A Prayer For The Brokenhearted – At Christmas

Heavenly Father,
as we celebrate
the joy of
this season
there may be those
who are sad
heart broken
grieving silently
missing
the presence
of
or
separated from
loved ones
and those
held dear

remind us
as we remind them
that
for sadness
broken hearts
and
grief
You promise
healing
peace
and comfort
in Jesus name
amen!

He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds … May your
unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your
servant. – Psalm 147:3, Psalm 119:76 NIV

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Grief

Southern Magnolia 2No one could have prepared me for, or explained the deep grief that I would experience after the recent death of my mother. Being next to her hospital bed and watching as she took her last breath … the feeling of hopelessness could never never be explained.

As a Christian, I am grieving however, clinging to words from Scripture continues to be my greatest hope and comfort. Here are a few:

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.1 There is a time to be born and a time to die.2 The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die.3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.5  Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.6 The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!7 
                                                           She is
                                                           at Home
                                                           in comfort

                                                           resting in peace
                                                           at Your feet
                                                           and
                                                           for that
                                                           we are
                                                           grateful!

References:
1. James 4:14; 2. Ecclesiastes 3:2; 3. Psalm 116:15
4. Psalm 147:3; 
5. Matthew 5:4
6. 1 Thessalonians 5:10; 7.  Job 1:21

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Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, Va.