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 06, 2016
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by: Lisa Chapin

I lost my son at age 23 with a gun shoot from him self on May 7 2016, Hardest thing I had ever had to do.. still doesn't seem real.. I want so bad to turn back time.. and understand why.. what..maybe just to take time to listen a little more.
In trying to understand, myself and family have turned to the church and I will work my way in life to live as my son did. Have faith, Love our Lord and I will see my son again. Love and miss you every day. RIP Mathew Chapin

May 12, 2016
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I lost my son Andre, my only child Oct-21-2015, he just turned 27 by one month. There are no words to describe this pain, he was all I had in this world, I pray God will take me soon, my purpose for living went with him.

Apr 24, 2016
Missing Sam
by: maria

I lost my son March 27th 2015 I wasn't even in the country when I got the worst call in the universe
My lovely beautiful Sam helped me through my breast cancer treatments
He used to tell me that he was very proud of my strength through the treatments
It wasn't my strength . It was my son's strength that got me through it
Now I long for his strength his smile our conversations our travels our disagreements
I just miss my Sam
I wish I could hold him
In my arms
But I know he is with God
I'm waiting for us to be together again
Love Sam always

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Feb 29, 2016
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Jan 16, 2016
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Nov 21, 2015
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My daughter Lydia passed away Sept 8 2014 oh my God I thought i had hard times nothing is harder then lossing one of my two daughter I don't know how long i will be strong it's harder every day

Nov 04, 2015
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I lost my son a month ago it is so hard he left behide his 3 yr daughter. My granddaughter lives with us and it is so hard when we do daily things that my son would do and it hurts so much. I miss my son so much my heart hurts everyday.
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Oct 29, 2015
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I really miss him so much, I pray every night and ask God to take care of him!
It's a long journey.

Sep 18, 2015
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Sep 11, 2015
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It is indeed the hardest trail that I have ever been through in my life, not a day goes by that I don't think about my son . I loved him more than anything on this earth. God blessed me with him and he was his to take back. I just pray that he continues to hold my hand as I go through the remainder of my life. I can't do this without God. Just let me feel his presence from time to time, the beauty of his smile, the tightness of this hugs. I miss him so, but God knows best. My baby, just know I always love you..... Glory be to God for the grace and love he shed on us, and he always take care of our babies and children in heaven.

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Aug 10, 2015
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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
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Price of Love

Jun 09, 2015
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Jun 01, 2015
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I am so lost without him.This prayer has helped me so much.

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gilbert Drogheo
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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
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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

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Feb 20, 2015
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Jan 02, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dec 11, 2014
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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
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by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer

Sep 03, 2014
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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
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by: Anonymous

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

Mar 12, 2014
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by: marianne

my heart is broken. i miss him so much.

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