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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Photo taken in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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.”

Miniature Prayers #10

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Photo taken in Hawaii.

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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Resting In God Despite Burdens

Comforting Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank You for the promise of comfort in Matthew 11:28. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

God, Everywhere Present

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the encouragement in Joshua 1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Instruction From God

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the advice in 1 Thessalonians 5:18. “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Invitation to Call On God

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the invitation in Psalm 50:15. “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Encouragement to Be Righteous

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the promise in Psalm 84:11b. “No good thing will He [God] withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

God’s Endless Power

All-powerful Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to praise You that what Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 32:17b is true. “There is nothing too hard for You.

Miniature Prayers #9

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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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Focusing Praise On God

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to show me how to effectively achieve Psalm 115:1. “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.”

Man Hearing and God Speaking

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to show me how to increase my listening skills as expressed in Psalm 49:1, 3. “Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world… My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.”

Living a Spirit-Controlled Life 

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to enable me daily to follow Galatians 5:16. “I say than: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

God’s Instructions On Confronting the Evil One

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the advice in James 4:7-8a. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

God’s Consistency

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank you for the encouragement of knowing that You are always the same. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and foreverHebrews 13:8.

God’s Unlimited Supply

Gracious Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for doing Philippians 4:19 for me in the past, present, and future. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

 

 

Miniature Prayers #8

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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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David’s Words of Praise

Lord, I come in Your Son’s Name, and like David I thank You for being “…my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust.2 Samuel 22: 2-3

God is More Powerful Than Satan

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the promise in 1 John 4:4, ​especially when I face the ​attacks of Satan. “…He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Listening and ​Acting

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct me to practice James 1:19. “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

The Secret to Having God’s Joy

All-wise Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for Your instructions on how to have Your joy. “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermorePsalm 16:11.

Leaving a Spiritual Legacy

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to ask You to direct ​me to live my life so that I leave the legacy described in Joshua 24:15bBut as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Miniature Prayers #7

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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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When Fearful

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask that when I am fearful, You will direct me to the message in Psalm 56:3, for You alone can comfort in time of need. “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

God Stays Close

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Your Son’s Name to thank You for the promise in Isaiah 41:13. “For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you ‘Fear not, I will help you.'”

An Intimate Relationship With God

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the beautiful relationship recorded in 2 Corinthians 6:18. “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

A Spirit Controlled Life

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the advice in Galatians 5:16. “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

The Effect Of God’s Word

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the instruction in Psalm 119:130. “The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.”

 

 

Miniature Prayers #6

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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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Being a Good Worker

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct me to be a good servant as mentioned in Colossians 3:23. “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”

Giving Praise to God

Father in Heaven, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to have You encourage me to be obedient to the instruction in Psalm 51:15. “O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.”

Dealing With Thoughts of Revenge

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank you for Your promise to reprimand those who hurt me. “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the LordRomans 12:19.

Control of Speech

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask You to always “set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lipsPsalm 141:3.

Relying on God’s Wisdom

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the promise in James 1:5. “If 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.