Prayer For Death Of A Father
Time has stopped. How can it possibly carry on when the sudden loss of my loved one has overcome me? Darkness fell. Where is the light they brought each day and the warmth of their embrace? Joy buried. My heavy heart feels empty, lonely, frozen by the fragility of life taken. And yet I still come to you Lord in this timeless, dark and frozen place where my heart resides. Time stopped when you took your final cry, your last breath of great suffering. Darkness fell, as your Father had to turn, to wait, to suffer a separation from you his beloved son. Joy buried with you in the tomb, hopeless, finished cold. And yet I know that you arose from that heartless, lonely and frozen place. You rose to life and extinguished the power of death. Thank you that my loved one has arisen with you into heavens glorious light. Thank you that right now they are alive in this place of incomparable beauty and eternal love. Lord Jesus, in you I trust. Amen.
Comfort me with Your love O God Wrap me up in Your strong embrace Shelter me from the storm O Lord Envelop me in Your tender care By day I pour out my heartbreak to You By night I give you my racing thoughts In You I take refuge In You I will not be afraid For you hold me strong, You hold me safe Calm my fearful heart O God Still my anxious mind O Lord For all my life is found in You All my being is given to You All my hope begins in You
Abba Father, May your love hold me together as I grieve for my own father. It is such a great loss to me, such a painful and empty place to be. Help me to entrust him to your Kingdom, may I have eternal vision that is full of promise. Please help me to remember good times with great thankfulness and hold each memory deep in my heart. You are my heavenly Father and you are his heavenly Father, and you love him as I love him. Help my heart to rest in this eternal love. Amen.
Time is in your hands, O Lord
You place the sun and moon.
You turn the tides of ocean deep
So you can hold me safe in grief,
You can hold me safe.
Eternity is always there
Around us everyday.
From every seed that grows a tree
Creation sings of life redeemed,
In Christ we are redeemed.
Love is yours, it bears your mark,
Your imprints everywhere.
Each tender word I shared remains
Love lives beyond our fleeting frame,
It lives beyond our frame.
My precious one runs to your arms
I trust them to your care.
You catch my tears and help me see,
The hope of Heaven's glorious light,
The hope of Heaven's light.
Words can not express
How much I feel for you,
And how greatly
I pray for you,
To find some heavenly peace
In this hard time.
Come wait here, come dwell here with me. I hide in your presence, and rest in the grief.
I lost so much when dad passed away, his comfortable arm around my shoulder, his generous love of me. Lord, stir up these wonderful memories and help me to soak in that warmth. And when I am chilled by his absence, please cover me with your love and surround me with your arms.
Fill up my dreams with the hope of Heaven, my mind with the promise of truth. Give me the vision to trust that my father is safe now with you. Lead me to new springs of life to enjoy, until I too come home Lord to you.
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
send your holy Angel to watch over this grave.
Through Christ our Lord.
Holy Mary, pray for me.
Saint Joseph, pray for me.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.