Pray God's Word When You are Overwhelmed by Grief and Loss

Our Lord and our God, we cry out to you today, not because we’re stuck in the house for another month—though that’s a lot to wrap our minds around—but because we’re grieving.

There’s so much to grieve right now.

The loss of liberty to go about as we please and the power of in-person community. The opportunity to work jobs and care for our families. And the ability to gather in honor of loved ones lost—whether to this hateful COVID19 virus or the many other causes of death every day.

It’s a lot, Lord Jesus.

And while we praise You for your love, grace and faithfulness now and in the past, we cry out to You because we’re hurting.

Our troubles are many and bitter.

This pandemic wears on us all from the health care worker to the grocery store clerk to the parent shepherding children through crisis and every situation in between.

So, we bring You our grief because you’re God enough to handle it.

We bring it to You because You say those who look to You are radiant. You surround those who worship You—even through tears and anger—delivering us from our fears.

We cry out to You because you’re not distant, untouched by our grief. You mourn with us because you’re close to the broken-hearted.

Yes, we have many troubles and we’ve lost much, but we look to You to deliver us from the weight of them, saving those crushed in spirit.

You will restore our lives again.

Help us hope in You, DADDY God, to praise You even now, and to tell of your righteousness. You’re the same God in this valley, as You are on our mountain tops. And we’re going to see a victory!

It’s in the loving and gracious name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Inspired by Psalm 71:20
Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!
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