Letting go of something that you have wanted for so long, or someone you had a deep connection with can be one of the hardest, scariest things you ever have to do in your life. Here are 10 powerful prayers for moving on and letting go.
1. A Prayer for a Lost Opportunity
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You will help me to move on from this lost opportunity. Though it seemed perfect to me, You know better, Lord. Help me to trust Your goodness and grace and not mourn this loss. Lord, I believe that You have even bigger and better things for me in the future, things that will make me realize this was not the opportunity for me. I believe this in faith. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
2. A Prayer for Lost Friendship
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You will help me as I figure out how to move on from this lost friendship. While You delight in Your children getting along well, I know that it doesn’t always work out and people grow apart. I pray that You would bless them as they move on and help me to find new friends too. Thank You, Lord, for always being with me. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
3. A Prayer for a Lost Job
Dear Lord, You know how much I enjoyed my job and relied on the income I earned from it. And now it is gone. I pray, Lord, that You take care of me until I find a new one and that I find a job that is just right for what You would have me do in this season of my life. While it won’t be easy to move on during this transition, I know You will help me. You will never leave me nor forsake me. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
4. A Prayer for an Old House
Dear Lord, I thank You so much for this house and all the memories I had while I lived here. It was a blessing and I am so grateful to have lived here. But now, as I move to a new house, Lord, I pray that You will help me to move on from this house and its memories with gladness, and be ready to create new memories in my new house. Thank You for always watching over me. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
5. A Prayer for a New Season
Dear Heavenly Father, please be with me, I pray, as I move on from the old to the new. The joy, memories, and hardships of the last season of my life are behind me. Help me to leave them there, Lord, and not carry them with me into this new season. Help me to let go of all hurts, anger, and grudges, and see all people as the blessing they are, Your children. Thank You, Lord, for this opportunity to begin this new adventure with You. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
6. His Prayer for a Breakup
Dear Heavenly Father, I ache inside and I don’t know how to press on. I miss her and am not sure how I will make it to tomorrow without her. Help me to overcome this pain. Help me to move on and let go. I can’t do this with You, Lord. Give me strength and faith that You have someone else for me. I will trust in You even in the midst of unbearable pain. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
7. Her Prayer for a Breakup
Dear Lord, I thought he was the one. I thought we would spend our lives together. Now I am confused and hurt. I feel broken. How can I move on, Lord? How can I let go? It feels impossible. I didn’t know I could hurt this much. Please be with me and help me to see Your goodness in all of this. I need You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
8. A Prayer for a Lost Relationship
Dear Heavenly Father, I praise Your name because when I was down, You were with me. I see now that You meant us to only be together for a season and that marriage wouldn’t have been good for either of us. Thank You for showing me that now, Lord, rather than later on. Though I still feel pain, I know You will be with me and help me to move on. I thank You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
9. A Prayer for Moving on from a Relationship
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for protecting me during our relationship. Thank You for not letting me get hurt. Help me to move on and let go so that I am not pulled back into his world. We are not good for each other and he/she is not good for me. I need to focus on You during this season, Lord. Help my time with You to be sweet and satisfying that I might not go looking for fulfillment elsewhere. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
10. A Prayer for Letting Go of a Relationship
Dear Heavenly Father, I can hardly believe that You brought us together for no reason. Everything seemed perfect, he/she seemed perfect. How can this be? How can I move on? I don’t understand, God. What are You trying to teach me? Please reveal Your will to me. If You want me to move on from him/her and let him/her go, I need You to make it clear. I am crying out to You, Jesus, give me wisdom. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
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Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.
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