My friend’s husband just died and my heart aches for her so I wrote this Prayer for My Friend who Lost Her Husband.
I know You know, but I need to say it.
My friend just lost her husband and I want to help, but I don’t know how.
I can’t imagine the pain and loss she’s experiencing. I am so grateful that You understand. And I love knowing that Jesus is always praying for us and He knows exactly what she needs right now because I don’t even know what to say.
For today and in the future
Bring friends alongside her when she needs them most. Put words in their mouths, the exact words she needs to hear at the time she needs to hear them.
Thank You that each friend offers something different. Bring practical friends when there’s work to be done, counselor types for emotional needs, and those who can make her laugh when that would seem impossible.
Lord, give us Your ideas about how we can help.
We all grieve differently so give those of us around her a supernatural understanding of how to be with her in the ways she needs. Help us to give her space when she wants to be alone. Prompt us to call or stop by when she needs a friend. And help us to be present and quiet when that’s what she would like.
And thank You for being there when no one else can.
Because of who You are, she’s never alone.
Thank You for being her Husband, without taking her husband’s place, but by helping her learn how to live without him.
Hold her close and whisper healing words in her ear. Grieve with her. Help her know You are near.
It’s in Your name, I pray.
A quick prayer for a friend who lost her husband
When I’m going through a season like this, you know, when my heart is heavy for a friend, every time he or she comes to mind, all I do is nod.
Prayer carries greater power than we could ever know and when I’m hurting for a friend, I feel better when I pray for them.
The Lord is the Shepherd of His People
A Psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever” (Psalm 23, NKJV of the Bible).
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