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Losing a spouse or partner is a nightmare no one wants to endure. Whether a
beloved is killed in combat, an accident, by suicide, or has health complications,
the loss hurts the same. Simple prayers — greeting card prayer for a lost spouse,
blessing the memory of a deceased spouse, blessing for children who've lost a parent,
and Gravesite blessing for a lost spouse — enable Christians to invite God into the
grieving process that's experienced by the newly widowed and those who love him or
Melissa M. Roberts is a freelance writer, spiritual director, and teacher. Melissa
has a BA in History from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS, graduate coursework
in Medieval History from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, a Masters in Theological
Study from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va, and nine units Clinical
Pastoral Education, interfaith ministry and relationship training, from the Association
of Clinical Pastoral Education in Peachtree, Georgia.
A former hospital and hospice chaplain, Melissa now teaches meditation, world religions,
history, and violin. She offers stress management workshops, facilitates spiritual
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hour of Parsons, Kansas U.S.A.
A former hospital and hospice chaplain, Melissa now teaches meditation, world religions, history, and violin. She offers stress management workshops, facilitates spiritual retreats, and offers spiritual direction via phone, email, or in person within an hour of Parsons, Kansas U.S.A.
Greeting cards communicate care, but when death happens, it’s hard to know what
to write or even say. The short prayer offers hope to a widow or widower grieving
the loss of a spouse:
“May God’s light bless you when the darkness of grief is overwhelming. May God’s
presence comfort you when you’re missing [insert name of deceased spouse], and may
God’s love remind you that you are never alone. Amen.”
This, or another simple prayer from the heart, lets the grieving spouse or partner
know they are not alone in missing their spouse.
Prayer for Missing a Deceased Wife
Grieving any loss takes time. The loss of a spouse is particularly difficult.
Every day, the simplest tasks remind the one left of what’s been lost. A prayer to
bless the emptiness after losing a spouse, such as this one, invites God into the
“God of love, be with me as I miss [insert spouse’s name]. I try to live my life,
but it’s not possible because everything reminds me of him/her, especially [share
specific task that is difficult, such as going to bed alone or eating dinner alone].
Be with me as I try to have a life without my love, and keep me strong, safe, and
supported as I journey on alone with You. Amen.”
Others concerned about a friend or parent who’s lost a loved one might also
pray this prayer on behalf of a person. A family could also make this a group prayer
as they share the many ways they miss that family member.
Blessing for Children Who’ve Lost a Parent
A widower or widow may not only be missing a deceased spouse, but he or she
may have children of any age who are also grieving the loss. The following prayer
offers children missing a partner to God:
“God of power, I feel powerless to help my children during this difficult time. I
know that I’m not giving them the attention they need, because I am so upset myself.
Thank you for [insert family or friends offering support to children and self], and
let my children feel Your love through their support right now. Guide us all through
each new day together without [insert name of deceased spouse], to the honor of Your
Gravesite Blessing for a Deceased Spouse
A wedding anniversary or a spouse’s birthday may become yearly nightmares as the
pain of the partner's death resurfaces yet again. With ritual and sharing, a grieving
spouse can keep a beloved’s memory alive, at the gravesite or anywhere:
“God of love, you know the vows I took and the pain I feel. No matter how much time
passes, I still miss [insert name of deceased spouse]. Continue to bless everyone
[insert name of spouse] loved with memories of him/her, especially [insert names
of people spouse influenced, such as children, family, friends, and colleagues] and
let [insert name of deceased spouse] live on in them, and in me. Amen.”
This prayer might be offered before or after honoring a grave with flowers or
other signs of affection. Another variation could include reliving a favorite memory
with the spouse and offering that to God, too.
Living life without a beloved partner or spouse isn’t easy. With prayer, a Christian
can invite God into the journey of grief as he or she struggles to transition from
married to single life again.