living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for grief and sadness

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This page features a number of prayers and comforting bible quotes for those currently experiencing the loss of a loved one. There is a prayer for those who grieve, that they would experience God's cradling and consolation and an uplifting prayer entitled "Time is in Your hands, O Lord" suitable for reading at a memorial service or funeral. There is also a short prayer for sending as a message in a card of condolence, and a short inspiring prayer film for those who are heartbroken with grief and sadness.

Prayer for Grief


I am empty, you cradle me.
I am lost, you find me.
I am trapped, you release me.
I am without, you fill me.
I am mute, you hold me.
I am bereft, you console me.
I am adrift, you anchor me.

Time is in your hands, O Lord
(a prayer for those who mourn)

Time is in your hands, O Lord
You place the sun and moon.
You turn the tides of ocean deep
So you can hold me safe in grief,
You can hold me safe.

Eternity is always there
Around us everyday.
From every seed that grows a tree
Creation sings of life redeemed,
In Christ we are redeemed.

Love is yours, it bears your mark,
Your imprints everywhere.
Each tender word I shared remains
Love lives beyond our fleeting frame,
It lives beyond our frame.

My precious one runs to your arms
I trust them to your care.
You catch my tears and help me see,
The hope of Heaven's glorious light,
The hope of Heaven's light.

comforting quote for prayer from John's Gospel

"I am empty, you cradle me"

prayer of strength for those who mourn

a prayer to help those suffering with grief and the loss of a loved one:-

short sympathy prayer for a card

Words can not express
How much I feel for you,
And how greatly
I pray for you,
To find some heavenly peace
In this hard time.


bible verses on God's comfort

"God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted."

(Matthew 5:4, NLT)

"Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest."

(Matthew 11:28, GNT)

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

(Psalm 23:4, NIV)