1. A Prayer to Offer Your Broken Heart to God
Dear God, I need you. My heart is a mess of shattered pieces and I don’t know how to find hope. I know my sadness isn’t your desire, but the pain is so real. It hurts so deeply. God, I sometimes wonder if there’s something wrong with me. I feel desperate to shield my heart from pain, and people, and everything. I hold it tightly, sinking into my tears, and forgetting that you are stronger than any storm.
Help me, God, to release my shame and grief freely to you. Help me invite you in. I’ve been so damaged by wounds inflicted, I’m afraid my heart is beyond repair. I come to you today, God, still afraid, still wondering…but willing to show you my heart. Will you hold it? Will you please pour your peace into the open cuts? Cover me with your presence, remind me you are near. Show me love.
God, give me the strength I don’t have, to hope that you will turn this broken heart into a beautiful new tomorrow that will lift me out of where I am right now. Carry this broken heart until you remake it, into a miracle that glorifies your lovingkindness.
Thank you, Amen.
2. A Prayer of Hope That Your Broken Heart Will Heal
Heavenly Father, you are my hope. There is nothing you can’t do.
Today, I refuse to believe that I will remain brokenhearted. I claim my faith in your ability to heal. I cast all my sadness and anxiety at your feet, just as you ask me to. In the middle of this heartbreak, I will stand on my belief that you care deeply and that you will not allow me to be uprooted or shaken from my firm foundation in you.
Remind me of times you’ve ushered me out of painful things in my past. Give me a sign that you see something wonderful already coming.
Today I hold fast to your voice in 2 Kings 20:5: “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.” In Jesus’ name, Amen.
3. A Prayer That Someone You Love Will Heal from a Broken Heart
Dear Lord, you came to set us free. To show us that not even death can defeat us. This pain my loved one is going through is as temporary as a season, and part of your amazing tapestry of life. Can you reach mightily into my loved one’s plight and offer relief? Can you visit them with renewed strength, soft wisdom, a stirring of hope?
I know you don’t want my loved one to suffer. You are not a God who punishes or orchestrates hurt. You are more than able to deliver. Can you please release my loved one from the darkness of their broken heart? I can see and feel their hurt, and I feel helpless. I ask for your intervention.
Although I know you will amaze in time, they are so very low in spirit. Please, God, raise them up. Be real to them. Send them a ray of sunshine. Please heal their broken heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
4. A Prayer for Someone Who Broke Your Heart
God, you ask us to forgive as you forgive. Yet, we’ll never be perfect. Today, please be strong where I am imperfectly weak. Fill in the gaps in my ability to surrender my desires, and help me completely forgive someone who broke my heart so completely.
It’s hard when my heart is hurting to find compassion and love again, especially for the very person who hurt me. But I know we all fall short. Not one of us will go through life without hurting someone.
Empower me, by your mercy and grace, to let go of the pain I’m holding onto, hoping this person will return to heal the brokenness they caused. Help me let go so fully, that I feel joy knowing you will set them on a course for their own healing, as you will for me.
Reassure them, Lord, that they are forgiven. And do your best with both our lives. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
5. A Prayer to Bind Up Your Broken Heart’s Wounds
God, please wrap me up in your healing. Minister with your holy power to stop the bleeding of my heart and the waves of tears and the constant emptiness. Show me that you indeed bind up wounds and heal the brokenhearted. I don’t want to read it, God; I want to see your handiwork.
My prayer is one of pleading today, that you see me…and that you will grow new life where life feels like it’s leaking out of me. Turn the tragedy around, God, and overflow my cup with your presence and possibility. I’m ready to be healed.
I’m here before you, expecting, that you will heal all the hurt my heart is feeling in your miraculous ways and timing. I will visualize your kindness as a soft bandage that will melt away as new life emerges.
Here are my wounds, Father. Please show me your power. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
6. A Prayer for Finding Purpose in Your Broken Heart
Dear Father, you so love the world you made. We are not the makers, but rather we are blessed by the opportunity to share in your plan.
I proclaim today that I believe you made me, and this propensity for hardships and persecution, with great purpose. You see the good this heartbreaking experience is doing in my soul; making me stronger, kinder, more patient, more understanding, and less likely to stand up idols before you.
I choose to believe things hurt us because your strength is revealed in our weakness. Let my broken heart remind me that loving you will protect me from the love of others that turns into the worship of them.
Help me to use my pain to calm, reassure, or love someone else. Move my feet and hands to use this pain for your great purpose. Even in the midst of what I don’t understand, I’m ready, God—to join with you in seeing the other side of this heartbreak as a purposeful part of the adventure of life. I love you, God; Amen.
7. A Prayer to Believe Broken Hearts Can Be Renewed
Father, you are truth. Your words are healing balm, reminding me that you even raise to life what is dead! Not only can what is hurting or broken be renewed in your power, but even what we didn’t expect can be generated by your goodness. There is no end to your ability to love beyond measure.
Today, I lift up my prayer of belief in your ability to heal broken hearts. I join with the psalmist, praying “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit”.
Scripture shows us the way…that we are made new by our faith, we put on new selves, we are constantly being renewed. And I believe—that those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.
Prompt me, God, to be inspired to move in ways that fulfill your vision. Don’t let me take the course alone, in my own hands. Give me the excitement of knowing you promise to wipe every tear, and that you have great plans for me. Today, I pray with gratitude that you heal the brokenhearted. Let it be so, and praise be to You!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.