Prayers You Can Pray!

prayingwithgratitude2Praying to God

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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806 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • Sade says:

    Dear Katy, I believe all Power is given unto my Lord Jesus, I believe all Power is given unto my Friend Jesus, I believe all Power is given unto my Saviour Jesus Christ. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, you will be healed from depression. Your sister and son will be healed from Addiction. The Lord will give you your Divine Husband In Jesus Mighty Name Amen. Sade

  • Sharon says:

    to Kary– prayer-father God I do pray or these request of Kary I pray for deliverance of these depression pills and for he son to be baptized real soon in the name of JESUS and for this sister open her eyes to see on what she is doing to herself and her family being a addict on heroine I pray that she will realize what she is doing is wrong and her family I pray for a sour taste in their mouths to leave this drug addiction that they will turn to you God and for Kary to marry this pastor and favor for her for medical assistance schooling and I pray for favor for a job lead her to a good job so she can work I pray all of this in JESUS name amen I am praying for you all– from Sharon

  • Chris says:

    kary…i lift you up before the throne of jesus grace and mercy so that you can have his peace at all times and apply his words of life to your every day. i also pray you take the course, the cross centered mind on settingcaptivesfree.com to overcome depression and axiety. may jesus be with you and his special love for you!

  • kary chavez says:

    Lord god please help me to be delivered from depression pills l been on for 17 years. Pray that my sons benjamin lucas be baptized in the name of jesus real soon.need prayer for my sister nannie be delivered from herion addiction plus her children on drugs l need more wisdom a job opportunity and a calling on the lord for schooling for medical assistant. Allso my bigger prayer request for the lord to open more doors for me & my pastor to be together soon & be married.

  • kary chavez says:

    I need prayer to be delivered from my depression pills l been taking for 17 years need prayers in a job haveing alot of houserepairs done need prayers for my sons lucas&benjamin & my sister to be delivered from a herion addiaction pray that more doors will open up for me & my pastor to be together & married in the name of jesus my pastor name is domenic baldonado

  • Elkay Elkay says:

    Sarah, thank you for your open honesty. When you mentioned being humble, I thought of Isaiah, a godly man who prophesied to Israel at least 40 years with a message of hope about the Messiah coming as Savior. He was counted worthy to receive a vision of the Lord on His throne in His glory. In the vision (Isaiah 6), he saw flying creatures who were calling out: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” And his reaction was, “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

    Job 15:14 and 16 says, “What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous? If God places no trust in His holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in His eyes, how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!”

    In short, compared to the Lord, we all are ruined, vile and corrupt. This is where humility starts, when we ponder on how the holiness of God transcends any idea that we have of holiness and it transcends any aspect of holiness that anyone might reflect. It goes far beyond all other traits of God. There is nothing that goes higher than the holiness of God and there is no one holy like the Lord.

    The gospel of course is the Good News that Holy God loves us, His creation, so much that He sent Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins, to make us righteous in His eyes, and He sent the Holy Spirit to help us grow in being more like Christ every day (working out our salvation that you asked about). 2 Cor 3:18 tells us how “the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.”

    How does this happen? James 1:23-25 basically says it comes from reading or hearing the Word of God and acting in obedience to what the Spirit tells us. The Holy Spirit works while you are looking into the mirror of the Word to change you into who God wants you to be. When you look in the mirror of the Word, you will see the glory of Christ and the beauty of holiness. And the Spirit of God changes you into the likeness of what you behold.

    Sarah, if you will make the mirror of the Word a permanent part of your life, the other things you asked about, a strong faith, obedience, and love will follow because they characterize Christ. This is a life-long process and it does not happen all at once. But when you place yourself on the “altar” as described at Rom 12:1-2, as a living sacrifice, your mind will be renewed, and you will discover God’s will for you. Then discipline yourself to do God’s will for the purpose of revealing and glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ, the One who chose you (John 15:16) and set you apart for His honor and glory and who calls you His sister (Heb 2:11). There is no higher calling and the life you seek will follow.

    “Heavenly Father, please help Sarah to place herself on Your altar as a living sacrifice, trusting completely upon Your mercy and grace, and acknowledging Your absolute right to her life. Teach her to walk in holiness and obedience before You; empower her by Your Holy Spirit to live in a way that pleases You as she grows more like Your Holy Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.”

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