Recently I was overwhelmed with compassion for a certain group of people. And in the moment, I felt like I was barely breathing, but the next morning, sobs overtook me. These verses came to my mind at that time:
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
And of some have compassion, making a difference: Jude 22 (KJV)
Be merciful to those who doubt; Jude 22 (NIV)
I don’t know who is reading this. Whether you went to church yesterday or haven’t darkened the door in years. Whether you love God with all your heart but wonder why he allows certain circumstances in your life or whether you don’t know God at all. Whether your broken heart is the result of a relationship or a situation or both. But I know without a doubt that God has called me to pray for broken people. Because we’re all broken. Feel free to use a prayer for the broken-hearted as your own.
A Prayer for the Broken-Hearted
Thank you for being the God of the broken-hearted.
While I sometimes can’t see the work of your hand,
I can always believe in the will of your Spirit.
For you are good.
And you make all things good.
The pain of brokenness cannot withstand
the power of your love.
The hurt of relationships cannot outshine
the healing of your mercy and grace.
The ache of circumstances cannot outlast
the affirmation of your perfect plan.
May I receive your gift of brokenness
To allow you to create an indescribable mosaic
of my life and my heart.
By his grace,