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.

Miniature Prayers #5

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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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Lighting the Path

Lord, thank you for showing me the obstacles to avoid to keep me from falling. “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my pathPsalm 119:105.

Secure Relationship With God

Heavenly Father, thank you for the assurance that no one can “…separate us from the love of God 
which is in Christ Jesus our LordRomans 8:39.

Walking in the Light

Jesus, thank you for the advice in John 8:12. “…I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Treatment of Others

Heavenly Father, direct me “to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all menTitus 3:2.

Indwelling Holy Spirit

Jesus, thank you for the promise in John 14:16. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper [The Holy Spirit], to be with you forever.” (ESV)

Miniature Prayers #4

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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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Provision Of Salvation

Lord, thank you for the provision in 2 Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

God’s Faithfulness

Lord, thank you for the promise in 2 Thessalonians 3:3. “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”

Encouragement in Difficult Times

Heavenly Father, thank you for the promise  in Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Right Mindset

Lord, direct me to “set [my] mind [and affections] on things above, not on things on the earthColossians 3:2.

God’s Mercy

Heavenly Father, thank you for the instruction in Psalm 86:5. “For You Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.”

Miniature Prayers #3

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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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God’s Infinite Power

Lord, thank you that I have access to Your infinite power. “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consistColossians 1:17.

Sin Taken Care Of

Heavenly Father, as a believer I thank You for the promise in Psalm 103:12. “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

Looking for a Pure Heart

Lord, direct me to “flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart2 Timothy 2:22.

No Fear Of Man

I praise You, Lord, for the promise in Psalm 118:6. “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Opening My Eyes

Heavenly Father, I ask that every day You will reveal to me the message in Psalm 119:18. “Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.”

 

Miniature Prayers #2

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Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributors: Noah, and Eugene Sandin, 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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God’s Light

Lord, thank you for the promise in Psalm 119:105.Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

In Time of Trouble

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to you.  Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble…Psalm 102:1-2a

David’s Example

Lord, teach me to be more like David in Acts 13:22.… a man after My (God’s) own heart, who will do all My will.”  

Following God’s Commandments  

Lord, give me the wisdom to follow Joshua 22:5. “…walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Connected to God 

Heavenly Father, show me how to fully understand the truth in Psalm 16:2. “…”You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (NIV)   

Rejoicing in the Lord

Lord, the words in Psalm 13:5 are the words I want to express to You as well. “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” (NIV)

Serving the Lord

Lord, direct me to have the words of Joshua 24:15 be true of me. “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”    

God’s Warning

Heavenly Father, thank you for the warning in Joshua 24:16. ‘”Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods.”  

God’s Glory

Lord, thank for giving us the message in Psalm 19:1. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.”    

Good Use of Time                                                           

Lord, show me how to use my time wisely. “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

Song in My Heart

Lord, thank you for giving me a song. “He has put a new song in my mouth- Praise to our God…” Psalm 40:3a

Prayer for Yielding to the Holy Spirit

Author: Elton Streyle, Scripture selection: Eugene Sandin, Contributor: Noah, Graphic design and editing: Ali

The purpose of this prayer variation is to allow the believer’s new nature in the Holy Spirit to take control of the old nature in the flesh. The Holy Spirit enters the believer at the time of salvation and never leaves. It is the Spirit’s desire to maintain our relationship with God. “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.Galatians 5:25

The Holy Spirit can be grieved by the sin of the old nature if a believer does not allow the Holy Spirit to control him through His power. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30

The white arrows in the chart represent the level of control the Holy Spirit has in the  different areas of a believer’s life. The white to black gradient rectangles represent the holiness of God and the sin of our old nature respectively. The white arrows, representing the Holy Spirit, reach from the holiness of God into the sin of our old natures to purify and sanctify us in all areas of life. For example, the chart shows that the believer has allowed the Holy Spirit great control over their appetite for food, but has not given the Holy Spirit much control over their money.

This chart is only an example of what a believer’s level of Spirit-control can look like in different areas. The level of control the Holy Spirit has in each area will differ for every believer.

Determine where you are on a scale from 1-10, 1 being low Holy Spirit control and 10 being high Holy Spirit control, by thinking through how much control you have allowed the Holy Spirit over your marriage or dating relationship, work/career, habits, leisure, sex drive, other bodily needs, thought life, entertainment/recreation, children, money, education and appetite for food.

Continually ask God to encourage you to allow the Holy Spirit more control over the areas you struggle with. Emphasize one area each day by reading the Scripture and then yielding all of that part of your life to the Holy Spirit.

Print this page and do this exercise as part of your daily devotion time.

Read the Scripture that goes with each heading and the verses before and after the Scripture indicated for context.

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1. Marriage/Dating

  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-3 It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
  • Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

2. Work/Career

  • Colossians 3:22-23 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only where their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” (NIV)
  • 1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

3. Habits

  • 1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
  • 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.

4. Leisure/Time

  • Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,  redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  • Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

5. Sexuality

  • 1 Corinthians 6:18Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 
  • Matthew 5:28But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
  • 1 Corinthians 7:3-4 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. (NIV)

6. Other Needs

  • Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
  • 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.'”

7. Thought Life

  • 2 Corinthians 10:5 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.
  • Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
  • Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (NIV)

8. Entertainment/Recreation

  • Psalm 101:3 I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.
  • Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:23 “‘I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.” (NIV)

9. Children

  • Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
  • 1 Timothy 5:8 ‘”But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.“‘

10. Money

  • Matthew 6:20-21  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (KJV)
  •  1 Timothy 6:10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (KJV)

11. Contentment

  • Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”‘
  • Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.“‘

12. Appetite for Food

  • John 6:27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.
  • Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.“‘

The Lord bless you as you complete this prayer exercise. This prayer method can be used on a continuing basis.

 

 

Miniature Prayers #1

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Photo taken in Colorado.

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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From Old to New

Lord, thank you that I am a new person in Christ Jesus. “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

Living in the Spirit

Lord, direct me to experience the second half of Romans 8:6.For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

God’s Teaching

Lord, thank you for the promise in Psalm 32:8. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”

Praising God

Lord, show me how to have the joy of Psalm 29:2. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness” (NIV).

Renewing My Mind

Lord, I give my mind to You to be renewed. “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 GodRomans 12:2.

God’s Wisdom

Lord, thank you that through the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the One “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,” lives within me Colossians 2:3.

God’s Provision

Lord, lead me to trust in your promises in Philippians 4:19.And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

My Position in Christ

Lord, thank you for making Ephesians 2:1 a reality for me. “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.”

Don’t Know What to Pray

Lord, thank for the promise you give me in Romans 8:26. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Sleepless Nights

Lord, guide me each night with Psalm 4:8. I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”