When you see a friend lose someone, it hurts deeply. Sometimes, it feels like you are the victim of the loss. The bond of friendship runs that deep and whatever happens to your friend indirectly happens to you.
If your friend recently lost a loved one, I sympathize with you! I understand what you are going through right now, and hope you find the healing you desire.
However, there are certain ways to show your support to your friend. At this moment, losing your emotional strength does not bode well for your friend. You need to stand strong for your friend and show your support through prayer.
If you are looking for the best ways to offer prayers for your bereaved friend, then, you have come to the right place. I have discovered 8 powerful prayers you can make for your friend.
With these prayers, a lot will happen positively, and your friend will become comforted and strong.
Read on to discover these prayers.
1) Short prayer for a friend who lost a loved one
“My God, I ask for Your presence in the life of my friend (name of friend) who lost someone very important in his/her life.
Fill my friend’s heart with strength, courage and hope so that he/she continues to fight, day after day, even after this terrible loss. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
You can say this prayer anytime! This is one of the remarkable ways to show your support for your bereaved friend.
When you say this prayer, God will swing into action on behalf of your friend.
You don’t need a special mood for this type of prayer. All that is required is a connection to God in your heart. Once this is present, you can mutter these words of the prayer in the morning, afternoon, evening, or midnight.
Additionally, you can say this prayer at work, at the grocery store, while driving, or at home.
Once the thought of your friend comes to mind, this is one of the quick words of prayer you can send as support.
You can also speak this Bible verse before praying:
“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” — 1 Thessalonians 4:14.
2) Short prayer to comfort a grieving friend
“My God, I will pray to You on this sad day that You would bring solace and comfort to the heart of my friend (name of friend) who is grieving the loss of (name of deceased).
Comfort my friend’s heart and give him/her strength, courage and determination to continue fighting and living his/her life, now and forever. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Trust me, one of the things you need to send to your friend is a prayer of comfort.
Losing a loved one can mess with the mind – except comfort is available to eliminate the negative impact.
This is why you need to stand strong in prayer for your grieving friend. Right now, they need comfort.
Do you know that your words of comfort might not be enough for your grieving friend? Sometimes, divine intervention is all that is required.
Therefore, engage God through this short prayer of comfort.
Through this prayer, the holy spirit will begin to work on the heart of your friend – providing comfort and reassurance.
The best time to say this prayer is in the morning. Although, you can say this prayer at midnight while your friend sleeps. The holy spirit will show up in your friend’s dream and speak reassuring words to them.
3) Prayer for strength for a grieving friend
“Holy Mary, may Your powers now enter the life of my friend (friend’s name) who is in mourning.
May Your light now enter the heart of (friend’s name) and strengthen him/her with faith, strength and hope for the future.
May Holy Mary be able to help (name of friend) to overcome this period of mourning, pain and much suffering. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Just like comfort, you need to also pray for strength.
Emotional and mental strength is needed to survive the burnt that comes from losing a loved one. However, due to the loss, such strength will abate and sometimes leave the person depressed.
This is why you need to consistently say this prayer on behalf of your grieving friend.
Ask God to grant him/her strength to continue to live their best lives – despite the loss they suffered.
Through this prayer, the heart of your friend will be strong. God will gird their hearts with comfort and hope.
In addition to this, your friend will receive the fortitude to bear the impact of the loss – yet push on with their lives hoping to find balance.
Do you care about your friend? Then, this is an important prayer to make on their behalf.
The moment you hear about a loss, start saying this prayer every day for your grieving friend.
“Even 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.” — Psalm 23:4.
4) Short prayer for someone who lost a loved one
“I call upon the powers of God Our Lord, with great faith within my heart, to ask for help for (person’s name) who is currently grieving.
I know that we all end up leaving for the other world and I know that (person’s name) has to learn to deal with the loss of that person, but I also know that this is something painful and that sometimes we need divine help to get over it.
That is why I pray this prayer, to ask God our Lord to help (person’s name) to deal with the pain of losing (name of the deceased), to help that person to deal with all the suffering, all the anguish and all the despair.
I know that God will always be by your side (name of person), I know that He will never abandon you and that He will help you during this grieving process. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This short prayer can be said together with your bereaved friend.
Hold their hands and say this prayer with every emotion you can muster – not necessarily shedding tears.
When you say this prayer, your friend will be glad to have you. In addition to this, it brings hope that everything will be fine.
When I said this prayer with a grieving friend, I started with thanksgiving and his face beamed with smiles.
Therefore, if this will help, start with a bit of thanksgiving for the life of the deceased and the impact they made while on earth.
5) Prayer for a friend whose mother passed away
“Saint Agnes, today I am not praying for myself, but for my friend (friend’s name) who lost his/her mother that he/she loved so much.
I am praying to You Saint Agnes to help my friend (name of friend) in this moment of great difficulty, in this moment of great anguish and in this moment of so much pain.
I ask Santa Agnes to help my friend to have the strength right now to face this loss and to help him/her to have faith in his/herheart. I also ask that You show my friend (name of friend) that his/her mother is fine, that she has gone to Heaven and that she will be at the side of God Our Lord.
Fill the heart of (name of friend) with hope and allow him/her to get through this moment in the best way, always with God our Lord by his/her side.
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
It hurts to hear of the death of a friend’s mother! I know how that feels.
The inconsolable sadness that grips the heart of your bereaved friend can be dangerous if taken to the extreme. This is why you must ensure to stand in serious prayers for them.
When you say this prayer, here are certain benefits:
- Your friend will be assured that their mother is in a better place;
- Your bereaved friend will be hopeful;
- Strength will be given to your friend all over again;
- The Holy Spirit will comfort the heart of your friend.
Therefore, say this prayer right now!
I believe you should also try these short prayers for someone who lost their mother.
6) Strength prayer to comfort a grieving friend
“I call upon the powers of Christ at this very moment to call His light into the heart of (name of friend) who is now grieving the death of (name of deceased).
I now pray to Christ that He goes to (friend’s name) and help him/her at this time to come to terms with the loss he/she is having. I ask Christ to help (friend’s name) to accept that this person has left and that he/she has now gone to a better place, to the side of God our Lord.
Christ, comfort the heart of (name of friend).
Christ, help (friend’s name) get through all the pain he/she‘s feeling.
Christ, help (friend’s name) get through this phase of his/her life quickly.
I look to Christ to help my friend, now and forevermore, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Seeing a grieving friend is heartbreaking. This is why something must be done to end the grief and sorrow. Well, the best thing to do is pray.
When you pray, the irresistible comforting power of God will come to play and your friend will find true comfort.
It makes a lot of sense when God reveals Himself as your friend’s hope and joy. The only way to make this possible is through your consistent prayers.
This is why the short prayer is important. Through this prayer, your friend will overcome the grief and gradually heal from the wounds caused by the sudden loss.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” — Revelation 21:4.
Also read these prayers for loss of a child.
7) Prayer for someone grieving the loss of a loved one
“God Our Lord, I pray now with great faith within my heart to ask You to help (friend’s name) who is going through a terrible phase in his/her life, because he/she has just lost someone very important to him/her.
My friend (friend’s name) is in mourning, he/she is desperate, he/she is suffering and he/she doesn’t know what to do, what to think or how to act.
That’s why he/she needs Your divine help, that’s why he/she needs Your graces, and that’s why he/she needs Your light and interception.
God Our Lord, help (friend’s name) right now, light up his/her path and his/her heart. Relieve all the pain he/she is feeling right now.
In You, I trust God Our Lord, today, tomorrow and forever, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This person does not have to be your friend.
The Bible encourages us to be our brother’s keepers.
Whenever you hear of the demise of the loved one of someone, stand in the place of prayer for this person.
To make this prayer effective, try to find out the name of the bereaved family or individual and offer prayers on their behalf. This makes the prayer a lot more personal and eventually has the expected effect on the family.
This is a prayer of love and concern for a bereaved individual or family.
Also try these goodbye short prayers for the dead.
8) Psalm 23 for a friend who lost a loved one
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”Psalm 23
When your friend loses a loved one, this is a special prayer to make for them.
This prayer should be done at midnight with a white candle – for comforting energy.
As you pray, God’s power will be released over the situation at hand. By the miraculous power of God, your grieving friend will find comfort, strength, and reassurance.
Before you leave, also pray for the holy souls in purgatory.
Can I say prayers for any friend?
Yes, these prayers can be said for any friend – as long as they are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Keep this in mind.
Can I pray more than one prayer?
Yes, you can say more than one prayer for your grieving friend.
When I experienced a similar situation, I said 7 out of these 8 prayers and got massive results.
Therefore, if you are considering saying all of these prayers, feel free to do so. There is no harm in that.
Will God really help my friend?
Yes, God will help your grieving friend. There is no need to worry. As long as you have said one or more of these prayers, there will be a miracle and the healing will begin.
Through the comforting power of the Holy Spirit, your grieving friend will find strength and comfort once again.
In the spiritual world, the power of prayer should not be underestimated. It can generate massive results – even in the case of losing a loved one.
Therefore, keep these prayers on your lips and watch miracles happen in the life of your grieving friend.