Even the strongest believers sometimes face feelings of loneliness. Perhaps you’re an international student, a single parent, or someone who lost a loved one to death or distance. Or maybe you sometimes feel lonely because you don’t know what the future holds for you and your family. No matter the cause of your loneliness, there are ways to find peace in your circumstances and support from God, who promises he’ll never leave you on your own. Here are five recommendations:
Powerful Prayers For Loneliness
1. Start a devotional group.
If you’re feeling lonely, one of the best things you can do is connect with other people. Prayer groups are a great way to meet new people and feel less isolated. It’s also an excellent opportunity for spiritual growth!
If you don’t know where to start, consider starting a devotional group at your church or mosque. You’ll learn how to pray in community with others—and it will help you find people who share your faith and values, making it easier for you both spiritually and socially when life gets difficult later on down the road (which it inevitably will).
2. Try the Wholesome Words app.
If you’re looking for something that’s more than just an app, check out Wholesome Words. This free app has over 1,000 hand-picked quotes from a number of religious and spiritual traditions. You can also use it to share your own inspirational thoughts with friends and family. And if you want to keep track of what’s on your mind throughout the day, there’s an option for journaling as well.
Wholesome Words also has many features designed to help you create a peaceful space in which to pray or meditate at any time: the app includes the ability to play instrumental music or nature sounds, set timers (for prayer), and even record yourself saying prayers aloud so they’re always available later on in case you need them again!
3. Adopt a pet or a bird.
The benefits of pet ownership are well-documented. Pets can help with depression, anxiety, stress, and other issues. They also give you a sense of purpose and self-esteem. They’re great socializers too!
If you decide to adopt a pet or bird, make sure it’s not just for yourself: think about how the animal will benefit from your company too.
4. Volunteer at a shelter.
Volunteering at a homeless shelter is one of the best ways to give back and help others in need. By volunteering, you can get out of your lonely rut and make meaningful connections with people who are struggling. You will also find that your mood improves as you begin to feel like you’re making a difference in someone’s life.
If you’re not sure where to volunteer, consider these options:
- A children’s hospital (visit sick children, read books to them)
- A nursing home (hang out with elderly people)
- An animal shelter (walk dogs or play with cats)
5. Read aloud to children.
Reading aloud to children is a great way to help them learn to read, but it’s also an excellent opportunity for bonding. Reading aloud is a great way to help your children develop a love of literature and storytelling. When parents read aloud, it helps their child’s vocabulary grow; they’re more likely to understand new words when they hear them spoken than if they were just reading on their own. This can be especially helpful for children who struggle with reading comprehension or have disabilities that affect language processing.
6. Consider asking your church to host an event that serves youth.
- Find a pastor or church staff member who is willing to put on an event for you.
- Choose an event that will bring people together, such as a small concert, movie night, or game night (the youth ministry at my church has had success with this one).
- Work with your staff member to get the word out about your event through flyers or social media posts so people know when it is happening and where they can go if they are interested in attending it (you can also take advantage of whatever communication methods your church uses for communicating with its members).
- Make sure you have all of the resources needed for the event—things like food, drinks, games/toys—and don’t forget anything else that might be important (for example chairs!).
7. Take care of yourself, even when you don’t feel like doing it.
- Take care of yourself, even when you don’t feel like doing it.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope before asking for it.
- Don’t be afraid to tell people that you need help, even if that means admitting vulnerability or weakness in some way—we all have our weaknesses and vulnerabilities, but we’re all human too!
- Remember: You are not alone; there are many people out there who are willing and able to help others through difficult times!
As you can see, there are some very powerful prayers for loneliness and other prayers that may help you or someone you know. It’s important to remember that loneliness is not always a bad thing; it can be a time of introspection or even growth. But when the feeling gets too much and begins to take over your life, it is worth seeking help from God and others in order to overcome this problem. Remember that he hears everything you say, so talk to him about how you feel. He loves us all very much, and wants nothing more than for us all to love each other as well!