Beloved friend, is your heart hurting today from the loss of a loved one? Do you need God’s help to keep going with your life? If so, please pray today’s sample prayer for when you lose a loved one. I believe Holy Spirit will comfort you and bind up your broken heart as you pray.
O beloved, God wants to comfort you when you lose a loved one.
He didn’t take your loved one away, but He does want to help you, comfort you, and bind up your wounds.
The Bible says that God is the God of all comfort, and that He will minister to you at the point of your need. Yes; God Himself will help you, even when your heart is broken. His compassion is toward you right now, and His heart is fiercely devoted to you.
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You are His beloved child, and He will not leave you alone–not now or at any other time.
Read the words of comfort in these beautiful passages:
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18 NKJV).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NKJV, emphasis mine).
“The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:2-3 NKJV).
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26 KJV).
“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words“ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, emphasis mine).
Beloved, God wants to comfort you so much right now that He actually NAMED Himself after His desire to comfort you.
God did not take away your loved one; this sinful world, full of sickness, disease, old age, and people who make bad decisions did that. BUT, God IS your Comforter. He wants to reach out to you right now and touch you deeply with His healing hand of love.
And He wants to comfort you so much that He actually names Himself your “Comforter” and “The God of all comfort.”
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Beloved, God sees your every tear.
But God loves you. His perfect love casts out fear, and He wants to comfort you in your affliction.
After all, God knows how you feel.
He Himself had to watch His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, die a death that Jesus did not deserve. It was agonizing for Him. It was excruciating. But He did it; He sacrificed His Son Jesus so that He would not have to sacrifice you and me too on the slave market of sin.
Amazingly, the grave could not hold Jesus down. Jesus didn’t deserve to die, so He got up three days later–healthy, hale, and very much alive.
Yes, Jesus lives again. He IS both the Resurrection and the Life. And Jesus still lives to this day–both in the heart of those who love Him and also seated at the right hand of the Father, where He ever lives to make intercession for us.
Beloved, if you give your heart to Jesus, making Jesus your Savior and Lord, then even if you pass away, you will rise again.
The same goes for your loved one. If you have lost a loved one who knew and claimed Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, you will see them again. They will live forever in Heaven.
And if you also have given your heart to Jesus, making Him your Savior and Lord, then you will get to enjoy your loved one’s company forever in Heaven one day.
Beloved, the Word of God about the Resurrection will comfort you if you will hear the heart of God.
If your loved one knew Jesus as their Lord, and if you do too, you will see them again in Heaven. Death cannot hold them; the grave has no victory over them. Physical resurrection and eternal life are their portion, and their spirit is right now with Jesus in Heaven.
But O beloved, do you need words to pray to get through today if you’ve lost a loved one?
Pray this simple prayer with me today:
“Dear Heavenly Father God,
I come to You in Jesus’ name.
Father God, thank You for hearing me pray today. I know Your eyes are on me, and I believe You will help me when I ask.
Father God, You gave up Your only Son for me.
I can’t imagine what You went through. But I have just lost my ______ whom I loved so much. I was not prepared to lose a loved one–especially not them, Lord. And oh Father, I don’t know how to go on without them.
Dear Father in Heaven, I need Your help today. I can’t go on in this life without You. I can’t survive without my dear one whom I loved and still love. I will always love them, Lord. They will always be a part of me, bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.
Dear God, please comfort me now. I cannot survive without You.
Please reach down deep into my heart and release the healing balm of Your physical, tangible love and comfort into my jagged wounds. My heart is broken, God; it cannot go on without You. Please take hold of all the pieces of my heart and pull them back together.
Mend me, Lord. Put my heart back together so it can go on beating another day, another month, another year. Let my heart beat with a will to live again, even without my loved one. Let my lungs breathe in Your breath and Your Spirit, with a will to inhale and exhale, another day.
O Father God, I ask in Jesus’ name today that Your divine Holy Spirit would comfort me.
Put all my tears in Your bottle. Let me feel Your presence and Your affection. Let me feel Your love washing over me in wave after wave after wave.
Take away the pain of loss that is crippling and immobilizing to me, Lord. Help me move again, breathe again, Abba Father, because I have to.
Father, I don’t know how You will heal my heart so that I want to go on without my loved one, but I know You can. Even if I can’t see my life without them, Father, I am willing to be made willing. Please help me.
Comfort me in this tribulation, Father.
This loss has been life-shattering to me and my family. Our hearts are broken, but Your Spirit is the Comforter. You are the One who binds up my wounds.
So please, Lord, heal my broken heart. Bind up my wounds. Comfort me in this tribulation, and help me to remember that I will see them again.
Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”
And if your loved one knew Jesus as their Lord and Savior, continue praying this:
“Father God, thank You that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. Thank You that I will see my loved one again.
I look forward to that day, Lord. Please help me to remember that “the dead in Christ will rise first,” and “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
Comfort me with these words, Abba Father. Heal my heart today.
Give me the will to live and somehow breathe another breath and put my feet in front of the other and go throughout my day. Heal and restore my life, I ask, in Jesus’ name.
Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”
O dear friend, if you have just lost a loved one, I pray you will know that Jesus loves you.
God the Father loves you. And His precious Holy Spirit, who is also God Himself, loves you and wants to comfort you right now.
Will you let Him? He is with you right now, an ever-present help in trouble.
Pause right now and let Him minister to you, for the God of all comfort wants to bind up your wounds and heal your broken heart this very moment!
Did this prayer for when you lose a loved one minister to you and help you pray? If so, please leave a comment below. I will see your comment and will pray for you too.