There’s a quote in Nicholas Sparks’ book ‘At First Sight’ that speaks volumes about love. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” Interesting, huh? The exact emotion that brings a smile to our face and warms our heart, can also be the very emotion that cuts us so deep that scars are left. Heartache is a feeling that everyone feels at some point in their life. Whether it’s a broken heart from a failed relationship between partners or an emotional rollercoaster that leaves two family members estranged, brokenness is experienced by everyone – sometimes more times than one.
What do you do when you’re left with a broken heart? How do you pick up the pieces that once fit together perfectly? The answer is prayer. Powerful prayers for healing a broken heart can truly be life changing – and ultimately the game changer to drive you into the direction towards a new chapter in life. In fact, those prayers can become the building blocks to the new foundation that you’re faced with rebuilding.
One of the most powerful prayers for healing a broken heart comes from Psalms 147:3. The words brokenhearted are within the text and it reinforces the power the Lord has. The scripture is short, sweet, and to the point.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Every day, the Lord hears our cries and prayers. From time to time, we may feel unheard or wonder if he is active in our day-to-day. The truth is he will never give us more than we can handle; moreover, he knows that plan of action and will guide us down the roads that our life is destined to travel. Psalms 147:3 reminds Christians that the Lord does hear your cries for help and he will heal the wounds that you are suffering from. As you deal with your broken heart, try to look at the bigger picture and come away from the situation with lessons learned and newfound wisdom. Not only will you be stronger because of the trials and tribulations, but one day you’ll look back on this experience and discover profound hope.
Revelation 21:4 is another beautiful reminder of how powerful prayers for healing a broken heart are effective. When you’re crying, you may think that you’re alone – but, you’re not! The Lord never leaves your side. Even though you can’t see his physical shape, it’s important to know that he is always by your side. This reminder is stated again and again throughout scripture.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
While you’re in the moment of mourning, whether it’s a failed relationship or the loss of a loved one, it’s important to remember that the pain will eventually pass. The good, the bad, and the indifferent always passes and brings forth new experiences that help cultivate who we are meant to be. Don’t allow your broken heart to darken your presence. Despite how difficult it may seem, try to walk forward, and take each day one step at a time. With that said, healing takes time – and that’s important to remember.
When you talk to the Lord, try reciting this powerful prayer for a broken heart:
“Heavenly Father, there is a pain implanted in my heart that doesn’t seem to go away. It has crushed me, it aches, I can no longer bear it. This pain of the past consumes my thoughts daily. It hurts so much, Father, these tears that fall long to see joy once again. Give me peace in my heart, please, I’m crying out to you: hear my prayer.”
Not only does this prayer exude esteemed honesty, but it allows you to be vulnerable to the Lord. You’re in pain and that’s understandably normal and expected. Ask for peace and the desire to experience joy again. The Lord understands your struggle and wants to heal your broken heart. Be patient and give him the opportunity to help you. Be mindful of the time it takes to actually heal a broken heart and remember it is not an overnight fix. Your heart didn’t become full and content in a day; therefore, it will not heal over the course of a day either. Use this experience to cultivate your present and future relationships. Try to discover ways you can better yourself from this experience and what lessons can be learned – everything happens for a defined reason.
Before we part ways friend, I want to leave you with one last powerful prayer for healing a broken heart. It’s one that is centered on the theme of Psalm 46: 1-2 which says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the sea.” This prayer demonstrates your trust in the Lord and recognizes the power Jesus Christ has.
After breaking up, we often describe what we feel as having a broken heart. We may become depressed and lose all interest in life. We may feel stress, we may feel abandoned and rejected and unloved and we lose hope of ever knowing how to be happy again. Here is a prayer to God with Bible verses to help you express your pain and need for God to heal your broken heart.
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Prayer for Healing a Broken Heart
Dear God, I am hurting terribly right now. It’s so 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…
I am desperate to go back to the way things used to be. If there is still hope for this relationship, please give me guidance as to what to do to reach out to my ex. Here is one thing I have been thinking about trying___________________________
God, I need to figure out if I’m thinking rationally trying to reconnect with my ex. Help me to listen to you and to seek the advice of someone I trust before I act. Here’s one person I will ask for advice_________________________
If all attempts to reconnect with my ex fails, give me the strength I need to accept the finality of the breakup and the reality of my broken heart.
My friends and family mean well, but they don’t seem to know how to help me. They tell me that things aren’t that bad, that I should get up, go out, get even and enjoy myself. They tell me to look at all of the good things I still have in my life. They say that I’ll find someone else to love some day. But someday won’t help me today because my heart and spirit are crushed from loss and loneliness.
I do all right for a while, then something reminds me of my ex, and I fall apart all over again. Here are the things that I need your help with that most remind me of my ex _________________________________________
God, I don’t have anywhere else to turn but to you. I know you understand because it says in the Bible, “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? My tears have been my food day and night…” (Psalm 42:2, 3) “I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.” (Psalm 6:6, NIV)
I claim today the following promises for my broken heart:
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18 )
“Weeping may remain or a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
“I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.” (Psalm 31:7,8)
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
Please give me the strength to get through each day as my heart slowly heals. Carry me in your arms of love. Give me a personal sign of your presence. Restore my ability to smile. Give me back my energy. Clear the fog from my mind. Bring vitality back to my body. Help me to regain interest in life. Show me how to reach out for help when I need it.
This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do, and I can’t possibly do it without your help. Help me to grow and gain wisdom from this experience. But most of all, help me not to give up on myself, on You or on love. I believe that You have created me to love and to be loved. Give me your courage to open my heart to the possibility of loving again, loving faithfully and joyfully and fully. In your name I pray. Amen.
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Are you brokenhearted? We have 2 prayers for you (1) is a prayer for healing a broken heart due to past relationship and (2) a prayer to heal a broken heart from unfulfilled dreams and desires.
It is a wonderful feeling to be in love but to get hurt is painful. Everyone at some point fall in love. God Himself is a passionate and intimate lover. He created mankind for a love relationship and deeper intimacy with Him. The Scriptures begin with love and ends in love. In fact, God is Love Himself, the essence and epitome of love. His fullest expression of love to us is when Jesus His Son died on the Cross to save man from eternal punishment and damnation and reconcile him for an eternal destiny with Him.
God has put love in the heart of man. Man longs for and is capable of receiving love and entering a relationship and commitment founded on love. It is love that binds man to God and man to his fellow being. Without love, nothing makes sense. What is Love?
God is Love and everything that He has done is established and grounded in love. Love means being captivated towards something or someone. Love makes you want to relate with, bless, and to be in union with another. Love is patient, kind, unselfish. When the whole world crumbles, only Love (God) remains.
Love is eternal. It is in a continuum. It should be mutual – give and take. God requires our undivided love and attention. He commands us to love Him above all with all our heart, body, and soul. He also admonishes us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Even to love our enemies. And the unloved and unloveable.
God wants us to love Him first before loving ourselves and others. When we do that, we will be able to receive His love and experience it and give it freely to others. When we have learned to love Him, then we can also move on to love another person.
Human beings are hopeless romantics so to speak. We love fairy tales and we love fancy love expressions. We long for a union with another being and to be into a covenantal relationship. Before that happens, we woo someone and get pursued. We date that person, spend time, exchange gifts, and love the person to the best of our ability. When we are ready to commit, we become steady lovers.
The Bible is complete with all the mushy love stories you can find and encounter. King Solomon recorded the Songs of Solomon for her beautiful maiden lover.
Adam and Eve
Abraham and Sarah
Isaac and Rebekah
Ruth and Boaz
Days, months, and years pass by and we enjoy our relationship. Until one day, one wrong report, misunderstanding, disagreement, third party, or whatever reason, we separate and get hurt in the process.
The pain is too much to bear. Sleepless nights, confusion, lack of appetite to eat and move about. Distraction. Destruction. Lack of focus in your job or ministry. And the long list goes on.
You can even get your heart broken when things don’t go your way. This happens between you and God. Yes, we do get heart broken when we have hopes and dreams that are not God’s will.
How do we heal a broken heart? Can it be healed?
A resounding YES and it can happen the moment you choose to heal and make up your mind to seek your healing.
The first step towards healing is to approach God and seek His face, will, and ways. You may try meeting with God through your daily quiet time and devotion. Talk to God about what is in your heart. Release every pain to Him and submit to Him your heart, mind, emotions, will, and spirit.
It will be helpful if you will write down all that is troubling you, every pain, shame, grief, bitterness, unforgiveness and unfulfilled dreams and desires. When you have done that, you will have a clear picture of why you are heart broken.
It is important to release forgiveness to your past relationships. Whatever he or she may or you have done, just forgive and ask for forgiveness. Also confess to God your own sins concerning the relationship that just transpired.
Then, think about the joyful moments that you have shared together. Be grateful for all the breakthroughs, triumphs, and joy as a couple.
Then, declare and speak a special prayer of blessing over the person whether you are facing him or not. Do not complain, blame, belittle, uncover, judge, criticize, and curse the other person.
Let time and love from God heal all wounds. Yes, it takes time to heal but definitely it will happen.
Ask God in prayer to release all trauma, shame, fear, pain, terror, and grief from your emotions, heart, will, body, mind, and spirit.
Then seal everything that God has done. You may do these steps daily until you feel released and set free. Meditate on the word of God and soak in Him.
Allow the love of God to embrace you in this period of pain and broken heart. You may play a soft praise and worship in the background or an audio Bible on verses about emotional healing and God’s love.
God has a perfect plan for all of us. There will always be a reason why things happen the way they do. If you do not know what to do, just trust God and obey.
You may use this prayer for healing a broken heart to pray for yourself or you can read it and then pray it for someone you know who may need this prayer–
“Heavenly Father, it is so painful now in my heart and spirit. The pain is just so unbearable. I love him/her and letting him go is difficult to do for me. But, I release him now to you knowing that You have a wonderful plan for both of us. Forgive me Lord from all my weaknesses and mistakes about this relationship that just ended. I also release forgiveness to him for ____________(mention the reasons). Lift off all the pain and trauma associated with this. Thank You for bringing him into my life. I did not regret the times we spent together, loving each other. I bless him to find your divine partner for him and to be protected from wrong relationships. Lead him to the right person meant for him. Bless him in spirit, soul, and body. Provide, protect, and heal him also. What you have done for me today, do for him also. Lead me to the one for me, Lord. I entrust my heart and life in Your hands. I love You and I allow Your love to heal all my wounds and bind me up. Make me ready to love and trust again, but this time to the right person for me. This I pray in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.”
Here is the prayer for healing a broken heart for unfulfilled dreams and desires.
Abba Father, I know that you plan is perfect. What I hoped and dreamed for didn’t turn out the way that I thought it would. I’ve been waiting for such a long time for my dreams, desires and what has been prophesied over me to come to pass. God I am tired of waiting and I am beginning to lose hope and feel broken hearted because of this whole ordeal. Lord I ask that you would heal every wound in my soul for these unfulfilled dreams. Mend my broken heart and bring me back to wholeness. Renew my trust and hope in your plan even though I may not know what it is. I use my will to have faith in your goodness, in Jesus Name, Amen
Remember that Jesus Himself experienced the most painful ordeal known in the history of mankind. He can relate to you and you may identify with Him. Let Him heal you and love you. Love him back. Through reading and meditating on His word He will heal your heart.
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Heavenly Father, there is a pain implanted in my heart that doesn’t seem to go away. It has crushed me, it aches, I can no longer bear it.
This pain of the past consumes my thoughts daily. It hurts so much, Father, these tears that fall long to see joy once again. Give me peace in my heart, please, I’m crying out to You: hear my prayer.
He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Praying for strength and courage
I feel so weak, tired and drained. This battle in my mind torments me. Give me strength, give me courage, be my Comforter for I still have hope.
I cling to You and You alone, my Saviour, my Friend. Guide me, ease this pain, mend this broken heart of mine. Transform me, make me whole and brand new.
Surrendering all pain and hurt
I will not give up but I will surrender my all to You. Oh Jesus, be the center. Help me to turn these negative effects into positive change. Help me to use it to become stronger, to thrive to be victorious.
Oh, the pain may endure this moment, but surely joy rises with You in the morning. Oh my Healer, fit back the pieces of this broken heart together. I need You, Lord, right now.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
My suffering ends today!
I am not going to fight Your hands, for they are the ones that hold me at my weakest. I will be still as You work this situation out for me. I await You patiently.
I trust You, You will heal me, Majestic King and my suffering WILL end today. Help me to FULLY experience Your love and Holy PRESENCE as You make all things work together for my good. In Jesus’ Holy name, Amen!
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Isaiah 43:1 Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine.
Psalm 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the sea.