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SCRIPTURES DEALING WITH GRIEF:

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear away from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Isaiah 41:10 ”So, do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.”

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 120:1 “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.”

Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present suffering are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Jonah 2:2 “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listen to my cry.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first”.

John 10:9-10 “I am the door, if anyone enters through Me will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it more in abundance.”

John 11: 25-24 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me, thought he die, yet shall he live, and whoever live and believes in me shall never die.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “ For, I know the plans I have for you,: declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future.”


PRAYERS THAT BRING COMFORT:

A prayer of letting a love one go: “Loving God, let me not cling to (Name) whom I have lost. (Name) was a gift to me in this life. I thank you and praise you for that wondrous gift. I have loved (Name) in this life and will forever, but now I choose to release (Name) to your love and your eternity. Give me perseverance to continually offer my loved one to You so that I may live fully the life you give me each day. Amen.”

A prayer of Anger: “God you know my fury! My hurt and anger seethe within me. I do not know how to escape its power except by turning to you. Help me, Lord! Help me shed the burden of overwhelming anger. I ask for your grace to shape my anger into peace of body, mind and spirit. Amen.”

A prayer of Sadness: “Sadness overwhelms me. I fear I may never feel you joy again. Darkness surrounds me. Please come and lighten the darkness of my heart. My head knows that sadness will not change the circumstance of the day. My heart aches for what cannot not be. Show me a way beyond this sadness, lead me into a new life. Amen.”

A prayer for Beginning: “I know that from time to time, I will return to anger and sadness over my loss, but You have shown me a future, a future with You. As I began life again, send me whose who will encourage me to live fully. I do not begin alone. I begin with wonderful memories of the past and hope for the future. I begin with Your Holy Spirit to guide my steps. Amen.”

A prayer of Resurrection: “Lord, I give you thanks and praise for helping me rise from the tomb of my grief. My hope and energy were buried with my loss. Show me the way to a new life. Show me the way to live again. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Amen.”