Prayer for the Lonely


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By Sacred Ordinary Days, Jenn Giles Kemper, and Kayla Craig. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Join us in our second week of prayer as we pray for the lonely. And really, when we’re doing that? We’re praying for all of us. In our human limitation, it’s difficult to fathom that the God of all things does not leave or forsake us, even in the moments we feel most desperately alone.

Maybe you’ve felt misunderstood and all alone as you reflect on the church tradition you grew up in. Maybe you’ve felt politically lonely. Emotionally misunderstood. Spiritually isolated. Professionally adrift. Loneliness takes many forms, but at its core, it’s one of the most universal human experiences. (Ironic, isn’t it, that we so easily believe no one else could possibly understand?)

In this bonus episode, Sacred Ordinary Days producer and liturgist Kayla Craig reads a small meditation, some scripture, a prayer from a Celtic prayer book, and a new prayer for the lonely she has written for our community of kindreds.

P.S. Did you miss last week’s prayer for the overwhelmed? You can find it here.

We invite you to join us for companionship and guidance as we seek to meet God in new ways with humility, grace, and mercy. Our time together will lead us right up to Ash Wednesday with a posture of reflection and hope in Christ. May this time together transform us to be more wholly human, more fully faithful.

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Each week, you’ll receive:

  • A personal prayer written for you by our Sacred Ordinary Days team
  • Scripture to meditate on
  • An audio prayer to stream from our podcast
  • Quotes and featured liturgies from a diverse group of Christian writers
  • Tools for your prayer practice
  • Reflection points for the journey

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