I come to you today on behalf of those who are hurting. Lord I know what it feels like to be hurt, to feel like you’ve fallen so far you can’t overcome it. But Lord, that isn’t so with you, Lord you can overcome all hurt and you can bring peace where we think it is impossible. Lord, I don’t know the needs or hurts of others but you do and Lord I know that you do. Lord, I am praying right now that you would come to them and wrap your loving arms around them, I pray that you would give them your peace and help them to know that you are right there with them, that you never left their side and that they are never alone. Lord, please gently guide them to seek you out in your Word. Lord, give them comfort in the season of life you have placed them in and extend your grace upon them as they go through this valley in their life. Lord, help them to be reassured, comforted, and lifted up as they read your word.
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world“
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“I will never leave you nor forsake you”
Lord, we (myself and my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ) know that your promises are true so help give us the strength to hold fast to you and fully trust that You are good and know that You will never break your Word. I am constantly reminded of Jeremiah 29:11 and the beautiful promise it makes: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Lord, in turning the focus from all the things wrong in my life, and the sorrows and hardships of others I want to take the time to focus on all of Your goodness. Lord help us in times where we are struggling to find the good in life might we remember that you are:
Omniscient (All Knowing)
Omnipotent (All Powerful)
Omnipresent (Present Everywhere)
Three In One
Lord, whenever we find ourselves in the pit of despair, feeling helpless and unable to see the good might we turn to the list of attributes You possess and be encouraged of your greatness. Thank you for loving us the way you do and help us to always turn to you for anything and everything, in good times but especially in the bad.
In your precious and beautiful name