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Christian Sympathy Cards

When it comes to writing Christian sympathy cards, the Bible does give us some guidelines to help us writing a comforting message.

I think it is important to see that both of these guidelines speak of doing rather than saying. Sometimes it is best to keep quiet. Sometimes less is more.

  • Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Romans 12:15
  • Bear Ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:29

How we respond to one another in suffering is important do we try to empathize, try to imagine what they are going through try to think about how we would feel in their situation or do we brush it off avoid it

How we respond to one another in suffering is important do we try to empathize, try to think about how we would feel in their situation, or do we brush it off and avoid it.

Free Printable Christian Sympathy Cards

This sympathy card reads: Wishing God’s comfort for you and your family.

christian sympathy card

Printable Christian Sympathy Card

It features a beautiful watercolor background with calming imagery and is suitable to use as a general sympathy card. The light colors make a printable card that doesn’t smudge or use much printer ink.
It is blank inside so that you can personalize it with your own heartfelt message.
Click here to open and print, it’s that simple.
This greeting card folds in half to create a square 5×5 card.
For best results print onto white card stock.
Glossy or matte photo paper also makes a nice card, but it not necessary to get great results.
Instructions: Fold on the dashed line and cut on the dotted lines.

Comforting Sympathy Card

This sympathy card reads: The God of love and peace shall be with you… 2 Corinthians 13:11

christian sympathy card

Printable Christian Sympathy Card

It features a beautiful watercolor background with calming imagery and is suitable to use as a general sympathy card. The light colors make a printable card that doesn’t smudge or use much printer ink.
It is blank inside so that you can personalize it with your own heartfelt message.
Click here to open and print, it’s that simple.
This greeting card folds in half to create a square 5×5 card.
For best results print onto white card stock.
Glossy or matte photo paper also makes a nice card, but it not necessary to get great results.
Instructions: Fold on the dashed line and cut on the dotted lines.

Beach Sympathy Card

This card reads: I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18

printable sympathy card

Printable Sympathy Card

It features a beautiful watercolor background with calming imagery and is suitable to use as a general sympathy card. The light colors make a printable card that doesn’t smudge or use much printer ink.
It is blank inside so that you can personalize it with your own heartfelt message.
Click here to open and print, it’s that simple.
This greeting card folds in half to create a square 5×5 card.
For best results print onto white card stock.
Glossy or matte photo paper also makes a nice card, but it not necessary to get great results.
Instructions: Fold on the dashed line and cut on the dotted lines.

 

Printable Sympathy Card

This card reads: May God be with you & comfort you.

printable sympathy card

Free Sympathy Card to Print

It features a beautiful watercolor background with calming imagery and is suitable to use as a general sympathy card. The light colors make a printable card that doesn’t smudge or use much printer ink.
It is blank inside so that you can personalize it with your own heartfelt message.
Click here to open and print, it’s that simple.
This greeting card folds in half to create a square 5×5 card.
For best results print onto white card stock.
Glossy or matte photo paper also makes a nice card, but it not necessary to get great results.
Instructions: Fold on the dashed line and cut on the dotted lines.

Christian Sympathy Comments That Have Been Known to be Hurtful

Sometimes even though we have the best intentions, we can say things that can be hurtful and that put a wall up between us and the person we want to comfort. Even messages that are true, sometimes do not belong in Christian sympathy cards.

  • God answers all prayers with yes, no or wait.
  • All things work together for good for those who love God.
  • God will never give you more than you can handle.
  • Do you have any unconfessed sin?
  • God is in control.
  • Have you prayed enough?
  • Is your faith as strong as it should be?
  • God is sovereign.

Some of these statements might be reassuring later on in the grief process, but it’s best not to include them in a sympathy card. So, what should you write in Christian sympathy cards? Here are some ideas.

Christian Words of Sympathy

Here are some ideas for Christian sympathy card messages.

  • Wishing you comfort in friendship and hope in prayer.
  • Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. May God give you the strength to overcome the pain.
  • May the love of those around you and the love of God, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have is not permanent.
  • May the peace of the Lord be with you.
  • May you be filled with the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.
  • Know that we are sharing in your sorrow and lifting you up in prayer. May you feel God’s comfort and grace all around you.
  • I am sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family.
  • He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4

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