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Most people around the world have struggled with the intense and desperate feeling of loneliness at some point in their lives. This feeling can be exasperated during the Holidays. When you experience loneliness, it can be overwhelming. If you’ve ever been lonely, you know that the feeling can exist when you’re by yourself but also when you’re around a crowd or with family and friends. These thoughts can be so strong that it can cause us to feel completely isolated, and separate us from those who matter most to us. But you can conquer loneliness with God. When you’re feeling alone, know that you are not because God reassures of us His presence, even in our loneliest hours. Jesus promises us this in the Book of John 16:32-22 when he says “I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:32-33. Say this prayer if you are in need of comfort from God.

Comfort Us God

Heavenly, Most Loving, Gracious Father,

we come before You to humbly ask

that You comfort us in our moments of loneliness,

that You be our shelter in the midst of the storm,

that You walk beside us every step of the way.

Lord, at times we feel so alone, crying out for attention,

in desperation, looking for some sort of acknowledgement from a single soul.

Remind us that You are always there, right at our side, whenever we call.

No matter the time, the hour, the situation,

You have promised to never leave us nor forsake us.

Give us strength, dear God, to carry on when we are down and out and have no one to turn to.

Let us always remember that You are our friend and our companion in our time of need. Amen.

 

Original post: https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/simple-prayers-for-the-lonely.aspx#ETBs5zalbRtkKCTd.99

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