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10 Christian Songs That Can Become Your Prayer To God
I love listening to Christian music and oftentimes find songs that speak to me. There is something wonderful about songs that give praise to God and just make you want to lift your hands and thank Him. However, there are many songs out there that I have come to find to be prayers.
These songs' prayers touch my heart in a way that makes me recognize the depth and pain of my soul. And makes me realize the prayers that I haven't given to God. So take a deep breath, grab some tissues, and take a seat. God is about to speak to you through these beautiful songs…
1. “Give Me Faith” by Elevation Worship
Give me faith to trust what You say,That You're good and Your love is greatI'm broken inside, I give You my life.
This song is a surrender to God. Sometimes we need to stop and recognize how great God is and how our lives should be surrendered to Him.We must ask Him to soften our hearts, open our eyes, cleanse us, and put us back together. I listen to this song often in my weakest times when I know my faith is diminished.
I soon come to recognize that I am broken and that's OK but I must continue to walk daily in my faith.
2. “Great Plans” by Cloverton.
I know you're scared but the voices in your head, will send you mine instead; they'll say “Great plans I have for you.”
I fell in love with this song years ago and although it is slow, it is a truly moving song. This is not a prayer song but is rather a song intended to be God speaking to us.
Sometimes when I am in a rough patch and don't really know what God is doing in my life, I sit down and listen to this song and the tears start rolling in. God has great plans for us and sometimes this is hard to recognize.
His plans are for us to prosper. Our future is in His hands and we must recognize this daily.
3. “I Will Look Up” by Elevation Worship.
I will look up for there is none above YouI will bow down to tell You that I need YouJesus Lord of all
This song is another prayer of surrender. Every single worry and doubt we must lay at our Father's feet. We must trust that God has everything and everyone in His hands and that He is fully working in our lives.Our prayer should be to look up to God rather than looking out to the world and bowing down to God rather than bowing down to those around us.
Sometimes we get caught up in the world but must always come back to this prayer of surrender and commitment.
4. “Set a Fire” by Will Reagan & United Pursuit
Set a fire down in my soul
That I can't contain, that I can't control
I want more of you God
This song is my anthem prayer. It's repetitive but truly speaks the deepest desires of my heart. We can get so caught up in this world and become dry. We struggle to maintain our faith and to show the world love. That's why we must ask the Lord to set a fire in our souls. To ignite our passions and love for Him and to have us live a life that is worth spreading.
Sometimes when I listen to this song, I to think of my favorite place in the world or a place that I greatly miss. I then picture God's enormous love and grace and often get chills at the fact that my favorite place is nothing compared to the place of God's love. Wherever you are in life, God will meet you there and so will His love.
And in His love is the best place you could be.
5. “Lord I'm Ready Now” by Plumb.
Oh Lord I'm ready nowAll the walls are downTime is running outAnd I wanna make this countI ran away from youAnd did what I wanted toBut I don't wanna let you downOh Lord I'm ready now
God continually waits for us and calls out to us yet we need to recognize that our time is limited. We have to be ready for the Lord now before it is too late. This song is one that asks for forgiveness.
We often run away from God and then regret it. However, due to Jesus's sacrifice, God will always allow us to run back into His arms.
If you are at a point in your life where you've run away from God, maybe it is time to pray this prayer and run back to the Lord.
6. “Holy Spirit” by Francesca Battistelli
Holy Spirit, You are welcome hereCome flood this place and fill the atmosphereYour glory, God, is what our hearts long forTo be overcome by Your presence, Lord
When worshiping God, we must always ask the Holy Spirit to come in and move us. This song does exactly that, inviting the Holy Spirit in to touch us and change our hearts.Being in God's presence is the most serene, beautiful feeling and I often feel most enveloped by God when I am surrounded by nature or surrounded by a congregation worshiping the Lord. Welcome God into your hearts and let Him touch you.
Don't be afraid to get emotional or to feel moved. Those moments can sometimes be the most touching moments of your life.
7. “Give Us Clean Hands” by Chris Tomlin
Oh give us clean hands and give us pure heartsLet us not lift our souls to another
Oh God let this be a generation that seeksWho seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob
Whenever I listen to this song, I come to recognize the sins I am bounded by and the sins the world is bounded by. I recognize that I must ask God for clean hands and a pure heart. I must ask God to free me of my bondage that has been holding me back.
Our generation is stuck in a place of bondage. However, we must continually ask God to turn this generation into one that seeks Him. Analyze your prayers today.
Are you asking God for things you want or are you asking Him for forgiveness of your sins and for redemption in this world?
8. “Fall Afresh” by Bethel Music
Spirit of the living God come fall afresh on meCome wake me from my sleepBlow through the caverns of my soulPour in me to overflow
Are you asleep? I know at points that I am. At points, I am not an active Christian seeking God and striving to love others. This song is a declaration to exactly that. To have God to wake us up and move in us so that we may love Him and love others more. Ask God to awaken your soul. To want to know more of Him and build a passion in your heart to love.
9. “Lead Me to the Cross” by Hillsong United
Lead me to the crossWhere Your love poured outBring me to my kneesLord I lay me downRid me of myselfI belong to YouLead me, lead me to the cross
Once in a while, I come to forget the sacrifice God made for us by sending His son to die on the cross for our sins. The ultimate sacrifice was made by Jesus Christ who died on the cross to forgive the whole world of their sins. If that sacrifice was not made, we would not be forgiven.
We would live in a world of great despair. Thus we must ask the Lord to lead us to the cross. To help us recognize His sacrifice and to treasure it in our hearts. To experience His love and truly understand it.
We belong to the Lord who saved our lives and often, we should pray to understand His love and sacrifice for us.
10. “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Sometimes I gotta stop, remember that you're God and I am not so
Thy will be done
This song has been on my heart so much recently. It is a cry to God to help us comprehend the fact that our life is not ours, but it is His. Thus we must pray that His will be done in our lives. We must lay down every burden we have and give it to the Lord. His plans are for us and He will do good in our lives.
He laid down His life for us, so we must lay our lives down for Him. Tears come to my eyes when I listen to this song because I know I don't give my life fully to God because I to control where I am going. But I must let Him take control and trust that He is good and His promises are good.
Lay down your life today for the One who laid down His life for you.
To everyone who is struggling and full of worry, pray these prayers today so that you may be filled with God's love and blessings. He hears you and He is for you.
Cover Image Credit: Amber McCarty
18 Morning Prayers to Use Daily & Start Each Day with God
A morning prayer is a wonderful way to focus your time and attention on seeking God's plan for the day ahead. Whether you need encouragement, peace, strength, or rest, God can meet you in a very real and present way when you come before Him with a humble heart. Seek God's presence each morning before your energy and attention are pulled by all the tasks you have ahead.
1. A Morning Prayer for God's Presence
Lord, may nothing separate me from You today. Teach me how to choose only Your way today so each step will lead me closer to You. Help me walk by the Word and not my feelings. Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions.
And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity… rather than a personal inconvenience. And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, 'Great is your love toward me.' You already see the ways I will fall short and mess up.But right now, I consciously tuck Your whisper of absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I recognize Your love for me is not my performance. You love me warts and all. That's amazing. But what's most amazing is that the Savior of the world would desire a few minutes with me this morning.
Lord, help me to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You this. Amen.
– Lysa Terkeurst, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries
2. A Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving
Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life.
Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day.
We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' Name, Amen. – Debbie McDaniel, The Power of Gratitude
3. A Morning Prayer to Follow God Today
Dear Lord, I don't know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today.
Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You.
Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today.
Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can't wait to meet with You again. In Jesus' Name, Amen. – Wendy Blight, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries
4. A Morning Prayer for Strength
Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life.
I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial.
Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom! – Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3
5. A Morning Prayer for Courage
Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don't go my way. And give me the courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus' name, Amen.
– Dr. Ray Pritchard
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
6. A Daily Prayer of Rejoice
Father, thank you for intervening in my life and allowing me to have a personal relationship with you. Thank you for your love for me today and forever. Thank you for the blessings you’ve given me and my family. Help us use those blessings to bless others. May I live a life of true joy as I see you at work around me today! In Jesus' name. Amen. – Ron Moore
7. A Prayer for Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Lord, I pray you would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave your presence more than I crave sin.
Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit and so 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.
– Kenny Luck, Every Man Ministry Devotional
8. A Prayer for God's Grace Daily
Lord, thank you for your abundant, abounding grace. Thank you that we don't have to earn a drop of the mighty river of grace that flows freely for us today.
Thank you for the unexpected, unmerited favor you've showered on my life. Help me put myself in the path of your love and grace.
Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to meet with you regularly and to drink from the water of life. Thank you for your rich love. Amen. – David Mathis
9. A Prayer to Love the Life You Have
God, help me love the life I live right now. Show me the good things I often overlook and help me be content with what I have.
Forgive me when I compare myself to others, forgive me for longing for things outside of you and your kingdom. Thank you for loving me right where I am, right as I am. Help me keep my eyes on you.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Nicki Koziarz, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries
10. A Prayer for a Heavy Heart
Father, my heart is heavy. I feel I have to carry the burden alone. Words overwhelmed, distraught, exhausted seem to describe where I am. I am not sure how to let you carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart won't be so heavy in the morning. In Jesus' name. Amen. – Ron Moore
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
11.A Morning Prayer for God's Guidance
Dear Lord, help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. 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. – Traci Miles, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries
“If any of your lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
12. A Simple Morning Prayer
God, please enlighten my mind with truth, inflame my heart with love, inspire my will with courage, enrich my life with service. Pardon what I have been, sanctify what I am, and order what I shall be. Amen – Author Unknown
13. The Prayer of Jabez
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.'” 1 Chronicles 4:10
14. The Difference Today
I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn't have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task;
'Why doesn't God help me?' I wondered.
He answered, 'You didn't ask.
I wanted to see joy and beauty
But the day toiled on gray and bleak
I wondered why God didn't show me
He said, 'But you didn't seek',
I tried to come into God's presence;
I used all my keys in the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
'My child, you didn't knock.'
I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.
– Author Unknown, The Difference
15. A Prayer for the Work Day Ahead
Father, thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed me, specifically with this job that pays my bills and puts food on my table. Thank you that ALL work has significance because work is good.
Help me bring you glory today, through my actions, my words, through the good work I do to bring order to my little corner of the world. Help me view my work as a blessing and not a curse.
Give me grace and strength for the hardest aspects of my job. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. – Renee Davis
16. A Morning Prayer for a Full Life
Dear Lord, thank you for your many blessings. Thank you for the lives we have been graciously given, and help us to use our limited time for good. Help us to pursue our lives to their fullest. Remind us that living for you is the only path to true fulfillment. – Greg Laurie, Harvest
17. A Morning Prayer for Cares and Concerns
Dear Father in Heaven, so much in my life is broken. I have so many concerns and cares, and they weigh me down.
While I desire to cast my cares upon You, I find I usually pick them back up again, and they only add more anxiety and stress.
Please help me learn to cast my cares on You as I learn what it means to rest and trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Chrystal Evans Hurst, Encouragement for Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries
18. A Prayer for Hope Today
Lord, help me to hear you saying, “I am your hope” over all the other voices. Lord, your word says, you are the hope for hopeless so I'm running to you with both hands stretched out and grabbing on to you.
Fill me up with hope and give me a tangible reminder today that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline (Hebrews 6:19-20).
God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in wildest dreams (Eph 3:20). God, you are my hope and I trust you. Amen. – Wendy can Eyck
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