Prayer For Grieving

Jesus, my Savior, my friend. You are the resurrection and the life! You wept at the loss of Lazarus, yet You are capable of overcoming death and the sorrow of death. Help me as I feel despair, to find hope in You.

Mend the broken-hearted. Reward us with the consolation of Your presence and Your love. Set us free from this burden on our hearts, dear Lord. Help us to emerge whole and brand new as the circumstances strengthen us.

Even in the midst of my grief, I declare that all I pray for will come to pass, in Jesus mighty name, Amen!!

Dear Lord,
I come to you now for my friend who is hurting. I ask you to give him/her strength and comfort in this time of deep need. His pain and grief run deep. My heart breaks for him, but I can only imagine how difficult this time is for him. I pray that you help him maintain his faith during this difficult time, so that he can depend on you.
Lord, you can be his strongest shoulder and biggest provider. At this time when daily life can be so burdensome, please give him patience as he works through his grief.
Surround him and his family with understanding so that they can work through all the emotions this loss has stirred up. In times when life is chaotic to manage--when bills need to be paid, homework needs to be done--let your grace sustain him through day to day life.
And Lord, permit me to be a comfort to my friend. Help me to give him what he needs during this time. Let me have comforting words to share, kindness in my heart, and patience to allow grief to take its course.
Let me shine your light and impart your comfort during this time.
I pray all these things in Jesus' holy name.

Dear Lord,
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.

Lord, I know that you are a comfort for me, and I pray that you continue to be by my side through this time. Right now it feels like this pain will never go away. It feels like I'll always be stuck here hurting. Everyone keeps saying that time will ease what I'm going through. But that's hard to believe.
I feel angry. I feel hurt. I feel alone. I don't know if time will help me, but I know you will. I cannot imagine going through this without you holding me.
Sometimes, Lord, it's hard to think about tomorrow. I don't know how I will get through this day without my loved one in my life.
Lord, please be here for me. I ask for your strength to take another step. I need you to help me cope with the loneliness so that I can move forward in my life.
Please, Lord, help make each day a little easier. Continue to fill me with hope for tomorrow. I know I will never stop missing my loved one, but it helps to imagine them with you.
Thank you, Lord, for always being here for me.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.

Loving Lord, I am filled with grief and sadness at the loss of my precious loved one, and yet that pain is tinged with gold, knowing that they trusted you as their Saviour and that they are now in Your presence.

I know that I am going to miss this precious one, who has been my strength and my joy for so long, and thank You for the wonderful times we had together.

Often Lord, I expect my dear one to just be there, or walk through the door - and then I remember that they have gone home to be with You. At times this is quite hard and yet I know that I do not have to grieve as those that have not hope in Jesus, but rejoice knowing that the day is coming when we will be together with You and You will wipe away all tears from our eyes. But at the moment Lord, my loss is like an open wound and I pray that You will heal my brokenness and the loneliness I feel. Draw me ever closer into Your arms of love, my Lord and my God.

Thank You for all You are to me and may I rest in You. In Jesus name,


Loving Lord and Heavenly king, I want to lift up some dear friends of mine that are going through much grief at the moment and are finding it so difficult to come to terms with all that has taken place in the last few days.

I humbly ask that You would come to them and provide the comfort they need to come to terms with all that has happened. Give them the strength to face the reality that things will never be as they were.

Lord, I know that their grief seems to be overwhelming them and I am hurting for them, and do not know what to do to help and so I am coming to You to in prayer, to ask that You will meet each of them at their point of need and help them to turn to You at this sad time.

I pray that as the day passes, Your healing touch will comfort and succour them in this time of distress and may this be a thing that causes each of them to draw closer to You, knowing that You alone can heal the broken-hearted and bring joy out of pain.

Thank You, Lord, for being there for me and into Your hands I place each one of these dear ones who have such sadness in their hearts. I know in Whom I believe, and am confident that You will bring good out of this situation. To You be all the praise and glory,


O God, I come to You filled with hurt and sadness and even anger because of my great loss. Lord, I know that You have a plan for each of our lives, but I am in such pain and grief that it is hard to focus on the truth that You do care and that You have had to face deep grief and loss too. Lord, my hurt and pain runs deep and I feel that my heart is breaking. I ask you to touch my hurting heart.

I know, Lord, that You are the God of comfort and that You have been with me every step of the way. I ask You to draw ever closer to me at this time for I feel that my whole world has been shattered.

I find it hard when people who don't understand try to say words that they think are comforting but sometimes it makes the hurt even worse and I feel hurt and so very, very alone.

Lord, I know it is true that in time the pain will lessen but please be with me, hold me close and steady me, for I know that without You I could not face another day, another hour.

I keep thinking about that song we used to sing when I was younger, never a heartache, and never a groan, never a teardrop, and never a moan, ever a danger but there on the throne, moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Hold me Lord I pray, and keep me moment by moment,
Moment by moment I am kept in Your love,
Moment by moment I've life from above,
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine

Thank You Lord that You are my God,


Loving Father, I am finding it so hard to even get up out of bed to start the day, knowing that I have to face it alone and without the one I love so dearly. I know that without Your grace and sufficiency I could never get through the day, but I thank You that You have promised to be with me and to provide me with Your strength for today as well as bright hope for tomorrow.

I can't imagine tomorrow being anything but a day filled with pain, as I do not have my loved one beside me, but I ask that in Your grace You will give me the strength to get through today, step by step, knowing that You are there to carry me, even when my heart seems to fail from the grief and pain that I am going through.

Thank You. that You have promised to carry our pain and thank You that Your grace is sufficient for every eventuality in our lives. Give me the strength to cope with the loneliness I feel and help me to move forward in my life-plans, knowing that You are with me, to support and strengthen.

Give me hope for tomorrow, for my hope and my trust is in You, Lord. Hold me close I pray, and thank You for always being with me and the great comfort that I have in knowing You, as my own dear Saviour and friend.


Lord Jesus, I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul and that You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. Draw near to Your many children who are facing times of sadness and loss, and draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.

Thank You that You are wonderfully good to all who wait for You and seek You, and I pray that those of my brothers and sisters in Christ who, for whatever reason, are facing times of grief and hardship in their lives, that in Your grace and mercy You would draw very close to each one and gently carry them on Your shoulders, as a Shepherd carries a little lamb that has been torn by the briars.

Be close to all that are grieving today I pray, and flood their souls with hope, knowing that underneath are Your everlasting arms.

Give me a heart that is sensitive to those that are grieving, the wisdom to know when to speak words of comfort or when to keep silent. And Lord, I also pray that You would use my life to be a channel of encouragement and hope, through whom the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will flow into their hearts, to heal and help.

Thank You, Lord, that You are a God that answers prayers.