Prayer for the Loss of a Loved One

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today with heavy hearts, as we mourn the loss of our beloved. Lord, we know that nothing can separate us from Your love, and we trust in Your promise of eternal life.

Even in the midst of our sorrow, we know that You are sovereign and that Your will is perfect. Help us to trust in Your goodness and Your plan, even when it is hard for us to understand.

We ask that You would comfort and sustain those who are grieving, and that Your peace would fill their hearts and minds. Give them strength to face each day, and hope for the future.

Lord, we also ask for Your grace and strength for us as we navigate life without them. Help us to remember the good times and the love that we shared, and to find joy in the memories we have.

We give You all the praise, honor, and glory, for You are the God of all comfort and the one who is able to heal all broken hearts.

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.”

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Psalm 34:18 ESV

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

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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.

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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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