Homosexuality is choice, and in this modern age it becomes more common and acceptable. However, in a more traditional and conservative societies, homosexuality is still considered taboo. If this is the case, homosexuals will do their best to conceal their identity.
What if your friend is a homosexual and it’s hard to reach out for them? How to pray for someone struggling with homosexuality so that they can discover themselves and be happy with it. In this article we’re going to give you some useful advice to reach out for homosexuals around you and pray the best for them. Also read Signs of a Guy Being Gay
- See Them As a Person, Not a Homosexual
Don’t forget that homosexuals also human just like the rest of us. There’s no reason to treat them differently and you should never done that. Whenever you interact with them, talking to them, see them as a person.
Not to judge them by their sexuality is the best way to make them comfortable in the society. See them as someone who is currently struggling with sexual brokenness.
- Listen to Them Sincerely
In many places, homosexuals are still looked down upon by others. They often disregarded as a member of the community and nobody wants to be their friend. As much as you are concerned with them, be willing to listen to them.
They must have a lot of stories to tell but nobody wants to hear them. By opening your hands to them first, you are reaching out and let them know that they are still loved and cared. Also read How Should You Talk to a Friend Who’s Gay
- Tell Them to Forgive Themselves
A homosexual is struggling because they are lack of support from everyone around them. Whether it’s their family, friends, or community are being not acceptable that gives them the hard time.
Show them you care so that they want to share their problems. Ask them to forgive themselves for being different, but not to feel guilty because it’s their freedom to choose sexuality. Also read Ways to Make Your Best Friends Feel Better
The fact that they are taking the different path than anyone else is what they should forgive so they can move on and enjoy their new life.
- Be Patient with Them
Another way to pray for someone struggling with homosexuality is by being patient with them. Someone who is struggling with something is hard to stabilize their emotion. If you can’t be patient enough, you only make it worse.
Yes, it’s hard indeed. Prepare yourself before you decide to fully support a homosexual person. Also read Signs That Your Friend is Jealous Of Your Relationship
- Don’t Try to Turn Them Back into Heterosexuality
From the beginning, humans are suggested that they are heterosexual, explaining why society is hard to accept a homosexual. The biggest don’t to do to a homosexual is turning them back to be a heterosexual.
Everyone has their own choice and if you want to be supportive then you have to respect theirs. They chose to be a homosexual, and suggesting them back into the heterosexuality is never a solution. Instead of being supportive, you are very judgmental.
- Don’t Act Like You Know Everything
Because the truth is that you know nothing. You don’t know about their struggles, what troubled them, and what kind of solution is best for them. You are not an expert and you shouldn’t act like one.
When they say something you don’t know, it’s okay to say “I don’t know”. But you can offer your sincere support, which they will highly appreciate of. Don’t say something you’re not sure about. Also read Signs Your Best Friend is Emotionally Draining You
- Convince Them That Everything Will Get Better
There is not rainbow without the rain. After all the struggles and difficulties they faced, better things will come. If they don’t find it here, they will somewhere. All they need is strength to safely through the storm to see the rainbow.
- Pray for Them in Silence
If you really want to help and pray for them, do it silence. Pray for nothing but the best for them and their current condition. Pray for them to find the place where they belong and pray that they will always be in the right path, meeting only good people throughout their lives.
As a human being, all you can do is to wish for the best for others. Especially when you can do nothing to change their mind.
So those are our tips on how to pray for someone struggling with homosexuality. If you had experience of something similar, do share with others through the comment section below. Sharing is caring, have a nice day!