Bereaved & Suffering
Pray for those that are grieving
Lord Jesus, we cannot imagine that trauma that shrouds so many in Israel. We pray for the bereaved, for those who have lost loved ones, that you would be their comfort, that you would give them peace, that you would receive their tears. We ask, Lord Jesus, that you would carry them and comfort them. We claim Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.”
But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked man;
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.
Pray for those that have suffered and are suffering
Lord Jesus, we see that everyone in Israel has suffered trauma from the Hamas attack. We call on you to comfort and heal them with time, and right now to carry them
through. Would you give them strength to stand and do what is before them: to help care for the children of the reservists, to support the families around them, to provide food, and to minister comfort. We pray that the shock and grief would be lifted off of them by your tender mercy, and they would find themselves at peace in the midst of the war.
Praise be to the Lord,
for he showed me the wonders of his love
when I was in a city under siege.
In my alarm I said,
“I am cut off from your sight!”
Yet you heard my cry for mercy
when I called to you for help.
But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
from those who pursue me.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.
Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
for I have cried out to you.
Relent, Lord! How long will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
When each group is ready, we will gather together again for our final prayer time as a group