Prayer For Loss And Deep Grief

O God, I come to You filled with hurt and sadness and even anger because of my great loss. Lord I know that You have a plan for each of our lives – but I am in such pain and grief that it is hard to focus on the truth that You do care and that You have had to face deep grief and loss too. Lord my hurt and pain runs deep and I feel that my heart is breaking – I ask you to touch my hurting heart.

I know Lord that You are the God of comfort and that You have been with me every step of the way and ask You to draw ever closer to me at this time for I feel that my whole world has been shattered.

I find it hard when people who don’t understand try to say words that they think are comforting but sometimes it makes the hurt even worse and I feel hurt and so very, very alone.

Lord I know it is true that in time the pain will lessen but please be with me – hold me close and stead me, for I know that without You I could not face another day – another hour.

I keep thinking about that song we used to sing when I was younger, never a heartache, and never a groan, never a teardrop, and never a moan, ever a danger but there on the throne, moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Hold me Lord I pray, and keep me moment by moment…
Moment by moment I am kept in Your love,
Moment by moment I’ve life from above,
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine

Thank You Lord that You are my God,

AMEN
“My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?”
“Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.”
“When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.”
“{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.”
“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;”
“Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.”
“Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.”
“{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?”
“Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?”
“That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.”
“When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.”
“Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.”
“{To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.} I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.”
“The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.”
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
“For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.”
“I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.”
“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.”
“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.”
“For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.”
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
“And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.”
“For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.”
“Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.”
“And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.”
“The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.”
“And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.”
“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.”
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