Feeling Sad or Lonely?
Looking for the words to pray when sadness hits–that time when life feels dark and maybe things look bleak? Perhaps, we can’t seem to pull ourselves out of that blasted pit. Loneliness adds to it or maybe even propels us there. We’re not alone. God sees and hears. We can pray this prayer when sad.
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Scripture for Sadness?
Is there a scripture for sadness? Believe it or not, there are several.
Sadness threads its way through the lives of people of the Bible. We read about them in Job 3, Psalm 143:7-8, and other verses. We see the web of sadness in people’s lives still today. Maybe even in ourselves from time to time.
There’s a scripture for sadness, several, in fact, that help us unfold hope. Here are a few Bible verses shedding light on those heavy feelings.
If you’re looking for more scriptures concerning sadness, check out this page from one of my favorite Bible resources.
A Prayer for Strength
Grab and use this prayer for strength.
Father, You are my strength and shield. Apart from You, I can do nothing. So I look to You, my true Strength. Build my spiritual muscles. May I be strong in You, Lord, and in Your mighty power. Remind me, prompt me, lead me. All praise to Your name, Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Inner Peace and Calm
You are my peace, my comfort, my shield. I praise You. You keep me in perfect peace because my mind is steadfast. Inner calm remains when I trust in You. So I do. I place my trust in You, Almighty. There are tremors in life right now, causing peace and calm to quiver, but I will trust in You. I desire Your peace–for my sake and Your praise. So I sprint to You, faithful Father. Deepen my trust. Cause my stride to be even more steadfast as I run this race, especially when trouble comes. Coat me with Your peace. Steady my heart. Wrap my mind with a calm no man can manufacture. Thank You, Prince of Peace. All praise to You, King of kings. Amen.
A Prayer for When You’re Sad and Lonely
Let’s wrap up this post, “Pray this prayer when you’re sad” with the following. It’s a prayer for when you’re sad and lonely, based on
God, You are my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. (PS 18:2) I take refuge in and give You praise. Shield me from these heavy feelings, from sadness and despair. Take off the enemy’s cloak and weight. Forgive me for clinging to them, replace them with hope. When I feel alone, remind me You are near. For I believe You are. When I look outside or at others, cause me to see Your beautiful handiwork. Because it is good, and so are You. I am not forsaken. I’m not left alone. You are with me to the end of the age. For that, I’m grateful. And Lord, I’d love a friend along for the journey, but only what is Your good and perfect will. Praise You. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
I hope you pray this prayer when sad, or others that speak straight to your heart and to the ears of God. He cares. Hang in there, friend. Cling tightly. You won’t be sorry.
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