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)

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(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)

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(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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Compassion & Reverence (prayer)

1 cor 13 7

(Join with me in prayer to bless your family.)

Lord,

We thank You for our family,

Whether large or small,

Traditional or non-traditional.

We thank You for putting these people in our lives

And pray a blessing over them.

We pray that children would honor their parents,

That things would go well with them.

We pray that fathers would show compassion on their children,

For You have said even the wicked give good gifts to their children.

We pray that mothers would have reverent behavior,

And so teach their daughters to love their husbands.

In all of the ways we fail to be the family You designed,

Help us to become more virtuous.

Give them health and provision

And comfort them in times of loss and trial.

We pray we would draw nearer to You

That we may know You as our true Father.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Lift Each Other (prayer)

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(Join me in prayer to bless your friends.)

Lord,

We thank You for sending special friends into our lives,

We praise You for the ways in which You have made these people unique,

Please bless them today.

Meet all of their needs according to Your good and perfect love,

Give them courage to fend off every fear,

Help us to lift each other up when we fall down,

Let us sharpen one another,

Help us to love at all times,

We pray they would lean on You in present trouble,

And You would wipe away every tear,

I pray You would keep us from neglecting our friendships,

But we would give them priority because You prioritize love,

You, Lord, are the Friend who is closer than a brother

Who has laid down His life for us,

And there is no greater love than that.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Peace in Times of Trouble (prayer)

Psalm 625(Join with me in prayer about recent devastation such as natural disasters like earthquakes or floods, catastrophic accidents like oil spills or plane crashes, and violent conflicts like war or terrorism.)

Lord,

We pray for the victims of recent devastation.

Let the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones

Be comforted.

If any is injured,

Let them be be made well by Your healing power.

If any is spiritually or physically lost,

Let them be found by Your brilliant light.

We thank You and praise You that You

Never leave us nor forsake us

In good times or trouble.

Invigorate workers and volunteers

So their efforts would supersede their natural capabilities.

Give them special insight to assist in the best possible ways.

We pray peace over everyone involved

And that they would look to You for hope, provision, and restoration

For You are our Almighty God and Caring Father

Whose love is beyond compare.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Prayer of Salvation

SALVATION(God wants you to join His family and begin living for Him. Pray this prayer to accept His invitation.)

God,

I accept Jesus as my Savior.

I believe Jesus is the Son of God.

I believe He died on the cross and rose from the dead.

I believe His death is the sacrifice that paid for my sins

and His resurrection is a promise of eternal life.

I choose to commit my life to You, Lord.

Thank You for my salvation.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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Fruitfulness of Patient Work (prayer)

Genesis 215(Join me in prayer today for farmers everywhere for they cultivate the land to bring sustenance to mankind.)

Lord,

We pray a blessing over farmers in our area and in other parts of the world.

Thank You that You, Almighty God, care about Your creation—

Down to the details of how land is being used and what crops are being grown.

We pray You would place an interest in future generations

To continue farming these lands.

We pray it would continue to be a prosperous profession.

Cause them to look to You for their salvation first,

Then continue to look to You for provision and hope.

We pray the resources needed to produce would be sufficient.

We pray for the local economies.

Give them courage and faithfulness to continue their patient work.

Thank You that You reward the work of our hands with fruitfulness.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

© 2015 Kim Bond

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