Miniature Scripture Prayers #18

 

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Protection from Evil

Powerful Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for Your protection from Satan. 2 Thessalonians 3:3But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

Knowing and Hearing God

Lord, I come in Your Son’s Name to ask You to better develop in me the ability to hear and know You. Psalm 143:8Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.

Going to the Throne of Grace

Lord, I come to You in Your Son’s Name to thank You for inviting me to meet with You. Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Wisdom for Living

All wise Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I ask You to direct me to be a Proverbs 1:5 person. “A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.

Thanks for God’s Attributes

Compassionate Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your wonderful attributes recorded in Psalm 145:8-9. “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.

Assurance That the Word in the Bible Came from God

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the assurance in 2 Peter 1:20-21 that Your Word came from You (God). “Knowing this first , that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Miniature Scripture Prayers #17

 

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Renewal of the Mind

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the promise and encouragement in 2 Corinthians 4:16b. “Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Awesomeness of the Human Body

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the wonder of the human body. “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14a.

Deliverance from Evil

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to ask You to always guide me away from ​evil, as it is expressed in Psalm 141:4. “Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.”

Jesus as Mediator

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, ​and thereby allowing me to approach You. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

Reaping What We Sow

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to enable me to practice the second part of Galatians 6:8 and refrain from doing the first part. “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”

Sufficiency of God’s Grace

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for Your promise of grace expressed in 2 Corinthians 12:9. Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Utilizing the Power of Scripture

 

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2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

If you ever have negative and destructive thoughts come into your mind when you are trying to pray, or at any other time, try this:

Read or quote Galatians 2:20 until the thought disappears. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Meditating on this verse or other verses will help you to refocus on God instead of your negative thoughts. Committing Scriptures to memory will also be useful as you do this.

Here are some other verses you could use:

Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

1 John 4:4 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Romans 12:19 “…”Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”

“One way to recollect the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, is not to let it wander too far at other times.” ~From the book The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Miniature Prayers #16

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Photo taken in Florida.

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

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day.

Bring these short prayers in Jesus’ Name.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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Defending the Faith

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name, asking You to guide and use me in obedience to Jude 1:3. “…exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.”

The Change ​That Comes From Being a Christian

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the change You brought about in my life at salvation. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Liberty in the Spirit

Heavenly Father I come in Jesus’ name to thank You for the promise in 2 Corinthians 3:17. “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

The Lord’s Mercy

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to praise You for being merciful. “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercyPsalm103:8.

The Awesomeness of the Human Body

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank You for the magnificence ​of what is expressed in Psalm 139:14. “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…

Holy Spirit as Teacher

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for sending the Holy Spirit as my teacher.  Jesus said, “but the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” John 14:26.

Miniature Prayers #15

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Photo taken in Florida.

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

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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In Times of Despair

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You that in times of trouble I can cry out to You: “Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications” and that You will hear my prayers Psalm 130:2.

Showing Love for Others

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to ask You to guide my life so that I will demonstrate John 13:35. “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

God-Honoring Speech

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct my speaking to exemplify Psalm 19:14. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.”

Christians Living in Unity

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the wise instructions ​You give to Christians in Psalm 133:1. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

God’s Consistency

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You that I can trust in You and Your Word to be the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I do not change…”

Christ, the Fullness of the Godhead

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You that with the Holy Spirit living within me I have access to Jesus as expressed in Colossians 2:3. “In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

Miniature Prayers #14

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Photo taken in Colorado.

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

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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God’s Promise for Strength

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name for the promise of strength in Isaiah 40:29. “He [God] gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”

Knowing God Better

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask for what You express in Ephesians 1:17. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

The Washing Away of Sin

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct me often to practice 1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Delivered From Hell

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name, as a believer, to thank You for the gift expressed in Psalm 86:13. “For great is Your mercy toward me, and You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol [Hell].”

Hearing And Obeying God

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask You to show me how to better live out Isaiah 30:21. “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”

Inner Peace From God

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct my life so that I can receive the blessing of Psalm 128:1. “Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways.”

 

 

Miniature Prayers #13

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Photo taken in Florida.

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

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day.

Bring these short prayers in Jesus’ Name.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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Worshiping With Fellow Believers

Lord, I ask in Jesus’ Name that You guide me to see the value of having Psalm 122:1 be a high priority for me. “I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.”‘

Prayer for God’s Chosen People

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to remind me often to do Psalms 122:6. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you.

Permanence Of God’s Love

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the promise in Romans 8:39 that nothing “…shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In Time Of Trouble

Lord, I come to you in Jesus’ Name to show gratitude for what You express in Psalms 124:8 about difficult times. “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

God’s Desire For Man

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the desire You show in 2 Peter 3:9b. You are “longsuffering [toward us], not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (KJV).

Resting in the Lord

Comforting Heavenly Father, I thank You in Jesus’ Name that I can claim Psalm 4:8. “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

 

Morning Prayer of Peace and Comfort

 

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

This is a morning prayer exercise designed to help you put to rest any anxiety or concerns for the day ahead. It will help you to get your mind off of your problems and onto God. The first few minutes of the day are very important, and there is no better way to start the day than in praise to the Lord. We pray that this method will help you set the foundation of drawing close to God at the beginning of each day and throughout the day as well. You can print this page for easy reference.

All you have to do is set your alarm 15 minutes earlier and use the extra time to meditate on Scripture verses and songs before you even get out of bed. You could also do this prayer exercise at night before you go to sleep, or if you wake up during the night.

Psalm 5:3My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.”

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Here are some examples of how you could use this method in your daily life:

The songs printed below are all public domain. 

Time of Thankfulness

Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Song:

  • Count Your Blessings- “When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings, see what God hath done. Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.”
  • You could also reference the song Thank You Lord

Prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for the things you are thankful for, such as eternal life, peace, joy health, food, loved ones, your job, etc.

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Time of Praise

Verse: Psalm 145:3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.

Song:

  • Doxology- “Praise God from whom all blessings flow praise Him above all creatures here below, praise Him above all heavenly hosts, Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.”
  • You could also reference the song Father I Adore You

Prayer:

  • Take time to praise the Lord for His goodness, patience, love, power, wisdom, mercy, and grace.

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Time of Submission to God

Verse: Galatians 5:25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

Song:

  • I Surrender All– “All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live. I surrender all, I surrender all; all to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.”
  • You could also reference the song Spirit of the Living God

Prayer:

  • “Lord, I give myself to You and ask You to fill and control me with your Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18b Be filled with the Spirit.

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Time of Petition

Verse: Thank you for telling me in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that “My grace is sufficient for you…“‘

Song:

  • Grace Greater Than Our Sin “Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt! Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured, there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt. Grace, grace, God’s Grace, grace that will pardon and cleanse within. Grace, grace, God’s grace, grace that is greater than all our sins.”
  • You could also reference the song A Shield About Me

Prayer:

  • “Father, through Jesus, I “come boldly to the throne of grace, that [I] may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.“‘ Hebrews 4:16.

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Time of Intercession

Verse: Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30,”Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Song:

  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus- “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Oh, what peace we often forfeit. Oh, what needless pain we bear. All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
  • You could also reference the song Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet

Prayer:

  • “Lord, I am going to do what you tell me to do in 1 Peter 5:7. “[Cast] all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” These are my burdens and concerns about myself and others today that I am giving You: _________.”

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We encourage you to​ use some of your own favorite verses and songs as a way to connect with God through prayer. If you aren’t sure about what verses to use next, check our tab labeled “Memorizing Scripture” for a list of great verses.

Miniature Prayers #12

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Photo taken in Colorado.

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

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day.

Bring these short prayers in Jesus’ Name.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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The Lord’s Abounding Mercy

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for Your wonderful mercy shared in Psalms 103:10. “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.”

God’s Caution

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the warning in 1 Peter 5:8. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

Transferring Cares to God

Heavenly Father, I thank you in Jesus’ Name for the peace and joy I can experience after doing 1 Peter 5:7. “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Developing Spiritually

Lord, I ask You in Jesus’ Name to develop in me Proverbs 1:5.”A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.”

Choosing to Serve the Lord

Heavenly Father, I ask You in Jesus’ Name to guide my family and me to do what is said in Joshua 24:15b. “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Difficulty Sleeping

Comforting Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to remind me to do what David did when I can’t sleep. “I cried to the LORD with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.” Psalm 3:4-5

Miniature Prayers #11

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Photo taken in Florida.

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

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day.

Bring these short prayers in Jesus’ Name.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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Holy Spirit Providing the Christian With Power

Heavenly Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit’s power described in Zechariah 4:6. “‘…Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.

Trustworthiness

Heavenly Father, direct my life in such a way that I can be trusted. “…But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgement.James 5:12.

Directions for Peaceful Living

Heavenly Father, thank you for the advice for peaceful living in 1 Peter 2:11. “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

Instructions on How to Treat Others

Lord, direct me to achieve the standard set in 1 Peter 3:8. “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.”

A Christian’s Future Life

Heavenly Father, thank you for the assurance in John 3:15. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him [Jesus] should not perish but have everlasting life.

God’s Graciousness

Gracious Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You that when we do wrong things, like the Israelites did, You treat us like them as recorded in Nehemiah 9:17c. “But You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and did not forsake them.”