Category: prayer

Advent Prayer ~ Your Love Gives Me Hope, Courage, and Peace

Lord, there is no god beside You — none can compare! And the amazing thing is that, even though You are magnificent, awesome, and the Most High God, You call us precious in Your sight. You loved us so much that You sent Jesus so we could know You and grasp the depth of Your love.

Help us take hold of that Truth, for it is phenomenal.

Your love gives me hope.

Your love gives me courage. And peace.

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Advent Prayer ~ Make My Heart Your Bethlehem

Lord, O Lord, You are Jehovah tsidkenu — the Lord my righteousness. Without You, there is no righteousness. Without You there is no redemption, no cleansing of the heart to prepare room for Your indwelling Holy Spirit.

Be born in me. Make my heart Your Bethlehem.** Help me in my pursuit of holiness that, in You, the transformation into Your likeness becomes complete and Your light shines with abandon into a darkened world.

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Advent Prayer ~ Steady My Heart, Lord

Lord, show me Your truths. I want to know You in Your fullness — all that You are. I want to walk in the light of Your glory all the days of my life — to behold Your beauty, to recognize Your majesty, to know Your touch. I want my heart to be a welcoming dwelling place for you.

Steady my heart, Lord.

I feel frenzied so often.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Grasp the Name of Jesus

Lord, You amaze me. When I cry out to You, You hear me. When I seek You, I find You. When I sit still and listen — really listen for your delicate whisper — I hear You and You remind me that You are God. I can’t understand it all — these things of faith, but I know beyond any shadow of doubt that they are true just like You. You are Faithful and True. You are the embodiment of Truth and we can rely upon Your Word. Bless You Lord. Bless Your Holy Name — the Name above all Names.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer When Anxiety Knocks

Lord, thank You for loving me. Thank You for Your abiding Presence that enfolds me when I’m overwhelmed. You comfort me when I’m sad and wash over me with waves of peace when anxiety torments me. I’m so grateful for Your tender care.

Help me focus on You, Lord — to see Your beautiful face, Your gentle eyes meeting mine. I’m safe there.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer When I Want Jesus to Be The Ruler of My Heart

You are my King, O God, Ruler of my heart. My soul longs for You in this dry and thirsty land. My flesh wrestles with my spirit, fighting for authority when I want only for YOU to be the Ruler of my heart.

The things I want to do, I don’t.

The things I don’t want to do, I do

The struggle is real Lord …

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Call on the Name of the Lord

O Lord, my Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth. Help me understand the power in Your Name, the grace applied, the love required. Your Name is who You are — Deliverer, Savior, Redeemer, and Friend … I pray for others who want to know You more. You promise that if we seek You, we will find You — when we call upon Your Name, You will respond. How beautiful is Your love for us — Your faithfulness.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer for Strength to Keep My Hand to the Plow

I want my heart to be steadfast Lord, and not tossed about by circumstances. I want my hand to hold steady to the plow, moving forward with eyes focused on You, plowing the fields, planting the seeds, and reaping the harvest for Your glory. I have work to do — Your work — and don’t want to let You down. I want to glorify You with my life.

But Lord, I need Your help. I must go forward in Your strength, and not my own, for the burdens are too great to carry.

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