100+ Sympathy Quotes & Messages to Share

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What can you say to express your love, sympathy, and support to someone who is grieving?

We’ve collected, curated, and written a wide range of beautiful and heartwarming things to say to your loved ones.

Read on to find help and inspiration and when you don’t know what to write in a condolence message. Or simply scroll through and read these encouraging quotes for yourself as you mourn your loved one.

We hope these messages, sayings, and shareable images provide a measure of comfort in this difficult time.

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70 Short Condolence Messages on the Loss of Father

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When it comes to challenging life experiences, the loss of a father is up there. A father is someone you’ve known your whole life, who you’ve shared memories with, and learned so much from. When he passes away, you may feel an immense sense of emptiness and fragility, and understandably so. It’s hard to find the right words to express that sorrow, and messages to write to someone else who has lost their father may be even more difficult for you to think of.

So we have done the hard work for you. If someone you know is grieving the loss of a father, or a father figure, we have put together some condolences so you can create the perfect message. When you don’t know what to say – or to write – these quotes will help you express comfort, encouragement, and support in the best way possible.

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50 Comforting Sympathy Prayers for Loss of a Loved One

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What should you say in prayer for the death of a loved one? What sort of grief prayer can you pray for yourself (if you’re the one who is grieving) or for someone you care about who is mourning the loss of a loved one?

The Bible is filled with God’s words of comfort, all of which you can pray when reeling from the death of someone you love.

Whether you want to find the words to express what’s in your heart, or you want to offer a sensitive, Scriptural, and comforting sympathy prayer for a friend, we’ve put together a beautiful collection of grief prayers for you below.

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Words to Comfort Someone Who Lost a Loved One

Words to Comfort

What do you say to comfort someone who lost a loved one?

Our condolences.

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.

Sure, those things are appropriate to say, and even need to be said. But the mourner will hear variations of condolences and sympathy so many times that it almost loses meaning.

Today, we want to explore what the mourner is experiencing and let the reality of grief inform the words of comfort you offer.

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Funeral Potatoes: 10 Best Recipes for the Ultimate Comfort Dish

Funeral Potatoes

What are funeral potatoes, and why do they have such a ghoulish name?

Whether you’re scrambling to find a dish to bring to a funeral potluck, need a new potato recipe to add to your rotation, or are just weirded out by the macabre term and want to know more, we have the complete guide to funeral potatoes right here.

Learn how to make this comfort-food staple, how it got the odd name, how it differs from other potato casseroles, plus how to store, substitute, and deliver it as part of a meal train.

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In Lieu of Flowers: What to Ask For (and How to Say It)

What to Ask in Lieu of Flowers

Perhaps you’ve seen, on a funeral notice or announcement, something like, “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that…”

Sometimes it seems like funerals have their own code or language. What do people mean by this phrase? Does it mean don’t send flowers… at all?

Learn about when and how to follow the family’s wishes when they make a request like this one.

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How to Comfort Someone: 83 Practical Ideas

83 Practical Ideas for Comforting Someone

How can you bring comfort to someone who is grieving, crying, sad, or stressed? Maybe they lost a loved one, or maybe they are experiencing grief over the loss of a relationship, job, a life opportunity, or any of those million and one other things that get to us.

You want to provide help, comfort, and support for your friend. That’s great! But… how, exactly, do you do this?

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