Healing from Emotional Abuse is possible with prayer and trusting in God.
Emotional abuse is very subtle, the effects are almost invisible in some cases. In other words, someone close to you might be suffering from abuse and you’ll not know except you look very closely.
The evil of it is that it controls, demeans, intimidates, subjugates, isolates, or punishes another person without even leaving physical bruises, but causes degradation, humiliation, and fear.
However, this is not what God wants anyone to go through. He wants us to live in absolute liberty because it’s not His will for us to live in fear.
Perhaps you are or have been a victim of emotional abuse, God wants you to be free and liberated.
Here are 15 Prayers that will Help You Overcome Emotional Abuse.
Prayer to Recognize Emotional Abuse.
Daniel 2:47: Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries since you have been able to reveal this mystery.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love that is patient, kind, humble, selfless, and protective. Lord, help me to take stock of how I feel because I do not understand it myself.
Help me to recognize the difference between loving submission and slavery, this has been my motivation for staying.
Dear Lord, help me differentiate between love and fear; respect and helplessness. And help me take the right step toward freedom in Jesus’s name. Amen.
Prayer for When You Need to Flee Abuse.
Galatians 5:1: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Powerful and Loving Father, You know how scared I am to take a walk toward freedom from this abuse.
I am very afraid to leave, but I know that this situation is not honoring You. Please give me the courage to leave this unsafe relationship. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer to Help You Remember Your Identity In Christ.
Matthew 10:31: So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Dear God, someone had tried to convince me that I am worthless, but You know that I’m not, even though I am beginning to believe the untrue and evil report.
Your Word in John 1:12 tells me that, all who have received You, and those who believe in Your name, You have given the right to become Your children.
Loving Father always helps me to remember that I’m worth so much more than I think of myself and others think of me too. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Prayer to Stay Strong in the Midst of Destructive Criticisms.
Deuteronomy 31:6: Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Heavenly Father, my abuser and all those standing with him (or her) are of the opinion that I’m a bad person for daring to stand up for myself.
Please help me to remember that I’m not being selfish. Precious Holy Spirit, I ask that You give me the strength to keep my head high in the midst of these biased, destructive and ungodly criticisms.
Always remind me of who I am in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Also Related: 15 Prayers for Physical and Emotional Healing.
Prayer of Healing from Emotional Abuse.
Psalm 71:20: Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
Dear Jesus, I’m hurting terribly and it feels like my heart won’t heal from this grief but I find consolation in what Your Word says in Isaiah 41:10.
You told me not to fear because You are with me, You told me not to be dismayed because You are my God.
Dear Lord, You promised to strengthen me and help me, You also said You’ll uphold me with Your righteous right hand.
Heal me from the deep hurt that weighs down my heart and makes me whole again. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Prayer to Break Out from the Anxiety and Depression That Come With Emotional Abuse.
Psalm 55:22: Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Dear Lord Jesus, You’re the only one who can help me overcome the weight of the anxiety and depression that is crushing me at this time.
The pain is unbearable and overwhelming, Lord, I need Your touch of healing for the anxiety and depression that I’m currently suffering from which resulted from the emotional abuse I was subjected to.
I believe very strongly that You’ll heal me and make all things beautiful in my life once again. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer to Get Rid of the Pent Up Anger Against the Abuser.
Colossians 1:13-14: For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Heavenly Father, anger has built a stronghold in my heart, this has literally translated to profound hatred against my abuser. Lord, I ask that You please intervene before this consumes me further emotionally.
I’m tired of harboring anger, resentment, guilt, and shame as a result of the abuse that I suffered.
Lord, connect me to Your source of healing, peace, and joy and help me to walk in absolute freedom from anger and hatred from today. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Prayer for Renewal of Mind & Thought.
Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Dear Lord, please cleanse my mind of the words and thoughts that are lies from the enemy. Renew my mind so that I can reflect on things that are pleasing to You from now.
Holy Spirit, I surrender my heart and mind to You, purge, cleanse, and renew my mind completely to the glory of Your name only. In Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Prayer to Heal the Emotional Wounds Sustained.
Jeremiah 30:17: For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!
Lord Jesus, pour out your balm of Gilead upon my wounds and heal me. I ask that You heal the deepest hurt in my soul.
Put the shattered piece of my broken heart back together and heal all the wounds that were inflicted on me emotionally. In Jesus’s name. Amen.
Prayer for Direction, Healing & Restoration.
Isaiah 61:7: Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
Dear Lord, please lead me to the right counselor, pastor, or local church where I’ll get help. Order my steps to the place where I’ll get the right help that will aid my speedy recovery and restoration.
Lord, You’re the God who brings restoration and healing even to the hopeless, I ask that all the unpleasant memories that I have and the emotional wounds be erased by the blood of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer to See Yourself the Way God Sees You.
Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Dear Loving God, I’m indeed grateful for the privilege of being Your child.
Thank You for making me in Your own image and for reminding me that I’m fearfully and wonderfully made. I’m also thankful because I’m loved unconditionally by You.
My Loving Father, someone tried to diminish my self-esteem and it has been working but now, I ask that You help me to see myself through Your own eyes.
Dear Holy Spirit, I ask that You continually whisper Scriptures in Your Word that will keep renewing my mind until I start seeing myself just as You see me. Amen.
Prayer of Forgiveness for the Abuser.
Matthew 6:14-15: If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Dear God, I am full of anger towards my abuser, though I want to forgive him (or her) I’ve been unable to do that because of the severity of what he put me through.
I’ve tried to let go of the ill feelings but I’ve always failed woefully each time I tried. I know how detrimental this is, to my faith because Your Word says in 1 John 4:20 that, whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar.
For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
Father, please teach me how to truly love You by showing me how to forgive my abuser as Christ forgave me of all my sins.
Let your loving-kindness and forgiveness of my own sins help me realize that I can also forgive and love. Precious Holy Spirit, let Your divine presence strengthen me as You graciously help me to forgive. Amen.
Also Related: 13 Powerful Prayers for Victims of Emotional Abuse.
Prayer for Others Abused by the Same Person.
Psalm 34:18: The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Precious Loving Father, I pray for everyone that has also been abused by the same person who abused me. I ask that You heal as many of them who have suffered emotional abuse as I did.
Please provide each of them with wisdom and guidance the way You did for me too. Holy Spirit, I ask that You comfort and bring total healing to their lives. Speak peace to their hearts and restore them in Jesus’s Name. Amen.
Prayer for the Abuser.
1 Peter 3:9: Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Father Lord, thank you for divinely leading me to find the help that I needed.
Thank You for helping me to forgive my abuser; now I ask that You forgive him (or her) for abusing and injuring me, verbally, emotionally, and mentally.
I release him from the prison of my heart, I’m grateful for teaching me that this is the first step of faith toward my complete healing and restoration.
I know that forgiving this person releases me as well. Therefore, I ask that You show him the error of his ways. Dear Lord, show him how much You love him and heal his own wounds as well if there is any so that he will not abuse others anymore.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Answers.
Psalm 139:14: I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Lord Jesus, thank You because I’m strongly convinced that You listened to me while I was pouring my heart out to you in prayer and supplication.
Thank You for answering all of my prayers, thank You because I know that there will be a performance of Your Word concerning my heartfelt requests dear Lord.
I’m indeed grateful that You’ve shone Your light of deliverance upon me. Precious Lord, I believe that You’ll make perfect all that concerns me in no time.
Thank You for where I am now and where You are taking me to. Help me to live according to Your will and purpose henceforth. In Jesus Mighty Name I pray. Amen…
The damage done to your emotions might be severe and it may look like you’ll never truly recover from the impact, but I would urge you to trust God and allow Him to heal you of the wounds from the emotional abuse that you went through.
You’ve prayed the 15 prayers for healing from emotional abuse, now it’s time to watch God do what He knows how to do best (even in your life) which is healing and restoration.
Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.