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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25 Responses to Prayer for Loneliness

  • 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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