Prayer For Family After Death Of A Child
O Lord, I am so scared of facing the reality of what has just happened. I don't want to accept that our child is no more. Help me to be strong and courageous. Wipe away my tears and get me out of this pit of denial. Lord, may I get to know how much you love me in the midst of all that is happening. Please give me the strength to praise you even when it hurts and doesn't make sense. In Jesus' powerful name, I pray. Amen.
Almighty God, help my friends who have lost their only child to come to terms with what has happened. May they have constant communion with you during this difficult time and find shelter in your presence. Holy Spirit of God, teach them how to let go of the pain and allow God to reign in their lives amid the pain. Fill them with the hope of seeing their loved one again by bringing into remembrance scriptures about heaven and eternity. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
Lord, visit us today and give us faith to believe that our child who served faithfully is in your presence, and we will see him again. Remove anger and bitterness from our hearts and help us to accept the demise of our beloved child. Take away the pain and fill our hearts with your light. Help us to walk in love and fill us with joy everlasting. Lord, turn my mourning into dancing by reminding us about eternity. Let hope fill our hearts that we may look forward to seeing our loved ones again. In Jesus' holy name, we believe and pray. Amen.
Father, I'm in a dark place, and I don't know how to get out of it. The loss of my child has left me hopeless and helpless. My spirit is crushed, and I don't know where to go from here. Lord, I am holding onto you, fill my heart with unbreakable joy. Help me to release all the anger that is in my heart and show me how to help my family cope with the loss. In Jesus' loving name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Oh Lord Jesus, come to my rescue. Surround me with your love as with a shield. I am broken because of the loss of our only beloved child. Jesus, I know that you understand my pain because you went through the same and even wept when Lazarus died. You know my pain and anguish, and that is why I have come to ask you to set me free from this pain. Remind me of your unconditional love that I may go through the pain and come out a victor. Whatever the enemy intended for my downfall, Lord, use it to lift me to places I never imagined. In Jesus' name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Lord, when life doesn't make sense, it is easy to turn to other things and people instead of you. Help me to focus on you alone as I mourn the loss of my child. I am trusting in you, O Lord. Please keep me in perfect peace during this grieving period. Help me to focus on things that are above where you belong. Deliver me from this pain that is becoming unbearable. You are my redeemer and my rock. Let my words be acceptable in your sight. In Jesus' holy name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Lord, you are the light of my salvation I will not fear. Even though I am going through a hard time, I put my trust in you. You are the stronghold of my life go before my family and I as we prepare to lay our child to rest. Let your steadfast love comfort my troubled heart. Help me to remember that I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. In Jesus' name, I believe and pray. Amen.
God, bring comfort and peace. Peace is your essence. Peace is your name. Bring peace to this family who has lost their precious child in death.
We come to you, God because we know that you sorrow, and are acquainted with grief. You too have endured the loss of a child. You empathize.
We can't help but ask, Why? Forgive our insistence, our confusion, even our anger. We believe that you are just, and we ache to understand how this tragic death is an expression of that justice, how it expresses your love. We also know in our minds at least that you seldom answer the why? question. We press you, but on these matters you are mostly silent.
What we ask instead is how? How can we move forward? How can this bring us together and not tear us apart? How can we now live under the shadow of this untimely death? Answer this prayer with your comfort and guidance.
There is no way to remove the pain. The grief is real. The only sanity is to know, to believe, in a life beyond with you, when all the scales are righted and the sufferings are made good. We trust you and your promise that while this child's life on earth is done, his life beyond has just begun. With that release we lose him and let him go into your arms, then by faith receive in return the boundless comfort of your presence. That is all, that is enough. In Jesus.