A prayer for healing:
God of comfort,
You know that we come to you with heavy hearts that we find hard to unburden. It is particularly in this time of year when the darkness of long solstice nights collides with the brilliance of Christmas lights, that we find it hard to express our losses. We may be confused, sad, lonely and felling our losses without remembering that you are always there to support us. We tend even toward anger at you, because we feel in some way it is your will that we are unhappy. Sometimes we feel cut off from you because we allow our many hurts to engulf us. Open us to the understanding that you are the source of all love and we need not feel so alone in our grief. Grant us wisdom to know that you most of all can be trusted, and you are with us, especially when we are at our absolute worst.
We receive your mercy, your care and your grace today.