. And you know the way to where I am going.”
Psalm 34:18 ESV
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
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.
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.”
John 11:25-26 ESV
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”