Our congregation, Community Church of South Haven, is taking on a special week of prayer for those who are going through dark times in their lives. We invite you to join us in lifting up those that you love and for whom you care.
If you would like to use this prayer, you may find it helpful. You may, however, prefer your own wording. Regardless, please spend a few minutes each day this week, lifting up to The Light, individuals that you know who are struggling with discouragement. (If you are one of those individuals, we especially encourage you to use this prayer for yourself.)
“Lord Jesus, you saw how the darkness of depression and discouragement led even your cousin John to doubt whether you were indeed the Messiah that he had already proclaimed you to be.
“I ask you therefore to look upon _______________ in mercy and compassion. Please send your Holy Comforter to her/him to speak reassurance and hope. Give her/him wisdom and peace for this day. Give strength and encouragement.
“Remind _______________ of your infinite love, amazing grace and help her/him to feel the witness of your presence today.
“Help me, too, Lord Jesus, to be your instrument of encouragement, support and compassion.Give me grace and wisdom that I may say and do what will be a blessing for the needs of this situation.
“In your name and by the power of your Holy Spirit, amen.”