Prayer For Someone Who Has Lost A Child


Help us today to get over the memories and pain involved with having been betrayed by someone we loved and we thought loved us. Thank you for keeping us in perfect peace, regardless of circumstances beyond our control. We turn the hurt and pain over to you, cleanse our hearts and renew our spirits.

In Your Name, the Name above all names we pray. Amen and Amen.


I've been betrayed by someone and I feel angry, sad and devastated. These feelings are consuming my thoughts and I feel miserable. I call upon Your love to lift me up and remind me I am worthy of being treated with love, honor and respect. I am learning that what You created within me cannot be altered, harmed or threatened by another person. If I choose to hold on to my feelings of pain and judgment, I will not feel the safety of Your love, or experience the happiness and abundance I deserve. I'm willing to trade these miserable feelings for the peace that You have for me. I'm willing to forgive this person, release my grievance and turn this over to You. As I choose to forgive, I open myself to receive Your enormous blessings and miracles. I gladly exchange this pain for the freedom and happiness I deserve.

Thy will be done. Amen


As I move forward with other relationships in my life, help me not to punish those who have goodwill toward me by assuming that they will betray me like people in the past have done. Help me to trust the people I know who are treating me well. If it is Your will, please help me to rebuild trust in the relationship of the one who hurt me, if they choose to reconcile with me. It will be a difficult process, but with Your grace I will work hard to create a foundation of trust in relationships.


Dear Merciful Lord,

Thank you for your gift of forgiveness. Your only Son loved me enough to come to earth and experience the worst pain imaginable so I could be forgiven. Your mercy flows to me in spite of my faults and failures. Your Word says to clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. (Col. 3:14) Help me demonstrate unconditional love today, even to those who hurt me.

I understand that even though I feel scarred, my emotions don't have to control my actions. Father, may Your sweet words saturate my mind and direct my thoughts. Help me release the hurt and begin to love as Jesus loves. I want to see my offender through my Savior's eyes. If I can be forgiven, so can he. I understand there are no levels to your love. We are all your children, and your desire is that none of us should perish.

You teach us to let the peace that comes from Christ rule in our hearts. (Col. 3:15) When I forgive in words, allow your Holy Spirit to fill my heart with peace. I pray this peace that only comes from Jesus will rule in my heart, keeping out doubt and questions. And above all, I am thankful. Not just today, not just this week, but always. Thank you for the reminder, Always be thankful. (Col. 3:15) With gratitude I can draw closer to you and let go of unforgiveness. With gratitude I can see the person who caused my pain as a child of the Most High God. Loved and accepted. Help me find the compassion that comes with true forgiveness.

And when I see the person who hurt me, bring this prayer back to my remembrance, so I can take any ungodly thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. (2 Cor. 10:5) And may the confidence of Christ in my heart guide me into the freedom of forgiveness. I praise you for the work you are doing in my life, teaching and perfecting my faith.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Lord, I know you want me to pray for this person. You already know how difficult this is for me and at this point, I really don't want to (remember, you don't have to sugar coat it. He already knows). But Lord, I pray your will in this person's life. I pray they turn to you for direction and forgiveness and see how much they have hurt me.

Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective, and a heart to want to forgive. I ask for patience while you work your will and to show me how to be the loving Christian you have called me to be.

Lord, when I have no where to go, I turn to you. You are the rock that I stand on so help me to find my strength. I am weak from suffering and I have no where else to turn. Only you can restore honor to my name as I have been falsely accused. My spirit is shattered but help me to find hope in you.

Lord, when I open my eyes each day, help me to feel your presence. Help me to keep in step with your Holy Spirit and be counseled by your word. My heart aches and I am worn out from crying. Please help me rise out of my hurt and sorrow.

Thank you Lord for reminding me of your faithfulness. Though this pain is overwhelming at times, I am encouraged to know that you have equipped me with just what I need to deal with it. Because of you, I can and will endure it according to your purpose for my life.A