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Prayers of Thanksgiving

Prayers of Thanksgiving

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me trustworthy, appointing me to His service. — 1 Timothy 1:12 NIV We give You thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds

Giving Thanks

Lord of the universe, You are amazing! You designed and formed the heavens and earth and all they contain. You open Your hand to provide and satisfy the desires of every living thing. From Your abundance You have poured out blessings and piled them up. You are worthy, great God, of all honor and praise!

Prayers for Fear and Anxiety

Editor’s note: Fear and anxiety are at an all-time high the world over. We pray that you find these prayers comforting, exhorting, and hopeful! Son of God, who subdued the troubled waters and laid to rest the fears of men, let Your majesty master us and Your power of calm control us. Replace our fears

Others of us have been around prayer enough that it feels familiar. We know what to expect from others and what’s expected of us. But we may be praying in a way that is actually quite different from what Scripture reveals about prayer. Or we might find ourselves in a season when prayer has become an afterthought — or something altogether forgotten. Or perhaps we’ve settled into a good prayer practice, but we could use some fresh inspiration.

The Purpose of Prayer

  The function of prayer is… to change the nature of the one who prays. — Søren Kierkegaard Scripture shows us many types of interactions with God. We see Jacob wrestling with God for hours, and Job overcome with doubt and bitterness in His presence. We see Moses’ fearful excuses and Jonah’s stubborn resistance. Then

If you’ve suffered injustice at the hands of others, these prayers are for you to give to God. If you’re watching this hurting world and aching for the pain you see, these are prayers for you to cry out. Thy Kingdom come!

Prayers for When You Need Justice

Lord, You know the pain I’ve endured at the hands of others. I give myself to You, the Healer. I also submit to Your command to love everyone around me, including my enemies. May I not repay evil for evil. May my heart not wish harm for those who have hurt me. Instead, I pray

Pray for Our Leaders

Editor’s Note: American friends, Election Day is tomorrow and we have the great privilege of making our voices heard. But, more than anything, let’s pray for our leaders… not just today and tomorrow, but regularly! Enjoy these short prayers from A Prayer for Every Occasion. We hope it helps offer some hope and aids in

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