Lord, please lift up those who are grieving.
Grief seeps into our lives in many ways. It prevents us from seeing circumstances clearly, and dampens our joy.
Sometimes grief comes through loss of a job or the ending of a relationship or long-term activity. The impact can be significant, the sorrow can be physical.
But the devastation of losing a loved one is rarely matched by any other pain. Their absence creates a hole in our very being.
Praise God, for I know there is no hurt you cannot heal! No wound you cannot seal!
Lord, I pray through any loss, those suffering find strength in the new life you offer. May we find comfort in your promises. May we find peace from your word.