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Prayers for the Grieving: 15 Helpful

Prayers for the Grieving: 15 Helpful

Grieving can be very intense and can even last for a lifetime. One way or the other we have all heard of people who have died and we probably shed a few tears and move past it. However, the person closest to the deceased suffers for a longer time.

Losing someone close to you is almost like losing an important part of you. Picking up pieces and moving on can be so difficult, but as children of God, we can cover the grieving with prayers. It is only God that can supply great comfort and strength.

Here are fifteen (15) prayers for the grieving:


  1. Prayer for those Grieving.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed. – Revelations 21:4

Dear Lord, I want to take these few seconds of my day to pray for those grieving. Far or near, all around the world, I pray for your comfort to overwhelm their sorrow.

It can get hard and very tough. But God, I pray that in these moments, they will feel your love the most. It is your comfort that can strengthen them. It is your warm embrace and love that can keep them going.

So, Lord, let them feel your embrace and love all around. Give them a reason to smile in these hard times in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for someone Grieving.

Surely, he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. –Isaiah 53:4

Father, I pray for anyone who is grieving in solitude. Anyone who has locked him or herself up, and cries him or herself to sleep every day. I pray that their pain fades away. Ease their heart of the pain that it goes through each night.

Some may be looking for answers as to why it had to be them. Logical reasons may not justify, but Father you know best. I pray that you fill the gap in their hearts with your presence, your assurances, and your love, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Grieving Friend.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” -Galatians 6:2

Lord, I thank you for the life of my dear friend, (name). I thank you for the friendship and bond we share. I am grateful that I get to be a part of her life. This is a very trying time for her and I may not have the right words or the best approach to making her feel better, but I know that you do.

Your word encourages us to bear one another’s burden, so I commit her into your hands. In this period be her strength. Grant her the grace to sail through. Let her come out of this strong. It is true that she will never forget her loss, but I know you can take the pain away. Walk with her through this process and bless her dear heart in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for comfort foe a Grieving Family.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. -Matthew 5:4

Heavenly Father, I commit grieving families into your hands. We thank you for all the opportunities they have had to be with their loved ones and the memories that they have shared. I pray dear God, that you will comfort their hearts.

Father, we understand that death is inevitable, we would all have to come and meet you in heaven one day. So, I pray that you will comfort families that have had dear ones leaving to meet you already. I pray for this great assurance for them, that they know that their loved one is in a better place in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Bereaved Families.

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. – Romans 14:8

Abba, I pray for families who are bereaved. They may be going through pain and trauma they do not speak about. So Lord I pray that you will be with them through this healing process. Please calm their hearts and heal their pain in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Father as children of God, I pray that they will come to appreciate that even our death is unto you because we are yours. I pray also that they will rest assured, that death is not the end of it but rather a beginning of a lifetime with our maker, in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer to maintain sanity for the Grieving.

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. -Proverbs 12:25

Father, I pray for the grace to maintain sanity for the grieving. I ask Lord that they recover from grief. I pray that they do not lose themselves and fall into depression.

I know you see their inner struggles to appear all right, so Father I pray that in the midst of their grief, help them to remain sane. May they not lose themselves O God. May they get to have a good mental balance through it all. Give them strength and cause them to remain strong, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayers for the Grieving

  1. Prayer for the Grieving to Remember your Love.

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. -1 John 4:9

Dear God, sometimes when we are in pain and a situation hurts so bad, we tend to forget your love. We become overwhelmed by the questions we want answers to, to the extent that we question your love. But I pray O God, cause the grieving to remember your love.

Let them remember you love them so much and you are able to cause all things to work out for their good. Let them remember, that you died on the cross for their sins because of this love, and you would do it again if they were the only ones in existence.

May they not doubt your love for them in the name of Jesus have I prayed, Amen.

Related: 15 Helpful Prayers for the Loss of a Loved One.

  1. Prayer for the Grieving to remain Faithful.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! – 1Chronicles 16:11

O God of my salvation, I humbly ask that you help those grieving to remain in the faith. May they not get discouraged in the faith because of their loss, but rather let their faith be strengthened, knowing that one day they will see their loved ones again.

In their sorrows assure them of your presence. Even when it does not make sense, grant them the strength and the grace to continue to seek your face. I also pray Lord, for those who are on the verge of turning away from their faith, I pray that there will be a change of mind and of heart in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Grieving not to forget God’s Goodness.

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. -Psalm 103:2

Father, may the grieving not forget your goodness. I pray that in the moment of their grief you will cause them to remember the good things you have done and continue to do. May they see your goodness even when they are sorrowful.

May they not be like the Israelites who forgot you whenever they were faced with a difficulty. Cause their hearts to remember, despite their pain. I know that you will also remember their gratitude and even bless them more. Thank you, Father, in Jesus’ name.

  1. Prayer for Joy in the Home of Grieving Families.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”-Romans 15:3

Lord, I stand in the gap for grieving families today, and I pray that instead of sorrow you will fill their homes with heaven’s joy. Fill their homes with so much Joy and peace in the name of Jesus.

Let there be joy they cannot describe, just like the kind of peace that you give, in the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Grieving who carry the Blame for their Loss.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm34:18

Lord Jesus, I pray for everyone who feels at fault for their loss. Everyone who feels they could have done something better or differently to have stopped their loved one from dying but failed. I pray to God, for grace to heal.

I pray that you will mend their heart and ease their minds. Father, send them the comfort and the hugs that they need and grant them the grace they need to pull themselves together in the name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Strength for the Grieving.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalms 73:26

Dear Lord, thank you that we can come to you for strength when we do not have any. Father, I ask for strength for those who have had a loss. I ask that you will strengthen them once again.

Where their own strength fails them, lift them up. When their heart is faint, encourage them through your precious Holy Spirit May they not be broken and downcast. Give them a reason to rise to their feet again in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Peace to Prevail in the Homes of Grieving Families.

Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. –John 14:27

Father, as you have said in your word, you give peace, not like that of the world, but your kind of peace that surpasses understanding. I pray for grieving families today, that peace may prevail in their homes.

May their loss not be a reason for division but rather, let it be a reason for unity. Where there is confusion, let your peace reign. I speak peace and unity into their home, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Comforting Prayers to Pray over Your Grieving Child.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9

Heavenly Father, I pray for every child who has lost a parent or both, I pray that you will be like a father unto them just as it is written in your word, that you are a father to the fatherless.

Please fill that void in their hearts and bless them with guardians who will want the uttermost best for them. May they be loved and not rejected. May they be covered and sheltered. May they be provided for. May they be strengthened. May they also receive a lot of love, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Grieving Parents.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. –2 Corinthians 4:17-18

I pray Father, for parents that have lost their children. Lord, please comfort them even as they go through this face. Comfort their hearts, and give them hope and assurance that they will see their children again.

I pray also that they will rest assured that their children are in your bosom and they will get to see them again. Strengthen them Lord and I ask again dear Lord, that you will comfort their dear hearts, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.


According to research, there is no time period for which the grieving can get over their loss. In fact, sometimes, the grief gets deeper as time goes by. These powerful prayers for the grieving will be comforting for those who are grieving.

Some are never the same again, so it is very important that we remember our friends and loved ones who are bereaved. We must cover them with prayers and love, so that God can heal their gentle hearts and strengthen their minds, hearts, and bodies in Jesus’ name, Amen.

SCRIPTURE OF HOPE: Thessalonians 4:13-14
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

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