Leaning on the Lord is the best way to heal from the grief of losing a child. These comforting prayers for grieving parents will provide you with the comfort and reminder you need of God’s promises and His will for you.
Heavenly Father, I am crying to you in my trouble. Deliver me from my distress, for I am empty and lost. I don’t know what to do or how to cope with life after the demise of my child. I loved my baby so much she was my world. Lord, give me the strength to go on and help me to take one step at a time as I come to terms with what has happened. Father, hold me and console me for it is only in you that I can find the strength to go on with life. Thank you, Lord, for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ holy name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Precious in the Sight of the Lord Prayer
God, you are my strength in this time when the anguish of my child’s death surrounds me, and my grief is unending. O Lord! Deliver my eyes from this flood of tears. My child was the light of my life, yet precious in your sight as well. I love you, Lord, for you have heard my appeal for mercy. You are gracious and righteous and full of compassion. My soul will return to its rest, knowing that you are good. I pray in the name of Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen.
Dear God, I bring every grieving parent into your throne of grace. Lord, they are going through a lot of pain after the loss of their children. It is not an easy thing for a parent to bury their child. Father comfort them. Help them to continue being faithful to you even through the pain. Lavish them with your love and fill the void left in their hearts with your unconditional love. In Jesus’ powerful name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Father of Compassion Prayer
Father of compassion, my joy is gone, my grief is beyond healing, and my heart is sick within me. O God of all comfort, I am crushed and broken, and my eyes are a fountain of tears. Even so, I bless you, my Lord, for you comfort us in all our troubles, so we can comfort others. I come boldly to your throne of grace to find mercy in my time of need. You bring hope and joy to the heaviest sorrows. Thank You for covering me with compassion through this loss of my child. Amen.
Father God, You are my refuge and strength a present help in time of need. Lord, I need you right now. I don’t know how to cope with the loss of my child. I feel so lost it is like the whole world has crashed right before my eyes, and I don’t know where to put my next step. My heart hurts, and nothing makes sense to me. But I know you love me too much and you’re protecting me. Be my refuge now more than ever. Help me to accept what has happened and to hold onto the fond memories that I shared with my child instead of the pain, for I know I will see them again when I come into your presence. In Jesus’ mighty name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Our Ever-present Help Prayer
God, you are the Sustainer of our souls. We fling ourselves into your arms, for you are our ever-present help in our anguish. You are our refuge and strength through this time when our world has been turned upside-down. Thank you for being with us through the loss of our child, for being our fortress in our devastation. Our hearts are in agony, but we will be still and know that you are God. In the precious name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Father in heaven, let your grace be sufficient for me during this mourning period. Lord, knowing that I have to face each day without my child, is tough. But this is the confidence that I have, my child is in your presence where there is no sorrow or mourning. Help us to grieve as true believers of Jesus Christ, for we know that this is not the end we shall see each other in heaven. When we go through difficult times, remind us of the good times we had with our child and the joy that she brought in our lives. I honor you highly, for you are a loving Father. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Oh Lord Jesus, come to my rescue. Surround me with your love as with a shield. I am broken because of the loss of our only beloved child. Jesus, I know that you understand my pain because you went through the same and even wept when Lazarus died. You know my pain and anguish, and that is why I have come to ask you to set me free from this pain. Remind me of your unconditional love that I may go through the pain and come out a victor. Whatever the enemy intended for my downfall, Lord, use it to lift me to places I never imagined. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Through Overwhelming Sorrow Prayer
O God, who inhabits eternity, my sorrow is bitter and rising up, threatening to overwhelm me. Yet, you are my glory. You lift up my head. I cry out loud to you, and you answer me. You sustain me through these endless nights when all I can think of is my lost child. I see no limit to my misery. Arise, O Lord, and deliver me from my deep sorrow. Heal my broken heart. In Jesus’ all-powerful name, I pray. Amen.
Loving Father, grant me peace, for I am full of fear and anxiety. I rest in your warm embrace, for I know that you will never let me go. Cover me with your wings of love and grant my family and me the peace that surpasses all understanding during this trying moment as we mourn the loss of our child. Heal our broken hearts and bind our wounds. Remind us of your promises about heaven and eternity, for we know that our child is in your presence right now. Lord, help us to find a path of healing so that we can move on from our pain and continue serving you. In Jesus’ holy name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Not Abandoned Prayer
Jesus, you are the Upholder of our lives. We thank you for your surpassingly great power and comfort in our unimaginable loss of our baby. Although we are pressed hard by grief, we are not crushed. We are perplexed by how you could allow this to happen, but we are not utterly at a loss. We are overtaken by tears, but not abandoned by you. We are bowed down by this weight of dejection, but we know our baby is held in your arms. In the name of Jesus, who loves the little ones, we pray. Amen.
Mend My Broken Heart Prayer
Dear Lord, my heart is broken because of the loss of my only child. He was my special gift from you. His death has left me very confused, but I thank you for the chance you gave me to be his mother. Please mend my heart and remove all the anguish and pain that has broken it. Lord Jesus, help me to walk in your love every single day as I come to terms with what has happened. Remind me that death has been defeated on the cross, and it has no sting over my family and me because to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. As we grieve, help me to remember that all is not lost. In Jesus’ all-knowing name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Your Tender Mercies Prayer
Lord, my hope is in you. Because of your tender mercies, I will not give up. Losing my child is losing my joy, my reason for living. And yet, your light shines in my heart, reminding me that my child’s spirit is resting with you, and we will be reunited when you return. Because of this, I will never give up, and I praise you for renewing my spirit day after day. I fix my gaze on you and on eternity. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Father, I’m in a dark place, and I don’t know how to get out of it. The loss of my child has left me hopeless and helpless. My spirit is crushed, and I don’t know where to go from here. Lord, I am holding onto you, fill my heart with unbreakable joy. Help me to release all the anger that is in my heart and show me how to help my family cope with the loss. In Jesus’ loving name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Focus on Jesus Prayer
Lord, when life doesn’t make sense, it is easy to turn to other things and people instead of you. Help me to focus on you alone as I mourn the loss of my child. I am trusting in you, O Lord. Please keep me in perfect peace during this grieving period. Help me to focus on things that are above where you belong. Deliver me from this pain that is becoming unbearable. You are my redeemer and my rock. Let my words be acceptable in your sight. In Jesus’ holy name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Fill My Emptiness Prayer
Lord, I don’t know why this happened to my family. Fill my empty heart with your love and peace. Help me to rise again and soar like eagles. Ease my pain and strengthen my relationship with you during this trying time. Quench my heart with your love and let your grace sustain me during this mourning period. Thank you for the time that you gave me with my child. May you secure those memories in my mind till we meet again. In Jesus’ loving name, I believe and pray. Amen.
Window to Eternity Prayer for Our Friends
God, my eternal Rock, please comfort this dear couple in their searing grief at the loss of their baby. Help them know that you are the window to eternity. When doubt clouds their minds, make them sure of hope of immortality in you, our solid Rock. Help them know that one day they and their baby will dwell together in the city of God. Help them glimpse through your window that day when pain and sorrow are replaced by joy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
O Lord, I am so scared of facing the reality of what has just happened. I don’t want to accept that our child is no more. Help me to be strong and courageous. Wipe away my tears and get me out of this pit of denial. Lord, may I get to know how much you love me in the midst of all that is happening. Please give me the strength to praise you even when it hurts and doesn’t make sense. In Jesus’ powerful name, I pray. Amen.
Troubled Heart Prayer
Lord, you are the light of my salvation I will not fear. Even though I am going through a hard time, I put my trust in you. You are the stronghold of my life go before my family and I as we prepare to lay our child to rest. Let your steadfast love comfort my troubled heart. Help me to remember that I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray. Amen.
God in heaven, I don’t want to live like this because it hurts to the core of my heart. Rescue me from this pain, set me free from the sorrow of death. I am in despair, help me to find hope in you. Remove guilt from my heart for the enemy keeps attacking my mind about the death of my child. Cover me with your glory and strengthen me to overcome the lies that the enemy is feeding my soul. Help my family and me to walk in your glorious light. In Jesus’ all-knowing name, I pray. Amen.
Revelation of Heaven Prayer
God of all comfort, hold us close in this season of weeping. Our child has left our arms for your embrace. Our hearts are shattered, and yet we see through our tears a revelation of heaven. We see our child in blessed communion with you. We also understand, in part, what your great pain must have been when your own son, Jesus, died. We thank you for making a way through that great sacrifice. In the name of our loving and compassionate Savior, Jesus. Amen.
Your Presence Prayer
Almighty God, help my friends who have lost their only child to come to terms with what has happened. May they have constant communion with you during this difficult time and find shelter in your presence. Holy Spirit of God, teach them how to let go of the pain and allow God to reign in their lives amid the pain. Fill them with the hope of seeing their loved one again by bringing into remembrance scriptures about heaven and eternity. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Swallowed by Life Prayer
God, you are our Helper and we thank you that our child’s frail body has been swallowed by eternal life. Surely you swallow up death forever. We thank you for wiping our tears from our faces. Jesus, we thank you for destroying the one holding the power of death – the devil. We weep now, but we know we will rejoice on that great day in the future when you make all things new. Use us to share this wonderful message. In Jesus’ blessed name, Amen.
Lord, visit us today and give us faith to believe that our child who served faithfully is in your presence, and we will see him again. Remove anger and bitterness from our hearts and help us to accept the demise of our beloved child. Take away the pain and fill our hearts with your light. Help us to walk in love and fill us with joy everlasting. Lord, turn my mourning into dancing by reminding us about eternity. Let hope fill our hearts that we may look forward to seeing our loved ones again. In Jesus’ holy name, we believe and pray. Amen.
Raised Imperishable Prayer for Our Friends
O Lord, you are our Good Shepherd and we lift up this family who has lost their beloved child. Tenderly comfort them, gracious Lord. Remind them that our perishable bodies will be raised as imperishable, raised in glory, raised in power, raised as spiritual bodies. Help them remember that their child’s mortality is swallowed up by immortality and that death is swallowed in victory. Comfort them and help them to be steadfast and immovable in their faith. In the name of Jesus, our first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 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.