Prayer For Focus And Strength
25 Short Inspirational Prayers for Strength
When you feel the mountain top is too high to climb, seek after the Lord for your strength. These short inspirational prayers for strength serve as the perfect example to the types of words you can recite in your own prayer.
Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Dear God, Please give me strength in this time of need. Please take away my worry and strengthen me so I can accomplish what is in front of me. I have ultimate trust in you, Amen.
Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
Christ, Please be with me right now as I make a very difficult decision. Give me the strength and knowledge to make the right decision and stand by it, even when it is difficult. I fully believe in you, the almighty, Amen.
Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
ord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you Lord for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil is scheming and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time. May we hold back nothing, and hasten to be the ministers of prayer and mercy, the disciples of Him who went about doing good in times of need.
Lord, my heart is broken but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but You are my rescuer. Your Word is my hope. It revives me and comforts me in especially now. My soul faints, but you are the breath of life within me.
You are my help, the One who sustains me. I am weak but You are strong. You bless those who mourn, and I trust You to bless me and my family with all that we need. You will rescue me from this dark cloud of despair because You delight in me.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lord God, you are my strength. Hold my hand in my weakness and teach my heart to fly. With you, there’s nothing to fear, nothing to worry about. Hold me tight in your embrace, so that I can be stronger than the challenges in my life. Amen.
Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m Cain.
What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships.
I choose instead the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Lord, I reach out to you for your guidance. Please show me which way to turn. Calm my anxious thoughts, come speak into my mind. Strengthen me as I falter and feel weary. May I feel strength rising up within my heart. Bring clarity into my visions and dreams. I trust that you are with me, no matter where I go, Or what I decide to do. You journey with me always. Amen.
Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
You are my strength Jesus. Help me to carry the responsibilities with grace. Help me to lift each worry or burden to You. Help me to defend truth, justice and righteousness in my practice. You are my strength Jesus. Thank you.
Father, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day – good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Dear Heavenly Father, I’ve reached my emotional breaking point. I am full of doubt, despair, and anxiety. I’m dissatisfied and don’t know where to turn. I pray to ask you for emotional strength.
Please give me trust, joy, and excitement so I can be lifted from this dark place and become the person you created me to be. Please be with me and give me comfort and fill my heart with your goodness.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Almighty God, My body is broken. I’m hurting from injury, sickness, and fatigue. Please give me the strength to recover and become stronger.
Help me rebuild my body to full health, and be with me as I use my body for things that would honor You. Help me as I go about my day.
Grant me the power and strength to work and do things to the fullest of my ability. In Your Son’s name I pray, Amen.
Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Dear Gracious Father, You’ve given us so much. You pour out your blessings all around us and we’re grateful. Right now I want to lift up the person reading this prayer.
God I pray that you heal them where they are sick, fill them where they are empty, and be a friend to them in all the ways they feel lonely. I pray for their weaknesses Lord, and ask that you give them strength. Pick them up and be with them as they carry on through today.
Bless them and guide them so they would do things that honor you. Bless them and keep them and give them peace. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me up, and setting me on high.
Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely.
In Christ’s Name, Amen.
Heavenly Father, You are intimately aware of the struggle I am experiencing — the pain and the despair. You know the desire of my heart to be healed of this illness.
I ask now for Your healing touch. I know that You are able and that just in Bible times, You can heal me.
Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Dear Lord, help me – every single morning – to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You.
And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be.
And so much more. Amen.
Here is a great video from Pastor Steven Furtick as he discusses finding strength when we need it most.
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Prayer for Guidance – Prayer for Strength and Guidance
As Christians, we need to put God first in everything that we do. We need to communicate not only our gratitude but also ask for guidance as we go through our day. we can do this by saying a prayer for guidance. In this prayer, we ask our Heavenly Father to help us choose the right path as we go through our day. Some great prayers for this are:
Prayer for Protection and Guidance
“Heavenly Father, thank you for all your blessings. Thank you for your forgiveness. Please forgive my sins and guide me in my walk with you.
Father, please shield me and my loved ones from all types of harm. Please listen to me when I ask you to guard us from evils and injustice.
Lord, please let Christ be in our hearts, thoughts, & actions. Please guide my heart and actions to be Christ.
Father, please grant me peace of mind and stop my worries lead my faith in you to quiet my anxiety. Please let those who speak of me speak with Christ in their hearts. Lord, please let those who hear, see, or come in to contact with me do so with Christ in their hearts.I love you and I am sorry for my sins, my failings, and my time apart from you. Father, I love you and am humbled by your love of me. Lord, please guard and guide me through my struggles, insecurities, anxiety, faith, life, and work. I am yours my lord and I am in urgent need of you.
Father, thank you for the gift of eternal life. Forever yours with mind, body, and soul. Amen.”
Prayer for Strength and Guidance
“Heavenly Father, thank You that You have assured to guide me always, not just when I am up and on the move, but always. On this day I lean hard on that promise.
I pray that You to continue to show me the path to follow, step by step. Lord, sometimes I feel a heavily scorched land. Father, yet You promise to meet my needs even there. Today I accept I need You.
My worship of You has been wanting and I ask for Your forgiveness.
Father, I am thirsty and I look to You to give me emotional strength, spiritual insight, and physical stamina when things around me seem to be drying up. Thank You, Father, that Your gentle care covers all of me.
Help me to depend on that care today and to thank You for it! Thank You, that You are my anchor. Father, help me to praise You with awe and wonder as I trust in Your love for me. I pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Prayer for Guidance
Prayer for Help and Guidance
“Loving Father, I am calling on you this day foryour divine guidance and help. I am in troubleand need a helping hand to keep me on theright and just path. Lord, my heart is troubled but I willendeavor to keep it set on you, as your infinite wisdomwill show me the right path to a just and right solution. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for staying by my side.
Prayer for Guidance and Wisdom
“Blessed Father, in the Name of Jesus, I accept that as a believer, my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. My recognition of Your presence on a daily basis makes my faith in You effective. I believe that You, blessed Father, are leading and guiding me by the Holy Spirit through my spirit, and illuminating my mind.
Father, as I surrender to the Holy Spirit, I believe that my steps are commanded by You, LORD.
I commit and trust myself fully to Your guidance, expecting You to make my thoughts to become agreeable to Your will, so my plans will be established and succeed.
I trust in You, Father, with all my heart and depend not on my own understanding. As I acknowledge You, You direct me in paths of righteousness.
Lord, I admit that as I become more God- minded, I can more easily acknowledge the inward witness of the Holy Spirit. I hear the voice of the Good Shepherd, and a stranger’s voice I will not follow. I am aware that my spirit is the candle of God.
Father, I meditate on the Word day and night, not letting it depart from my mouth. I test my inward witness with the Word, for the Spirit and the Word agree. Lord, I am quick to act on the Word, as well as the prompting of my spirit. I am not a listener only, but also a doer. Therefore, I am blessed in all my deeds. Amen.”
Prayer for Work Guidance
“Loving Father, Open my eyes so I may see where you would lead me. Focus my ears that I would hear your voice guiding me. Sharpen my mind that I may understand your love for me.
lighten my heart that I would offer grace to those I meet.Guide my feet that I would tread upon your kingdom paths. Protect my heart from the selfishness, that I would give freely.
Inspire my words that I may speak of hope and healing.O Lord, I follow you.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit for Guidance
“Loving Lord, I ask you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can hurt and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation of sin.
Father, help me desire your presence more than I crave sin. Help me develop in the fruit of the Spirit and hence walk closer with Yourself.
I pray for guidance from your Spirit, let your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
Prayer for Forgiveness and Guidance
“Mighty Lord, I am lost at this moment in my life. I have gone down the wrong path and am having a difficult time getting back to where I need to be. Lord, I want to do the correct thing and keep true to myself but it’s hard to beat the demons that have pulled me back down.
I need the Lord to help get back on the right path and to stay away from this destructive life and the people that keep pulling me down. Father, I know I am the only one to blame for my actions. But if the Lord will just once again grant me the courage, strength, and will to walk a path I can make it through.
I am asking for the forgiveness and the help to get me past this hill I am unable to climb! Amen.”
Prayer for Guidance Catholic
“Blessed Jesus, may all I do begin with You, continue with Your aid, and be accomplished through Your guidance. May my sharing in the Mass free me from my sins, and make me deserving of Your healing. May I grow in Your Love and Your service, and become a pleasing offering to You; and with You to Your Father. May the mystery I celebrate help me
to reach eternal life with you. Amen.”
Prayer for Family Protection and Guidance
“Blessed Lord, I ask for protection and guidance for my family, friends, and myself. There are a lot of problems and illnesses that affect people every day. God, I pray for those who are affected by them. But, I wish for protection and guidance from those problems and diseases because everyone deserves to live happy and peaceful.
I may struggle with some issues personal with myself but I pray that everyone else stays good from any problems mental, psychically, emotionally, and spiritually. Father, I believe that everyone has a purpose on this earth and I want everyone to fulfill that purpose and to live happy doing it.
Lord, I also want to pray for forgiveness on my behalf. I have honestly been ungrateful, dishonest, disobedient, and unfaithful to you Lord. Father, I miss-used you and I want to humbly apologize for that. I pray that you will forgive me and help me improve the way I’ve been living, and live comfortably, happy, and healthy.
Father, You have given me so many Chances and I failed you again. I’m trying to stay on track and stay focused but there are things that distract me from my duties. Help me Father, and guide me in the right path to a better lifestyle. That way I’m able to influence others positively and be able to show them the right way to life.
In your name, I pray. Amen.”
Short Prayer for Guidance
I can not see the path ahead and at the moment I feel so confused.So today I ask that your hand would be upon me.Please guide me safely through.
Guide my heart, my mind and body to navigate the way.
I put my trust in you.
Morning Prayer for Guidance
“Heavenly Father, help me remember what a difference it makes when I make spending time with You a priority in my morning. Lord, awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Prayer for Guidance in A Relationship
“Loving Father, we come before you with humble and broken hearts, asking for forgiveness and begging for your guidance in our relationship. We wish to serve You, Lord, both in our relationship and outside it.
Lord, please give us the guidance to interact kindly with one another, to always treat each other with love and respect, just as You have treated us with love and respect.
We pray that You give us the patience to put up with each other and the wisdom to guide one another in Your ways. Amen.”
Prayers for Guidance in Decision Making
“Almighty God, we come to you on this day to give thanks for Your eternal love and to ask for your guidance in this great decision that has to be made. Lord, help us to understand what You want in this situation and aid us in executing Your will. Help us realize that this decision is in Your hands, even if we are unsure. In Your Name we trust. Amen.”
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10 Powerful Prayers For Strength
Prayer does not need to be a flowery speech; its how we talk to God. We pray when we want to communicate thanksgiving or a need to our Heavenly Father.
He is the source of our strength and every one of our prayers is heard by Him. He not only listens and answers our prayers; He also tells us how to pray. We see the model for prayer as given by Jesus in Matthew 6.
I list the model below amongst these ten powerful prayers for strength.
Jesus Taught Us How To Pray
Jesus Teaches Us to Pray; Physical and Spiritual Strength
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Jesus Acknowledges God’s Strength in Raising Lazarus
John 11:41-42 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”
Jesus Needed Strength; He Petitioned The Father
John 12:27-28 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”
Jesus Prays For All Men; the Strength of Selfless Love
John 17 1When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
5And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
8For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15I do not ask that you take them the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
20“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
24Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.
26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
Jabez Prayed for Strength in an Enlarged Land
I Chronicles 4:10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
Nehemiah’s Prayer; Strength For a Big Project
Nehemiah 1:5-11 …“O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses. Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.’ They are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand. O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”
Jonah’s Prayer from the Belly of a Fish
Jonah 2:2-7 …“I called out to the LORD, my distress, and he answered me; the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; all your waves and your billows passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away from your sight; yet I shall again look upon your holy temple. ‘The waters closed in over me to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit,O LORD my God. When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple. Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the LORD!”
O Strength and Stay (John Bacchus Dykes; Ambrose of Milan)
O Strength and Stay upholding all creation,Who ever dost Thyself unmoved abide;Yet day by day the light in due gradation
From hour to hour through all its changes guide.
Grant to life’s day a calm unclouded ending,
An eve untouched by shadows of decay,
The brightness of a holy deathbed blending
With dawning glories of the eternal day.
Hear us, O Father, gracious and forgiving,
Through Jesus Christ Thy co-eternal Word,
Who, with the Holy Ghost, by all things living
Now and to endless ages art adored.
Lead Me (Sanctus Real)
I look around and see my wonderful lifeAlmost perfect from the outsideIn picture frames I see my beautiful wifeAlways smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying…
“Lead me with strong handsStand up when I can’tDon’t leave me hungry for loveChasing dreams, what about us?
Show me you’re willing to fightThat I’m still the love of your lifeI know we call this our homeBut I still feel alone”
I see their faces, look in their innocent eyesThey’re just children from the outsideI’m working hard, I tell myself they’ll be fineThey’re in independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying…
So Father, give me the strengthTo be everything I’m called to beOh, Father, show me the wayTo lead themWon’t You lead me?
To lead them with strong handsTo stand up when they can’tDon’t want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up
I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone
Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone
Our God is Greater (Chris Tomlin)
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8 Prayers for Strength and Power in Prayer
Prayer is a powerful tool for communicating with our Heavenly Father. It is an opportunity to become one with the Creator and Giver of all things. Prayer helps us to find strength for today and hope for our future.
We should actively pray and trust in its power to change our circumstances for good. Your faith life directly correlates to the quality of your prayer life. Prayer has the power to change not only the people and things around you.
Prayer also has the power to change you from the inside out. Here are eight prayers for strength and power in prayer:
When you’re in need of strength, remember that God is the number one healer and can guide you in endless ways. If your heart and life are centered on God, His Word and His Holy Spirit, you can rest assured that He will direct your path. God’s primary means for giving us guidance is in the Bible.
“Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and spirit.’” (John 3:5). If you’re ready to trust in God’s ability to direct your life, pray this prayer silently or out loud: Heavenly Father, as I arise today, I pray that Your strength pilot me, Your power uphold me, and Your wisdom guide me.
May Your eye look before me, Your hand protect me and Your shield defend me. Amen.
Strengthen My Mind, Body and Spirit
Our God has worked in history to defeat sin and Satan and hell and death. He did this through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God has the power to strength your mind, body and spirit if you allow Him to be at work in your life.
If you’re ready for God to step in and transform you from the inside out, pray this prayer silently or out loud: Heavenly Father, I ask you to strengthen my mind, body and spirit today. When I’m weary, may I be refreshed. When I’m worn, may I be renewed. When I’m broken, may I be restored. When I’m fearful, may I become faithful.
I pray that I walk in complete confidence today knowing that the Lord Almighty is with me. Amen.
I Surrender All
God calls on all of us to make total surrender to God. If you’re in need of strength and are ready for a change in your life in a way that you’ve never known before, God demands that you allow the Lord to become the ruler of your life. We can only do this when we surrender to Him.
If you’re ready to fully let go and let God, pray this prayer silently or out loud: Heavenly Father, I surrender every area of my mind, will and emotions to You. I choose to dwell in Your goodness and faithfulness so that the good seeds You’ve planted in my life will take root.
Keep me close to You and direct my steps down the good path You have prepared for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thank You for Your Protection and Direction
When you’re in need of strength, one of the best things you can do is call on God for protection and direction. He will direct Your paths for good.
If you’re ready for His guidance and protection, pray this prayer silently or out loud: Heavenly Father, I come to You today giving thanks. Thank you for keeping and protecting me. Thank you for Your guidance and direction.
Thank you for picking me up when I was at my lowest. You are an awesome God and it is because of You I choose to live and walk in Your favor. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Help Me to Know the Power of My Words
We know from Scripture that our words have real power. God spoke the world into being by the power of His words (Hebrews 11:3) and we are in His image in part because of the power we have with words. Words do more than convey information or deliver a message.
The power of our words can actually destroy one’s spirit, even stir up hatred and violence if we’re not careful.If you’re ready for your words to bring positivity in your life and the life of others, pray this prayer silently or out loud: Heavenly Father, help me to change my negative words and intentionally transform them into ones that bring life no matter what challenges are placed before me.
Words of faith, strength, courage, success confidence, trust, peace, happiness and joy are just some of the positive attributes I want to reign in on my life. Guide me to recognize the power of my words, that they might give glory to You, and also give me strength. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
Strengthen My Family
It’s important that we ask God to bless our families and protect them from harm. God has the power to give them grace, forgiveness and strength to overcome all the difficulties they face.
He also has the power to keep your family together when the world tries to pull them apart.
If you want to lift up prayers to strengthen your family, pray this pray silently or out loud: Heavenly Father, thank you for today, Thank you for my dear family and all that You have blessed me with. I pray that you fill My family with peace and strength.
I pray that their days go smoothly and that their lives are touched in a special way. Reveal Yourself to them in marvelous ways. I pray that any barriers that separate us be let down, and that we would live as a team for You. I pray that Your will be done today and always. Amen.