Prayer for Those Who Feel Alone
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Lord, we have all felt the loss of community during this time. There is the loss of church services, the loss of fellowship groups, and the loss of gatherings of all types. Although technology has helped us stay somewhat connected, there is no substitute for face-to-face meeting and eye-to-eye contact. You know that some have succumbed to despondency and depression. Others languish in the feeling of isolation and aloneness.
I pray for all who feel the sting of loneliness. I ask that they would know that you will never leave them or abandon them. I ask that in this time of lack of human support that you would be their divine support.
I also ask that you would open my heart to be more aware of the needs of those around me and to do what I can, whether it’s a phone call, a text, or a note in the mail.
Thank you that during this time of aloneness you can teach us to stand firmly on your constant love. Thank you that our core sense of self and wholeness comes from you through Christ. Thank you that you will be the light in the darkness of loneliness.
Thank you that your ultimate work is to bring all of us together as one, united in Jesus.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.
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Bill Delvaux is a graduate of Duke University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been a church planter, a high school Bible teacher, and a running coach. Seven years ago, he pioneered Landmark Journey Ministries to help men find their guide, own their identity, and discover their quest through Christ. His latest book is Heroic: The Surprising Path to True Manhood. His greatest claim to fame is being married to Heidi for 34 years and having two amazing daughters. He and his wife currently reside in Franklin, TN. Bill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.