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.
Whether you have had a personal relationship with God for years or you are only beginning to discover who Jesus is, we all need guidance sometimes when it comes to prayers. It’s often hard to find the words to pray, that’s why we put together this collection of short prayers on various topics including worry, anxiety, doubt, forgiveness, fear, and other areas of life where we need to ask for God’s help. Please use these prayers and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you as you add some of your own words and personalize your petitions to God.
Table of contents
- 1 Short Prayer for Difficult Times
- 2 Short Prayer for Peace
- 3 Short Prayer for the Broken-Hearted
- 4 Short Prayer for Perseverance
- 5 Short Prayer for Self Control
- 6 Short Prayer for Your Children
- 7 Short Prayer for Loving Like Jesus
- 8 Short Prayer for God’s Direction
- 9 Short Prayer for When You Feel Unworthy
- 10 Short Prayer For Worry
- 11 Short Prayer for God’s Strength
- 12 Short Prayer for Control of Tongue
- 13 Short Prayer When Feeling Inadequate
- 14 Short Prayer for Being Grateful
- 15 Prayer of God’s Provision
- 16 Short Prayer for Growing Faith
- 17 Short Prayer for Confidence
- 18 Short Prayer for a Heavy Heart
- 19 Short Prayer for Hope and Trust
- 20 Short Prayer for Thankfulness
- 21 Short Prayer for Restored Relationships
Short Prayer for Difficult Times
~ Jennifer O White
Short Prayer for Peace
Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland.
Short Prayer for the Broken-Hearted
Lord, my heart is broken but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but You are my rescuer. Your Word is my hope. It revives me and comforts me in especially now. My soul faints, but you are the breath of life within me. You are my help, the One who sustains me. I am weak but You are strong. You bless those who mourn, and I trust You to bless me and my family with all that we need. You will rescue me from this dark cloud of despair because You delight in me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Jennifer White
Short Prayer for Perseverance
Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Gwen Smith
Short Prayer for Self Control
Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen. ~ Sarah Coleman
Short Prayer for Your Children
~ Dr. Neil T. Anderson
Short Prayer for Loving Like Jesus
Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
Short Prayer for God’s Direction
Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Sharon Glasgow
Short Prayer for When You Feel Unworthy
~ Renee Swope
Short Prayer For Worry
Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
Short Prayer for God’s Strength
Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil is scheming and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Debbie Przybylski
Short Prayer for Control of Tongue
~ Debbie Przybylski
Short Prayer When Feeling Inadequate
Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Julie Sunne
Short Prayer for Being Grateful
Father, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day – good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
Prayer of God’s Provision
Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me up, and setting me on high. Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely. In Christ’s Name, Amen. ~ Renee Davis
Short Prayer for Growing Faith
Dear Lord, help me – every single morning – to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen. ~ Kelly O’Dell Stanley
Short Prayer for Confidence
Lord, help me let go of my fear of failure. I know Satan wants to use my fears to hold me back from living boldly for You. Forgive me for not living in faith, and help me from this moment on to live with bold confidence in You. Lord, help me not compare myself to others around me. I pray instead that I can keep my eye on You and live a life that proclaims Your excellence. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Rick Warren
Short Prayer for a Heavy Heart
Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you Lord for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Rick Warren
Short Prayer for Hope and Trust
Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Ron Moore
Short Prayer for Thankfulness
God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen. ~ Wendy van Eyck
Short Prayer for Restored Relationships
Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain. What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships. I choose instead the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ James MacDonald
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