Read our new scripture-based prayer guide, Prayer for a Hurting World, now on the Bible App

Prayer for a Hurting World walks through familiar scriptures with a focus of the often overwhelming needs of the world.
  • By: Compassion Canada
An Ethiopian girl praying with a Bible open on the table in front of her.

Sometimes in our prayer life, when we’re at a loss for words, we can lean on the words of scripture to guide us. If you’re resolving to refresh your prayer life or find new ways to pray for the needs in our world, check out our new Bible Reading Plan, Prayer for a Hurting Worldnow available on the YouVersion Bible App.

Written by Compassion Canada writer Alyssa Esparaz, this short, 3-day prayer guide invites readers to pray through three familiar passages of scripture—the Beatitudes, Psalm 23 and the Lord’s Prayer—with a focus on the pain, injustice and suffering in the world around us.

How do you find it? 

  • You can access the devotional on desktop or mobile by going to this link.
  • Or, you can find it directly in the App by searching for “Prayer for a Hurting World.” Just look for this image in the Bible App:
Cover graphic for the "Prayer for a Hurting World" devotional, which includes the title, Compassion's logo and an image of an Ethiopian girl praying with a Bible open on the table in front of her.

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Plan description: Praying through scripture is a great way to refresh your prayer life. This 3-day plan centres on God’s heart for a hurting world and offers practical ways to pray through His word.

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