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Prayers for Comfort in Loss: 15 Awesome

Prayers for Comfort in Loss: 15 Awesome

Losing a loved one leaves us in despair, heartbroken, and sad. Sometimes, these feelings can last for several months or even years, as the case may be.

At times like this, we need God’s comfort and healing to come out of grief.

We can lay our suffering on God through our supplication and receive comfort from Him, who has commanded us to cast our anxieties on Him.

Do you bear the grief from the demise of a loved one? I have created prayers for comfort in loss.

These prayers will comfort your heart and help you find peace and healing in the arms of a loving God who cares for you.

Below are Prayers for Comfort in Loss.


  1. Prayer for Comfort in Time of Loss.

Isaiah 30:18 (NIV) – Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion, for the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

Loving God, thank you for showering me with your love since birth. I appreciate your never leaving or forsaking me despite my failings.

Although I am hurting right now from the pain of losing ____, I will not fret because I know you will comfort my heart. Replace this feeling of anguish in my heart.

May your love overwhelm my heart and grant me peace and healing. Above all, restore me to wholeness.

Thank you, dear Lord, for hearing my prayers and granting my request.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Loss for a Friend.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we have received from God.

Heavenly Father, you are the God who comforts us in all our troubles. You also allow us to go through pain to comfort others in their grief.

Please help me comfort _______ in his despair. Please fill me with the right words to strengthen him and give him the courage to move on.

On your part, dear Lord, do what no one can do for him; comfort him in ways I can’t.

Lastly, bring him lasting healing so that his current pain will be a forgotten thing.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Comfort You in Grief.

John 16:22 (NIV) – So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again, and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

Faithful God, thank you because you are the comforter of the afflicted.

I’m also grateful that you supply us with our needs according to your riches and glory, including our emotional needs.

Lord, you know how enormous the pain in my heart is over _____’s demise.

Please assist me in taking solace in your word that says you will see us again, and we will rejoice, and no one will ever take away our joy.

In the meantime, please comfort me with your loving care and make me smile with hope. And give me the peace I need at this time.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Grieving Friend Who Lost Mother.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Everlasting God, in these troubled times, may my dear friend who’s grieving the loss of her mom find comfort and peace in you. Strengthen and uphold her with your righteous hand.

Father, make your healing promises manifest in her life, especially at this grief time. Above all, I pray that your abiding presence remains with her so she will not be dismayed.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort for Grieving Loss of Father.

Psalm 34:18 (NIV) – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Heavenly Father, I come to you with my heart heavy with grief. My dad meant everything to me, but now he’s no more, and the misery that has seized my heart is overwhelming.

Lord Jesus, you are the only one who comforts and heals me from this anguish.

Therefore, I ask that you remove all the pain, bitterness, resentment, and regrets that have seized my heart. And help me find solace in you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Time of Sorrow and Loss.

Nahum 1:7 – (NIV) – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Compassionate God, your word proclaims your goodness and how you are our refuge in times of trouble. I am yet to come to terms with the fact that ____ is indeed gone from the face of the earth.

Father God, please comfort me in this sorrowful state. Surround me with people who will be of encouragement to me and help me recover.

Put a fresh hunger for your word in my heart, and as I study to find comfort in my pain, may the Holy Spirit do the miraculous in my heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Those Hurting from Loss.

Job 5:11 (NIV)  – The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety

Our Father in Heaven, I bring all those grieving the loss of a loved one to you. Your word promises to lift those who mourn to safety and comfort them.

Therefore, I ask that you soothe their pain. Ease all the burdens in their hearts and give them the strength and courage to accept the new normal.

Lord, in accordance with your promise, heal their broken hearts and fill their hearts with your peace that surpasses all understanding.

Give them the fortitude to bear their loss and the strength to move on with their lives stronger than ever.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

  1. Prayers for Comfort and Strength.

Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV) – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Everlasting God, your word says that you give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak.

Please, let there be a performance of this word in this time of anguish.

I’m emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted from the ceaseless tears. Help me accept the reality of _____’s demise and heal me.

May I find solace in your loving embrace and reassurance in your word. Lastly, may your grace strengthen me to withstand this challenging time.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Comfort When Grieving Loss of a Child.

Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Omnipotent God, you took my precious child from me, but I refused to ask you why. Instead, ask that you uphold me through this season.

Do not let this grief consume me. Help me trust your perfect will and the truth that nothing happens without your consent.

Give my family and me the grace to grow from this misery. In no time, give us the strength to remain resilient and reasons to smile again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort When You are Grieving a Loved One.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV) – Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Righteous God, the death of _____ has weighed me down so much that I feel numb.

Please ease this pain and show me a token for good even amid this season of misery. Uplift my spirit from this pit of despondency and fill me with hope and transcendent peace.

Lastly, Sovereign Lord, comfort me, heal me where I need healing and strengthen me in my weakness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Friend’s Healing and Comfort from Grief.

Psalm 55:22 (NIV) – Cast your cares on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

Merciful God, in your compassion, grant _____ from his pain and comfort from anguish in the way only you can.

At this time that it may seem he’d never get over the agony, reassure him of your divine assistance always available to all those who call upon you.

May your refreshing love calm, comfort, and heal him even amid this storm. Lastly, uphold and surround him daily with your ever-increasing grace until he recovers fully.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort When Time Doesn’t Heal a Broken Heart from Loss of a Loved One.

Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) – … God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Heavenly Father, I ask that you please help me because I’m still struggling to get over the loss of _____.

Time has passed, yet I still feel the anguish like it was yesterday even though it’s been a while since _____ died.

Dear Jesus, time hasn’t healed my broken heart one bit, even though people often say that time heals all wounds.

If this wound has lingered because I didn’t invite you to share in my grief, so I ask that you please forgive me.

Come now and help me; heal my broken heart and set me free from this pain and anger suffocating me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Comfort and Hope.

Psalm 9:9 (NIV) – The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Almighty God, assist me in finding consolation from my pain in you. Comfort me amid this loss and give me reasons to live again.

I know that without you, I can do nothing; that’s why I ask that you ease the burden in my heart and fill me with beautiful hope again.

Lastly, I pray that affliction will not rise again in my life and family.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Comfort and Strength.

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Gracious God, your word admonishes all who labor and are heavy laden to come to you and receive strength from you.

Hence, I am here before you asking that you take away my grief and give me rest.

I pray that you comfort me during these challenging times and help me remain strong amid this bereavement.

Above all, strengthen me and cause your peace which surpasses all understanding to possess my mind.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer For Those Mourning.

Matthew 5:4 (NIV) – Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Sovereign God, thank you for your assurance of comfort in our time of grief. Your word says blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

May this infallible word of comfort also be expressed in the lives of all who are currently bereaved.

Dear Lord, in your love and compassion, comfort them in mourning and help them find rest.

Also, give them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved one and the strength to stay hopeful under their change comes.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.


When we lose a loved one is the time we need God’s care and comfort the most. His grace is sufficient to bring hope and restore lost joy to those who grieve.

These prayers for comfort in loss will help you seek God’s peace, love, comfort, and healing in grief.

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