Prayer For Grieving Wife
Father God, I pray for this grieving one. I pray that you would comfort them with the comfort you give. I pray that you would send supportive people into their life, so they know that they don't have to carry this burden alone. But mostly, I pray that they sense your presence. Help them to meditate on what is true. Help them to know that you are God and you care deeply for them. So much, that you are saving each little tear they shed. I pray this in Jesus' precious and holy name. Amen.
Father, I come to you with the broken pieces of my heart.
Where else can I go?
Give ear to my words, and consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help. I come to you, my King and my God. I know you hear me and I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:1-3)
Lord, who knew a person could cry so many tears?
I am worn out from groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. I am weak with sorrow. (Psalm 6:6-7)
You know me. You know me better than I know myself all of my emotions, my fear, my deep missing, my despair. I bring all of it to you.
You've collected every one of my tears in a bottle and recorded each one in your book. (Psalm 56:8)
Lord, I need the comfort only you can give. I need strength to get through this day and to take care of the tasks ahead of me. I need you to be my strength, to help me make decisions, to show me what to do today and what to let go. Sustain me as I walk through this valley of the shadow of death.
I have so many worries. Who knew grief could stir up so much fear? It's paralyzing me and keeping me from moving forward. I need you desperately, Lord. Thank you for being with me and for going before me every step of this journey. Thank you that you will never leave me and never forsake me and that your promises are true and you will be forever faithful to me. Help me trust your promises over the lies the enemy feeds me. I trust you Lord, because you are good and you do good. (Psalm 119:68)
Take my despair Father and restore to me the joy of my salvation. (Psalm 51:12). Lift my head. You are a shield around me, my glory and the One who lifts my head. (Psalm 3:3) Help me see your good today. Give me eyes to see you working in me and all around me, to know that you are hemming me in behind and before. I trust that you have a hope and a future for me, even when I can't feel it and my emotions are telling me different.
And as long as my heart is broken, Father, clean it out. I confess to you my great sin and selfishness and demanding heart and rebellion. Forgive me. Thank you for your grace and for your mercy. Thank you for loving me and for your patience. Help me see my sin for what it is and to turn from it. Help me to love others like you love them, to be humble, to wake up ready to serve and obey wherever you lead me. Do this in me, Lord, because I cannot do it myself.
But I want you. I don't want to miss any of what you have for me and so I beg you to teach me, to open my eyes to you and to give me your heart and your mind.
My broken heart lies before you Lord and I can't fix it. It hurts and this is hard. But I trust that you can fix it. I trust that you are holding me and that you will bring me through. I love you. Help me to love you more.
In Jesus' holy name, I bring these requests to your throne and wait for you, Amen.
Dear Father, Your Word reminds us that blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. You also said, that You are the one who gives and takes away. Father, as I have lost my loved one during this season, I ask that you comfort me right now and that Your heavenly angels will be dispatched around me. So, please relieve me of my anguish in Jesus Name I pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, I pray for Your peace to be upon me as I am grieving right now in this time of bereavement. Whilst it is normal for one to grieve, I pray that You will give me peaceful sleep and thoughts during this time. I pray that Your peace will transcend all understanding for me in Jesus Name. I ask that You heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds, this I ask, Amen.
Dear Father, I come to you right now because I am dealing with the challenge of the loss of my wife/husband. I ask that you bring relief from my sadness. I speak a fresh blessing in my life. Will you lessen those painful feelings and thoughts because Your Word reminds me that You are my refuge and portion and a very present help in times of trouble. Thank You Father for hearing my cry, Amen.
Dear Father, I thank You for the love that (name husband/wife) and I have been able to show one another during our time here on earth. Father, You understand the pain of loss and grief. But right now, I pray for healing from the pain of losing (name of husband/wife). Your Word says, that You are close to the broken-hearted and You save those who are crushed in spirit. I pray that Your presence, comfort and love will be with me. Father, grant help and guidance as I deal with such a loss in my life, this I ask, Amen.
Heavenly Father, Your Word declares that even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. I ask that You will help me to apply Your Word in the midst of my loss and broken situation, knowing that You are with me. I pray that You will help me to remember the power of Your resurrection, this I ask in Jesus Name, Amen.
Dear Father, I pray that you will console my heart as I grieve for my husband/wife who has gone on to glory. Please bring comfort to my heart as I remember and reflect on Your promises. I ask that as I mourn, You will give peace, security and healing in the midst of my tears. I stand and trust in Your Word, that You are the resurrection and life and that He who believes in You will live, even though they may die. Thank You Father, Amen.