[II Chronicles 14:11, GNV]
O Lord, you can help a weak army as easily as a powerful one. Help us now, O Lord our God, because we are relying on you, and in your name we have come out to fight against this huge army. Lord, you are our God; no one can hope to defeat you. Amen!
Father, I have a longing for Your presence more than for prosperity. I deeply desire your smile and Your pleasure with me more than I do for a harvest of plenty. To be in Your divine favor is reward enough. To be in Your thoughts is beyond my own imagining. Teach me to appreciate and be thankful for what I have and for what You have already done for me instead of always asking for more. In Jesus name I pray: Amen!
“Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!”
[Based on Psalm 3 and 6]
Father we praise You that you do not rebuke us in anger nor discipline us in rage as we earthly fathers are prone to do. We thank You for your mercy and we ask for more. O Lord, I feel weakness down to my bones. When I think of all that is against me, I tremble in fear. I am in deep distress and desperate need of revival. My soul need restoring and my spirit needs renewing. O Lord, have mercy upon me and save me from my fears. My anxiety has worn me out and I am tired of being overwhelmed by my foes. My vision is blurred by my grief. Salvation belongs to You LORD. I pray to no other because You are the only One who can save. You are my refuge and shelter. You are my victory and my peace. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
[Based on thoughts from Psalm 116]
Father, I offer up to You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and I will gladly praise Your name out loud because You listen intently to my prayers, to my pleas for mercy. Father, I thank You that You always listen because that means that I can always pray. I can pray in anguish or in peace; I can pray in sorrow or celebration; I can pray in times of failure or in times of success; I can pray at night or in the day; I can pray a loud or I can pray silently; I can pray alone or I can pray in a crowd; I can pray with my friends or for my enemies; I can pray when I am able to articulate but I can also pray when I am too weak to utter a single word and if I should lose my mind, I do believe that the Holy Spirit would interpret my groanings. This means that I can always pray–even on my death-bed, I can pray. Hallelujah I can pray because of Your mercy and Jesus intercession. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
[Based on Psalm 88]
Father, You are my salvation and my only hope which is why I come to You night and day. My life is filled with troubles. Matter of fact, I feel like I am being swept away in a flood of troubles. I feel like I am on the verge of going over the falls, plunging into the deep unknown. Even my friends have abandoned me. I feel alone like a man on an island. I am caught in a maze of unpleasant circumstances and I cannot find my way out because I am blinded by my fear and frustration. I pray to You Father and You alone. I have no one else to call upon. There is no one else who has Your ability to save. You are my only hope of salvation. So I cry out to You in the morning; I pray in the day and I plead with you during the night. I never stop praying: prayer is the breath that keeps me going. Father, I am dust in the wind, straw before a raging fire–I am totally overwhelmed by Your power and my problems. I am surrounded by troubles; they are on every side but that which frightens and overwhelms me is nothing to You. You are the Eternal One, the Almighty and I praise You for your ability to make all these things work for my good and your glory. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen!
Hold not our sins up against us, but hold us up against our sins, so that the thought of You, when it awakens in our soul should not remind us of what we have committed, but of what You did forgive, not how we went astray, but of how You saved us.
[Based on Psalm 67]
Father be merciful to us and bless us. May the confidence of Your favor inspire us. May Your Word be published in every language so that nations throughout the world will hear of the saving grace in Jesus. May the nations of the world turn to Christ and praise You; may all the nations praise You. Let all the nations sing praises to Jesus. Let them taste and see that Jesus is good. Let them experience the joy of knowing Your only begotten. Father, You will bless us if we get the gospel to the peoples of the end of the earth. Help us to be faithful in carrying out Your orders and accomplishing Your purpose. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!