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Prayer for relief from distress


Senior Member
Los Angeles, USA
Lord Jesus, when you walked among hurt and lonely people,
you looked at them with understanding
and approached them with arms outstretched,
showing them that they were truly loved.
Come, now, we pray,
and touch all who are in pain and distress;
heal those who have stopped believing in themselves,
comfort those who are at the end of their tether,
and pour into their hearts the gentle balm of your Spirit.

(by Angela Ashwin)