9 Uplifting Prayers for Grieving Widows

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.

Prayer #1

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray that we, Your beloved people, love and care for widows and orphans and provide for them in the best they can. May we realize that providence may not necessarily be in monetary value but through pure love, caring and providing attention in words, thoughts and deeds.

May we all live our call as Christians, live our relationship with You, through caring and loving for those who are underprivileged, in this pursuit of orphans and widows. May our thoughts be pure without deceit and malice, may our love be Your light, shining in their path, giving them a life hopeful, joyful and peaceful. In Jesus’ Almighty name, AMEN!

Prayer #2

Lord Jesus, we pray for widows. Hearts broken and filled in sorrow, lonely with a companion and love, but filled with responsibilities to handle. Guard their hearts from being deceived, lured by a world in the pleasures they miss. Strengthen their hearts Lord in Your power as they approach You in daily prayer.

Help us Lord be a beacon of lights, shining your light and bringing joy in their life. May our love be pure and spotless leading them Lord Jesus to your path of righteousness.

Prayer #3

Thank you, Father God, for the time we had with our husbands. We knew love, companionship, intimacy, and pain. We were together for long enough to know how much we loved each other, but short enough to be too brief. Father, You know the pain of loss and grief. You know how devastating it is to lose someone you love. We pray for healing from the pain, and Your comfort in this loss. We pray for your presence and love to overcome us. We ask for your help and guidance as we deal with this huge loss in our lives. We know You love us and care about our lives, and ask that you fill us with Your peace, freedom, and love. Amen.

Prayer #4

Abba Father,
You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven.

We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus.

Amen.

Prayer #5

Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Your blessed name and seek Your intercession as we lift up all widows in our prayers. Torn between their own lives and the responsibilities of family, may they in You ever abide. Strengthen them, Lord, in Your power and wisdom to lean on You and persevere in their calling. May their love for You, and their love for family and duty, be their utmost importance. May they lift up all their cares, and place all their hopes, in You as, in fervent prayer, they come. Grant them Lord, a spirit of patience to persevere through their daily toils and disappointments of life.

Prayer #6

Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend
and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted,
grant us the comfort of your presence in our loss.
Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us
lest we make hasty or foolish decisions.
Send Your Spirit to give us courage
lest through fear we recoil from living.
Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace
lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret take root in our hearts.

The Lord has given.
The Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Amen.

Prayer #7

Most loving God, you know the pain and sorrow of death; mercifully hear our prayer for those who mourn the death of their beloved. The nights are lonely and the days are too long. Comfort them and bring an end to the days of tears. Bless them and bring an end to their days of sorrow. Renew them with the joy of life and bring to an end their days of mourning. Let the bond of love which you have for your people be the foundation of their hope that love never ends and that precious moments with our beloved are forever held dear in our hearts. Amen.

Prayer #8

Lord Jesus, we pray for widows who seek a life partner and have children to care for. Help them, O Lord we pray, with discernment and judgement to chose right. Help them with someone who will truly love, care and provide for her and her children as their own. May they grow in love for You Lord and each other in an bond of marriage and sacrifice for each other, the things that could make them closer, and deeper in a lifetime of love.

Prayer #9

Heavenly Father,

Most loving and gracious God, You know the pain and sorrow of death, mercifully hear our prayers for those who mourn the death of their beloved. The nights are lonely and the days are too long. Comfort them and bring an end to the days of tears. Bless them and bring an end to their days of sorrow. Renew them with the joy of life and bring to an end their days of mourning. Let the bond of love which You have for Your people be the foundation of their hope that love never ends and that precious moments with their beloved are forever held dear in their hearts.

Here is a great video from Pastor Rick Warren as he talks about how to get through what you are suffering from while being reminded of God’s love for you.

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