Native American Prayer For The Grieving
The loss of a loved one is painful. It can be hard to even get out of bed when you know that your heart and mind are longing for your loved one. You feel like you have no hope and no one will ever understand what you are going through. If this sounds familiar, then I have some good news for you – there is hope! There are ways to move forward with your life after the passing of someone close to you.
We are in this together,
We are in this together, and we all need to help each other to move on.
We can all learn how to cope with pain and loss. We can all learn how to heal from the grief that we carry inside of us.
Oh great spirit.
- Oh great spirit, we come to you today as our hearts are heavy with grief.
- We ask that you help us to find peace and comfort in the midst of this difficult time.
- May we find strength in our sorrow, hope in our sadness and love in our loss. We know that one day we will see them again someday, but until then may they rest peacefully knowing they were loved by many people here on earth as well as those who have passed before them and those still here now who love them dearly even though they can not be with us physically anymore because their time has come to go home.*
You know our pain
- You know our pain.
- We have lost a loved one, and so have you.
- We have lost a loved one to suicide, and so have you.
- We have lost a loved one to addiction, and so have you.
And how it hurts.
- The pain you are feeling right now is natural, and it can be worked through. Pain is something that we all share in common, and the ability to heal from it comes from the love of others.
- You do not need to suffer alone. There is strength in numbers; other people have been where you are now, and they can ease your pain by providing comfort and understanding.
- The strength of God’s love will also help ease your grief as well:
We are in this together.
It is important to remember that we are all in this together. It may be easy to think that you are alone, but the truth is that you are not the only one who is grieving. We all have to go through this together, and it’s okay if you need help or support from your tribe members as long as they don’t try to take advantage of your situation. You are not alone; we all must confront death at some point in our lives.
Our hearts cry,
Grief is a natural response to loss. When we experience any type of loss, grief may be our only option for coping with the pain. There are many different types of grief, including:
- Loss of life (such as death)
- Loss of a relationship (such as divorce or breakup)
- Loss of material possessions (such as losing your home in a fire)
When someone you know experiences the death of someone close to them or if they just experienced some kind of devastating event that has changed their lives forever, it’s important to let them know that they will get through this time and they are not alone.
Tears run down our faces,
Tears run down our faces. We are not alone in our grief. Through this prayer, we can help each other heal.
We gather together and pray for the soul of a loved one who has passed on to another world. We ask that they be taken safely home by the Great Spirit and that they may find peace there along with those who have gone before them.
As we hold each other close, we realize how much pain there is in this world; but we also realize that together we can help each other heal from this pain and make a better life for ourselves and future generations to come
But we have to remember you are with us.
But we have to remember you are with us.
The Great Spirit is always with us, in this room and in our hearts.
As we grieve for those that we have lost, the Great Spirit is with us as well.
As we heal from our losses, the Great Spirit is also there for us.
And when it comes time for memories to fade away and new ones to be formed—still He will be there for all of us who seek Him out during these times too.
Comfort us, Oh Great Spirit.
Comfort us, Oh Great Spirit.
Be with us as we begin the healing process. Fill our hearts with joy and laughter once again. We will not forget those that have passed, but we know you are taking care of them and one day we will see them again.
Be with us as we start the healing process.
As you begin the healing process, know that you are not alone.
You are not the only one who is suffering.
There are others who can help you.
You can help yourself, and you can also help others with your own experience and whatever wisdom it may have to offer them as they grieve their own losses in their own way.
Fill our hearts with joy and laughter once again.
The grieving process is a journey. There are no quick fixes and it takes time to heal. But remember, you can do it!
Laughter is the best medicine for the soul. When you feel like you’re going through hell, make sure that you laugh as often as possible. Laugh with your family and friends, laugh at yourself (if something funny happens), or just watch some funny movies or listen to some stand-up comedy clips on YouTube for a good chuckle every now and then!
We all need joy in our lives! If there’s any way that we can bring more joy into our day-to-day existence by doing simple things such as making our home look nice with flowers from nature (like dandelions), filling our home with laughter and music of all types will definitely help fill those empty voids created by grief.”
We will not forget those that have passed, but we know you are taking care of them and one day we will see them again.
In the Native American tradition, we believe that our loved ones who have passed on are with us always. We may not see them or speak with them in this life, but they are always present and watching over us. It is important to acknowledge those who have passed on so that they may continue to guide and protect us as we go through life.
We will not forget any of you or the lessons you taught us during your time here on Earth. We know that you are still with us in spirit and that one day we will see each other again. Our hearts will unite as one when our paths cross again in the afterlife where there is no pain, suffering or sorrows to face alone.
Your grief is natural and you can work through it with the help of people who have gone before you.
You are not alone. There are others who have gone before you, and they’ve made it through the grief process. You can talk to people who have been through what you’re going through now, including spiritual leaders like ordained ministers or elders in your tribe. You can also talk to family members, friends or therapists who understand what you’re going through and won’t judge how you feel about your loss.
It’s important to remember that grief is a journey you have to take on your own. No one can do it for you, but there are people who have gone before you and they can tell you what steps they took when they were grieving.