15 Comforting Prayers for Grieving Parents

Leaning on the Lord is the best way to get over the grief of a parent. 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.

Prayer #1

Jesus,
I am empty, you cradle me.
I am lost, you find me.
I am trapped, you release me.
I am without, you fill me.
I am mute, you hold me.
I am bereft, you console me.
I am adrift, you anchor me.

Prayer #2

Dear Lord,
I come to you now for my friend who is hurting. I ask you to give him/her strength and comfort in this time of deep need. His pain and grief run deep. My heart breaks for him, but I can only imagine how difficult this time is for him. I pray that you help him maintain his faith during this difficult time, so that he can depend on you.

Lord, you can be his strongest shoulder and biggest provider. At this time when daily life can be so burdensome, please give him patience as he works through his grief.

Surround him and his family with understanding so that they can work through all the emotions this loss has stirred up. In times when life is chaotic to manage–when bills need to be paid, homework needs to be done–let your grace sustain him through day to day life.

And Lord, permit me to be a comfort to my friend. Help me to give him what he needs during this time. Let me have comforting words to share, kindness in my heart, and patience to allow grief to take its course.

Let me shine your light and impart your comfort during this time.

I pray all these things in Jesus’ holy name.
Amen.

Prayer #3

Father, grant me gospel joy; help me to rejoice in Christ even as I grieve. Envelope me with the peace and comfort only you can provide. As the days move into months, may this burden lessen. As the months move to years, use me to encourage and bless someone else who must walk a similar path. Help me to point them to you as the God of all comfort.

I know that you are always with me and that your love never ceases. Help me to find refuge in you and nowhere else.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Prayer #4

Loving Father, I am finding it so hard to even get up out of bed to start the day, knowing that I have to face it alone and without the one I love so dearly – I know that without Your grace and sufficiency I could never get through the day – but I thank You that You have promised to be with me and to provide me with Your strength for the day as well as bright hope for tomorrow.

Prayer #5

Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4, NIV). I am mourning; send me Your comfort now. Wrap around Your arms around me and hold me tight. Send angels of mercy to me. Shower Your comfort on me through those around me, and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort. Amen.

Prayer #6

Console me Lord as I grieve today. Give me Your strength, Heavenly Father. Remind me of Your promises. Comfort me when loneliness strikes and I feel lost. I pour out my heart to You today Lord, for I am broken, shattered and weary.

Heavenly Father, I need You. I am crying out in desperation, in search of that peace that will soon emerge as I cling to You.

Prayer #7

Time is in your hands, O Lord
You place the sun and moon.
You turn the tides of ocean deep
So you can hold me safe in grief,
You can hold me safe.

Eternity is always there
Around us everyday.
From every seed that grows a tree
Creation sings of life redeemed,
In Christ we are redeemed.

Love is yours, it bears your mark,
Your imprints everywhere.
Each tender word I shared remains
Love lives beyond our fleeting frame,
It lives beyond our frame.

My precious one runs to your arms
I trust them to your care.
You catch my tears and help me see,
The hope of Heavens glorious light,
The hope of Heavens light.

Prayer #8

Dear Lord,
Please help me in this time of loss and overwhelming grief. Right now it seems like nothing will ease the pain of this loss. I don’t understand why you’ve allowed this heartache in my life. But I turn to you for comfort now. I seek your loving and reassuring presence. Please, dear Lord, be my strong fortress, my shelter in this storm.

I lift my eyes to You because I know my help comes from You. I fix my eyes on You. Give me the strength to seek You, to trust in Your unfailing love and faithfulness. Heavenly Father, I will wait on You and not despair; I will quietly wait for your salvation.

My heart is crushed, Lord. I pour out my brokenness to You. I know that You will not abandon me forever. Please show me Your compassion, Lord. Help me find a path of healing through the pain so that I will hope in You again.

Lord, I trust in Your strong arms and loving care. You are a good Father. I will put my hope in You. I believe the promise in Your Word to send me fresh mercy each new day. I will return to this place of prayer until I can feel Your comforting embrace.

Although I can’t see past today, I trust in Your great love to never fail me. Give me Your grace to face this day. I cast my burdens on You, knowing You will carry me. Give me courage and strength to meet the days ahead.
Amen.

Prayer #9

O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, hurry to help me. Please take the consuming anguish I feel right now; take it from me and hold me in Your arms. Heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds (see Psalm 147:3). Amen.

Prayer #10

Father, we ask You to send Your peace to those persons who are mourning. Continue to surround them with family, friends and loved ones who will offer words of comfort. Give them sweet and restful sleep. Father, remove the spirit of heaviness, and give them garments of praise. In due time, bless their lives to overflow with laughter and joy again. As they take refuge in You, please help them to put their trust in You. Holy Spirit, we ask that You settle the hearts and minds of those who are feeling any guilt, resentment, bitterness, or anger. Help them not to look back but to press forward.

Prayer #11

Jesus, my Savior, my friend. You are the resurrection and the life! You wept at the loss of Lazarus, yet You are capable of overcoming death and the sorrow of death. Help me as I feel despair, to find hope in You.

Mend the broken-hearted. Reward us with the consolation of Your presence and Your love. Set us free from this burden on our hearts, dear Lord. Help us to emerge whole and brand new as the circumstances strengthen us.

Even in the midst of my grief, I declare that all I pray for will come to pass, in Jesus mighty name, Amen!

Prayer #12

We pray for all whose lives
have been touched by tragedy,
whether by accident
or a deliberate act.
For those who mourn,
immerse them in your love
and lead them through this darkness
into your arms, and light.
For those who comfort,
be in both the words they use
and all that’s left unspoken;
fill each heart with love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
whose own suffering brought us life,
here and for eternity. Amen.

Prayer #13

Lord, the Bible says You are “close to the brokenhearted and [You rescue] those whose spirits are crushed” (Psalm 34:18, NLT). Draw close to me and rescue me. Help me not to grieve like those who haven’t discovered Your kindness and mercy, who have no hope (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13); lift me up and give me hope once more. Help me to believe that tomorrow will be better, and the next day will be easier, and that a day will come when I will feel a surge of energy and expectation for what You are doing and where You will take me. Amen.

Prayer #14

God of love and mercy,
embrace all those
whose hearts today
overflow with grief,
unanswered questions
and such a sense of loss.
Grant them space
to express their tears.
Hold them close
through the coming days.

Prayer #15

Our Father in heaven, may Your Name be honored. There is none greater than You. You are our refuge and strength. You are always ready to help in times of trouble. We praise You, Lord. We lift our hearts with praise. It is good to sing praises to You, our God; how delightful and how right! Lord, You are great and mighty in power. Your understanding is infinite. We thank You, Father, for the life of our loved one(s) who have gone on to be with You. Thank You for their time on earth and the impact they had on our lives. We are thankful to You and we bless Your Name.

Life throws many challenges our way. This video from Pastor Rick Warren will provide you with encouragement to get through the difficult times no matter how hard it may seem.

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