My heart breaks for the heartache of my friends — loved ones had been lost, some quickly in tragic ways, others had watched their family members slip away slowly through illness. All my friends were left with a deep hole in their hearts no person can fill.
Tragedies, death, and life changes can leave us reeling and wondering how we will ever again find our footing. With an ending, our plans, hopes, and dreams are upended and we can’t fathom how things will again feel right and how to move on without those we love.
Oh Father, in Your unfailing love and mercy please fill the gaping hole in my friend’s lives. Oh how they miss their loved ones. God of all comfort, please comfort with Your comfort. Thank You for Your tender love, please shower them with Your peace and the knowledge that You are always with them.
Please cover their minds and hearts from the lies of the enemy during this vulnerable time. Though they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, You are with them. Every tear they cry is precious to You, none fall without Your loving hand to catch, hold, and cherish. Oh Father, it is so hard to lose our loved ones. Prince of Peace, please shelter them in Your peace.
Please grant my friend’s time to grieve with You. Hide them in the shadow of Your wings. Thank You that You understand the cries and groans of their wounded hearts. Thank You their breaking hearts are always safe in You, for You are the God who turns evil into good for those who love You. You provide grace, mercy, comfort, and strength for every heartbreaking moment.
Oh Father, please, please, please, fill the gaping hole in their hearts with Your unfailing hope and love. You are the One who made their hearts, You know how deep the wounds, fill them with You, Father. Fill them to the brim with Your love. Hold them close as they grieve, hold them through the dark valley until they again can feel the warmth of Your Sonshine.
Thank You that one day You will wipe every tear from their eyes and there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain. Until then Father, please fill the gaping hole in their hearts with Your love.
“The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” ~ Psalm 34:17-19 (NASB)
“In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” ~ Romans 8:26 (NASB).
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” ~ Psalm 147:3 (NKJV)
“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain…” ~ Revelation 21:4 (NASB)