Life tends to lead you down some interesting paths, and you often feel confused or saddened by where you find yourself. Today you may be on the mountain top, and everything is going your way, but tomorrow a great storm could enter your life and shake your very foundation.
You need to learn specific prayers for each season, and it’s imperative to know how to ask for help and still offer praise regardless of your circumstances.
Prayers for Life’s Circumstances
It’s not always easy to know the words to say to God, especially if you find yourself in a dark season. The following is a list of short prayers that can help give you a starting point for your talks with the Father, regardless of how you feel.
1. Prayer of Forgiveness
Father God, I ask that You search my heart, revealing all the secret parts and things that I don’t even know what’s inside. I ask for your forgiveness for these things as I lay them at your feet.
Your Word tells me that You came to Calvary and became the Supreme Sacrifice, and I can boldly approach You, asking for forgiveness. Help me make better choices and live a life that’s honorable to You. Amen
2. Prayer for Understanding
Lord, sometimes I question why you allow things in my life to happen that bring me pain. In my mind, you’re like a genie that can grant my wishes and make all of my troubles vanish. When You don’t take the storm away, I often doubt why You would allow me to suffer.
I must understand that some things are sent as a test to me, and some things are just a normal part of life. Lord, I have many unanswered questions, but help me to trust You that, as Romans 8:28 says, you’re working all things for my good. Amen
3. Prayer for Deliverance
Heavenly Father, thank you for being the driving force in my life. I know that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I am thankful that You will deliver me. When I feel down and discouraged, I take comfort in knowing You’re nearby.
I know that living in a world full of sin is not always easy, but I am thankful for the security that comes from knowing You’re always as close as the mention of Your Name. The cares of life sometimes become too much to handle, and the devil seems to circle round about me. Thankfully, You’re a Rock and Steady Fortress I can depend on. Amen
4. Prayer for Uncertainty for the Future
Jesus, fear comes so easy to me, as some days I do nothing more than worry and fret about my problems. I’m sad that our world is in such a mess, and I am confused and worried about what You’re going to do to help us in these times of need.
I am thankful for Your Holy Word that gives me a guideline and map to what’s occurring around me. I know that You’re my only hope in this troubled land. No matter how bad things get here on earth, remind me that You’re still in control. Amen
5. Prayer to Help Restore Relationships
Heavenly Father, my heart is heavy from all the cares of life that weigh me down. There is conflict in my family, and I feel anger and hurt at the same time. Please help me have clarity in these situations and see where I’ve failed.
Help me to forgive as I need forgiveness. I know that You were tempted and tried in all ways on earth, so I ask that you support my family during this turbulent time. Amen
6. Prayer for a Better Attitude
Jesus, I must ask for your forgiveness for my bad attitude. I know I complain way more than I should, and at times it’s hard for others to see Your love shining through me. Please help me be confident in the storm, though I get weary.
Though I cannot see your hand at work in all the aspects of my life, I know that Your Word says in Corinthians 10:13 that you would never put on me more than I can bear. Amen
7. Prayer of Thanksgiving
Precious Lord, sometimes I feel like I only come to You when my life is out of control. Today, I come with a heart of thanksgiving and express my gratitude. I don’t want anything from You, but I want to take time to tell You how much I love You.
Thank You for coming to the earth and making a path to my salvation, and thank You, Jesus, for walking by my side every day. I know I couldn’t make it one minute without the security of knowing You’re nearby. Amen
8. Prayer for Those Who Mourn
Oh, Holy Spirit, my sorrow encompasses me, and my heart is shattered. I am lost and confused, and my emotions are a mess. Your Word declares that You’re near the broken-hearted, and I am broken.
Lord, I cry out to You during my sorrow, and I beg You to hear my prayer. Draw close to me, comfort me in my anguish and heal me with the balm of Your spirit. Amen
9. Prayer for Financial Help
Jesus, I come today to ask you to help with my finances. I’m not asking for riches, but I just want to be able to pay my bills. I work hard, and I need a financial blessing to improve my life.
Though I have faith that You will provide, I ask You to ease this stress from me. I don’t want to worry about paying my bills and putting food on my table. In Philippians 4:19, it says that You will supply all my needs according to Your riches, so I am taking You at Your Word. Help me to trust You when my money and faith are both low. Amen
10. Prayer for a New Job
Father, I am thankful for the job that provides for my family, but Lord, I am miserable in this current position. I am asking that You would bless me with a new job that provides me with the financial needs of my home and some assurance I am following my calling.
I don’t want just to exist every day but thrive and find purpose in my life. I know there’s no stress-free position, but Lord, I need the burden to be eased. I ask You for both peace and prosperity in my life and open doors for me that I never knew existed. Amen
11. Prayer for Healing
Lord, I’m in pain, and my health is failing me. There are days when all I can do is climb out of bed. I long to see the sunshine and to have a day where I am not in constant agony.
I ask that You heal me from all the infirmities in my body and restore my health. In Isaiah 53:4-58, Your Word says that You bear our sorrows, and by Your stripes, we are healed. I know that the Scriptures cannot lie, so I am asking for the healing that You said was mine. Amen
12. Prayer for Your Children
God, thank you for the blessing of my children. I know that every child is a gift from above. Lord, help me raise them in the full knowledge of your truth. Sometimes I don’t make the best choices, and I fail them daily.
I want to raise my children to have a relationship with You and be upstanding citizens. I pray that You direct their paths even when they go astray. I have the assurance that if they fall from Your truth, they will return one day. Keep them safe and walk beside them all of their days. Amen
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