Lonely

Dear Father in Heaven,

You know exactly how I feel.  I feel alone.  You created us to love one another, to be connected to one another, and to serve and be served by one another.  I feel cut off from friends and family. 

If this loneliness I am feeling is a solitude that You have put inside me for a season because You want me to draw closer to You, then I ask You to help me experience it with grace and gratitude.  If it is because I am not treating other right, and driving them off, I pray that You would help me to change how I interact with others.  If it is because of any unspoken message that I want to be left alone, I ask Your help in making the first move to connect with others.  If it is because my social network is weak and filled with unkind and uncaring people, I pray that You help me find new settings for friendship.

Thank you for hearing my cry of loneliness and helping me.  I thank You most of all that You are always with me, and that you never forsake me. 

In the loving name of Jesus,
Amen.

Matthew 28:20  “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”