The death of a loved one can be a hard thing to cope with, even if you know they are in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Here are 25 uplifting prayers for dealing with death.
Comfort Me Prayer
Heavenly Father, You are a very present help in times of need. I need Your help. You are the Father of mercies, and God of all comfort. You comfort us in all our tribulations. Father, I am mourning, send me Your comfort now. Heal my brokenness. Wrap Your arms around me and carry me through this season. Calm my fearful heart, O Father. Thank you, for victory is my portion. In Jesus’s name, I do pray and believe. Amen.
Give Me Peace Prayer
Jesus, my Savior, thank you, for You are concerned with every detail of my life. Jesus, I am grieving. My heart is troubled. Grant me peace of mind, and calm my heart. Jesus, You give peace that surpasses all human understanding. Flood my heart with your peace. Hold my hand and help me to rise from this turmoil. Thank you for giving me peace. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Give Me Strength Prayer
Father of Compassion, my help comes from You. You walk with me through all seasons. Father, I am very weary and sorrowful. I pour out my grief to you and praise You, for You will help me. Everlasting King, you give strength to the faint. Your word says that those who wait on You, You shall renew their strength. Renew my strength, Father. I choose to lean on you for when I am weak, in You, I am strong. Thank you for answering my prayer. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Heal My Heart Prayer
Jesus, the Great Physician, thank you for being in my life. You are a friend like no other. You heal the broken in heart and bind their wounds. Jesus, my heart is broken for the loss of my loved one. I run to You, Jesus, for You will help me. Heal my heart and fill me with Your joy again. Thank You, Jesus, for hearing me and making me rejoice again. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Renew My Hope Prayer
Everlasting Father, I thank You, for You love me unconditionally. My hope comes from You, dear God. My hope in You is the anchor for my soul, both sure and steadfast. Father, I feel hopeless at this time of loss. You give hope to the hopeless and cause them to rise again. Renew my hope in You. I refuse to throw away my confidence in You. You are the only one who gives true meaning to life. Thank You for helping me to hope again. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Rest in the Storm Prayer
Loving Father, You are almighty and all-powerful. When we call, You hear us. You are the one who delivers us in all our troubles. Father, I come to You in this stormy season of loss. Calm this turbulence in my life Father, and give me rest. Remind me that You are always with me in the storm, and the waters will not overwhelm me. Help me to remain calm in this season. Thank You for giving me rest. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Give Me Grace Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank You, for nothing will ever separate me from Your love which is in Christ Jesus. Dear Lord, I am in a season of loss and I need Your grace to sail through. You tell me to come boldly into your throne of mercy, that I may find grace and mercy in my time of need. Father, give me the grace that I need in this season. In Jesus’s mighty name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Gods’ Presence Prayer
My God and My Father, You are God in all seasons of life. I acknowledge Your power and might. Father, I am in a season of loss and I need Your presence in my life. In your presence, there is fullness of joy. Draw me closer to You by Your Spirit, O God, and give me victory. Hide me under the shadow of Your wings. I thank You for Your presence in my life. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Moving Forward Prayer
Dear Lord, I adore You, for You alone are God. I thank You, for there is a time and a season for everything in life. There is a season to cry and a season to laugh. I am in a season of grieving. Father, help me to move forward. Give me the grace and strength that I need. Restore my joy. I know You have great plans for my life, and there is beauty ahead. All things work for good to those who love You. Thank You for my future. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Fill the Emptiness Prayer
Loving Father, I thank and praise You, for You are my God. You are the one who created me. You are the only one who can fill the emptiness in my life. I am weak and drained, my spirit cries with sadness. Father, fill the emptiness in me with Your life. All things happen for a reason and I know it shall be well with my life. I shall be still and know that You are my God. Thank You for filling my life with Your fullness. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
God of Loving Devotion, You created me for Your glory. I come before Your throne as your child. I am overwhelmed by loss and grief. I choose to trust in You to accept the things that I cannot change. I know You love me and You are with me in this season. Sometimes situations are too had to take, but I accept them all. Father, give me the grace to accept and overcome my fears. I believe it is done. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Overcome Trauma Prayer
Sovereign Lord, You are God and You reign. Nothing is impossible with You. Father, I come before Your throne of mercy. I am traumatized by the death of a loved one. Dear God, nothing is impossible with You. Father, remove this distressing event in my mind and give me freedom. I release myself from this trauma for whoever You set free, is free and free indeed. Thank You, Father, for answering my prayer. Amen.
Overcome Fear Prayer
Dear God, I thank You, for Your mercies are new every morning. Your love for me is endless. You care about my well being irrespective of my situation. Father, I am fearful. You have not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. Therefore, I reject fear in my life and I claim my freedom by faith in Jesus’s name. Father, I cling to You, for I know you will never leave me nor forsake me. Amen.
Overcome Anger Prayer
O Jehovah, My God, I worship You for who You are. You are worthy of all honor and praise. I am angered by the loss of a loved one. Father, I know that anger is not from You. You give peace that surpasses all human understanding. I know that my anger does not produce Your righteousness. Therefore, O God, deliver me from anger and give me perfect peace. I declare by faith that anger has no place in my life. Thank You for answering my prayer. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Wipe My Tears Prayer
Heavenly Father, I come to You in tears. My heart is wounded and I am cast down. You are a merciful God. Your mercies are new every morning and great is your faithfulness. Dear God, wipe away my tears and comfort me on every side. Uplift my broken spirit. Give me hope. I choose to trust in You. Your word says that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Thank You for unspeakable joy. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Prayer in Time of Need
Righteous Savior, You are all-powerful. Our help comes from You, maker of heaven and earth. You are our very present help in times of trouble. When I am weak, You are my strength. I need You in my life during this trying moment. You always make a way where there is no way. Send me help from Your sanctuary. I trust in Your power, dear God. Comfort me on every side and give me victory. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
God, My Light in the Darkness, You are God from beginning to the end. I magnify and exalt You for You reign. Father, I am feeling depressed. I come to You for I am heavy-laden, give me rest. Those who call unto Your name are delivered. Father, deliver me from this depressing situation. Give me peace of mind, and rest for my soul. Thank You, Father, for You hear when I call. Your mercies endure forever. In Jesus’s name. Amen
Jesus, Miracle Worker, You are worthy to receive all the glory and honor. In my desperation I cry unto You, my God, for my rescue will come from You. Arise, O God, and deliver me from this turmoil. Though I feel miserable, I know Your ears are always open to my cries, carry me through. I believe You will put a new song in my mouth. Withhold not your tender mercies from me. Thank You for answers to my prayers, O God. Amen.
Overcome Anxiety Prayer
All-Powerful God, I adore You, for You are God. You are my rock and my fortress. Father, I am so anxious and confused. When I am overwhelmed, lead me to a rock that is higher than I. Your word says I should not be anxious for anything, but to give thanks to You in all situations. I rebuke the spirit of anxiety in Jesus’s name. Joy is my portion from now on. I thank You, Father, for You have done it. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Time of Trouble Prayer
Everlasting King, I praise You today. You are my refuge in my time of trouble. Have mercy upon me, O Lord. Consider my trouble which I suffer, and deliver me. Wrap me in Your feathers and hide me in the shadow of Your mighty wings. Though I may be sorrowful, I choose to trust in You. You will never leave me, nor forsake me. You tell me to call You in times of trouble and You will deliver me. I believe in Your word. Thank You, for it is done. Amen.
Guide Me Prayer
Mighty Father, You are there for me from the beginning to the end. You hold time and seasons in Your hands. I am in a distressing season and I need Your help. You make me lie down on green pastures and lead me beside the still waters. Lead me in the next step that I should take towards my inner healing. Help me to lean on You, with my whole being. Give me clear guidance. In Jesus’s name, I pray and believe. Amen.
Uphold My Life Prayer
Loving Father, I give You all the glory that is due to Your name. You are the lifter of my life and my soul. I surrender my life to You during this turbulent season. You are the fountain of life. Breathe Your life on me and cause me to rise again. Father, help me to realize that You are with me at all times. You uphold those that fall, and raise those that are bowed down. I choose to be still and hold onto Your promises. Thank You for lifting up my life. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Overcome the Dark Moment Prayer
Dear God, I praise and honor Your name in this dark moment. Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. Arise for my help, and redeem me. In the darkness, You are my light. Cause me to arise and shine again. I may not understand how everything will work out, but I trust in You. I do not see a way, but I know in my heart that You will make a way for me. I hold unto Your unfailing love. Cast away my darkness and show me Your will. In Jesus’s name. Amen
Overcome Stress Prayer
Loving Father, I praise You today. I thank You for the price of freedom that was paid for me on Calvary. I feel stressed and emotionally drained. My soul is like a stormy sea. You are my help and my salvation. Your word assures me that You are always with me. I cast my burdens at Your feet. Please give me rest. Restore my soul and let me rejoice again. I thank You for victory, for I wholly trust in you. Amen.
Ease My Pain Prayer
Lord, my Refuge, I praise Your greatness. Your mercies endure forever. Father, during this painful moment, I put my trust in You. The pain is unbearable. Look upon my affliction, and deliver me. I will not be discouraged. Please cradle my life in your hands, and take me through and beyond this painful season. I thank You, for Your grace is sufficient for me. Thank You for relieving my pain. In Jesus’s mighty 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.