Twenty Days of Prayer #5

Our church is engaging in twenty days of prayer for 2020. I invite any readers to join with us.

A Prayer For Those who Grieve

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! He is the compassionate Father and God of all comfort. He’s the one who comforts us in all our trouble so that we can comfort other people who are in every kind of trouble. We offer the same comfort that we ourselves received from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 CEB

Dear God and Father, 

Thank you for today, thank you for all our blessings, and thank you for being our God.

But if we are being honest, Lord, in our grief, there are a lot of us who struggle with finding things to be thankful for …

In our grief, the world is not as vibrant. In fact, our sorrow paints everything in stark shades of gray and black.

And so, for those who grieve, we ask a special measure of grace. We ask that you hear our words of anger and hurt, we ask that you listen with your great compassion to our pain.

Yes, Lord God, we struggle in our brokenness. Because of that, we ask you to surround us with those who understand—we ask you to help those who are not extra patient and gracious.

We pray your Holy Spirit—the promised comforter—to be an ever-abiding presence. May we feel the security of your love.

And Lord, if we may be so bold, we pray that you bring us to a place in our grief where we may be a comfort to others too.

It’s in your son’s precious name that we pray! Amen!

Prayer by Les Ferguson, Jr

Les Ferguson, Jr is the preaching minister for the Church of Christ in Oxford, Mississippi. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He blogs HERE. You should buy his book, Still Wrestling, asap.