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Prayer For Grief And Healing

Perhaps it is because of social media, but it’s likely that you or someone you know is going through a difficult time due to the loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor, or coworker. In this article we’ll discuss short prayer for grieving friend and comfort prayer for loss of loved one.

Inevitably, there will be tears shed after a loss. There really is no way around it. Delaying or ignoring it will only make it stronger and more incapacitating in the long run. This is why prayer is such a vital support system for a broken soul. In the early stages of grieving, it can be difficult to form coherent prayers, but as time passes, you may find comfort in one or more of the following:

Prayer For Grief And Healing

Dear God,

I’m writing to you in prayer because I need your help. I’m going through a very difficult time right now, and I don’t know what to do.

My grandmother died recently, and it’s been so hard on me. She was my best friend, and I feel like part of me died too when she did. Since her death, everything has changed for me—I feel lost without her.

I don’t know how to cope with this feeling of emptiness inside of me. It’s like there’s an empty space where my grandma used to be, and I just can’t seem to fill it up with anything else. It hurts so much to think about not having her around anymore; it hurts even more knowing that she’ll never come back again.

I miss her so much! But what hurts the most is that she won’t ever be able to see me grow up into the woman that she wanted me to become—she won’t get to see my wedding day or any other big milestones in my life.

Please help me find peace during this difficult time! Show me how you would want me to deal with this loss so that someday when someone else has gone through something similar (as

Dear Lord,

Please bless my family and friends who are grieving. They need your strength. Please help them find comfort in their grief. Help them to know that you are with them, even when they cannot feel your presence. Give them the strength to face each day, and give them peace at night when they dream of the one they have lost.


Dear God,

I don’t know why this happened. I don’t know what I did to deserve it. But I know that I need help getting through this.

Please give me the strength to carry on without [person name]. Please give me the courage to face each day without him or her by my side. Give me the hope that one day I will see them again in heaven, where there is no pain and no sorrow.

And please comfort those who are grieving alongside me: my family, my friends and colleagues, and anyone who knew [person name] well enough to have been affected by their loss as well.

Dear God,

We come before you today in the midst of our grief. We ask for your guidance and strength in this time of sorrow. Help us to remember that this is not the end, but only a new beginning. Give us the courage to face what has happened, knowing that we can take comfort in your presence even when we cannot see you. And please bless those who have suffered a loss as well as those who are now left behind to mourn their passing.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen

Dear God,

I come before you today, asking for your help in healing my broken heart.

I am aching inside, and I know that you are the only one who can mend this pain.

Please comfort me with your love, and fill me with peace.

Help me to let go of all my sadness, anger and fear, so that I may move forward with my life.

Dear God,

I pray for [name] who is grieving the loss of [person’s name]. I know that you have a plan for their life and that you will provide them with comfort during this time. Please help them to feel your presence and know that they are not alone. Give them strength to continue on their journey and help them to heal from this loss.

I pray for [name] who has died. May you rest in peace knowing that you are loved by God. You will be missed by all those who knew you, but we will never forget your kind heart and gentle spirit.

Dear God,

I’m so sorry for your loss. I know it’s hard to feel like you’re not alone in this world, and I want to remind you that you are. I can’t imagine how painful it must be to lose a loved one, but please know that I am here with you and will always be supporting you through this time.

Dear God, we are so saddened by the loss of [name] in this community.

We pray that you will provide comfort to those who are grieving, and give them strength to carry on.

May we learn from this tragedy as well, and use our grief as a catalyst for change.

Dear God,

Please take away my grief.

It’s too much for me to bear.

I feel so much sadness and pain,

And I can’t handle it anymore.

Please help me forget this terrible time in my life.

Dear God,

I just want to thank you for hearing my prayer. I know that you are always there for me and I am so grateful for this. I have been going through a lot of hard times lately, but I know that you will help me overcome this. You have given me so much and I can’t wait to see what’s next in store for me. Thank you again for everything!

Short Prayer For Grieving Friend

God the Father,

To my mourning friend, I send my condolences. I pray that You will give her strength to get through this difficult time. We appreciate Your assurance that You will be with her every step of the way as she navigates the tunnel of grief. Allow her to feel the comfort of Your presence rather than the crushing despair of those who have given up hope.

Grant her discernment as she plans and executes the event, and the maturity to deal with any unforeseen challenges that may arise. Take care not to endanger her emotional wellbeing. I ask that the peace you give her would spread to those around her and help her remain calm even as the tensions around her rise.

Father, I trust that You have divine insight into what my friend needs most spiritually and emotionally at this time. Help her ease into a healthy routine of solo time and social interaction. Share God’s Word with her and see what happens. Communicate your affection for her through the actions and words of another person. Make it so that she can take comfort in the world God made for her to enjoy occasionally.

We give You thanks for being the God of consolation, the One who has us in the palm of Your hand. Your Word promises that the end of death is near. However, I thank You now for comforting my friend and letting her sleep.

AMEN. In the name of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:4
Those who suffer loss are blessed, because they will receive solace.

The First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:13
We don’t want you to grieve like the rest of humanity, who have no hope for the dead, so we want you to know everything there is to know about our ancestors who have passed on.

Comfort Prayer For Loss Of Loved One

In the midst of the storms in my life, Father, I am comforted to know that you are always with me. To put my trust in you is to never be ashamed, as your word promises. Hear my cry for help as I seek solace from the loss of a loved one. Please allow me to feel your presence and draw strength from it. Put some cheer back into my heart. Please, Lord, have mercy on me and help me. Face me and let me rest in peace. Thanks be to God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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