Heartbreak causes a deep, visceral kind of pain that can affect every aspect of our lives. Finding the right prayer for a broken heart can be the most powerful way help anyone dealing with a heartbreak.
From the very beginning of scripture you can see that we were created for relationship. Our God hardwired us for intimate connection with Him and with each other. He’s the God who created us to live in families, in community. You can see His intent for all living things to live in connection with each other throughout all of creation. It’s for this reason that heartbreak is such a powerful pain to contend with.
We were made by a relational God to live in unity and supernatural unity with each other. Heartbreak goes against our very DNA. Recognising this can be extraordinarily helpful when you pray to heal a broken heart.
Prayer for a Broken Heart
Try using this prayer in your quiet time when you’re struggling to put the right words to your pain.
“Jesus, I am heartbroken and feel so alone. I ask you to meet with me now and bring me your comfort and companionship.
I know that you suffered heartbreak, for my sake, on the cross. Thank you for your sacrifice and for loving me so much.
I ask you to help me keep me eyes on you during these dark days. Show me the plans you have for me, the good things you can’t wait to share with me. I thank you for the loving people you’ve put in my life and ask you to help me connect with them again, steer me away from isolation and feeling abandoned, oh God.
Protect me from the lie that I am unloved and unloveable. Wash me clean with the truth of your love for me once again.
Jesus, most of all, I ask that you would take this pain and use it for your good. That through the struggle of my heartbreak I would find myself closer to you than ever before.”
Biblical Promises to Encourage You During Heartbreak
The Bible is filled with promises to encourage and sustain you during times of deep emotional struggle. After the painful end of a relationship or friendship, turning to prayer for a broken heart and studying quotations from the Word can help move you towards healing.
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
You can be confident, when crafting your own prayer for a broken heart, that God’s plans for you are good. You can also take comfort that God offers us His rest and His help in times of trouble. He does not withdraw or retreat from our pain but instead welcomes us with open arms and offers us respite.
Prayer for a Broken Heart to Share with Loved Ones
Is it your friend, colleague or family member suffering from a broken heart? Someone you love having a broken heart after a breakup can be a trying time for you too. We so want to take the pain away but all we can do is be there for them and trust that God will bring them comfort.
Offering a prayer for a broken heart can be a brilliant way to remind someone of how loved they are. This prayer to heal a broken heart can be adapted with your loved one’s name. Pray it over them and, if appropriate, share the words with them too.
“Dear Lord, you came to set us free. To show us that not even death can defeat us. This pain my loved one is going through is as temporary as a season, and part of your amazing tapestry of life. Can you reach mightily into my loved one’s plight and offer relief? Can you visit them with renewed strength, soft wisdom, a stirring of hope?
I know you don’t want my loved one to suffer. You are not a God who punishes or orchestrates hurt. You are more than able to deliver. Can you please release my loved one from the darkness of their broken heart? I can see and feel their hurt, and I feel helpless.
I ask for your intervention. Although I know you will amaze in time, they are so very low in spirit. Please, God, raise them up. Be real to them. Send them a ray of sunshine. Please heal their broken heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.” Crosswalk.com
Healing From a Broken Heart
Recovering from heartbreak will look different for everyone. Remember to be compassionate to yourself and to show yourself the same love and patience that you would a friend.
Some days repeating this prayer for a broken heart will take real discipline while on others it will come easily. Have grace for the days you don’t manage it and remember that healing can take time.
God is passionate about you, He loves you deeply and His plans for you are to prosper. No matter the depth of your pain you can put your faith in a God who’s love for you will not be shaken.
‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10