Some say that prayer brought them immediate comfort and relief. Others say that initially they had a difficult time praying, but with persistence, comfort eventually came to them. There are also those who were and remain nonreligious. They state that during the worst part of their grief experience, they turned to prayer and meditation, and in so doing, found relief.
You may find that it is hard to pray when you are suffering or in pain. On such occasions, silent reflection may be the only thing you can accomplish. If this is the case, allow yourself to sit silently and remember all of the wonderful memories you have in your heart of the decedent. Doing so will eventually bring you relief, and allow your soul to soften so that prayer is once more within your power.
Prayer has often played a vital role in my life. In moments of despair, I have called upon my Father in Heaven and have received the comfort and answers for which I was searching. I don’t know that prayer is the answer for everyone, but for me and my clients, it has been our saving grace.
My name is Tracy Renee Lee. I am the owner and Managing Funeral Director at Queen City Funeral Home in Queen City Texas. I am an author, syndicated columnist, and co-founder of Heaven Sent, Corp. I write books and weekly bereavement articles related to understanding and coping with grief. I am the American Funeral Director of the Year Runner-Up and recipient of the BBB’s Integrity Award. I deliver powerful messages and motivate audiences toward positive recovery. It is my life's work to comfort the bereaved and help them live on.
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