Recovering from grief requires time and restoration of the soul. Here are 15 of the best prayers for peace and comfort after a death.
Prayer to Soothe My Spirit from the Loss of My Child
Dear Father, it will never end, will it? The pain of losing my child will truly never end. With Your help, I do believe it can get better, so please start making it better. I need Your help because I certainly can’t do this alone. My body hurts, I’m physically sick, and my whole person has left me and strayed so far away, I can’t seem to find it. When my thoughts linger too long, lift my spirits with Your soothing words, and when my tears start flooding down my face and into my hands uncontrollably, stop them with Your resounding promises of hope. Lord, control my emotions, help me to heal, and bring me to higher ground. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Give Me Grace Prayer
Dear Gracious God, I come to you begging for a moment of stillness in my tears. I am hurting so much, that I can’t focus on breathing. Come inside my mind and take over. Put Your hands on my shoulders and physically shake me out of this state. I can’t gain control by myself. I need You. Help me gather myself so I can begin to find stability. I need peace in my heart, and quietness in my mind. My thoughts are spinning…backwards or upside down, I don’t know. I can’t seem to figure it out, but I need it to stop. God please give me grace and help me. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Continuous Strength Prayer
Dear Sweet Lord, lift my spirit with Your heavenly presence. Help me to remember our good times and memories instead of dwelling on my sadness. Keep my heart strong and my will steady. Place your hand on me so that I can make it through this upsetting season of my life. I need the peace that passeth all understanding, and I ask you to fill me with continuous strength. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Promises of Heaven Prayer
Heavenly Father, keep my head lifted high and my thoughts in a happy place. Help me to celebrate the memory of our friendship and recall the years of enjoyment we were able to spend together. Keep the thought of heaven at the forefront of my mind, and help me to live for the day we are together again. Help me to work for You on Earth, storing up my treasures for heaven. Continue reminding me of the tree of life, the emerald sea, and the lovely angel voices. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer of Promise of Heaven for My Child
Lord, I won’t ask You why. I can see why You would want such a sweet person in Heaven. He was Your child before he was mine. So, while I’m down here on Earth without him, please give me peace; peace that no human can give. Supply my soul with a never-ending conversation with You. I need to know You are close enough to touch at all times. You are the only way I will make it. The promise of heaven is what will get me through, so send me hourly reminders that You’re here, and You’re not leaving. I need You to keep my weak spirit moving, and my broken heart beating. I ask these things in Your name. Amen
Finding Joy Prayer
Precious Lord, help me to make it through this trying time in my life. Remind me there is a reason for everything and a season to heal. Bless my family and friends as we walk this tough walk together and help us to try and find joy in the center of all of this hurt. Be with us as we move forward, lift us above the pain, and consistently show us ways to use this moment as an opportunity to help others in need. In Your precious name, I pray. Amen.
Dear God, allow me to work through the emotional ups and downs that I seem to be spiraling into lately. Help me to gain control before the spiral starts. Be there so You can help grasp my feelings and take hold when I’m not able. Keep me stable, strong, and centered. Show me ways to keep anxieties from taking over and teach me how to slow my feelings so they don’t build speed too quickly. Lord, give me a tranquil mind. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Give Me Happiness Prayer
Precious Lord, take my hands and lead me into clearer waters. Lead me into brighter days and happier times. I need to be pulled up out of this disparaging state that I sank into. I want to find exuberant joy and true laughter again. I need contentment and the ability to feel again. Help me. Help me to breathe easier. Take this weight that hurts so much and give me happiness like before. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Give Me Strength Prayer
Dear Loving Father, You are my lighthouse in the center of a dark and stormy sea of emotions. Please take my body and give it the strength to move out of this murky fog. Lift my feet because I can’t on my own. Show me that Your power can raise my thoughts to a better place and drench me in waves of holy water so my shattered faith can be restored. In Your name, I beg You to do these things. Amen.
Lead Me Prayer
Precious Lord, thank You for perfect healing I know You can give. I ask that You flood me in a never-ending rainstorm of Your heavenly peace. Give me love and support. Lead me. Show me what to do next with my life. Show me how to do it with part of me missing. Keep me from becoming wrapped up in fear and sadness. If I don’t respond during my moment of despair when You try to keep me on my feet, catch me when I fall. You have my trust, and I believe Your promises. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Hold Me Tight Prayer
God, as I continue through these days of sorrow, I need You to restore the joy I once had. Lead me through the darkness until I feel Your presence again. I am running from fear and doubt trying to find You, but I keep running out of air. Bring me close, hold me tight, and stop my mind from controlling my faith. My views are true, strong, and fully come from You, but they’ve left me. Help me to find them and bring my wandering soul back to reality. In Your lovely name, I pray. Amen.
Carry Me Prayer
Heavenly Father, bless my mind and body as I transform my life into something different. Help me on my way as I step into a place I have never wanted to be. Please carry me when I need You most, dry my tears, and give me comfort all along this path; this unwanted path that starts right now. Help me to regain a positive outlook for the future. Show me ways to be happy and find joy. Never leave my side because I can’t possibly do this alone. God, I need You every second. In Your sweet name, I pray. Amen.
Remind Me I Am Needed Prayer
Dear Christ, keep my head above these treacherous waters because I feel like I’m drowning. There isn’t a second that has gone by that I truly feel like this is real. Keep my mind stable, my thoughts from entering into an unhealthy state of depression, and help me to come to You as soon as my emotions start to take over. Give me a sign to know I need to come to You in prayer before I let my thoughts take me into the darkness. Lord, watch me close, don’t leave me, even in my sleep, and remind me every hour that I am loved and needed. I beg these things in Your name. Amen.
Make Me an Overcomer Prayer
Sweet Jesus, turn my sadness into laughter and exchange my tears for smiles. I need You to keep me centered on a future full of good times and successes. Help me see the blessings in days like today and remind me of the strength that comes from trying times. Let me focus on sweet memories instead of dwelling on my loss. Allow me to be an overcomer and make it through this battle while staying focused on You. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Lift My Thinking Prayer
God, please let Your will be done in my life. Lead me on to new ideas, new adventures, and new paths. Sprout happiness in my heart once again and mend my broken spirit. Help me to stay grounded on Your solid foundation of love and promises, and don’t let me slide into weariness, sadness, and loneliness. Keep my thoughts out of those deep marshes of emotions that can so easily take over and lift my thinking upward onto heavenly thoughts. Thank You for being an ever-present God. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.