What to Write in a Sympathy Card ?

Use a sympathy card to encourage or comfort. Use these examples of sympathy messages to help you express sincere feelings with your words.

  1. My heart goes out to you even though I don’t have the right words to express myself.
  2. I am sorry for your loss. Don’t hesitate to let me know how I can help.
  3. I want you know that I am available to help with anything. Just ask.
  4. I am praying for you to have peace and encouragement. I will keep you in my prayers.
  5. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
  6. Please forgive me for my own loss of words to express my condolences for your loss.  Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with in the coming days and weeks.
  7. I am deeply saddened to hear that __________ passed.  I will be praying for you.
  8. If you ever need anyone to talk to, know that I am willing to listen.  I am sorry for your loss.
  9. I am at a loss of words of what to say.  Please accept my condolences anyway and know that I am thinking of you.
  10. I was saddened to hear that you dad died. I remember him as a smart guy with a good sense of humor. You have some of his good qualities. I am truly sorry for your loss.
  11. My condolences on your loss. I want you to know that I think of you often and wonder how you are doing. Expect me to give you a call soon to check on you.
  12. Feel free to call me any time you want to talk. Even though I don’t know what you are feeling, I can listen and joke around with you.
  13. I know this is just a card, but I want to send it with a message of love and warm thoughts. I remember __________ and will miss his/her_________________.
  14. I have valued you and ___________ friendship for many years and will definitely miss hanging out with you both, but I am still planning on seeing plenty of you. I will see you are our next book club meeting.
  15. I have no idea what to say to you to send my condolences, so when we talk next time expect me to just listen to you and check on how you are doing.  Feel free to ask me to help in any way you think I can.
  16. I know that it can be tough to lose someone close, and I know that everyone deals with the loss in different ways.  I want you to know that I am praying for you, because God knows what you need right now.
  17. May your heart feel the warmth that I wish to send in this card to you. I wish I could be there at the funeral, and I know my card is not a replacement for my presence. Please accept my condolences.
  18. When someone like ____________ passes, I try to be thankful that I got to be with them and still have the great memories, but it doesn’t seem to be enough to console me. I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
  19. The only think more difficult than dying is having to lose someone else and continue living. It’s funny how tough life can be, but it’s worth it.  The memories will continue to be comfort.
  20. I am sorry for your loss. Please know that I will be checking on you frequently over the coming weeks to make sure you are o.k. and see if I can help you in any way.
  21. I am praying for peace, comfort, and strength in this difficult time for you and your family.
  22. What strength we lose when we lose someone close is gained in the experience of loss we must endure.
  23. Let God give you strength when you need it. Let Him give you peace and restoration with his love for you.
  24. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. Please accept my condolences and know that I will be praying for you.
  25. No one knows when a great tragedy might strike any of us. Only God knows that. I think that’s the way God wants it so that we can lean on each other and on Him. I do want you to know that I am here for you and you can expect me to call you and check in on you.
  26. There’s no way I can even try to imagine what you are going through. All I can do is pray and depend on the Lord to renew your spirits and provide you with what you need.
  27. I never had the opportunity to meet ____ but I know you talked highly of him/her, and I know your loss is great.  My condolences to you and your family.
  28. It’s easy to question ‘why’ in a situation like this, and it’s easy to become angry in a situation like this. The problem is, you don’t always get to know why. That’s where faith is required of us. Our belief in His plan for our lives is all we have.
  29. The question of whether we should be happy for someone when they die comes down to what our beliefs are about what happens to you when you die. I know that your strong beliefs can be of comfort to you in a difficult time.
  30. This is just another example that proves that the world is not fair.  In this imperfect world we live in, we must trust God who is perfect.
  31. Your loss is unfathomable, and I can only offer my sympathy. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
  32. Feelings of anger, confusion, denial, grief, and loss are all normal when going through a loss. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call to talk about how you are feeling any time.
  33. People say, ‘I’m sorry for your loss,’ but in reality, it’s more like a theft. It feels more like you have been robbed when something or someone so precious to you has been taken. Know that any feelings you have are justified, and people react in their own way. I will be supportive of you no matter what.
  34. __________ was an amazing person who I admired because he/she was ________.  Know that he/she will be missed.
  35. Please allow me mow your lawn/bring you dinner/take care of your dog to help you out in this time of need.
  36. Even though I didn’t know _________ very well, you talked about him/her and I know that you lost someone special. Please accept my condolences.
  37. I was shocked to hear that __________ passed. I will miss his/her (good quality).
  38. Life can be tough. Sometimes a hug, someone listening, or a conversation with a friend helps. Let me know what you need anytime you need it.
  39. Loss is not something that you have to endure on your own as long as I am around.
  40. Please know that I am praying for you and care about you.
  41. I don’t know exactly what you are feeling, but I am willing to listen any time you want to talk.
  42. I am at a loss of words for what to say to console you for your loss. Please accept my condolences anyway and know that I am thinking of you.
  43. Words are inadequate for what I am feeling and wanting to express to you right now, but I do want you to know that I am thinking of you and will be calling you soon to check on you and see how you are doing.

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