Dear Lord , Help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning . Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus ‘ name, Amen.
“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God . And the peace of God , which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
After opening the prayer we tell our Father in Heaven what we are thankful for. You can start by saying , ” I thank thee” or ” I am grateful for.” We show our gratitude to our Father by telling him in our prayer what we are thankful for; such as our home, family, health, the earth and other blessings.
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.”
The basic forms of prayer are adoration , contrition , thanksgiving and supplication, abbreviated as A.C.T.S. The Liturgy of the Hours, the seven canonical hours of the Catholic Church prayed at fixed prayer times, is recited daily by clergy, religious and devout believers.
Prayer topics include: Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing.
Ephesians 3:14-21 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Reflective Prayers Confession of your sins (1 John 1:9) Asking for forgiveness (Matthew 6:12) Asking for a pure heart (Psalm 51:10) Your honest feelings about your circumstances (including anger, despair, hopelessness and more). His love for you (Psalm 52:8) His goodness (Psalm 145:7) His holiness (Psalm 29:2)
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
Loving God , I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The most typical closing to a prayer is “Amen”. Amen means “it is true”, which reaffirms everything you just prayed.
Tips When talking to God make sure you do so in a way that feels most comfortable to you. When writing to God , make sure to use pen and paper. It’s ideal to find a quiet space to talk to God . Read your religious scripture if that is your source of faith. To talk to God , open up your heart.
We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God , to encounter Him and to grow in knowledge of Him. According to the book of Ephesians, God’s desire is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).
Though our prayers do not change God’s mind, He ordains prayer as a means to accomplish His will. We can be confident that prayer does change things —including our own hearts. Though our prayers do not change God’s mind, He ordains prayer as a means to accomplish His will.
He cherishes us over all His creation. He is our Dad and He cares for our every need and circumstance. Next Jesus says we should pray “hallowed be your name.” This is essentially a declaration of praise to God for His perfect nature. It is an acknowledgement that His name is worthy to be set apart as Holy.