The pain and suffering after a loss of a loved one are incomparable. That period of grief and the void created by such a loss can affect the lives of those who are left behind. Grieving is a process and people have different roads to walk through until they can fully accept and move forward.
Although that loved one is no longer present, the love and connection a person has with the one who departed will always be constant and will remain until the end of time. The memories and the feelings brought by that loved one is already part of the person’s being.
In the end, only God has the definite reason why sometimes we lose the people we love, but we can always pray to the Lord as we remember them and help us to move forward in life. Here are six divine prayers of remembrance of a loved one.
Let us pray.
Prayer for a Loved One who Recently Departed
Heavenly Father, in this time of loss and mourning, we offer the loss of our dearest loved one. We thank you for blessing us with our loved ones whom we recently lost, for he has left a big mark in our hearts. May you show him the way, as he is now in his path to heaven. May you forgive him for all his sins and shortcomings in this world.
As you open the gates of heaven for our dearest loved one, may you shelter him with your grace, your love, and mercy. Allow our loved ones to find the peace that cannot be found in this world. He will surely be remembered always by his friends and family, for he was a source of strength and love. We praise you, Father, and we honor you.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray,
Prayer for Comfort in the Time of Grief
Dearest Lord, in this period of grief, we are disheartened. Our heart is burdened, knowing that we can no longer be with our dearest loved one. We are in deep sorrow, and we do not know how we will move forward for we are left with such a huge void in our hearts.
Lord, we ask for your comfort. We need your, Father, in this difficult time. Help us go through this process of mourning, and allow us to move forward, even though it is difficult. Be with us, as we remember our dear loved one who has departed. Help us see that this is a part of your greater plan.
We are grateful, dear Lord, for you allowed us to be with our loved one even though the time is short.
This we pray, in your most Holy Name,
Prayer for Remembering a Loved One
Almighty Lord, You died for our salvation. You are the beginning and the end. Father, we know that this is a temporary world. We are living in borrowed time, and we are saddened that we have lost someone we love the most.
Lord, as we remember a loved one, help us to find a reason to still see such a loss from a Godly perspective. We are in deep pain that lingers as the day passes. Remind us that such loss is temporary because, in your time, we will have a place in eternal life with him.
Father, we are truly blessed because you have allowed us to spend a meaningful experience, many of wonderful memories, and wisdom from our loved one in his lifetime. Thank you, Father, for the gift of life.
This we pray,
Prayer for Peace and Forgiveness
Dearest Father, we surrender to you our sorrow and our deep longing to accept the loss of the departed. As we move forward with our lives, we humbly ask for peace within the hearts of the family and friends who are left behind. We also pray for the peace of our loved one who has left.
We pray for forgiveness for all that has been, the resentment and the regrets if there are any. May you also forgive our loved one and may you be gracious and merciful to him as he meets you in heaven. May he see the light in your arms and may you continue to guide him with your angels.
Prayer for an Unexpected Death
Father, we mourn for the tragic loss of our dearest loved one. We are deeply in pain for such an unexpected death. We cannot put into words the pain and the grief we have now. But, Jesus, we have no control of the things in this world. What we are certain of is that you have the answers to our questions and doubts.
Lord, as we process this, we give you our full trust. We surrender everything to you, Father, for we know that your plans are far more sure than ours. In time, we will accept and understand why such a tragedy has come to our lives. But, the more will we remain faithful and trusting to you.
Thank you for letting us borrow one of the most precious individuals you have created. Thank you for allowing us to express our love to our dearest who departed at such an early time. We honor your divine power, Lord.
This we ask,
Prayer for the Ones who Mourn
Father, you have always been our source of strength and our guiding light. You have blessed us with people who became your instruments of miracle and grace. You have gifted us with such a wonderful person, who showed us a piece of heaven.
Lord, we mourn for the loss of our dearest loved one. We pray for comfort and healing, Father. We pray that you give us the strength to move forward despite the pain. Walk us through this pain, and help us forgive ourselves and forgive us in moments of doubt and feeling of regret.
May this open another door for us to see your goodness. We bring back all the glory and honor to you, Lord, for you are in control and you know what is best for us.
This we pray, in Jesus’ Name,
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