This feeling abandoned prayer is a guided prayer to help you express your feelings to God in order receive God’s peace and assurance that you are not alone.

The word abandoned means to be cast off or to be deserted.  You can feel abandoned for many different reasons.   You might feel abandoned by a parent or a spouse or family member who has left you.  You might feel abandoned by your friends in your time of need.  You might feel abandoned by your co-workers when they fail to back you up on an issue.   Sometimes, in your times of greatest despair and hopelessness, you may even feel abandoned by God during times of suffering and hardship.

Jesus understands what you’re going through because he was abandoned by people during his ministry who left when things started getting difficult. (See John 6:67, John 16:32) )   Jesus suffered the ultimate sense of abandonment while dying on the cross.  The Bible says, “About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27 :46 NIV)

Jesus knows what it feels like to be abandoned.  He understands how you feel.   He is ready to help.  

Here is a guided “feeling abandoned prayer” to ask for Jesus’s help.  We have provided blanks for you to tell him your specific feelings and for you to take the time to listen for any answering thoughts God sends your way.

Feeling Abandoned Prayer

 Dear Jesus,

 I come to you today because you know how terrible it feels to be abandoned by others.  I now lay before you what has happened to me _________________________________________________

Jesus, I bring my feelings before you today.  Here are some of the ways I am feeling:











Here are some other things I have felt_____________________________________

Jesus, I thank you that you understand all of my feelings and that you hurt when I hurt.    I place my feelings and myself into your loving care.  I need your comfort and relief.  I need to feel hopeful and whole again.   

I claim the following promises from the Bible over myself:

“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’  So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?’”  (Hebrews 13 5,6 NIV)  

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  (Deuteronomy  31:6 NIV)

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth…But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you .”  (John 14:16,17 NIV)

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”  (John 14:16)

 “I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep .  The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep.  So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away…The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.  I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”  (John 10:11,12,14 NIV)

“Yea though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.”  (Psalm 23:4)

I sit in your presence, asking you to feel me with the certainty that you are here with me and I am not alone.

I pray that you will show me how to find my way back to a place where I am part of a fellowship where I am accepted, loved and sheltered.  Please bring to my mind the name of one person I can reach out to today who will be a companion to me today____________________________________________

Show me how to use my feeling of abandonment for the good of others and for the good of your Kingdom.  Please bring to my mind the name of one person who also feels abandoned today who I can help through their time of isolation______________________________________________________

I thank you that even though I appear to be alone, your Holy Spirit is present within me and your angels surround me.    Christ has gone before me and your goodness and mercy follow me.  May I find my joy in you.  And may I see the glory of your salvation.


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