Losing loved ones is a huge deal. Whenever we lose a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, or a close friend, it is like a huge hole has been created in our hearts, and that hole will never be fully closed or healed for the rest of our lives.
We all experience varying degrees of grief when a loved one passes. Among the most painful ones is the loss of a life partner— the person we married, had a family with, and spent our lives with for many years. It is as if we’ve lost half of our heart— quite literally. (Read: How does one cope with loss and grief while in isolation?)
So for today, International Widows’ Day, join us in praying for all widows who were left by their spouses in this world, but continue to soldier on for their children and families. Let us pray for their strength, hope, and comfort.
A Prayer for Widows
Heavenly Father, let your constant love guide the lives of widows all over the world. May your faithfulness always lead them to places you want them to go.
Please help them to keep company with people who revere you and to avoid wicked people. Be their light and salvation, shelter them in their times of trouble.
Teach my children what you want them to do and lead them along a safe path. May they live to see your goodness in this present life.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer from connectusfund.org.