Please join me in praying for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the opportunity to come before you and cast all my burdens on you. Lord, I need you right now. I am grieving, and I don’t know how to move forward. Psalm 147:3 tells us that you heal the broken-hearted and you bind up their wounds. I need your healing power right now. I have lost someone I love, and my heart is broken. I need for you to piece it back together again. Lord, send one of your angels here on earth to offer me comfort, to give me a hug, to just listen.
Help me to realize that grieving is a process, and there is no timetable. Help me to be patient with myself and help others to be patient with me during this season of grieving. Help me to know that just like Ecclesiastes 3 tells me that just as I am mourning now, there will one day come a time when I will once again dance.
Lord, even though my loved one has been taken away from me whether it was suddenly or after a long illness, that doesn’t change my grief. Help me to cry when I need to and to not feel guilty for laughing or still being alive. Help me to realize there is still a purpose in my presence here on earth.
Lord, grief is a club no one ever wants to be a part of. Help me as I’m going through this season to not stray from you. Help me to know that even though my loved one has gone, you have not left or forsaken me. Help me to remember you understand the pain of losing someone you love because you went through the experience of your son dying on the cross. Help this experience to bring me closer to you and for me to one day be able to use this season to help someone else who is grieving. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.