Grieving parents can feel like the world has come to a standstill. The pain of losing a child is like no other, and it can be hard to find solace in anything. But, prayers can help.
Prayers are a powerful way to connect with a higher power and to find strength and comfort during times of grief. To help grieving parents, we’ve compiled a list of 25 of the most powerful, comforting prayers.
So, if you’re in need of a little extra strength, take a look at these prayers and find peace in their words.
What is Comfort?
Comfort can be described as a feeling of peace and well-being that is free from pain, suffering, anxiety, or other unpleasant feelings. It’s a feeling of contentment and well-being. Comfort can also refer to help or kindness that is given to someone in distress or something that provides relief or assistance. Comfort can also be referred to as consolation.
Why pray for comfort?
Comfort is essential in the lives and daily activities of all people, including those involved in the spiritual race or warfare for God’s kingdom.
This great need is met by the Lord, who also provides it in a timely manner for His children’s lives.
God is the source of comfort. Only He can bless, and all blessings flow from Him.
God is a God who gives mercies and comforts us with His spirit through the Holy Spirit. (Jn.14.15-18; 16.7-15; Rom. 1:3-5; Ps. 1:3-5; Ps. 1:4-14
use these 25 comforting prayers for grieving parents with bible verses to pray
Prayer of Strength
Heavenly Father, I cry out to you in my distress. Save me from my despair, for I’m lost and empty. I don’t know how to deal with the loss of my child. My baby was my world and I loved her so much. Lord, help me to keep going and to be patient as I deal with the past. Please hold me and console my heart. Only in you can I find the strength to continue living. Lord, thank you for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ holy name I believe and pray. Amen.
Precious in the Eye of the Lord Prayer
God, you are my strength when I am overwhelmed by the grief of losing my child. O, Lord! Save my eyes from the flood of tears. My child was the light in my life, but precious in your eyes as well. You have heard my plea for mercy, Lord. Your kindness and compassion are unmatched. You are good and my soul will rest in peace. In the name of Jesus Christ, my merciful Savior, I pray. Amen.
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Dear God, I offer grace to every parent who is grieving. They are in great pain after losing their children. It’s not easy for parents to lose a child. Father, comfort them. Encourage them to be faithful to you, even in the pain. Your unconditional love will fill the gap left in their hearts and give them a chance to be loved. I believe in Jesus’ power and I pray. Amen.
Prayer of Father of Compassion
Father of compassion, my joy has gone and my grief is beyond repair. My heart is broken. O God of all comfort, my heart is broken and my eyes are full of tears. Yet, I praise you, Lord, for all your comfort, and so that we can comfort others. Your throne is open to me, and I will seek your mercy when I need it. You bring joy and hope to those who are most grievous. I am grateful for your compassion during the loss of my child. Amen.
Prayer of Refuge
Your refuge and strength are my strength, you are my help in times of need. Lord, I need your help right now. My child has died and I don’t know what to do. It feels like everything has fallen apart before my eyes. I don’t know what to do next. It hurts and I don’t know what to do. But I know that you love me too and are protecting me. Help me to find refuge. Allow me to be open to the truth and to cherish the memories I shared with my child. I know that when I return to your presence, I will see them again. I believe in Jesus’ powerful name and I pray. Amen.
Prayer of Our Ever-present Assistance
God, you are our Sustainer. We reach out to you for help when we are in distress. Our refuge and strength in this difficult time. We are grateful for your support during the loss of our child and for being our refuge in times of need. We are in pain, but we will remain still and trust that you are God. We pray in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
Your grace will be enough for me in this time of mourning, Father in Heaven. Lord, it is hard to know that I will have to face every day without my child. This is what I know, that my child is safe in your arms where there is no sorrow and no mourning. As true Christians of Jesus Christ, help us to mourn. We know that we will see each other again in heaven. Remind us to remember the times we shared with our child and the joy she brought into our lives when we are going through hard times. You are a loving Father, which I highly respect. In Jesus’ Name, I believe in you and pray for you. Amen.
Jesus, save me! Your love surrounds me like a shield. My heart is broken by the loss of our beloved child. Jesus, I know you are sensitive to my pain. You went through it too and wept when Lazarus passed. You are aware of my anguish and pain, which is why I am asking you to free me from this suffering. Your unconditional love will help me to overcome the pain and emerge victoriously. Lord, whatever the enemy planned for me, let it lift me up to places I could not have imagined. In Jesus’ Name, I believe in Him and pray. Amen.
Through overwhelming sorrow prayer
O God, who dwells in eternity, my sadness is bitter and rising up, almost threatening to overwhelm. But, you are my glory. You raise my head. You hear me clinging to your ears. Your support is what keeps me going through the nights, when all I can remember is my child gone. My misery is unending. Rise, O Lord, and rescue me from my deep sadness. Heal my broken heart. I pray in Jesus’ all-powerful Name. Amen.
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Prayer of Peace
Love Father, give me peace. I’m full of anxiety and fear. Your warm embrace will hold me, and I trust that you won’t let me go. As we grieve the loss of our child, cover me with your love and give my family and I the peace that will last a lifetime. Heal our hearts and heal our wounds. We know our child is with you right now, so remind us of your promises regarding eternity and heaven. Help us find a way to heal so we can move past our pain and continue serving You. In Jesus’ name, I believe in and pray. Amen.
Not abandoned prayer
Jesus, you are our Upholder. We are grateful for your incredible power and comfort during our tragic loss of our baby. We aren’t crushed, even though we feel the pain of our loss. Although we are puzzled at how this could happen, we don’t feel completely helpless. Although we are overwhelmed by our emotions, you have not left us. Although we are overwhelmed by the weight of despair, we know that our baby is safe in your arms. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who loves little children. We pray for your forgiveness.
Prayer to Mend My Broken Heart
My heart is broken, Lord. You gave him a special gift. Although his death left me confused, I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to be his mom. Please heal my heart and take away all the pain and anguish that have caused it. As I accept what has happened, Lord Jesus, help you to make every day a day of your love. Remind me that death was defeated on the cross and has no impact on my family or me. To be absent from the Lord’s body is to be present with Him. Help me remember that even though we are grieving, all is not lost. I believe in Jesus’ all-knowing Name and I pray. Amen.
Your Prayer for Tender Mercies
My hope is in You, Lord. Your tender mercies are what keep me going. My joy and my reason to live is being without my child. Your light shines in mine, reminding me that my son’s spirit is with you and that we will be reunited upon your return. This is why I won’t give up and thank you for renewing me day by day. My eyes are fixed on you and eternity. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Father, I am in a very dark place and don’t know what to do. I feel helpless and hopeless after the death of my child. My spirit is broken and I don’t know where to turn. Lord, I hold onto you. Fill my heart with unbreakable joy. Let me let go of all my anger and show me how I can help my family deal with this loss. I believe in Jesus’ love and pray. Amen.
Jesus Prayer: Keep your eyes on Him
Lord, it’s easy to look to other people and things when life isn’t making sense. As I grieve the loss of my child, help me to keep my eyes on you. I trust in you O Lord. Keep me at peace in this time of grief. Allow me to see things above and beyond where I belong. Save me from the pain that is making it unbearable. You are my rock and redeemer. Your eyes will accept my words. In Jesus’ holy name I believe and pray. Amen.
Prayer to Fill My Emptiness
Lord, this is so strange. Your peace and love fill my broken heart. Help me rise again and fly like an eagle. You can ease my pain and help me to strengthen my relationship with you during this difficult time. Your love will soothe my pain and your grace will keep me going through this difficult time. I am grateful for the time you spent with me and my child. I pray that you will keep these memories alive in my memory until we meet again. I believe in Jesus’ love and pray. Amen.
Prayer for our Friends: Window to Eternity Prayer
God, my eternal Rock. Please comfort these dearly grieving parents in their deep grief over the loss of their child. Let them know that you are their window to eternal life. If they are unsure, remind them that you are the solid Rock who can give them hope for immortality. Let them know that their baby and they will one day live in the city of God. Let them see through your window the day when sorrow and pain are replaced with joy. Amen, Jesus.
O Lord, I am afraid to face the reality of what just happened. I refuse to accept that our child has died. Please help me to be strong, courageous, and determined. Get me out of the pit of denial and wipe away my tears. Lord, let me know how much I love you in spite of everything. Give me the strength to praise You even when it hurts or doesn’t make sense. In Jesus’ powerful name I pray. Amen.
Troubled Heart Prayer
Lord, you are my light and salvation. I will not be afraid. Even though it is difficult, I trust you. As we prepare for the final days of our child’s life, you are my strength. Your steadfast love will comfort my broken heart. Through Christ Jesus, help me remember that I am not just a conqueror. In Jesus’ Name, I believe in you and pray for you. Amen.
God in heaven, this is not how I want to live. It hurts my heart. Save me from my pain and free me from the sadness of death. Help me find hope in your presence, I’m in despair. For the enemy is constantly trying to impose guilt on my heart about my child’s death. Your glory will cover me and help me overcome the lies the enemy feeds my soul. Your glorious light will guide my family and I. I pray in Jesus’ all-knowing Name. Amen.
Revelation of Heaven Prayer
God of all comfort, keep us close during this time of weeping. Our child has left us for your embrace. We are brokenhearted, but we can see the beauty of heaven through our tears. Our child is in blessed communion with us. We understand in part what your pain must have been after your son, Jesus, passed away. We are grateful for your willingness to make that sacrifice. In the name and compassion of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.
Your Presence Prayer
Almighty God, help my friends who lost their child to deal with the loss. They should be able to have constant communion with You during this time of grief and to find refuge in your presence. Holy Spirit of God, help them to let go of their pain and allow God to rule in their lives. Bring into the remembrance scriptures that speak of heaven and eternity to fill them with hope. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
The Life Prayer: Swallowed
God, you are our helper. We thank you for the fact that our child’s fragile body was swallowed up by eternal life. You will surely swallow up death forever. We are grateful that you have wiped away our tears. Jesus, we are grateful that you destroyed the one who holds the power to death – The devil. While we are weeping now, we know that we will be happy on the great day when all things will be made new by you. This message is yours to share. Amen, Jesus Christ.
Lord, please visit us today. Give us the faith to believe that our faithful child is still in your presence and that we will be seeing him again. Help us to understand the loss of our child by removing anger and bitterness. Remove the pain and lighten our hearts with your love. Let us walk in love, and give us joy forever. Lord, make my sorrows dance by reminding me about eternity. Let hope fill your heart so that you can look forward to seeing your loved ones again. We believe in Jesus’ holy name and we pray. Amen.
We have raised an imperishable prayer for our friends
O Lord, you are our Good Shepherd. We offer support to the family that has lost their child. Gentle comfort them, Lord. Remember that their perishable bodies will be raised in glory, power, and immortality. Remind them that the child’s death is absorbed by immortality, and that victory is swallowed up in death. Encourage them to remain strong and unmoving in their faith. Jesus is our first-fruits for those who have fallen asleep. Amen.
Bible Verses for comforting prayers for grieving parents
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
1 Peter 5:6-8
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper!” You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.
For I said in my haste, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried out to You. Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person. Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
I sought the LORD, and He heard me And delivered me from all my fears.
The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly
Prayer can be a powerful source of comfort for grieving parents, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 25 powerful prayers that can help you express your feelings to God in the midst of your grief.
Whether you are looking for a prayer for strength, peace, or hope, these comforting words can provide solace and comfort. So go ahead and take a moment to pray one (or all) of these powerful prayers for grieving parents.
use these comforting prayers for grieving parents to present your grieving parents unto God and watch God take over and heal them.