I can think of quite a few names just off the top of my head and know that there are many, many more I'm not aware of. I have not experienced this myself - so cannot begin to imagine what it is like to lose a child. But, I do know that if I had lost a child - I would not want anyone to forget about that sweet life. So, today - let us remember...
Dear Lord,For those of you who have experienced this loss - if you would be willing to share, please let me know how to pray, how to encourage, how to uplift you. I know that I have felt at a loss so many times - please teach me how to care for you.
Thank You for being the author of life - for being sovereign over life. I cannot begin to understand why You would allow some of us to live for years and others to never take a breath or live a shortened life - but I do acknowledge that You know best and You are in control.
I would like to pray for all the sweet mothers who have experienced this loss. Lord, You know what it is like to lose a child - to see them suffer and die. You can comfort them in a tender way that only You know how.
I pray, Lord, that You would show the rest of us how to honor the memory of these lives. How to encourage our dear sisters, how to lift them up to You. Bring them to mind so we will pray for them, call them, send them a note, check on them. I can only imagine that this is an ache that may dull but never truly go away.
Help us not to forget these precious ones or what they meant to their families. Thank You that we will see them again one day - and that we can look forward to that. I pray for peace and comfort in the waiting - wrap Your loving arms around each family who has been touched by this and draw them close and even closer to You Lord.
Lord, in all things including this - we pray that You would be glorified. That Your Name would be furthered and made known more clearly. Thank You for loving us so much - teach us to love You more.
In Jesus' Name,