For the Ones Who are Struggling

Dear Lord, I have friends that are struggling. A few in particular that are on my mind and my heart. They are hurting and trying to get through the days. My heart aches for them. These precious, beautiful women who need You right now. Who need something only You can give.

I pray that You will give them moments of undeniable peace. The peace we cannot understand because it comes from nowhere and makes no sense but it’s there and it’s a small respite from the pain of the situation.

I’ve felt this peace. In a dark, dark day, when I was crying and the only prayer that would come from my lips was “Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God,” you were there. I had no idea what I was praying for, I just needed You and You showed up and a peace washed over me that I will never be able to explain. A comforting force wrapped itself around me and for that time, I was able to rest.

It didn’t fix the problem, it didn’t change the situation, but You were in it with me and that made a difference. You cared, You heard, and You helped.

In the days after, You helped in many ways, but in that moment Your peace was what I needed and You gave it to me.

This is the peace I am asking for my friends. The ones that are in so much pain right now. The ones who don’t know which way to turn or how they will ever survive the pain they are in.

Please, send them some of this peace. Wrap them in love and comfort. Let them know that You are there and that You love them and that You will walk with them through this time. You will be by their side.

I wish the bad things didn’t happen. I wish trauma was not a part of our lives. I wish that I could take the hurt from the people I care about, change the circumstances that cause so many tears. All I can do is let them know I am here for them. But You can bring peace and comfort that I cannot.

So I pray.

I pray for peace for them and moments of comfort as they navigate the path they are on. I pray that they will know and hold onto the fact that one day, it will not feel like this. Eventually, it will get better. Not 100%. Life leaves scars, but it will get better and they will survive and one day, they will thrive again.

But for now, I pray for peace.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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