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Prayer for Comfort


If you are facing the loss of a loved one, or some other kind of shock or trouble, life can suddenly feel confusing and deeply upsetting.

Gathered together on this page are a number of resources that remind us of God's love and comfort in these difficult times. There's two modern prayers and one traditional prayer, a video on finding God's comfort in grief, and bible verses about God's consolation and reassuring presence.


Comfort me with Your love O God


Comfort me with Your love O God
Wrap me up in Your strong embrace
Shelter me from the storm O Lord
Envelop me in Your tender care

By day I pour out my heartbreak to You
By night I give you my racing thoughts

In You I take refuge
In You I will not be afraid
For you hold me strong, You hold me safe

Calm my fearful heart O God
Still my anxious mind O Lord

For all my life is found in You
All my being is given to You
All my hope begins in You


(a modern prayer about Gods comfort from www.lords-prayer-words.com)





resources on this page


Prayer for hope and strength

A short prayer for God's love and healing to come to those going through a difficult time in life:-


He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3-5 (NIV)



As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.

Isaiah 66:13 (NIV)



Promise of comfort

A promise from scripture on how God can heal those who are brokenhearted:-
bible prayer for comfort

Prayer for strength when grieving


Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
All I know is that Your grace is sufficient.
This day, this hour
Moment by moment
I choose to lean on You,
For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
I pour out my grief to You
And praise You that on one glorious day
When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
We shall walk together again.


(a modern prayer for comfort in grief from www.lords-prayer-words.com)



Prayer for Comfort when Grieving

Prayer for strength is suitable for praying if you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. With beautiful images of trees in full blossom and calming music. The words to this prayer are reproduced above::-


The Rescue

All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (The Message)


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Prayer for a Person in Trouble or Bereavement
O merciful Father,
who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men:
Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom our prayers are offered.
Remember him, O Lord, in mercy,
nourish his soul with patience,
comfort him with a sense of thy goodness,
lift up thy countenance upon him,
and give him peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)


God will calm all your fears

For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)



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