How to Pray for TobyMac & His Family in Their Heartbreaking Loss

Today, we grieve with TobyMac and his family in the loss of their dear son and brother, Truett. Truly, God has invited us to have the privilege to “weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). We are humbled that we can pray for this dear family in their brokenness and sorrow.

There is so much in this life we can’t possibly understand, and we wonder if we can even endure through it. How can we pray for this family today and in the weeks ahead? In times like this when we don’t know what to say, we rely on God’s holy Word in their time of deep need.

Ask God to carry their burden as He has promised.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

Trust God to bring them comfort as only He can.

God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 NLT

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. Psalm 23:4 NLT

Pray that God will send friends who will lift them up.

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NLT

Ask God to remind you often to “pray earnestly” for this family.

But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him. Acts 12:5 NLT

May the McKeehan family feel the Lord’s strong grace in their time of weakness.

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

Pray that they know our Lord will not fail them in their suffering.

So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. 1 Peter 4:19 NLT

Jesus grieved over the death of His good friend, Lazarus in John 11. Our compassionate Lord is with this family right now as they “walk through the darkest valley(Psalm 23:4). Each tear is important to Him… “You keep track of all my sorrow. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book(Psalm 56:8).

The New Testament book of Revelation says that the prayers of God’s people are a fragrant incense held in gold bowls before the Throne of God. Thank you for praying with us for this wonderful family.

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek His face always” Psalm 105:4 

TobyMac Shares Proud Memories of His Son, Truett

Dave Kennedy

Dave oversees the Prayer & Outreach Ministry which receives over 20,000 prayer requests every year through WAY-FM’s Prayer Wall. He loves to encourage people and his ministry distributes over 4,000 Bibles annually.

Pastor Dave is a happy guy. He is loved by his wife. He is loved by his kids. He is loved as PopPop by his grandkids. Best of all, He is loved by God!

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David P. McDermott
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Lord, please be with TobyMac and his family in their time of loss. He has blessed so many of us and I just pray for Your divine comfort over him and his family, that You would surround them with love and peace in their time of mourning. In Jesus name… Amen

Carrie
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Carrie

Please Lord God, we ask you to surround Toby Mac and his precious family and friends with your strength and peace. Be with them and guide then through this difficult time. In Your precious name we pray..Amen

Benjamin Hall
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Benjamin Hall

My favorite song by Toby is “Scars.” Every time I hear I cry because it reminds me that no matter what I go through, I am never alone. Thank you Toby for the song and Thank you God for Toby and his family.

frances
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frances

Prayers for Toby Mac and Family, God you are the only One that can comfort and heal broken hearts,asking now for You to do your work for this family.

Elisama Lucena
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Elisama Lucena

Dear Lord, help Toby and his family in this time of sadness. May he always remember your grace, love and kindness. You are with them today and always. You surround us when we fight our battles, and give us victory. Like the song says: “It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by You.” May Your Spirit comfort them, and make them sure they are a miracle in His hands, and a blessing to all of us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Deborah Lang
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Deborah Lang

Heavenly Father , We lift upToby Mac and his family and friends to you.Please comfort them in their time of grieving the loss of Truett.Many hearts are broken and filled with pain and sorrow.Please we pray for each and every person affected by this tragedy.We know that we suffer in our flesh but look forward to seeing Truett in heaven with you.We love and adore you Lord.We thank you for the time we all had here on earth with Truett.Praying for this beautiful family..In Jesus name .Amen

Gina Templeton
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Gina Templeton

Sometimes words just aren’t enough. Life can be hard sometimes and I’m truly sorry for your loss. May you and your family be comforted by the many warm thoughts of those who care. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Toby and family.

Suzanna
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Suzanna

Yes mam. No words. Much love and many prayers sent to the family.

Catherine Ragonese
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Catherine Ragonese

Toby, I am so grieved for you and I know you and your family are suffering…please know that my prayers are with you through this time of great loss. There are no words that will be able to make the pain vanish. Our God is there for you and so are so many who have been touched by your ministry. My family grew up on Toby Mac and my son, who is facing 15 years in prison met you in person and was a bodyguard for one of your concerts in West Palm, FL. I feel like you are family… Read more »

Eileen Ruiz
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Eileen Ruiz

Grief is neither a problem to be solved nor a problem to overcome. It is a sacred expression of love, a sacred sorrow. Dr. Gerald May M.D.
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for your loving arms to surround this family. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen

Marsha
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Marsha

Heavenly Father I pray your blessing and comfort for TobyMac, his family and friends in this time of sorrow. As he has blessed so many with his gift may we now bless him with our prayers for strength and courage.

Carol Reak
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Carol Reak

I don’t know who wrote this quote, but I really like it: “Death gives us heartache that no one can heal; but God gives us Memories that no one can steal.” Toby, your Son’s memories will always be there to make you smile, and give you comfort until you meet again. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. 😥

Mary
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Mary

Lord Jesus we come to you with broken hearts over the loss of Toby Mac’s son. Please bring comfort and healing to every member of his family. Your Word says You are the Father of All mercies and the God of All Comfort and that’s what is needed now. Please wrap your loving arms around them and keep them close to your heart…in Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

Audra Headley
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Audra Headley

Dear Heavenly Father,

We know that in your word you comfort the broken hearted and we ask that you be with Toby, his wife and children Lord. Please comfort them and give them a peace that passes all understanding! Thank you for the ministry that Toby’s music has had on so many to further His kingdom. We ask you Lord for strength for the days to come as they will be missing their son. Thank you for our hope that we will see our loved ones again someday!!! In Jesus name Amen!

Amy
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Amy

Praying continuously for the McKeehan Family.

Deborah Hood
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Deborah Hood

Dear Family – my prayer for you. Father I come to you in the name of Jesus and by the blood of the lamb in special request and petition that you please carry this family through this unimaginable loss. I pray they have peace for their broken hearts. I ask that you let them truly and physically feel your presence as you our Father are the only real medicine for them. Thank you for all this family is and has blessed this world with as they are and have been your helpers, your disciples. I praise you Father and I… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

After reading about your son, my heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that in the days and months and years to come you find peace knowing your sweet Jesus Loving son is in the arms with our Savior and one day you will be reunited again. Until then I pray you feel the loving arms of our Father holding all of you as you grieve together. I am truly sorry for your deep loss.

Margie
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Margie

Father, I lift TobyMac & his family up to you in their Time of sorrow & pray that You will give them strength of mind, heart & spirit as only You can! Bless them now Father with Your love so they can feel Your presence! In Jesus precious name I pray! Amen

Marie C
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Marie C

I don’t do social media. I was deleting junk email and saw heading of pray for TobyMac. I stopped, read, cried and prayed. I’ve lost a child and know the the pain, the torture, the shredding of a heart, the pull of heartstrings to your child that have you feeling like your spirit is slipping from this world in search of your child who’s gone on beyond it. I’m so sorry this is your new reality. I’ll not think of this artist, this family again without a prayer. God is the only one who can salve this wound. May the… Read more »

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