A prayer for comfort


Oh, Lord, our Comfort and our Hope--

I'm grieving a loss.

I don't have anywhere to turn but you.

I don't know what to say

or how to feel.

I can't navigate the breadth of my emotions and fears.

Only your words and your truth can help me rest

in the peace that you alone are my Rock and my Fortress.

You are my Stronghold (Psalm 18:2). 

I don't need to be afraid.

But I am.

So help me steer through the fear and the pain to the hope that waits on the other side of grief.

When I'm ready--

and every time I'm not ready--

you are present to comfort and re-orient me.

Your words are truth, and I will eat them (Jeremiah 15:16).

Thank you.

In Jesus' name,


"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ." (1 Corinthians1:3-5)

Some additional words of comfort for grieving people:

I miss you, Mom: How to handle personal grief during a time of collective grief

What grief wants from you

3 Ways to handle grief, inspired by a random stranger

Happy Birthday, Grief

Grief, desire, and hope: a lament, a request, and a promise


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