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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215 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • torah says:

    this is new to me could you pl let me know the procedure.i really appreciate.thanks for wonderful&beautiful prayers.
    yours sincerely
    torah

  • Kate Kate says:

    Father God, thank You for hearing all these prayers. Thank You for Your constant mercies in our lives. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient, no matter our circumstances. Grow us in love, charity and grace, so that we may be a blessing to others.

  • Hannah says:

    Heavenly Father, and in ur sons name Jesus I ask that repair me and my bfs relationship,I ask that you help me forgive him for cheating an having another baby w my friend it was a yr ago a do am still struggling with it. I also ask that you help me with my health my ovaries are covered in cysts and I’m in a lot of pain and cannot be the mother I need to be! I also ask that you help is with our financial problems seems to be an on going system of being behind on bills lord! I also ask you help me with my anger lord I’m tired of crying and yelling! Please pour out your blessings on my life! Please help me find a purpose in life besides being a mother please help me find a job that I enjoy, you gave me a gift of artistic talent that is being smoldered due to time and money! I also ask you help me finish my school it’s been a worry in my life since high school! I kno I’m not a saint but I try lord please see my struggle and ease my pain! In jesuse name amen! Thank you lord!

  • Ella Hurst says:

    am ask The Lord to Help me and Fred to get the money we need so that Fred come to usa we need 800.00 dollar for September and that God give money i need to pay my light bill and foods and am ask God to forgive me for not pay my title

  • Dewale says:

    I thank God for leading me here! I have been trying to ignite my prayer life, and by joining to pray for others, I believe my prayers are answered IJN, Amen

  • Dewale says:

    Please, whenever your prayers have been answered, (and it will be very soon in Jesus’ name), please try and come back and let us know, so we can THANK God for always hearing us (John 11:41-42)!

  • Aisha Hay says:

    Please God grant me with the man of my dreams, my soul mate, my better half, for him to be everything and anything I ever want and need in a man. A man that leads me to you lord, my bestfriend, my everything, a man that will make me realize why it never work out. A family man that loves god n his family. Lord I want a financial break through so I can be able to provide myself n other’s. Lord give me the will and power to be able to use my natural talent and put it in good use. Lord I thank you for all that u do for me, the past, the present and the Future. Please help me pray or pray for me and always keep me in your prayers. ..God BLESS

  • Irene says:

    @Zulma I will keep you in my prayers. I also believe help is on the way, we will see God’s beautiful plan at the right timing. That being said, I still hope God can expedite His plan for us and lift us up. Thanks for praying for me!

  • Zulma says:

    @Irene im praying with you .May god hear our prayers and give you a good job and im praying for me too. I need a job I been looking for a job for a long time and im going through soo much in my marriage please pray for me too. But I have faith our help is on it way in Jesus name

  • Irene says:

    Dear God,

    I have been looking for job for a long time now, I prayed with all my heart asking for your guidance and your mercy, it seems like You have forgotten me. I will continue to pray, please don’t abandon me. Amen.

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    God I pray for your provision over us and for the summer months and for this dispute to end soon of the teachers for softening of hearts in my family for my oldest brother and his wife and family and my family that they will want to come to things for reconciliation and forgiveness. I pray all of this in JESUS name amen

  • Doris Beck Doris Beck says:

    Kajol,
    I can tell from your prayer that your heart is very heavy with everything that you are facing. Let me pray for you today…

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for Kajol today, that You would help her to not only cast all of her cares on You, but also that she would trust You to bring those things to pass. Lord You tell us to not be anxious for anything but by prayer and supplication make those requests known to you with thanksgiving….give her a thankful heart today Lord as she trusts You to be at work not only in her life, but in the lives of each of her family members. I pray that You fill her heart with the peace that passes all understanding as you promised in Your word that You would. Amen

  • Doris Beck Doris Beck says:

    Kimkwazi,
    Let me pray for you today as well.

    Heavenly Father, I lift up kimkwazi to you today and ask that You would continue to give her the peace in her heart that she is asking for. Lord, help her to love her mother in law with an unconditional love that only You can give her. Love through her Lord. Thank you that we can love others by faith as we allow You by Your Holy Spirit to have control of our lives…help her to do that today. Amen

    Kimkwazi,
    It sounds like you are in a difficult situation but I know that as you ask God to love through you, He will do just that.

  • Kajol says:

    Dear Lord, I need you in my life, I am tired of seeing negativity in my life, Trying to conceive from last 6 years, you know how much I suffer personally and in my profession front nothing is good for me, I am all alone, my husband is struggling a lot to keep his job and is trying hard to get better job, my sister is yet to be married and is waiting for the right match, my parents are worried as they don’t have financial back ups, all I am doing is to help them financially and give them hope…But I am tired Jesus … I am tired …I sometimes fail to see anything good … Help us Lord , Help my family…I know you love me and my family …but you know how much we have suffered …have mercy on us please…

  • kimkwazi says:

    Dear Lord Today i ask of you to give me peace in my heart my mother in law allows want to start up a fight with Lord cause she wants to ruain my marriage with her son Lord show me the way in am helpless and weak and had enough of her fight’s in you precious blood i make this power AMEN.

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