It is impossible for one to never experience loss during their time. Have you ever witness such thing yourself? What can you do when it happens? Perhaps condolences are the best things that you can offer during this difficult situation. These sayings are meant to comfort people who are experiencing loss. The pain that those people feel may not be comparable. However, you can lift up some of their burdens by saying your support for them. This way, those people will not feel as lonely and isolated as they feel before hearing the comforting words. They will have less trouble to opening up to somebody else.
The comforting words should be chosen very carefully. Recipient of such words is currently at the stage where they may not be able to fully process words in rational manner. The most important component of condolences is love. Sender should show positive affection to the recipient of these comforting words. Compassion is also a necessary ingredient for that. The words should show sender’s willingness to understand what recipient is going through without judgment. The following examples are some words that are designed to comfort people who experience losses in their lives. There are many kinds depending on your occasion.
General Condolence Messages
My heart aches to hear this news. I’m praying for everyone.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolence to you and your family.
You have been a great friend of mine. Today’s loss is just as much mine as yours. May she rest in peace in the most peaceful place in this universe.
My heartiest condolences to the grieving family, my heartfelt tears for the finest human being I knew. May God keep your family in peace and delight
Moments like this are fragile for our hearts and minds. I hope you will hold onto the beautiful memories and precious moments shared with the most incredible person in the world. I wish the brighter days to come. I am always here for you.
Words can’t describe how sorry I am at this loss. You’re in my prayers.
We were saddened to hear the news about your mother’s / father’s passing. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you. We hope, in time, all the good memories will comfort you.
It’s a tough time to overcome for anyone. But I’m sure that you won’t let this grief stop you becoming who you are. My thoughts are with you!
More than sharing my condolence, I want to let you know that I am just a call away. You will find me by your side whenever you need in this misery.
I wish you strength for today. Your [the person who passed away] will always be watching over you. Please remember that you are not alone. I am here to support you, hold your hand, listen to your tears and share your sorrow.
No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.
Whilst I cannot physically be with you in time of sorrow, my spirit is there with your family. Your father / mother / wife / husband will always be remembered for his / her kindness. With deepest sympathy.
We will all be praying for you and your family until this time of suffering and sadness is over. May God give you the strength to overcome this loss.
We may lose one of our most beloved persons but we have got one more angel who is watching over us from the heaven! Our sincere condolences for you and your family.
I feel sorry for the loss of your father / mother. I will pray for her beautiful soul to find peace in heaven. I believe that she will always walk by your side, as an angel of God.
I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. My heart goes out to you at this time of grief.
Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. May those beautiful yesterdays always remain in your heart, and your sorrows gently fade away.
We all will sincerely pray to God that he relieves you and your family of this unbearable pain. May you find peace in the warmth of love and friendship that surrounds you.
I cannot feel the distress you are feeling at the moment but I can assure you that God has given her / him a special place in heaven and she’s / he’s watching us. Deep condolences.
I am dashed to hear about your loss. I hope that love can bring peace and comfort for your heart in the days ahead. I am in deepest sympathy with your family.
Condolence Messages on Death of Mother
You have to be strong. I know it’s too difficult. Her moments are around your mind all the time, but listen, you have to keep them, for her. To be alive in your heart forever.
The heart that your mother had for others is a rare gift to the many people who had the privilege to know her and be blessed by her. Please accept my condolences.
Condolences on the passing of your mother. Even though she has moved on to a better place, she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mothers can never be replaced, and most of us don’t get to keep them for our entire lives. I hope your memories of her bring you comfort. She was an amazing person.
I’ll never forget the pretty face of your mother. She was a great lady. Accept my deepest condolence for the death of your mother! My prayers are with you during this time.
I wish I could take your sorrow away, very far from here, and bring you all the smiles and hugs. Like your mother did all these years.
Kindly accept my deepest condolence on the death of your mother. Our family is very fortunate to know her. She was an inspiration for all of us. She will always be missed in our memories. May God gift you comfort and strength at this hard time
Your mother was a dear and special person. I am so grateful to have had the privilege of knowing her. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Death holds no power over love, especially the love of a mother. For this reason, we can never completely lose our mothers.
God is always near to those who have a broken heart. It’s really hard to bear the loss of someone so dear like the mother. But know that God is with you, He loves and cares for you. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
Your mother was the loveliest woman we have met, and the news of her passing shook us all. Condolences from our family to yours.
Your mother was a very cheerful, humor and joyful woman, who was always our role model in our life. We are very sorry for your mother’s loss. Our blessing is always with you to handle this difficult time
Sending you prayers and thoughts of love and support upon the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful person and she has surely moved on to a better place.
From when I have heard you talk about your mother, she sounded like she was a great woman. She did an excellent job raising you as evidenced by your character. I am sorry for your loss.
I know that your faith is strong and I wish you can hold it at any situation. I admire the life your mother lead. She was a great woman. I’m sorry for the loss of such a valuable one in your life!
Condolence Messages for Loss of Father
I am really sorry for you loss. I know how close you were to your father and what an influence he had on your life. We will miss him.
Although, I didn’t get to know your dad very well, but I know that he’s a gentleman and he has raised best children to continue his good works. We will surely miss him.
I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you on your father’s loss. May God give you the strength to withstand this sudden shock.
Dear friend, I am so badly pained by hearing that your father is no more. Your loss is so heavy. I know it’s hard for you to stay strong in such a time but this is what you need now. We all are praying for you.
Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes and this is one of those moments. Your father was one of the good guys. I will miss him terribly. My condolences.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you on your father’s loss. May God give you strength to withstand the sudden shock.
Your father’s memory may bring tears in your eyes today. I hope you’ll honor these memories with a smile someday. My deepest sympathy.
Your father was a man of noble qualities. We all learned many things from him. He will be remembered forever. May God be always with you and your family.
God takes away those whom he loves most. Your father was one of the lucky ones. Let us all pray for his departed soul.
Your father always bragged about how wonderful you were. I hope you know that you meant the world to him. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Truly sorry for your loss.
I know how difficult is it to be calm when you lose your dad, but you just have to stay strong for him. He was a gem of a person. May his soul rest in peace.
My condolences to you for the passing of your father. There will never be another man like him.
Time takes a turn and we remain helpless. Life then gets into one big mess. Sorry to hear about your father. I am deeply hurt by the news. Please stay strong for your family.
It’s not a time to mourn. It’s time to look back and remember all the good things in life he did for you. It’s time to continue the legacy of a great man that your father was.
Condolence Messages to a Colleague
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I just heard about your [coworker’s family member] death. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts.
I extend my sympathy wishes for the loss of your mother / father. I pray to the Lord to bless you and your family with strength to sail through this difficult time.
I am deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow I feel at this moment. Sincere condolences.
Please accept my warmest condolences, I’m sending thoughts of peace and courage your way.
May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.
You have our most heartfelt sympathies during this time.
Sending my heartfelt sympathies on the death of your [colleague’s family member]. I hope you get all the support during this difficult time to recover the loss soon.
Please accept my condolences. Just know that I am here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.
Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
Though words, however gentle, cannot take your loss away, still may these flowers sent in sympathy help comfort you today.
May these flowers serve as an expression of my sympathy for you and your family
In this sorrowful time, may Lord bless you and your family with comfort to ease the pain. My sincere sympathy for the loss of your [colleague’s family member]. May his / her soul rest in peace.
I offer you my thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during this dark time in your life.
Condolence Card Messages
I’m sure your heart is aching. We want you to know that we are here for you if your need anything. Expect us to check in soon.
I am thankful to have shared memories with [name]. I will miss him/her and his/her impact on our family.
I could always count on your father to lighten the mood with a good joke. There will never be another man quite like him and his memory will live on forever.
It was with great sadness that we learned of [name]’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times
Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your father was truly an incredible person, and his loss is felt deeply.
We are saddened to learn of the loss you’ve had, please let us know how we may help you heal.
I always admired your mother’s caring and selfless nature. She was a true friend and someone who was always a pleasure to have around.
You are in my heart at such a difficult time. You have my deepest sympathies.
As you grieve, know that we are all remembering and honoring [name]
Nothing can truly cut the ties of motherhood. She is with us all still in love, memory, and family. Know we are here to support you all through everything that may come.
Words fail to express my sorrow for your loss. Please know I am with you through this difficult time.
Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.
I wish I could do more than give you my sympathy. Please let me know how I can help. Know that I am here if you need anything, and I love you.
This card isn’t meant to do anything for you but let you know that I am thinking of you at this time. I am sorry for your loss.
Short Condolence Messages
We sincerely hope peace finds you during this difficult time.
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
Just wanted to send some love your way after hearing about your loss.
Please accept my warm and heartfelt sympathy.
My sincere condolences over the death of [name].
May these flowers express what our words cannot.
Your loss has left all of us deeply saddened.
Deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. A nicer lady never lived.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Never forget, you have friends who love you.
May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish.
I am here for you. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers, sweetheart. So sorry for your loss.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Death Condolence Messages
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he/she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with [name of the deceased].
I extend my sincerest sympathies to you and your family. What I remember most about [name of the deceased] was his/her wisdom and warm-heartedness. He/she was patient and never seemed to speak ill of others.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We will sorely miss [name]’s smile and liveliness.
Wishing you peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your dear wife. While your life will never be the same without her, we pray you find relief in knowing your life was forever changed because of her. She was a wonderful woman.
I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away if there is anything we can do to help you get through this. My heartfelt condolences.
We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of [name of the deceased].
I was so very sorry to hear of [name]’s passing. He/she was liked and respected by all of us who knew him/her. You have my deepest sympathies.
With a heavy heart I pray for eternal peace to the departed soul. [Name] lived a good fulfilling life. My condolences to you.
In the missing of your beautiful sister, we wish you peace and comfort knowing she is forever in your heart. Hold tight to the memories of laughs shared, tears cried, and celebrations held.
Death can never take a good man away, for in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer
We are deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your amazing mother / father.
On this sad occasion, we grieve with you. [Name] lived to a ripe old age, but I know it is still a very big loss for you. My warm thoughts and much love to you.
During this dark hour, may you be reminded that you will someday see your bother again. Our Lord will keep him in His arms and bless you both. You have our deepest sympathies.
Christian Condolence Messages
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Maybe now you think it’s unfair that [name] died but all that happens is because God had planned it from the beginning, when he/ she was here, he/ she gave you a lot of joy and now his/ her spirit will take care of you from heaven. My deepest condolences.
We pray in this time of loss, you’ll feel God’s love much more and that you’ll find your comfort in the presence of the Lord. We pray God pours upon you his sweet amazing grace and overflow your heart with peace as you live in His embrace.
We pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement. Take comfort in friendship, prayer, and peace in love
It is God who gives us life and who decides when it ends, I’m with you in this difficult moment and I hope your soul finds solace. I will pray for God to help you to overcome the pain you feel, my sincere condolences.
In your time of sorrow, know that God is there. He will hold you in His arms and wipe away your tears. He understands your pain; He feels the grief you feel. Just give to Him your broken heart, for He in time will heal.
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
Knowing that we will not see again someone considered by us as special person, fills our hearts with unavoidable sadness and tears for his departure. Lean on God who will help you see the light at the end of the road. My heartfelt condolence.
I know right now at your time of grief, it’s hard to understand. So I pray that you will find some comfort under God’s loving hand.
Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. I am available to pray with you anytime.
Deep Condolence Messages
I express my earnest commiseration to you and your siblings on the demise of your [family member], you and your family are in my heart.
Please accept my condolences on the passing of [name]. It is an honor to have known such a great person, and I will truly miss him/ her.
With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember [name].
It cuts to my heart to hear about the loss that your family have experienced. Words cannot express my condolences.
At this trying period in your life, I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
The loss of [name] has comes as such a shock to us all. He will be missed so deeply.
I pray that the Good God brings you and your family peace, give you strength and comfort your hearts during this hard time.
I am deeply saddened by the great loss you and your family have suffered. My heart goes out to you in this trying time. May you and your loved ones find the strength to get through this.
The memories of [name] will never fade. He/ she had such a positive impact on everyone who knew him/ her that he/ she will live on forever in our hearts. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
During this hurting time dear friend, it grieved us to hear that your [family member] passed on. May our condolences and prayers bring you peace and comfort.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
– Thomas Campbell
“What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.”
– Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones are sealed inside to comfort us.”
– Brian Jacques
“The true way to mourn the dead is to take care of the living who belong to them.”
– Edmund Burke
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
– Hellen Keller
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
– From a headstone in Ireland
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”
– Terri Guillemets
“How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.”
– Dorothy Ferguson
“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”
– Leo Buscaglia
“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’, but in thankfulness that he was.”
– Hebrew Proverb
“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”
– John Taylor
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28
“Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you.”
– Rossiter Raymond
“That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.”
– William Wordsworth
“Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture, dignity and love.”
– John Milton
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
– 1Cor 2:9
“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
– Kahlil Gibran
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
– Matthew 5:4
“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.”
– William Cullen Bryant
Replies to a Condolence Message
It was very nice of you to think of me in this time of sadness. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
I thank you because in these days of pain you have accompanied me and you have shown me your sincere friendship. Your words have helped me a lot.
I would like to thank you for your condolences. I appreciate your support and heartfelt sympathies. I pray that you never go through such pain.
Thank you for your prayers and condolences. My family is immensely grateful for your kind prayers and messages. Please pray for us as we try to heal and move forward in life.
We really took comfort in your words of condolences. Thank you for that!
Please accept my sincere thanks for the beautiful flowers you sent for my mother’s / father’s memorial service. She / he would have loved them. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and caring more than I can say.
I was so touched by all the support you’ve given me. Lunch is on me next time. Thank you!
Thank you for your sympathy during this difficult time. I’m touched by your words of condolence and would like express my gratitude towards your support and caring.
Many friends, relatives and colleagues sent condolence messages. My family and I would like to thank you. Your words of consolation have made this loss a little easier to bear.
Thank you for remembering the good things you have learned from our dearest deceased and for sharing them with us.
Thank you for your touching letter. I really enjoyed hearing from you. The story you shared about my mother / father made me smile.
Thank you very much for helping me out when I needed it. You helped more than you think you did and I hope you know I’m very grateful. Thank you, again.
Thank you for your condolences during our time of loss. I very much appreciate you sharing the moment and trying your best to comfort us in the darkest of times.
I wanted to thank you from the depths of my hearty for your little gestures of love. These are the real gifts in this difficult time. Your kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness have been a light through the darkness.
Thank you for showing us that we are not alone in our grief.