When things go against our wishes and desires, we often tend to lose hope. This does not mean that we have lost our inner strength.
It simply means we are going under too much pressure and caving in seems to be the best option.
One of the things that can cause such a negative stir is when we receive a piece of bad news that a family member just lost someone. Trust me, this hurts a lot. At that point, you probably don’t even have a clue of what to do.
I have discovered that one of the best things to do at such a moment is to say some words of prayers for that family.
In this article, we will be discussing the 9 short, but powerful prayers you can make for a grieving family.
Read this article to find out the best way to pray for a grieving family.
1) Short prayer for grieving family
“May the light of God Our Lord enter the heart of the family of the deceased (name of the deceased) to give them peace, light and hope for the future.
May God Our Lord strengthen the hearts of all the relatives of the deceased so that they can continue to live all their days without the presence of that person in their lives.Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
When a family is grieving, a lot of things can go wrong at that moment. This is why you should never stop praying for such a family.
This is one of the prayers to make for that family.
In this prayer, you are free to express how sad you feel to hear that they just lost someone. You can also talk to God about the incident and then, begin to pray for the family.
This short prayer is one of the ways to show that you are concerned about the family.
You don’t need to announce to the family that you are praying for them. Just play your part every day by saying this short prayer.
2) Prayer for strength loss of loved one
“Father God, I pray to You on this sad day, full of longing for (name of the deceased)’s family, who are full of desire to be beside (name of the deceased) and with a heavy heart for not being with that person now.
I am praying to You, Father God, to help them find the peace that they so need, the peace that they have been looking for so much and the peace that they never found after the death of (name of the deceased).
I come to ask You to enlighten their hearts, to bring peace to their souls and to help them to overcome this moment of great pain, unhappiness and misery.
Father God, help them to live happier, with more positive thoughts and with more faith within them. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The first thing that is attacked in the event of losing a loved one is the strength to move on in life.
It suddenly feels like everything is at a standstill.
If you have someone who recently lost a loved one, you should say this special prayer for him or her. At this moment, the person needs divine and inward strength.
This is important and should not be trivialized.
Ask God to strengthen the person, and help such an individual to move on with their life. As it says in Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
3) Prayer for strength and comfort during death
“God the Father come to this family, comfort their heart, relieve their pain and help them to overcome the death of (name of the deceased).
Allow them to heal, allow them to get back on their feet, and allow them to continue living their lives. May Your presence always be in their lives, now and forevermore. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
In addition to strength, comfort is also needed at such a moment. The Bible makes it clear that God is the spirit of comfort.
He also promised to send a comforter to us during moments of darkness and gloom.
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” — John 14:26.
Therefore, this is an important prayer you should make for a grieving family. At this moment, you need to constantly ask God to comfort and strengthen the family. This is the only way to keep everyone in one piece.
For extra effect, you can write down the name of everyone in the family (as much as you can remember).
4) Catholic prayer to comfort 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.
This powerful catholic prayer will be answered because the holy mary witnessed such an event.
When Jesus died, she wept and refused to be consoled.
However, upon the resurrection of our lord, she received the spirit of comfort and regained her inner strength.
This same virtue can be given to a grieving friend. Therefore, pray to the Holy mary and ask her to give your grieving friend the inner strength and comfort she received from Jesus.
With this, your grieving friend will be full of hope again.
5) Short prayer for grief and sadness
“It is with great sadness and suffering within my heart that I pray today to God Our Lord.
It is with great anguish within me that I ask You to help this family during grief. Help them to have strength, help them to have faith and help them to have hope for the future.
May God’s powers and miracles always be with them to help them overcome this grief and suffering that they are feeling. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
It is insensitive to think that people who lose their loved ones should not be sad.
The normal response is sadness and grief. However, it should not be taken overboard.
The reason is that the devil can take advantage of those negative emotions and gradually lure the grieving family into depression and suicide.
Therefore, as a friend or distant relative, you need to constantly say this short prayer for them. They need every prayer they can get at such a moment.
This powerful short prayer for grief and sadness keeps the grieving family in one piece – despite the pain of losing a loved one.
6) Powerful prayer for grieving family
“Lord, You are my strength, my light and who decides my destiny. With You I know that I will be able to overcome all the challenges, all the problems and all the pain.
With Your presence, I know that I will be able to overcome moments of difficulty, just like I am going through now.
I know I will overcome this grief, with the support of my family and also with Your support.
Lord, I know that You will not only be by my side, but also by my entire grieving family. I know that You will help us to have the strength to overcome this moment and that you will show us the path of light.
I know I can count on You, on Your help, on Your light and on Your miracles. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
This powerful prayer infuses strength into the grieving family. It reminds them that there is hope.
When you constantly say this prayer for the family, the Holy Spirit will begin to work in the lives of the people.
With this powerful prayer, the devil will not take advantage of this moment of sadness. He won’t leverage it to cause other terrible havoc within the family.
As a family, ensure you stay in your prayers for them. Keep talking to God and making supplications on behalf of your bereaved family.
“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” — Psalm 119:28.
7) Prayer to give strength and peace to a grieving family
“Dear God, You see this family who is hurting right now because of losing a loved one. I pray for You to comfort and carry these precious people in their pain, loss, and sadness. Cover them with Your love and peace. Their hearts and minds are weary, so humbly I pray that You can provide them the peace and rest their hearts seek.
I offer this prayer for healing their hearts as they learn to navigate life without their loved ones. Let them find serenity in You, knowing their loved one is at peace in Your arms.
I pray they take comfort in knowing that their loved one is already in a better place. In Your most Holy name, I pray. Amen.”https://christian.net/
Peace is one of God’s special gifts to us as humans. Even when things are tough, the peace of God in our hearts helps us to remain steadfast in our lives.
It also brings an assurance that the things we desire to see will come to pass.
Even when people lose their loved ones, the peace of God is also needed at such a moment.
This is why you should not stop saying his prayer for a grieving family. They need the spirit of God to bring peace into their hearts.
This prayer can be said in the morning and evening. The moment you hear of the sad news, begin to say that prayer instantly. God is willing to answer you.
8) Prayer to bless grieving family
“Lord, bless the family of the deceased (name of the deceased) in this time of great grief. Give them Your strength, Your graces and Your blessing in this time of great difficulty.
Lord, allow the family of the deceased to have the strength to overcome this moment and the determination to continue their life.
May Your presence always be with them. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
When a grieving family is blessed by God, there is nothing to fear anymore.
The blessing of God takes away every form of sorrow.
This is why this prayer is important. You can mix as many prayers as you want with each other.
However, ensure you add this prayer to the part of your mix.
This special blessing prayer keeps the family together. It also gives them the fortitude to move on with their lives.
In addition to this, it brings them good luck even as they move on without the lost soul.
9) Prayer to lighten the heart of a grieving family
“Lord, today I ask for something very important, not for me, but for someone who is suffering a lot, but for someone in mourning and for someone who truly needs Your help.
Lord, I ask that You light up the heart of the family of (name of the deceased) who is grieving, who is suffering and who needs Your divine help.
Bring peace to the heart of this family and strengthen their soul so that they can overcome this terrible phase. May Your presence always be with this grieving family, now and forever. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
What this prayer does is to restore joy to the heart of the grieving family.
The Bible also calls the Holy Spirit “the spirit of Joy”.
Therefore, tell God to send the Holy Spirit into the hearts of the grieving family.
Ask God to fill their hearts with supernatural joy. This will keep them positive and drive the devil far away from them.
With this prayer, you will save the family from falling victim to depression and other evil things.
Am I going to help this family by praying?
Yes, you will be helping the family a lot by saying this prayer.
The power of prayer cannot be overemphasized. It can bring about several divine changes in the life of people.
Therefore, for the grieving family, saying these prayers will help their hearts. It will bring assurance and peace to their hearts and also grant them the inner strength to move on with hope.
Can I pray several prayers from this article?
Yes, several prayers from this article can be said together.
However, ensure to add the “Prayer to bless grieving family” into the mix. This is a very special prayer to never lose out of.
Pray for this family! The deceased thanks you.
When you pray for this family, the deceased sees your efforts and appreciates them.
Let this be one of the motivations to never stop praying for the grieving family.
As you pray, may God continually answer those prayers and grant the grieving family divine strength.