Prayer to God to fill in the gaps

Are you facing a challenge, and you feel like you don’t measure up to the task? Or maybe you face complex family issues. You try your best, but there’s so much beyond your reach. You might even feel like a failure.

Falling short is a universal human experience. Nobody can do it all. And sometimes, even when we try our best, we make a mess.

If we ask for God’s help, two incredible things happen. First, he begins to work on the situation. His solutions and timing might not be exactly what we had in mind, but with time, we understand his ways. Second, he works on us to trust him more. We learn to work with him, guided by the Spirit. And we learn to be more humble since we see how much we depend on God.

So in life’s struggles, let God fill in the gaps, both near and far. Instead of seeking specific results or perfection, seek the presence of the Lord. Be not afraid… trust and believe!

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Prayer for God to fill in the gaps

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1


O heavenly Lord,

I can’t seem to get to it all. I’m falling short on time & focus. And sometimes I fall to the floor broken into pieces.

I ask you to complete me, O Lord. Take my limits, my mistakes, even my shame. Place it all in the wounded side of Jesus.

In his body, I am nourished. By his blood, I have peace.

Send your Spirit to where I can’t reach. May your grace and mercy work where I can’t work. Especially in those places inside me where I desperately need your healing love, where I can’t do it myself.

So I’ll lean on you my Lord. I open myself up to you to fill in those empty places that cry out for your grace. And you will hold me together. You will be my strength.

May I continue forward fully trusting in my Lord.

In Jesus name,


Prayer of praise and worship

Is your prayer life narrow or wide open? Sometimes the way we pray reveals our spiritual focus. If you are always just asking for things, you’re missing a big part of your relationship with God.

Think about it. When you interact with a person, and all you do is ask for favors, then the dialog is limited. This means you don’t fully know the other person. The same thing happens in your relationship with the Lord. It’s important to explore and develop different ways of communication. Praise and worship are essential to this process.

So tell God how great he is. Tell him how much you love him and thank him. Let him know how much you value your faith and the work Jesus did for you on the cross. Show in adoration how much you depend on God. Open your heart up to his Spirit, and watch your heart grow. This is the way to greater courage and lasting love.

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Prayer of praise and worship

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Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
n his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:1-7


O blessed Lord,

I seek your presence now. I invoke your Spirit to guide me to open myself up to you in my praise and worship.

When I was lost and wounded, you found me. You healed me. You forgave me and restored me. So many times you have held me in your hand. You work wonders in my soul.

Holy is your name, O Lord. You are love and all glory is yours. You are faith and hope to me. Nowhere else can I find your promise of eternal life. Nowhere else can I open myself without fear and without shame.

You know me, inside and out. I give it all up to you, O Lord. You cleanse me. You purify me. You make me whole.

O loving Lord, your sweet mercy brings great joy to this weary soul. I praise you. I adore you. You are my Lord, my God.

In Jesus name, I pray,


Prayer to stay steady & solid

We’re all finding it difficult to stay steady these days. There’s just too much to worry about it seems, right? Well it might be time to dial down your focus. It’s not that you don’t care, but you can’t fix all the problems of this world.

Refocus on what you can change. Place your attention where it’s needed most. Your family, work, church, and friendships. Don’t withdraw from and neglect these spaces. If you’re feeling hopeless and helpless, know that in these core areas you can make a huge impact.

If you’re confused and seeking truth, go back to the Gospel. Nourish yourself with the truth that speaks to your heart. Jesus died for you. He forgives you and loves you. He rose from the dead. Christ will come again. Believe. Trust. Be solid and move forward.

You can do it! God will help you!

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.”

John 11:25-27

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 6:68-69


O merciful Lord,

Life was already hard enough and now there’s much more trouble. The world is in such turmoil. What can I do, O Lord? Where can I go?

Rise up, O Lord, rise up! In the name of Jesus Christ strike down the evil one with your mighty hand. Free me from my worry & fear.

Show me again, O Lord, as you have so many times, that your Spirit guides me to face even the toughest trial. Give me courage & clarity. May my faith and hope shine even more intensely as Jesus Christ is forever my King.

Every moment, every task lived in faith is a victory. Keep me steady, keep me sharp. By your Spirit I remain solid. Upon your Word, I stand firm. I will not be moved from the Rock that is Jesus Christ my Lord.

In Jesus name I pray,


Prayer to give thanks to the Lord (even in hard times)

In good times and bad, we can be thankful. This might be the secret to happiness. If you remain thankful to God — even when times are tough — it gives you a healthy perspective. Thankfulness frees you of a lot of negativity that can cloud your thinking.

Even in the worst situations, the grace of God can reveal to you reasons to be thankful. Seek the Lord and you will find purpose and meaning to any circumstance. And you will find the strength to persevere.

If you have been blessed with abundance, share the blessing with others. Spread forward the generosity God has given you. May your kindness help build the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Prayer to give thanks to the Lord

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Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26


O blessed Lord,

You revealed to my heart your teachings. You give me strength I never knew I had. You lifted up this broken child and put me on my feet.

Your peace pours out over me from the sacred wounds of Christ. And when the enemy rises up, you cast him out far from me.

For all this and more I thank you, O loving Lord. Your abundant grace & mercy fill my heart with joy. You are so good to me.

In the Lord Jesus Christ I find the deepest meaning. I know that I am loved. And with your Spirit alive in me I can love others more & more.

This world may be in turmoil, but I know for sure who I am. I am your child, forever free, in the grace of God I am home.

Thank you blessed Lord, for my life and for your love.

In Jesus name,


Prayer to find refuge in the Lord

It seems like nothing is safe and secure anymore. Still, if you stop and think about it, there was never any earthly guarantee of total security. Life has always been unpredictable, and it always will be.

Yes, we should be responsible. We should care for ourselves and others–but our control over things is limited.

Instead of worrying about things out of your control, have hope in something truly eternal. God’s love is forever. The promises of Jesus are real. Build your confidence and security on the Rock that is Christ. Then go live and love with courage as a beloved child of God.

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Prayer to find refuge in the Lord

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fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:27


O loving Lord,

It’s not easy for me these days. Where can I find truth? Where can I be safe?

In the storm you call out to me. You tell me Lord, I am yours. You are mine. In your love and mercy I find the safest place.

My life may be full of trials, but in Christ I stand firm. In this world there may be trouble, but you save my soul forever. No matter what may come my hope rests on the heavenly promises of God.

For you are the Lord that drives out sin and despair. You lifted me up and told me, “You are my child. Be not afraid!”

You give me life eternal. You set me free forever.

I put my full trust in you, O Lord. Protect me. Guide me. May your Spirit go forward to prepare the way. The way of Jesus Christ, my King.

In his holy name I pray,


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Prayer for a divided family

Is your family facing division? It could be due to internal conflicts or outside influences. Either way, few things are more painful than family strife.

Things may look bleak right now, and it might seem impossible… but don’t give up hope! Stay faithful in prayer and service to your family. Maybe they might not let you get close, but serve them best from where you can.

Also, ask God what you might need to change or give up to close the gap. Remember, you don’t have to compromise your values to have a dialog… or to love more.

Trust that the Spirit of God is working in everyone during these trials. Stay hopeful and stay faithful, no matter how long it takes. Let Jesus be your comfort and guide. Cry out to him!

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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:7

For with God nothing will be impossible.

Luke 1:37

And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:5

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27:14


O loving Lord,

Do you see my family? Can you see my hurt? How long, O Lord, will it last? When will we be united again?

I don’t know why it has to be this way, but it is. Help my heart to understand. Give me comfort even though I see my family torn apart.

I seek rest in your Spirit. May I remain faithful to Christ by staying faithful to my family. Show us how to heal and forgive.

Help me to keep my convictions but also love truly. Jesus shows how it’s done on the cross. Christ resurrected reveals to me God’s power for those who wait.

I will not lose hope. I will stay faithful and true. I reject the lies of the enemy. May your mighty Spirit work in us.

Have mercy, bring us together in the love of Christ, O Lord.

In his holy name,


Prayer for the hardest times

Although we all face challenges, some situations in life are more extreme than others. When you’re at your limit–and life seems like it’s falling apart–it is very hard to keep the faith.

But don’t give up. Even though you might not see it now, God is still with you. Jesus has not abandoned you.

Remember, God can make a miracle. So pray for it. Also, he can send people to help you. So ask for help too.

Dig deep into your faith. Don’t be afraid. Trust in the Lord to deliver you!

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Prayer for the hardest times

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

John 17:25-26

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,

Philippians 1:29

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 6:68-69


O merciful Lord,

Only you truly know how hard life is for me. Only you know how much I hurt. Where can I go but to you?

The pain is so deep, I can hardly bear it. Only Christ on the cross helps me understand.

And so, I hold on tight to my Lord. I offer my wounded heart wide open to your mercy. Only my soul fully knows how much faith means to me now.

I seek heavenly justice, and I receive the peace that only a handful will know, a deep intimacy with Christ granted to those that suffer deeply, as I do. As he did.

So despite the pain, betrayal, and injustice—I will believe.

Despite the hurt, my trust in God is unshakable.

And beyond my earthly limits, I am free & at peace, in Christ, my Resurrection, my Life.

In Jesus name,


Prayer of praise to the Lord

We tend to praise God when things are going good, and that’s great. But what about when things aren’t going so good? What about when you struggle or when your back is against the wall? Can you praise God in those moments?

Throughout the Scriptures, we find this kind of action — praising God during times of danger and difficulty. This is a great spiritual secret. When we praise the Lord in tough situations, he delivers big time. He sets us free of the negativity that haunts us.

So rise up with Jesus. Be transformed in your thanks and praise to God Almighty.

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Prayer of praise to the Lord

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Because thy steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise thee.
So I will bless thee as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.

Psalm 63:3-4


O merciful Lord,

When nobody could reach me, You were there.

When my life was a wreck, You lifted me up.

When I was tormented & hurt, You set me free.

No love is greater than the love of my Lord. His wisdom sings freedom to my heart and soul. The blood of Christ cleanses me of my shame and my sin.

So I will praise His holy name. My praise is heartfelt & strong. I will not hold back my joy.

I lift up my arms & voice to say: You are love and life. You are truth and justice. You are mercy and grace. And nothing can separate me from your love.

You are my Savior, my Lord. So I cry out: Praise the Lord! Praise his great & holy name!

Glory Hallelujah! In Christ, my soul flies free!

In Jesus name,


Prayer to open your heart

When you open your heart to someone, you take a risk. You could get hurt, right?

But if you keep your heart closed,  what happens? It gets cold and hard.

There is one place where you can open your heart without risk — in the presence of God. The Lord is pure health and goodness. He will never condemn anyone who seeks his mercy and love.

Jesus makes your heart strong and healthy. Go to him. Open your heart. Then have the courage to go out into the world to feel again and to love more.

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Prayer to open your heart

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I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26


O blessed Lord,

I carry my wounds deep inside. Can I hide them even from you? How long will I hurt? How lonely is my heart?

Help me, O Lord, to trust you. You gave me Jesus, your only Son. Innocent. Faithful. Pure. What further proof do I need? The love of God has no limit.

In the wounds of Christ I am safe and secure. Nothing in my heart, nothing in my past, no amount of shame or sorrow can extinguish the mercy of God. You show me tenderly your great care for me.

So let me open up my heart in that place of sacred trust & safety. In Jesus, there is no condemnation. By the blood of Christ I am free.

May your grace rush in, O Lord. Make me whole and healthy, to trust more, to love more. As I am loved beyond all measure.

In Jesus name I pray,