DEALING WITH GRIEF 33 – Prayer


PRAYER FOR GRIEF AND LOSS

When facing the loss of loved ones, prayer is sometimes the only thing that holds any type of comfort. Sometimes we ourselves loose someone close to us, and at other times we just need to pray for someone else’s loss.

Emotions like anger, disappointment, and sadness can easily move us away from GOD. It is easy for those dealing with grief to fall into so much anger they walk away from the LORD.

Blaming GOD for bad things can go well beyond emotions associated with loss into a permanent distancing from our faith.

While grief may always remain with us to some degree, prayers can help us move past the deep sense of anger and sadness into acceptance and living.

Prayer always helps us grow with GOD, and when we are grieving or watching others grieve, prayers for grief and loss can be immensely helpful.

Sometimes it is the only thing we can do for someone. Here are some prayers you can use:

A Prayer for Personal Loss

FATHER, thank You for being my Rock and my Strength. I don’t know why this happened. I know You have a plan for each of us. But right now I’m hurting, and that hurt runs deep.
FATHER, I know that You are a comfort for me, and I thank You that You are by my side through this time. It feels right now like this hurt will never go away. It feels right now like I’ll never come out of this pain.
Everyone keeps saying that time will ease what I’m going through. I feel angry. I feel hurt. I feel alone. I cannot imagine going through this without You holding me up.
Sometimes, FATHER, it’s just hard to look at tomorrow, and I just don’t know how I will get through the day without my loved one in my life. But FATHER, I thank You that you are here for me, and You will never leave me, nor forsake me.
I receive strength to take another step and to cope with the loneliness and to move forward in my life. FATHER, thank You that You are making each day a little easier. I also receive hope for tomorrow. Though I may never stop missing my loved one, I am comforted knowing that they are now with You.
Thank You, FATHER for always being here for me. In Jesus name, AMEN.

 

A Prayer for the Loss of Others

FATHER, I come to You now in Jesus name for my friend. May they receive strength and comfort in this time of deep need. Their hurt and grief run so deep. I feel so much pain for them, but I can only imagine how hard this time must be for them. I pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, they may maintain their faith in You during this difficult time.
Be their greatest Shoulder and biggest Provider during this time when daily life can be burdensome.
Grant patience from others as they work through their grief. Surround them with understanding so that they can work through all the emotions this loss brought up.
In this time when so many things get lost — bills need to be paid, homework needs to be done, etc. … grant those around them the wisdom to help keep regular life on track.
And FATHER, I receive Your wisdom to be a comfort to my friend. Let me be what they need during this time.
I receive the comforting words, the kindness in my heart, and the patience to allow the grief to take its course. Let me be part of Your Light and comfort during this time.
I pray these things in Jesus Name, AMEN!

Credits – Amanda Buys

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