Prayer to keep God present

It happens to all of us. You feel so full of the Spirit, then suddenly things go wrong. It’s as if you forgot about God altogether. Even though God is the owner of all grace, being aware of negative behavior is important.

When our flesh gets out of control, we become angry or impulsive. The solution begins with personal prayer asking for the Lord’s help. Little by little, he changes your character. Don’t expect to get things perfect or have big change right away. Work on it and let God work on you.

Some people have a tendency to bring out the worst in you — so remember to prepare your heart and mind. Ask the Holy Spirit to get you ready. Stay focused on Christ instead of conflict or insults.

And when you mess things up, don’t give up. Don’t let the enemy win. Instead, go back to Jesus. Ask for forgiveness and begin again.

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The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

…so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

Colossians 1:10

He has showed you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

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Dear merciful Lord,

In silence and prayer I feel your presence. Yet back in the world I forget. Why do I lose sight of you? I know you, I trust you, But I get distracted and fail.

I let my flesh react without thinking or care, ignoring or hurting others even though I don’t want to.

Won’t you change me, oh Lord?

I can’t do it on my own. Remove the obstacles in my heart that cover your grace. When I arise from prayer let me not forget your love, and may my prayer continue.

When I engage with people may your mercy go forth, as I was saved by your mercy.

Let me stand firm on principles, on the rock that is Christ, whose Spirit gives me life.

Help me be humble, my Lord. May your hand never leave me.

Let my life glorify Christ.

In Jesus name,


23 thoughts on “Prayer to keep God present

  1. I got 3 married boys and they need all the prayers they can get so they may return to the holy church and to God our Father, i prayed this prayer for them but i changed the i to they and them, it is a beautiful prayer and i prayed it over and over again, may God give me the grace to pray this prayer for them every day without failing, lord Jesus Christ save my children and there families and shower them with your mercy Amen 🙏♥️🕊♥️🙏

    • Dear Carmen,
      I’m so thankful the prayer helped you! Yes, it is so hard when we want the best for those we love, and they choose a different path. Still, never give up hope. Remember, God is the owner of grace. He can deliver it to whoever he chooses at any time. So keep praying to God. Keep loving and serving your sons. The fervent prayer of a loving, trusting and faithful mother is a powerful thing. Your boys must live their lives and encounter the Lord in their due time.

      I am and will be praying for you and your family. God’s grace and blessings to you!

  2. I really needed this post. Thank you so much for this prayer. I don’t feel as alone in my struggle to handle things differently when people really frustrate me, having this resource to help keep me focused and ask for God’s grace and help in this area. I so want to be a light in those moments but my skin gets the better of me. Especially in times when someone is being taken advantage of and I feel they need a defender and/or protected. I’m going to try praying this prayer consistently and ask for help. Thank you again!!!

  3. I am facing some difficult situations in my life and need prayer to face this obstacles in my life. I have family members that are on drugs that need deliverance. And I am facing social security approval for a mental evaluation appt. To be approved for social security benefits I have been fighting for years. I need to be approved. Because I have facing hip and back pain and anxiety and depression and I cannot work at all because of these issues. And have been working since I was like 13.

    • Send your mercy and your grace to Judy O Lord… pour out your blessings and providence over her… heal her, free her in the love of Christ… let her trust you and seek you more… pour out your Spirit in abundance over Judy…

      I will be praying for you!

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