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

Photo: Christmas Tree
Taken at: Christian Broadcasting Network
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Previously shared with: GraceInside
 

 

 

A Thanksgiving Prayer

for
protecting me
when
i had
no idea of danger
for
family
friends
for
providing
guiding
strengthening
forgiving
even before
i asked
for
You
Your presence
Your love
and
Your word
i am
eternally
grateful!

O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever! – Psalm 30:12 NLT
Photo: Veggie Collage
Taken at: Farmers Market, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Courtesy of: Skipper Farms
Chesapeake & Virginia Beach
Previously shared with: GraceInside

Happy Holidays?

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In a recent online article entitled Holiday Depression, Dr. Richard Boyum states “We generally
think of the holidays as a joyous, happy period. The period of time between Thanksgiving and
New Year’s is a time in American culture for much celebration. People come together to eat, sing,
share gifts, and enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s presence. But there is an increasing body of knowledge that says that the holidays are a period of time that is, for many, stressful at the least and for others, downright depressing.”

This Holiday season, let us be sensitive to those around us who may be
experiencing a time or stress, loss, or depression, and may need a listening ear,
a word of encouragement, a voice of hope, a voice of support, or a voice of prayer.

Heavenly Father, help me to touch lives during this Holiday season,
as Your voice of hope, love, and encouragement, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Photo: Harvest Red Winterberry Holly
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden
Shared withGraceInside

Today’s Prayer

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On my recent walk through my favorite park,
I observed this American Coot. My heart immediately
overflowed with  another prayer from the Psalms:
Heavenly Father,
Today lead me beside still
waters1, guide me with Your Eye2
and set my feet on the Rock3
In Jesus’ name,
Amen!
1. Psalm 23:2; 2. Psalm 32:8; 3. Psalm 40:2

Background Music Desert Place: Nathan S. Elliott
Photo: American Coot
Taken at: Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.
Previously published 12/13/2015