Prayers You Can Pray!

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If you are at a loss for words these prayers may help you. Remember, prayer is simply talking to God. God wants to be our friend and he wants us to feel comfortable talking to him.

  • When you are unsure of where you will spend eternity:
    Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally.  Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord.  Thank You for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life.  Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.  Amen
  • When you are fearful:
    Father God, I am feeling fearful today.  Life seems to be uncertain and out of control.  I recall that the Bible tells me “Perfect love casts out fear”.  You alone are Perfect Love, so would you please cast out the fear I feel and replace it with confidence in your sufficiency. Psalm 121 tells me that you never slumber or sleep, so I will trust you to take care of me – moment by moment, day by day.  In Jesus name.  Amen
  • Morning prayer:
    Dear Lord, I give you may hands to do Your work; I give You my feet to go Your way; I give You my eyes to see as You see; I give You my tongue to speak Your words; I give You my mind that You may think in me; I give You my spirit that You may pray in me. Above all, I give You my heart that You may love in me – love the Father and love all humankind. I give You my whole self, Lord, that You may grow in me, so that it is You who lives, works and prays in me. Amen.
  • Commitment prayer:
    Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. For it is your business, not mine. You will know every shade of my suffering; You will care for me with your perfect fatherhood. (prayed by George Mac Donald)
  • In God’s will:
    Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will. Don’t let me go mad by poking about outside it. (prayed by Corrie Ten Boom)
  • When you need wisdom and direction:
    Father God, there are so many decisions to make and I don’t seem to know what is the best for now or for the future. You said if we lack wisdom, all we need to do ask you.  I really need you to pour wisdom into my mind today.  Thank you!
  • For success:
    And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.” So God granted him what he requested. (I Chronicles 4:10 NKJV)
  • When you are weak or ill
    Father, I am feeling lousy today.  I ache all over and feel very weak.  You said that your grace was sufficient for me.  Please strengthen me.  Give me joy inspite of how I feel physically.  Amen
  • For the young women of the world:
    Father God, thank you for all the young women in the world. Give them dreams that are bigger than themselves–so they will have to trust you to make their dream come true. Give them a will and heart to be all you created them to be. Help them to work hard and be successful.Enable them to be generous to those who are less fortunate. Give them hearts full of love and compassion.Give them the strength to say “no” to activities that they would later be remorseful about–that they would do what is right for them and for the world around them. Help them to be kind to others.Protect them from people who would harm them physically, emotionally and mentally.Let them know that allowing You to direct their way is the smartest thing they can do. In Jesus wonderful and powerful name. Amen
  • For our children and grandchildren:
    Lord, I am so glad that you know each of our children and grandchildren by name.  I forget sometimes.  Thank you for sending a whole hedge of angels around each child.  Thank you for protecting them all today.  Father, would you please turn their minds and hearts toward You and pleasing you.  Thank you!
  • When you are down-sizing (moving):
    Lord, I really don’t what to move.  I like it here – there are so many memories.  I am comfortable here because it is familiar.  I know it is too large for me (us) now – to much work, but I have such mixed feelings.  I don’t like the thought of all the changes.I am so glad you never change.  You are and always will be a constant in my life. Help me to remember that when I am packing and unpacking.  Amen.
  • When you want to be reflecting Christ:
    Lord, make my life A window for Your light To shine through and a mirror to reflect Your love To all I meet. Amen.
  • When you feel like you have failed:
    Dear God, The little plans I tried to carry through have failed I will not sorrow. I’ll pause a little while, Dear God, And try, again, tomorrow.
  • For conflict resolution:
    Dear God, when your son Jesus died and rose from the dead, He broke down walls of hostility.  Father, you know that conflict I am having right now.  I don’t know how to resolve it.  You are our Savior.  Please save and restore this relationship.  Amen
  • For others:
    Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest Your weary ones. Bless Your dying ones. Soothe Your suffering ones. Pity Your afflicted ones. Shield Your joyous ones. And all for Your love’s sake. Amen (prayed by Father Timothy Kavanagh)
  • Prayer of thanksgiving:
    For health and strength and daily food, We praise your name, O God.  Amen
  • A prayer before meals:
    Bless us oh Lord and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, through thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord…Amen
  • When you need more faith:
    Teach me to treat all that comes to me with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will govern all. Amen.” (prayed by Elisabeth Elliot)
  • When you want to reflect Christ:
    Lord, make my life A window for Your light To shine through And a mirror to reflect Your love To all I meet. Amen.
  • When your marriage seems to be falling apart:
    Dear God, our marriage is really shaky right now and I really don’t want it to break-up.  Show me ways I could show (name) I love and care for her/him..  You are merciful, would you please show your mercy by helping us love each other more.  Thank you!  Amen
  • For being an instrument for God:
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. (prayed by St. Francis of Assisi)
  • For a dream:
    Father, Once I had such big dreams, so much anticipation of the fufture. Now no shimmering horizon beckons me: my days are lack-lustre I see so little of lasting value in the daily round. Where is your plan for my life?You have told us that without vision, we perish. So, Father in heaven, knowing that I can ask You to deposit in my mind and heart that particular dream, the special vision You have for my life.

    And along with the dream, will You give me whatever graces, patience, and stamina it takes to see the dream through to fruition? I sense that may involve adventures I have not bargained for.

    But I want to trust You enough to follow even if you lead along new paths. I admit to liking some of my ruts. But I know that habit patterns that seem cosy nests from the inside, from Your vantage point may be prison cells. Lord, if you break down any prisons of mine before I can see the stars and catch the vision, then, Lord, begin the process now. In joyous expectation. Amen. (prayed by Catherine Marshall)

  • For protection:
    Father God, your Holy Bible tells us that your have assigned angels to be with us and protect us (for those who respect you).  I need your protection.  My family needs protection. Help me to love and respect you more.  Amen.
  • For a pastor:
    Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of leadership you have given to our pastor. It is a holy calling. It’s a calling to watch over himself and the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made him overseer. The church has been bought with the blood of your son, on the cross. The responsibility you have given to our pastor is awesome. He too is tempted and tried by the enemy. He has many responsibilities be it in his family or in the community and so it is our prayer that he would be kept from the evil one and that you would empower him to live a godly life, so that out of his fullness he would share the message of the gospel boldly. Help our pastor this week as he searches the Word and Your will for the congregation. Will you grant him the health and strength he needs to share your message in humility and with clarity. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
  • For a pastor’s wife:
    Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for my pastor’s wife. I thank you she loves you and serves you so faithfully. I pray very specially for her today. I pray You will help her cope with all the unexpected things that come into her day. Help her to accept the interruptions as opportunities to serve. Help her to support her husband and learn to go with the flow of his full life. Help her to manage her household well. Just fill her with yourself today. Help her to allow your Holy Spirit to have full control of her life and may she take strength from you as she meditates on You and Your Word. Give her a hug today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
  • To put on the armor of God:
    Heavenly Father, I praise and worship you because you are God.  I am honored to be your servant and I take my stand today against the devil and his schemes against me, my family and my ministry.  Father, as I take up each piece of the armor, please secure it in place on me. I take up the shield of faith and extend it over myself.  It extinguishes all the fiery darts of the evil one. I put on the helmet of salvation, which protects my mind from the enemy’s attacks.  I have the mind of Christ. I put on the breastplate of righteousness, which covers my body with the righteousness of God.  In Christ, every foothold of evil has been washed away and I am clothed in righteousness! I gird my loins with the belt of truth.  Your word, O God, is truth.  Father, sanctify me according to your word and remind me through the Holy Spirit of the truth that destroys the lies of sin. I shod my feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.  I have peace with God through the blood of Jesus.  I have favor with God and with man.  I walk in my inheritance as an adopted son of God and have authority over evil in Jesus’ name. I will use the Sword of the Spirit by speaking the Word of God as it applies to whatever situation I may face today.  Father, please remind me of your Word via the Holy Spirit. I will continue to pray in the Spirit throughout the day, and intercede for all Christians as the Holy Spirit prompts me.  I believe that the Holy Spirit is interceding on my behalf according to my prayers. Thank you, Father, for the whole armor of God.  Please surround me with your hedge of protection as I move forward on the spiritual battlefield today.  I praise and worship you now and forever, Amen.”
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262 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    bu…we pray with you for jesus prosperity and blessings to be in your life always. blessings!

  • George says:

    Hi Irene
    I want to tell you now that the Lord that we pray is going to reveal Himself to you soon. Just keep your faith raised, don’t lose hope. A good job is coming your Way . I went through what you are going through now, l constantly talked to God . I had no job for a year but l have three degrees and two diplomas on my shoulders, including a masters in English, Irene, what you are going through is very small in God’s eyes . Friends and family got tired of taking care of me to an extent of sleeping in a car garage, without a blanket on me and Hungry . I had no strength to say out a prayer,l could only say, Lord of heavens take care of ME . I honestly don’t want to reflect back to such a life, l find myself crying, as l am doing now as l write this to you Irene . I asked God, If you said you said your sons and daughters will never beg for bread, why is that l don’t have bread now Lord ?”But today, Irene, l have a very good job and don’t eat breakfast anymore because l don’t like it, l eat better food than Bread . I am writing two books about my testimony, I want to give it to all the saints for free, for them to learn from other people’s experiences.
    Father, God, may you please appear to Irene Today as you appeared to me on that day, Oh Lord of mercy bless her with a job, just a job my Lord, l know you can give more than a job as you gave me more than bread when l asked for a slice of bread, I trust you Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen

  • Bu says:

    On August 5, 2014 at 11:31 i posted my prayer request on this site to ask God’s intervention in my life. i was very hurt and i even cried,crying for his help.On my prayer,i told him that i’m currently experiencing a big challenge of having a low-self esteem. i have been shortlisted to some various companies/departments for job interviews but i could not make it:I was so scared and didn’t know how to speak English properly,so i failed. Then after that i changed my prayer;i asked God to Grant me a Job with no interviews if it’s possible. My dear heavenly father promised me that he will fulfill all my desires and will take care of me throught out.

    Few days ago I fasted for 8 days deeply beggig my Lord to provide with a permanent job as my contract is about to expire(31 October 2014). Then on 19 and 20 August 2014 i received a call from different agencies offering me a job of Cost Accountant and Procurement Officer, i thank God for that. For Procurement officer, the interviews probably will be on Monday. i pray to God to help me when i’m doing my preparations,Guide me, give me light and be my connection.

    So my prayer is to get an appointment before the end of August 2014 and resume my duties by the 01 september 2013.

    I always believe that “when one door closes another door opens”. have mercy on me almighty God.

    In Jesus name i pray and i believe that your word is very powerful. you are the one who can perform miracles at any time.I know he hears my prayer and right now he is busy preparing my blessings

  • Bu says:

    Dear Rene
    in response to your comment: our God is the God of possibilities,he is always on time, he will never leave you as an orphan. he knows what you are going through and he is the only who has solutions of the problems you are currently facing.i’m talking from experience because i’m the one who is currently experiencing the same problem as yours. I graduated since 2010 but up until today i’m still looking for a permanent job. i’ve been shortlisted to some various companies/departments with no success.i trust and believe my God will answer our prayer.
    Prayer:
    Father God, thank You for Your Word which is alive and powerful! I set my mind not on my problems but your word that has power over our mountains, in Jesus name,Amen

  • Rene says:

    George, thanks for your prayer. To be honest, I am discouraged. I asked for God’s mercy to help me find a job for over a year now, I did very well at the interview, God gave me hope and then quickly took away my hope. It is at a point that it is getting very critical, I know only God can help, that’s why I am disappointed. I even tried to convince some that God has the right path planned for us at the right timing, I started doubting my belief. I only know the road is hard to travel, I don’t understand what I have done to deserve such a rough path. I will stop asking for help since I don’t want disappointment. I still love God!

  • George says:

    Lord Jesus l commit Irene into thy hands,you know her shortfalls,may you please show her that you are a powerful God God of possibilities.In Jesus name l pray. Amen

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Rose,

    I was so happy to read your comment. I love this type of comment. Because, you want a closer walk with our Savior. I am sure, if you really seek God will answer this. I do pray this type of prayer. To have a closer walk the Lord, you need to start studying God’s word in a daily basis. Start spending time in prayer. Am sure, God will meet your needs.

    Rose, can visit http://powertochange.com/experience/spiritual-growth/spiritfilledlife/

    Rose, I want to pray for you.

    Dear Father,

    I thank You for this time. Lord, I commit Rose and her desire in Your hands. Lord, fulfil he desire and help her to grow closer to You. Lord, reveal things to her and let her be blessing to many. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Hope, you will get back to me Rose?

  • Susan Susan says:

    Hi Jamika,

    I just want to encourage you with these Bible verses: Please read and meditate these verses. Psalms 55:22.. Cast your cares on the LORD
    and he will sustain you;
    he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

    Isaiah 41:10…So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Romans 8:28…And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

    Let’s pray: Dear heavenly Father, We thank You again for everything. Lord, I commit Jamika in Your hand. Lord, I pray that You bless Jamika with this job. Lord, You know what is best for Jamika but Lord, You are Jamika’s provider. Have mercy upon her and I thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    jamika….father supply jamikas needs as she seeks you first and early each day she rises to live for the glory of jesus christ amen!

  • Jamika says:

    Father in the name of Jesus I pray I get this security job tomorrow I have been out of a job for almost a month and I’m staying with a friend and I can’t move anywhere until I pay off an apartment I owe which is 1800.00 father God help me to not stress myself. In the name of Jesus i pray that I get closer to u God because I can’t deal with these trials and tribulations alone!!!

  • Chris Chris Landwerlen says:

    Irene…we pray for you in jesus name that 1 cor 10.13 would be fulfilled, that no temptation or trial can overtake you but what is common to us all and that with the situation, jesus will provide the way out. amen. blessings!!

  • Irene says:

    Dear Lord, Please guide me through each day and help me to make the right decision. I fell so many times, I urgently need your help to lift me and walk with me. Please forgive my sins and give me a big heart to forgive and forget. I wanted to believe everything that happens, it is part of the amazing plan you have for me. Please help me to get out of the current situation very soon, I can’t take it anymore. I am willing to follow you, please grant my wish to come true very soon. In Jesus name. Amen.

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