Updated: Feb. 1, 2018
Prayer for the Week: A Prayer for the Lonely During the Holidays
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I lift up all those lonely people who may not have anyone to share these holidays with. I pray we are reminded that not everyone has somewhere to go or may have lost relationships and in this we must look around to see or hear of anyone who would be alone during these times. I pray You will open the eyes of those around them and extend invitations for fellowship. I pray they will find comfort in the company they are in.
I also pray for those relationships that may be broken and I ask for Your Divine direction in taking steps to heal those relationships. I pray for a softening of hearts, ears that are receptive, and sight for the truth. I pray apologies will help to bring closure, healing and restoration, and creating of new experiences together. I pray for family to once again laugh together. I pray we will have Your eyes in seeing each other with new inspiration. I pray against anything that seeks to keep family and marriages in bondage.
I pray even with this prayer if someone still finds themselves alone they will take this time to focus on You. I pray they will sit with You and just reflect, pray, and be thankful for those things that are present in their life and not absent. I pray You will fill their hearts with peace and contentment. I pray they will KNOW they have a purpose, they are loved, and they are noticed by an Almighty God who hears our cries even without tears. I pray You will be more than enough and our significance isn’t measured by how many people we have around us but by Who You are in our life. I pray they will feel and know Your presence is with them always.
I pray all these things in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isa. 41:10)
“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Heb. 13:1-2)
“For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.” (Psalm 27:10)
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalm 62:8)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)