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Prayers for a Broken Heart: 13 Extremely Helpful

Prayers for a Broken Heart: 13 Extremely Helpful

Prayers for a broken heart without a doubt will help you to experience God’s divine healing, restoration.

Are you heartbroken? Did you have any experience that left you unhappy, shattered, downtrodden, and frustrated?

Did something terrible happen and it feels like your whole world has shattered in pieces?

Are you slowly tilting towards bitterness, anguish, and despair because of what people have done to you?

Has your heartache, pain, and depression made you give up on everything?

Are you broken-hearted and are even contemplating taking your own life? If yes, then you’re definitely at the right place.

Below Are 13 Prayers for a Broken Heart that I have used to help me start my conversation with God in my hour of need. You can also use them.


1. Prayer for Healing and Restoration.

Psalm 34:18 (NIV). The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and he is always ready to restore the repentant one.

Father God, I need your strong support at this time. My heart and soul are wounded.

I can’t help but have a heavy heart each time I remember the pain, betrayal, and deeds of those I trusted; my heart aches terribly.

Dear Lord, I know that you don’t count this as meaningless, but you stand behind me solidly.

I pray these prayers for a broken hearts to be restored to normalcy. Take the pieces Lord, and patch the tatters.

Rescue me from the captivity of unhealed wounds and heal them so that my pain and agony would reduce. I trust you for complete healing.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

2. Prayer to Forgive Those Who Have Hurt Me.

Matthew 6:14 (NIV). For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Dear Jesus, I come with my broken heart and weary spirit. I cannot carry on each day with the knowledge that a part of me has left and will never return.

People have done things to me that cut deep like a knife and I am scarred all over. However, I pray that you help me to forgive them with all my heart.

Yes, they hurt me and did bad things to me but I pray for the grace to let go of all heaviness in my heart, as I decide to wholeheartedly forgive them.

As Jesus did, I let go of all the hurt and bitterness giving way to heal and move on. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

3. Prayer Against Holding Grudges.

Leviticus 19:18 (NIV). Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people but love your neighbor as yourself.

Lord Jesus Christ, it is really difficult to let go after how miserable people left me when I needed them the most. But help me not to hold grudges against them.

I know that receiving from you is impossible if I keep holding things against those who have broken my heart.

Holy Spirit, please give me the grace to totally unburden my heart and soul from every load that has plunged me neck-deep to grief and depression.

Help me to let go of every bitterness in my heart and I ask that you surround my heart with your peace and healing balm. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

4. Prayer for Restoration of Joy in the Midst of Heartbreak.

Psalm 51:12 (NIV). Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Heavenly Father, thank you for you always hear me when I call. My heart is sad and heavy, agony and heartaches have got the best of me.

I have not been able to recover from the blow life dealt me recently, and it is holding me back from truly getting involved in anything.

Please restore the joy of your salvation to my life. That joy that is unquenchable and unexplainable;

let it be my portion and help me to find happiness and remain spirited no matter what has happened to me.

Father God, release me from every heart sickness that has lingered and let your joy overwhelm me till I overflow. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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5. Prayer for Divine Help When Heartbroken.

Prov. 3.5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Dear Lord Jesus, your grace is ever sufficient for me. Heartbreaks and pain have shattered my heart,

disconnecting me from my joy, causing me anguish, agony, and bitterness.

Lord, this I ask:  imbue me with your grace and let your divine arm stretch forth to me and raise me from every dip I have fallen deep into.

Rescue my entire being, help me to be free of all that besiege my peace.

Holy Spirit, make your grace remain sufficient for me and help me to receive your help no matter how broken I am.

Help me to walk in your love and exude your grace in all ramifications. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

6. Prayer for Strength and Hope in Heart-breaking Times.

Psalm 28:7 (NIV). The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in songs.

Precious father, heartbreaks, and misery have caused me to lose my strength.

My entire being is soaked with regrets and my depression keeps digging deeper. Lord, let your strength become my portion.

Give me hope for the bright and good future that you have prepared for me. Grant me emotional foresight to see beyond the now.

Help me with the right perspective to issues, seeing them as experiences to make me stronger in the future. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

7. Prayer to Abide in Jesus When Heartbroken.

John 15:7 (NIV) If you remain in me and my word remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you.

Dear Holy God, my pain, misery, heartbreaks, and emotional trauma have taken me far away from you.

I trusted people who inflicted me with wounds in my heart and left me disappointed. Help me come to you; please help me abide in you.

Hold me tight and never allow me to leave your grasp, no matter what. Of course, I know you would not leave me,

but help me to remain firm in my resolve for you. Help me to remain in you, seeing you as my comforter.

Dear Lord, please help me navigate life easier this time; lead me in the way void of disappointment, betrayal,

and misery but let all that I encounter show your beauty and loving ways. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

8. Prayer for Finding Rest After a Heartbreak.

2 Corinthians 4:16. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Almighty and Everlasting Father, my heart is in disarray and I am filled with so much disgust towards everyone that has caused me

heartaches, pain, misery, and thrown me neck-deep into the pit of depression.

I am tired and giving up on life; help me find rest in you. Hold my hands and raise me up from everything that has held me down.

Dear Holy Spirit, may I find rest in my mind, soul, body, and spirit and let my heart experience the rest that your word describes. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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9. Prayer for Fortitude During Heartaches.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV). Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed,

for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Almighty Father in Heaven, I opened myself up to all the heartaches, pain, and dejection that have hit me hard.

Build a wall of protection around me and keep away anyone who wants to bring negative energy around me.

Protect me from harm’s way and cleanse me from every environment of hurt, misery, bitterness, and tension.

Let my heart, my soul, my mind, and my body be shielded from everything that is not of you. Arm me with your word,

so that I can fire back when old thoughts of depression and disappointment of the past seek to find their way back to me.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

10. Prayer for a New Heart and Right Spirit.

Psalm 51:10 (NIV). Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Father Lord, I acknowledge that my heart has hit rock bottom, my heart is lifeless and almost dead.

I have blocked out love and anything good because of the betrayal, heartaches, and loss that I have experienced.

Lord, help my heart. Give me a new and clean heart. I no longer want to be cold-hearted or unloving towards people because of how I was treated. Henceforth, let your spirit activate a heart of gold in me.

May I begin to love wholeheartedly and give love as you did unconditionally? Create a clean and contrite heart that forgives easily without holding any grudge in me.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

11. Prayer for  Justice On Those Who Break Hearts.

Romans 12:19 (NIV). Do not take revenge my dear friends but leave room for God’s wrath for it is written: it is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord.

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I lost the battle with some unfriendly friends, because they were able to throw me into sorrow, heartaches, mischief, depression, hurt and so much disdain.

I am unable to fight for myself; my own strength has failed me and nothing simply works anymore. Please arise on my behalf and be a fair judge in my matter.

Deliver me from the hands of depression, heartaches, pain, and confusion. Elevate me to higher levels where your thought pattern lives.

Sever me from everything that has caused me to be silent. Amplify my voice to speak over every negativity that has taken me over.

Fill my heart with your word that brings and gives life, so that I will find true rest and victory. Fight my battle and I will hold my peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

12. Prayer for Assurance in a Heartbreak.

Isaiah 43:2 (NIV). When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:

when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Almighty God, I declare that you are my God. Men have failed me and their words hold no water in my heart as it is bruised, battered, and wounded.

Restore my assurance, Lord not to trust in men but to trust you more. Only you are totally faithful and reliable.

Let my assurance receive a boost today and let it flush out every hurt, disdain, misery, heartache, and heartbreaking memory that has refused to give way in my life.

My faith in you rises above that which I have in men; I trust and totally depend on you because you never disappoint. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

13. Prayer for God’s Love Amidst a Heartbreak.

1 John 4:16 (NIV). And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in them.

Dear Jesus, your love is powerful. I have lost the ability to love as you love.

My heart feels wounded and my pain, hurt, disdain, and heartaches have clouded my heart and willingness to love.

Please fill my heart with your love; let it overwhelm me. your love is higher than my mind can comprehend.

May your love find rest in my heart and replace every negative thing that has taken residence in me.

Heal me from every hurt and heartbreak and let your glory fall on me. In the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen!


God never promised us an easy ride through life. Heartbreak, grief, misery, sadness, heart brokenness, anguish, agony, despair, and depression are sure to surface at one time or the other.

But he assured us that we can always trust and reach out to him in those times in confidence that we will find refuge and solutions to our problems.

Take the above prayers for a broken heart, and you’ll without doubt experience God’s divine healing and restoration.

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