After experiencing a deep loss, grief can take several years to process. These uplifting prayers for grieving widows will help the individual spiritually and emotionally recover during this time of deep heartache.
Loving God, my heart is torn into a thousand pieces. I don’t have anyone to turn to but you. My husband was everything to me, and now he is no more. The bible says that you are a husband to widows. I choose to see you as my husband from today onwards. Heal my heart from all this pain that I am carrying in my heart and help me to accept the passing away of my dear beloved husband. Please give me the strength to endure all that I am going through and help me to fight the good fight of faith. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Father to My Children
Father of Mercies, my heart breaks for my children. They loved their father so much, and now he is no more. I honestly don’t know how to help them come into terms with his demise. Lord, take over and be their father, for you are a father to the fatherless. Show them how much you love them that they may turn to you in their distress instead of the pleasures of this world. Let your loving-kindness be upon their lives forever. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
God our Great Provider, I bring all widows into your hands. Please help them to abide in you forever even as they go through this difficult time. May they lean on you and see you as their provider. Lord, meet them at their point of need. Open financial doors for them that they may be able to provide for their families. Give them divine strength when they are worn out and remove the fear of tomorrow from their hearts. Thank you, Lord, for taking care of them. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Lord Jesus, my Savior, I offer my prayers to you today. In you, dear Lord, I put my trust. Please save me from this pain that I am going through, don’t let me fall after the death of my husband. Teach me your ways that I may live according to your truth. Lord, lead me in the right direction and protect my children and me from the schemes of the enemy. You are my defense; keep my children and me safe from traps that have been set before us. Please help us to dwell in your secret place and find refuge in you. Cause us to prosper and rescue us from danger. Bless us with peace every single day. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, let your constant love guide the lives of widows all over the world. May your faithfulness always lead them to places you want them to go. Please help them to keep company with people who revere you and to avoid wicked people. Be their light and salvation, shelter them in their times of trouble. Teach my children what you want them to do and lead them along a safe path. May they live to see your goodness in this present life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Save Me Prayer
Everlasting Father, you are my God, I put my trust in you. I am always in your care, save me for I have lost hope since the day my husband died. Save me from bitterness and anger that has filled my heart. I am worn out by worries about the future; I am terrified by thoughts of being alone for the rest of my life. Save me by your power, set me free from anxiety. Lord, I trust you completely for you never let your beloved children to be defeated. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Lord of Unfailing Love, losing a husband is very painful. Starting life over without the person you love the most is challenging, but God, I know that with you, all things are possible. I draw near to you, Lord, and I know that you will draw near to me, according to your word. Look upon other widows and me in the world with kindness. Help us to find love in you alone. Save us from sinking in the pleasures of the world and desires of the flesh. May we place our hope in you always and continue to ask for help from you Lord day and night. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
O Lord of Joy, I am drowning with sorrow, I am sinking deep in pain, and the issues of life are about to drown me. Answer me, Father God, because of your great love, comfort my heart and help me to accept what has happened. As we lay my husband to rest, help me to find strength in you, and to find refuge in your wings of love. Lord, I will praise you with songs even when it is hard, I will proclaim your greatness by giving thanks to you. Thank you for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Cover Me Prayer
Glorious Father, help me now. Please give me the strength to accept that my husband is now in your presence. Be my secure shelter as I come to terms with what has happened. I will always praise you for you have always protected me since I was young, and you will continue protecting me when I am old. Cover me with your wings and protect my children and me from unexpected dangers. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.