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Someone I care deeply about has lost someone he cares deeply about today. Please keep him in your thoughts as he grieves. If you’re the praying type, please pray for him. I don’t usually tell people how they should pray, but if you would indulge me, I’d like to offer these suggestions:
Pray that he has the courage to grieve and grieve fully.
Pray that he feels safe enough to grieve.
Pray that if he needs to cry, he finds a time and place where he can allow himself to cry.
Pray that if he needs to shout, he finds a time and place where he can allow himself to shout.
Pray that if he needs to ask the hard questions, he finds a time, a place, and the sense that he can safely ask the hard questions.
Pray not that his grieving will be cut short or sped up, but that he may go through the process fully and properly.
And pray that in it all, he remembers that we grieve because we have first loved. And let the memory of that love inject some sweetness in the often painful grieving process.