Saturday, June 9, 2018

Personal prayer to prevent suicide

Heavenly Father, so many of us have been touched by the tragedy of suicide. If we have not experienced it within our own close circles, we are grieved by the loss of public figures, or through the stories we read of lives cut tragically short. Suicide is a massive issue that can be overwhelming to tackle on a broad scale. Yet we can tackle it on a personal level. We can ask you to open our eyes to recognize signs around us. We can pray for wisdom in showing love and support to those who struggle--even when they seem resistant. We can intentionally share Hope and Light with those in our lives. We can guard our own hearts, seeking help when we are in our own dark seasons. We can commit to take time for hurting people, even when our lives seem too busy. Today, Lord, we ask for all of these things. We cannot save everyone, but perhaps we can save one. And if we all seek to save one, so many will be saved! In Jesus’ name we humbly pray, amen.

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