It doesn’t matter if your broken heart is because of a failed love or an estrangement between family members – it still hurts! Everywhere we turn, there are people warning us about the fragile state of our heart and the outcomes possible because of love. Everyone claims to be an expert – and in reality they kind of are. Not because they’ve had their heart broken multiple times or went to school to study love, but rather because everyone experiences love in a different way, shape and/or form. No one’s experience of love and heartbreak is the same because no two people are the same.
Confused? Think about it. Author Jodi Picoult famously said, “Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.” Writer Nicholas Sparks wrote in the book At First Sight, “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” And last but certainly not least literary icon Oscar Wilde once said, “The heart was made to be broken.” Three different people. Three different opinions. Three different views on love. Yet, no one is wrong.
The one element that will always maintain as a constant when viewing love is faith. Through prayer for heartbreak you’ll find comfort and clarity. What’s the difference between prayer and your everyday standard advice, you might ask? Well that’s easy – prayer doesn’t talk back to you. Through a prayer for heartbreak you’ll have a chance to vent. Moreover, it’ll be your opportunity to take off your shield and just be you. You can be vulnerable. You can discuss your fears. You can discuss all of your emotions. You can lay it all on the table and not fear judgment.
When you recite a prayer of heartbreak it’s just you and your Lord and Savior communicating. He knows that you need to be heard and he’ll know when you’re ready to listen. He knows that you’re in a million pieces right now. He knows that there is no words to put all of the pieces back together again. Ultimately, he knows that you need to be guided towards the path of recovery and that’s what he’ll do after he hearts your prayer of heartbreak.
Furthermore, the great thing about prayer is that it needs no explanation. You don’t have to worry about retelling the heartbreaking story or try to justify your emotions and actions. God already knows where you stand. He already knows what happen, the events that led up to the heartbreak, your feelings of why or why it can’t work, and the love that you still carry within your heart. A prayer for heartbreak provides your Lord with a testimonial of faith and that’s all that’s needed to mend the wounds that have occurred because of heartbreak.
Heartbreak is discussed in the Bible over and over again. Psalm 34:18-20 talks about the willingness and desire the Lord has to save the broken hearted, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” And then again in Proverbs 3:5 it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” No matter where you look in the Bible there are countless scriptures that reiterate the need for a prayer of heartbreak. These scriptures only scrape the surface.
When you’re suffering a heartbreak it’s important to remember that you don’t necessarily need advice on how to get over everything and put the pieces back together. Instead you need to find your way and rediscover your faith – which will help rebuild your foundation.
It’s important to remember that every prayer can be added to or edited. There may be bits and pieces from various prayers that don’t necessarily speak to you while there may others that speak volumes. Keep this in mind as you research prayers or begin to write your own.
Here’s a rough draft of a prayer for heartbreak that you can make your own. Personalize the prayer by filling in the blanks. Insert your own personal prayer for heartbreak and ask your Lord for the guidance that you are yearning for.
I am hurting right now. Words cannot truly express the pain that lies within me. It’s hard for me to remember ever being happy, and when I do, it hurts even more because of what I’ve lost. Here’s what makes me the saddest about what I’ve lost after this break up (or estrangement) ________________.
I yearn to go back to the way things used to be. I want to feel whole again. If there is still hope for this relationship, please give me guidance as to what to do to reach out to my ex (or estranged family member). Here is one thing I have been thinking about trying ___________________________. Give me a sign as to whether or not my thoughts have validity.
by D’ann (Morris County, NJ)
Dear Jesus – you know what is in my heart and what is in his heart. Only you know if this relationship is meant to be and only time will tell and will heal the wounds that we have each felt. During this time, I ask for peace, strength and comfort. Relieve the pain that I’m feeling and that is so all encompassing that it is almost debilitating.
You have always answered my prayers and I have faith that you will again. I want this relationship to work and for this man to seek you for answers and for the two of us to be a couple in faith. I trust that you know what is best, and pray that I will release my human instinct to try to control the situation and hand it over to you.
I pray these things in your son Jesus’ name.