Loss of Child Prayers to Bring You Healing

What do you say to someone who has lost a child? What if it’s you who has lost your child? This is where loss of child prayers come in because there really are no words.

Prayer can bring great comfort in times of loss and grief. Sometimes you don’t even know what to pray, so these prayers for the loss of a child will be helpful to get you started.

I remember the dark days . . . and weeks . . . and months . . . after I lost my twins. To be honest, I wondered how this could have happened after all the prayers offered on their behalf. However, knowing they were in heaven and that many were praying for me brought great comfort. I also knew that God wanted to hear my prayers, even if they were emotional.

Loss of Child Prayer

If you have recently lost your child, I’m so very sorry. Feel free to comment below so I can specifically pray for you in this difficult time.

I pray the following loss of child prayer will bring you comfort as well as open the conversation between you and God. Know that even if you don’t “feel” it, God is with you every step of the way through the grieving process.

“Dear God, I don’t even know what to say, but you promise to be near those who have a broken heart. Mine is shattered right now, and I don’t even know how to move forward. Please give me Your comfort and strength in my loss. Give me a peace that surpasses all human understanding as I mourn my child. Help me to trust in You, even when I don’t understand the why. I need You to carry me through the dark times ahead. Amen.”

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Loss of Baby Prayer

There is nothing like losing your sweet baby. The loss of a baby crushes many dreams that you had. You think of all the “firsts” you will never see, all the experiences you will never have. I hope this loss of baby prayer will help bring you comfort and peace.

“Dear Lord, I need You now more than ever. I was so excited about this baby, but all my dreams have been crushed. I’ll never experience all the firsts. While I’m comforted that my baby is with You, I really wanted him/her to be with me. Help me to trust You even when I don’t understand. I know Your ways are much higher than mine. I know you have unconditional love for me. I am laying all my sadness and burdens at Your feet. Please give me Your comfort, peace, and strength to move forward. Amen.”

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Prayer for grieving parents after loss of child

Whether you are praying a prayer for a grieving parent, for yourself and your husband, or you have friends who have lost their child, the following prayers will help give you some words to what you’re feeling. Know that God hears our prayers, and He wants to hear whatever you have to say. God works in our lives through the hard times, and we can trust Him through difficult situations.

“Dear Heavenly Father, You know all, and You know that these parents are grieving like never before after the loss of their child. I ask that You bring them the healing and comfort that only You can. Help them to feel Your peace even through the dark days ahead. Draw them closer to You and to each other in this time. Help them to know that You can work good even in the hardest times. May they lean on You as never before. In Jesus’ name I ask it, Amen.”

“God, we never knew what pain was until now. Our hearts are beyond shattered as we mourn the loss of our sweet child. We need Your comfort and strength as never before, and we ask that you surround us with Your peace. May we point others to You, even as we go through this trial of life. We know that with You we can move forward. Amen.”

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Prayers for comfort in child loss

Are you wondering what are some good comfort prayers? Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. Even though as Christians we have the hope of heaven, a child’s death hits hard. Because I’ve been there and had my own grief, I know the pain. However, I know that God’s love is still strong for you, even in the darkest days. I’d like to offer you some prayers of comfort in this time of much sorrow.

“Gracious Lord, the darkness is threatening to swallow me, but I know that You will never leave me nor forsake me. O God of all comfort, You are with me, even in the darkest times of life. I need You now more than ever during this challenging time. Help me to lean on You as I move forward after the loss of my child. Wrap me in your loving embrace. Give me healing and peace. Amen.”

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“Father God, I feel like the suffering after the loss of my child is more than I can possibly bear. However, I know You know the pain of suffering. I ask You to take my burdens and despair. They are more than I can carry, and I need You to help me. Carry me through this trial and bring me the peace of God that only You can give. Please give me your divine comfort, healing, and strength for the days to come. May I glorify You in my suffering. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.”

Strength prayer after loss of child

When I was dealing with the pain of loss, I had to cling to God’s promises, specifically His promise to give me strength in my time of need. Sometimes the hardest part is just trusting that God will give us what we need in our time of grief. However, He will do what He promised.

“Dear Lord, I’m floundering in the darkness, but You promised to be with me as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I ask You to give me Your light to see as I place one foot in front of the other. Help me to lean on You alone and not on my own understanding because I don’t understand at all. As I mourn my child, I ask that You will give me strength and healing. Help me to point my family members to You in how I grieve. I love and trust you above all else. In Jesus’ holy name I ask this, Amen.”

Loss of child condolence prayer

A prayer of condolence can go a long way to give support to someone who going through a time of sorrow after the death of a child. This short prayer would be great to add to a card or just pray when God brings them to mind.

“Gracious God, You are with us in the good times and in the difficult times. Wrap Your loving arms around ___. Give her Your peace, comfort, and strength as she grieves the loss of her child. You are a loving Father, so help her turn toward You and not away. Carry her through her sorrow. Amen.”

​Prayer for a grieving friend in loss of child

Perhaps your friend has just lost a child. A great way to help them in their loneliest days is to pray for them. You may not always have the right words to say, but God knows your heart. This time of loss will be one of the hardest times your friend will go through, and your prayers will help them through this hard time. 

Lord God, I don’t know how to pray for my friend as she is in this dark place, but I know that you have a great love for her. I ask you to give her hope of Your unfailing love for her. My dear friend’s heart is breaking, so help her to feel Your loving presence around her. I can’t even imagine the feelings of grief she must have, but I know You do. Wrap her with your tender love and peace. May she find hope in You even in this time of grief. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”

God Hears our Prayers

Dear Mama, even though your heart is broken, know that God hears our prayers. Not only does He hear your prayers, but as Psalm 34:17-18 reminds us, He is near those who are brokenhearted. I know that it may seem that God is distant and doesn’t care about your pain, but that is not true.

God doesn’t change who He is just because you are in the midst of this devastation. Even if you don’t “feel” Him, He is there. Let Him bring you strength and peace. Lean on Him. Also, I’d love it if you would let me know how I can pray for you in the comments.

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  • Aimee Niblack

    As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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(4) Comments

  1. Janna morgan says:

    I lost my only child 15 years ago today. I have a problem with going on with my life. I know god was with me when this first happened or I would have not survived. But today I have never felt so all alone. I grieve for my child and the grandchildren I never had. I wish god would take me home so I could see my son.

    1. I am so very sorry about the loss of your son. Please know that God is with you just as much now as He was then. He has purpose for you in the here and now. I’m praying that you will find that. Please check out my other posts on trusting God in difficult times or ones on growing in your faith. God loves you so much!

  2. Rockelle Smith says:

    My name is Rockelle i loss my child on july 23,2023. I don’t understand what happened. My son was up talking to us

    1. Rockelle, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. How old was he? Please know that you are in my prayers. Feel to message me. The loss of a child is so very hard!

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