PRAYER FOR COMFORT AFTER DEATH OF AN ADULT CHILD

by JOY
(IL, CHICAGO)

Please pray for comfort for my family and I. I just lost an adult child (21yrs old).

Pray for God's peace and consolation at this traumatic period. He was murdered.

Administrator Comment and Prayer:

Joy,

My heart goes out to you in your horrible loss. There are really no words to offer that can make the pain go away. We will certainly join you in your prayer for comfort and peace during this time.

If you haven't already found the trauma healing section of this site, there may be some information there that is helpful to you. It is especially for this type of traumatic loss. The main thing is to know that a variety and mix of strong emotions are normal. There is also information that can help if you feel you have an trapped emotional energy inside. You find this section at Trauma Awareness and Healing.

Prayer for comfort that you might use:

This prayer is adapted for you from Joyce Rupp's book Praying Our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion Through Life's Losses and Sorrows.

"I take my son by the hand and lead him to you, God of love. Here is _________ (name). Accept my love and thanksgiving as I entrust him into your loving care. I want him to be free to be at home with you. I ask that you save a place for me there beside him and that you be my loving presence in all the lonely moments that await me. I ask that you fill me with motivation and energy in the days ahead when I feel like giving up; remind me often of my true homeland when I am caught up in the desolation of the journey. Help me to find joy in the people, events, and the beauty of nature that surround me.

Thank you for the gift of my son in this life. I want to believe that we will celebrate the treasure of our love again, when we are both in your presence forever. May this truth sustain me in the days to come. Take my sad and aching heart and comfort me. Comfort me, for I can only feel hollowness and emptiness God of the sorrowing, draw near! Amen."

My prayer for comfort and peace for you:

Comforting God,

You have promised that you are near to the broken-hearted. We ask that Joy and her family might sense your peaceful presence with them in these days and weeks ahead.

May they find comfort as they remember the happy memories they shared with their son. May they find comfort and glimmers of hope even as they look to the future.

May they sense your arms of love holding them.

Amen

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Jun 14, 2015
TRAGEDY AGAIN
by: Anonymous

My brother, DELE, was attacked by armed robbers on his way. They demanded a ransom, which was paid but he died eventually , from the trauma. He was 52 years of age . Survived by a wife & 5 children. He was the last of 6 siblings.
Very tragic & sad. The whole family is mourning. We need your prayers & words of encouragement.
Thank you
JOY

Jun 11, 2015
Almost 5 Agonizing Years Gone
by: Anonymous

My 21 yr old son died November 2010. It has been a long walk with grief. Five agonizing years. I wonder if the wound will ever heal. It hurts but knowing other people care, helps ease the pain. Looking forward to a reunion in heaven.
Price of Love

Jun 09, 2015
gone too young
by: Anonymous

Lost my son, April 18, 2015. Feels like yesterday,hurts like first day. He was only 21, Left 2 young , small boy's and all of us. I can't imagine us going on without him.

Jun 01, 2015
MY FIRST BORN DAUGHTER ANN GONE I MISS HER SO SO MUCH OH GOD HELP ME
by: Anonymous

I AM A MISSIONARY DOWN HERE IN TRINIDAD AND I GOT A CALL FROM A CORRONAR IN SC MERTLE BEACH THAT ANN MY DAUGHTER PASS AWAY I SAID NO NO I TALK TO ANN EVERY DAY THAT IS MY BIG DAUGHTER MY FIRST BORN NO SHE IS A JOGGER AND HEALTHY NO NOT MY ANN THIS HAPPEN APRIL 24 2015 I FLY OUT ON THE FIRST PLANE AND GOT THERE AFTER 3 PLANES AND THERE ANN IS LAYING IN THE FUNERAL HOME THERE IN MERTLE BEACH SC MY ANN IS DEAD OH GOD MY CHILD MY FIRST BORN OH GOD HELP ME SHE LOVE JESUS CHRIST SHE WORSHIPP JESUS SHE LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST MY ANN IS DEAD OH GOD HELP ME
MY OTHER DAUGHTER THE YOUNGER ONE CECELIA IS DEVESTATED OH GOD HELP ME ANN IS OUR BIG ROCK ANN IS OUR ANNA OH GOD HELP ME HELP CECELIA LORD JESUS HELP US LORD TO JUST MAKE THE DAY OH GOD HELP ME THERESA ANN MOM LORD I DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ON JESUS HELP US

May 15, 2015
An ache in our hearts
by: Renee

We lost a son and a brother 3 months ago he passed away in a different State away from all his family he fell from a high rise building at the age of 21 yrs our hearts have a huge hole left pray that God gives us strength

Apr 21, 2015
I lost my son Tommy 4 months ago
by: Anonymous

I am so lost without him.This prayer has helped me so much.

Mar 27, 2015
gilbert Drogheo
by: Linda

I just lost my son March 10 2015 and I am so hurt confused I have so much angersomeone to his life away please pray for justice for him

Mar 27, 2015
gilbert Drogheo
by: Linda

I just lost my son March 10 2015 and I am so hurt confused I have so much angersomeone to his life away please pray for justice for him

Mar 09, 2015
My Oldest Child
by: Nancy

My adult son,Joel age 44, died on May 20, 2014. He lives in my heart. I will still miss him forever.

Feb 20, 2015
My Son Tony
by: Anonymous

I lost my son Tony 7 months ago. The pain is agonizing. I don't want to live.

Jan 02, 2015
His dad,
by: Steve

I loss my son nov 11 2014, he was only 26, he was my best friend, and I miss him so much,he was my only son,their are no words that comfort me at this time,I can only hope and believe that he is at piece and with our lord,why he took him ,,I will never know,may my son Steven rest in piece

Jan 02, 2015
His dad,
by: Steve

I loss my son nov 11 2014, he was only 26, he was my best friend, and I miss him so much,he was my only son,their are no words that comfort me at this time,I can only hope and believe that he is at piece and with our lord,why he took him ,,I will never know,may my son Steven rest in piece

Dec 28, 2014
My baby
by: Anonymous

I lost my son - 25 years old - last March. I am so sad and lost - but these prayers have helped. This is exactly how I feel. I know that one day - we will be together again. Until then - I pray that God will hold him tight!

Dec 28, 2014
My baby
by: Anonymous

I lost my son - 25 years old - last March. I am so sad and lost - but these prayers have helped. This is exactly how I feel. I know that one day - we will be together again. Until then - I pray that God will hold him tight!

Dec 16, 2014
My son
by: Melissa Zelek Wright

I lost my son Glenn JR 06/25/13 he was only 22 years old he had a rare cancer that just took his life, it is making me crazy . he has been gone 18 months this Christmas, it is getting to me. I miss him, want him back but I know I can't and not the condition he was in. "please help me get through this ?

Dec 11, 2014
Lost of son 3 months ago
by: Anonymous

I can't begin to tell anyone about the hole in my heart. I miss his laughter the most. He had a wonderful way of making fun of what upset you with out making you feel bad about it. I miss him and most of the time I want to sleep so I can dream about him. I'm hoping prayer will help heal me but I sure feel like I am heading to a nervous breakdown.

Sep 09, 2014
The koss of a friends son
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer

Sep 03, 2014
Loss my son
by: Anonymous

I lost my son josh age 24 on Aug 17,2014. Please pray for me and family.I miss him so very much.

Jun 06, 2014
the lost of my son David Jr.
by: Anonymous

Beautiful words I just lost my one and only 2 months 11 days today and I'm so lost !!

Mar 12, 2014
i lost my son kenny 3 months ago
by: marianne

my heart is broken. i miss him so much.

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