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prayer for loss of father

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This page has three prayers to help comfort those who have recently lost their father. The first prayer is for those grieving the passing of their dad, and pours out to God the deep sadness that is felt on the death of a parent. The second prayer (entitled "Time is in Your Hands, O Lord") is a poetic prayer of mourning, suitable for reading at a funeral service, or for personal reflection. There is also a short condolence message appropriate for including in a sympathy card, and three comforting quotes from the bible.

Prayer for the loss of a father
(a prayer of comfort for those grieving the loss of their dad)

Dear Jesus,

Come wait here, come dwell here with me. I hide in your presence, and rest in the grief.

I lost so much when dad passed away, his comfortable arm around my shoulder, his generous love of me. Lord, stir up these wonderful memories and help me to soak in that warmth. And when I am chilled by his absence, please cover me with your love and surround me with your arms.

Fill up my dreams with the hope of Heaven, my mind with the promise of truth. Give me the vision to trust that my father is safe now with you. Lead me to new springs of life to enjoy, until I too come home Lord to you.


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.

prayer for those grieving

a beautifully comforting prayer lead by Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes, with tranquil music and uplifting images:-

prayer for strength and comfort

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

"You can hold me safe in grief"

comforting quote for prayer from John's Gospel

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.


comforting bible quotes

"My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

(Psalm 73:26, WEB)

"Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way"

(Psalm 23:4, TLB)

"He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit."

(Psalm 147:3-5, NIV)