“Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you with a grieving heart. It is heavy with the void of the loss of a life. Although we did not get to meet our precious baby face to face, we know we felt him/her with our hearts.
The loss we are suffering from feels like more than we can bear. We were excited about the miracle of life and the new addition of it to our family. Children are a gift from God and we did not take that gift for granted.
As we were anticipating the birth of our little one, Lord you had other plans for him/her. We are confused as to why we would have to experience this pain and loss, but you Lord have a plan.
In all honesty, we are confused and even a bit angry at you, Lord. We do not understand and cannot wrap our heads around why this is happening! We repent of this anger as being angry at God never got anyone anywhere good. Lord, we are sorry for taking our frustrations out on you and questioning your love for us. We know you love us and that you have good things in store for this family.
I bind the demonic spirits of guilt and condemnation that are whispering in our ears that we did something horrible to deserve this. We may not have answers in this life, but we will not accept guilt that is not ours to carry. Release us from this burden as it makes our grief unbearable. Heal us from the condemnation that we have been feeling.
We are asking for you to heal our broken hearts so we can function in the everyday tasks that you want us to do with the right attitude.
We know that our little one is in heaven with you, and that he/she has avoided many pains here on earth. We know that when we leave this life and go onto meet you in heaven, our little child will be there to greet us with you by his/her side.
Thank you Lord for taking care of our needs. Right now, we need your love more than ever. We have so much love to give in our hearts and we will continue to bless all those around us with that love. This is what you have called every believer to do, and this is a job that each one of us can do if we put our minds to it.
In this hard time, help us to see beyond ourselves and our grief and reach out to touch another more hurting person or family. Help us to heal others despite our own pain, as we know you will heal us as we have asked you to do.
In Jesus’ precious name, give us a new attitude, a new way of looking at this temporary loss and a new way of dealing with pain—and that is with the healing power of loving others. Thank you Lord for all that you are doing that we cannot see. Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan
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