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Prayers for the Loss of Father: 15 Helpful

Prayers for the Loss of Father: 15 Helpful

The demise of a father can leave anyone devastated regardless of what age it occurred.

During painful moments of grieving, it’s important to turn to family, friends, and, most importantly, faith for support. God is always by our side to comfort us and fill us with hope again in times of grief.

He provides us with guidance, healing, and peace during grief. The reason I have put together prayers for the loss of my father in this article, as well as best Bible verses for coping with death.

As you pray these prayers with faith, God will comfort you; uplift your spirit, and restore your joy and peace.

Below are 15 Helpful Prayers for the Loss of Father.


  1. Prayer for the Loss of a Father.

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

Heavenly Father, anguish has seized my heart since you took my dad away from us. I’m too overwhelmed by grief to put what I feel into words.

Nevertheless, I thank you for my dear father’s life; although his death was unexpected, I am still very grateful that he lived his life well and to the fullest.

Lord, I’m even more grateful that he died as a believer. This is the reason I’m grieving as one with hope because I know we will reunite in Heaven on the day the road will be called up yonder.

I know it won’t be easy to get over his absence in our lives, so I ask thank you make your grace sufficient for my family and me this season.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Broken Heart.

Psalm 147:3 (NIV) – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Dear Lord, my heart is broken from this massive loss that my family and I have just suffered.

You promised in your word to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. Therefore, I ask that you do likewise to our shattered hearts. Give us relief from this deep-seated pain in our hearts.

Give us the fortitude to bear this loss and pull through stronger than ever and better equipped to console others who will ever face this kind of loss.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Comforting Prayer for Loss of Father.

Revelation 21:4 (NIV) – 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 away.

Gracious God, you said you would wipe the tears away from my eyes.

So, I ask that you go ahead and stop the ceaseless tears that my dad’s death has brought to my eyes and those of my entire family.

We have been thrown into mourning at this time, but we look to you to comfort us from this emotional pain threatening to rip our hearts apart.

Replace every despair in our hearts with calmness so we can move on instead of remaining sorrowful.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Powerful Prayer for Father’s Passing.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Almighty God, you are the hope of the hopeless and the helper of the helpless.

At this time, I seem to be both hopeless and helpless and at my lowest because of my precious father whom you have taken from me.

Please, Lord, help me recover from this shock and restore me from my hopeless state. Give me a reason to live because I have lost the zeal and will to.

Most importantly, renew my mind that’s currently plagued with doubts.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Condolence Prayer for Loss of Father.

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

Heavenly Father, it pleased you to call _____to glory at this time.

I know how much they are grieving right now, and I pray for them that your hand of healing will overshadow their minds and every aspect of their lives.

I know their emotions have been crushed and their faith discouraged. Therefore, I ask that you help them, console them; comfort them, and heal them.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Knowledge of Resurrection.

John 11:25 (NIV) – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”

Father Lord, I can’t express my thoughts effectively to you at this time because of the overwhelming anguish in my heart.

The world seemed to have stopped around me when my father departed from this earth. I can’t seem to understand the situation or why you allowed this to happen to my family and me, especially my poor mother.

However, I cast all these emotional burdens and anxieties on you in accordance with your word. I give you my hands and ask that you uphold my family and me.

Help us get through this with the knowledge and hope of resurrection when we will see him once again and part no more.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Funeral of Father.

Romans 8:28 (NIV) – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Abba Father today is the day we will finally lay my dad to rest.

This is beyond painful because it’s the last time we will ever see him on earth. I commit myself, my mum, and my siblings to you; strengthen us to pull through today without breaking down at the funeral.

As we gather at the graveside to pay our last respect and bid him farewell, may we return with renewed hope and courage to accept the new normal of living without him.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Grieving Loss of Father.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 (NIV) – Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.

Holy God, I know you do not want me to be ignorant about those who fall asleep or grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.

Nevertheless, I can’t help this anguish in my heart. You took my beloved father when I wasn’t ready to lose him. I understand that I can’t question you or be resentful toward you for allowing this.

So, I ask that you help me trust your goodwill and plans for me even as I grieve. Also, help me stay strong for my mom and everyone else hurting.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Loss of Father from Daughter.

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.

Heavenly Father, my heart is broken because of the demise of my precious father.

You know how I was his favorite person and he mine; now his departure has changed many things in my life. Life has altered my life, and it’s changed forever.

As I mourn him and hold on to your word to help me survive this despair, fill me with joyful expectation. Because I know I will see him again, we will both rejoice, and nothing will take away your joy anymore.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Strength After Loss of Father.

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

Gracious God, my family and I are in dire need of your strength now.

My father was our most powerful support system – physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and otherwise. Now he is no more, and I fear that we will never be able to get over this pain or his absence.

Father God, I surrender completely to you and commit my entire family to your hand. Give us rest from this misery and fill us with hope again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hope and Strength.

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

Almighty God, my hope seems dashed, and as a result, my strength is failing because of my beloved father’s death. No one understands the depth of the pain in my heart Lord, but I know you do.

Therefore, I ask for a performance of your word that says that you are my heart’s strength and portion forever, especially when my flesh and spirit fail. Make this promise manifest in my life and those of my entire family and renew our hope.

In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Recovery Amid Loss.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 (NIV) – 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.

Sovereign Lord, your word says that my light will break out like the dawn, my recovery will speedily spring forth, and my righteousness will go before me because your glory will be my rear guard.

So, in this time that my family and I are grieving over my late dad, make our recovery from this grief spring forth speedily.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Peace and Healing.

John 16:33 (NIV) – I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Father God, amid the sadness from my dad’s demise, we ask for your healing and peace.

Let the sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings and heal our hearts from every pain and turmoil that have refused to abate.

Lord, I also ask that you constantly remind us that you have overcome the world so we can find peace and rest for our souls.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Feel God’s Love.

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

Heavenly Father, your word tells me that your unfailing love is priceless. So, help my family and me while we grieve.

Save us according to your unfailing love. Please assist us in taking refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Above all, keep us in your love as we wait for your mercy to bring us relief from our pain.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Short Prayer for Loss of Father.

Romans 12:2 (NIV) – Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Lord Jesus, please transform our minds so we will be able to test and approve what your will is in this time of sorrow.

Despite our sadness, allow us to understand what your perfect will is concerning the loss we have suffered. Most importantly, comfort us amid this loss.

Thank you, dear Lord, because I know you have heard my prayers.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


The grief of losing a father may feel like it’s never-ending, but through heartfelt prayers and constantly feeding your spirit with God’s word, you will experience renewal and lifting from all the anguish you have been experiencing.

The yoke of sadness will be lifted off your shoulder in no time, and you will find peace and happiness again. So, I encourage you to pray these prayers for the loss of your father.

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