Prayer for the Grieving

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today with heavy hearts, as we grieve the loss of our loved one. We trust in Your sovereignty and Your promise of comfort and peace for those who mourn.

We ask for Your Holy Spirit to surround us during this difficult time, to bring us comfort, and to help us navigate the days and weeks ahead. Give us the strength to face each day with courage and grace.

We thank You for the time we had with our loved one and the memories we will always cherish. We know that You are sovereign over all things, including death.

We trust in Your promise of eternal life through Your Son, Jesus Christ, and we look forward to the day when we will be reunited with our loved one.

We ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ. 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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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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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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