This is a very hard week for many close to us as it marks a year since the home-going of a precious one. Her absence is felt so deeply and so daily by so very many. She was that kind of person. Words cannot suffice, so we count on the Spirit’s groaning for us at times like this. (Romans 8:26)

And yet, and yet…. we do not grieve as those who have no hope. ( 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15)


Lord God,

We understand

That you are acquainted with grief

And that you have vast

Storerooms of mercy

For those in sorest need.

Open the door to this

Sanctuary of salvation

In all its many forms,

And make available

Every last provision

You possess for those

Whose hope fails.


Loss presses down heavy

And suffocates joy.

We plead with you

To pour out

Your healing hope,

That those who weep

Would not be held captive

In a prison of pain.


Father God,

May those who grieve

Know joy as intensely

As they know pain.


Bind up wounds,

See us all through

To that glorious day

Of reunion

That you,

By walking in this weary world,

By enduring incalculable suffering,

And by rising victorious with incomparable promise,

Made possible for us.


Bring all that power to bear

On behalf of these precious ones,

We ask.



He was despised and rejected–a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Isaiah 53:3

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