There is a staggering number of us that get divorced.
I don’t know what is going on in other homes, but I know my family was broken by fear, drug use, lies, secrets, suspicion, and many other issues.
No one ever says on their wedding day, Gee, I really hope this marriage breaks my heart and ends in divorce.
When I began to realize my own marriage had fallen apart it was too late for repair. My husband was long gone, and I was left to pick up the pieces.
And there were so very many pieces.
My heart longed for him to come back even though I knew our relationship was over. I could not imagine raising our children without him. He was responsible for them too, wasn’t he?
As the months slipped by me I realized my husband was not able to be the man I married and the father I hoped he would be. His addiction was too strong.
While I navigated single motherhood God revealed verses to me that I connected with in a special way. I invested in many counseling sessions, and began to unpack all the junk I was carrying in my mind and heart.
I offer this prayer to you from my extensive experience of walking through abandonment and the painful divorce process. May it bring hope to you and a sweet reminder how God is always with you even in those dark moments when you feel utterly alone.
A Prayer For Your Heart During Divorce
My heart is broken into so many pieces.
How can my marriage be over?
I wanted a happily-ever-after and ended up with devastating sorrow.
Please, Lord, help me navigate these coming weeks and months.
I don’t know how to live as a single person again.
My hope has been in my spouse, and I know we didn’t always put you first.
The pain is so deep and raw, God. Please heal me!
Give me peace when my mind won’t stop beating me up.
I fear loneliness and judgment of others.
I need to know you are here with me, and you forgive me.
I want to renew my relationship with you, Lord.
Will you have me?
Thank you for remaining in my heart and reminding me of your love.
Don’t ever leave me, Father. I love you.
I pray these things in Jesus’ Name,