The Loss of a Loved One Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today with heavy hearts, as we have lost a beloved member of our family. Though their physical body has passed, we trust in the promise of eternal life through Your Son, Jesus Christ.

We humbly request Your comfort during this difficult time and ask that You grant us the strength and courage to face each day. We acknowledge that You are sovereign and that all things happen according to Your divine plan. Help us to trust in Your will and to find peace in Your sovereign purpose.

We give You thanks for the time we shared with our loved one and for the memories that will forever be treasured. We also give You thanks for the hope of eternal life and the promise of one day being reunited with our loved one in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ.

In Jesus’ name we pray, 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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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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1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

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Revelation 21:3-4 ESV

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 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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