Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

Archive for June, 2012

King Asa’s Prayer For Victory

[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!

A Simple Prayer of Thanksgiving: Psalm 4

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!

Ezra Prayer

[ Based on Ezra 9:6-15]

“O my God, I am utterly ashamed; I blush to lift up my face to you. For our sins are piled higher than our heads, and our guilt has reached to the heavens From the days of our ancestors until now, we have been steeped in sin. That is why we and our kings and our priests have been at the mercy of the pagan kings of the land. We have been killed, captured, robbed, and disgraced, just as we are today. “But now we have been given a brief moment of grace, for You O Lord God have allowed a few of us to survive as a remnant. You has given us security in this holy place. You have brightened our eyes and granted us some relief from our slavery.  For we were slaves, but in Your unfailing love, You did not abandon us in our slavery. Instead, You caused the kings of Persia to treat us favorably. You revived us so we could rebuild Your Temple and repair its ruins. You has given us a protective wall in Judah and Jerusalem.“And now, O our God, what can we say after all of this? For once again we have abandoned your commands!  Your servants the prophets warned us when they said, ‘The land you are entering to possess is totally defiled by the detestable practices of the people living there. From one end to the other, the land is filled with corruption.  Don’t let your daughters marry their sons! Don’t take their daughters as wives for your sons. Don’t ever promote the peace and prosperity of those nations. If you follow these instructions, you will be strong and will enjoy the good things the land produces, and you will leave this prosperity to your children forever.’ “Now we are being punished because of our wickedness and our great guilt. But we have actually been punished far less than we deserve, for you, our God, have allowed some of us to survive as a remnant.  But even so, we are again breaking your commands and intermarrying with people who do these detestable things. Won’t your anger be enough to destroy us, so that even this little remnant no longer survives?  O Lord, God of Israel, you are just. We come before you in our guilt as nothing but an escaped remnant, though in such a condition none of us can stand in your presence. 


The Prayer of Jabez {Sorrow}

“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!” 

David’s Prayer For Mercy and Revival

[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!

Prayer Of Thanksgiving For Pray

[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!

Heman’s Prayer

[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!

Nehemiah’s Prayer

“O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands, listen to my prayer! Look down and see me praying night and day for your people Israel. I confess that we have sinned against you. Yes, even my own family and I have sinned!  We have sinned terribly by not obeying the commands, decrees, and regulations that you gave us through your servant Moses.

“Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations.  But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them, then even if you are exiled to the ends of the earth, I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.’

“The people you rescued by your great power and strong hand are your servants. O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me.

Prayer of Soren Kierkegaard

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.

A Prayer For The Nations

[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!

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