Falling in Love: Prayers for the Broken Heart


Love is beautiful and often feels like an endless river of roses. We sometimes meet that one person who meets all our emotional needs and we simply tell ourselves ‘this is the one’. But love is unpredictable and can sometimes become sorrowful and bitter when we experience rejection or even humiliating betrayal

However, In Isaiah 61:1, God promises to bind up the brokenhearted. The concept of binding implies that he will wrap us tightly in his loving presence and hold us, making it so that we can carry on and while patiently praying for our true love.

Our heavenly Father loves us so much, that He gave us His Spirit to be our Comforter in times of heartbreaks. And the only way we get the Holy Spirit to bind up our broken heart is by saying sincere heartfelt prayers to him.

Here are some prayers for the broken heart:

A Prayer to Believe Broken Hearts Can Be Renewed

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3

Father, you are the truth. Your words are healing balm, reminding me that you even raise to life what is dead! Not only can what is hurting or broken be renewed in your power, but even what we didn’t expect can be generated by your goodness. There is no end to your ability to love beyond measure.

Today, I lift my prayer of belief in your ability to heal broken hearts. I join with the psalmist, praying “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit” (Psalm 51:12).

Scripture shows us the way…that we are made new by our faith, we put on new selves, we are constantly being renewed. And I believe—that those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.

Prompt me, God, to be inspired to move in ways that fulfill your vision. Don’t let me take the course alone, in my own hands. Give me the excitement of knowing you promise to wipe every tear, and that you have great plans for me. Today, I pray with gratitude that you heal the brokenhearted. Let it be so, and praise be to You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Prayer for Finding Purpose in Your Broken Heart

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. – 2 Cor. 12:10

Dear Father, you so love the world you made. We are not the makers, but rather we are blessed by the opportunity to share in your plan.

I proclaim today that I believe you made me, and this propensity for hardships and persecution, with great purpose. You see the good this heartbreaking experience is doing in my soul; making me stronger, kinder, more patient, more understanding, and less likely to stand up to idols before you.

I choose to believe things hurt us because your strength is revealed in our weakness. Let my broken heart remind me that loving you will protect me from the love of others that turns into the worship of them.

Help me to use my pain to calm, reassure, or love someone else. Move my feet and hands to use this pain for your great purpose. Even in the midst of what I don’t understand, I’m ready, God—to join with you in seeing the other side of this heartbreak as a purposeful part of the adventure of life. I love you, God; Amen.

A Prayer to Offer Your Broken Heart to God

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. – Psalm 51:17

Dear God, I need you. My heart is a mess of shattered pieces and I don’t know how to find hope. I know my sadness isn’t your desire, but the pain is so real. It hurts so deeply. God, I sometimes wonder if there’s something wrong with me. I feel desperate to shield my heart from pain, and people, and everything. I hold it tightly, sinking into my tears, and forgetting that you are stronger than any storm.

Help me, God, to release my shame and grief freely to you. Help me invite you in. I’ve been so damaged by wounds inflicted, I’m afraid my heart is beyond repair. I come to you today, God, still afraid, still wondering…but willing to show you my heart. Will you hold it? Will you please pour your peace into the open cuts? Cover me with your presence, remind me you are near. Show me love.

God, give me the strength I don’t have, to hope that you will turn this broken heart into a beautiful new tomorrow that will lift me out of where I am right now. Carry this broken heart until you remake it, into a miracle that glorifies your lovingkindness. Thank you, Amen.

A Prayer for Someone Who Broke Your Heart

God, you ask us to forgive as you forgive (Ephesians 4:32). Yet, we’ll never be perfect. Today, please be strong where I am imperfectly weak. Fill in the gaps in my ability to surrender my desires, and help me completely forgive someone who broke my heart so completely.

It’s hard when my heart is hurting to find compassion and love again, especially for the very person who hurt me. But I know we all fall short (Romans 3:23). Not one of us will go through life without hurting someone.

Empower me, by your mercy and grace, to let go of the pain I’m holding onto, hoping this person will return to heal the brokenness they caused. Help me let go so fully, that I feel joy knowing you will set him/her on a course for their healing, as you will for me.

Reassure him/her Lord, that he/she has been forgiven. And do your best with both our lives. Thank you, Lord. Amen.


By the vulnerability with which we love our hearts get broken through betrayal, deceit, rejection, attack, or loss of something or someone we love so dearly. But God has promised us healing; “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). All we need to do is to let go and let god heal our broken hearts.