Prayer Of Comfort for the Grieving

Lord Jesus I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul and that You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. Draw near to Your many children who are facing times of sadness and loss and draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.

Thank You that You are wonderfully good to all who wait for You and seek You, and I pray that those of my brothers and sisters in Christ who, – for whatever reason – are facing times of grief and hardship in their lives - that in Your grace and mercy You would draw very close to each one and gently carry them on Your shoulders, as a Shepherd carries a little lamb that has been torn by the briars.

Be close to all that are grieving today I pray, and flood their souls with hope – knowing that underneath are Your everlasting arms.

Give me a heart that is sensitive to those that are grieving, the wisdom to know when to speak words of comfort or when to keep silent. And Lord I also pray that You would use my life to be a channel of encouragement and hope, through whom the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will flow into their hearts – to heal and help.

Thank You Lord that You are a God that answers prayers. Amen
“So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.”
(2 Corinthians 2:7)
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.”
(Jeremiah 8:18)
But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.”
(Job 16:5)
“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.”
(2 Corinthians 7:7)
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
(Matthew 5:4)
“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.”
(Psalm 69:20)
“And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.”
(Genesis 37:35)
“But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.”
(Lamentations 3:32)
“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.”
(Psalm 119:28)
“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;”
(Psalm 30:11)
“{A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD.} Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.”
(Psalm 102:1)
“The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.”
(Psalm 41:3)
“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
(Psalm 34:18)
(Psalm 2:17)
“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”
(Proverbs 15:13)
“Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.”
(Psalm 6:7)
“I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.”
(Psalm 6:6)
“Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.”
(Psalm 119:136)
“In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.”
(Psalm 77:2)
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”
(Psalm 62:5)
“{To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.} Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.”
(Psalm 62:1)
“Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.”
(Psalm 90:15)
“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.”
(Isaiah 40:1)
“And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.”
(Psalm 77:10)
“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.”
(Psalm 42:4)
“Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.”
(Psalm 88:9)
“Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.”
(Psalm 73:21)
“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.”
(Proverbs 12:25)
“He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.”
(Proverbs 17:21)
“Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.”
(Proverbs 29:17)
“Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.”
(Proverbs 19:18)
“The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.”
(Proverbs 10:1)
“Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
(2 Corinthians 1:4)
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”
(2 Corinthians 1:3)
“This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.”
(Psalm 119:50)
“Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.”
(Psalm 119:76)
“Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.”
(Psalm 71:21)