Do we know someone hurting today? Maybe we know someone grieving a heartbreaking loss (loss takes many forms, you know.) Or perhaps we’re thinking of someone dealing with chronic illness or pain or maybe someone wounded by deep disappointment or betrayal. Maybe we are the ones hurting.
We can help the hurting with our prayers. And if we are among the hurting, we can pray for ourselves as well. God hears our prayers and longs to help and heal. Let’s give the hurting—let’s give ourselves—the gift of intercession. Here is a prayer we can pray for those who are hurting today:
Lord, I pray today for a hurting soul you’ve placed on my heart. She needs you, Lord. She needs your strength, your peace, your hope, and your comforting touch. Father, show her your love. Comfort and carry her. Be her balm of Gilead. Be her refuge in the storm. I ask and pray this in Jesus’ precious name.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
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