Heal Our Broken Hearts, Oh God



Heal is the #FiveMinuteFriday word for this week. I wrote a poem asking God to heal our broken hearts. Since I was busy Thursday night I almost missed the #fmfparty on Twitter. I arrived late, but had plenty of time to engage in conversation. Join us Thursday nights at 8:30 on Twitter for the #fmfparty! It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get to know each other a little better.


heal our broken hearts



In our family we still have trials as I’m sure many others are experiencing, too. I thought about the suffering and pain people deal with daily. Late Friday evening I wrote this prayer of lament for God to heal our broken hearts.



Oh Lord, my God
My soul cries out to you
So many are in pain
Suffering is everywhere

Someone we trusted
deceived and caused hurt
Hearts are broken
Lives are disrupted

Children cry and mourn
Mothers are tired
Fathers weep for love
Brothers and sisters cry out

Oh Lord, my God
Please hear our prayer
Show your mercy and love
Heal our hearts and minds

Draw near to us, Oh God
You are the only One who
cared enough to die so that
we could live forever.
                                                                 ~gayl wright

Enjoy this song by John Michael Talbot – “Healer of My Soul.” 


I’m linking up with #FiveMinuteFriday, #SittingAmongFriends, #inspirememonday

36 thoughts on “Heal Our Broken Hearts, Oh God

  1. Looking forward to listening to the song — I love John Michael Talbot (which I suppose dates me). Thank you for adding your voice to the words of lament that have been offered up to God for centuries.

    1. The song is so comforting and calming. He is one of my favorite artists. Have you heard the album he and Michael Card do together? It’s called “Brother to Brother.” I love it!

      Thanks for visiting and for your encouragement, Michele. Many blessings to you!

  2. Beautiful! Reminds me of the song “Lord, listen to your children praying!” I’m over in the 59 spot this week.

  3. What a beautiful prayer! Thank you for sharing this with us! Visiting from FMF! I had a completely different take on it — but I appreciate the reminder that the true healing must happen in all our hearts and minds and lives! Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful song but even more beautiful words. We all experience heartache, pain and challenges and for those of us who are believers, we hold onto the hope that we find in God. Thank you for pouring out your heart and sharing it with all of us.

    1. Thank you, Mary! I share my prayers sometimes because I think others may be able to identify, too, and know they are not alone.

      Many blessings to you, dear sister!

    1. Thank you so much, Debby! It’s hard to go through some of the events in our lives, but I’m so thankful that God hears our prayers and is always with us.

      Blessings to you! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  5. Your poetry is touching. It’s so appropriate with everything going on in the world right now. Disaster everywhere and yet we need God to “heal our hearts and minds”. Thank you for sharing! Coming to you from the purposeful faith link up.

    1. Thank you, Leah. God is faithful, isn’t He? We can take comfort in Him, knowing that He will accomplish His purposes. We desperately need Him.

      Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    1. Oh, Lauren, I’m so sorry you deal with a chronic illness. That’s so hard. I pray that God would touch you and bring you comfort and relief.

      Thank you for your kind words. Many blessings to you, dear Lauren.

  6. Pretty poetry Gayle! I’ve never done FMF but it sounds like an awesome challenge. My heart breaks for all the healing needed in this world – hurt is everywhere we look. Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough minutes in a day to intercede for all of the requests, but there’s comfort in my remembering that He already knows. Have a great week and I’m so happy we’re neighbors today:)

    1. Thank you, Meg! FMF is really a fun thing to do. We’d love to have you check it out and join us! The twitter party moves pretty fast sometimes, but it’s ok to just watch and read and join in if and when you want.

      Yes, there is comfort in knowing that God knows and sees all. He will make sure His purposes will be accomplished in this world.

      Thanks for visiting! Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you so much, Shelly! I know there are a lot of people hurting and I wanted to share my prayer/poem.

      I love the Psalms and I know many of them could be used in prayer when we can’t think of our own words.

      Blessings to you!

  7. Thank you, Gayl, for this beautiful hope-filled prayer. The world is in pain and we need to pray! And thank you for being such a blessing at #MomentsofHope!

    Blessings and smiles,

    1. Lori, thank you for your encouragement! Yes, we do need to pray fervently. I’m so glad to link up with you at #MomentsofHope!

      Many blessings to you! Thanks for the smiles! It actually made me smile. 🙂

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