Saturday, September 15, 2018

Prayer for Those Who Are Brokenhearted

Life brings times when we all feel brokenhearted and/or crushed in spirit - this is true for us and it is true for the ones we love as well. If we allow those times to push us closer to God, we will grow in our walk with Him, but if we, or the ones we love, do not, it is more likely we will fall away from a close walk with God. If you are the one with the broken heart/crushed spirit, pray this prayer for yourself today. If someone you know and love has the broken heart/crushed spirit, consider praying Sherry's prayer for them today.

We need to ask ourselves the following questions . . . 
Has the pain of broken family relationships taken its toll on us? Are our hearts clenched, holding onto anger, grudges, grief, guilt, shame and unforgiveness? If so, Jesus invites us to cast our pain upon the cross. 
Prayer: 
Lord Jesus, You are our path to healing. You draw near us when we are brokenhearted and save us when we are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). 
You invite us to be still and know You are God (Psalm 46:10). The word “still” means more than silent. It means to cease striving, to abate, to let go. 
Today, at this moment, we relinquish the rubbish cluttering our hearts and stealing our joy. We cease feeding upon negative emotions, such as anger, grief, grudges, guilt, shame and unforgiveness. Instead, we place our pain at the foot of your cross, and we walk away. 
We ask you to flood the newly emptied places of our hearts with the love and joy of your Holy Spirit, so we are able to bless those who persecute us, live in harmony with others and do what is honorable in the sight of all (Romans 12:14-17). 
We pray this prayer in Your precious, powerful and holy Name. 
Amen.

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