40 Days of Praying

For the Hurting

By October 15, 2020No Comments

Many people in America today are not a part of a local church. As a result, they are sitting prey when Satan attacks. And make no mistake: Satan will attack. God has called you to be a part of His family, the church, to uphold you.

If you are not already part of a local church, pray that God will lead you to a congregation where Christians “love one another” as Christ has loved us (John 13:34). Ask God to help you connect with fellow believers who “bear one another’s burdens” (Gal. 6:2) and are “kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven [us]” (Eph. 4:32). As Christians, we need each other.

Likewise, if God has helped you through a tough time, look for others you can help. The apostle Paul said, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Cor. 1:3–4).

A Prayer for America

Heavenly Father, You sent Jesus into our painful existence. Your Word describes Him as a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Jesus, I know You are able to comfort me, because You experienced my pain and struggles. I look forward to the day when You will wipe every tear from my eyes, and there will no longer be any death, mourning, crying, or pain. Bring me healing for my sorrows, and help me to share that healing with others. Come quickly, Lord Jesus. In Your name I pray. Amen.

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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

—Matthew 5:4