Grief & Loss

Grief and Loss Prayers

Prayer for Those Who Have Suffered Trauma

Most merciful God,
bless all who have suffered trauma
in their lives.
Support them with love
during their time of shock.
Grace them with peace
as they wrestle with the challenges
of each day.
Sustain them in hope
as they prepare for the days ahead.
Amen.

- Vienna Cobb Anderson

Source: Adapted from "Prayers of Our Hearts" © 1991 Vienna Cobb Anderson. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

TAGS: Healing, Illness, Strength & Courage, Multifaith, Trauma, Merciful, Stress, Challenges, Divorce, God, Peace, Violence & Disasters, Depression, Shock, Abuse

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