Prayer for Lamentations

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Heavenly Father, as we read through the prophetic voice of Jeremiah and his lament over Jerusalem, we are able to have a glimpse into the terrible events that overtook Your chosen people, who chose to follow the path of spiritual adultery rather than obeying Your commands and trusting Your word. Help me learn the lessons from Israel's failure and trust Your word; obey Your voice and walk in spirit and truth. We thank You that You have told us the end from the beginning and that in Your wrath You will remember mercy - thank You that the day is coming when Israel will repent of their sin and be restored as a nation - but we pray that many would recognise Jesus as Messiah and Lord and come to faith in Him, today - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!”
(Lamentations 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 1:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Lamentations and the many lessons we learn from its pages. May I never fail to view the terrible consequences of sin and the unspeakable torture and pain that was so severely dealt out to the Lord Jesus on my behalf.. as the full force of God's terrible wrath was poured out upon Him, in my stead. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You and may my heart be ever grateful for all that He did for me at Calvary - it is in His name I pray, AMEN.

Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.”
(Lamentations 1:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 1:12

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that you are a gracious, loving and long-suffering God. Help me not to be influenced by the circumstances of my life but rather help me to keep the eyes of my heart on You, knowing that Your plans and purposes are perfect. Thank You Father for Your steadfast love towards all Your children - which is new every morning. All glory to Your holy name, AMEN.

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”
(Lamentations 3:22)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 3:22

Heavenly Father we praise and thank You that You are a faithful God. We thank You that Your love and mercy, Your grace and compassion, Your strength and your peace are new every morning. Keep me I pray from the sin of unbelief and help me to trust in your unfailing promises, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
(Lamentations 3:23)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 3:23

Heavenly Father, there are times when it seems that I am alone as I face life's difficulties, mourn over the spiritual decline that is overtaking the Church today - and grieve to see the shocking evil that is saturating the world. Thank You Lord that I am not alone, but am one of a remnant of believers who desires to do Your will. Thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and that You are building-up Your church, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”
(Lamentations 3:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 3:24

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your unconditional love; Your goodness and Your loving-kindness to me and to all that are called by Your name. Great is Your faithfulness and I praise You - for You alone are worthy. Keep me low at the cross and help me to patiently wait for You in humble submission to Your Holy Spirit by trusting Your word of grace, even when I don’t understand – for You ARE good to those who wait for You. Help me to seek You with all my heart, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.”
(Lamentations 3:25)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 3:25

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that You are teaching me through the thing I may be called upon to suffer in this life. Help me to learn all lessons You desire to teach me, knowing that Your mercies are new every morning and that Your love and faithfulness never fails. I pray that I may trust You implicitly in all the difficult circumstances of life that I may be called upon to face.. and help me to wait quietly for Your sure deliverance - to You be all praise and glory, AMEN.

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”
(Lamentations 3:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 3:26

Prayer Of Comfort for the Grieving

Lord Jesus I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul and that You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. Draw near to Your many children who are facing times of sadness and loss and draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.

Thank You that You are wonderfully good to all who wait for You and seek You, and I pray that those of my brothers and sisters in Christ who, – for whatever reason – are facing times of grief and hardship in their lives - that in Your grace and mercy You would draw very close to each one and gently carry them on Your shoulders, as a Shepherd carries a little lamb that has been torn by the briars.

Be close to all that are grieving today I pray, and flood their souls with hope – knowing that underneath are Your everlasting arms.

Give me a heart that is sensitive to those that are grieving, the wisdom to know when to speak words of comfort or when to keep silent. And Lord I also pray that You would use my life to be a channel of encouragement and hope, through whom the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will flow into their hearts – to heal and help.

Thank You Lord that You are a God that answers prayers. Amen
“But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.”
(Lamentations 3:32)
Category: Prayers for Grief

Purity Prayer, For God To Search My Heart

Heavenly Father, I long to be like Jesus and know that in myself I will always fall short of His standard of perfection and purity, but Lord I pray that You would examine my inner heart and secret thoughts and identify in me those areas that need to be rooted out, so that Christ may live in me and work through me to Your greater glory.

Give me the grace to recognise any impure areas in my life that need to be rooted out – and make me willing to engage in the painful process of having all that dishonours Your name cut away.. by the Holy Spirit’s scalpel of truth. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus Christ my Lord and grant me the purity of heart and integrity of spirit that is becoming of a vessel fit for Your use.

Begin to search me today O Lord and know my heart, and see if there is any impurity of heart, evil intent or prideful thoughts and may I be willing to be stripped of everything that is not of You, so that I may be pure and holy in Your sight, in Jesus name I pray,


“Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.”
(Lamentations 3:40)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Help me Lord, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.”
(Lamentations 3:57)
Source: Verse of the day for Lamentations 3:57