Oh Lord, I pray for every person who is going through a loss in their family through death. Life is like a vapor. We are here one day and gone the next. As I say this now, I know that people will be saying this about me one day when I die. But I know where I will go come death. Because I love and honor You in this life, I will be in paradise when I die. I will be free from all the pain and sorrow that comes from this life. You are the maker of all things good and I can’t wait to one day be with You, God, for all eternity in heaven. I especially pray for my wife and children. That they will fully receive You, Jesus, and become born again before their last breath. I would be sad if they were not in heaven. Many tears would be shed for sure, and now I understand the reason why You will wipe away all the tears from our eyes. And not just them do I pray that they will be in heaven, but my parents, siblings, immediate and extended family, friends, and co-workers. I don’t wish for anyone to go to hell when they die. They just need to give up what is holding them back in order to receive You for themselves. I love You, Lod. Amen.
Genesis 23:4-7 (KJV)
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
God gives us the strength we need when people we love pass away. He also helps us mourn with those who are suffering.