A Prayer for Someone who has Been Crying
There is something that happens to a heart when it prays the word of God straight back to Him. There is a hope, an attention to movement of the Spirit, that rises up when we learn to use His word to fuel our prayers. Our faith muscles increase as our prayers become persistent.
Pray these words over yourself, over others, over circumstances you are desperate for the hand of God to move in.
Pray this for yourself or for someone facing what might feel hopeless:
“I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.
Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.
All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.”
Psalm 6:6-10 NIV
If this is the first time you have prayed scripture and aren’t exactly sure how, here is a little introduction:
- Read the passage first to become familiar with what it is talking about.
- Then begin reading again slowly, out loud if possible. It’s so good for our ears to hear it too☺️.
- If you are praying for yourself, say me or insert your name when appropriate. If you are praying for someone else, put there name in the proper place and change pronouns like me to him or her.
When I pray scripture, I allow the words to paint a picture in mind. It helps me to see what I am praying for.
Last, prayer is about persistence. Just because you prayed a verse one time over a situation doesn’t mean it will change. He changes us through the experience of persistent prayer. So take a screen shot, write it down somewhere, come back to it throughout the day. Allow Gods word to permeate your heart as you pray it back to Him.
I’m praying with you today, my friend.