four Prayers to Pray When You’re Sorrowed

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Learn 2 Samuel 18:31–33 and Pray

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and most merciful God, in whose arms are life and demise, who provides and takes away, casts down and raises up, look with mercy on the affliction of your unworthy servant, flip away your anger from me, and communicate peace to my troubled soul. Grant me the help and luxury of your Holy Spirit, that I’ll bear in mind with thankfulness the blessings so lengthy loved by me within the society of my departed spouse; make me so to suppose on her precepts and instance, that I’ll imitate no matter was in her life acceptable in your sight, and keep away from all by which she offended you. . . . And now, O Lord, launch me from my sorrow, fill me with simply hopes, true religion, and holy consolations, and allow me to do my obligation in that state of life to which you might have been happy to name me, with out disturbance from fruitless grief, or tumultuous imaginations; that in all my ideas, phrases, and actions, I’ll glorify your holy title, and at last get hold of what I hope you might have granted to your departed servant: eternal pleasure and felicity, by way of our Lord Jesus Christ. —Samuel Johnson

Learn Judges 16:18–22 and Pray

Most holy and most merciful God, the power of the weak, the remainder of the weary, the consolation of the sad, the savior of the sinful, and the refuge of your kids in each time of want, hear us whereas we pray in your assist in all of the circumstances and experiences of our life. When our hearts are rising chilly and useless, and we’re shedding our imaginative and prescient of your face, and residing as if life had no non secular actuality, assist us, O God. —John Hunter

Learn Psalm 42:1–11 and Pray

Gracious God, most mighty to assist, have regard to my ache and misery whereby I weep and complain so lengthy, and assist me. You can not have forgotten me. I’m the one you love baby, your lamb that’s marked with the blood of your Son Jesus Christ. My soul is troubled on the withholding of your assist. For days and months—a very long time have I waited in your salvation, and because the deer pants after the water brooks, so has my need been unto your grace. You make my soul to attend lengthy on this vale of sorrow. My enemies exult over my distress. Lord, bear in mind my affliction. Hasten to assist me. —Wilhelm Loehe

Learn Daniel 6:16–28 and Pray

O Almighty God, our solely assist in time of bother, look with pity and compassion upon me, now underneath your afflicting hand. Be my keep and confidence underneath all my sorrows and afflictions, and undergo me to not sink underneath the burden of them, by way of any dejections or faintness of spirit. Give me such a complete belief and confidence in your mercy, by way of the deserves of my expensive Redeemer, that I’ll forged all my care upon you, and with cheerfulness commit myself into your arms, assuredly believing that each one issues shall work collectively for good to them that love you; and, O Lord, grant that I could also be discovered such a one as, by way of your nice mercy, could also be entitled to the advantage of your gracious guarantees. —Henry Thornton

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