A collection of prayers

Prayers to use for various times

 

Psalm 46v10.  “Be still, and know that I AM God”

Keep a moments silence to gather our thoughts and mind.

As I enter pray now, I pause to be still, to breathe slowly, to re-centre my scattered senses upon upon Your loving presence God.  

Father thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit and the privilege of prayer. When we draw near to You, You draw near to us. 

In prayer we cast ourselves into Your presence.

 

A Thanksgiving Prayer from Scripture

Psalm 105: 1-5. “Praise the Lord my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.  Praise the Lord my soul and forget not all His benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles”.

 

A Prayer when Anxious

Father, I am carrying the the burdens of my relationships and circumstances.  I choose  to lay all my cares, all my worries, all my fears, all things I cannot change on Your altar.  You are my supply and You alone can move in my circumstances.  I give them all to You and trust You with them, in Jesus’ name.  Amen 

Psalm 55:22. “Cast your cares on the the Lord and He will  sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken”. 

 

Pray for Healing and Protection

Dear Father,

I bow before you, just as I am now.

I surrender my entire being before you my God. I accept you as my Shepherd, Savior and Healer.

Heavenly Father, please take charge of my life and affairs.

Please heal me and fill me with your healing power.

Cast out all that should not reside within me.

Amen.

 

 

For those who are ill

Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.  Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

A Prayer for the Nation

Loving God, at this time of crisis when so many are suffering, we pray for our nation and our world.

Give our leaders wisdom, our Health Service strength, our people hope.

Lead us through these parched and difficult days to the fresh springs of joy and comfort that we find in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

A Prayer for a Thankful Heart

Lord, teach me to offer You a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life.

Teach me to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all my circumstances.  

I accept them as Your will for my life (1Thessalonians 5:16-18). I long to bring pleasure to Your heart daily.  

Break the power of the enemy in my life.  Defeat him through my sacrifice of praise.  

Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment with my present circumstances.  

In Jesus’ name.  Amen

 

Psalm 91:1-2.  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  

I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust”. 

 

James 1:12. “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test,

that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him”. 

The Lord is calling us to keep standing and to keep persevering in these days. 

In the challenge of this season it’s such a huge comfort that our Heavenly Father

is not sat in the crowd watching us facing all that we are in right now. He is with us. 

No matter what hits us, no matter how we feel, we can keep going and finish the race that Christ has called us to.  

Fix our eyes on the author and perfected of our faith, Jesus, who has gone before us, endured a road of suffering and won the victory.  

Hallelujah!