Prayer of praise to God during trials

Sometimes the last thing on our minds is exactly what we should be doing. As the entire world is worried about the current crisis, we should remain informed and responsible. Still, world events shouldn’t consume our lives. Our focus should always be on God.

There are many episodes in the Bible where God’s people lifted up their voices to praise him. This happened mostly during two situations: danger and celebration.

God’s word shows us clearly that in times of crisis, we should praise him. Why? It shows how much we depend on him and trust him… especially during tough times.

The world is crying out for answers. The Body of Christ–from all Christian denominations–should be crying out to God in praise.

So let’s praise him during the danger, and then again in the celebration… which is Christ our Lord.

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Prayer of praise to God during trials

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After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice,

“Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!” 

And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying,

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.”

Revelation 7:9-12

PRAYER OF PRAISE TO GOD DURING TRIALS

O blessed Lord,

The world struggles and people are afraid. Nobody knows what to do. Show us your will, O Lord. Reveal to our hearts the victories you won for us. Show us from where you delivered us before.

Let us regain confidence in your grace and mercy. May your children rise up with a strong voice to proclaim your glory. We praise your holy name.

God is great. God is good. He is worthy of thanks & praise. Jesus our Savior, Christ our King. He will come again in glory.

Let your truths come alive for your Church, O Lord. May we live the Gospel more intensely than ever.

Let us proclaim the Good News! Christ has died. He has risen. Christ comes again!

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer for restoration during struggle

Many people are worried now about protecting their health, and that’s fine. We should be careful. Still, some protective mechanisms might be forgotten.

For example:

…Make sure you eat healthy. Build up your natural defenses with plenty of fruits and veggies.

…Get exercise. Even if you haven’t exercised much in the past, you can start now. There are tons of videos online that can help you start according to your fitness level.

…Take a break from the cellphone and the news. Excess information will only stress you out. Don’t leave the TV on blaring bad news all day. Shut it off.

There’s no doubt our stress levels have gone up a lot these days. This means it’s even more important to seek God in prayer to let out your stress and anguish. If not, you might take it out on those around you.

Instead, you should be a source of peace and stability. Don’t worry, God can handle the worst of you… and he will give you his best, Jesus Christ.

Be restored by the Lord. Do not fear. Deepen your trust in God, and face every day with courage. You can do it!

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Prayer for restoration during struggle

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“Be still, and know that I am God.
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 46:10

So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

Isaiah 59:19

You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

Psalm 91:5-7

PRAYER FOR RESTORATION DURING STRUGGLE

O merciful Lord,

Everything has changed so fast. Bad news comes like a river. How can I cope? How can I comprehend?

I cry out to you, my Lord, my God. Today I reach out and up again as I have so many times before. You alone are my refuge. You alone are my hope.

I come to you. You give me rest. Restore this tired child of yours.

Pour out your loving Spirit over me. I need the tenderness of Jesus.

And then… I will rise with Christ.

The Lord makes me nimble & quick. He provides me clarity and strength. And even in the face of calamity, I am sure. I am steady.

I am a child of God.

Nothing can take that away from me. No pestilence or danger will destroy me.

My identity indestructible, for the Lord’s promises are eternal.

God’s word is the final word.

I pray for this in Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Prayer to be steady during panic (coronavirus)

What’s the difference between prudence, worry, and panic? Will protecting your family make it harder for others to protect theirs? How do you deal with the constant avalanche of bad news?

There are no easy answers these days. Nobody is exactly sure what to do. Some are negligent and others go way overboard. In times like these, your faith becomes more important than ever.

Instead of imaging the worst case scenario, remember, people have survived much worse. Sometimes, the panic and fear are greater than any real danger.

Today, the followers of Christ must be his representatives more than ever. Get strength from prayer and God’s word. Stay connected and supportive with each other. Bring calm and hope to any encounter. Be aware, intelligently informed, and strong. Pray hard. The times call for this more than ever. And keep sharing the Good News as souls depend on it for salvation.

A clear, solid, faith-based response to any crisis is the best thing you can do for yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

Do you really believe in Jesus Christ? Then it’s time to show it now. You can do it!

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Prayer to be steady during panic

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Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
yea, wait for the Lord!

Psalm 27:14

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

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

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?” 

John 11:25-26

PRAYER TO BE STEADY DURING PANIC

O blessed Lord,

The world is so complex. Danger and confusion appear everywhere. I feel afraid sometimes.

How can I stay steady, O Lord? Will you help me?

Remind me again that you alone are sovereign. Help me to accept the limits of my existence.

Show me again that despite my smallness, you revealed yourself to me.

You chose to love me. Christ bled and died for me.

Reveal to my soul the truth of the resurrection. Eternal life is God’s promise for all those who believe.

From the wounds of Christ may I find peace, for he has overcome the world.

The Lord is my strength & security. In him I have great hope. With Jesus I am not afraid.

In the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Prayer for help during chaotic times

It seems like there’s so much to worry about sometimes, doesn’t it?

Maybe you’re facing a bunch of different trials right now. Or maybe you’re dealing with one big complex crisis. Then suddenly–something else comes up–then maybe another thing on top of that. The next thing you know you are in the middle of total chaos, and nothing seems to make sense at all.

One important thing to remember is that you can only process so many things at a time. So prioritize and focus on one task. If you have no idea which issue is most important, just tackle them one at a time, then move on.

In many cases, you’ll have to accept imperfect, incomplete, or even risky situations during chaos. But be brave and accept your limitations. Don’t get paralyzed.  Stay focused. Advance on one problem at a time.

In chaotic times, it’s especially hard to stop and pray. But it’s super important to never give up on this. Your time with God will give you strength, peace, and clarity to make better decisions. He might even reveal answers to make things easier for you.

The most important benefit though is that by taking the time to commune with God, your trust in him grows. And your life will show the fruits of that trust.

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Prayer for help during chaotic times

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Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.

Joshua 1:7

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:7

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

PRAYER FOR HELP DURING CHAOTIC TIMES

O merciful Lord,

Everything seems to be whirling around me. So many things in movement, I can’t get my bearings. And worry eats away at me.

Where are you O Lord?

Let me stop now. Breathe.

May your Spirit bring me calm. Stop my mind from racing. Cast out the enemy far from me, in the name of Jesus Christ, my King.

May I rest knowing I cannot control everything. You alone are sovereign over all things.

I place my trust in you, O Lord.

Help me set priorities, based on wisdom, mercy & love. And no matter what may come, keep me sharp and steady.

I know who my Savior is. I know he will come again. That’s all I need to keep going.

Grant me your heavenly grace.

For you alone are holy. You alone are the Lord.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer to to open up more to God

For many Christians, today marks the start of Lent. It’s a time to reflect on our earthly limitations and the great gift of Jesus Christ in our lives. Many devote this time to seeking reconciliation and ways to improve their lives according to God’s word.

Some might make an effort to give up bad habits, attitudes or even addictions. If you feel called to this, face it with courage and humility. Ask for God’s help every day.

Others might choose to add something to their lives, such as offering words of kindness and encouragement to others. Some may even begin to dedicate time to serving those in need.

Whatever your choice, set your mind and heart to open up more to God. Let him in, and let his Spirit work in you.

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Prayer to open up more to God

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Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence,
and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of thy salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 51:10-12,17

PRAYER TO OPEN UP MORE TO GOD

O merciful Lord,

Today I stop for a moment, away from the noise & worry, just to be with you.

I want to open up and let down my guard, to let you see me as I am.

My wounds, my shame, my fragile soul, I want to give it all up to you.

Let me not be afraid, O Lord. Help me to trust you, for the truly humble find rest in your mercy.

May I begin to understand and accept my failures, and no matter what, I know you love me as I am.

Help me to hold nothing back. I give up myself up to you. Cleanse me, heal me. In your grace, I am set free.

Set me free in Christ. Set me free to love more.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen.

Prayer for an important conversation

Do you have to talk to someone soon about something important? If so, make sure you go into the conversation prepared.

Talk to God about the situation first. Let him show you where you might be mistaken in your thoughts or attitude. Also, let his Spirit strengthen you in places where you need to stand firm.

Even when you have to place a limit or stand up for yourself, it should be in a spirit of service and love. Seek the Lord to show you how this can be done. Ask him to reveal his ways to you.

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Prayer for an important conversation

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“You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 5:21-24

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.

John 1:14

And the Lord will guide you continually,
and satisfy your desire with good things,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

Isaiah 58:11

PRAYER FOR AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION

O merciful Lord,

I know I have to face it. I know we must talk, but first, O Lord, prepare me.

Set me free, heal me. Bring me to the place where I am at peace with myself and with my God.

Cast out, O Lord, any anger, fear or resentment. Free me of any temptation to control or manipulate.

Fill me with the desire to only seek your holy will.

Make my convictions firm, O Lord, without self-interest, without needing to prove a point.

Instead, may my words be saturated with the grace of Almighty God.

Help me to genuinely listen and to humbly serve, as my Lord Jesus served.

Send us your Holy Spirit, O Lord. Prepare our hearts and  minds.

I place all my trust in you.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen.

Prayer in times of doubt

Wouldn’t it be great to be 100% sure of all your decisions? Well, maybe not. You see, our doubts, fears and needs lead us to seek God. So when you doubt, it can be a good thing since it means you need God to help you to be sure.

When you are doubting, return to the things you can be sure about then move forward from there. A stable spiritual life makes decision making and discernment easier. The hard decisions will always be hard. But when you know, without a doubt, that God loves you, then your perspective changes. Big scary problems shrink, and the clouds of uncertainty begin to float away.

Don’t get obsessed with getting a concrete answer from God. Instead, focus on asking to understand his will and how he wants you to grow as a person.

Pray for God’s answers. Seek his will. Search in his Word for guidance. But remember, beyond your current situation, he has already given you the most important answer of all. Jesus.

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Prayer in times of doubt

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Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 32:8

PRAYER IN TIMES OF DOUBT

O blessed Lord,

Sometimes I’m not sure If the decisions I make are right. I doubt and worry.

Show me, O Lord, the way. Let me understand that it’s okay to be unsure, that it’s normal and human.

Reveal to me again where I can be certain. Show me the place where my doubts disappear.

In the Resurrection may I find truth and security. In knowing God exists and knowing he loves me.

Make my trust in you unshakable.

Even though it may be hard, and my decisions might be wrong, let my heart and soul know you will never leave me.

May I seek you in prayer to receive the answers you want me to hear.

May I find peace in the answers Christ gives me in his wounds.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen.

Prayer to be perseverant

Feeling low on energy and hope? Are you in a struggle or hoping for something hugely important? Nobody can control the world, but if you see things from a spiritual perspective, it enables you to stay solid in the tough times.

God hears your prayer and sees your struggle. He might also be taking advantage of the situation to form your character (patience, dedication, loyalty, faithfulness, etc.). Trust and be aware of this process. Stay faithful to the fight and to God. Plus, let him do the heavy lifting. Appeal to his goodness and mercy when you pray to him.

Above all, trust in God and his promises. Accept his will, and you will discover wonderful mysteries along the way. No, it won’t be easy, and it might not turn out the way you expect. But if you give it up to God, it will be heavenly.

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Prayer to be perseverant

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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

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.

Romans 5:3-5

PRAYER TO BE PERSEVERANT

O merciful Lord,

My struggle seems to go on forever without end. Sometimes I feel like giving up.

What can I do, O Lord?

I invoke your Spirit once again to pour out God’s grace over me.

Restore my inner strength, make my position solid. Strengthen my character.

Help me to trust more in you my Lord, my God.

Let not a single moment go to waste, O Lord. May it be a constant, ongoing conquest of my heart.

May I give up more to you. as you give me all I need.

The battle is yours, O Lord, your victory guaranteed.

I dig in and find sure footing. I plant my feet firmly on Christ.

In Jesus, I am complete. My mind and heart at rest. My soul secure.

I pray for this in Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer for renewal

Getting tired of the same old routine? Feeling like nothing inspires you anymore? Believe it or not, this feeling might be a good thing. Why? It might be God’s way of telling you it’s time for a change.

Maybe you need to begin a new activity. Why not join a group, take up a new service or volunteer work, or finish that project you’ve had on your mind? Make the time and take the plunge. You can do it if you try!

Remember though, God’s project is you. It’s your relationship with Jesus. So as you move forward in the new, let the Lord breathe fresh life into your spiritual walk. Build all things upon your walk with the Lord, and let his grace shine in your life.

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Prayer for renewal

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He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

Luke 5:36-38

Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

PRAYER FOR RENEWAL

O merciful Lord,

I’ve been feeling a bit empty and far from you. I’m weary from the struggle.

Renew me, O Lord, help me.

May I be the new wine in new wineskins.

May I be the fresh page upon which you write.

I seek a more spacious place in my walk with you.

Break down the old in me, the hardness, and build up the new in you.

Bring me to a deeper place of rest, where your power and Spirit make room so I can breathe.

Show me how it happens when I surrender myself to you.

May I rejoice with a strong heart. Give me a clear voice to speak God’s love to all.

I’m not there yet, O Lord, but I want to go.

Take me there with you. Renew me. Set me free.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Prayer for when you’re not happy

Unhappiness is all too common these days. There are a lot of people suffering from depression all around the world. If a sense of sadness or lack of motivation persists in your life, it’s important that you seek help. You do not have to live with constant unhappiness.

One of the things that helps avoid sadness is to get moving. Exercise, activity, and engaging with the world helps a lot — especially when your activity lets you connect with people (I talk more about this in the audio below the prayer).

Still, your faith in God is the most powerful remedy against sadness. Remember his great love for you. Remember all Jesus did and does for you.  You are loved so much by our Creator. Go to his presence and be filled with his love which drives out all sadness.

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Prayer for when you're not happy

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If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 

John 15:10-12

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

PRAYER FOR WHEN YOU’RE NOT HAPPY

O loving Lord,

I’m not feeling well. I’m unhappy. Why do I feel this way? Can you help me? Will you?

Remind me again, O Lord, of the great love of Christ. How he gave everything for me, taking all my shame upon him.

He gave up his innocence for me. Jesus bled for me. He died for me. The love of God has no limit.

May the merciful love of Christ touch my soul once again. May your Spirit enter my sad heart. Restore me. Stay.

And may my heart respond to your love, O blessed Lord, by loving someone else. As loving another is the best way to love you.

I can’t do it alone, O Lord.

I need you desperately. I depend upon you. I trust you.

Awaken in me your love. Bring me your everlasting joy.

In the name of Christ Jesus,

Amen.