A Group Member Experiencing Grief or Loss

Father, in the name of Jesus, we approach Your throne of grace, bringing ________ before You. We recognize that grieving is a human emotional process, and we give him/her the space that he/she needs to enter into the rest that You have for him/her.
Lord, Jesus bore ________________’s griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried his/her sorrows and pains; we know that Your Spirit is upon Jesus to bind up and heal ________’s broken heart. May he/she be gentle with himself/herself, knowing that he/she is not alone in his/her grief. You are with him/her, and You will never leave him/her without support.
Give us, _______________’s friends and prayer partners, discernment, sympathy, and understanding so that we may bear (endure, carry) his/her burden of loss. We trust You to guide him/her, and we respect his/her decisions awaiting the manifestation of Your healing.
Father, we desire to be doers of Your Word, and not hearers only. Therefore, we make a commitment to rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others’ joy] and to weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]. We pray that our love will give ____________ great joy and comfort and encouragement, because he/she has cheered and refreshed the hearts of Your people.
Thank You, Father, for sending the Holy Spirit to comfort, counsel, help, intercede, defend, strengthen, and stand by ________ in this time of grief and sorrow.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scripture References:
Isaiah 53:4 AMP James 1:22
Isaiah 61:1 AMP Romans 12:15 AMP
Hebrews 13:5 AMP Philemon 7 AMP
Galatians 6:2 AMP John 14:26 AMP

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