Prayer Calling on God in Times of Trouble (Based on Jeremiah 33:3)

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

Compassionate Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I come to You to thank You that just like in Jeremiah’s day of problems, including being in prison, I can, in my troubles, do what You instructed him to do. Jeremiah 33:3Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Remind me always in troubling situations to call on You for help.

Just like You assured Jeremiah that You will answer, You assure me that You will do the same for me if I will start by asking You for help. Direct me, when asking, to acknowledge that You alone are God and are unlimited in everything, that in my own strength nothing will be accomplished. It is amazing and a privilege that You, the Creator of the universe, want to hear from me and promise to answer me. It is a blessing to know that You, the all wise God, will show me great and mighty things, most of which I have probably not heard about.

In order for this verse to work for me, direct me to realize that it is incumbent on me to be obedient to whatever You show me needs to be done, even if sometimes it might not be pleasant. In addition, show me how to fully trust in Your sovereignty, and acknowledge that You have all the attributes to accomplish all that You want and that my own understanding is not needed. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Thank you for all the benefits You want to and will provide for me simply by me calling unto You. Amen.

Hope in the Lord During These Very Uncertain Times (Based on Romans 8:22-29)

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

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the hope expressed in Your Word, the Bible, about my future. As a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, I am pleased with the comfort and blessing of the following quote: “I don’t know what the future holds but I know the One who holds the future.” However, I am also grateful for the many absolutes You have recorded in the Bible. Because of Your love for me and You being all powerful, there is nothing that can separate me from You and Your many attributes. In Romans 8:38-39 the Apostle Paul wrote: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thank you that another absolute that I can rely on is that when this life is over, I will be in Heaven with You. You tell me in the Bible that Jesus is preparing a place for all who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. In John 14:2, Jesus said, “in My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

It is a great encouragement and gives me much hope to know that You know my future, and that all the plans You have for me are good. If I have some pain or hardship, You will see me through to the conclusion. Direct me to put my hope and trust in Your promise in Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and hope.” Thank you for these encouraging Scriptures. Amen.

Prayer About Overcoming the Power of Self

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

Heavenly Father, I come into Your presence through prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ my Savior who died on the cross for me. Thank you for the instruction and admonishment in Your Word (the Bible) about the problem with self. I acknowledge that there are times I view myself as top priority. I look at my own interests and needs at the expense of others. However, that is not how You want me to live my Christian life.

You give me the answer in Galatians 6:3. “For if anyone thinks of himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” Direct me to be aware of any selfish, prideful ​attitudes in my life. When needed, encourage me to confess and repent of these attitudes. In any situation, remind me of the question, “who is in charge? God or me?”

Thank you for expressing in Your Word the example of Jesus that You want me to follow. Philippians 2:7 “But [Jesus] made of Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.” Give me a trusting heart to know that I can’t be selfish and content at the same time, and that You are always good. Under Your direction, I can put away self with confidence, knowing that Your plans are much better than anything I can come up with. Jeremiah 29:11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Father, what a blessing it is to be a child of Yours and to have You and Your Word as a guide in my life. “To God be the glory, great things He has done.” Amen.

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.