Losing a child is something that no parent should have to go through. It’s a heartbreaking thing to go through and the grief can be overwhelming. That is why it is so important for you to find some comfort in your prayers. Here are some comforting prayers for grieving parents:
Comforting Prayers For Grieving Parents
1. Sleep With the Angels
“Sleep with the Angels, Dear Child, and wake in heaven.”
This prayer is intended to comfort grieving parents. The child’s body is laid to rest at night, but the parent’s soul is still awake and aware of their loss. This prayer can help calm them in times when they feel anxious or afraid that their child may come back from death. It also gives them hope by reminding them that their dear one has been taken by angels above—angels who will watch over him until he reaches his destination in heaven.
2. Lord, Help Us
- Lord, help us.
- Give us strength to carry on, and help us know that You are at our side helping us through this difficult time.
- Comfort us in our grief and give us faith that You will take care of things beyond our ability to deal with them ourselves. We put all of this into Your hands and trust in Your wisdom and goodness.
- Be with those who have lost children through miscarriage or stillbirth, so they may find peace knowing their child is with You now. Help those parents who have lost children in accidents or other causes find acceptance, healing, and comfort as they go forward without their child here on earth with them.* Help them accept their loss as a gift that gives way to eternal life.* Guide all families who lose children by miscarriage or stillbirth so they may learn how best to grieve together while celebrating their precious baby’s life.* Give hope when there seems no end in sight; provide strength during times of weakness; grant patience when it’s needed most; show love when hearts are broken.* Bless all mothers who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage or stillbirth by giving them courage during this difficult time in order for them not only to survive but thrive once more!
3. May You Rest, My Dear
A Prayer for the Deceased Child
O God, who knowest our needs before we ask, and our weakness when we are tempted; be pleased to bless this child and give him/her rest with all thy saints in the joy of thy love. Grant that we and all who mourn for this beloved one may be comforted by thy loving presence and made strong in faith. Amen.
4. I Miss You
I miss you. I miss your smile, your laugh, your hugs, and all the other ways that you showed me, love. I miss your presence—the way you filled a room with energy and joyous conversation. You entertained everyone around you with brilliantly funny stories and clever one-liners. Now when people gather together to talk about their day—or any other topic—it’s just not the same without hearing from you.
I wish so much that things could go back to how they were before this happened; but since they can’t, I want to do my best to honor what we had in some small way by saying thank you for giving me so many wonderful years with such a wonderful person as yourself.
5. On The Road of Grief
- It’s okay to feel grief.
- It’s okay to feel anger.
- It’s okay to feel guilt.
- It’s OKAY if you feel like you are going crazy and are all alone in this world because we are all together on this journey of grief and loss as parents of children who have died (and sometimes even children who have not). We all go through the same things, but it doesn’t mean that we will get through it the same way or at the same pace. Having someone there along with you is important; having a support system is crucial while going through your grief process.
6. You Are His Daughter
“You are His daughter. He holds you in His hand, and your life has great worth in His eyes.”
- Psalm 139:14
Your grief is a journey of transformation, not a destination. Your sorrow will lead you to places that seem unimaginable now, but God will be with you every step of the way. He is your comfort and hope, strength and peace—Healer, Comforter, and Protector
7. God Holds Us
God holds us. God is always with us, even when it doesn’t feel like it. God is always in control, even when we don’t think so. God sees everything, hears every thought and feeling we have (even the ones we’re not aware of), cares about every single one of us individually and as a whole, and loves us more than anything else in this world or any other possible world that could exist outside of our own reality.
God is always guiding you toward what’s best for you, even if it’s hard to see at the time—and trust me when I say that sometimes this guidance will be much harder than anything your heart could conjure up on its own while grieving over the loss of a loved one who has passed on before their time was up here on earth with us all together again someday soon enough…
8. One Day Closer
You can pray for the child’s soul. You can pray for God to shower his or her parents with His grace, comfort, and strength as they grieve their loss. You can also pray for friends of the family who are grieving along with them, and teachers and caregivers who were close to your loved one during his or her life on Earth.
If you’re a parent who has lost a child, it may help you to know that many people all over the world are praying for you during this difficult time. If someone offers their condolences or asks how they can help, tell them about your favorite charity or organization that works in orphaned children’s ministries (or find one here).
9. Take Refuge in Him
Take refuge in Him.
Remember that Jesus is our refuge, strength, comfort, and peace when we are overwhelmed by grief. He promises that he will never leave your side (Deuteronomy 31:6). He is always with you and will never forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Even when the troubles are many and the days are dark, you have an eternal home with God (John 14:1-3).
10. He is Your Comfort and Your Hope
You can pray for comfort and hope because God is your comfort. He is your refuge and strength, your fortress and shield.
When you feel the tears welling up in your eyes as you think of that baby in heaven, go to God in prayer. He will be with you and comfort you. Think of all the things that he has done for us—Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, showing us how much he loves us by rising from the dead! We know that nothing can separate us from his love (Romans 8:38-39), so why should anything separate our children?
We can know deep down in our hearts what it means for God to hold our children close: it means that they are safe and loved forevermore; it means they are protected from any harm; it means they are secure in their Father’s arms where no evil can touch them or hurt them ever again!
11. Walk with Me, Lord
“Walk with me, Lord.” This prayer was adapted from a prayer written by an unknown author. It was first published in a book called “Prayers for the Dying,” which was compiled by Helen Steiner Rice in 1951. The original text reads: “Hold my hand, Jesus; walk with me and be my guide until this cup of sorrow is done.”
Christians believe that Jesus will always be with us, even during times of grief and despair. When you feel alone or overwhelmed by the pain of losing someone you love dearly—whether it’s because they died unexpectedly or after a lengthy illness—the Lord may comfort you through this verse from Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.”
12. Prayers can help you find comfort and healing after the loss of a child.
Prayers can help you find comfort and healing after the loss of a child.
The loss of a child is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a parent. It often leaves parents feeling angry, sad, and confused about how to go on without their child in their life. Prayers are an important part of the healing process for grieving parents because they give them hope for the future. They also help them remember that God has plans for everyone’s life, even though these plans may be different from what we expect or want them to be.
At times, the grief and sorrow you feel can be overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that you might even feel like giving up. In these times of difficulty, we recommend that you turn to prayer and the words of others who have undergone the same trials. Whether it’s a comforting Bible passage or an inspiring quote from someone like Mother Teresa, there will always be words out there that can help lift your spirits when they need it most.