I shared in a devotion featured today at Proverbs 31 and Crosswalk.com that I used to struggle with what to say in my prayers. Then I learned about the practice of praying God’s Word, and experienced the power of praying God’s will. It completely changed my outlook on prayer and my outlook on life. It also really helped me hide God’s Word in my heart. The more I prayed it, the more I remembered what God’s Word promises and the more I believed.
Here are a few verses I pray for others and for myself. I either put I, me or my name in the blanks or someone else’s name, or both.
For really “getting” God’s love:
Lord, I pray that ________ would be rooted and established in Your love, and that ________ would have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that ______may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)
Lord, I thank you that because of Your great love and compassion You said that “though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, Your unfailing love for (me) ______ will not be shaken, and Your covenant of peace will not be removed.” Today, I choose to believe and live in the security and promise of your unfailing love. Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
For anxieties or worries:
Lord, please help ____ to remember that You are near. And because you are near, please help ______ to choose not to worry about anything, but instead to pray about everything. I pray that _______would simply tell you what ______ need and thank you for all that you have already done. Because when _____ do/does this, Your word says that the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard their heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” Today, I commit to obey your word so that I can become a prayer warrior instead of a prayer worrier. Philippians 4:4-7 (NLT)
Jesus , You said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God, trust also in Me.” So, today I choose not to LET my heart fill with trouble and worries. When they start filling my heart, I will bring them to You and place them in Your trusting and capable hands. John 14:1 (NIV)
For hope and peace:
I pray that You God, the source of hope, will fill_____ completely with joy and peace because ______trusts in You. Then _____will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15: 13 (NLT)
Lord, because You supply all of ________ needs, I pray that _________ would still and quiet _____ soul; like a weaned child with it’s mother, like a weaned child is ______soul within (me) _________. Help_______ put _______hope in You LORD both now and forevermore. Psalm131:2 (NIV)
For strength and faith:
Lord, I pray that out of Your glorious riches You would strengthen_______ with power through Your Spirit in______ inner being, so that Christ may dwell in _______heart through faith. Help me see your blessings and riches in my life that I so easily miss in my busy and exhausting schedule. Lord, reveal Your life to _______and through ________ as________rely on Your strength in me. Ephesians 3:1-17, (NIV)
For growing in our love for God and others:
“And this is my prayer for _________: that ________ love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,” Philippians 1:9 (NIV)
I would love to hear your thoughts on prayer. Also, what are some of your favorite verses? Please click on the word “comments” below to share yours. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could print out a huge list after today and experience the fullness God intends for our lives, as we pray His Words and pray His will together?