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Prayer for Comfort

a prayer for comfort

If you are facing the loss of a loved one, or some other kind of shock or trouble, life may be very hard for you right now and deeply distressing.

Gathered together on this page are a number of resources that remind us of God's love and comfort in these difficult times. There are prayers for those who are experiencing great loss and bereavement, a video on finding God's peace and comfort in grief, and bible verses about God's consolation and reassuring presence. There are also prayers for families and friends who are in mourning, and finding strength and healing during grieving.

Prayer for a grieving family after a tragedy

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.


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

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you

Isaiah 66:13 (NIV)

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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.

Prayer for Comfort and Healing

Abba Father,

I am yours, and you are mine.
I know I am broken, please comfort me with your love.
Gather up the little fragments of hope I have lost and keep them safe for me.
Hold me close and tight, breathe into me your beauty through creation.
Come whisper over me your words of reassurance and strength.

I am yours, and you are mine.
I know I am weak, please renew me with your restoration power.
Come fill my heart and mind with the promise of eternity and bring me slowly back to life.
Father, you are my rock, my hiding place, my shelter from the storm.
In you I wait, in you I am safe.


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

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 hope and strength

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

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The famous prayer of King David, reflecting on God's presence in hardship and death. Psalm 23 is often read during funeral ceremonies:-

The words of Psalm 23 with a beautiful lake and mountain behind

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)

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)

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.

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

Prayer for Peace and Comfort

Dear Father,

I lie in the arms of your love,
And pour out my anxious thoughts to you.
Abba, I’m choosing to rest here in the warmth of your embrace.
I give you the things I cannot face, the struggles, the trials and the fears.
Father, I will let my tears fall on you, for I know you catch every one and will never let me go.

(a prayer for peace of mind from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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