What Are Some Common Condolence Sayings?


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Common condolence sayings include "Sorry for your loss," "Our prayers are with you during this time of need' and "Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one." People can also offer words of encouragement such as "With time, this will get better" and "You have our support and love."

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Condolence phrases are commonly used when tragedy has occurred, such as the loss of a loved one, after a physical injury or when a person is struggling with a personal situation such as a divorce, loss of a job, mental breakdown or recovery from a difficult relationship. People can provide words of comfort by using phrases such as "Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time" or "Don’t forget how much we love and care about you."

Condolence sayings may also refer to Bible passages or express spiritual support with phrases such as "May God's peace be with you" or "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” from Psalm 34:18.

People can also offer words that express they believe in the strength of the individual suffering a loss or setback with phrases such as "May you find comfort and the strength to cope" or "We know you are strong enough to handle this."

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