Prayer For Those Alone At Holiday Time

Dear Heavenly Father, the holiday season can be quite a trial and even a deep sadness to many people, especially those that are alone at this time - perhaps having lost a loved one through death or divorce or for some other reason.
 
Draw very close we pray to those that are alone and lonely over this holiday time and may they discover closeness in their relationship with You that perhaps they did not enjoy before.
 
Thank You that You are a God Who is able to sympathise with all our weaknesses, disappointments and difficulties, knowing that You have walked this earth before us and have been tested in similar ways– so that You understand what it means to be alone and isolated.
 
Comfort the lonely; console the grieving; support the weak; give grace to the afflicted and reassure those.. who have allowed fear to invade their peace, with the certainty that You are their ever present help in time of trouble – this we ask in Jesus name,
 
Amen

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