Whether it is foreseen or unexpected, losing a loved one is the most painful thing to deal with. It is unbearable and feels like torture. Anyone would feel hopeless and helpless after losing someone close to their heart.
It may take a long time to accept it, heal, and move on. Just give yourself time to grieve, don’t rush the process. Remember that you are not alone. God is always with you through the darkness and suffering. You also have your relatives and friends to support and comfort you. (Read: 4 Spiritual Prayers for Dead Loved Ones)
In times of mourning and sorrow, it is important to communicate with God. Ask for strength and hope that will lessen your pain and help you move forward. Let His power heal and comfort you through these prayers.
A Prayer for Comfort When You’re Grieving
Father, grant me gospel joy; help me to rejoice in Christ even as I grieve. Envelope me with the peace and comfort only you can provide. As the days move into months, may this burden lessen. As the months move to years, use me to encourage and bless someone else who must walk a similar path. Help me to point them to you as the God of all comfort. I know that you are always with me and that your love never ceases. Help me to find refuge in you and nowhere else.
A Prayer for When Grief Makes Praying Hard
Jesus, my pain is so deep. My anger is fierce, my fear is crippling. And then in the midst of all of these emotions, numbness sets in. I struggle to know how to pray or where to begin! So I’m going to remind myself of the truth. I know you are here with me in my grief. I know you are mending the brokenness in ways I can’t always see. Lord, hold me in your arms, take this pain and help me bear it. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Jesus to Comfort
Jesus, You know what it is like to feel that God has abandoned you. You know the pain and loss better than anyone else. Come to us now and let us feel your presence. We know that you are close to the brokenhearted and comfort those who mourn. Help us to let you into our grief, to give you our anger and doubt. Jesus, pull us out of the void. In your name, Amen.
Prayers from crosswalk.com.