Heavenly Father, I come to You knowing that I have to pick up the pieces of my life after this devastating blow, which has left me shocked and grieving. Lord, I don’t understand why this sudden death had to happen. But Lord, I am looking to You and trusting You to see me through this time of deep and bitter sadness and loss.
Lord, I think that the hardest thing is that we never were able to say, “good-bye” properly, There were many things that were left unsaid between us and this has left a deep sadness within my soul. I feel as if my bones are crying out and my breath seems to remain as a lump in my centre of my body. A heaviness seems to weigh me down. But Lord, I know that Your grace is sufficient for Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. Lord, I claim that strength now as I confess my own insufficiency and weakness.
Lord, I ask You to be with me and to help me simply, let go. I know Lord, that one day we will certainly meet again, for we are both Your children. Help me to see this as a short-lived period of separation which will one day blossom on a most glorious reunion, when You will wipe away every tear from my our eyes, and we will both stand before You in our heavenly home.
Lord, I know that there are bound to be many times when memories and sadness will sweep over my heart, but into Your hands I commit my heart and soul and body, praying that You will never leave me nor forsake me, as You have promised. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' name,