Our Deliverer (prayer)

Jer 30 17(Join me in prayer for the misused, exploited, or abused.)

Lord,

We pray for people in our lives and in other parts of the world

Who have been misused, exploited, or abused.

We pray for opportunities and courage

For victims to leave dangerous circumstances.

Bring victory to organizations that reach out;

Give them success in their operations.

Convict the aggressors in their offensive ways

And cause them to confess and repent

Right now in the Name of Jesus,

Woe to those who refuse to repent,

Multiply their punishments.

Restore precious innocence

To those who have been robbed of it.

Completely heal and restore

Victims’ minds, bodies, and souls.

Open eyes to see that You are our

Savior, Rescuer, Defender, and Deliverer.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Helper of the Fatherless (prayer)

Psalm 68 5(Join me in prayer for orphans and foster children.)

Lord,

I pray orphans and foster children

Would find families who love them

And You would act as their Father

And bless them with multiple spiritual mothers.

I pray Your people would attend to their needs

Because Your love never leaves them.

Open up a world of opportunities

And help them to climb out of pits of poverty

Gift them with education

So they can pursue good vocations

And glorify Your Name.

Restore their health and hope

That they will sing a mighty praise

And proclaim Your Name

To all of creation.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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A Blessing for Children (prayer)

2 Cor 9 8(Join me in prayer to bless the children in your life.)

Lord,

I bless  the children in my life,

May their days be many

And may each one be filled with the joy of Christ

Give them good health in the body

And let their soul bloom with

Self-control, kindness and gentleness.

Fill them with hope and excitement

For every new day

Because You plan to prosper them

Not to harm them.

May they never be too rich to see their humble place in the universe

Or so poor that they are tempted to steal from their neighbor.

Remind them that relationships

Are better than glorious riches.

May they always see You

May they always hear You

May they always sense Your Presence, Lord

For You are the ultimate reward

The prize we seek all of our days.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Radiate Jesus’ Love (prayer)

zeph 3 17

(Join with me in prayer for our communities.)

Lord,

Thank you for the communities we live in,

We know You placed us in them to make a difference,

Help us to radiate Jesus’ love

So others will see our good deeds

And glorify Your Mighty Name.

Give wisdom and insight to leaders

So its citizens can flourish

With peaceful lives that delight in You.

Turn the hearts of neighbors to You, Lord,

For You are strong and mighty to save,

Help us to encourage one another

And spur one another on with love.

Help us to persevere until the day

Heaven becomes our community

And Christ is our beloved leader,

And all honor belongs to You.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Overcome (prayer)

Psalm 91 11(A prayer for those faced with troubles to pray for themselves.)

Lord,

You know what difficulties I face today,

And my every thought and emotion.

I give You my situation

And trust You with all of my cares,

You say weapons formed against me will not prosper

Because I am Your servant

So close my mind to ghastly fears.

You say angels watch over me

Because I have made You my refuge

Give victory to my unseen defenders.

You say You work everything together for my good

Because I love You

So open my eyes to see the benefits.

Give me hope for the future

And peace that You are in control.

Thank You that You will never leave me

Nor forsake me

Your love carries me

In ways I cannot see.

Your Son has overcome the world,

Your right arm upholds me.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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The Open Door (prayer)

1JOhn 22

(Join me in this prayer for people of other religions.)

Lord,

Thank You for bringing people of other religions into my life

So I can share Your love with them.

You say no one can come to You

Except through the Son

So give rise to the Holy Spirit inside of me

To compel them to ask, seek, and knock

On the door of Jesus Christ, our Savior,

For You promised those who sincerely seek

Would find an open door to Your kingdom

Through Your embracing arms of grace.

Don’t let them to continue to bestow affections

On false gods when You deserve the glory.

Deliver them from false beliefs

So they can study the truth in Your Word.

Prevent them from trying to find righteousness

Inside themselves without You

Since that is impossible for

No one is good but You alone.

You say the gate to life is narrow,

But let them be among the few

Who walk through the narrow gate

And live eternally by faith in Jesus Christ;

After all, You already paid for their sins

With Your Son’s precious blood.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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The Foot of the Cross (prayer)

Eph 4 32

(Join me in this prayer of forgiveness for others.)

Lord,

Restrain my revenge

And even hostile thoughts

So that I leave room

For Your righteous wrath.

Keep me from judging

The sin of others,

For I am a sinner myself,

I confess I am guilty too.

Fill me with the Holy Spirit so I will be

Inspired to love my offenders,

Like You loved me

Even after I trespassed against You.

Make me to be like Jesus so I will be

Impressed to forgive others

As completely and infinitely

As Christ forgave me.

I lay down my revenge, judgment, and unforgiveness

At the foot of the cross

And look up to see Your Son hanging there

As He speaks these words,

“Forgive them for they know not what they do.”

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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