Category: prayer

A Prayer to Just Breathe and Break Away From the Chaos

Just breathe on me, Lord, and my strength will be renewed. Cup my face in Your hands and resuscitate my weary spirit with Your breath of life.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You promise to deliver us out of them all. You warned us that in this world we would have tribulations — times of crushing, chaos, and confusion — but to be encouraged because You have overcome the world.

But!

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A Prayer When Casting All our Cares on Him Isn’t Happening

Lord, what a mighty God You are! Faithful and true, merciful and kind. We need You, Lord. Our burdens are heavy, and we’re having a hard time casting all our cares on You.

We are sheep. You are our shepherd. We are not designed to CARRY our burdens — You are. We are designed and instructed to cast them onto You –to throw them towards You like a fisherman with his net.

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A Prayer When Steadfast Faith Slips Away in the Difficult Place

Lord, You have called us to be holy as You are holy. You have called us to steadfast faith in our walk with You, not wavering — being blown about like paper in the wind when the difficult place seeks to devour us.

With You, we can do this — we can remain steadfast.

But without You, steadfast faith runs out the door leaving us in a crumpled mess.

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A Prayer When Downcast is Your Word of the Day

Lord, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You have promised to deliver us out of them all. And I know You will because I know You are faithful.

So why am I so downcast? Why am I disturbed within with restless thoughts that lead me down a darkened path of doubt and fear and frustration?

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A Prayer to See the Goodness of God in the Land of the Living

Lord, thank You for being so good. Goodness is innate within You. It is who You are. I hold fast to this truth in light of this world that is spinning out of control. As I think on who You are, I find reassurance that, indeed, Your children will see the goodness of God in this land in which we live.

Strengthen our hearts as we wait on You, Lord.

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A Prayer When You’re Poor in spirit and Needy in Heart

Oh Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! You are my Refuge and my strength. You are my light in the darkness, my Helper when I am poor in spirit and needy of heart. I know I can depend on You to be my Strong Tower against the enemy.

I know and believe these things, and yet here I am once again calling out to You.

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A Prayer When You Don’t Know What to Do

Lord, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You have promised to deliver us out of them all. When I don’t know what to do, teach me to place my eyes on You — the Savior of my soul, the Almighty God, and my good, good Father.

I choose to trust You. I stand on the promises of Your Word — the promise to hear me when I cry out to You, the promise that You have plans and a future of hope for me … the promise that what was meant for evil against my loved one will be used for good.

The promise that You are our peace in the chaos and our Light in the darkness.

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A Prayer When Heavy-Laden is Your Heart

Lord, I am so heavy-laden. My heart is overwhelmed. I’m drowning in fear and sorrow — slipping quickly into the pit of despair.

But I see Your hand reaching toward me. You have been a strong tower to me, O Lord. Do not leave me in my despair. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I!

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