Focus Scripture: Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
God of Tender Mercies, we ask for your protection today. In particular, we pray for people who have been disappointed by those they trusted. We pray for those whose backs are against the wall and for people who perceive they have no way out. Thank you for being close to us when we call on you in truth. We thank you for all the ways you respond to us when we pray. We ask you to bless those whose hearts and minds need healing, people who need a safe harbor, people who have no sense of purpose. Especially, O God, we pray for those with broken hearts. Have mercy on your people, O God. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.