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15 Helpful Prayers for the Hurting

15 Helpful Prayers for the Hurting

Finding the right words to express the depths of our emotions can be challenging in times of pain and sorrow.

The good news is that we have the gift of prayer, a powerful tool that brings comfort and peace amid our suffering. With it, we can pour our hearts to God and find respite in Him.

Whether you are experiencing grief, a broken heart, or any other type of pain, I have put together fifteen prayers for the hurting so you can seek the comfort only God provides.

This article also covers the following resources:

  • How God heals our hurts.
  • Comforting Bible verses for those who are hurting.
  • Frequently asked questions about prayers for the hurting.

 How Does God Heal Our Hurts?

We all experience hurts and pain in our lives, whether emotional, physical, or spiritual. Many wonder how God heals these hurts and comforts us in our times of need.

The answer lies in God’s nature and the promises in His word. God is a loving and compassionate God who desires to see us whole and restored. He has promised to be with us through all our trials, to heal our brokenness, and to give us peace that surpasses all understanding.

The question is, how does God heal our hurts and pain? He does this in various ways, such as through prayer, the working of the Holy Spirit, and the support of those He has positioned to help us at different points in our lives.

He uses these people around us to speak words of encouragement to us. Sometimes, He also guides us toward professional help when needed.

When we pray and surrender our pain to God, He transforms our hurt into hope and our brokenness into wholeness. This is made possible through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. This awesome sacrifice gives us access to divine healing and restoration.

Prayers for the Hurting.


  1. Prayer for Hurting Friend.

Psalm 34:18, NIV. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Dear Father God, thank you for the life of my beloved friend ______ (mention the name). She is going through a difficult time filled with hurt, pain, and emotional injury.

Therefore, I ask that you bring her peace and strength to overcome this heartbreak. Please heal her emotionally and restore her completely.

I also pray that you comfort her and that your love and grace surround her until she feels whole again.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurt Feelings.

Psalm 147:3, NIV. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Lord Jesus, I am hurting so much that I feel overwhelmed by this emotional pain. I ask for mental health support and the strength to cope with the sadness that I am feeling.

Please, Lord, comfort me in my suffering and help me to heal from this trauma that I am experiencing. I also ask for your grace to navigate these difficult emotions until you perfect my healing.

Thank you, Lord, for being my source of hope and peace.

In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for the Hurting Heart.

Matthew 11:28, NIV. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Dear God, I pray for all those who are struggling with the agony of a hurting heart. I ask that you provide them with the strength and courage to manage their emotions and build emotional resilience. Lord, I pray that you comfort them in their sadness and ease their anxiety.

Lord, you understand the pain of a broken heart, so I ask that you wrap your loving arms around those hurting. May they feel your presence and find solace in your embrace. k at a time, even amid their pain.

Help them to find the resources and support they need to heal and grow stronger.

Thank you because I trust in your mercy and grace to sustain them through this challenging season of their lives.

This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Someone You Have Hurt.

1 Peter 5:7, NIV. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Merciful Father, I know I have hurt someone deeply and caused him pain. I ask for forgiveness and the courage to make amends. I also pray that they find ways to cope with anxiety and heal from the heartbreak, grief, and sadness that I have caused.

Please grant _____ (mention the person’s name) peace and comfort as he navigates through this difficult time. Also, help me to learn from my mistakes and to become a better person so that I can live my life in a way that honors you and brings joy to those around me.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurt Feelings.

Psalm 18:2, NIV. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Dear Father Lord, I pray for comfort and healing from the hurt and pain caused by betrayal. I am also struggling with loneliness, depression, and emotional trauma.

Lord, I pray that you lift the weight of sadness and despair off my heart and replace it with the joy and peace that comes only from you. Help me find the strength to forgive those who have hurt me and guide me toward healing from trauma and all the emotional turmoil I feel.

Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for divine intervention in my life; shine your light of hope and love into my heart and restore my emotional well-being with your healing power.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Someone Hurting.

John 16:33, NIV. I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Almighty God, my heart is heavy and in emotional distress because I am hurting and suffering from the pain of loss, abandonment, and rejection. And I ask that you comfort me in this time of need and grant me emotional recovery.

Help me to feel your love and presence and guide me toward healing and strength. May I find solace in you and constantly remind me that I am never alone. Also, grant me the courage and wisdom to overcome these difficult times and emerge stronger than ever.

In Jesus’ Precious Name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurt and Anger.

Philippians 4:6-7, NIV. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Dear God, I have been hurt and angry for quite some time now. I have also been trying to cope with depression, guilt, and shame, and this has left me even more upset and frustrated.

Please help me to find healthy ways to express and process my feelings. I pray for the strength to forgive those who have hurt me.

Assist me also in releasing the anger and resentment that is weighing heavy on my heart. Help me see myself as you see me and let go of the shame and guilt holding me back.

And above all, I pray for your healing touch to mend my brokenness.

In Jesus’ Mighty, I pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurting Wife.

Psalm 34:17, The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Everlasting Father, I pray for my hurting wife struggling with resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and disappointment.

Please help her release these negative emotions and find peace, especially knowing that I love her and would never intentionally hurt her. I also ask that you help her see how much I love and respect her.

Give her the grace to forgive me in any way I hurt her unknowingly. And lastly, fill her heart with joy and help her focus on making our marriage work instead of listening to the enemy’s lies.

Thank you so much for your unconditional love toward us since the inception of our marriage and for being our source.

These I pray in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurting Marriage.

Isaiah 43:2, NIV. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you today with a heavy heart, seeking divine intervention in my hurting marriage. I pray for wisdom and your help to make my marriage work. Assist us in seeking help from couples therapy if necessary.

Holy Spirit, teach us to communicate effectively and find common ground when we have conflicting views. I also ask for spiritual healing where we have a broken connection as a couple. Restore our love, trust, and intimacy.

Also, please fill us with the grace to forgive each other and the strength to persevere through this difficult phase in our marriage. In addition, I ask that you renew our passion and joy in our relationship.

Finally, I ask that you surround us with emotional support from our family and friends to provide comfort and encouragement.

Thank you, Loving Father, for your unfailing love because I know it will restore our marriage.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurting People.

Psalm 9:9, NIV. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Our Father in Heaven, I pray for those hurting, asking that you bring peace to them. May they feel your calming presence in their lives. For those who have experienced trauma, Lord, I pray for healing and comfort as they work through their pain.

Father, for those feeling lonely, I ask that you remind them of your constant love and companionship. Finally, for those feeling overwhelmed, I pray you provide them with strength and divine direction as they navigate their challenges.

Thank you, Father, for always being there for us, especially when we are hurting.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurting Mother.

Psalm 119:50, NIV. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Gracious God, I pray for healing for ____, a hurting mother. I ask that you give her the strength to cope during this difficult time. Please comfort her so she will experience your love’s restorative power.

Father God, I also pray that you guide her toward effective coping mechanisms and grant her peaceful sleep during the night. Please provide her with helpful counseling and family therapy to help her overcome the pain she is experiencing now.

Lord, I trust your unwavering love and healing power to lift her and renew her spirit.

This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurting Relationships.

Revelation 21:4, NIV. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Lord Jesus, I pray for hurting relationships today. Even though there may be feelings of insecurity, I ask that you fill hurting and struggling couples with your love and compassion.

I pray for emotional healing in relationships, asking that you help all the dating, engaged, and married couples anywhere they are hurting.

I also pray for the gift of forgiveness in their lives so that they may extend it to their partners and receive it too. May your grace and mercy flow through their hearts. Most importantly, may their relationships be restored in your perfect love.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Hurting Family.

 Isaiah 40:31, NIV. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Sovereign Lord, I pray for the _____ family in their grief and distress. Please comfort and strengthen them. I pray for emotional healing for this hurting family so that they may find peace amid their grief and emotional pain.

Father Lord, remind them that you are with them now and will never leave nor forsake them. Lord, I know you to be the source of all comfort. Therefore, I ask that you wrap your loving arms around this family and give them the strength they need to deal with this grief.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Hurting Women.

Romans 8:38-39, NIV. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Dear God, Almighty, I pray for every hurting woman out there today. I know how emotional pain can be so heavy and overwhelming, especially when it comes to heartbreak and struggles with self-worth.

So, I ask that you uplift them, give them the strength to persevere through every trial, and the wisdom to know they are not alone.

Help them trust in your love for them, feel your presence, and be comforted in their pain. Fill them with renewed hope that they may find healing and be restored.

Above all, I ask that you constantly remind them of their true worth in your eyes.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Someone Hurt in Accident.

Zephaniah 3:17, NIV. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love, he will no longer rebuke you but will rejoice over you with singing.

Father Lord, I commit my loved one who has been hurt in an accident to you. I lift his pain and suffering to you and ask that you give him the strength to endure. Ease his pain and guide him through the recovery process.

Gracious God, give him the strength to persevere through this challenge and the courage to trust in your plan for his life. Heal him speedily of all the injuries he sustained from this near-fatal accident. May he feel your presence and experience your transcendent peace amid his pain.

Dear Lord, I pray your love and grace shine through every moment of this trial and bring him closer to you. Lastly, I commit his family and loved ones who are also affected by this accident to you. Comfort and strengthen them to support him at this time.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer Points for the Hurting.

Psalm 121:1-2, NIV. I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

Merciful Father, I lift those experiencing despair, rejection, anguish, and trauma to you, asking that you comfort them and fill their lives with your peace that surpasses all understanding.

May they feel your presence with them, even in their darkest moments. I also pray for the healing of their wounds and the restoration of their brokenness.

May they know that they are loved and valued by you and that you have a good plan and purpose for their lives. Also, give those around them the wisdom to support and encourage them.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Someone Going Through a Hard Time.

Psalm 23:4, NIV. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Dear Heavenly Father, I commit ______ to you, asking for your strength, comfort, and guidance as she navigates through this hardship.

Help her to trust in your plan for her life, even when she can’t see the way forward. Give her the patience to wait for your timing and the courage to face each day with hope and faith.

Lord, I know you are a God of mercy, grace, and compassion. That’s why I ask that you wrap your loving arms around her and create a way out of her problem now. Most importantly, carry her burdens and sustain her through this trial.

In Jesus’ victorious name, I pray. Amen.


When we pray, we can trust He hears us and understands our pain and struggles.

While our circumstances may not change immediately when we pray, we can be assured that God is with us every step of the way, providing the grace we need to make it through any challenge.

Through the above fifteen prayers for the hurting that you have made, you will experience healing and a deepening of your relationship with God.

So, I urge you not to stop praying or trusting in God’s love and grace. He will sustain you through any difficult season and heal you from the hurt weighing down your heart.

Prayers for the Hurting

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Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. What is the best prayer for the hurting?

When we are hurting, finding the right words to pray can be challenging. However, the best prayer for the hurting comes from the depth of the heart.

And as Psalm 34:18 says – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. You should also pray for God’s presence to be felt in your life and for Him to heal your hurting heart.

Below is a prayer for the hurting:

Dear God, I come before you seeking your comfort and strength. Please uphold and fill me with your peace. Uproot every pain in my heart and heal me emotionally.

Help me to trust in your plan and find hope amid my pain. Above all, I ask for your hand of restoration and the assurance that you are always with me.

Thank you for your never-ending love and grace toward me, especially now.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.

  1. What Scripture says comfort when hurting?

The Bible offers comfort and hope, especially when we are struggling. One comforting Scripture is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, which says – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Another Scripture that offers comfort is Psalm 34:18, which says – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

There is also Isaiah 41:10, which provides words of encouragement and strength. It says – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

These Scriptures remind us that God is the source of all comfort and that He will be with us in our times of need. They also remind us that even when we feel alone and broken, God is always with us and will give us the strength we need to endure any trial.

  1. What to do when someone hurts you deeply?

It can be a difficult and painful experience when someone hurts us deeply. As such, it’s natural to feel angry, betrayed, or even helpless in such situations. But there are proactive steps to heal and move forward.

Firstly, take some time to process your emotions, acknowledging and accepting them as valid. Secondly, seek support from trusted friends, family, or a therapist. Also, forgive those who hurt you, not necessarily for their sake, but for your emotional well-being.

Additionally, set healthy boundaries with the person who hurt you if you think it’s necessary to truly move on. And lastly, pray for the grace to overcome the pain caused and find peace.

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