There are many who are hurting this day. There are people who are so full of sorrow that they can’t express it in words, but can only shed tears. Let those be tears of healing. Look upon us, Father:-
Bereaved – look upon the bereaved and give them comfort as they struggle to find some kind of sense of understanding and peace in their loss. We include those who have suffered miscarriage and those who, for whatever reason, have had a termination of pregnancy (You do not condemn, LORD – neither do we).
Lonely – look upon those who are lonely and give them the solace they need.
Physically/Mentally Ill – look upon those who struggle with all kinds of illness, whether acute or chronic. Strengthen them through the difficulties they face on a daily basis.
Addicts – look down upon those who are fighting addictions – alcohol, drugs, nicotine, pornography, gambling and other addictions. Give them the help they need to conquer these soul destroying habits.
Dysfunctional Relationships – look down upon those who are struggling with problems in their marriage and for the children who suffer the consequences of this. Let them be reconciled.
The Hungry – look upon those who struggle to feed themselves and their families, and those in third world countries who are starving and have no clean water.
Victims of War – look upon those who are caught up in the horrors of war. Be with them in their fear and distress. May peace be brought about.
Victims of Abuse – look upon the abused – men, women, children, elderly, handicapped, culturally different, and animals. May love, understanding and compassion bring about the end of all kinds of abuse.
Oh Father, there are so many instances where people are hurting. It breaks Your heart to see this. As followers of Jesus, help us to bring comfort and healing through the knowledge and faith of what He accomplished on the Cross.
Help us, LORD, not to look upon people as projects – but to see each one as an individual – to really understand what it is that is hurting them and to convey to them how knowing Jesus and having faith in Him can bless them and be the greatest gift they could ever receive.
Father, may we repent of any sin in ourselves. Help us to take our eyes off our own problems and give us the strength and compassion to be what others need us to be. Especially LORD, help us to play our part in bringing about Your kingdom, restoring Your Creation to that of loving fellowship with others and Yourself.
Hear our prayers, LORD,
In Jesus Name, Amen.
If there are any people/causes I have missed or that you would like to be added to the prayer, please leave a comment in the comment section. Thank you.