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Prayer for those who are wounded by the church

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Abba, sometimes you call us to walk through very difficult circumstances just as You asked of Jesus. Though sweating drops of blood which was proof of His distress, He did it! And, thank you that He did. We greatly rejoice, though now for a little while we may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that our faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though we have not seen Christ, we love Him; and even though we do not see Him now, we believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for we are receiving the goal of our faith, the salvation of our souls. Lord, I give you my brothers & sisters who have been wounded and I ask you to heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. I know Father that there are many who want to come back to you and don’t know how. Just as you walked through a shut door TWICE with your disciples to show them that you were in fact alive and able, walk through the shut door of their hearts. Heal them in the places that they don’t even know needs to be healed. Those places that are hidden behind shut doors. Perform a miracle for them this day. Turn their hearts back to You and lead them to a church where they will be loved. Feed them, by Your word, in the way that they need to be ministered to as this point in their journey. Give them a zeal for prayer and for your Word. I pray for a heart of forgiveness. Lord, release the GRACE to forgive because at times it is only by your grace that we are able to do some things. I pray the God of all grace, who called my brothers & sisters to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after they have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle them. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

For those of you who read this and you already left the church, it is OK to take a break for a while and ask the Lord to continue to heal your heart.  However, you can’t stay away from the body of Christ for too long.  You need to find a church and get connected.  Get plugged in again.  Remember that God flows through people.  He speaks through other people and if you are not connected with a church family you will certainly be missing out on this.  We belong in community.  You can pray to find another church by using this prayer.

I love you. More importantly, God loves you. Peace be with you.


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  1. Bonnie Covey
    April 25, 2019 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Would the person who wrote this prayer please respond here? *This* is how I want to learn how to pray. How? what scriptures and/or books do I read/study? where do I look for guidance on this (the HOLY Spirit to be sure, and then what other Scriptural sources?) Thank you in advance.

    • April 26, 2019 at 7:06 pm — Reply

      Hi Bonnie, it is simple read your bible everyday. Preferably before you go to bed at night as it is more likely you will meditate upon it as you sleep and it will become a part of you. Everything that you read in the bible can be turned into a prayer. This is praying the scriptures we have an article here https://www.missionariesofprayer.org/2016/04/praying-the-scriptures/ You also need to meditate upon who God is so that you will have confidence in the things you ask https://www.missionariesofprayer.org/2011/03/praising-god-letters-alphabet/ This will help you. Also we always add new resources to the site. There is a lot of content on prayer on the website. You can also subscribe to our mailing list for updates on our posts. Blessings

  2. […] God in addition to having non believers in your life will also put Christians in your life.  Having a Divine Connection with a Christian can be more dangerous than having one with a non believer.  Why?  Because with a Christian you will speak of spiritual things in your life and how the Lord is moving hence revealing the plan of God in your life.  You won’t be having these kinds of spiritual conversations with a non believer because they won’t understand.  Therefore, the Christian has a greater potential for hurting you and preventing you from reaching the next level.  Why do you think there are so many people who are wounded by the church?  That wound to your soul from the church/another Christian is far greater than a non believer who does not know how to get to the center of who you are.  Opening up to a Christian leaves you in a vulnerable position because you bare a part of your soul that you won’t to those who don’t know the Lord.  Does this mean that you shouldn’t open up to other Christians? NO.  But you should be cautious what you share with other Christians and be prayerful about what you are sharing and with whom you are sharing.   Your past shouldn’t be shared with everyone, even if they are a Christian.  Use wisdom. If you’ve been hurt by the church or another christian here is a prayer for those wounded in the church. […]

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