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


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,


Prayer for when you’re not sure

Are doubt and confusion bothering you? How can you find a clear path? How can you get the answers you need?

Sometimes God gives us a clear answer, but we don’t want to hear it, or we are afraid. In other moments, he might not give a specific answer, but time spent in his presence enables us to make wise decisions.

In every case, when you seek God’s counsel, it helps. A stronger relationship with the Lord improves every area of your life, especially in moments of doubt.

You might have to live with uncertainty in some things, but in the love of Jesus, you are 100% secure. So seek his Word. Listen. Obey and be blessed.

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Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

John 6:29

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

Matthew 6:33


O blessed Lord,

Clouds and doubt fill my mind. I seek answers and truth. So here I am. I seek you.

I appeal to your goodness and loving mercy, O Lord. Guide me, show me the way.

Set my house in order first. Show me if I must change, forgive or ask for forgiveness.

Prepare my heart to receive your Word revealed to me. Help me to accept and trust in your answer. Let not my fears get in the way.

May my guide be Christ, my Master, my Lord. He trusted unconditionally, his obedience complete, and the love of God poured out to save the world.

May your Holy Spirit, who resurrected Jesus, give me confidence and clarity.

As I am your child. I am never alone.

In Jesus name I pray,


Prayer for when you feel stuck

Stuck in a rut? Or maybe you’re in a situation where it seems like there’s no way out. No matter what happens to you, with God, there are always options. When you tap into your faith your perspective changes.

When you deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ, you discover a wide, new and spacious place. It doesn’t depend on people or circumstances. Instead, you find rest in the Spirit of God.

Transform your moment of frustration into an opportunity to get closer to the Lord. Cry out to him. Seek his presence. Then trust that he will deliver you to a new place in his grace.

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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

And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain upon tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seem slow, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay.
Behold, he whose soul is not upright in him shall fail,
but the righteous shall live by his faith.

Habakkuk 2:2-4


O heavenly Lord,

I’m spinning my wheels. I’m stuck in my tracks. I’m not where I want to be.

Help me, O Lord!

Show me first that in Christ I am always free. My soul is safe.

Let my strength and confidence come from you, O Lord. And if I must wait give me patience and grace. Prepare me for what is to come.

And then…

Break wide open the chains binding me, holding me back.

Strike down the enemy trying to tie me up with his lies.

Free my mind, O Lord, show me a new direction. Reveal to me again the right path in Christ Jesus.

Make me nimble and quick, decisive and sure. May your Spirit prepare the

way to new pastures and deeper joy.

In Jesus name I pray,


Prayer to quiet the mind

Is your head full of noise? You have too many worries, or maybe you just find it hard to focus. Perhaps you’re trying to figure something out. Be careful though not to try to figure out everything at once.

When you learn to live with uncertainty, you learn to trust God. Nobody can know it all or have it all under control. Don’t let the enemy trick you into an endless cycle of worry and thought. Let the Lord take you by the hand and set you free.

It all begins with trust in the Lord. So stay faithful to your prayer time. Read your Bible. Go to church. Take care of the simple, essential things in your life. And for all the things beyond your control, know that God has you in his hand. In Christ, your soul is safe and your spirit flies free.

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.

Matthew 6:33-34

Who rises up for me against the wicked?
    Who stands up for me against evildoers?
If the Lord had not been my help,
    my soul would soon have dwelt in the land of silence.
When I thought, “My foot slips,”
    thy steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.
When the cares of my heart are many,
    thy consolations cheer my soul.

Psalm 94:16-19


O merciful Lord, noise and worry take away my peace. I get tied up, and my mind runs in circles.

Will you help me?

Reach out your hand, O Lord. Cast out the liar that tells me there is no hope. Let me not look to the world but instead to your wounds to find rest for my soul.

If I must change a habit, attitude or lack of trust, then show me, cleanse me.

The blood of Christ sets me free.

I wish to feel the gentle breeze of your loving grace. You alone give me the quiet

and security I need. For the promise of Jesus is salvation for all who believe in his name.

I believe in you, O Lord. I am your child, and you are my God.

In Jesus name,


Prayer for more of God’s love

God’s love is always there for you. Still, you might not feel it or sense the presence of his love. But if you pray for God’s love (or to be more aware of it), it becomes more apparent in your life. Plus, it’s the best cure for all the things you want to improve about yourself.

Praying for God’s love might not be the most common type of prayer, but it should be. When you pray for his love, things take on a whole new perspective. Difficulty shrinks and peace in your heart grows.

One of the greatest things about God’s love is that it removes fear. When you know for sure that you are loved and forgiven, you feel secure. Jesus promises us eternal life. This is the promise of love. Trust and build your relationship with God on that promise. Then  go forth and share the love overflowing from your heart.

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Prayer for more of God's 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. 

1 John 4:7-9

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. We love, because he first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19


O loving Lord,

I’m far from perfect. Many parts of my character could be more pure, and things aren’t always how I want them to be.

One thing I know for sure, one thing I trust in, and count on with all my heart, is the power of God’s love.

So fill me, O Lord, with your grace and loving Spirit.

The best answer to all my problems and imperfections is more of you.

Pour yourself over me, O Lord. Cleanse and restore me. I ask for more of Christ in me to cast out the darkness, fear, hurt and shame.

Your love for me is infinite and all powerful.

I am a child of God.

My lips sings praises to your glory. In Christ, my soul soars free.

In Jesus name,


Prayer for hard times in life

Are you in the middle of a very hard trial right now? Maybe you don’t see a way out or maybe things have been tough for a long time, but God is at work. You can count on it.

It’s normal to feel down and troubled during difficult times. This does not mean you don’t have faith. It just means you are human. Still, during the hard times, it can  be especially hard to pray and trust in God.

Don’t let go of Jesus though. Don’t give up hope. Hang on tight to him!

No matter how things turn out, difficult times can always be used for good. Trust in the plans and promises of God. You may not fully understand now, but eventually the Lord will reveal deeper truths to you.

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And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, la′ma sabach-tha′ni?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” 

Matthew 27:46

and I will give him the morning star.

Revelation 2:28

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4

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


O merciful Lord,

I’m facing a tough time. I don’t want to lose hope, but it hurts. I’m broken.

Do you see me Lord?

Right now, things look so dark. So I cry out to you. I seek the impossible peace.

Let me let go, O Lord, all my fears and suffering into your hands.

Help me to trust in your will despite the trials and hurt. Cast out the enemy, O Lord. Strike down his influence and lies.

My Lord Jesus bled and died for me. May this truth penetrate my heart to heal me and set me free.

Grant me the grace of Christ that shines bright in the night, the morning Star rising in new life and glory.

I am yours, O Lord, now, in the struggle, and forever in your glory.

In Jesus name,


Prayer for worry and stress

Feeling stressed out? You probably need a break from your hectic life or maybe you are facing a big challenge or crisis.

There are two ways in which stress and worry go away: when circumstances change or when you change.

Even if it’s hard, even if you feel like you don’t have the time or energy, seek God. Put him at the top of your priorities. Don’t wait anymore. The Lord is waiting to help and heal you, but it won’t happen unless you open your heart to him.

So place all your worries and your fear at the feet of Christ. Be real about it. Sincere. Let it go and give it up to him. Then let his Spirit rush in to transform you and bring you true peace.

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O God, thou art my God, I seek thee,
my soul thirsts for thee;
my flesh faints for thee,
as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary,
beholding thy power and glory.
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 63:1-4

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


O heavenly Lord,

I can’t deny it, worry consumes me and stress brings me down.

So I go to you, O Lord, for in the chaos of this world you are my only hope.

Let my heart know that in an instant of faith and trust in you all my fear can be shattered, and I break free.

For my soul knows, as it has always known, it can trust and rest in you.

For that reason, my soul seeks its Savior.

Christ alone saves my soul. My deepest need now met brings me a calm heart, a humble heart, as the love of God quiets the raging waters of my soul.

By your loving grace make it so. Set me free in Christ.

In Jesus name I pray,


Prayer to give more

We all have our challenges and struggles. Sometimes what we have to deal with in our own lives seems to be more than we can handle. Still, as followers of Christ, how should we respond to those in need?

Jesus set the bar very high by asking us to love even our enemies. The parable of the Good Samaritan is another example. And what was the example of Jesus? Give until it hurts.

Ask yourself: Do you only give when it’s convenient and comfortable? Do you only give to your family? Where else can you see the image of Jesus in need?

Our world is complex and many suffer. We can decide how we want to make changes. If we follow the example of our Lord, we can see how he:

  • Helped with the most urgent needs
  • Helped on a one-on-one basis
  • Encouraged his disciples to help as a team
  • Linked the Gospel message to acts of compassion

Are we, as the Body of Christ doing the same thing? If not, why not?

Let it start with asking God to change our hearts and show us the way. Then, let his love manifest in our lives through concrete action. Move out of your zone of comfort and move into a place of blessings.

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for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 

Matthew 25:35-36

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

Acts 20:35

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20


O heavenly Lord,

You delivered me out of the pit of despair. I owe my life to you. What can I possibly give in return?

Help me to see, O Lord, with the eyes of Christ. Show me where I can help, where I can give.

Show me your face in the face of those in need. Do not let the worries of this world harden my heart. Remind me how much I am blessed, how much I am loved.

Then teach my heart, O Lord, to give as you give and to love as you love.

In this way, Christ lives in me.

Show me how, O Lord, as you are my faith and my salvation.

I pray in the name of Jesus,


Prayer for when you feel empty

Do you find that life seems to have lost its color? Are you feeling empty inside? Maybe even important events or celebrations don’t make you feel much emotion.

Sometimes, this feeling of emptiness may be an early sign of depression. It’s important to talk about this with someone you trust. Also, seek activities that diversify and strengthen your personal, real world, relationships (family, church, volunteer, sports, hobbies, etc.)

In the end – deep down – we all hunger and thirst for God. Even if you don’t feel something, that doesn’t mean he’s not there.

So go back and remember the miracles and transformations he made in your life.

Go back and give thanks for all the times he protected and guided you.

Return to the cross and look upon Jesus. Understand the forgiveness of God. See how much he loves you.

Live a faith that rejoices in the resurrection. You are called to believe and rise up with Christ. This goes beyond emotions. Instead, it’s your soul full of joy knowing its Savior has come.

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Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

John 6:35

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 6:1b-10


O loving Lord,

I know you are there, yet still, I feel empty inside. Why is this happening? Can you see me Lord?

I come to your presence as I seek a renewal. May my emptiness be filled by your loving Spirit. Only you can nourish my soul.

Reveal to my mind and heart the deeper meaning, a more mature faith that I may walk with God no matter how I feel.

For the purest love, the love of Christ, asks for nothing in return.

The purest love only knows how to give.

Guide me, O Lord,  into a new, spacious place where in loving and giving, as Jesus loves me, I am fulfilled.

I pray in Jesus name,


Prayer to stay centered

The world is full of distractions, and it’s complex. And you have your own struggles to deal with on top of it all. It’s very easy to lose focus and fall into a hurried, out-of-control existence.

If you put your problems at the center of your life, then everything looks dark. If you put the Light of Christ at the center, everything is illuminated by his Spirit.

Remember, it takes time and effort. So seek the presence of the Lord. Spend time in prayer and with his Word. Be in communion with your church. When you take these steps to put Jesus at the center, you gain clarity and direction. This saves you time and restores your peace.

The Kingdom of God is his order and all the potential within it. It all depends upon your relationship with Jesus Christ. Let it be strong. Let it give you life.

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Prayer to stay centered

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Though a host encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.

Psalm 27:3

For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life[ will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Matthew 16:24-26


O blessed Lord,

Everything tries to pull me apart to disrupt my peace and break me into pieces.

Will you help me?

I go to you O Lord, I seek you. I run to you. May I return to your presence, the essence of my being for I am a child of God and Christ is my Lord.

In you, only you, I find security and rest. Even if the wind howls and the enemy pounds at my door, I will stand firm. I will not fall. Upon Christ this house is built.

In the name of Jesus, cast out the evil one, O Lord. Give me the courage to return to the center that is Christ, my Savior.

And may your mighty Spirit take this broken spirit to rise up, resurrected, with a stronger heart, a greater love.

I pray for this in Jesus name,