Category: prayer

A Prayer When Life’s Path Gets Muddy

Lord, great is Your faithfulness! You are high and lifted up, exalted above the earth. You alone are worthy of praise.

May I never praise You only for the good things, but may I always praise You for who You are and because You deserve all praise. May I always have a thankful heart that is not contingent on circumstances, but is always grateful for Your love and abiding presence.

You’re stretching me, growing me and I know many who feel the same. You have created us for such a time as this and it is our desire to serve You well.

But it’s hard.

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A Prayer to Help You Find Jesus in the Crazy of Christmas

Lord, in Your infinite mercy You draw us to Yourself — You pursue us with Your love. Bless You, Lord! Thank You for Your faithfulness and Your mercies that are new every morning.

You are a great God.

We desire to know You more.

We desire to experience the fullness of who You are.

But it’s so crazy busy right now for everyone! We desire to be with You, but the demands are louder. The very One whose birth we celebrate becomes second place, pushed to a shelf or to the bottom of the to-do list.

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A Prayer When You Need a Green Pasture and Still Waters

Lord, I love You and I praise Your holy Name, for You are good. Always. Even when life is hard, You are good and merciful and kind.

Many of Your children are suffering relentless assaults from the enemy and we are tired. We need rest. The wonderful thing is knowing that YOU know this — You are El Roi — the God who sees and knows all about it. You are not aloof and far off. You, Lord, are right here

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A Prayer When Your Need is Great

Lord, I love You. You are the great God — the One True God — and I belong to You. Yes! Because of Jesus, I belong to You and You belong to me.

How can it be? Such amazing love.

Thank You, Lord for Your love that carries me across troubled waters, that picks me up when I stumble. Thank You for Your grace that sustains and wraps me in the knowledge that You are near.

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A Prayer When You’re Just Plain Tired

Lord, I am so tired I can barely think. It’s hard to do the things I need and want to do. But You are my strength! You are my God who has shown me Your might and power. I know of Your mercy and grace. And I rely on Your faithfulness to sustain me.

These things I know, and yet I am so tired.

My soul thirsts for You and my flesh longs for You in my weariness. You have taught me to seek Your Presence —

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A Prayer When It’s Hard to Love Like God

Lord, You are mighty. You are good. You are love — pure love, everlasting love, love that never fails. Help me walk in — live-out — Your love.

At all times.

Especially in the ugly places and especially when no one is looking.

That’s when it really counts, isn’t it? That’s when it bears fruit, because that kind of love is of You and certainly not of ourselves.

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A Prayer When You Don’t Want to Fret Anymore

Lord, return me to a place of peace. Forgive me for stepping out of Your peace, for it is available to me always. You, Lord, remain faithful. But I shift my focus and my thoughts on the obstacles and difficult places — I choose to fret —  and soon forget that You are the Great God, Ruler of all things.

You teach us to trust You, to know that our relationship with You is founded in great love — a love that surpasses all understanding.

Therefore, trust can be and should be a natural response.

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A Prayer When Battles Rage and Endurance Wanes

Lord, I’m so thankful for Your mighty power that moves mountains for me, that guards me fiercely in the battles, that parts the Red Sea when I would otherwise drown. You are mighty!

And Your love is steadfast and true.

I depend on the strength of Your love. Thank You.

Sometimes I feel like I don’t have the strength to take another step. The battles rage around me — fiery darts bouncing loudly off my shield of faith, my legs bogged down with the weight pressing against my shoulders.

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A Prayer When Finding Truth Isn’t as Easy as it Seems

Lord, You are the great God,mighty and true. All of Your ways are perfect. All of Your ways are righteous and just. You  are the God of Truth.

There is so much deception permeating our world. It clutters our minds and veils our knowledge of You and Your ways. May it never be, Lord!

Stir within us the gift of discernment that we might walk sure in Your ways. Keep our feet on the path of truth — our eyes on You, our ears open to Your voice of instruction.

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