Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Prayer for Widows Who Are Lonely

Dear Heavenly Father,

There are days when we feel suffocated and overwhelmed by loneliness. It's like a heavy, dark blanket pressed to the face and we're powerless to pull it away. It drains our strength and hope; its like arthritis of the soul---it just won't go away. How can we live like this? How can we go on when our soulmate--the one person we can't live without, the one who was a part of us, who completed our sentences, who filled our thoughts, pleasured our existence, and gave purpose to our days? How can we go on when he's gone?

Life has blown up and been scattered to the wind. We are a solitary speck in a lonely wasteland, a wandering soul in a dry, empty desert . . . Amen.

I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
I lie awake;
I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
Psalm 102:6,7

This prayer could be labelled a "lament," as Psalm 102 and many other prayers and psalms in the Bible are catagorized. Its a comfort to me to know that we can be this honest with God. He knows the loneliness and pain we feel. He understands and accepts us; if we've confessed our sins He hears our prayers even though we wonder about that at times.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful prayer and it describes us perfectly. Thank you.


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