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Sympathy Prayers to Pray for a Loss

When someone loses a loved one we want to find a way to comfort them and pay our respects. A really good way to do this is by praying – specifically in this case with sympathy prayers. Prayer helps us to express our love and understanding for others, to empathise with what they are going through and to wish them the strength during such a difficult time. Prayer is an act of love towards others, as well as being something that can bring together people – which is essential during a time of loss.

Praying can also be beneficial to the person grieving. If they join you or others in prayer it can help bring them peace, relief or hope for the future. Losing a loved one hurts more than almost anything so finding something that can offer respite is a real godsend. And having others pray for you can feel like some of the burden that you’re going through is lifted. Strength is given through prayer, and support is what anyone grieving needs.

So if you need some inspiration or ideas for a condolence prayer then please take a look at the examples below.

Sympathy Prayers

Prayer of Comfort and Strength

For all those who woke this morning
to the loneliness of bereavement –
the empty bed or chair,
an unaccustomed quietness,
a life now incomplete –
may they know your presence
in the stillness of the day,
and through the love of friends
who offer their condolence.
And in the darker moments
may they reach out to hold your hand
and feel the warmth of the One
who has already passed from death to life
to welcome others into God’s Kingdom.


Prayer of Comfort for the Bereaved

God of love and mercy,
embrace all those
whose hearts today
overflow with grief,
unanswered questions
and such a sense of loss.
Grant them space
to express their tears.
Hold them close
through the coming days.


Prayer for Loss

You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven.
We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus.

Amen


Prayer of Condolence

We pray for all whose lives
have been touched by tragedy,
whether by accident
or a deliberate act.
For those who mourn,
immerse them in your love
and lead them through this darkness
into your arms, and light.
For those who comfort,
be in both the words they use
and all that’s left unspoken;
fill each heart with love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
whose own suffering brought us life,
here and for eternity.

Amen


Prayer for those who Mourn

Almighty God,
source of all mercy and giver of comfort;
Deal graciously with those who mourn,
that,
casting all their sorrow on you,
they may know the consolation of your love;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Prayer of Bereavement

O God, come to my assistance;
O Lord, hurry to help me. Please take the consuming anguish I feel right now;
take it from me and hold me in Your arms.
Heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds (Psalm 147:3)

Amen


Prayer of Comfort

Jesus, You said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”
I am mourning; send me Your comfort now.
Wrap around Your arms around me and hold me tight.
Send angels of mercy to me.
Shower Your comfort on me through those around me,
and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort

Amen


Prayer of Condolence

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen


Prayer of Loss

Thank you for the lives
of all those loved ones
who, whilst no longer
walking beside us
or holding our hand
along life’s journey
as once they did, live on
in the collective memory
of those they have left behind.
Enjoy their company, Loving God
until we shall meet again

Amen


Prayer for Comfort in Loss

Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend
and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted,
grant us the comfort of your presence in our loss.
Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us
lest we make hasty or foolish decisions.
Send Your Spirit to give us courage
lest through fear we recoil from living.
Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace
lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret take root in our hearts.
The Lord has given.
The Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Amen


Prayer of Loss

Embrace in your loving arms
all who are grieving the loss
of family and loved ones
through tragic circumstance;
where lives are in turmoil,
hope turns to despair
and pain is all that’s felt.
Be with them in their sorrow,
uphold them with your strength,
and through the generosity
of love shown by othersv and your presence within their hearts
may they know they are not alone,
in their struggle through today.


Prayer for the Bereaved

Jesus, please be with my friend reading this prayer. You know every wound, every joy, every fear, every dream. Heal old wounds. Heal new wounds. Rejoice alongside. Alleviate every haunting fear. Fulfill God-sized dreams in Your timing (and help us be patient in the waiting). Help us all to see the power of Your resurrection this month. Give us eyes to see where new life springs in our hearts. Rejuvenate when we’re weak. We need You Jesus.

Amen


Prayer for Loss

O sweet mother Mary,
who knew the sadness of mourning those your heart loved most,
Jesus, your Son,
and Joseph, your devoted spouse,

Pray for us in our time of loss.

Amen


Prayer of Strength

God of love, may I come quickly to thee, when I am in need of protection and sympathy.
Guard me against sorrow that is drawn from the imagination.
May I not allow grief to drag me into misery, but with strength and courage may I find happiness in thy daily will.

Amen.


Prayer for the Mourning

Bless those who mourn
the death of relative or friend
and feel that with this loss
their lives are incomplete.
Bless those who mourn,
and fill these empty hearts
with pleasant memories,
the sound of laughter,
sunshine and happier days.
Bless those who mourn,
and heal their brokenness
with the soothing balm
of your gentle touch,
that they might know
shalom, wholeness, peace


Prayer for Strength and Faith

Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
All I know is that Your grace is sufficient.
This day, this hour
Moment by moment
I choose to lean on You,
For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
I pour out my grief to You
And praise You that on one glorious day
When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
We shall walk together again.


Prayer of Comfort for the Bereaved

Bring comfort to those
coming to terms
with the unexpected
loss of a loved one.
Bring healing to those
alive but broken
by serious injuries
and related trauma.
Bring unity to those
working for peace
and understanding
between communities.
Bring your warmth
to those whose hearts
are cold and empty,
and bring your blessing
on all who in such times
are there to share your love.


Prayer for Strength and Wisdom

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life

Amen


Prayer for Comfort

Comfort me with Your love O God
Wrap me up in Your strong embrace
Shelter me from the storm O Lord
Envelop me in Your tender care

By day I pour out my heartbreak to You
By night I give you my racing thoughts

In You I take refuge
In You I will not be afraid
For you hold me strong, You hold me safe

Calm my fearful heart O God
Still my anxious mind O Lord

For all my life is found in You
All my being is given to You
All my hope begins in You


Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times

O merciful Father,
who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men:
Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom our prayers are offered.
Remember him, O Lord, in mercy,
nourish his soul with patience,
comfort him with a sense of thy goodness,
lift up thy countenance upon him,
and give him peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


Prayer to Comfort Sorrows

“Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief” (Psalm 31:9)
My heart is broken, my mind exhausted. I cry out to you and hardly know what to ask. All I can do is tell you how I feel and ask you to “keep track of all my sorrows… collect all my tears in your bottle… and record each one in your book” as I pour them out to you (Psalm 56:8)

Amen


Prayer for Peace and Comfort

Jesus, You told Your followers, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well… Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:1, 27).
I need Your peace. I need “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” to guard my heart and mind (Philippians 4:7).
I need peaceful sleep. I ask for peaceful thoughts and emotions to rule my days and nights.

Amen


Prayer for Comfort in Loss

I commend you, to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life.
May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace you as one of his flock.
May he forgive all your sins, and set you among those he has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God, forever.


religious sympathy quotes

If you are sending a sympathy card or message to someone you know that is religious, or has deeply held religious beliefs, you may want to consider using some religious sympathy quotes. They can express the sorrow you have for them and remind them of how their religion can give them solace in their time of need and sadness. Many people use their faith as a way to cope with a loss, using it to help deal with the pain and suffering losing a loved one or friend brings. So reminding them of the an appropriate verse from the bible or quote from a religious figure can be a comforting reminder of the strength that faith can give them.

So try using one of the religious sympathy quotes below or scroll further down for some religious sympathy messages. However remember that you should proceed with some caution and be certain the recipient is open to receiving anything religious. You should be absolutely sure they won’t be offended or upset by a religious message or condolence beforehand and if you are in any doubt then stick to a regular sympathy message.

Religious Sympathy Quotes

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”~ Isaiah 43:2

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.~ Matthew 5:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”~ Revelation 21:4

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”~ Matthew 11:28

“The memory of the righteous is a blessing.” Proverbs 10:7~ Proverbs 10:7

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” ~ John 11:25,26

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”1 Corinthians 2:9

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace.” Romans 15:13

“Casting all your care upon Him; for he cares for you.” ~ I Peter 5:7

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”~ Psalm 46:1

“O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear”~ Psalm 10:17

“Let, I pray Thee, Thy merciful kindness be for my comfort.” Psalm 119:76

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”~ Psalm 94:19

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”~ Romans 15:13

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~ Philemon 4:7

“The God of love and peace shall be with you”~ 2 Corinthians 13:11

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” ~ John 14:27

“Let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive His mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need.”~ Hebrews 4:16

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”~ John 14:18

“Now the Lord of peace Himself gives you peace always.” II Thessalonians 3:16

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”~ Revelation 21:4

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.” Numbers 6:24-25

“Pray about everything; tell God your needs… If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. ” Philippians 4:6-7

Religious Sympathy Messages

If you prefer you can write a simple message or note that has a religious element to it rather than using a direct quote or verse. These are perfect for expressing your condolences in a card, possibly with flowers. You can edit and change the messages below to fit your situation or use them directly as they are.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you

Sending you and your family love and prayers during this tough time. I am so very sorry for your loss

My prayers go out to you at this time of loss

You are in my thoughts and prayers today

My prayers hope you find the peace in God’s love during this trying time

He who is everlasting is with us even beyond death.

I pray that Jesus can help you find comfort and solace in this time of loss and sorrow

Remember that’s God’s love is always with you, and I’ll be praying for you at this difficult time

Those who are asleep will awaken on the day the Lord comes for us all

So sorry for your loss. May Gods love comfort you during this testing time

The hope of salvation is most important in our lives when death touches us

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences

I pray that you feel Gods love as you mourn the loss of a loved one

I hope you can find some comfort in knowing you are in my prayers and that God’s light can guide you during this time of loss

You went to heaven too soon, leaving behind you only tears and pain. May God rest your soul

Cast your burdens on the one who can carry the weight of the world. He will not tire.

We are praying that God will comfort you in this time of sorrow and shower you with blessings

I will be praying that with God’s help you find the strength to overcome this loss

Please accept my condolences and may the Lord comfort and bless you and your family in this time of loss

Sending the deepest condolences to you in this time of grief. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

May the love and support of friends and family, as well as God, help you through this

Praying for peace for your heart during this time

May the condolences and prayers of friends give you strength and help to ease your pain in the time of loss

When something like this happens, it’s easy to get discouraged. I am praying for the encouragement to overcome this difficulty

Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. I am available to pray with you anytime

We send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our prayers hope God will give you peace and some understanding during this time

Through God’s Love and divine understanding, I pray that He grant you the kind of comfort that He alone can give

In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones

I pray you find God’s love a comfort in this terrible time

My prayers are with you and your family and my hope is God will look after you

‘Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.’ This is proven the day our bodies die

I can’t imagine what you feel, but I can have faith and hope for you and your family during this time

Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you

It is during the toughest times that our faith is tested the most. I pray you will find strength in your faith and be reminded of God’s love; easing your pain

We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy

In Christ’s loving arms, there is enough strength to carry you, grace to keep you strong, and more than enough love to carry you through this time. I am so sorry for your loss

God will always be there for you, even in your darkest hour. Take comfort and strength from
His presence

Religious Sympathy Euolgies

These short eulogies praise the deceased and gives sympathy to the family for their loss.

He left this world after a long, hard suffering, the best husband, father and grandfather. May God keep you beside him, so you may watch over us

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Pious homage, honor and remembrance in memory of the man who was a husband, son in law, brother, brother in law and uncle

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All my life I will remember your kindness and love. May God forgive you of your sins, and may you stay with the angels up there, in a place free from pain and suffering

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In a time of great ordeal, we are with our colleague and her family at the separation from her loved father. May God give him eternal rest and may He put his soul where the righteous rest. Sincere condolences

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A gentle soul ascended to heaven, leaving behind a lot of pain and anger. We say goodbye to our friend
We forever support the family of (Name), now that she has been separated from the man that was a father, grandfather and father-in-law.
With boundless heartache, we announce the separation from our beloved father and grandfather. May God bless his soul

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In the hard times caused by the departure to the angels in the sky of his dear brother, we are with our colleague (Name), with thoughts of comfort and compassion. God rest him in peace

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A prayer, my thoughts of love, flowers and many tears is all I can offer now, when your soul is summoned to heaven, leaving a grieving mother desolated forever. I loved you and I will forever keep you in my heart, my dear son

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Tears and flowers will now be brought to your grave and your sad gentle eyes will be just a memory. God’s forgiveness and eternal rest come upon the man who was a husband, son in law, brother and uncle

Religious Sympathy Images

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