Prayers

A Prayer for the Heart in Waiting

Dear Papa,

You are the God who listens and answers.

You won't fail to come through.

You are in the delays.

You are in the waiting.

You are with me in the inbetween.

Your timing is always merciful...

A Prayer for the Hyper-Vigilant

Today, as I was spending time with the Holy Spirit, He revealed to me that I have agreed with the lie of perfectionism and the resulting hyper-vigilance. I don't know if you've ever felt like you always need to compete, be perfect, or constantly be looking over your shoulder. But this is a prayer for those of us who struggle in this area. It's time to break off those agreements with lies, and believe the truth about how God sees us. Enjoy!   //  

Dear Papa,

Somewhere along the line I learned to take care of myself.

I felt the need to always be looking over my shoulder.

I began to put the magnifying glass on my own mistakes,

rather than on Your perfection.

Please forgive me...click to see the rest of the prayer.

A Prayer For The Anxious Heart

Unravel my thoughts.

Untangle my fears.

Untrouble my heart.

I take my thoughts captive

And lead them into Your presence.

They become prisoners of truth.

No more spinning.

No more deception.

No more false accusations.

I choose to think on what is true, noble, right and good...

(To see the rest of the prayer, click on the link.)

A Prayer for the Right Pace

Papa,

You always have the right tempo.

You are the grand Orchestrator of Life.

Come. Be the Conductor of my spirit.

Set my pace for peace...

A Prayer for Breakthrough

Dear Jesus,

You are the Breaker that goes up before me.

You are at the head, leading the way.

You open a door for me that no one can close.

No matter what strength I have,

You keep Your Word, and fulfill Your promises.

You make waters in the wilderness,

And streams in the wasteland.

You trample upon serpents

and shut the mouths of lions...

A Prayer For Resilience

Dear Papa,

I praise You for Your strength, grit, and tenacity.

You never lose. You never give up.

Make my spirit buoyant, like a lighthouse on the water.

Make me Lion-hearted, stubborn with fearless obedience...

 

 

A Declaration of DEPENDENCE

We declare our dependence on You. //

We stand grateful for the freedom to worship and honor You openly. //

Be Healing and Hope to our veterans. //

Breathe courage and protection over our troops. //

Break forth wellsprings of compassion and unity in our homeland; //

For every race, every color, and every creed. //

Bring peace and rest to every nation; to your world. //

We. Need. You...

A Prayer For the "Stray"

Today, I want to share a poem/prayer I wrote

in response to an anonymous poem called, "Stray."   

You drew a line, a line in the sand.

You wrote it in blood, the love of The Lamb.

It can't be revoked, removed, or undone,

The Lamb who was slain conquered and won.

Depression must bow, despair must retreat.

Shame has been pierced, it falls at Your feet.

A Prayer For Identity

You burst on the scene with salvation.

You silence every false accusation.

I am not ruined, but ransomed.

I am not forgotten, but favored.

I am not belittled, but beloved...

A Prayer For Trusting Without Clarity

In the waiting, in the wondering, in the wishing…

Stir up a heart full of trust.

When the answer's not here yet…

When the road is unclear…

When the direction feels circular…

Stir up a heart full of trust.

A Prayer for An Adventurous Spirit

Dear Papa,

I praise You for being the Creator and Sustainer of adventure.

You have invited me into this wide-eyed adventure of following Jesus.

Prepare my steps. Provide the way.

Silence my trepidations. Boost my faith.

Raise my courage. Increase my resolve.

Break the false spirit of fear over my life.

A Prayer for a New Year

Usually I set goals for a new year. But I have to say, this year...I'm not in the mood. That's not a good reason. At the heart of the mood, is a sense of not wanting to go one more year trying to "make it happen." Whatever "it" is. Sometimes, "it" is just exhausting. So tonight as I write this, rather than adding pressure on myself (and you, since I assume you're reading this...because you are...) I thought I'd just share a prayer with you to kick off this New Year. After all, this is the day the Lord has made. And days eventually makes years. 

Therefore, this is the year the Lord has made. Let us rejoice!

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Father, 

A new year is before me.

I don't know what to expect, or what to hope for.

But all my days lie before You perfectly, patiently, peacefully.

31 Days of Prayer in December

I decided to make a simple prayer guide for us through the month of December. 31 days. Specific people to pray for each day. Before I dive in, let me give you three pointers for prayer.

 

1.  Put yourself in these situations and ask: What would I want someone to pray for if I was in this situation? Then pray that.

 

2. If you think of any verses or Scriptures specific to these situations; if any verses come to your mind as you are praying, put your finger on that verse while you pray and boldly proclaim that promise of God in prayer.

 

3. Pray in a command form. Like this: "Lord, give us this day our daily bread!" That's how Jesus taught us to pray. Not like this:  "Lord, if it's okay with you, would you please think about maybe providing for us?" Pray boldly. Intercede. Press in for each of these daily needs. Tell God exactly what you need and what you want in each of these scenarios. This is how He teaches us to pray.

 

Okay. Are you ready? Feel free to print this out and post it somewhere to remind you each day.

A Prayer for Your Inner Procrastinator

Hi God. Here I am.

I know.

Sometimes I chase squirrels.

Sometimes I am the squirrel.

Please forgive me for my lack of focus,

and my silly distractions that send me in circles.

 

But can I be honest?

A Prayer for a Weary Body

I come to You, my body, aching and weak.

Your yoke is light and easy.

O Lord, strengthen every place that's frail.

Align every place that's crooked.

Calm every place that's inflamed.

Speak Your peace to every pain signal.

I will wait on You.

Selah...

A Prayer To Remember the Goodness of God

I declare Your goodness on the peaks.

I declare Your goodness in the pit.

You are still good.

In the moments of heartache,

In the miles of wilderness,

In the marrow of the unknown,

You are still good.

A Prayer To Never Give Up

Oh Lord, do not let me grow weary in doing good.

Remind me of Your rewarding character.

Refuel my faith with holy passion.

Keep me on paths of righteousness,

For Your name's sake...

A Prayer for the Striving Heart

I commit to walk in Your Word and Your ways.

Come set the pace. Come make me brave.

With peace in my right hand, and trust in my left,

I let go of striving, and enter Your rest.

3 Things to Pray As We Approach Elections (A Non-Political, Non-Partisan Post)

Before I dive in, let me just say, I won't be bashing or endorsing any candidate in this post. This is simply a guide to your personal prayer life with respect to the coming elections. You won't see pictures of elephants or donkeys, just a lion. It's a Biblical approach. You're safe here…no matter how you vote in November. I promise...

A Prayer for a Clear Mind

 Dear God,

You are the Author of peace and clarity.

You bring all things into perfect order.

You align the stars and put Earth into orbit...