A Christian Prayer for Comfort After Loss

Prayer for Comfort in Loss
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Loss can come upon you suddenly, overwhelming you with grief. For Christians, as for anyone, it’s important to give yourself time and space to accept the reality of your loss and lean on the Lord to help you heal.

Consider these sure words of comfort from the Bible, and say the prayer below, asking the heavenly Father to give you new hope and the strength to go on.

A Prayer for Comfort

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.

Bible Verses for Comfort in Loss

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18, NLT)
The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!"
The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD.
For the Lord does not abandon anyone forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion according to the greatness of his unfailing love. (Lamentations 3:22-26; 31-32, NLT)
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