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Prayer for when you are lonely

What causes loneliness, and does a prayer for when you are lonely work?

When feeling isolated or depressed, prayer for when you are lonely can be a way to go. During an ongoing global pandemic that’s kept loved ones apart and made it potentially unsafe to socialize in many of the ways we’re accustomed to doing, loneliness is becoming salient. Thirty-six percent of Americans felt “serious loneliness” in 2020 (or felt lonely “frequently” or “almost all the time or all the time” in the previous month), according to Harvard research.
A large-scale Cigna survey that same year pegged loneliness in the United States as being as high as 61 percent.
U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy warned of a “loneliness epidemic” sweeping the country back in 2017, in an article he authored on the subject — and that was before “social distancing” became part of our daily lexicon.
Loneliness is a universal emotion that many of us experience at times, whether you lack companionship in your daily life, feel left out and without a connection to those around you, or you’ve moved across the country away from family and friends.
“You feel alone, even empty, and you want to connect with others, but your feelings of loneliness make it harder to do so,” says Jacqueline Olds, MD, a psychiatry consultant at Massachusetts General Hospital and coauthor The Lonely American and Overcoming Loneliness in Everyday Life.
Even the days when we are surrounded by loved ones and we still feel lonely, remember that God is always with you. Say the prayer for when you are lonely to regain your emotional strength.

Prayer for when you are lonely

Dearest Lord, make us remember, when the world is cold and dreary,

and we know not where to turn for comfort, that there is always one

spot bright and cheerful—the Sanctuary. When we are in desolation of

spirit, when all who are dear to us have passed away, like summer

flowers, and none are left to love us and care for us, whisper to our

troubled souls that there is one friend who dies not—one whose love

never changes—Jesus on the altar. When sorrows thicken and crush us

with their burden, when we look in vain for comfort, let thy dear words

come forth with full force from the tabernacle, “Come to me all you who

labor and are heavily burdened, and I will refresh you.”

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Raphael Benedict

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