PRAY: Prayer for Those Who Feel as Though They’re Starting Over
Dear Father, Today I lift up those who feel as though they’re starting over. I know so many who fall into that category: the parents who have lost their child in more ways than they can count. The man who finds himself without employment. The student who failed her college classes. The wife whose marriage has blown up in her face. The partners who must extract themselves from their business relationship—no matter how much it hurts. The church family forced to say good-bye to a favorite pastor. Anyone, regardless of age, who has lost a parent. And so many more.
Today, Lord God, I ask you to come to these dear ones and remind them that you are the author of new and good things. Help them see they may be starting over, but they are not starting alone. Infuse their minds with your thoughts, their spirits with your truth, and their emotions with your peace that passes understanding. When they feel afraid, help them to trust in you. When they feel inadequate, enable them to become more than conquerors. When they feel tired of waiting, allow them to rise with the renewed strength that comes from you alone.
Thanks, Father,that you care for these dear ones more than I do. Thanks for helping me in the places where I need to start over. Help each of us to surrender our hearts and our lives to your plan and to trust you alone for the results. We are grateful for your watchcare through this journey and grateful, even and especially through times like this, to know you more. In your holy name I pray, AMEN.
Do you identify with one or more elements of this prayer? Feel free to leave a comment or contact me to share your concern.