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Bible Verses For Memorial Day to Honor Our Heroes and Comfort The Brokenhearted

Here, a collection of verses to share with loved ones to bring hope and healing

Each year, we take time on Memorial Day to honor the sacrifice of military service people who have lost their lives defending our country. For those who have lost a loved one in this way, this holiday feels bittersweet. We recognize the need and appreciate the significance, but our hearts still grieve what we’ve lost.

But even as we mourn on this day, we can remember that there is hope in our pain. God is in it with us. We do not hurt alone. When our grief feels heavy, God carries us. When our heart feels empty, it becomes the perfect vessel for His love to fill up and overflow. God wants us to bring our mourning to Him. Although we cannot always understand God’s plans, His goodness is always there.

In the Bible, there is a promise: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.” —Psalm 147:3–4 (ESV)

As God lays the stars in the sky and gives them a name, He will also heal broken hearts and tend to our pain. Each time you look to the stars and think of your lost loved one, you can be reminded of this promise that God will always keep.

Here, a collection of ten Bible verses for Memorial Day to help you remember the One who loves you.

Psalm 46:1 (NIV) — Bible Verses For Memorial Day

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

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Paul in a letter to the Philippians, 4:7 (ESV)

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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David to the Lord, Psalm 3:2–3 (NKJV)

“Many are they who say of me, ‘There is no help for him in God.’ But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head.”

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Jesus to the disciples, John 16:33 (ESV)

“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

bible verses for memorial day grief

The Lord to the exiles, Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

“Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.”

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Psalm 34:18 (ESV)— Bible Verses For Memorial Day

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” 

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John in a letter to the churches, Revelation 21:4 (ESV)

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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The Prophet Isaiah to the people of Israel, Isaiah 35:10 (NASB)

“And the ransomed of the Lord will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

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Romans 8:26 (ESV) — Bible Verses For Memorial Day

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”

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Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:3–4 (ESV)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

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