What do you say to someone who has lost a child? What if it’s you who has lost your child? There really are no words. However, prayer can bring great comfort in times of loss and grief. Sometimes you don’t even know what to pray, so a loss of a child prayer 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. 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.”
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 am laying all my sadness and burdens at Your feet. Please give me Your comfort, peace, and strength to move forward. Amen.”
Prayer for grieving parents
Whether you are praying a prayer for grieving parents 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 Loss
Are you wondering what is a good prayer of comfort? Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. Even though as Christians we have the hope of heaven, loss hits hard. Because I’ve been there, I know the pain. I’d like to offer you some prayers of comfort in loss.
“Heavenly Father, the darkness is threatening to swallow me, but I know that You will never leave me nor forsake me. You are with me, even in the darkest times of life. I need You now more than ever. Help me to lean on You as I move forward after the loss of my child. Give me healing and peace. Amen.”
“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 others to You in how I grieve. I love and trust you above all else. In the name of Jesus I ask this, Amen.”
“Dear 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 that only You can give. Please give me healing and strength for the days to come. May I glorify You in my suffering. 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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