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.
When I'm ready--
and every time I'm not ready--
you are present to comfort and re-orient me.
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: