Category: prayer

A Prayer When You Need God to Strengthen You

Father, Your Word speaks to me in so many ways, especially this verse. I believe You are telling me to strengthen MY hands which hang down because of fatigue and anxiety, and my feeble knees which do not kneel as often as they should. You want me to do this so that I might, in turn, strengthen those around me.

When my arms hang down, remind me to lift them up in worship, to stretch them toward heaven — open hands, willing hands — ready to receive from You. When my knees hurt and I don’t want to kneel to pray, remind me to find a pillow to kneel on and to take Your hand as You help me lower myself and then stand once again. Your grace will cover my discomfort!

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A Prayer to Remind Us Who God Is When We Can’t Find Joy

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! Praise flows my heart and lips for You, O Lord. You are so incredibly wonderful to Your children — so faithful and kind.

I depend on You Lord. You are my anchor. My sure place. You are the ruler of my heart. Thank You for the price You paid that I may know You. Father, thank You for the sacrifice You gave for us — for a world that didn’t deserve it. I can only imagine how difficult it was for You to watch Jesus suffer and die. But I thank You from the bottom of my heart because I am a life that was changed by Your love.

Help each of us find #joy in the midst of difficult circumstances.

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A Prayer to Step Out Into the Deep Water

Lord, I know You are calling me to step out into the deep water. That is my desire too. But my heart and flesh fail me — I am overcome often by fatigue and anxiety. You, Lord, are the strength of my heart and my portion forever. It is You, Lord.

I can’t do this alone … in my own strength. I ask that You pour over me a fresh anointing of power, passion, talent, ability, and joy. Grant me the wings of eagles to rise above and soar into the heights of heaven. Train my focus on You.

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A Prayer When God’s Goodness Needs to Be Found

Lord, You know what? I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see Your goodness. I knew I would! I knew because You are goodness wrapped in a holy love we cannot comprehend.

Yes, You are good. You are faithful and I thank You for that Lord.

It’s hard to wait patiently for Your goodness when we are in the throes of difficulties. But You are teaching me to wait and to rest in the knowledge that You have never failed me and never will.

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A Prayer to Be Safe in God’s Presence

Safe thus far, Lord. Yes! You have brought me safe thus far — never failing me, never leaving me, always abounding with grace toward Your child. Thank You, Lord. You are an amazing God, faithful always, even when I am not.

Please forgive me for those times I fail You and take matters into my own hands. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation and uphold me with Thy spirit free. Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me.

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A Prayer When the Enemy Comes in Like a Flood

Lord, all week long You have reminded me that You are my Jehovah Nissi — the Lord, my Banner. You have reminded me that when the enemy comes in like a flood — and boy howdy, has he! — You, my Lord, are faithful to raise Your banner against Him.

Help me understand, Lord — to get it in my knower.

Help others who are worn out by the ceaseless spiritual battles understand Your goodness in the midst of these actions.

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A Prayer When You Need God to Make a Way

Lord, You remind me often who You are — especially when I feel overwhelmed with inadequacies, or those things which seem impossible. You taught me just this week that You are the “Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness — Oh! How I love that song. It’s words cause hope and confidence to rise up within me because I know You are with me — I am not alone.

You are for me, so who can be against me?

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A Prayer When Grace Feels Out of Reach

Grace, Lord … Your grace. So undeserved and yet even in my messiest of places Your grace abounds. Your presence comforts me. Your hand provides for me. Your shield protects me. Blessed are You, O Lord.

Help me never take You for granted. Help me walk in awareness of not only Your abiding presence, but awareness of Your constant grace. Let the grace I have received give me courage to stand in the face of my enemies with confidence and bravado.

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A Prayer to Face the Days Ahead as Our Shepherd Leads Us

Lord, You are my Shepherd. I love Your tender watchcare over me — meeting my needs, protecting me from the enemy, leading me to places of rest and refreshment. Thank You so much.

I rejoice in my coming King and I kneel humbly before You in anticipation of what You may ask of me in this coming year — what You may ask of each of us.

The days grow dark as evil seeps in. But Your grace rains onto the earth like floodwaters washing away our fear and angst

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