Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
**This prayer is for those who have lost a loved one or a friend due to death**
Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You that I can come to You as Your Child. In John 6:47 Jesus said, “most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.” Being separated from a loved one or a friend by death happens to all of us. It is probably one of the hardest, most heart-breaking things we are facing or will have to face. Direct me to understand and accept that the death of this loved one or friend was no surprise to you, but is part of Your perfect plan. Job 14:5 “A person’s days are determined; You have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed” (NIV).
At this difficult time, I do not comprehend everything in John 16:20, but I am believing and trusting in Your promise. “You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy” (NIV).
It is such a blessing that You have created me with the ability to remember this special person in my life. Sometimes it will bring forth difficult times of sorrow, but under Your direction and time, You will bring comfort and joy from precious memories. Proverbs 10:7 “The memory of the righteous is a blessing” (ESV).
Since being without this person has radically changed my life and I must develop a new normal, I am depending on You for wisdom and direction. I am going to do what You tell me to in 1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety upon him for he cares for you.”
I ask You to direct me to put my focus on the following promises:
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:9 Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Thank you for the peace and comfort You provide with these scriptures as well as many others.
In Jesus’ loving Name, Amen.