“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”Psalm 34:18
“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”
― William Shakespeare
God, You know the hearts that are breaking right now.
We can only imagine the shock of going from a state of love and positive expectation of life to experiencing the sudden loss of a beloved child.
What can we do to help the family with this cavernous grief they must be going through?
Because we feel powerless, we ask for Your Divine Consolation on their behalf.
Please give them the grace to turn to You through their sorrow, no matter how dark it becomes.
Fill them with Your Light, that they may mysteriously experience Your Peace, even as they walk through this pain.
Surround them with Your Love through the efforts of caring people during this time.
Inspire their support network to provide the practical help and empathy they need, at the moments they need it most.
Provide them with enough time and space, so they can grieve in a natural way, without feeling pressured to move on until they are ready.
Open their hearts to process this loss with wisdom, growing closer to each other and You through the process.
Help them transcend the temptation to get bogged down in the heaviness of blame and resentment.
Give them eyes to see how fortunate this child was, to be so deeply loved before he was even born.
Fill them with memories of the joy he brought into their lives, even as they wish they’d had more time.
Pour a glimmer of Your perspective into their hearts through this, Lord, that they may have hope in Your Majestic Plan for good.
Help them experience Your Love in powerful ways, so they can know and trust You more than they ever have.
And please Heavenly Father, allow them to experience a spiritual sense of how their child is still present with their family in a very real way, even as You comfort them to realize he is safely in Your arms for eternity.
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