Do you need prayer?
Seldom a day goes by that I don’t receive a phone call, email, or text requesting prayer. I bet you could say the same. It’s a privilege to pray for each other and one we should take seriously. God hears our prayers. Prayer activates God’s power and does more in the spiritual realm than we will realize until heaven. But do you ever feel your prayers have become rote? Or do you sometimes wonder how you might pray about something? When that happens, we can find help by opening our Bibles and joining our voice to the prayers of others.
Look over the following prayers. Which one might you pray today for a loved one, our nation, or yourself?
Prayer for God to Hear and Come Quickly
I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me;
hear me when I call to you.
May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
Prayer to Not Sin
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
Prayer to Be Forgiven of Hidden Faults
But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Prayer to Not Willfully Sin
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
Prayer to Be Careful with Words
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips.
Prayer for Strength in Times of Sorrow
My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.
Prayer for Others to Walk in Truth
Sanctify them by the truth;
Your word is truth.
Prayer for God to Direct Footsteps
Direct my footsteps according to Your Word;
let no sin rule over me.
Prayer for Help and Deliverance
But you, Sovereign Lord,
help me for Your name’s sake;
out of the goodness of Your love, deliver me.
For I am poor and needy,
and my heart is wounded within me.
Prayer for God to Hear and Revive
Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;
Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.
Prayer for God to Establish Footsteps
Establish my footsteps in Your word,
And do not let any iniquity have
dominion over me.
Prayer for God’s Face to Shine Upon
Make Your face shine upon Your servant
And teach me Your statutes.
Prayer to Be Revived
Great are Your mercies, O LORD;
Revive me according to Your ordinances.
Prayer for Jerusalem
May they prosper who love you.
May peace be within your walls,
And prosperity within your palaces.
Prayer of Commitment
To You I lift up my eyes,
O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the LORD our God,
Until He is gracious to us.
Prayer for God to Be Gracious
Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious to us,
For we are greatly filled with contempt.
Prayer for God to Do Good to Those Who Are Good
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good
And to those who are upright in their hearts.
Prayer for God to Hear
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
Prayer for God to Lead in the Everlasting Way
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
and see if there be any hurtful way in me,
and lead me in the everlasting way.
Prayer for God to Stop Evil People
Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked;
Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted.
Prayer for God to Deliver from Persecutors
Give heed to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are too strong for me.
Prayer for God to Answer Prayer
Hear my prayer, O LORD,
Give ear to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness,
in Your righteousness!
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are ever present and hear our prayers. We love You.