living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for a broken heart

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God can meet us in our brokenness, for His heart was fragmented on the cross to rescue a world from despair, depression and isolation. He understands our brokenness because He has gone before us, and lives forever, gently leading us into His beauty and truth.

This page has three prayers to help with healing a broken heart. The first prayer offers God our feelings of heartbreak, and receives his gentle restoration. Further down this page there is also a prayer about the pain of a broken relationship, and a prayer to receive God’s peace and strength at this time. There are also three uplifting quotes from the bible about God’s care of the heartbroken.

Prayer to heal a broken heart

Heavenly Father,

I am broken, with my heart in pieces and my future dreams shattered. I crawl into your care, to hide beneath your mighty wings of love. Here I find a place to rest, a space of acceptance and submission.

I will dwell here, for as long as it takes, to find each small fragment of me. And I trust that you, my loving Father, can piece together the puzzle of my life. Lord, with your extraordinary patience and love, come and restore me.

So I rest here. I close my eyes and dwell with you.

Prayer for broken relationship

Lord Jesus,

You took brokenness and bore the pain of heartbreak on the cross. So I kneel before you and lay out my heart, the tiny pieces of lost hope, the fragments of shattered dreams and the missing pieces of a picture I've lost. I know in my mind that there is a hope for tomorrow, I understand that time heals and yet I hope for your touch in my hurt. A touch that reveals new life, a breath that gives renewed hope and a word that secures the future.

I trust you with all I am, and wait upon you.


"Lord, with your extraordinary patience and love, come and restore me"

Prayer for inner peace and strength

O Father,

Your life in me brings stillness to my turmoil.
Your life in me brings clarity to my confusion.
Your life in me brings wisdom to my worry.
Your life in me brings contentment to my striving.
You life in me brings gentleness to my anger.
Your life in me brings patience to my panic.
Your life in me brings hope to my suffering.
Your life in me brings faith to my frustration.
Your life in me brings such heavenly treasure into my heart
And enables me to navigate a peaceful path.
In you I find strength for my journey.

prayer for hope and strength

a contemporary prayer for those in a dark or difficult place at the moment:-

bible verses about brokenness

"My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise."

(Psalm 51:17, NLT)

"He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds."

(Psalm 147:3, GNT)

"If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath."

(Psalm 34:18, The Message)