Lord, we cry out to you. Where else would we go with our deep loss? Our hearts are split open and our spirit is crushed.
You have promised to be close to the brokenhearted and to draw near to us if we will draw near to you. So we come with open hands and wounded hearts, looking to you to carry us through our grief and walk us through this season. We come to you, the only One who can heal us and lift our head.
Comfort us as only you can. You know the depth of our sorrow, how many tears we’ve cried. You have counted every one and collected them in a bottle. Wrap us with your presence and help us to know the length and width and height and depth of your love for us.
Let us see your good even on days which feel so far from it. Surprise us with your goodness and open our eyes so that we don’t miss a thing. We declare this: you are good and you do good.
We trust you. Help us to trust you more. Give us your peace that passes all understanding so that we can rest in your ways and your paths.
Thank you for living hope. Thank you that our hope is alive and well in Jesus. Thank you for heaven, for our true home. Thank you that this suffering is not all there is and that we will have eternity with you. Thank you for taking on flesh and dwelling among us that you might not just know our suffering but deliver us from it.
O, Lord, only you know that while the world celebrates with merrymaking and song, we are carrying deep pain. Restore your joy to us. Put a new song in our mouths that we might praise you and live out the fullness of life that you promise.
We have such deep need and we can’t fix it. Sustain us. Carry us. Bring us through. Heal our hearts.
We love you with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind and all of our strength. You are THE gift. Forgive us for putting anything else in that place.
We look to you. We trust you and we adore you. You are our one and only.
Bind us to you with your cords of kindness. In the strong name of Jesus our Christ we pray, Amen.
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