Miniature Specific Scripture Prayers #35

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

God’s Promise of Protection

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the promise in Psalm 32:7. “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

Relying on God’s Strength

All powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, when I am facing difficulties, direct me to trust in Your expression in 2 Chronicles 20:15b. “‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.‘”

Developing a Growing Relationship with God

All wise Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, direct me to daily practice Psalm 1:2. “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.

God’s Wisdom and Power

Almighty Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for how You made everything. Jeremiah 10:12He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.

Connecting with Other Believers

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you that a close relationship with You allows for oneness with other believers. Colossians 2:2That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ.

Escaping Temptation

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for directing ​me in dealing with temptations. 1 Corinthians 10:13No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Prayer About Jesus Calming the Storms of Life (Based on Mathew 8:23-27)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you that like the disciples, in the midst of my life’s storms I have the privilege of calling on Jesus for help. Verse 25: “Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!’

Although I as a born-again believer in Jesus Christ have seen and read many times about the miraculous works of Jesus when a storm comes, I still have difficulty resting in all of Your attributes at times. You are the creator of everything, all powerful, all knowing, ever-present, unchanging, merciful, and gracious.

Direct me to understand and accept that Jesus has the authority and power to control the storms of life as well as the storms of nature. With Him all things are possible. Verse 26: “But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

It is a blessing that I can experience the wonder and amazement the disciples had about the divine power of Jesus, how unlike other men He is and how much He cares for people. He even died on the cross so that people have the opportunity to accept Him and prepare for eternity in heaven. Verse 27: “So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?’

Encourage me to remember this awesome true story in Your Word (the Bible) the next time I am in a difficult situation. Thank you for the power and encouragement in Your Word. To God be the glory. Amen.

Prayer of Praise About the Work of the Holy Spirit in the Life of a Born Again Believer in Jesus Christ

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the work of the Holy Spirit in my Christian life. It is a great blessing to know from Your Word (The Bible) that the Holy Spirit is living within me and not somewhere in space. 1 Corinthians 3:16Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Thank you that You express in a number of places in Your Word that if I ask and allow it, You will have the Holy Spirit be my comforter and helper in all situations in this life. He will speak words of comfort and still ​my anxiousness. He never makes a mistake and always gives the wisest council. In John 14:16, Jesus said: “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.

In this day of so much false teaching and fake news, thank you that I can trust in the work of the Holy Spirit to be true. He will not speak on His own initiative but will guide in the truth about Jesus Christ. All that is written down in the Bible and that I am blessed to read came from Him through the authors of the Scriptures. John 16:13-14However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

In light of all of the above, I ask that You direct me not to live by instinctive actions, but by being obedient to Your instruction in Your Word. It is my desire not to do Ephesians 4:30. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

In Jesus’ Name, knowing that in my life will encounter many things I cannot handle, I give myself to You and ask You to fill and control me with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18b “But be filled with the Spirit.” Amen.

Prayer About the Wonder and Beauty of God’s Amazing Grace

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come before Your throne of grace through the precious Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. I am overwhelmed with praise and gratitude that by Your amazing grace, You have given me a seat at Your table as a son or daughter. You have stripped off my dirty rags and replaced them with robes of color.

It is because of Your grace, meaning undeserved favor, that my salvation and development of righteous living is not performance based. Both are a gracious gift from You. You want me to have Your grace because You love me, not because of what I have done. 2 Timothy 1:9Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

I thank You for the old hymn Amazing Grace written by John Newton because it summarizes the wonder and beauty of Your grace.

Amazing Grace

“Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fears relieved; how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed! Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe this far, and grace will lead me home.”

Being a benefactor of the greatest gift and sacrifice ever made, I humbly come before you and like Paul, thank you for what Jesus expressed to him in 2 Corinthians 12:9. “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’” Amen.

Trusting God to be in Control of Everything (Based on Romans 8:28)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise and powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, as I live in these uncertain and chaotic times, thank you for the encouragement expressed in the Bible in Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” It is a blessing that You make it clear that this verse is a divine promise written to all believers in Jesus Christ (“to those who love God”). It includes everything from the smallest to the largest issues in life (“all”).

With so many heartaches and difficult things happening throughout life, I ask You to give me grace to accept that You are sovereign and that You will turn everything around for my long-term good. Colossians 1:17And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” Give me a clear understanding that You are not necessarily working in my life to make me happy, but to fulfill Your purpose (“according to His purpose”), and that You not only want me to believe things about You, but to fully believe and trust in You.

Thank you that in light of this verse, I can rest assured that there is nothing, nor will there ever be anything, in my life that surprises You. Therefore, as hard as it may be sometimes, direct me not to try to be in control, but to receive everything with thanksgiving and praise. Ephesians 5:20Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen.

P.S. In order for this prayer to be applicable, you need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ first. If you need help with that decision, click on the Salvation tab.

2021 School Prayer for All Who Are Involved in Education (Leaders, Teachers, Parents, and Students)

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Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for directing many of our schools this last year in working through all of the Coronavirus issues. This year, I come to ask You to direct school boards, teachers, parents, and students in evaluating all the curriculum and social changes that are being proposed. Direct all the leaders to look to You for wisdom in what is best for the students. James 1:5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Show the leaders how to evaluate everything in education from the past and current thinking. We have had a good education and moral standard for many years, however, that does not make it obsolete. Encourage them to accept what the Bible expresses about children and that it has the answers on how and what should be taught. Have them make decisions through the lens of Psalm 127:3a. “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD.

Show all who are involved in education that their most critical job is to do what is best for young people of all ages. Put a hedge of protection around school boards, teachers, and students to keep them from the influences of wrong theories, information, and teaching. I ask for what Jesus said in John 17:15. “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

Will You touch the hearts and minds of many teachers and students this year to make the most critical decision, regardless of education, which is to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” Amen.

P.S. If you need help with this decision, see the Salvation tab.

Miniature Specific Scripture Prayers #34

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

God’s Gift of Righteousness

Gracious Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the gift of righteousness to all who are born again believers in Jesus Christ. Isaiah 42:6I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.

The Never Changing God

Stable Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you that even as I change, You and Your Word stay the same year after year. Hebrews 1:12Like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail.

Jesus Suffered for Mankind

Compassionate Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for what Jesus did on the cross. Isaiah 53:5But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Sin Forgiven and Forgotten

Forgiving Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the promise in Hebrews 10:14 and 17b. “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified… ‘Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.’

Sealed by the Holy Spirit

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the work of the Holy Spirit in Ephesians 1:13. “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Nothing is Impossible for God

All powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you that I can rest on the promise in Jeremiah 32:17. “Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.

God’s Growing Process for Christian Believers

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Teaching Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I come to give You thanks for the learning process You provide for spiritual growth throughout my life. When You adopted me into Your family through the birth, death, and resurrection of Your Son, I became a child of Yours. What an incredible blessing that is. John 1:12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

Thank you that as Your child, You always want what is best for me. You are willing to do whatever it takes to teach me and shape me through the perfect plan You have for me. The path of growth to being more like Jesus can be difficult and often times it is hard to see the end product. However, I choose to trust You through it, knowing that Your ways are always perfect. Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

I admit that on my own, I am powerless to grow in faith and purity. I need You to reshape my heart and direct my desires away from sin and evil and unto You. Lead me, through Jesus’ power and direction, to develop more of what is expressed in 1 John 3:7. “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He [Jesus] is righteous.

My desire is to always have some level of growth (sanctification) evident in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer About Coming Joyfully Into God’s Presence (Based on Psalm 100)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You through the Name of my Savior, Your Son Jesus, to thank You for the invitation to come joyfully to You for a time of close personal fellowship. You have provided this experience for me by calling me Your son or daughter and giving me the gift to come before You in thanksgiving and praise through prayer and reading Your Holy Word. Psalm 100:4Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His Name.

Forgive me when sometimes I have a prideful attitude or act like I created myself and my little world around me. This produces greediness, and ultimately a loss of hope if not everything goes my way. Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Direct me through all the chaos and turmoil in this fallen world, to go out into it with Your presence within me. Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!” It is a blessing that every time I come into Your presence about any situation in life, You will always have a positive response. If I am discouraged, You will encourage. If I am in need You will provide, etc. Maybe not always in the way I desire, but always in the way that is best.

Thank you for how this Psalm reminds me that You are the creator and are always good and dependable. You alone are to be praised and worshiped. Psalm 100:5For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.

I love you, Lord. Amen.

Prayer About Jesus’ Teaching on Worry in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:25-34)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Compassionate Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I come to give You thanks for being the one I can trust with every detail of my life. You make this clear in Matthew 6:25. “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

Show me the times when I try to take things into my own hands. Forgive me for trusting more in my own intellect and ability than in You. What a foolish statement it is to say, “it is getting so complicated or difficult, I guess I better pray,” rather than praying in the beginning for wisdom and direction. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Direct me to ​realize that in all situations, worry can damage my health, negatively affect my actions, consume me, and affect my relationships with others. Encourage me to have genuine concern about problems I see and move into action rather than just worry and become incapacitated.

Since I do not know ​what tomorrow ​holds, give me the ability to ​make plans with Your wisdom and trust You with my future. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Lord, thank you for the truth of this statement. “Faith is the victory that overcomes the world” (paraphrase of 1 John 5:4). Amen.