31 Days of Prayer
The Father’s Heart – Recovery for the Nation
Healing of Hearts for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones
For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow (Jeremiah 31:13)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26)
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)
Heavenly Father, I come to You with a heavy heart. So many precious lives have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families are now faced with grief and cannot imagine how to survive this dark hour. Father, may You surround those families with Your love. And for those who may be facing this alone, I ask You, Lord, to send someone to care, to wipe the tears and to have a listening ear.
The death of a loved one is an unthinkable loss that no one is ever prepared to face. Lord, please embrace each one mourning in Your loving arms. May Your touch bring healing and restoration to the broken, grieving hearts. Give peace to their wounded souls and bless them with the strength to face each new day. Lord, I pray for Your healing waters to flow freely over those in despair bringing comfort, rest and peace.
I pray those who are hurting will call upon You and look to You as Savior, healer, comforter and friend. May their faith in Christ re-main steadfast. Help each hurting heart to look beyond the grave to the living hope of eternity. As their eyes are fixed upon Jesus, may their mourning be turned into joy while celebrating the life of their loved one! With Your strength may they find a way to continue to live, love and even laugh again.
Oh Lord, the pain of grief can be so devastating and there simply isn’t an answer to the question “why?” But Thank You Lord. With Your help, beyond all the tears and the heartache, somehow the clouds of grief do have a way of lessening with time; for You are “the resurrection and the life!”
Now, Lord, I ask that You help me to be sensitive to those who have lost family members during this season. Let me be an instrument of Your peace. Where there is darkness, let me sow light, where there is pain & suffering, let me sow comfort, help me to practice the art of “presence even without words” to bring Your love flooding in. I lift up:____________________. I ask a special blessing on their lives, now. Strengthen them to fight the good fight of faith, looking to You, the God of all comfort. Help me be a person who goes toward those who are hurting rather than turning my face. Give me courage, Lord. I want to be a conduit of Your love.
In Jesus’ name, Amen