Prayer for all those hurting

Dear Lord,

You hear us cry, O Lord, to you in fear and desperation. Those who are hurting, suffering, and feel abandoned by your presence – hear their voices, and answer.

Bless them, O God, with your gentle touch; provide to them the strength, the courage, the faith and the peace necessary to hear your voice, and to feel the comfort of your love.

Grant us the understanding to realize that you may answer our prayers in ways we cannot fathom, and sometimes by not answering at all. In those times, please accept the burden of our heartaches and sorrows, and hold us close to your side.

In your name we pray,