Every human being wants to be known and loved. Life is full of different seasons, and some are accompanied by an overwhelming sting of emptiness. Recently I relocated to a large new town where I knew nobody. I've had to learn to rely on the Lord to replace the spaces that community, family, and my church formerly filled. I’m so grateful to God that He has taught me how to overcome some of the feelings that have come from this season. Despite the tough moments this season has presented, it has offered me a greater sense of security. I have come to embrace a love that makes me whole like nothing else. If you’re in a season where it feels like love has run dry, here are eight prayers for you.
Long ago the Lord said to Israel: "I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love, I have drawn you to Myself."
- Jeremiah 31:3 NLT
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."
- John 3:16 NLT
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
- Isaiah 43:2 NLT
Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.
- Ephesians 1:4 NLT
But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
- Romans 5:8 NLT
See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are!
- 1 John 3:1 NLT
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place Your hand of blessing on my head.
- Psalms 139: 3-5 NLT
How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, You are still with me!
- Psalms 139:17-18 NLT