Prayer is powerful. It is also an essential way of life in order to have an intimate and meaningful relationship with God, yourself, and others.
Below are a few prayers that may inspire you and quite possibly capture the essence of what you might be experiencing in life at this time. I invite you to peruse them, and if you find one that resonates with you, use it as a guide to help you pour your heart out to the One who hears and answers prayer. May God bless you!
Dear Lord, I am in need of Your help to assist me in placing more of my trust in You. I know You are good and completely trustworthy, but the fact that I have been let down by so many people in my life prevents me from completely abandoning myself to You in this way. I need Your help, Lord. I pray that You would heal me from my past broken experiences with trust. I ask that You would reveal to me the areas of my life that I have not totally surrendered to trusting You, and assist me in releasing these areas to You one by one. I am willing and have the desire to embark upon the journey of abandoning myself to trust You completely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Dear God, I thank You that You are greater than all, and “all” includes every one of my fears! Lord I confess that fear has ruled my life in so many ways. I pray You would break the hold that this spirit has over me, because this feeling does not come from You. Your word tells me You have not given me the spirit of fear, but You have given me the spirit of love, power, and a sound mind (2Timothy 1:7). This day I reject fear that has walked with me for much too long and I command it to leave my life, in the Name and Power of Jesus Christ! Amen.
Faced with a Situation that Seems Impossible
Father, Your word says, “with God, nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). I believe Your word and I believe it applies to my life and everything I would ever face whether big or small. Father, You know the situation I am faced with today seems impossible! It’s bigger than me and I have no idea what to do! I pause to invoke Your help. I need Your wisdom and Your understanding to guide me through this place. I ask You to take away all anxiety and fear from me as I reposition myself to hear from You. I declare that I will trust You with this and will trust that You have already worked this circumstance out for my good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You’ve Been Wronged
Help me Lord, ___________ , has done me wrong! Right now I am hurt, angry, and seriously struggling with this offense. I need You to please help me overcome this offense. I don’t want to feel this way, but the truth is I do. Lord help me to process these angry, hurt, bitter emotions that I feel. Please give me the grace to acknowledge and overcome what I am feeling right now, the grace to want to forgive ____________, and the power of the Holy Spirit to heal my broken heart that is bleeding right now. I refuse to lean on my own ways of working this out because I just might sin against You. Thank You for helping me to walk through this hard time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Need to Forgive
Father, plain and simply stated I’m having a hard time forgiving _____________________. Lord You know the hurt and pain I have encountered by ____________________, and You know how my heart has been damaged. I’m angry at __________________, and I don’t want to let him/her get off so easy! Father, first, I pray You would help me to choose obedience to You over my right to be angry. Please give me the strength to obey Your command that tells me to forgive those who offend me, but not only forgive, bless them as well! Help me to want to want to do this, and then please also heal my damaged emotions that may exist within me long after I have chosen to forgive _____________. In me there exists no amount of strength to do this on my own, but with You I believe that I cannot only forgive ___________, but I can also bless him/her as well! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Breaking Free from a Painful/Bad Relationship
Dear God, I come to You in prayer right now because I need You to help me break free from this relationship that I am in. I have tried over and over again and have not been successful, yet I know my staying in this place is not good for me, nor is it Your will for my life. I ask that You would first forgive me for how I have sinned against You in choosing this relationship over choosing You. I pray that You would give me the strength to let go and the strength to stay away. Please shield me from the lures that would entice me to return. Please surround me with Your angels of protection to keep me safe and please lead me along the path that You have ordained for me to walk. Today I release my will and seek to do Yours and Yours alone. Thank You for forgiving me, and thank You for rescuing me out of this relationship. With Your help I will break free! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lord, I am totally stressed out! My life feels like it is made up of one problem after another. I am tired of worrying, losing sleep, lashing out at others, and simply waking up dreading the day because of the cares of life that have caused so much worry and anxiety for me. Father I need You! Please grant me your peace that passes all understanding as it pertains to every situation in my life at this time and in the future. Help me to STOP stressing and START trusting You. I pause this day to offer up to You every single one of my cares that have been areas of stress for me (name as many of them as you can recall), and today I lay them at Your feet. I ask that You would intervene in every one of these situations and circumstances. I ask for Your wisdom to make wise decisions, and Your peace to keep me as I await Your blessing. At times when I am tempted to stress, I pray Your Holy Spirit would give me a gentle nudge that would help me remember You’ve Got THIS. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Getting Rid of OLD Anger/Bitterness
Dear God I confess to You that I am bitter. I have anger and feelings of resentment in my heart that go back for years, and yet I can retell each story of how I was hurt like it was yesterday. My heart has grown cold with feelings of anger and sorrow because of my past experiences. I need You Lord to soften my hardened heart toward these past experiences and situations: VERBALIZE EVERY ONE OF THEM YOU CAN RECALL. I choose this day to forgive and I ask You to please help me to process through the emotions that are associated with these offenses. Holy Spirit please soften my heart and help me to exude sincere love to my brothers and sisters. Please help me to Love again and trust again. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.