The Prayer Closet

Prayer After Death Of A Loved One

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Help me Jesus! I need You to take this brokenness away. It's hard to breathe, its hard to get through each day knowing I will never be able to hear the voice of my loved one again. I know they have moved on to a better place with You and will never suffer again. But the grief I feel is unbearable. I need Your strength, Jesus! Send Your Holy Spirit to comfort me and give me peace in my spirit and mind. Feel my heart with Your love and peace. Help me God to find a way to use my grief to be a blessing to others, so my loss is not in vain. Use me to Your Glory Jesus to push through this hurt and to continue to live abundantly as You would have me to live. I trust You God even through this pain that feels unbearable, because I know I can do all things through Christ. Thank You for being my strength and carrying me through this dark time in my life. I believe in Your name Jesus each day is going to get a little easier. And when those days come I can't get out of bed. it's okay, because You are still carrying me. And You will help me pick up the pieces and press on to the next day. Amen!

Suffering Loss Is Apart of Life

Life can bring many things our way, both good and bad. It's easy to be thankful when everything is going great. However, when the storms of life starts to rage, that's when our faith in God is tested. God is not a fair weather friend that is only there when things are great. Christ gave His life to take on our burdens. It's during our darkest times, Jesus will carry us through all we are going through. He wants us to depend on Him for His strength to bring us through. 
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Romans 8:37-39

Although life bring us unexpected situations, nothing comes as a surprise to God! If God knew us before we entered into our mother's womb, and created world and all the life that is in it, there is nothing to hard for God! We just have to trust Him. 

This is why it is important to stay in the Word of God. If with hide the Word of God in our hearts we will know how to respond all things life throws our way.

The bible tells us we are more than conquerors. It's up to us to walk in that confidence. As Christians we will say there is nothing too hard for God. However, how many actually walk the walk and talk the that type of talk? When trouble comes our way, especially the loss of a loved one, some will turn their backs to God. Blaming Him for their pain. It's very trying  when we feel we have lost a loved too soon. If they died young or was taken away by the hands of another. We have to remember God loves us no matter what. He never told us life would easy, He did tell us that He will bring us out of all our troubles!

There is a time for everything. It's important to remember this in times of mourning. There is no rule saying how long one is supposed to mourn for. Everyone is different. There are signs we have to look out for, such as: lost of interest in the things you used to do, isolating yourself from others too long, or working too much so you don't have to face the hurt, just to name a few. And when mourning begins to take over our lives, then it's time to do something about. There is nothing too hard for God and there is no limits on how He chooses to send you help. Some people may be able to get over the death of a loved one with only time. Other may need extra prayers in order to get through the mourning stage. Then there are some who may need to get professional help. There is no wrong way. it all depends on the person and their level of loss. Do what's best for you to get yourself out from being stuck. Never feel ashamed seeking professional help because God use them as well to bring healing. Regardless how you decided to address the grief you are feeling, trust God, Pray and get into the Word of God, and God will direct you!