A Mini-Prayer Guide

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Yesterday, we looked a little into turning Bible verses into prayers.  Today, I thought I’d share a few more verses that can easily be turned into prayers for certain situations you may be facing.  Have another one?  Feel free to leave it in the comments below!

When you need to me reminded that God has a plan for your life:

God, I thank you that you know the plans you have for me.  Thank you that your plans are ones that will prosper me and not harm me.  Thank you, that in you, I have a hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11)

Thank you that you have a purpose for me life and you promise to fulfill it.  Thank you that you will not abandon me, the work of You hands.  (Psalm 138:)

When you feel afraid:

Lord, thank you that I’m yours and in You, I have nothing to fear.  Even when I’m walking through the water, I know you are with me.  When I’m with you, the rivers will not overwhelm me and the fires will not burn me. You tell me that I’m precious and honored in your sight–there are no words to tell you what a gift that is.  Thank you that I don’t have to feel afraid, because I know you are with me and you will not leave me.  (Isaiah 43:1-5)

When your heart is broken:

God, my heart is hurting–I feel broken and shattered.  Thank you that you assure us that even when we feel broken and crushed, you are near. (Psalm 34:18)

I know that though I’m in pain right now, it will not last forever.  I thank you for your promise to bind up my broken heart and heal my wounds.  (Psalm 147:3)

When you’re overwhelmed with unknowns:

God, you promise to lead me down the ways that are unfamiliar to me.  Thank you that you are my guide and you are able to turn darkness into light and make the rough places smooth.  Thank you, that even though I don’t know what’s next, you do, and you promise not to forsake me.  (Isaiah 42:16)

Thank you that your words says that whether I turn left or turn right, I will hear Your voice behind me, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21)

When you feel stuck in the pit:

Lord, I feel weak and broken.  I’m in pain and I’m struggling.  I feel like my soul is sinking further and further into the pit.  Yet, when I recall the words of Lamentations 3, I have hope: because of your great love, I am not consumed.  Thank you that your love does not end and that your mercies are new every morning.  Your faithfulness is so great.  YOU are my portion and I will wait on you–even when it’s hard–even when I feel completely drained–give me the strength to wait on you.  (Lamentations 3)   

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