God of Heaven’s Armies, losing a loved one is very painful. Please strengthen the family and friends of the departed soul in their inner being. May Christ dwell richly in their hearts that they may find strength and increase in power. Fill their numb souls with hope and lift them when they fall. Grant them the serenity to accept what they cannot change and the courage to face the days ahead. Shelter them with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Be present in their pain and struggle and remind them of your promises. In Jesus, name, we believe and pray, Amen.