5. A Prayer to Bind Up Your Broken Heart’s Wounds
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3
God, please wrap me up in your healing. Minister with your holy power to stop the bleeding of my heart and the waves of tears and the constant emptiness. Show me that you indeed bind up wounds and heal the brokenhearted. I don’t want to read it, God; I want to see your handiwork.
My prayer is one of pleading today, that you see me...and that you will grow new life where life feels like it’s leaking out of me. Turn the tragedy around, God, and overflow my cup with your presence and possibility. I’m ready to be healed.
I’m here before you, expecting, that you will heal all the hurt my heart is feeling in your miraculous ways and timing. I will visualize your kindness as a soft bandage that will melt away as new life emerges.
Here are my wounds, Father. Please show me your power. In Jesus’ name, amen.
6. A Prayer for Finding Purpose in Your Broken Heart
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. – 2 Cor. 12:10
Dear Father, you so love the world you made. We are not the makers, but rather we are blessed by the opportunity to share in your plan.
I proclaim today that I believe you made me, and this propensity for hardships and persecution, with great purpose. You see the good this heartbreaking experience is doing in my soul; making me stronger, kinder, more patient, more understanding, and less likely to stand up idols before you.
I choose to believe things hurt us because your strength is revealed in our weakness. Let my broken heart remind me that loving you will protect me from the love of others that turns into the worship of them.
Help me to use my pain to calm, reassure, or love someone else. Move my feet and hands to use this pain for your great purpose. Even in the midst of what I don’t understand, I’m ready, God—to join with you in seeing the other side of this heartbreak as a purposeful part of the adventure of life.
I love you, God; amen.