6 Prayers to Help You After Being Hurt By Someone You Love

BY: - 26 Oct '17 | Faith

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Has someone ever hurt you so badly that you just didn’t know what to do? The pain is excruciating and your mind can’t stop replaying the harsh words unfairly leveled at you by your spouse, or your friend, or your parent. You wake up each day and a million different emotions course through your body because the struggle is almost unbearable.

For some people, dealing with the pain is simply a matter of cutting the person off. For others, they sweep it under the rug and choose to forget about it until it happens again. And still, for others, all they can think of is how to curse the person out. If you’re a Christian, none of these options are scripturally viable. The Bible says that God won’t allow you to take on more than you can bear. So, here are 6 scriptures and prayers to help guide you as you deal with the pain and try to figure out God’s purpose in the situation.

God will fight for you

Exodus 14:13-14

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Prayer: God, I want to retaliate. I want to exact revenge on those who hurt me. Help me to be strong and allow you to fight on my behalf. Help me to be still.

You are strong enough

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for reminding me of your faithfulness. Though this pain is overwhelming at times, I am encouraged to know that you have equipped me with just what I need to deal with it. Because of you, I can and will endure it according to your purpose for my life.

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You are not alone

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Prayer: Lord, when I open my eyes each day, help me to feel your presence. Help me to keep in step with your Holy Spirit and be counseled by your word. My heart aches and I am worn out from crying. Please help me rise out of my hurt and sorrow.

God is your strength

Psalm 62:5-8

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Prayer: Lord, when I have no where to go, I turn to you. You are the rock that I stand on so help me to find my strength. I am weak from suffering and I have no where else to turn. Only you can restore honor to my name as I have been falsely accused. My spirit is shattered but help me to find hope in you.

God will use this for your good

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Prayer: Lord, I don’t know why this is happening, but I pray that through this situation, I can lead someone to you. I pray that you use me any way you choose so that your name may be glorified even through this dark situation.

Bless those who hurt you

Romans 12:14

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Prayer: God, I won’t lie. I want to curse like a sailor. I am so angry and hurt and disappointed. But, I trust in your unfailing love and know that you desire to see everyone in a right relationship with you. So, I pray for the one who hurt me that you will bless them and help them to come to know you through my example.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

BMWK, are you ready to pray when you have been hurt and falsely accused?

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Joann Fisher wrote 151 articles on this blog.

Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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3 Special Prayers for Joy and Peace During the Holidays

BY: - 23 Nov '17 | Faith

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Happy Holidays! This joyous seasonal phrase will be heard in living rooms, grocery stores, and churches all throughout the country for a little more than a month. For many people, this is truly the best time of the year. But it doesn’t come without trouble.

For one reason or another, there are people who find spending time with family burdensome. But, while the potential for social mishaps exist during this time of year, the opportunity to have a joyful and peaceful reunion with loved ones is within their reach.  The following three prayers might be a good place to begin if you want to have a joyful and peaceful holiday season.

Overwhelming Gratitude

Nothing gets you in a joyful frame of mind like giving thanks. Read all of Psalm 23, but here are the first four verses. To start out this Christmas season right, say a prayer of gratitude to the One who makes joy and peace possible.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:1-4

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Thank you for being an awesome God. Thank your for providing all of my needs. I know that without you I am nothing. Everything that I am and I have is from you. I am grateful that my heart and mind can be at peace because You are always with me. You are my sustenance and my strength. Your love guides me into righteousness and I am grateful for everything that we have been through together. Because of You, I am never alone. Thank you for a new day and every new moment that I live. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Joy in Serving

There’s a saying that it is better to give than to receive. Usually, this infers that one person has given something tangible to another. In return, they receive something intangible. If you are truly looking for joy this holiday season, give, serve, encourage someone else first.

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Thank You for the opportunity to serve those who are in need. I have been blessed in so many ways and pray to be a blessing to others. Help me to keep my eyes and heart open to the needs around me. Help me to be generous, regardless of how much or how little I have. Thank you for the joy I feel when I know someone’s life has been changed from my service. I pray to continue to be obedient to your call to love others and that I will never lose sight of what’s most important. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Everlasting Peace

While the holidays can be thrilling, many people dread the potential disagreements and arguments that result from unwanted or unwise conversations. Often times, things can become tense when you are around family members you haven’t seen in a while or who you just don’t like. If you desire peace during the holidays, then it’s important to learn how to be a peacemaker.

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Thank You for the opportunity to look beyond my own desires during this holiday season. I know that peace comes from setting aside my own selfishness and being grateful for what I have, serving those with less, and considering others before myself. Even though it’s tough, I want to be a peacemaker. Help me to quickly resolve conflict by practicing humility. Help me to not be mindful of my words and actions. Help me to be thoughtful in every situation and to behave in a way that brings honor and glory to Your name. Thank you for the peace that passes all understanding and that only comes from You. In Jesus name, Amen.

As you continue to enjoy your holiday season, it is my hope that you are blessed by these prayers and as a result are able to bless others. Joy and peace are not impossible during the holidays. Even with all the hustle and bustle, take some time to pray and allow God to give you the joy and peace you desire.

BMWK, have you prayed for joy and peace today?

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Joann Fisher wrote 151 articles on this blog.

Joann Fisher has been a writer and editor for both print and online newpapers and magazines for the last 10 years. She now serves as a Writer/Editor at BMWK and lead Editor for The Joy Network.

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