Prayer For The Lonely And Depressed

Dear Lord, You created us male and female and designed us as relational beings, to live together in a marriage partnership, and yet we know that there are many who discover themselves to be lonely and often unloved or even rejected in their marriages.

We pray for all those that are suffering this sort of loneliness, whether it is from rejection, carelessness, abuse or disinterest, and pray that Your comfort and peace would fill their hearts and that Your very presence would comfort their souls.

Restore what has gone sour in such marriages we pray, heal the brokenness and isolation and comfort each aching heart, and we ask that You would draw them back into sweet fellowship with one another and come to know You in a deeper and more meaningful way. This we ask in Jesus' name,


Loving Lord, my heart is breaking as I feel so very lonely and alone in my marriage. Father, I know that this is not how You ordained marriage to be in the beginning but I feel so unloved, unwanted and isolated that my heart is breaking and I just long to have a normal relationship with my spouse, whom I love dearly, but who seems so distant and far removed from me.

Lord, we seem to pass as ships in the night and I don't know what to do except turn to You and pour out my grief to You, Who calls each one of us to cast all our cares upon You and to lay all of our burdens down at Your feet.

Loving Lord, I know that You can do anything and I know that it is not Your will that marriage partners become so estranged from one another, and so I pray that in Your grace, You would touch both our hearts and work a mighty work of grace in our lives and show us how to rebuild our marriage on the only secure foundation, which is Jesus. This I ask in His precious name,


Loving Father, for the first time in my life I myself am really feeling lonely and it is a hard thing to face. Lord, I begin to understand that there are many lonely people, many hurting people in the world today. Many who are putting on a pretence of being happy and yet they are crying out for the companionship of someone who really cares.

Lord, I am starting to get an understanding and compassion for those that are lonely. Help me to understand that there are many lonely people in the world, and I pray that You would draw close to all who are facing loneliness today. Lord, You are the only One Who can truly fill the aching void in the lives of lonely people. So I bring each one to You, and pray that Your Holy Spirit would touch hearts that are lonely and bind up their brokenness. Lord, draw many into a closer walk with Yourself. In Jesus' name I pray,


Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You today to lift up those that are lonely and who feel deserted or left alone by those they love, and pray that in Your grace and mercy You would draw near to all who are broken-hearted or crushed in spirit, and deliver them from the difficulties and troubles that they are facing today.

Draw very close to them Lord. Enfold them in Your loving arms, quiet their hearts and bring into their lives that perfect peace and gracious comfort that only comes from You, for You have promised to place those that are lonely in families and You have promised the widow that, your Maker is your husband.

Lord, for all whose hearts are aching and alone, I pray that You would draw close to them and make Yourself known in a very special way. In Jesus' name I pray,


Loving Lord, I feel so lonely at times, so very alone, though I am often surrounded by crowds of people, but I also realise that the more I concentrate on my loneliness, the more alone I feel. I feel sorry for myself and become depressed and down, and I know that this is not the way that You created us to be.

Lord, I ask You to show me how to conquer this loneliness. Help me not only to cope with loneliness but to conquer it. I know that You have said that You are with us all the time, and that You have promised never to leave us nor forsake us, and I believe Your Word is true.

Help me to rise above all the negative feelings that loneliness brings, and all the negative elements that come with it. I pray that I may be enabled to embrace my loneliness in such a way that my life honours You, and becomes an encouragement to others who may be facing similar lonely feelings. In Jesus' name I pray,


How I thank You Heavenly Father, that You are there all the time and have promised never to leave me nor to forsake me. What a great comfort it is to know that no matter where I am or what I am doing, I can call upon You, day or night, knowing that Your ears are ever open to my cries for help.

Lord, You know that there are times when I feel so very lonely. I feel that no one I know seems to understand or even cares. I realise that they all have their own problems and interests, but even those that I am closest to do not seem to understand me or show any interest in me.

Lord, I know that part of the problem is that I am focussing on myself and my own needs, instead of realising that many other people are probably feeling much the same as me, and have no one to talk to and no one who understands them.

Help me Lord, to turn the eyes of my heart toward You every moment of the day and away from myself, knowing that only You can provide the fellowship and intimacy that I crave for, and that it is You alone Who can flood Your perfect peace into my heart and reveal Yourself to me in a new and special way. Thank You for being my Comforter and Counsellor. I pray that I may draw close to You in a way that I have never known before, so that Your comfort and grace may flow through me to others who are going through a similar loneliness. This I ask in Jesus' name,


Lord, I feel so lonely at times that I am becoming more and more depressed. I find that I am trying to fill my life with activities and people, which do not address the root issue of my loneliness or what I am going through, and which leave me even more depressed.

Lord, I know that You have promised to help the afflicted and set free those that are all alone in families. I pray that You would do just that in my life, so that I may rediscover the joy of my salvation and overcome the depression that sweeps over me so often, when I find that I am on my own and have no one to talk to.

You have promised to help the afflicted and to comfort those that are hurting. Turn Your loving-kindness towards me at this time I pray, comfort my hurting soul and renew a right spirit within me. This I ask in Jesus' name,


Lord Jesus, the world is full of lonely people who are weary and burdened, alone and afflicted. Be gracious to each hurting soul I pray. I ask that many would find their comfort and succour in You, Who came to earth to carry our burdens, heal our brokenness, and set us free from life's bondage. Thank You, that You have promised to give Your precious rest and perfect peace to all who look to You.

Fulfil Your many promises to those that are lonely and afflicted, I pray. Set the lonely in families free as Your Word has decreed, and lead the prisoners forth with singing! And Lord, You have promised that even though mother, father and all our loved ones forsake us, You will never ever leave us nor forsake us. Thank You for the many precious promises that are specially for those that are lonely, and I pray that You would meet each one at their very point of need. I ask this in Jesus' name,