Category: prayer

A Prayer for Your Song in the Night that Got Muffled

Lord, You are tender and compassionate when Your child is hurting. You are faithful to draw near when we need to hear Your heartbeat — the reassurance that You are with us. When darkness closes in, You are my song in the night. I am not alone.

I will lift my eyes to You, Lord, from whence comes my help. I will rejoice in God my Savior because You are the strength of my heart.

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A Prayer When Being Crushed in Spirit Smothers Truth

Lord, You are the Sovereign God. You reign victorious over all the earth. You are steadfast. Faithful. True. You are mine and I am Yours. Please help me walk in these truths when I am crushed in spirit and overwhelmed with despair.

You promise to draw near to those who are crushed in spirit. Open our eyes that we might see You. Awaken our hearts to recognize Your Presence. Let faith arise in us.

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A Prayer When Anxiety Over the Future Threatens Your Peace

Lord, You are sovereign. You are good. You hung the stars in place and told the ocean how far it could come. You know the number of hairs on my head and call me by name. So why do I worry? Why do I feel such anxiety over the future?

Search my anxious thoughts, Lord, and bathe them in Your peace, washing away its power over me.

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A Prayer to Hurry Up and Wait … For the Appointed Time

Lord, You have taught me about Your sovereignty — Your authority over all things. I’m learning to trust in the knowledge that You really do have a master plan, that everything will work together for the good of those who love You. So why do I often feel like I have to “hurry up and wait” for the appointed time — YOUR appointed time?

Your timing is perfect. Mine is not.

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A Prayer to Hope in Christ Alone When the World is Crumbling

Lord, You ARE the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace. You are all things to all people … if only we would believe and take You at Your Word. Your Word never fails. It is sharper than a two-edged sword, dividing spirit and soul, discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. Your Word has taught me that surely I must place my hope in Christ alone.

While the world is crumbling, You are our sure place.

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A Prayer to Step Away from the Hard Place Into His Presence

Lord, You are my refuge, my shelter in the storm. I know these things. I believe these truths. And yet I struggle. Help me step away from the hard place in my heart and draw near to You. Help me run to You, my Strongtower, high above the struggle.

You are where I want to be. I hear You call my name and I step in Your direction, but then the hard place pulls me back and I sit. And sour. And pout.

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A Prayer as Your Light Grows Dim and Darkness Consumes

Lord, You are the Light of the World. In You there is no darkness. In You is found the hope of mankind.

There is no shadow of turning with You — only light, as we behold Your glory.

Turn our eyes on You, Lord, so that the things of this earth will grow strangely dim. The earth is rocking and rolling right now …

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A Prayer to Hit the Pause Button and Find Rest in God

Lord, You are Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, and the Prince of Peace. You are all things wrapped up in one. You are the Great I AM — I AM that I AM. And You live within us and walk beside us! BUT. If we’re not willing to hit the pause button and step away from the crazy, all that You are to and for us goes by the wayside.

Oh! What a stubborn people we are. Stubborn and stiff-necked.

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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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