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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869 Responses to “Prayers You Can Pray!”

  • Susan says:

    faithope,

    Lord, I commit her academic life and her studies in Your hand. Lord, I ask for Your favor upon this child of Yours. Thank You or hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • Sofia says:

    Thank you for the wonderful prayers. God bless.

  • faithope says:

    Lord Jesus Christ favor my academic life. I believe in you Father, and you know the whole truth my God. answer my prayers my God. Amen

  • faithope says:

    please my God save me for I know you love me. Amen

  • faithope says:

    allow me to pray with you all. in Jesus Name I pray that the Lord answer your prayers. please pray for me as well.
    Heavenly Father I thank you for everything you have done for me, here I am again as I am, in Jesus Name I pray that you free me from all the difficulties that are tormenting me, answer my prayers in favor of my academic life Father, you the only one who can do it my God. perform a miracle in my life, I know I disappointed you but Father, I say I am sorry and I will never let you down. my 13 blessed souls, so wise and understanding, for the love of God I pray that my request be answered, oh my 13 blessed souls so wise and understanding, for the love of God I pray that my request be answered, of u I ask for the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross. I pray that I am not pregnant in Jesus Name, u know nothing Happened to lead to that my God, please answer my prayers Lord Jesus Christ in favor of my practical. AMEN

  • Riniah says:

    Lord i pray for Collin to get the job he desires and enjoy doing, for his sacrifices has been received through his time. let him be able to forgive and to keep being faithful in the job he does. And let this not be the spear on his heart but the lesson to dust off and to continue with life.

  • Aldo says:

    Prince, allow me to pray with you:

    Father God, You have heard the cry of Prince’s heart. We pray according to Ephesians 3:16 “That (You) would grant (him), according to the riches of (Your) glory, to be strengthened with might through (Your) Spirit in the inner man.” Lord, Your word also tells us that You will supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus”- Philippians 4:19. Lord, Prince truly needs a job to be able to support his family and meet his financial responsibilities. Grant him a job that will not only do this, but one that he will enjoy doing, in Jesus Name we pray and agree, Amen.

  • Aldo says:

    Victoria, allow me to pray for you:

    Father God, I pray along with my sister in the Lord, that You would rebuke and bind the enemy who is coming against her to take away the ability to get the loan she needs for her home, in Jesus Name we pray and agree, Amen.

  • Aldo says:

    Paulette, allow me to pray with you:

    Father God, You know and have heard the cry of Your child Paulette’s heart. Bring the peace that surpasses all understanding upon her, and help her to not be so anxious. Grant her the wisdom, knowledge, and confidence to witness effectively for You, in Jesus Name we pray and agree, Amen.

  • Paulette says:

    Lord please help me not to be anxious. Just like the loaves and fishes were enough to feed the multitudes so have you always been there when I am in need. I know just by asking you will hear me. Please help me to grow stronger in my faith so I may share with others. My love for you continues to grow stronger every day. In your name I pray amen.

  • Victoria says:

    I need prayer concern my home loan which was almost done when satan bring confusion.prayer request:God should help me destroy all evil and satan wwork.the settlement should come to place amen.thank you every one for your prayers and God bless you all.

  • prince says:

    Father i thank you for my life,my freind,my enemies and family.am weak without Lord so as i pray Pleaze father strengthen me,fill me with your holy spirit.Father, it is indeed true that am jobless but your word says that we should come to you we those who have heavy burden and you will give us rest so father upon your word i lay down all burdens unto you, help me get a job to takecare of my family amen

  • Sharon says:

    to Carolyn– our apologies for not responding to you earlier–father God I pray for this pastor husband. you know on what is going on I pray for wisdom an guidance and strength God be with them. do you know on what day you posted this prayer just wondering so I can pray specifics or what did you pray for this pastors husband /partner than you again my apologies for not responding earlier. from sharon

  • Carolyn says:

    What? No prayer for the Pastor’s husband? Or partner?

  • Jude says:

    God is a good god. Hope no one give up on him…. Make miracles happen want to thank him very much letting me. have a interview with the police officer. Cause my Jesus is real heavenly father I’m asking u to let me pass my interview. So I can be a police officer in the future.. Father lord who ever out there in the world needs help like me even sick. I ask u to make a way for them. So they can help them self and there family’s and friend so they can show the world that u are father above. Thank u my lord in Jesus name amen.

  • jude says:

    God is a good god. Hope no one give up on him…. Make miracles happen want to thank him very much letting me. have a interview with the police officer. Cause my Jesus is real heavenly father I’m asking u to let me pass my interview. So I can be a police officer in the future.. Father lord who ever out there in the world needs help like me even sick. I ask u to make a way for them. So they can help them self and there family’s and friend so they can show the world that u are father above. Thank u my lord in Jesus name amen and amen

  • Elkay Elkay says:

    “Lord, Jude is seeking to be able to care for his family and this is honorable per Scripture at 1 Tim 5:8 so we are confident this prayer request is within Your will. He has expressed his faith in You by asking for prayers to effect gainful employment in good works, which You prepared beforehand for him (Eph 2:10). So we come to Your throne, with Christ as our High Priest, and humbly request that You bring circumstances into Jude’s life so that the right job comes to him in a way that he can know it is from You and respond with thankfulness, praise and worship. Jude has also said he wants to live in Your Kingdom and so we pray that he follow the advice Susan has given him and be led by Your Spirit to come to trust Christ as his Lord and Savior. Thank You, Abba Father. Amen.”

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  • Susan says:

    Jude,

    Why do you need only this Police job. Suppose God want to give you something else? So, I encourage you to don’t limit God, ask God whether this job is according to his will then accept it otherwise go ahead with His will. God knows what is good for you.

    Father God,

    I pray for Your will be done in Jude’s life. Lord, You know his heart desire but Lord, I pray for Your best be done in his life. Lord, bless Jude and his family. Give them a financial breakthrough and draw them closer to You. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Jude, I would encourage you to log onto, knowingjesuspersonally.com

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