Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Prayer for Those Who Grieve


Our souls overflow with gratitude, Lord.  For You hear our anguished heart-cries even though our feeble words can't begin to capture all that churns within.  And You soothe us with Your tender whispered words of love.

Thank You that You truly get where we're coming from.  We praise You for giving us everything we need for the hard work of life and godliness and mourning.  Thank You for bearing our griefs and sorrows for they are too much for us to carry on our own.

In the heaviness of these days, lighten our loads by Your steady, uplifting, sacred presence.  Hold us close as we ride through those painful waves that threaten to overcome us with their urgency.  Bring us safely to peaceful shores.  Restore our souls for Your name's sake.

And through the ups and downs that render us weak and frail, keep us always clearly mindful of Your steadfast love, Your amazing grace, Your forever promises.

In the name of Jesus we pray.

Amen.


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for your sweet words and prayers to encourage those who are grieving in this season!

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    1. Loss comes to us in so many ways, shapes, and sizes, doesn't it. To be able to release our pain to the One who loves us most is a great comfort.

      Thanks for dropping in this afternoon, Lauren ...

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  2. I just wish I could give you a big hug.....................I will continue to pray for all of you..................

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    1. Thanks so much for praying with us, for us, Val ... it means so much to me to hear from you. You're such a sweetheart.

      I hope you are well ...

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  3. ndeed...even in the midst of pain, He still offers that peace which pases understanding. I'm grateful for that, and for the privilege of having been able to love; it can't be overshadowed by the grief of loss, because I know that those losses will one day be erased, and pass beyond the need for memory.

    God bless, Linda.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-distance-between-hearts-blogbattle.html

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    1. I'm putting down my pen and I'm praying for you right now, even as speak, Andrew.

      May you find His grace sufficient for each next moment ...

      I admire you so.

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  4. I do agree that God knows exactly what you're going through, Linda. And He's surrounding you daily with His love and comfort. Hang in there, sister! Love and prayers!

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    1. He's got it all in control. He calls the shots. I rest in those truths. And they give me peace that makes no sense at all. Even if I am sad.

      I love Him so ...

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda