Gathering Together

When you feel alone…




My sister feels alone today…as if no one understands or even cares. On days like today, only Your sweet presence can soothe the ache. Draw her close. Serenade her soul. Touch her heart.

Draw her close.

Lord, you are close to the brokenhearted and save those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) May my sister feel the warmth of Your embrace; draw her so close that she can hear Your heart beating just for her. Tend Your precious one like a shepherd; draw her close to Your heart. Take extra special care of my sister, Lord, for she has a little one who needs her. (Isaiah 40:11) Give her the strength to call out to You, for You promise to be near to all who call on You in truth. (Psalm 145:18)

Serenade her soul.

Lord, remind my sister that you are ever with her; you are the mighty one to save her. You rejoice over her. She can rest in your love as you sing joyful songs about her. (Zephaniah 3:17) May my sister rest in your arms as you sing, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will never leave you nor forsake you. I have redeemed you and summoned you by name. You are mine.” (Jeremiah 31:3; Hebrews 13:5; Isaiah 43:1)

 Touch her heart.

Lord, you created us to be relational beings. We need to feel the warmth of human connection. Touch my sister’s heart by laying her on the heart of others. May she receive little messages of Your loving care through the encouragement of the Body of Christ. Friends, family, even strangers can be precious lifters of my sister’s spirits…tangible reminders that she is dearly loved and never alone. You set the lonely in families, and lead out the prisoners with singing. (Psalm 68:6) Send my sister a Timothy to encourage her in her faith. (I Thessalonians 3:2) Refresh her spirit through the loving words and actions of her brothers and sisters in Christ. (II Corinthians 7:13)

Thank you for meeting my precious sister in the middle of her need. May your loving care fill her heart with joy. In the name of the ever-faithful Jesus I pray, Amen


By Lee Merrill