Miniature Scripture Prayers #20

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Freedom in Christ

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for providing freedom in Jesus Christ for me as a believer. Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

Glorifying God

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct me to continually practice 1 Chronicles 16:10-11. “Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore!”

Uncovering Sin

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name asking You to constantly give me the desire to put into practice Proverbs 28:13. “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

Thanking the Lord

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Your Son’s Name to ask You to remind me often to do 1 Chronicles 16:8-9. “Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works!”

God’s Perfect Peace

Lord, I come in Jesus’ wonderful Name to thank You for providing peace. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

Deliverance from Sin

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank You for what is described in Colossians 1:13-14. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

A Guide for Expanding and Personalizing the Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-18

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This method of prayer uses the Lord’s Prayer as a guide for many topics to include in prayer. You can expand these guidelines by adding additional items that come to your mind as you pray.

Our Father:

I come in Jesus’ Name to thank and praise You for being everywhere present, all-knowing, all-powerful and unchanging. You provide salvation, and freedom from fear of the past, present, and future. You give companionship, provide for my needs, healing and protection from Satan, the evil one.

who art in Heaven:

A place of perfect rest and peace. Thank you that everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior will have an eternal home there with You.  John 3:15 That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

hallowed be Thy Name:

Lord, I lift Your Name on high. I praise You for Your awesomeness, revealed through Your creation. Thank you that all who are born again believers can come to You in Jesus’ Name to receive power, strength, and wisdom. Psalm 147:5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

Thy kingdom come:

Dominate my thoughts and reign over every part of my life. May all my and other believers’ actions be inspired by Your Spirit. Colossian 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven:

I recognize that and thank You that everything is controlled by You. Therefore, I yield myself to You and ask You to fill and control me with Your Spirit. I trust in You with all my heart lean not on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6Trust 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.

give us this day our daily bread:

Thank you that I can trust in You to take care of all my physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs. Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

forgive us our sins:

Show me anything that is wrong in my life and any hindrances in my relationship with You. Thank you for dying for my sin on the cross. Direct me to confess all sin to you. 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.

as we forgive those who have sinned against us:

Direct me to anyone I need to forgive. Remove all bitterness, jealousy, malice, etc. that I might have against another person. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

Keep me from the things that Satan would like to use to cause me to do wrong. Cover me with the armor of God: the helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, the girdle of truth, the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit. Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever:

I acknowledge that You rule over everything, have all power, all wisdom and are everywhere present. In Jesus’ precious Name, I thank You for the many points of instruction for life in this prayer example, Amen.

**You can find the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:8-13

 

 

 

 

 

Miniature Scripture Prayers #19

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God’s Mercy

Merciful Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank You for Your mercy expressed in Psalm 103:8,10. “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.

​Dead to Sin, Alive to God

Lord, I come to You as a believer, in Jesus’ Name, to thank You for the message in Romans 6:11-12. “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

The Beauty of Heaven

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the future glories promised in Revelation 21:4 for believers in Jesus Christ. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Seeing God’s Awesomeness Through His Creation

Lord, in Jesus’ Name, I ask for more comprehension of Your awesome creation. Psalm 19:1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

Destruction of Pride

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to ask the Holy Spirit to show me and correct all my dealings involving pride. Proverbs 16:5Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; though they join forces, none will go unpunished.

Seeking Wise Counsel

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, I ask You to direct me to be open to Godly counsel. Proverbs 15:22Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.

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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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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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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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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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.