“How Can I Pray When I’m Grieving?”: A Conversation with Kendra Von Esh (Morning Air)

Imagine going through the pain of losing two closed loved ones in your life within a very short time. Kendra Von Esh has experienced two sudden losses within less than 2 months, and she’s thankful for your support and prayers.

Kendra, grappling with the sudden departure of her beloved husband and the recent passing of her father, shared a heartfelt testament to the transformative power of faith, prayer, and community support in the darkest hours.

Kendra’s journey of loss began with her father’s departure on Christmas Day, a time of profound sorrow that deepened with the unexpected loss of her husband to a coronary blood clot. This double blow could have shaken anyone’s faith to its core. Yet, Kendra’s response was not of anger but of a profound turning towards God, inspired by her mother’s wisdom to seek God’s goodness in every trial.

In her time of need, Kendra reached out to the Morning Air family and experienced an outpouring of love and support that illuminated the power of communal prayer. Her story is a vivid reminder of how, even in the deepest sorrow, we are never alone. The Relevant Radio community, through prayers and messages, became Kendra’s extended family, offering solace and strength. This collective embrace of prayer not only provided Kendra with comfort but also reignited hope and faith within her, showcasing the true essence of being part of a faith-driven family.

Kendra’s resilience and unwavering faith highlight a profound message: God’s grace is ever-present, especially in moments of profound loss. Her experience underscores the beauty of the Catholic community—where prayers, support, and love flow abundantly, reminding us of the healing power of faith and the importance of praying for our loved ones, both present and departed.

🙏 Let’s Keep the Faith, Spread Hope, and Pray Together as a Family. 🙏

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.