Prayer For Missing A Loved One

Jesus, we want to have a less hectic life. We're tired. So tired. Life feels like an out of control carnival ride, dipping, careening, swaying. We want to get off and rest! Help us this week to find ways to do just that. Bring respite and quiet where there's chaos and hollering. May You become our haven, our settled place. Forgive us for giving into worry instead of choosing to give You every single stress. We need time, Jesus. Time to reflect, rest, and rejuvenate. And we trust You to provide it. Amen.

Jesus, we seem to face far too much loss these days. In times like those, we choose to rest our heads on your sacred shoulders. Weep alongside. Lift our heads. Rejuvenate our vision. Bring us back to a place of play. Of wonder. This world is dark, but we recognize right now, in this moment, that You are glorious light. Please, please shine down on us so we can see You at work. Replace our mourning with dancing. Hold our hands, our hearts, our dreams. Amen.

Lord, we pray for those who mourn, for parents and children, friends and neighbors. Be gentle with them in their grief. Show them the depths of your love, a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven. Spare them the torment of guilt and despair. Be with them as they weep beside the empty tomb of our risen savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who brought us to birth, and in whose arms we die, in our grief and shock, contain and comfort us; embrace us with your love, give us hope in our confusion and grace to let go into new life; through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lord Jesus, I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul. I know You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. I ask that you 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.

Father, you know our hearts and share our sorrows. We are hurt by our parting from those whom we loved: when we are angry at the loss we have sustained, when we long for words of comfort, yet find them hard to hear, turn our grief to truer living, our affliction to firmer hope in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus, please be with my friend reading this prayer. You know every wound, every joy, every fear, every dream. Heal old wounds. Heal new wounds. Rejoice alongside. Alleviate every haunting fear. Fulfill God-sized dreams in Your timing (and help us be patient in the waiting). Help us all to see the power of Your resurrection this month. Give us eyes to see where new life springs in our hearts. Rejuvenate when we're weak. We need You Jesus. Amen.

Dear Lord,

You promise to be near to the broken-hearted. You promise to bind our wounds. You promise to turn our mourning to joy. You bring beauty from ashes and you restore our souls. Your promises are for yesterday, today and forever and they are for each one of us. What you say you will do, you dobut we must trust you believe you and take you at your word. We must be diligent to seek you. You desire fellowship with us. You don't just take our pain away instantly, but you use all things to work together for our good and you will use our pain to draw us closer to you and to change us to be more like you.

Grieving is not easy. It always lasts longer than we would like. No one wants to hurt and unfortunately, the only way to heal from grief is to go through itso many struggle and are so overwhelmed, they just want to wake up in heaven to escape the painthey don't feel like they can endure it and they don't want toLord, for anyone who is feeling this way, we pray for your angels to be about them. We ask that they will feel your nearness may they see a glimmer of hopehelp them to cling to your promises that you will heal their wounds and give them the oil of joy for their sadness.
Father, for every aching heart For every person who is longing to hold a loved one and can't For every person who is walking around feeling like they are missing part of themselves we pray for your Holy Spirit to fall afresh on them. May they believe that you will walk them through the dark valley and watch over them like a loving Shepherd that you will lead them to the still waters where they can drink of the Living Water that restores and replenishes the dry, parched places in their heart may they remember that you will lead them to green pasturesto the land of the living. You promise, Lord and you will not fail us. May they find the strength to trust you with their pain. May they find the courage to take one day at a time May they dare to reach out their hand in the dark and say I will trust you LordI don't see a way, but I will trust that you do.

Please bring healing and hope, Lord. In the name of Jesus we ask these things, Amen