A Prayer To My Shepherd King

Lord, help me accept and embrace

that the life I am living is the life You made for me

and the life You made me for

Even when (especially when)

it is not the life I imagined or would have chosen for myself.

Make my heart pliable under Your hand,

give me grace for the hard places,

light for the dark places and

hope for the desperate places.

Teach me to lean into You,

trust You and to follow You

wherever You may lead.

Give me songs in the night.


Below is a link to one of my favorite songs. I often sing or hum it to myself to remind me of Truth, when the enemy wants to overwhelm me with despair and lies.

You Are My Hiding Place by Selah

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

3 thoughts on “A Prayer To My Shepherd King”

  1. Your words are so comforting. I have been struggling so much. Both my husband and I have. We lost our daughter on April 3, 2015 age 17 years, 19 days. Yes she was a child of God’s. She accepted the Lord into her heart at a young age, then rededicated her life and felt the need to renew her life with God when she was older. My personal life has had some major traumas from an early child hood age and had personally dealt with some tough situations. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, Praise God I am now in remission. Husband had a major surgery in March of 2015 and our daughter was so concerned for us and the fact that she might loose us then it turns around on us and we loose her. Why is just one of the very many unanswered questions we have but today I came upon your blogs. God works in mysterious ways. Thank you Jesus.


    1. Oh Carol…I am so very sorry for your loss. Our son was killed on April 12,2014 so I’m a little further along in this grief journey.

      There are no shortcuts and no easy answers. My heart for sharing is to encourage others, so I am thankful that you are encouraged.

      But I am not willing to pretend that burying a child is something that I will ever “get over” or “move beyond”. God has promised to redeem our pain through Christ, but He doesn’t remove it on this earth.

      I pray that you will find faithful friends who can bless you by providing a safe place for you to express your grief, questions and hope for healing.



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