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Prayer for loss of child

Gathered together on this page are several prayers for parents who have experienced the trauma of the death of their son or daughter. There is a comforting prayer for the loss of a child, a prayer for a mother who is in mourning, and a prayer for strength when grieving. May the God of all comfort embrace you in His eternal arms now as you pray and pour out your hearts to Him.

Prayer for loss of child

(a prayer of comfort for someone who has lost their son or daughter)

Abba Father,

We long to be with our dear beloved child, our hearts are heavy with deep sorrow and our breath is shallow. Please carry us, for we are overwhelmed by the pain of our grief. Words can not express the depth of our loss or the heartache we feel.

We know you are with our dear beloved son (daughter), your heart is overjoyed by him. His breath is new life in Heaven. Please come and nurture our precious one. Thank you for the hope of eternal life that he has now received.

Lord, you will keep him safe until we meet. We entrust him into your care now.


(a prayer for grieving from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

The promise of comfort

bible prayer for comfort

Prayer for grieving mother who lost a child

Dear Father,

Your Spirit carries the softness of eternity. You are the fragrance of comfort, you are the enfolding lullaby. Please encircle my dear friend in her grief. Cocoon her within your arms of love, whisper heavenly truth into her soul and keep each fragment of her broken heart safe.

When we are in pieces your presence will keep us. So I lay her in your strong arms Jesus. Come carry her. Watch steadily over her day and night. May she come to know that her beloved child is safe with you. Not lost but found, known and cherished.


(a family prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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Prayer for strength when grieving

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 prayer for comfort from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for Strength when in Mourning

A short uplifting prayer asking God for strength and hope when grieving the loss of a loved one:-

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

(Washington Irving, 1783-1859)

Prayer for Strength and Guidance

(a prayer for those going through a difficult time)

O Lord,

I give you my worries and concerns and I ask for your guidance. You see it all, the outer circumstances, the inner turmoil. I know that you understand my life, that sometimes my heart weighs heavy with trouble. Right now I lay all these things before you. I breathe in, safe in the knowledge that I am held by grace. I breathe out, knowing that I am held secure in your arms. And I wait on you. For you are all truth, you are overflowing love, you are a beacon of hope and a fortress of faith.

Lord, I choose to be attentive to your voice. May I be alert to your Spirit’s guiding as I journey onwards with you.

I love you Father. Amen.

(a prayer for strength and guidance from www.lords-prayer-words.com)