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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568 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • Elkay Elkay says:

    Rita, the pain of watching your only child waste even one day of his precious life runs deep in the lives of many parents. So I pray that Matthew will realize that he is foolishly hurting himself with alcohol and failing to respect the temple of the Holy Spirit in him. Meanwhile, I pray that it helps you to know that God has everything in His control even when we can’t perceive it (Ps 103:19); He knows every side of the situation (inside and out) and every past, present, and future event (Rom 11:33-36); and He loves Matthew perfectly and always chooses what is best for him, even if it’s not easy (Ex. 34:6).

  • RITA A. says:

    I Love all the prayers being sent to my son and his addiction. Thank you I Love you and your beautiful hearts . Yesterday Matthew was detoxing at home again . He was so sick vomiting and sweating he has done this before. and it seems he quits for about a week then starts again. I pray to God and to Jesus that this time Matthew stops and does not start again. Thank you with all my heart and soul I keep reading over and over the words that you all have posted it does help my heart. I know Jesus and God is watching over us. I Love them one day I want to hold and kiss their hands Thank you Love Rita I will keep praying so hard.

  • Viera says:

    Rita.. Praying is very powerful because God hears prayer of sincere heart and he will answer in His time. My father was alcoholic all his life and now he is in his seventies and its a miracle that he is still alive. All his alcoholic friends are dead. He is in hospital now but I know that God heard my prayers and he is repenting and praying to Jesus. His body is very sick from alcohol and he destroyed his inner organs but God is merciful and is healing him . Please tell your son and dont give up praying and fasting and praying with other christians for him. Tell your son that alcohol is poison and he is destroying his body. If he could see my father now what alcohol do with a body and soul then he would never touch alcohol again. But power of Jesus is more powerfull than any addiction.

  • Anitha S says:

    TO Rita :
    don’t worry .. even my dad addict to alcohol ,bt after my prayer to jesus he din’t touch alcohol for past 3 yr ..keep on praying sure our god jesus will bring miracle .. don’t give keep on praying ..

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to YPL– father GOD I agree with this prayer from YPK I do pray for a financial breakthrough and for a miracle for them. what kind of project are you wanting to do and is it the bank or some financial company you need approval for just asking so we can maybe pray effectively I am still praying for you all in the name of JESUS. Go be with you at this time. love Sharon

  • Ypl says:

    Dear Father in Heaven,

    Please send me a miracle, please. Please give me a financial breakthrough from my project allowing me to pay my long due debts and pay forward my blessings and to glorify Your name.

    Please. Amen.

    In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen

  • Nicola says:

    Word for Rita: Luke 1:37 tells us that with God nothing is impossible. I pray even now and commit your son spirit in Jesus’ holy hands. That as Jesus’s hand come upon on him he will be made whole and those demons of addiction would be released from their diabolical assignment and become a part of Jesus’s footstool. May God restore your son’s wasted years. I pray that the peace of God saturate your home and give you rest. Above all i praise God for answered prayer and mercy. Receive your testimony in Jesus name. Amen.

  • Chris Chris says:

    rita a….. sorry to hear of this struggle continuing….we understand that people really dont want to have addictions. their weaknessess, sadness, lack of motiviation, etc., all contribute to their sorry state. to tell a person to slack off their drugs or liquor can at times be like telling someone to be happy without proving them the means how to be happy. i dont minimize human responsability in these cases but we do know that satan traps people in their appetites and makes their lives more than just a do and dont proposition. with prayer and fasting, jesus did say these apparent hard cases can be resolved. mark 9. i pray that Matthew would indeed come totally free from this vice but even moreso, he would come free by christ jesus amen!

  • RITA A. says:

    My husband and I have given our son Matthew until next Monday to wean off the alcohol. He actually has been a drinker for 5 years but in the last 2 years its everyday, I pray so hard for him . I pray and cry that our BEAUTIFUL JESUS talks to Matthew and helps him through him problems. Matthew is a good person I know God and Jesus knows this they created him. Please in the name of Jesus Christ help Matthhew. I worry because my Dad had issues as well but he committed suicide 10 yrs ago.Please God Please Jesus help Matthew to have a strong mind and become a stronger person. If something was to happen to Matthew I just don’t know if I can go on . He is my only child. Jesus please HELP our family

  • Chris Chris says:

    charles emeka…i pray that jesus open the Windows of his heavens upon you so that you having all that you need will be able to share with others who dont in jesus name amen

  • charles emeka says:

    I help me pray to God financial breakthrough and grace of God in my life for favour in my life

  • Susan Susan says:


    I can understand your pain. Rita, we have an Almighty God. He created this universe and His wisdom is not imaginable. Nothing impossible with Him. An evil spirit is tormenting your son. I you read Mark 1:21-28…Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit

    21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

    25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26 The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

    27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.

    God has given us that authority but Jesus was always doing His Father’s will on earth and He was speaking with authority. Why not tell your church Pastor to come and pray for him.

    Let’s pray.

    Dear Father God,

    We thank You so much for this time. Lord, I commit Mathew in Your hand. Lord, nothing is impossible with You and I pray that You hear Mathew’s patents cry. Lord, You deliver Mathew from this evil spirit and use Mathew for Your glory. Lord, have mercy upon this family. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • Chris Chris says:

    rita a….jesus our eyes are fixed only upon you. hebrews chapter 12 of the new testament. Matthew belongs to you!!

  • RITA A. says:

    Thank you all commenting on my request to help my son. Matthew is 26 lives at home and drinks all day goes to sleep does it again My husband and I are watching him w/ heavy hearts . I have prayed so hard to Jesus to please give me that disease and make Matthew happy and free of addiction.I say to Jesus it is okay to lay upon me the burden Matthew has.My heart and soul is ready .Please Jesus help my son he has a beautiful heart. I pray for a miracle everyday Jesus talk to Matthew I love You w/my whole Soul and heart

  • Susan Susan says:


    I can understand your cry and I am sure, our God will not leave you.

    Father God, We come before You and ask for mercy. Lord, open doors for them and give them a financial breakthrough. Bless them and I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • YPL says:

    Dear Father in Heaven,

    Please bless our pending projects to be approve soon, please give or send us a positive sign, we desperately need this financial breakthrough otherwise not only my husband and I will face the consequences but a lot of others family members and friends will be badly affected, thus Father please bless us and give is a positive answer. We are not greedy people,husband and I just want to work hard and provide for the family and helping the needy to pay forward of what we have receive from You.

    God, please help us. Walk beside me to show me the way as You are the Only One who can guide and bless us.

    In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to Yap Peilan–father God I pray for a financial breakthrough for Yap and her family and I pray for favor God they are needing a miracle I pray all of this IN JESUS name amen FATHER GOD I PRAISE YOU FOR WHAT YOU WILL DO EVEN NOW FOR YAP ANDF HER FAMILY YOU ARE HER PROVIDER NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH YOU I PRAY ALL OF THIS IN YOUR NAME GOD I am still praying for you. from Sharon

  • Chris Chris says:

    rita a….father nothing is too hard for you. come and intervene in the life of this son, making him your son and an heir of jesus christ amen!

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