There are few things in life more difficult than experiencing the loss of a loved one. If you have experienced the death of someone close to you, or if you know someone who has, you know that grief can be overwhelming and painful. The good news is that with time, patience and understanding, it’s possible to heal from this kind of loss. Below are some ways to help yourself through grief:
Powerful Prayers For Someone Grieving
1. Dear Lord, I pray that you comfort _____ in this time of grief.
Dear Lord, I pray that you comfort _____ in this time of grief.
Please fill them with peace.
Help them to feel strong.
Give guidance and understanding to their heart and mind.
Give wisdom about what they should do now, tomorrow, and always after this day has passed. Give hope so they can see beyond this pain they feel today and into a new future where life is once again full of joy and happiness instead of sadness, sorrow, and pain caused by the loss of someone special in their lives today or yesterday but who will be truly missed every single day until we meet again someday when it’s our turn for heaven on earth; for then there will be no more tears just eternal joy without end! Amen!
2. Father God, sometimes we don’t have all the answers as to why something happens but I pray that you will hold me (us) close during this time.
Father God, sometimes we don’t have all the answers as to why something happens but I pray that you will hold me (us) close during this time.
- I pray for strength to get through the tough times.
- I pray for comfort and peace.
- I pray for hope.
- I pray for strength to accept the loss and move on with my life
3. Father God, I pray for you to provide peace and comfort for _____ as they face the loss of their loved one.
When someone you love has died, it can be difficult to know what to pray for them. You might feel like your prayers aren’t enough or that they’re not being heard. While some people naturally have greater faith than others and may have a stronger belief system when their loved one passes away, everyone grieves differently. It’s important to remember this and to allow yourself the opportunity to learn more about how your loved one experienced death after their passing.
Your prayers should address these four areas: peace, comfort, strength/courage, faith strengthened/hope strengthened/love strengthened
4. Heavenly Father, I know there are no words to take away the pain and hurt, but I pray for Your comfort and peace.
Heavenly Father, I know there are no words to take away the pain and hurt, but I pray for Your comfort and peace. May You bless this person with strength in these times.
May she feel Your presence and know that You are with her.
Let her be comforted by Your love, O Lord.
5. I ask that you bring people into my (our) life to show your love and grace in our lives and help us continue on this journey.
I know you are with us, Father. I ask that you would bring people into our lives to show your love and grace in our lives, and help us continue on this journey.
My husband feels alone in this. Please send women who will befriend him and encourage him with their stories of grief, who will understand what he is going through because they have been there themselves. Send someone who has lost a child or parent or spouse so that my husband does not feel alone in his grief or ashamed for having feelings of anger towards God for taking away his child too soon.
Please show me how to love my sister-in-law even more than I already do; teach me how to reach out to her when she needs it most—even if it means stepping out of my comfort zone at times—because there may be some things she cannot talk about with others (including herself), but there are also some things only another woman can understand!
6. When it seems like everything is falling apart around me, help me look up to see what You’re doing around me.
Take a moment to remember how much God loves you. He knows what it’s like to be in your shoes. When you feel like everything is falling apart around you, help him look up to see what he’s doing around you.
God is always there for us and always with us, no matter our circumstances or struggles—and he wants us to know and believe this! When we look at things through his eyes instead of our own, the world can become a brighter place than we could have ever imagined.
It’s so important for us not only to remember that God has good plans for our lives but also that he has good plans for others as well; even if circumstances seem bleak right now, it doesn’t mean that someone else isn’t going through something worse at this very moment!
7. Help us not feel alone and deserted when we feel like the world has forgotten or doesn’t care about us during our most vulnerable times.
When you’re grieving, you feel like the world has forgotten or doesn’t care about you. You might feel abandoned, alone, and deserted by everyone around you. These prayers can help you through those times when it feels like no one cares about what’s happening to your life.
Help us not feel alone and deserted when we feel like the world has forgotten or doesn’t care about us during our most vulnerable times.
8. Help us remember the love of (name) who we miss so deeply today and always.
Let us remember the love of (name) who we miss so deeply today and always.
We know that nothing will bring him/her back, but help us heal and find comfort in knowing that he/she is at peace with you.
Help us find the strength to move forward with our lives, remembering that death is not the end, but a new beginning into eternity with You and Jesus Christ.
Forgive all those who have hurt or betrayed him/her during his/her life on earth; let them know they are forgiven by You now and forevermore.
Let all of their loved ones – those who cared for him/her when they needed help, those who depended on him/her when they were sick or needed assistance – be comforted by this knowledge as well.
9. These prayers help me cope with losing loved ones
These prayers will help you with your loss. They will help you cope, they’ll give you hope and peace. You can pray to God for comfort and strength when things are hard; He will listen to you.
You may also want to consider reading through these prayers when there is a special occasion where someone has lost someone close to them, such as Christmas or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or Easter Sunday (Eve).
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. You need to find what works best for you and your situation. That being said I hope this list of prayers has helped you find some peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.