Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

Father, my heart is heavy as I wake up this morning. My sorrow has become great. In the midst of all this distress I am encountering, I am so thankful that You are God and I am not. I praise You for You are all-powerful, and You always assure that I do not have to hold it all together or be strong for everyone in my life. You are my strength and You are always strong for my loved-ones when I am at my weakest. I worship You for You are all-knowing, and that you have already figured out the outcome to this misery I am currently experiencing. That I don’t have to exactly know what the next week or month or year looks like, because You have already determined it even before I was born. God, strengthen me today. Give me daily bread, that I can be sustained through this heartache.

Lord, my heart is broken but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but I trust that You will make this new again. Your Word is my hope. It comforts me and keeps me moving forward even if its difficult. My soul faints, but you are the breath of life within me. You are my refuge, the One who sustains me. For when I am weak, then I am strong. You bless those who mourn, and I trust that You bless me and my family with all that we need.

Change my heart, God, and help me to care more about obeying You than I do about holding onto anything that has been done to me. Teach me how to genuinely forgive those who have done me wrong. I know You will rescue me from this dark cloud of despair because You delight in me. In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.