tuesday morning…comfort for the broken-hearted

This morning, we are praying for the broken-hearted, grounding prayers in Isaiah 61:1, NLT

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me,
for the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed. (1)
Jesus, be our comfort:
For those made lonely through absence of a loved one, may God use the starkness of loss, to backlight the beauty of all that was shared, and in this bring comfort. For all that was lost, may he bring solace.
For those ‘alone’ by mission or service: may God equip, and re-equip, to continue the task, and harvest the fruit; may you soar on the wings of God’s purpose.
For those made lonely by horrible choices: may the power of the anointing of the Spirit, enable Jesus to lead you out into a new life of hope and restoration.
For those made lonely by displacement – of career, of family, of homeland – experience the presence of Jesus. May you feel yourself ‘seen’ by those of God, and hidden from the enemy by the power of Jesus name. May the love of God, overcome that which would separate. See Romans 8:28-39
For those made lonely by misconstructions of thought: may God renew this thinking in line with His truth. See Ephesians 1:4-10. May His blueprint for your life, his image in you, begin to come clear.
May the church, the body of Christ, be an instrument, rather than an icon; enabled by his love and the power of his name, to push back the terror of darkness, and draw captives out into the light of fellowship, with whispers of hope.
Amen
“Isaiah 61 (New Living Translation).” Blue Letter Bible. Sowing Circle. Web. 3 Feb, 2015. <http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Isa&c=61&p=0&rl=0&t=NLT&gt;.
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