Prayer for myself

Do you pray for other people a lot? What about praying for yourself? Sometimes, we need to pray just for ourselves. This doesn’t mean your are selfish. It simply means you trust in our good and generous God.

Take the time to pray for yourself. This gives you the comfort and restoration you need. You can gain meaning and freedom. Then you can serve others with renewed energy. First, receive the love and blessings of the Lord. Then, go out to share the Good News with the world.

“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

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Prayer for myself

O loving Lord,

I’m worn out & wounded. Do you see my struggle? Can you see me, Lord?

Right here, right now, I open myself up to you.

I’ve seen so many things. I’ve been hurt for far too long. And now the only hope I have is Jesus.

I know he never leaves me. He will never turn me away. And just by saying his name I begin to sense a change.

Jesus is my Lord, my Savior.

So heal me, O Lord, cleanse me. Lift me up to you again. I release all my pain, my worry, my shame – I give it all up to you.

In return you offer me eternal life. You are the Lord my God.

By your grace I am forgiven. I can be responsible & free. You make me strong & faithful. You fill my heart with joy.

May it all be for my good and for your glory.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

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The Little Prayer Book… now even littler!

Due to popular demand, I’m re-releasing one of my best-selling books in a new format.

The Little Prayer Book is now available in a Special Pocket Book size (4″ x 6″) with larger print.

Some readers requested this smaller size, and now it’s available for sale. It’s easier than ever to take this little book with you wherever you go.

I didn’t just shrink down the print to make the book smaller. Instead, I reformatted it and made the print larger for easy reading.

This special edition of The Little Prayer Book comes in a very neat and simple design.

Be inspired by some of the most meaningful prayers I ever wrote.

This book is a great gift!

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Prayer to stay solid & strong

Are you facing a difficult moment in your life? Certainly, it’s not the first time. Don’t forget, in the past you also faced tough times. And you got through them. You were faithful, steady, and sure. You made it to the other side.

Do you remember in the past when you found strength you never knew you had? Despite your weakness, you were strong somehow. That’s God’s grace working miracles in your life. Nobody is perfect 100%. But God places the capacity in all of us to do great things.

And what are those great things? It’s being a solid father, mother, sister, or brother. It’s caring for a loved one. It’s being a friend. You are present when you’re needed. You don’t have to be a hero. You just have to show up and do your best.

So find rest in the Lord. He will sustain you and lift you up. He is your strength and salvation.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

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Prayer to stay solid and strong

O merciful Lord,

I doubt and I worry. People say things to me that tear me down. The enemy tempts me to give up and run away.

Won’t you help me, O Lord?

First let me know that I am far from perfect. I accept my limits. I have my history & my sins.

And by the blood of Christ I have been set free.

I open the archives of my faith. You called me as your child. Your hand guided me & kept me safe, so many times before.

And from that place of strength, where your Spirit lives in me, this child of God takes courage. I stay centered, steady & firm.

Come what may, get me ready in body, spirit, and mind. For this free, forgiven soul stands firm on the love of the Lord.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen. 

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Prayer for a heart after God’s own heart

Do you ever feel out of sync? Instead of things flowing freely, it seems like you stumble through life. Could it be due to not taking God into account? Are you keeping him at the fringes of your life? What might things look like if you truly trusted in him?

A heart after God’s own heart means you do your absolute best to go all in for the Lord. This doesn’t mean fanaticism. Instead, it’s a deep relationship, a holy bond. It’s hearing, obeying, and loving the Lord. You pay attention to what your heart needs and to what God gives you.

The result? You are in tune with the Spirit of God. Your life isn’t perfect, but you take things in stride. You avoid unnecessary suffering, and things gradually fall into place.

So call out to the Lord. Receive a graceful mix of humility and courage. Carry the Holy Spirit with you wherever you go. Then watch your life be filled with wonder and joy.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Prayer for a heart after God’s own heart

O mighty Lord,

I come to your presence. Here I find rest. I can’t get through this life on my own. Here I place my heart in your loving hands.

O blessed Lord, mold my heart to your heart.

Let me see as you see. Let me feel as you feel.

Let me love as you love. Let me give as you give.

This is the way of my Lord, my Savior Jesus Christ.

Let me not be afraid to open my heart to your Spirit of life everlasting.

May I trust in all you have prepared for me.

May I walk with you, O Lord, humble yet sure.

I am safe in your hands. Nothing can take me away from you.

My heart cries out for joy. My soul forever free.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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Prayer for a heart like Jesus’

It’s difficult to maintain a tender heart these days. Like everyone, you face lots of pressure. You encounter people who are angry, sad or frustrated — and it hurts. Your own troubles weigh you down. And as a defense, you might be tempted to harden your heart.

But a hard heart keeps God’s Spirit out too. A hardened heart doesn’t feel much pain or joy. It’s afraid to love. So return to the Lord to have your heart restored. He waits for you now and always.

Let the Lord renew you. Let him return your heart of flesh. Let him give you a heart like Jesus’.

 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

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PRAYER FOR A HEART LIKE JESUS’

O blessed Lord,

I’ve been through so much. I’m beat, down & tired. So many worries. So much pain. My own failure faces me.

Can you help me, O Lord? Will you lift up this weary child once again?

May your Spirit speak to my spirit again. I listen. I trust & believe. I refuse to accept that all is lost. I reject the lies of the enemy telling me there’s no hope. The Lord cleanses me. He heals me.

For my God is the God of the living, and Jesus Christ my salvation. So I will embrace life as difficult as it may be. And my heart will hurt sometimes.

But Jesus loves me with a human heart. Give me a heart like his heart. Healthy. Strong. Full of life.

Not afraid to feel. Not afraid to love.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

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Prayer for when your heart hurts

Have you been suffering from a hurting heart? Maybe you are in a fight with someone, or maybe there’s a distance, and it’s been going on for a long time. Or perhaps someone you know is hurting themself. It seems like there’s no way out, no solution.

Perhaps you’ve reached a point where you’re no longer interested in who’s right or wrong. You just want the relationship and people to heal. You hope for restoration. But there may be a lot of history, the struggle continues, and the hurt remains.

So you can choose to run away, harden your heart, or run to God. Is love is worth the wait? Let the Spirit be your comfort and your guide.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

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PRAYER FOR WHEN YOUR HEART HURTS

O merciful Lord,

I tremble. I’m weak. I barely have the strength to pray.

I just want to run away from it all. Part of me has been hurting for oh so long.

But my heart knows, and my spirit knows.

And my soul cries out “Go to the Lord!” In you I will find my refuge.

I struggle to understand. It so hard to accept the pain I feel in my heart.

For love lives there, and love will suffer for its beloved.

Here I am, O Lord! Here I am!

I have nothing left to give. I feel empty & abandoned.

So I seek you. I cling to you. In Jesus name I ask for your healing mercy.

I go to you as I have no other answer, no other hope

than Jesus Christ my Savior, my Lord.

Amen.

Prayer for Ukraine

As there are nearly 300 prayers posted on this site, I haven’t posted a new prayer for some time now. My writing efforts now focus on answering prayer requests and on the Third Millennium Man website.

Yesterday, someone requested a prayer for Ukraine, and a faithful online friend responded. Jan is a true servant of Christ. She has lovingly responded to many, many prayer requests here. Jan is a blessing for me and for many others.

Here is Jan’s heartfelt prayer for Ukraine:

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Lord,

We lift our brothers and sisters in Ukraine up to You. Your Word tells us that “You are our refuge and strength and ready to help in times of trouble” Psalm 46:1.

Give them strength and courage Father, and help them in this time of trouble. Hide them (Psalm 27:5) when trouble comes, out of reach of their enemy.

Draw near to them so they feel Your loving presence Jesus. Comfort them (2Corinthians 1:3-4) and surround them with those who will pray for and with them.

When fear is upon them bring to their minds that “You are with them, for You are their God; You will strengthen them, You will help them, You will uphold them with Your victorious right hand” Isaiah 41:10.

Keep them warm as they huddle in cold basements and parking garages. Provide them their daily bread.

Bring sweet sleep to them when they sleep at night, knowing You are watching over them (Psalm 121:4).
Give them godly wisdom, clarity and clear direction of the steps they should take.

Send your angels as a hedge of protection around the people of Ukraine (Psalm 91:11).
Bring confusion to the enemy, blind them and whatever evil they do, let it fall back upon them.

I pray that the heart of Vladimir Putin would soften and that he would relent. Bring conviction to the hearts of the Russian soldiers so they would lay down their weapons and retreat. Stir the hearts of the Russian people and let their voices be heard to this injustice.

God, You love justice, execute justice to the people of Ukraine. Assert Your righteousness. Triumph over evil. Establish peace in not only the land but in the hearts of the people.

God of mercy, bring fathers, sons and husbands back safely to their home and family.

All power is in Your mighty hand Lord. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers.

In the mighty name of Jesus,

Amen