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 greaces, parience, and stamina it takes to see the dream through to fruition? I sense that may involve adventrues 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.”


181 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • Shelley Shelley says:

    Lord I lift up all who are going through a situation in the life and that you will comfort and heal them. In Jesus Mighty name Amen

  • maria says:

    My dear Lord, I pray to you during my time of distress. I need your help to help me find the strength to take another breath. My life is incomplete and the sadness is overwhelming. Please help me get through this with your help and wisdom. Amen

  • fe says:

    Dear Lord in the name of Jesus,, I need a breakthrough in my life show me the way

  • Shelley Shelley says:

    Dear Father God.

    Lord Lift all people who struggling with prayer as a lot do not know how to pray to You there Father. Lord I lift up these people to You and as they have needs that You will answer them. In Jesus Mighty name

  • MUH PLAVIOUS says:

    I need God intervention in my spiritual life. Since i lost my Dad last year i have been disturb all the time.Pray that God gives me the financial means to go back to school and that God to give me the grace to stay in his shelter especially in this time of great lost

  • kc says:

    I feel like im giving up Lord please help me.

  • meg says:

    Almighty Father. I thank you for the overflowing blessings you showered upon me. I’m forever grateful for your faithfulness. Thank you so much Lord.

  • I

    We believe, in our Lord Jesus Christ Creator of all life, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all. We thank you for hearing our prayers, to love and serve you, and all people
    In everything we give thanks for the life of faith


    I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me. Faith is our eyes and of the heart, a conviction of our life. We humbly beseech thee of our faith of our Catholic Church We pray for our Lord Jesus Christ serve you in holiness strengthened in faith and in devotion


    I pray to God and obtained for me, to consecrate to the Catholic faith and worship God in His glory God of all things to life and godliness powerful intercession through our faith. We pray to grant us that we bless others to forgive us of our God I pray to you with all my strength and faith that God has given us the power through Jesus Christ to be the Apostle and High Priest of our faith


    We pray God in accord with Holy Spirit of our God and LORD Jesus Christ. We pray that the Lord will bless us with our spirituality God has given us the eyes of faith. We entrust our God of our Jesus Christ praying to God is an act of faith, an honest communion with God. Through the same in faith most holy asking that you would forgive us in our prayer of our sin. Amen

  • Doris Beck D. Beck says:

    Dear Lord,
    I lift Nyamwenge brendah up to you today. Lord she has said that she is feeling sick, worried and pregnant. Lord would you touch her body today and give her strength and peace? Thank you for the new life that is growing within her Lord. Protect this little baby too. Thank you that You are our Refuge and our Strength and You have promised that we can give all our cares to You because You care for us. Remind Nyamwenge today that You indeed care for her. Amen

  • I feel sick, warried,and yet pregnant pliz pray 4 me and my baby.

  • Shelley Shelley says:

    Dear Father God.

    Lord I lift up An to you at this time in there life, as he is struggling with life. Lord I pray that You will guide him and comfort him in his time of need. In Jesus Mighty name amen

  • an says:

    Dear God,

    Please help me. I have been praying unceasingly to find employment as I always have. I have applied to thousands of jobs. I need a good breakthrough in my life. So many situations. I don’t know where to turn. I am at the point of giving up. I don’t want to give up. Please give some direction in Jesus name.

  • Alfred Alfred says:

    Dear Shaun,
    What a great request, to have you and your child blessed. It is a “child dedication” that I’m certain God is is tune with. Yet, even better than asking for perfection, is a giving of oneself completely into God’s will. That may or may not include “everything going smoothly”. We read in Isaiah 55:8-9
    8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
    Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
    9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    So are My ways higher than your ways,
    And My thoughts than your thoughts. NKJV
    What I’m trying to say is that God has our best interests at heart, which may include hardship and difficulty, for the benefit of Spiritual growth. Sometimes we can be of greater service to our Master after going through periods of testing that leads to a greater dependance on Him. I hope you can be at ease, and even rejoice, because God is there with you (both).
    Continuing to pray for you and your child, Alfred.

  • Shaun says:

    Asking for god to perfect this child in me and let there be no complication during pregnacy after dilvery and during surgury.. God has place this baby here for a reason and I believe this baby someday wl be an instrument to god

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to ella– prayer–father God i do pray for ella for her three girls for you to lead them in their lives with you as their head i pray that they will feel you leading them in their lives because you love them with an everlasting love. God i do pray for ella herself for her future husband fred for them to marry and for you to be the head of their marriage and for a good life with you leading them in their lfe too you love them with an everlasting love and i pray that ella will grow closer to you and for this couple to grow closer to you God and to each other i pray for christians to come along their path to encourage them i pray all of this in JESUS name amen i am praying for you all– love sharon

  • EllaHurst says:

    Pray my three girls that they have a heart for God that change there life pray my further husband Fred oberiko that we well happy marriage that we well keep God the head of our life that bless with own house I want God to change me daily .

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi John, there is no such thing as ‘lesser than needed prayer’. God has no limits and so there is nothing that is too small to bring to Him. I will join you in praying for your needs: Heavenly Father I thank You for the invitation to have relationship with You. It is amazing that we can talk to You at any moment and know that You are there communicating with us. I pray for John that he would discover where You are at work in his life. I pray that he would know You in a deeper way every day and that he would be a changed man because of knowing You. I pray that You would lead his choices and decisions regarding how to provide for his family. Help him to hear Your voice directing where You want him to go and who You want him to talk to. Help him to be wise in the way he uses the resources that You have given to him. Give him and his family the joy of seeing You provide where everything else seemed hopeless. Amen.

  • John Rankin says:

    Iam so sorry that I bothered you with my lesser than needed PRAYER.

  • John Rankin says:

    Dear GOD.
    Please help me in my time of disstress I am out of work and unemployment
    money.I know I haven’t been the person I should have been but I ask you to forgive
    for all of these things.Please help me in my time of need!!!!!!!!!!!!
    For the sake of my FAMILY and myself.
    Thank You so very much
    Your SON,

  • Doris Beck D. Beck says:

    I’m so glad you were encouraged by these prayers Katwesige! God’s blessings to you today as you enter into this advent season of the coming of Jesus!

  • thanks for these wonderful prayers. i will pray them and encourage the rest to do the same.may God bless you

  • Tia Glenn-Cooke T. Glenn-Cooke says:

    Lord, I thank you for Ruvarashe. I thank you that you have blessed her with awareness of her sin. Lord, you died to free us from the consequences of sin and to restore us to Yourself. Please give Ruvarashe courage in the face of temptation, and the confidence to choose You instead of evil. We pray this in the precious name of Jesus, amen.

  • Ruvarashe says:

    Please brothers and sisters in Christ may you please pray for me to leave the sin of adultary before it takes me to the grave, please i beg . I have been trying to pray alone but without any luck.
    God bless you

  • Michael Jantzen M. Jantzen says:

    Hello Nitesh, Thank you for sharing your prayer request. I would love to pray for you: “Lord Jesus, you are a good and powerful God–the only true God. I pray that you would help Nitesh trust you step by step to walk into the wonderful plans you have. Fill his/her life with purpose, meaning and a sense of your intimate presence. Amen.” If you would like more prayer or to just talk in more detail about what’s going on, please feel free to contact one of our confidential online mentors: Take care!

  • nitesh kumar says:

    please pray for me for my good and bright future…. please please please i needed the help… Please god help me… Amen

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to ashok– -prayer– father Gaod you know his concerns i pray for the healing of his father and for his marriage you ere the great physician nothing is impossible with you God adn for his career i pray whatever is going on there i pray that there will be good report God you know i pray peace over ashok i pray for his life too be with him at this time i pray all of this in JESUS name amen i am praying for you

  • hello sir shalom this is ashok am from india my age 30years but not life settlement and my father health he is sufeering from thourgh cancer plz my carer my life and marrige so munch of problam plz pray for my life

  • Michael Jantzen M. Jantzen says:

    Hello Diksha,

    “Lord please help her trust that you have a wonderful plan for her life and please give her wisdom to deal with family conflicts or expectations wisely.” If you would like to talk more about this struggle, you could connect with one of our confidential online mentors for encouragement and prayer: Take care!

  • Diksha dayal says:

    dear father m your daughter plz do some miracle, i only want to marry with my love, he too loves me alot but i think he is frighten of his family but he cares me alot give him strength and ability to understand what is this love between us. i know you are listning. i dont want to fail. amen

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  • Gloria says:

    Dear God, Please help my union. Help me heal all the pain I have felt so that I may have the strength to keep my family together. I don’t want to walk away, but the pain I feel at times is unbearable. Help me to understand and have compassion for my partner and his conditions. Most importantly give me the strength I need to not allow the things that hurt me keep me away from You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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