Prayer for inner healing

We’ve all been hurt. Nobody lives a pain free life. But sometimes we try to ignore or bury the pain. Sooner or later though, you’ll have to deal with it. Or, you can let God.

Inner healing takes time. Don’t hurry the process, but don’t hold it back too long either. There’s no magic formula, and your heart may give you clues about when it’s time. Or maybe a strong experience brings deep wounds to the surface.

Sometimes the hurt comes from suppressed memories or experiences that were linked to your life. They can be direct or indirect, but either way, they hurt you.

When the time comes, find a quiet place. Sit for a moment in silence. Then let it all out. Cry out to the Lord and express all past and present pain. Expose your wounds to the light of God… and he will heal you. Jesus Christ is the Great Physician. His wounds and his blood provide the deep spiritual healing your soul desires.

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Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved;
for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah 17:14

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Mark 2:17

PRAYER FOR INNER HEALING

Oh heavenly Lord,

I’ve been hurt, seen hurt. Wounds and pain all around, can you heal it all? Is it possible?

Free me, oh Lord, of my fear and resistance. Help me to give myself into your gentle hands. Bring down the walls that separate my heart from your loving Spirit.

Let my trust in you grow. May I surrender it all to you as you alone restore my soul.

Christ shows me the way.

Heal me, cleanse me with the blood of the Lamb who frees me from sin and shame.

I am your beloved child. So here, now, I ask you, oh loving Lord, heal me of my deep wound and set me free again.

In the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Prayer for answers and guidance

Are you facing uncertainty? Not sure what choice to make? Or maybe you are confused about a situation. Can God give you an answer? Of course he can.

During moments of decision, take the time to consult with God. Ask him about anything and be patient. Then when he gives you an answer, the blessing’s baked in. Also, it’s important to be spiritually prepared for what God decides to show you.

Consultations with God may take time. This is one way he molds your relationship with him. You might want to keep notes about what the Spirit shows you while you pray — even if it seems like it has nothing to do with your question. Also, mark down Bible verses that speak to you during this time of discernment.

When the Lord decides you are ready, he will reveal his answers to you. In many cases, he responds to questions you weren’t asking about specifically — but they make a huge impact in your walk of faith. So ask anything. Get closer to the Lord.

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Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known.

Jeremiah 33:3

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:12-13

PRAYER FOR ANSWERS AND GUIDANCE

Oh blessed Lord,

I have doubts, questions. I seek answers, so I seek your presence now.

Prepare me first, oh Lord. Grant me your peace that I may be ready for what you reveal to me.

Give me the humility to accept your will and your way. May your guidance be present always, and may your answer come when I am ready.

Cleanse me of any selfishness. Free me of all deceit.

Let your Spirit show me that my true rest is in Christ and not the answer I seek.

May your response be a guiding message bringing me closer to the love of my Savior and Lord.

In his holy name I pray, in the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Prayer to know God’s love

You may know about God’s love in your head, but do you feel it in your heart? Maybe sometimes you don’t feel anything. Could it be that you suffer too much? Or has your heart grown hard?

The Gospel message is a message of love. It contains all the secrets of God’s tender care for you. In the teachings and examples of Jesus, you receive loving guidance. In Christ’s passion and resurrection, you receive the loving Spirit of God.

Dig deeper into these truths. Read the Word. Pray. Be in communion with your church. In all these ways, you connect with Jesus and his everlasting love.

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Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:7-12

PRAYER TO KNOW GOD’S LOVE

Oh merciful Lord,

I feel you far, absent. Where’s your love?

I know you are there. I need to feel your love as a child feels a mother’s love.

Sure. Secure. Real.

So I cry out to you, my Creator, that by your mercy and grace I can open my heart in a clean, sincere way to let in your love.

If sin stands in the way, may forgiveness be the door to my salvation.

If I am afraid to let go, may your tender touch transform fear into trust.

You sent the Son, shamed and stained for me. The most profound way to show me you love me. No limit. Nothing held back. Divine, most holy love of God.

May your love pierce and rest deep in my heart,

With Christ, forever free.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer to stay on track

Are you feeling a bit rattled lately? Or maybe you’re running out of steam. You know what you have to do, but you’re tempted to give up. It all just seems like too much sometimes, right?

Remember, you don’t get anywhere by doing everything at once. The work, trials, suffering and actions are all part of the journey. And each step is another opportunity to trust more in God.

When things get shaky, take a moment and stop. Look at the big picture. Think about God’s plan for salvation in your life. Get things done, one-by-one, and move forward. If you don’t get to it all, keep going. Don’t give up trying. Your effort counts.

Seek the Lord with intensity. Cry out to him and he will deliver all you need.

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The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 10:17-20

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

Matthew 5:14

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

PRAYER TO STAY ON TRACK

Oh heavenly Lord,

I know what I must do, but I feel unsteady. I’m tempted to give up. Won’t you help me?

Pour over me, oh Lord, your mercy and goodness. Reveal to my heart once again how much you love me.

Open the memory of my soul. Remind me how Christ came to lift me out of sin and set me free in life.

Give me confidence in the Spirit that guides me and goes before me to cast out the enemy and prepare the way.

Give me a steady mind and courage like steel to face the challenges here, today, now.

Jesus is the Way, The Truth and the Life.

May I follow and glorify him, my King, my Lord.

In the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Prayer to get out of a rut

Feeling down and out? Sometimes the daily grind leaves you with a lights-out feeling. The enemy wants to isolate you and bring you down, but God wants to set you free. Why not get a spiritual jump start?

Getting renewed doesn’t mean you have to be more religious. Instead, it means digging deeper into relationships. First, with Jesus, then with others. So seek activity where you will interact with people and grow. Join a group, get outside, anything… but move forward.

Even if you don’t have much time, you can still be creative. For instance, instead of the same old dinner routine, why not eat by candle-light? Or rather than browsing on your phone, give a friend a surprise call and set up time for coffee. Even small gestures can make a difference. So stop, pray and ask God to open up your creative side. You might be surprised what you discover inside you!

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him.

Genesis 2:20

PRAYER TO GET OUT OF A RUT

Oh merciful Lord,

I feel like I’m stuck, nothing motivates me, everything’s the same. Where is my joy?

Help me change, oh Lord, bring Christ closer to me. He shows me how to see with new eyes and a new heart the wonders you give me.

Let it begin with people, with those I encounter at home and in new places where I can share your Gospel and your love.

Renew my perspective. Show me the fresh brilliance of your glory, oh Lord, in everything everywhere.

May your Holy Spirit renew my soul.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen.

Prayer for a clear mind

Who doesn’t want to think more clearly? Some of the things today that cause poor concentration are not enough sleep, lack of exercise and too much time on devices.

Still, sometimes life is just full of responsibility you can’t avoid. In every situation, your intimacy with God makes a difference. When you stop to pray, God helps to organize your thoughts. He even reminds you of things you might have forgotten about. Also, as you pray for upcoming events, the Spirit prepares you to deal with them.

Finally, the closer you are to Jesus, the more confidence you have. In the end, prayer can actually save you time. It enables you to make decisions faster, and it invokes the Spirit to move.

So seek God’s Kingdom. Let the Lord take care of the heavy lifting.

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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.

1 John 4:18

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.

Matthew 6:33

for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7

PRAYER FOR A CLEAR MIND

Oh loving Lord,

My mind is tangled up. I can’t focus. I’m confused. I need your help, oh Lord.

Send me your Holy Spirit to establish your order. May your Kingdom come and your will be done In my heart, mind and life.

Help me to give up control Into your hands, my Lord.

Let me not be afraid, as you cleanse my soul with the blood of the Lamb of God.

Give me meaning and clarity despite this troubled world.

In Jesus I am steady and free, my spirit at home.

May I focus on heaven, as my Savior comes soon.

I pray for this in Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer for strong faith

With or without faith in God, life comes with challenges. But when your faith is strong, you gain a deeper peace and confidence. Plus, the Lord gives you guidance in every area of your life.

We can all benefit from stronger faith, but how do you get it? You don’t have to be a hero. Instead, the sincerity of your heart matters. If you’re looking for easy or magical solutions, you won’t strengthen your faith.

To be strong, you have to eat healthy. The food Jesus fed upon was the will of his Father. God wants us to love, forgive and serve, and Jesus is our example. If you do your best to follow him, there is no doubt your faith will grow stronger.

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but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 6:40

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.

John 4:34

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”

Matthew 22:36-40

PRAYER FOR A STRONG FAITH

Oh blessed Lord,

I want to praise, honor and glorify you, but my faith is weak.

Help me please, strengthen my faith. Let me give myself up to you.

Teach me, oh Lord, how to love you more, how to love myself more, and how to love others even when it hurts.

Let my faith grow strong in obedience to your teaching to love, serve and forgive.

Reveal to my heart this most excellent way.

I can’t do it alone. May your Spirit to work in me according to your will.

For there I find meaning, there I find feeding for my hungry soul.

I ask in Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer to stay positive

The world is full of negativity these days, and it affects us all. The reality is that times are tough. It’s hard to find meaning and truth sometimes.

The more you develop your relationship with Jesus, the more you understand our complicated world. Also, you understand yourself more. Christ is the key to stay positive, even in the worst situations.

Another thing that leads to negativity or depression is being alone. Remember, the Christian faith is a faith of community. Be a part of your church. Don’t expect the people you find there to be perfect — instead, love them for their humanity. And rejoice with the Body of Christ knowing that all things will be well.

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Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 6:2b-10

PRAYER TO STAY POSITIVE

Oh merciful Lord,

Negativity and noise try to bring me down and isolate me. So I call out to you now.

In the name of Jesus, cast out the enemy and his lies telling me everything is over, and there is no hope.

Fill me with the Spirit of God telling me I am loved, washed clean and reborn in Christ.

May I be steady and quick. Let my faith deflect the enemy’s attack. Strike him down with your Word, oh mighty Lord.

I rejoice in my weakness as it brings me to your feet. A place of glory. A place of rest.

Make it this way for me, oh loving Lord,

In the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Prayer to grow spiritually

In today’s world, spirituality has become a commodity. Everybody is offering spirituality-in-a-box. So we encounter a lot of tips, tricks, methods and quick solutions. The great mystery to spiritual growth might be that it’s not so much of a mystery at all. It’s simply recognizing God is in action at all times.

The most important part of spiritual growth isn’t special knowledge. A humble and willing attitude is all you need. God doesn’t want a change of conduct. Instead, he wants to change your heart.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. He motivates you to get to know Jesus more. This relationship produces blessings in your life for yourself and others. As truth of the resurrection conquers your heart and mind, you give up more control to God. In his hands, your spirit soars free.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and I am working.” 

John 5:17

PRAYER TO GROW SPIRITUALLY

Oh blessed Lord,

I seek your presence now. Let me hear your voice. Speak to my heart.

Show me how to be open to receive your Word. Help me, oh Lord, to grow in your Spirit of truth.

Guide me to understand people and situations. Show me your hand at work everywhere, always.

Let me know Jesus. May I receive his mercy, his teaching, his love. And may my life produce the good fruit of his Spirit.

Help me, oh Lord, to obey your will with joy no matter what the cost. As my soul is redeemed by the blood of Christ.

All this, I ask and trust in Jesus’ holy name,

Amen.

Never forget

Christian teaching gives us many tools to live a more fulfilling and happy life. Still, sometimes we might lose sight of what really matters. We might get caught up in politics, success or activism. Or we might feel crushed by our own failure.

In all of this, the enemy tempts us to put something else at the center of our attention. Then we forget what our faith is all about in the first place.

It’s never too late or never too often to go back to the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Remember what the resurrection means to you. Upon these basic elements, every good fruit of the Spirit comes forth.

So if you’re caught up in thoughts or activity that distract or stress you — just stop. Stop and return to the bedrock. Let the Spirit of God restore you again and again.

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I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 

1 Corinthians 15:13-14

He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 

1 John 4:8-11

NEVER FORGET

Never, ever forget how much you are loved by your Creator, your God.

You may struggle sometimes and even fall, but he lifts you up again.

The Lord is freedom and grace to you. His Spirit reveals a deeper meaning.

Never, ever forget that Jesus died on the cross… and rose again on the third day.

This means everything to your soul. The resurrection is life and truth.

It may seem out of style, or they may try to sell you another gospel, but only one Gospel stays true.

God is love. Jesus is his Son. His blood washes you clean of sin.

Christ is life everlasting.

Believe in God. Love God. Know who you are and where you are going.

This will get you through the darkest times, as you are heaven bound.