8 Most Effective Psalm Prayers to Help with Grief and Loss

The Lord will also be a stronghold
for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble

8 Most Effective Psalm Prayers to Help with Grief and Loss

There is no feeling quite like that of losing a loved one. Heartbreak is a special kind of hurt. Finding God’s comfort in the midst of such heartache is paramount for healing, peace, and regained joy. Seeking reassurance in God’s Word and in His promises will work wonders for reaffirming one’s inner strength and capability. 

If you are in pain today due to grief and loss, take some time to prayerfully meditate on these 8 Most Effective Psalm Prayers to Help with Grief and Loss. As you pray, remember that Almighty God is always with you. He goes before you and will never leave you.

8 Most Effective Psalm Prayers to Help with Grief and Loss

Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord will also be a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble;
and those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
for You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.


Lord God, Your Word says that You are a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. I call upon You to be my stronghold in my time of grief now; I feel oppressed by the pain and the sorrow that I feel. But in You, Lord, I know that I can find peace for Your Word promises me so. Father Almighty, please have Your divine way within my mind and heart so that I may find comfort in this difficult time. Amen.

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my Savior,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.


Father in Heaven, You are my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my rock, in whom I take refuge. You are my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold forevermore! God, I pray that I may always put my trust in You even in my mourning; even after experiencing such a great loss. I pray to lean more into You because I know that I cannot get through this alone. I know that in my own strength I am weak, but in You I can do all things. Amen.

Psalm 22:24

For He has not despised nor scorned the suffering of the afflicted;
nor has He hidden His face from him;
but when he cried to Him for help, He heard.


Wonderful Counselor, You have not despised or disdained the suffering of your afflicted ones. You have not once hidden Your face from me, but have rather shown me that You are right beside me in my anguish. Thank You for hearing me; for hearing my pain even when I could not formulate the words to explain it. I know You understand every tear, every cry, every whisper, and every sigh of my heart. God of Wisdom and Understanding, I praise You in my brokenness. Amen.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd,
I will not be in need.

He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For the sake of His name.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.

Certainly goodness and faithfulness will follow me all the days of my life,
And my dwelling will be in the house of the Lord forever.


Loving Shepherd, I know that with You I shall not be in want because You lead Your sheep to green pastures and beside still waters. I have no doubt that You will do the same for me – leading me to a place of peace. Grief is a hard thing to deal with, but I know You will restore my soul; Your rod and staff shall comfort me. I know that with You, Lord, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in Your House forever. Amen.

Psalm 27:4-5

One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord
and to meditate in His temple.
For on the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
He will hide me in the secret place of His tent;
He will lift me up on a rock.


Heavenly Father, I look to You and only You. One thing I ask is that I shall dwell in Your House all the days of my life so that I may gaze upon Your beauty and seek You in Your Holy Temple. In the day of trouble, Lord, You will keep me safe in Your dwelling; You will hide me in the shelter of Your wings. O Lord, help me to find my way inside Your dwelling as my grief currently consumes my mind and my heart. Amen.

Psalm 30:5

For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime;
weeping may last for the night,
but a shout of joy comes in the morning.


God of all Truth, I cry throughout the night and embrace mourning all throughout the day. But Your Word declares that weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning. I pray for this shift in my life, I pray for divine peace within my heart so that I may rejoice in the morning in Your presence. I believe Your Word, Good Father, and I know that even though it doesn’t feel like it right now I can achieve healing and transformation from this current pain. Amen.

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


Draw me closer, Lord, and never let me go. I know You are close to the broken-hearted; saving those who are crushed in spirit. With the loss I have endured and the grief I feel, I pray that I may feel Your presence more now than ever in this season of heartache. I know that I am not alone with You and that, with You, I will not remain in a state of sorrow. I will overcome and be victorious. Amen.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked are overthrown by their wickedness,
but the just find a refuge in their integrity.


My Father in Heaven, even when calamity comes, the wicked are brought down; but even in death, the righteous have a refuge. I thank You for this Word that gives me comfort in knowing that although I have lost one whom I love, they have gained by entering into Your heavenly Kingdom. They have now found a better place and are resting eternally with You — so for that, Lord, I thank You. I pray that this Word resonates within me so that I may move forward from grief, and into a state of gratitude. Amen.

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