Pause + Pray

Good Mourning

young woman grieving


Losing a loved one brings with it a hurt that registers to our very souls. It’s OK to grieve that loss—even if it takes a dozen years and a thousand tears. But your loved ones are closer to you than you think.


God of infinite grace,
My heart is heavy
with grief
over the death of someone I love.
But I know that above the storm clouds
is the sun—
warm and embracing.
Though my eyes are filled with tears
I will look to the skies to find the light.
Because I know in that vast expanse
you watch over me.
Grant that I may
not stumble on this journey of grief,
but that I find peace in knowing where
the journey ends.


Share this prayer with someone struggling with grief. Sometimes a quick prayer can mean the difference between a bad day and a good one.

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