Prayers in times of Sadness and Grief

When our feelings are strong, we might be afraid to share with anyone, including God, how we really feel. Sometimes we pray as though we need to protect God from our questions, our anger, our deep, deep sadness. But this is not the case.

God is our most capable and trusted companion and friend. In fact, we can’t tell God anything God doesn’t already know! These prayers are not meant to take the place of your own heartfelt words and silences, but perhaps they can get you started.

A sample of the prayers in the brochure is below. Please click on the button below to download a pdf brochure to print.

Lord, help me. My boat is so small. Your ocean is so immense.   – French Medieval Prayer