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Critically Broken: 5 Prayers to Heal Your Wounded Heart

Critically Broken: 5 Prayers to Heal Your Wounded Heart

Prayers to Heal Your Broken Hearts

There is one thing that is true and it’s that broken hearts are hard to heal. If you have ever been truly hurt then you will understand the complexity of a broken place. 

We are often cut so deep that our lives and hearts become disoriented. Yet there is hope. The Bible says that God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

When the body is sick we can easily go to a doctor in hopes that we might get help. But when the soul is broken, and the heart is wounded, who can help?

A broken place can be so complicated that it often calls for divine intervention. Only God can see the heart, and as a result only God can truly fix our broken hearts.

God Understands our Broken Hearts

The Bible says that man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. This scripture tells us that God can see our broken hearts. Imagine that the same God that heals the brokenhearted can see your broken heart. As you are broken this is great hope.

God is a doctor of the spirit. When a person is sick they must seek help from a qualified physician. God is that qualified physician that can fix our broken hearts.


Imagine a person who wears a constant smile. This person might be critically broken but due to this smile we might think otherwise. Yet nothing can take away the wounds of a broken heart, except the one that not only sees but also understands it. Because of this God has given us the necessary resources to help us in our need. One such resource is the Bible that contains the living and active word of God.

In our brokenness we depend on the scriptures to help us heal. In this post I want to share with you some Biblical prayers that can help us in our process of healing and restoration. They can greatly help you as you grieve.

5 Biblical Prayers To Heal Your Wounded Heart

1. Hannah's Prayer Of Praise

1 Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. 2 “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 3 “Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. 4 “The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.

When it comes to Biblical prayers for the broken, Hannah’s prayer is a prime example. Hannah’s prayer was both of praise and of worship.

As she prayed the Bible says Hannah appeared drunk. Her brokenness was so great that it started to show on her face. This didn’t stop Hannah from praying. 

Hannah prayed until God answered her. She didn’t allow her brokenness to stop her. She prayed and prayed and prayed. Until eventually God granted her the desire of her heart. Hannah teaches us about the importance of praying and never giving up.

As we are broken we should learn to pray like Hannah. We should keep praying until God answers us, even when the odds are against us.

2. David’s prayer of repentance

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

This prayer of David teaches us about the power of repentance. As David prayed he repented. Many times it is our sin that causes us to be broken in the first place. 

We should be mindful of this and confess our sins. As we do this the healing grace of God will reach us where we are and heal us.

In the book of James we learn about the power of confessing our sins. The Bible reads : “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.James 5:16. Here James encourages us to first confess our sins one to another and then we must pray for one another that we may be healed.

We learn about the importance of confession. It is after confession that the verse say we will be healed. 

3. The Prayer of Jesus in Gethsemane

And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.

As Jesus approached the cross His sorrows grew exponentially. This was mainly because of the path that He was to take. Nevertheless Jesus didn’t stop praying. His prayer was “Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Jesus didn’t allow His brokenness to prevent Him from His purpose.

Many times our brokenness is just a prerequisite into the true purpose of God. We should not try to run away regardless of how painful the experience is. 

In our brokenness we should accept the will of God knowing that as God leads us into a broken place He will also deliver us. The is a saying that goes “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.

Don’t lose hope along your broken road. Always remember that as we expect and wait for our healing, we will surely receive it.

4. Paul's Prayer for Healing

8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

As Paul prayed the Bible says that God didn’t take away the thorn in his flesh, but He strengthened him through this broken place.

This didn’t stop Paul from continuing in the purpose of God. His response was that he will glory in his weakness. Paul knew that in his weakness God’s power was being perfected in him.

In our own brokenness we should understand that a broken place is not necessarily bad for us. It is often from our brokenness that we reap the fruit of power. God usually perfects us in the fiery trials He places us in. Our job is to walk by faith while trusting God.

5. Samson's Prayer for strength

Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, “O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!”

After Samson rebelled against God and lost His eyes to the Philistines His prayer to God was ” Lord strengthen me, I pray, just this once……” Imagine being in Samson’s position of disobedience and rebellion. Would you be able to pray in this time?

Often we find ourselves in a similar position of rebellion against God. Yet we should not allow this to prevent us from praying. We must be willing to not only confess our sins but also to pray no matter what. Remember that His mercies are everlasting and He will reach us at our lowest points.

In the midst of his weakness, and nothingness, Samson continued to pray and God answered him. This might not be the most beautiful ending but sometimes it is the same with us in our brokenness. We often have bad endings to deal with. Yet regardless of our endings we should continue to pray.

Remember that He is the Alpha and the Omega who is able to give life abundantly. In your brokenness you should be like Samson and continue to pray no matter what.

Final Thoughts

You might be facing the trials of life. Keep going and never give us. In your brokenness continue to pray no matter what. One thing we can learn from all these prayers and it’s that these servants didn’t allow anything to stop them from praying. They continues to pray until their prayers were answered.

We too can pray with positive expectations knowing that God not only hears us but He will also answer and heal us. I pray you keep on praying. God Bless You.

Helpful Prayer

Dear God, thank you for Your Presence that gives me strength. You are holy and great beyond all else and I know You can do all things. Please grant me the strength to endure my cross and the faith to believe that You will come through for me. Thank you for the trials that give me strength and the brokenness that leads me into Your divine purpose, and healing. Please keep me to the very end. Amen.

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