How to Pray for Someone Who’s Hurt You
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What the bible says about forgiveness
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Have you EVER hurt someone?
Why not pray for someone who has hurt you if Jesus can love you unconditionally? Stormie Omartian writes that you must long to do right more than to be right. Are you ready to give life to someone who has hurt you?
A prayer on forgiveness
I understand that praying for someone when you’re hurting and angry can be difficult, but to help you get started, start with this simple prayer, which I pray every dayu2013 over and over again: I ask God to help them humble themselves before Him and seek His forgiveness.
What you’ll discover
Every time I pray for someone, Jesus reveals what I’ve done wrong as well as my role in the situation. Talk about humbling! You set out to pray for someone else and the wrong they’ve done, and Jesus teaches you something new about yourself!
When you’re too angry to pray
There will be times when you are too hurt and angry to pray. If you tell Jesus, he will pick you up and comfort you until you are able to stand on your own. No questions asked. Complete, unconditional love. God expects you to continue to pray for that person.
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What does God say about hurt feelings?
u201cPut away all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking, with all malice: u201cAnd be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another…u201d (Eph. 4:31u201332.)
Why does God allow hard and painful circumstances?
God Allows Suffering to Bring Us Closer to Him Why does God allow difficult and painful circumstances in the lives of his people? God Allows Suffering to Bring Us Closer to Him And He frequently uses difficult times to get our attention, because when things are going well, we are not as quick to turn to Him.
How do you pray when you are hurting?
Please give me eyes to see them from your perspective and a heart to want to forgive so that I can be the loving Christian you have called me to be. I ask for patience while you work out your will and show me how to be the loving Christian you have called me to be.u201d
What is God’s purpose for suffering?
Let’s be clear: there is no divine purpose in suffering. The idea of a God who sees some benefit in people being in physical pain, emotionally traumatized, or having their lives ruined by natural disasters or fellow humans is twisted theology. Self-inflicted suffering is even worse.
Can you hurt God’s feelings?
Humans, theologians believe, can harm God in similar ways: they can’t hurt him, but they can still do him wrong; however, unlike humans, God cannot be upset or otherwise emotionally dissatisfied; for example, God is frequently depicted as angry or taking pleasure in what creatures do.
Is it a sin to hurt someone?
A: You’re correct, up to a point; anything we do that causes harm to others is a sin in God’s eyes. If you look at the Ten Commandments, for example, you’ll notice that the majority of the items on the list deal with sins that cause harm to others — murder, lying, stealing, adultery, and so on.
What God says about struggles?
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and courageous; have no fear or dread of them, for the Lord your God is with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.
What God says about difficult times?
Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peaceu2014because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack nothing good.
Why does God keep punishing me?
It’s natural to feel like you’re being punished by God for two reasons: 1) life is full of difficult losses, terrible tragedies, and long periods of boredom and loneliness; and 2) you’re human, which means you make mistakes, hurt others, fail to live up to your own standards, and disappoint people.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
How do I ask God for comfort?
Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I am lonely, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I am foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I am rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil.
How do you ask God for forgiveness for hurting someone?
Please forgive me for what I’ve done to you; I’m praying for forgiveness in the hopes that you will see my mistakes and understand that I didn’t mean to hurt you. I know you know I’m not perfect, and I know what I did was wrong, but I hope you will forgive me, just as you have forgiven others like me.
Where is God during suffering?
When we are in pain, God is right there with us.
Does suffering bring you closer to God?
Suffering draws us closer to God, primarily because we turn to Him when we have nowhere else to turn, and we are facing and going through what He has gone through before us.
What is the purpose of pain and suffering?
In a lawsuit, pain and suffering is either part of the claimant’s “general damages” section or an element of “compensatory” non-economic damages that allows recovery for the claimant’s mental anguish and/or physical pain as a result of the injury for which the plaintiff seeks redress.