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Prayers


Thank you Jesus

Precious Lord Jesus – how great You are and I just want  to say thank You - thank You that Your blessings and mercies are new every morning. You are a great and wonderful God and I love You.

Thank You that each day I wake up to a new day that Your love and grace towards me is new every morning and waiting for me as I open my eyes to a new day. Thank You that at the end of the day Your love continues to support me to guard and protect during the dark hours of the night.

Thank You that as I go about my daily business and the duties of the day You are there to lead and guide to help and to support. And thank You that no matter where I go Your blessings hover above my head – for my hope is in You.

Thank You for Your great many precious blessings and thank You that You pour them out on me day by day- Great is Your faithfulness O God my Saviour – all I have needed You have provided – Bless Your holy name, Jesus for ever and ever, Amen.


Short Prayer for Thankfulness

God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen. 

~ Wendy van Eyck

Thank my Father

Dear heavenly Father I bless You and praise Your name that I sould be called Your child and that I can come before Your throne of grace ABBA – my Father.

Thank You that I have been born into Your family and have been made a joint-heir with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank You that I have been given the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead and guide and have not been given the spirit of fear.

Lead me Father in the way that You would have me go and may all glory and blessing be given to You – for only You are worthy of our praise and worship. Amen.

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Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change; 
Courage to change the things I can; 
And wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time; 
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world 
As it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right 
If I surrender to His Will; 
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life 
And supremely happy with Him 
Forever and ever in the next. 
Amen.


serenity

This is the full version composed in 1940s

Relationships

Prayer for Restored Relationships

"Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain. What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships. I choose instead the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen."

 ~ James MacDonald


A Prayer to Heal a Struggling Relationship

Dear God, I struggle in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love ____ well. You are my shield and defender. Show me how, when and where to erect boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and I trust You to guard my heart and mind. I need Your specific directions on how to interact with ______.

I want to love _____ with a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) I forgive ______ for hurting me and forgive me for ______. Help me to love ______ courageously. Fill me with Your truth and compel me to fearlessly tell the truth with love. Let Your perfect love cast out all of my fears related to our relationship. I surrender what I think our relationship should be. Please transform it so that it honors You. In Jesus, I pray. Amen 

Jennifer O. White

Psalm 118:24

Let me appreciate the gift of this day. Help me to use my time wisely, teach me to rejoice, and fill me with joy that never ends. Amen.

Psalm 118:24

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.



Psalm 118:17

As long a I live, Lord, I want to point people in Your direction. Help me to witness to others and share the stories of all You have done in my life. Amen.

Psalm 118:17

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

Prayers in the Bible NASV

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Abijah's army - for victory in battle. (2 Chronicles 13:14) When Judah turned around, behold, they were attacked both front and rear; so they cried to the Lord, and the priests blew the trumpets.


Abraham - for a son (Genesis 15:2) And Abram said, "O Lord God, what wilt Thou give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"


Abraham - for Ishmael (Genesis 17:18) And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before Thee!"


Abraham - for Sodom (Genesis 18:23-24) And Abraham came near and said, "Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous with the city; wilt Thou indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake or the fifty righteous who are in it?" Read more...


Abraham - for Abimelech (Genesis 20:17) And Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.


Abraham's servant - for guidance (Genesis 24:12,14) And he said, "O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham….now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also';--may she be the one whom Thou hast appointed for Thy servant Isaac…"


Asa - for victory (2 Chronicles 14:11) Then Asa called to the Lord his God, and said, "Lord, there is no one besides Thee to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in Thee, and in Thy name have come against this multitude. O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee."


Cain - for mercy (Genesis 4:13-14) And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear! Behold, Thou hast driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Thy face I shall be hidden, and I shall be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth and it will come about that whoever finds me will kill me."


Centurion - for his servant (Matthew 8:5-6) "And when He had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, entreating Him, and saying, 'Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering great pain.'"


Christian disciples - for boldness ( Acts 4:29-30) "And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Thy bond-servants may speak Thy word with all confidence, while Thou dost extend Thy hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Thy holy servant Jesus." Read more...


Christians - for Peter (Acts 12:5) So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.


Cornelius - for enlightenment (Acts 10:3-4) About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in to him, and said to him, "Cornelius!" And fixing his gaze upon him and being much alarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God."


Thief at the cross - for salvation (Luke 23:42) And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!"


Daniel - for dream interpretation (Daniel 2:17-18) Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter, in order that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.


Daniel - for the Jews (Daniel 9:3-5) So I gave my attention to the Lord God and seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly, and rebelled, even turning aside from Thy commandments and ordinances."


David - for blessing (2 Samuel 7:18) Then David the king went in and sat before the Lord, and he said, "Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that Thou hast brought me this far?"


David - for direction (1 Samuel 23:10- 13) Then David said, "O Lord God of Israel, Thy servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account. Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Thy servant has heard? O Lord God of Israel, I pray, tell Thy servant." And the Lord said, "He will come down." Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the Lord said, "They will surrender you." Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the pursuit."


David - for repentance (Psalm 51:10-13) Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from They presence, and do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners will be converted to Thee. Read more...


Elijah - for drought and rain (James 5:17-18) Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (See 1 Kings 17 -19 for the original story.)


Elijah - raising the widow's son from the dead (1 Kings 17:20-22) And he called to the Lord and said, "O Lord my God, hast Thou also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am staying, by causing her son to die?" Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and called to the Lord, and said, "O Lord my God, I pray Thee, let this child's life return to him." And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah, and the life of the child returned to him and he revived.


Elijah - for death (1 Kings 19:4) But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."


Elisha - for sight and blindness (2 Kings 6:17-18) Then Elisha prayed and said, "O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, "Strike this people with blindness, I pray." So He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.


Ezra - confession for the sins of Israel (Ezra 9:6) "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to Thee, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads, and our guilt has grown even to the heavens."


Gideon - for proof of God's call (Judges 6:36) Then Gideon said to God, "If Thou wilt deliver Israel through me, as Thou hast spoken, behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that Thou wilt deliver Israel through me, as Thou hast spoken." Read more...


Habakkuk - for justice (Habakkuk 1:2-4) How long, O Lord, will I call for help, and Thou wilt not hear? I cry out to Thee, "Violence!" yet Thou dost not save. Why dost Thou make me see iniquity, and cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are before me; strife exists and contention arises. Therefore, the law is ignored and justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore, justice comes out perverted.


Habakkuk - for revival and deliverance (Habakkuk 3:2) Lord, I have heard the report about Thee and I fear. O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.


Hannah - for a son (1 Samuel 10:11) And she, greatly distressed, prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly. And she made a vow and said, "O Lord of hosts, if Thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of Thy maidservant and remember me, and not forget Thy maidservant, but wilt give Thy maidservant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head." Read more...


Hezekiah - for deliverance (2 Kings 19:15-19) And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said, "O Lord, the God of Israel, who art enthroned above the cherubim, Thou art the God, Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou hast made heaven and earth. Incline Thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open Thine eyes, O Lord, and see; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God. Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their lands and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. So they have destroyed them. And now, O Lord our God, I pray, deliver us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that Thou alone, O Lord, art God."


Hezekiah - for health (2 Kings 20:3) "Remember now, O Lord, I beseech Thee, how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Thy sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.


Holy Spirit - for us when we don't know how to pray (Romans 8:26) And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."


Isaac - for children (Genesis 25:21) And Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.


Israelites - for deliverance (Exodus 2:23) Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.


Jabez - for prosperity (1 Chronicles 4:10) Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that Thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that Thy hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldst keep me from harm, that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested.


Jacob - wrestled with God for blessing (Genesis 32:24-28) Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. And when he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him. Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." So he said to him, "What is your name?" and he said, "Jacob." And he said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed." Read more...


Jacob - deliverance from Esau (Genesis 32:11) "Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and attack me, the mothers with the children.


Jehoahaz - for favor from the enemy (2 Kings 13:4) Then Jehoahaz entreated the favor of the Lord, and the Lord listened to him; for He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed them.


Jehoshaphat - for deliverance (2 Chronicles 18:31) So it came about when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, "It is the king of Israel, " and they turned aside to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him and God diverted them from him."


Jeremiah - intercession on behalf of the people (Jeremiah 42:2) And (they) said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Please let our petition come before you, and pray for us to the Lord your God, that is for all this remnant; because we are left but a few out of many, as your own eyes now see us, that the Lord your God may tell us the way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do."


Jeremiah - for mercy (Jeremiah 14:7) Although our iniquities testify against us, O Lord, act for Thy name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, we have sinned against Thee.


Jesus - The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9) Pray, then, in this way: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come. They will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen."


Jesus - revelation to children (Matthew 11:25) "I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst hide these things from the wise and intelligent and didst reveal them to babes."


Jesus - at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:41-42) And so they removed the stone. And Jesus raised His eyes, and said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou heardest Me. And I knew that Thou hearest Me always; but because of the people standing around I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send Me."


Jesus - for the church (John 17:1-26) "Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee, even as Thou gavest Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom Thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life. And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do. (The passage continues).


Jesus - for deliverance from the cross (Matthew 26:39) And He went a little beyond the, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as Thou wilt."


Jesus - forgiveness for his killers (Luke 23:34) But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."


Jesus - submission to God's plan (Luke 23:46) And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit." And having said this, He breathed His last.


Jews through Ezra - for safe journey (Ezra 8:21) Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.


Job - confession of surrender to God's sovereignty (Job 42:1-6) "'Therefore I retract, and I repent in dust and ashes.'" Read more...


Jonah - for deliverance from the fish (Jonah 2:1-9) Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish, and he said, "I called out of my distress to the Lord, and He answered me. I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; Thou didst hear my voice. Etc. Read more...


Joshua - for help and mercy (Joshua 7:6-9) Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until the evening, both he and elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads. And Joshua said, "Alas, O Lord God, why didst Thou ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing to dwell beyond the Jordan! O Lord, what can I say since Israel has turned their back before their enemies? For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and they will surround us and cut off our name from the earth. And what wilt Thou do for Thy great name?"


Leper - for healing (Matthew 8:2) And behold, a leper came to Him, and bowed down to Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."


Manasseh - for deliverance (2 Chronicles 33:12-13) And when he was in distress, he entreated the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. When he prayed to Him, He was moved by his entreaty and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord was God.


Manoah - for guidance (Judges 13:8) Then Manoah entreated the Lord and said, "O Lord, please let the man of God whom Thou hast sent come to us again that he may teach us what to do for the boy who is to be born."


Moses - for Pharaoh (Exodus 8:8-9) Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Entreat the Lord that He remove the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the Lord." And Moses said to Pharaoh, "The honor is yours to tell me. When shall I entreat for you and your servants and your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, that they may be left only in the Nile?"


Moses - for water (Exodus 15:24-25) So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" Then he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a stature and regulation, and there He tested them.


Moses - forgiveness for the sin of Israel (Exodus 32:31-32) Then Moses returned to the Lord, and said; "Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves. But now, if Thou wilt, forgive their sin-and it no, please blot me out from Thy book which Thou has written!"


Moses - for Miriam (Numbers 12:11-13) Then Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my lord, I beg you, do not account this sin to us, in which we have acted foolishly and in which we have sinned. Oh, do not let her be like one dead, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes from his mother's womb!" And Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, "O God, heal her, I pray!"


Moses - to see the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 3:23-25) I also pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying, "O Lord God, Thou hast begun to show Thy servant Thy greatness and Thy strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Thine? Let me, I pray, cross over and see the fair land that is beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon."


Moses - for a successor (Numbers 27:15-17) Then Moses spoke to the Lord, saying, "May the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation, who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be like sheep which have no shepherd."


Nehemiah - for the Jews to return to their land (Nehemiah 1:4-11) Now it came about when I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. And I said, "I beseech Thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, let Thine ear now be attentive and Thine eyes open to hear the prayer of Thy servant which I am praying before Thee now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Thy servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against Thee; I and my father's house have sinned." Etc.


Paul - for healing of Publius' father (Acts 28:8) And it came about that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him.


Paul - for the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:14-21) For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.


Paul - for deliverance from his thorn (2 Corinthians 12:8) Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."


People of Judah - for a covenant (2 Chronicles 15:12) And they entered into the covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and soul.


Peter - for raising Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:40) But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.


Rebekah - for wisdom (Genesis 25:22-23) But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If it is so, why then am I this way?" So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; and two peoples shall be separated from your body; and one people shall be stronger than the other; and the older shall serve the younger."


Samson - for water (Judges 15:18) Then he became very thirsty, and he called to the Lord and said, "Thou hast given this great deliverance by the hand of Thy servant, and now shall I die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"


Samson - for strength (Judges 16:28) Then Samson called to the Lord and said, "O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes."


Samuel - for Israel (1 Samuel 7:5-6) Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to the Lord for you." And they gathered to Mizpah, and drew water and poured it out before the Lord, and fasted on that day, and said there, "We have sinned against the Lord." And Samuel judged the sons of Israel at Mizpah.


Solomon - for wisdom (1 Kings 3:6-9) The Solomon said, "Thou hast shown great lovingkindness to Thy servant David my father, according as he walked before Thee in truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward Thee; and Thou hast reserved for him this great lovingkindness, that Thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. And now, O Lord my God, Thou hast made Thy servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a great people who cannot be numbered or counted for multitude. So give Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Thine?" Read more...


Tax-gatherer - mercy (Luke 18:13) "But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'"


Zacharias - for a son (Luke 1:13) But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John."


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Prayers from the Bible

Some prayers from the Bible

  • O LORD our Lord, how excellent is  Your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:9)

  • Ah Lord GOD! behold, You have made  the heaven and the earth by Your great power and stretched out arm, and there  is nothing too hard for You: (Jeremiah 32:17)

  • You are the God that does wonders: You have declared Your  strength among the people. (Psalm 77:14)

  • Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, You are very  great; You are clothed with honor and majesty. (Psalm 104:1)

  • I will praise You, O LORD, among the  people: and I will sing praises unto You among the nations. (Psalm 108:3)

  • For Your mercy is great above the  heavens: and Your truth reaches unto the clouds. (Psalm 108:4)

  • Be thou exalted, O God, above the  heavens: and Your glory above all the earth; (Psalm 108:5)

  • Your Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)

  • You are my hiding place and my shield: I hope in Your word. (Psalm 119:114)

  • I will hope continually, and will yet  praise You more and more. (Psalm 71:14)

Prayers for your husband

Prayers For Your Husband

These Scripture-based prayers will challenge wives to pray diligently for their husband. (You can pray for sons and the other men in your life using this prayer. Single women, can pray for your husband-to-be.) Plead for God's mercy upon him; give thanks for all God will do for him (1 Tim 2:1). Using the Word of God, pray for him from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. Present every part of him to God.

His Head

The head of every man is Christ. O Lord, may You be the head of my husband. Thank You, God, for being head over all and for your perfect plan for our home.

His Mind

Lord, cause my husband to know Christ with real certainty and clear understanding. Your plan for him is Christ Himself, and in Him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col 2:2-3). May he be spiritually minded which is life and peace (Rom 8:6).

His Eyes

Open his eyes, Lord, that he may see from Your perspective (2 Kings 6:17). May he keep his eyes alert for spiritual danger, stand true to you, and be strong (1 Cor 16:13). 

His Ears

I pray that my husband will hear Your words with His heart, not just his mind (Ps 78:1) so that You can instruct him (Deu 4:36). Open his ears and give him wisdom (Job 33:14-1 7). When You speak to him, I pray that he will listen and not resist or turn away (Isa 50:5).

His Mouth

Set a watch, O Lord, over his mouth (Ps 141:3). Help him to make the most of his opportunities to tell others about victory in Jesus and to be wise in all his contacts. Let his conversation be gracious and wise (Col 4:3-6). 

His Heart

Enable my husband to obey Your command to love You with all his heart and soul and might (Deu 6:5). Let his heart be filled with You alone to make him pure and true (James 4:8). 

Create in him a clean heart filled with clean thoughts and right desires (Ps 51:10). You desire to make his heart soft (Job 23:16). Help him to keep his heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life (Pro 4:23). 

His Arms

Lord, be His arm every morning and His salvation in the time of trouble (Isa 33:2). Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is the Lord (Jer 17:5, 7).

His Hands

I pray that he will continue to bless You as he lifts his hands to You in prayer (Ps 63:4). You want men everywhere to pray with holy hands lifted to You, free from sin, anger, and resentment (1 Tim 2:8).

His Legs

Help my husband walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:7). May he use every piece of Your armor to resist the enemy, so that he will stand firm (Eph 6:13). Help him lay aside every weight and the sins that trip him up, so he can run with patience the race that You have set before him (Heb 12:1). Help us to walk together in the light of Jesus, so we can have true fellowship of spirit with each other (1 John 1:7).

His Feet

Thank You, Lord, for setting his feet on a firm path as he walks with You (Ps 40:2). Hold his feet to Your path (Ps 66:9). 

A Prayer For Our Marriage

I pray that You will enable us to honor You by submitting to each other (Eph 5:2 1). Help us to live in complete harmony with the attitude of Christ (Rom 15:5). May we live happily in Your love through all our days (Ecc 9:9). 

I will keep on rejoicing in You, for as I pray for my husband, and the Holy Spirit helps him, everything works for our good and Your glory (Phil 1:19, Rom 8:28-29). Glory be to You, God, who by Your mighty power at work in my husband is able to do far more than I could ask or dream or hope. In Jesus' name, amen.


Taken from Prayer Portions, pg 278-281.© Sylvia Gunter, 1991, 1995 

Prayers for your church

9 Breakthrough Prayers to Pray for the Local Church

1. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Evangelism!

God, remove the blinders from the eyes of unbelievers so that the gospel we are sharing will connect with their minds, hearts, and wills. Empower us, as you’ve promised to do, to be faithful in sharing our own faith stories and the life-changing story of Jesus’ death for the sins of the world. Help us to faithfully proclaim the life-changing power of the message of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

2. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Discipleship!

God, help us to identify people into whom we can pour our time, our lives, and our knowledge. Help us to dive deeper into our personal relationships with you than ever before and to be formed, by your Spirit and your Word, into the likeness of Jesus Christ. And help us sustain a multiplying movement of disciple-makers!

3. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Community!

God, help us to live authentic lives with others, studying the Bible, holding each other accountable, offering encouragement, and going deeper together. Give us friends who make us more like Jesus and help us to reflect God’s love to others.

4. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Ministry and Serving!

God, thank you for giving, entirely by grace, gifts for each of us to use in ministering to each other. Point us toward having the hearts of servants. Open our eyes to the needs of other people around us and give our pastors wisdom as they equip us all for the work of the ministry.

5. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Our Mission!

Jesus, help us to want what you want – the joy and gladness of all the nations as they hear your story of redemption. Open doors and empower us to go to new fields and people groups with the gospel. And help us to live missionally in our everyday lives, representing you in our neighborhoods and workplaces. Help us bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of your glory!

God, help us also to see our role in our communities as redemptive. Use your good news about Jesus to bring about reconciliation between ethnicities and factions. Help us to be healers in a hurting world.

6. God, Give Us a Breakthrough for Families!

"Jesus, Give Us a Breakthrough for Families!

God, for broken marriages, we plead for healing! For relationships between parents and children that are strained, we pray for unity!

We rebuke the enemy in his attempt to undermine the stability of families all around us.

LORD, protect our families"

7. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Our Vision!

Lord Jesus, break our hearts under the burden of our broken cities and give us the vision and energy to keep on growing churches that influence their communities with the light and love of the gospel. Increase our desire to see massive movements of people, drawing other people along in following Jesus! Forgive us of small or self-centered thinking. Help us to think bigger and pray Kingdom-oriented prayers.

8. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Generosity!

God, we trust you to provide for your work entirely, but we know that you often choose to provide for your work by raising up givers. God, bring financial peace and healing to people trapped under the burden of debt and release people to give and invest joyfully into the growth of your Kingdom. Help us to give in a way that reflects your own giving nature to others!

9. Jesus, Give Us a Breakthrough in Worship!

Jesus, you are worthy of all worship, because of who YOU are. We worship YOU.  Jesus, we want to strive to be a church that bring blessings to YOU! Help us to so humble ourselves that we compel The Holy Spirit to empower us like never before for ministry. And help us to communicate such joy, such truth, such grace, and such passion in our worship that we compel others to join the experience and liberty of worshiping YOU.  Amen!


The more we come to depend on an all-powerful God to show himself strong through our weakness, the more God will move among his people. Let’s pray as never before for God to expand the witness and influence of his church in this world!

God, give us a breakthrough!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) A prayer for reconciliation

Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace, kindness, and mercy. I know that the foundation of reconciliation begins between you and each of me. But you have also called us as Christians to pursue reconciliation whenever we experience conflict or division with each other.

Forgive us Father for the division we create in our churches.

Help us to work through unresolved conflict and extend grace and kindness to one another.

We ask that the unity of the Spirit would prevail so that we could live in such a way that brings glory to your name and bears fruit in the body of Christ.

 

 

2) A prayer for compassion

“Jesus, I thank you for the compassion that you so lavishly and continually pour out upon me. Your Word makes it clear that you care deeply for those who are like sheep without a shepherd.

Your love is great for those in physical and financial need, for those who suffer, for the fatherless, for those who need healing, and so many more.

I pray Jesus that your spirit would prompt me to live out that same kind of compassion. I pray that I would continue to grow as a compassionate, caring and loving servant. I pray that I will more powerful in praying prayers of compassion.

Amen!”

3) A prayer for wisdom

God, thank you for the promise of your wisdom. Our thoughts, ideas, and creativity have little to no eternal value without you.

I pray for the courage to act upon that wisdom. May it help me in making good decisions.

Grant me the wisdom to more fully understand your will and purpose for the church, in the specific circumstances in which I serve. I seek your wisdom and guidance to lead other people in a way that brings glory and honor to you.

4) A prayer for redemption

Jesus, thank you for the price you paid on the cross that makes a way for the forgiveness of our sin. Your love and grace are overwhelming and extravagant.

We pray that our passion for those who are far from you would be contagious.  We ask that our hearts would be broken for the lost like yours.

We desire to see a flood of decisions to follow you, and baptism stories that move the hearts of many.

5) A prayer for maturity

Heavenly Father, I know that it’s your desire for every believer to mature in their faith. Thank you that you provide your Word, the Holy Spirit and the Church to help that take place.

The pull of the world is strong, temptation is ever present, and the spiritual battle is real. Yet I know that you are with me and provide a way for me to grow, mature and live a life that is pleasing to you.

“Dear LORD Jesus, I especially pray that I may serve the children and  the students around me in such a way that my growing faith inspires them to follow in the same footsteps.”

6) A prayer for generosity

Jesus, I could never give like you did and do, but I want to give generously. Thank you for all the good and perfect gifts you provide for me, and for the opportunities to advance the gospel.

I pray that my church would be generous with its time, finances, talents and abilities. I pray that I will be generous with kindness, patience, and encouragement.

I desire to be a person who serves others well. I desire to serve because it’s a privilege to be part of your Kingdom work and because I care about others. I pray that a spirit of generosity would prevail both inside my church, and outside into the community.

7) A prayer for transformation.

Jesus, this is our big-picture prayer, and we are convinced that it aligns with your heart. We pray for true transformation in the lives of the people we serve. May there be tremendous life change!

We are asking for marriages to be restored, people to be freed from addictions, and healing to take place in broken hearts. We pray for teens to rise into leadership in their schools, for our business leaders to speak boldly for you, and that each of us would see ourselves as an ambassador of your transforming power.

May we carry your name well Jesus and see many lives changed for the good.