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Prayer for Loneliness

A Prayer for Loneliness We are Not Alone

 

Loneliness is a feeling that can overwhelm us whether we live in a remote area or in a crowded city. Sadly, loneliness can exist in relationships with two people living under the same roof. There can be a gulf of hurt, anger and resentment so wide that feelings of loneliness and isolation fill that gulf.

If you are feeling alone, know that you are not alone. God created us to have a relationship with us.

The disciples felt alone as Jesus told them that he had to leave them.  To assure them that they weren’t alone, he said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18

Jesus went on to say, in John 16:32 and 33, “I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

 

Here is a prayer to help you feel God’s presence, right here, right now.

A Prayer for Loneliness

Dear Heavenly Father,

Help me to feel your presence.

My heart aches and I feel so alone.

I miss a human touch, someone to take my hand or give me a hug.

I long for someone to tell me everything will be alright.

Please send your Comforter to me and take this loneliness away.

Help me instead of feeling empty, to feel full of the love you have for me.

Help me to know in my heart and remember that according to your Word; I am never alone because you are with me.

Your love and peace is with me, right now, in this moment. I feel it and I am not alone.

Amen

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47 Responses to Prayer for Loneliness

  • Hello brother Carlos,
    Thank you for your courage in writing and sharing your struggles with the world. In along with lifting you up in prayer, I would ask that all who read this would lift Carlos up in prayer (and others who have posted here).

    Why? Because we are all in this together. We are all part of the human race, created by God. We are all connected. Until we can put aside judgments and differences, we will not have peace on earth. As the song says, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

    I am sorry to hear of your depression, insomnia, anxiety, loneliness and loss of sight. It is a lot to bear.

    Reading your words brought these words from the prophet Isaiah to mind from chapter 61, verse 1 and 2: “The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” And Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 3:17 and 18: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

    In the Old Testament there are many stories of God delivering people from bondage and slavery. Jesus, in the New Testament, came to save us from the bondage of sin. Paul tells us that the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We are forgiven. We are free from the bondage of sin. From the Message version of the Bible, Mark 1:15 says, “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”

    I can’t begin to understand your suffering. My prayers go out to you. While your body may be hurting, I will pray even more that your mind and spirit will be filled with God’s amazing love and peace. God’s kingdom is something to be a part of and partake in right now. Peace to you Carlos,
    Jackie

  • Hello sister Jacky, I want to tell you that I have been very touched by your artical and humble story. I wish to be more open like you and some of the people who did comment on your page. I have suffered depression and anxiety, alone with loneliness and chronic insomnia already for 43 years since I was 18 when I lost my physical sight. God had mercy on and saved my life in 1991 when I was thinking for many years very badly against my life. I thank God every day for having given me faith to believe in his beloved son Jesus who died for such an undeserving sinner like me.. I thank God every day for his great mercy and wonderful grace in Jesus, and for the blessed hope that I look forward and wait eagerly every day for the coming of my compassionate and loving savior Jesus that promise to me that I will never, never suffer againg of depression and loneliness and being ignored, forsaken and rejected for most people in this valley of tears like the bible says. Thank you for letting me to share a little of my long story. God bless you and your ministry and all the people who wrote to you. I enjoyed and was touched and encouraged by their comments. in Christ, my only hope of life in this troubled world, Carlos

  • Thank you for having the courage to write. I didn’t answer right away because I wanted to be mindful of a response to offer you. First, let me tell you a story. I have a very dear friend who had a son but couldn’t have any more children. She wanted a girl and adopted one. Her daughter had lots of health problems at the time of her birth, but my friend connected with this precious little infant and wanted to care for her. Through the years, life remained difficult. She left for college. It is there that she decided that she was not comfortable as her gender. The struggle and agony she suffered was not living with the truth that she knew inside of her. The truth was that she was wired to be a man. Her mother was taken aback at first (to say the least), but she supported her in her decision to have surgery. My friend grieved at first, because she had lost a daughter, the daughter she always wanted. Now her son is thriving. The joy on his face is proof that his soul, his essence was dying prior to making this decision. My friend lost friends and family members who did not support this decision. My response to that is until any of us live in another person’s skin, we cannot know what is on their hearts and how they truly feel. We cannot judge. Did my friend ask for this to happen? No. Did her daughter ask for this to happen? No. I know that the decision to change genders is complicated and pretty much final. My friend’s daughter went through a lot of soul searching and a lot of counseling to determine whether this was the right decision. May you through your own discernment, God’s direction, and trusted, professional counseling determine what you should do. May your friends and family continue to love you for “you.” If they don’t, may God give you the strength to come through this and provide you with loving support. I know that there are lots of support groups surrounding this. I liked how you phrased “gender affirming surgery.”
    My heart goes out to you in your loneliness. You are not alone. God is with you. May you find peace,
    Jackie

  • I’ve been dealing with some mental health depression issues that have caused me to withdraw from old friends. Now in my 50’s, old gender issues that I thought were behind me have come to the forefront of my life again. I’m seriously considering gender affirming surgery which will put me on the outs with friends and family forever. I hope I’m able to cope with God’s help. Forgive me.

  • Isabell,
    Thank you for your courage to write to ask for help. My favorite prayer in desperate times is, “Help”. It is only natural to feel depressed when a relationship ends. It is a loss, a death. It’s also natural to go through the five stages of grief in a loss such as this: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. While the first four can be in different order, acceptance is usually last. Acceptance gives you peace and courage to move forward.

    By stating, “Give me strength for me to leave all this behind and see the world in a more positive way instead of living my life in a monotone way,” (I love your word, monotone by the way), you have already decided that you want change to happen. Change can only happen when you decide things need to change. You are on your way.

    Once you decide to move forward, here is another prayer to let go. If you hold onto the hurts of the past, they will weigh you down. http://guidedchristianmeditation.com/1264/prayer/a-prayer-for-letting-go/. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Peace and courage to you,
    Jackie

  • I have been feeling so depressed and alone these days. My other half is not with me and I feel as if my life has no sense anymore. I don’t normally pray but in my despair and hope for this feeling to end i’m reaching out to these prayers, to hope, to you my lord to give me strength for me to leave all this behind and to give me a new way in which I can see the world in a more positive way instead of living my life in a monotone way. I would be really thankful if you could keep me in your prayers and thanks a lot for this prayer that I can look up to for these bleak times.

  • Dear Raul,
    I would like to offer words for support, but they are hard to express when something likes this happens. Your world has been turned upside down. I personally know what it feels like to be abandoned on many fronts. I will lift you up in prayer that you will find strength to put one foot in front of the other. At times like these, sometimes the only prayer we can cry out or whisper is, Help. God is listening. You are not alone. God is beside you. May you find peace, courage and strength to pick up the pieces. It will take time. I know you have to be there for your boys, but don’t forget to take care of you. If you don’t take care of you, you can’t be there for them. I hope that you will seek out family, friends or others who can be there for you as a loving presence to lean on too.
    Peace,
    Jackie

  • Hi, I am feeling alone and abandoned my my partner of 20 years and the mother of our 3 boys, I don’t know how to deal with this loneliness, its tearing me apart.

  • Hi Timothy,
    I hope that you had a restful sleep and that the job interview outcome will be what is best for you. You didn’t sound enthusiastic about it, so if it does not work out, I pray that you find something that will bring you purpose, joy and meaning. In our loneliness, I am reminded of the verses from John 15:16-18 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave comfortless: I will come to you.”
    May you know God’s deep love for you and that your loneliness will not remain.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • I am so lonely and down tonight. I just now prayed your prayer for loneliness and read the scripture. I need peace from my weariness from well doing. The monotony of life.
    I am a senior now and I have a job interview tomorrow for a job I don’t really want and probably can’t do because of my chronic pain. I’m just going to add now a request for the Holy Spirit to come and be with me tonight so that I may rest and sleep in peace. Thank you Lord. May thy kingdom come and thy will be done. Amen.

  • Prayers for love and peace go out to you.
    Jackie

  • I need everyone to pray for me I’m in need of love and peace within.

  • Hello Ciro,
    Thank you for commenting and my heart goes out to you in feeling a lack of love. I would hope that you feel love from your friends and family. If it is romantic love that you are seeking, 48 is not old. I was 49 when I met Robert. We were married 9 months later. Prior to meeting Robert, there was a lot of emotional baggage that I had to release. God brought us together at the perfect time. I’ve found that I need to let go in order to receive. Ask to be more loving and to feel God’s love. I also believe that there is no job, person or possession that will fill our desires. There is an emptiness when we seek for something to complete us. We are already complete. I hope that you will find the love you seek, but more importantly, I hope that you will feel God’s love for you.
    Peace and Blessings,
    Jackie

  • I just turned 48 years old and have never loved. I feel a great wonderful part of life has passed me by and can’t make it up. All my friends and family are blissful in their time together but such feelings are alien to me. Feel God and nature has left me out in the cold. How do I look positive so much love has passed me by?

  • Hi Helena,
    I thought it was very sensitive of you to reach out to this boy who was being excluded. Prayer is very powerful, so I would continue to ask God to help him. Per your request, I will keep him in my prayers too.
    Peace and blessings,
    Jackie

  • We have a new boy in class that looks very lonely, none of the other boys in class include him and he have been sitting alone for two weeks now since school start. He’s from the Sweden and he has comed to Norway, so I think it must be hard for him. I asked if he wanted to sit with me and some couple of friends two days ago, and he did. I asked the next day, but then he prefered to sit alone. Maybe he thought it was embrassing since we’re all girls, I don’t know… I’ve asked god if there’s anything more I can do, but guess I can just keep on praying for him. I hope that works and that he will get to know somebody soon. Maybe you could pray for him too?

  • Hello Shaun,
    I’m sorry to hear about your breakup. I pray that you will find peace and that you will take time to be mindful of the relationship that you shared. God is the God of a million chances. Look within to find the power of God’s love. Meditate on Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.”
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • Hi Anne,
    I have prayed for you. Let me give you words from Jesus from John 16:32 and 33, “Behold the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace, in the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
    Hold onto these words when you are feeling alone, because you are not alone.
    Peace,
    Jackie

  • Hi Jackie. I am feeling really alone and I ask that you please pray for me.

  • my boyfriend just dissapeared and broke up with me 3 months back and this have left me heart broken and very lonely.please pray for me heart to get peace and move on with my life as he had already did

  • Hi Reina,
    Thank you for commenting and for the blessing. We all feel empty from time to time. May your time of emptiness be short. May God’s love fill your empty places.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • Thank you for this prayer. It gives me relief at this time of emptiness. God bless your ministry.

  • Hi Sharon,
    Thank you for the lovely comment. I love what you said about reaching out to someone and how God’s love binds us together. You will be a blessing to others, and God will bless you for it.
    Peace,
    Jackie

  • What a lovely prayer. It made me realize 2 things.
    1. That we are all alone.
    2. we are together in our aloneness.
    Today I will reach out to someone and also remember that God’s
    love is what we have in common and it binds us together.
    Thank you.
    xxxxx

  • I’m sorry that you are hurting and am praying for you. May you find God’s love and comfort.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • I am 64yrs.old and my partner has left me. My heart is so broken and hurt. pls. pray for me that I will overcome and my life will be filled with the right soulmate.

  • Dear Libby,
    Thank you for your comment and my heart goes out to you. Never ever think that you are useless. My prayers go out to you.
    Jackie

  • I’m printing this too! I have been widowed now for 12 years. Sometimes the loneliness is unbearable. I know what it feels like to desperately want someone to talk too, someone to hug, someone to care. I have 3 grown children, but they have very busy lives. Jobs, homes and children of their own, lots of stress and activities and they just don’t have time for me. Sometimes I just feel so useless. It’s hard not to get depressed.

  • Dear Mike,
    Thank you for commenting and for your honesty. I’m sorry that you are going through this lonely time right now and my heart goes out to you.

    When I wrote this prayer, I wrote it from the place I was when I went through a very tough divorce. I had moved out of my dream home and away from a life of being a couple for 20 years. I was unemployed and down to my last nickel. Except for my dog Duffy, I was alone. It had been years since I had had any physical contact. My heart and body ached for love and comfort.

    I attended a retreat where one of the exercises involved standing in front of someone in a big circle. Everyone was blindfolded. To be honest, I don’t remember what the exercise was supposed to do, but we hugged the person without seeing them. I could tell that it was a big, burly man by the shear size of his body. I remember melting into a puddle of tears because I had gone for so long without being hugged. I had so missed a physical touch.

    That’s why I wrote the third line: I miss a human touch, someone to take my hand or give me a hug.

    I know it doesn’t seem fair. After all, God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone.” We were created with physical desires.

    I pray that you will make it through this lonely time leaning on God’s love to fill the empty places and that God will provide the right partner for you.

    Peace to you and to all who are in a lonely space…
    Jackie

  • i am never alone because You are with me is all sweet & good, but we lonely people don’t want “You” or God to be with us, we prefer another human being of the opposite sex for companionship in order not to feel hollow. A prayer addressing this needs to be made—one which God will quell the burning of a lack of romantic love and one in which God will bring romantic non-plutonic love to the Lonely.

  • Hi Chrissie,
    Your comment struck me of how moving half-way around the world would make things easier. Unfortunately, if you don’t let go of your pain, you will take it with you and never out run it. I hope that you can let go and let God take away the hurt and the pain so that you can be free.
    Peace and courage to you.
    Jackie

  • Thank you Jackie for your support i have done as you asked but its hard to let go a of a lifetime of hurt and isolation. I had thought that moving half way around the world would would make things easier but i was wrong. Im not sure how things will work out for me but i have my husband and my thoughts that there my be a plan for me out there that was meant for me. Sometimes its easy to lose site of it but i know that its there. Thank you

  • My heart goes out to you in your sadness. Our God is the God of love and wholeness. You are fortunate to be married to a wonderful man. I am married to a wonderful man too. But I believe that God put a need in our hearts that only His loving Spirit can fill. In my sadness, I know that God is always there. I am never alone. YOU are never alone. God is waiting to pick up the broken pieces of your shattered life and make you whole. Seek His healing and attention. Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” Ask God to take your loneliness and sadness away. He will. Let go of the past. It is past. Dwelling in the past causes more suffering. Until you do that, you can’t move forward and into joy.
    May joy return to you.
    Jackie

  • I am married to a wonderfull man but at times i am so very lonely i have no friends nearby and no children. No one socialises with us even though we have lived in this small town for four years and i work in the the local school. I am one of seven siblings but was raised apart from them by my grandmother from when i was just two weeks old untill i was fourteen years old. Sadly i rebelled and became ill. My mother would not take me to the dr after four weeks my grandmother took me and i was sent to the hospital straight away. The result infertility and a shattered life. Please help me i am so lonely and sad all the time.

  • Beautifully said.

  • you are not alone, not ever, you are loved, hear, see his word and smile, feel!
    his word is all, his love never fails and you are a child of the lord he comforts and holds. Be not afraid.

  • Hi KT. I have not read this book, but thank you for sharing this resource that has helped you. It’s important on our spiritual path to also know that we are not “alone” in the doubts, fears and feelings that we share. Being without another life partner is a chance to connect and draw closer to God. Make your prayers intentional for God to take away the loneliness. I am reminded of Jesus in his ministry. People would shout and crowd in to see him to ask for help and healing. He responded consistently with this question, “What do you want?”
    May God’s love continue to enfold you.
    Peace,
    Jackie

  • Hello Denise, I pray and hope things are looking up for you! Here is a name of a book that had wonderful prayers and it really helped me. ” Single to God” by Douglas Fagerstrom. These are personal prayers by single adults through everyday life. I had this book for some time and when I was having that feeling of loneliness, thank God I found my book. Keep the faith and just believe!

  • I didn’t bring a whole person to my first marriage. There was a lot of work and healing that I needed to do. I’ve found that as soon as I surrender to God, not only is my pain taken away, but miracles happen too. I told God that I expected to be alone the rest of my life for messing up. But God is the God of second, third and a million chances. After surrendering, letting go and becoming whole, I met Robert. We will be married for nine years in October and together for ten years. Pray to be more giving without expecting anything in return. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Peace,
    Jackie

  • I am a Christian man going through a very scary time. I pray very hard and very often that God will bring me the love of my life. I’ve been very successful in my professional life but in my personal life not so much. It hurts to be lonely. Lord thy will be done. I patiently wait for your healing.

  • I’m glad that the prayer could give you comfort. May your feeling of loneliness be but for an instant. John 16:32, Jesus said, “The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me.
    Peace,
    Jackie

  • Hi. Thank you for this prayer. I feel so alone and I really don’t like this feeling.

  • Thank u for responding! I truly feel much better and I will definitely continue on my journey because it gives me much joy.

    God bless,
    KT

  • Thank you for the comment and for sharing your story. What a blessing to return to your spiritual self. The spiritual self is our true essence and core of who we are. We are all unique and amazing beings that God created. I believe that we all experience loneliness. Until we understand that we are loved with a Divine and perfect love, and that God is always with us and within us, we will feel loneliness. God created us to be in relationship. Of course, it is always a blessing to share the journey with another soul mate or companion. We were meant to be in community. So, I would encourage all to do as KT states, to stay prayerful and believe. I would also say that if you are isolated or lonely, find a church or group that you can connect with. It’s important to be with others. KT, I wish you to continue to grow and nurture your spiritual self. May your relationship continue to grow and flourish.
    Peace and blessings,
    Jackie

  • Such a beautiful prayer! The love of my life walked out of my life long ago however after all these years he returned to me for guidance and realizes that he made a mistake! We are the best of friends and we both learned from this experience! It brought me back to my spiritual self! I have had women groups which I provide inspirational speaking! But I still have those moments of feeling lonely however, I take the time to think how amazing my GOD is and this allows me to keep the faith! So for those that have moments of loneliness… just remember that God hears our prayers! One day that special someone might just be knocking on your door! Stay prayerful and believe!

  • May you not feel alone. Psalm 121:3 He who keeps you will not slumber. Matthew 28:20 I am with you always, to the end of the age.

  • this prayer I am printing off and putting on my wall I am so lonely at the moment

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