Prayer For Parents Who Have Lost A Baby
God, we may not understand the depth of grief from a parent who has lost a child. We may not know the loss of a child ourselves. Maybe we know a different kind of loss. Give us the clarity to remind ourselves that each and every life comes from you. Each child, no matter the time here, is perfectly made and loved for eternity. Let us reflect that truth back to those who mourn for the life of a child. Amen
Heavenly Father, as our parents losses weigh on our hearts and perplex us in ways we can't understand, remind us that each season of life is there for a reason. Lord, help us to have an eternal perspective and to remember that we aren't made to be happy and whole in this life. Help us to be willing to walk beside them in whatever season we are given, whether rejoicing or grieving. Lord, we ask you to break our hearts for the things that break yours.
"God, you sacrificed your son so that we and our children would transcend physical death. We know that you grieved when he was crucified and that you grieve over all the atrocities done by men -- especially in your name. You know and understand grief as you know and understand all. You know best how to comfort these parents. Lift their hearts up to you and fill them with your peace. Your understanding is beyond our human comprehension, but give them the knowledge and faith to endure even that which they can't understand. Let them be aware of you always God, and help them to remember that your Love is Life that can never really be taken away."
Lord, I don't understand but I do want to trust You, knowing that You will one day wipe away every tear from our eyes. Help me to come to terms with my loss, and although I know that I will never completely forget my pain, I pray that through it I may grow in such a way that I may become a support to others who are going through similar sadnesses and are experiencing their own deep sense of loss. So Father, into Your hands I commit my life. In Jesus' name,
Gracious God, source of life and health: Jesus came to our disordered world to make your people whole. Send your Spirit on those who are sick and all who minister to them; that when the sick enter your peace, they may offer thanks to your Great Name; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen
Lord, I pray that __________ would be filled with pleasant and joyful memories of ________. May each day bring a brighter hope of the future. May they grow closer to you through this experience. Let not their hearts turn bitter, angry or disillusioned. May they once again begin to trust. Bring them the divine comfort and assurance that can only come through your love. Amen
God in heaven, I don't want to live like this because it hurts to the core of my heart. Rescue me from this pain, set me free from the sorrow of death. I am in despair, help me to find hope in you. Remove guilt from my heart for the enemy keeps attacking my mind about the death of my child. Cover me with your glory and strengthen me to overcome the lies that the enemy is feeding my soul. Help my family and me to walk in your glorious light. In Jesus' all-knowing name, I pray. Amen.
Father God, You are my refuge and strength a present help in time of need. Lord, I need you right now. I don't know how to cope with the loss of my child. I feel so lost it is like the whole world has crashed right before my eyes, and I don't know where to put my next step. My heart hurts, and nothing makes sense to me. But I know you love me too much and you're protecting me. Be my refuge now more than ever. Help me to accept what has happened and to hold onto the fond memories that I shared with my child instead of the pain, for I know I will see them again when I come into your presence. In Jesus' mighty name, I believe and pray. Amen.