MINISTRY WITH PERSONS GOING THROUGH DIVORCE
God of infinite love and understanding,
pour out your healing Spirit upon Name,
as he/she reflects upon the failure/ending of his/her marriage
and makes a new beginning.
Where there is hurt or bitterness,
grant healing of memories
and the ability to put behind the things that are past.
Where feelings of despair or worthlessness flood in,
nurture the spirit of hope and confidence
that by your grace tomorrow can be better than yesterday.
Where he/she looks within and discovers faults
that have contributed to the destruction of the marriage
and have hurt other people,
grant forgiveness for what is past
and growth in all that makes for new life.
[Heal children's names, and help us minister your healing to them .]
We pray for [other] family and friends,
for the healing of their hurts and the acceptance of new realities.
All this we ask in the name of the One
who sets us free from slavery to the past and makes all things new,
even Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Suggested Scripture Readings
|Philippians 3:12 –16
|Luke 7:36 –50
Jesus forgives a woman in the city.
|Luke 13:10 –17
|Jesus heals a woman bent over.
|Jesus heals a blind beggar.
Suggested hymns from UMH are listed under Hymn of Healing.
Copyright: “Ministry with Persons Going through Divorce” Copyright © 1992 UMPH.