Category: prayer

A Prayer When You Don’t Feel Worthy Even Though God Says You Are

O Lord my God, how can You love me so? You are holy, perfect, magnificent and I … I am a sinner. Your sanctification is at work in me — and I’m thankful — but I still fall short on so many levels. Some days I don’t feel worthy of such remarkable love.

Yet You say I am worthy — I am Your child. Your Beloved. Your Special Treasure.

How is it that You see me like this rather than the imperfect woman that I am?

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A Prayer For Strength When Your Heart Begins to Fail

O Lord, You are my God, my light and my salvation. I have placed my hope in You and You have never failed me. This I know.

Even still, my heart is failing me. I am weary and often overwhelmed because I look past Your loving gaze and see only my circumstances. I rush ahead of You into the darkened path rather than staying within the light of Your Word and the strength of Your presence.

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A Prayer When You Know What to Do but You Don’t Want to Do It

Lord, I’m so thankful I belong to You and You belong to me. What a miracle to realize that the Creator of the Universe knows my name, knows my worries, my fears, my doubts.

You are my Sure Place — my anchor in this raging storm.

I love You with all my heart, but this sanctification is hard.

Why do I do the things I don’t want to do and don’t do the things I do want to do? I’m not a bad person.

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A Prayer to be Set Apart for God When Life Feels Like a Mess

O Lord, You are my God. You are my Redeemer, my Counselor, my Prince of Peace. You are my Savior and my Lord. I yearn to be set apart for Your glory — to be a light in the darkness, the sweet aroma of Christ for those I encounter along the way.

These are the desires of my heart.

But my life feels like a mess.

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A Prayer to Find Jesus in These Ridiculous Circumstances

Lord, I know You are with me. Always! Regardless of my circumstances, You promised to never leave me nor forsake me. Even King David said “Where can I flee from Your Spirit?”

I know You are faithful to fulfill Your Word. I trust You.

But right now, in the middle of this chaos, this crazy detour, this very difficult place, I cannot sense Your Presence. Although I know You’re here I need to feel the touch of Your hand.

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A Prayer to Cease Striving and Rest in God

Lord, You are my Father — my good, good Father. I do not question that Your plans for me are good. I don’t even question Your ways — I’ve learned to trust in Your sovereignty.

But I still catch myself striving.

Like a gerbil on the wheel, some days I feel like I’m racing to accomplish all that is before me and not lose my footing, but it feels like I’m just madly going around in circles.

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A Prayer When You Need God’s Grace Right This Minute

Lord, You are the God of peace, not the god of confusion — not the god of chaos. You are not the author of thoughts that run amuck and create their own three-ring circus.

No, You are the God of peace and Your grace flows freely from Your hand.

Your grace is sufficient for all my needs.

And I need it right now. I know it’s available, but I need You to help me grasp hold.

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A Prayer of Clinging to the Lord When Your Fingers are Slipping

Lord, You are my Lord and King! You orchestrate the days in my life, putting all the pieces together. Everything, when placed in Your hands, work together for my good because I love You and I have been called according to Your purposes.

I am clinging to You with everything I have. Please help me endure these trials.

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A Prayer When You Want to Sing, But Praise Can’t be Found

O Lord, You alone are worthy of my praise. I desire to sing Your praise always. You are the One True God, the Maker of heaven and earth. You know the number of hairs on my head; You know my anxious thoughts.

And You care — You care about everything that concerns me. I’m thankful for that. Really, I am.

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A Prayer to Cling to God When Life is Messy

Lord, what would I do without You? When everything around me falls apart, You are steadfast. When fear slinks out of the darkness to taunt me, You give me courage and remind me that You are with me.

When despair consumes me and anxiety grips me, You are my Peace — not as the world gives, but perfect peace found only in You.

Life has taken some crazy, painful turns lately — most of them I don’t even understand and one-hundred percent of them I don’t like …

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