Prayer When Mourning

Words of Encouragement for a Grieving Spouse

Losing a spouse is a difficult thing to deal with and can leave one feeling lonely. No one gets married and imagines they will lose their spouse suddenly.

This can cause a lot of grief, anger and bitterness. If these feelings linger, they can prolong your grief and paralyze you from moving on with your life.

God is your source of strength and hope during this time of mourning. He has commanded his blessing over you even in your mourning and has promised to comfort you (Matthew 5:4).

Lean on him today because he is your loving Father and ready to comfort you in his arms.  

It is normal to look at what you have lost after your spouse’s departure because you had dreams  together and now they seem gone. Look to God and his goodness in your life.

He will not only comfort you but restore what you have lost. The restoration may not look like you imagined but remember he is the God who gives you more than you could ever ask (Ephesians 3:20).

Trust God to give you strength for where your tears have worn you out. Receive his power for where you feel weak and unprepared to face life alone.


Prayer For Someone Mourning

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. Revelation 21:4

Heavenly Father,

I come to you with an overwhelming heaviness and broken heart.

You are my rescuer and my hope. I know Lord that you will comfort my crushed spirit and will restore my joy. I am weak Lord, and you are strong.

Please help me through this season of my life and help me to find the strength to continue on. Rescue me from this darkness of despair in my loss.

For I pray this in your most holy name Jesus - Amen.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Prayer for a Grieving Spouse

Heavenly Father, you are the God of comfort and today I lean on you for strength. It is hard to move on with my life after the demise of my spouse.

Strengthen me for my strength has failed me. Give me the courage to face each day knowing you have a future for my life.

Fill my home with your presence so I will not feel like I am alone in this world. Take away the loneliness I feel and help me trust in the comfort of your loving arms.

May I find comfort in your precious promises to me.  

In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.


Prayer for a Grieving Spouse with Children

Heavenly Father, you are my strength and my portion forever. After the death of my spouse, I don’t know how to cope with raising these children on my own.

I have fears about how their lives will turn out and whether they can deal with the death of their father/mother.

Help me deal with my pain and find the courage to help my children through their grieving process. Give me the comfort, wisdom, hope, joy and strength I need to face each day and help my children do the same.

Be our pillar of strength and our provider (Deuteronomy 10:18).

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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