living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for loss of loved one

one lit candle

Gathered together here are a number of prayers for those who are currently in a period of grieving in their lives, with a comforting prayer for the loss of a loved one, a prayer poem for those who mourn (suitable for a funeral or memorial service), and a short sympathy prayer message for including in a card. There are also several uplifting verses from the bible about God's promise of comfort and peace. May you know God's strength and presence as you pray now.

Prayer for the loss of a loved one
(a prayer for a loved one who has passed away)

Dear Abba Father,

I am empty, I am at a loss, I am drowning in sorrow. I come to you, as your child. I feel small, I feel overwhelmed, I feel frightened.

Please shine your light into this grief and guide my thoughts to find the promises of eternity. Carry me in this hard time, cover my life with yours, shelter me until I can find the strength to stand again. Thank you for your love, your grace, your promise.

I nestle into your care and trust that I can let my loved one go to you, safe in your arms, as I am.


comforting quote for prayer from John's Gospel

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.

"Carry me in this hard time"

prayer for hope and strength

an uplifting prayer for God's light and restoration to come into a difficult situation:-

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.


Prayer to heal a broken heart

Heavenly Father,

I am broken, with my heart in pieces and my future dreams shattered. I crawl into your care, to hide beneath your mighty wings of love. Here I find a place to rest, a space of acceptance and submission.

I will dwell here, for as long as it takes, to find each small fragment of me. And I trust that you, my loving Father, can piece together the puzzle of my life. Lord, with your extraordinary patience and love, come and restore me.

So I rest here. I close my eyes and dwell with you.

comforting bible quotes

"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us."

(2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NLT)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

(John 14:27, NIV)

"When you cross deep rivers,
I will be with you,
and you won’t drown.
When you walk through fire,
you won’t be burned
or scorched by the flames."

(Isaiah 43:2, CEV)