Prayers to help you find healing for your broken heart
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The most painful feeling of someone with a broken heart is that of being alone. Suddenly, there is no one to talk to, no one to call, and no one to lean on to. Just when you need it most, the most important person you have ever counted upon has abandoned you. And what could you possibly do?
For those who believe in God, it may be time to pray. Because even if the rest of the world walks away, and even if you seem to have no one, there is Someone who still sees you and who is just waiting for you to spend some time with Him in prayer.
Below are two prayers that could help you start your conversation with God in your hour of need.
?The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.? ? Psalm 34:18, WEB-BE
A Broken Heart?s Prayer
Dear Lord, how could he have done this to me? How could he forget his promises? How could he throw away in a moment all the things we have built all these years? How could he break my heart?
Was it my fault? Was it me, Lord? Tell me where I have gone wrong. For I do not understand how all these things can be happening right now. I do not understand how something so good can suddenly end up the way it is today.
We were so happy, Lord. We were so in love we have not a care in the world. It was just him and me, the two of us, and it was enough, probably more than enough. I thought he was Your gift to me, and I to him. We complement each other, we share so many things in common, it is to him that I opened up my heart. It is he, Lord, whom I trusted with all my heart.
How then can he break it so? How can he betray our love? How can he suddenly say he doesn?t love me anymore?
It seemed not so long ago when we would simply walk hand in hand along the beach, when we would share a slice of pizza and be satisfied just the same, when we would gaze at the evening sky and count the stars, content of what we had, certain that it would last forever like the millions of stars in the sky.
I believed in forever. Now I don?t know anymore. I know nothing anymore. Can love be lost in an instant? Can true love really just fade away? I am so broken deep within me, Lord, I do not know if I can still piece together every shattered part of me.
My friends say that it will heal in time. They say I should busy myself with this and that, date with this guy and that guy.
But I don?t know, Lord. Are these the things that can make me believe in love once again? Are these the things that can relieve this pain I feel in my heart?
I am not only hurting, Lord. I feel so angry that I couldn?t do anything to avenge myself for this kind of suffering I do not deserve. Do I not deserve true love, Lord? Do I not deserve loyalty, sincerity and respect?
He makes me feel so bad, Lord. He makes me feel so bad about myself. I built my whole world around him, and he took it all away. I built my self esteem upon his admiration, and he trampled upon it as though it were trash.
How can he not feel guilty for what he has done? How can he suddenly be so happy now in the arms of another woman? How can I ever build my world again? How can I ever be happy once more?
Please help me Lord, I really don?t know what to do. Only Your words can comfort me. Only Your embrace can soothe my pain.
I have given everything I could, my Lord, and there is nothing more I can give. I kneel before You now, crushed and broken, empty and afraid to be alone. Hide me under Your wings, hold me in Your loving arms. Say unto me again how much You love me. Say unto me that You have called me Yours and You will never ever let me go.
Though men may fail, You remain faithful, steadfast and immovable as a rock. Though men may judge me for all the faults they see in me, You see my heart and reveal to me the beautiful soul You see in me.
Help me to let go of my pain, teach me to forgive those who do not even ask my forgiveness. This burden is something I shouldn?t carry in my heart. This trouble is not something I should trade away my peace for.
I know that I have been done wrong, the things that have happened had been so unfair. Sometimes life?s like that. Many things in this life really seem so unfair. But let me not continue being unfair to myself. Let me not punish myself anymore for the things others have done.
I offer unto You my wounded heart, my broken heart. I know it is You, my Lord, who will uphold me in the end.
Let me not lose hope. Let me not cast away everything that?s good and beautiful in this life. I know that there is so much more in store for me. I know how much love I can still give away because You will fill me with everything that I?ll ever need.
You are the one who loves me truly, eternally, unconditionally. You are the one who has always been there for me and always will be there for me. You are my one true love. You are my forever. You are my strength and my peace and my joy. Surely in Your presence Lord, I do not need anything more.
A Prayer of Letting Go
Dear Jesus, I come to You now with a broken heart and a weary spirit. I don?t know how I can carry on each day knowing that a part of me had already gone, never ever to return. Can I ever be complete again? Can I ever smile again at the coming of a new day?
Day after day I miss him more and more. Day after day my longing grows but it can never be fulfilled. How can I possibly live my life again? How do I overcome this feeling that I am now all alone and I shall always be alone for the rest of my life?
How do I let go? The places we?ve been to, the celebrations we had together, they will never be the same. The emptiness in my heart is so big I can no longer breathe sometimes.
Help me, O God! The pain of separation seems more painful to me than death itself. I don?t know how much longer I can carry on. Help me carry on this day, Lord. Help me to let go, I pray. Though I may not forget, help me to remember how You have always carried me through. Though the pain may not yet go away, assist me in carrying this cross with hope in my heart.
Let me not forget the people who love me and assist me in this hour of need. May I find strength in them, consolation in the generosity of their hearts. And whenever I?m afraid, let there always be a hand to hold on to, a smile to brighten up my path.
Send down Your angels, Lord and may I recognize Your hand upon Your every gift and blessing. Give me something to do that I may not feel useless, yet teach me also to rest knowing all will be well after the long dark night.
You are my Rock and my Provider, Savior and Defender, Friend and Lover who will never ever let me down. You will lead me through this day. You will fill my every hour with peace, my every moment with thoughts of Your love.
I cannot bear the burdens of tomorrow but I will offer You all that I have today. Today is Yours, O God. This moment is Yours. Embrace me and take my hand. I am in Your heart. I am safe. I am loved.
?You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears.? ? Psalm 56:8, WEB-BE
Jocelyn Soriano is the author of the book ?Mend My Broken Heart.?
This book is a result of years of listening to real people who have real hurts and who struggle with the pain of not knowing how to heal a broken heart. For more than 10 years, Jocelyn Soriano has been a go-to friend, author and prayer partner and has helped inspire people through her writings.
Mend My Broken Heart
?No matter how much we want to, there is no magic formula in healing a broken heart. There is no time-frame also. What we need is to know that our suffering is not meaningless, that the love we have given was never wasted, and that somewhere beyond all our pain, there is hope, hope that could help us endure the hurt we?re going through.?
Read more ? Mend My Broken Heart
Jocelyn Soriano is also the author of the book ?Poems of Love and Letting Go?.
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