A very dear friend of mine lost his beloved dog this week. It was sudden and unexpected. I offer this prayer of comfort for him.
Father, a friend of mine is hurting.
Give comfort to my friend in his loss and sorrow.
Be his refuge and strength, O Lord.
Reassure him of your continuing love
and lift him from the depths of grief
into the peace and light of your presence.
May the loving care of his friends and family
be a source of strength and comfort for him.
May the love and bond he shared with his faithful companion
be a source of joy and peace that will comfort his soul.
And may the warm and loving memories they have shared
be a delight to him in the days ahead.