10 Ways to Pray When Tragedy Strikes
The thing that often makes tragedy overwhelming, incomprehensible, and soul numbing is just how unexpected it can be. Life is going according to plan, and suddenly your world is rocked and you are left reeling.
That’s why it’s so important to have Truth stored up in your heart before tragedy strikes. By being in the Word and in prayer every day, you’re building up a savings account of Truth that you can one day pull from when you need it most.
If, however, you find yourself in the midst of tragedy right now, or currently know someone facing unspeakable hopelessness and hurt, these 10 prayers can be a light for your path as you pray through the hard times.
God never promised a pain-free world. But he did promise never to leave us or forsake us. He does promise his steadfast love never ceases, and his mercies never come to an end. If you are in the mist of hard times, cling to him and trust in his goodness and love for you.
Here are 10 prayers you can pray when tragedy strikes…
1. Pray for Gradual Healing
One of the first emotions a person feels after experiencing tragedy is shock and denial. Believers can ask God to release the “Balm of Gilead” to emotional wounds. This balm was used during biblical times for medicinal purposes and Christ is our physician. Jeremiah 8:22 reads, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”