Gracious and Loving God,

You created us to love one another and for our marriage to be a special bond of love, trust, and mutual respect between husband and wife.  I love my spouse, and I see far too many ways that we fall short of what you have planned for us.  Both of us have failed to express the love, kindness, respect, and the words that foster a wonderful relationship.

I call to You, Father, for help to turn my marriage around and strengthen it.  Help me to leave the grievances and judgments against my spouse down at your feet, along with my own sins and shortcomings before You.  I confess that I don’t have the words, thoughts, attitudes, or deeds to make my marriage better in my own strength.  I need You to fill me with Your grace and wisdom, so that I can share that kind of grace and wisdom with my spouse.

With Your help, I promise to do all that is in my power to improve my marriage.  I ask for Your patience when problems don’t disappear instantly or I don’t get the immediate response from my spouse that I was looking for.  Most of all I ask that You help me love and respect my spouse as you taught us through Your love to the church. 

I believe that You make all things new—and that You can transform my marriage into a relationship of love and respect and joy.  Continue to bless me as I bless my spouse and marriage.

I pray all this in the blessed name of Jesus,

Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You know what my child is going through right now.  You know how much I love _________________ and how much I wish there were something I could do to help ______________ right now—but I am helpless.  I don’t have the power to make things better.  Only You do. 

You are the God of all compassion, and I know that my child’s situation matters to You.  I believe that you are able to perform miracles that change situations.  I pray that you will work in my child’s life and do just that.  Your grace is sufficient for every need my child has and every need in my life as well.

In my heart with complete faith in Your name, I declare with my lips that my child be whole and complete and loved by You.  Thank you in advance for how You will work.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,
Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for my family.  We are not perfect—I am not perfect—but I am so blessed and feel gratitude for the family You have given me.  I ask you to help my family to become united through the presence of the Spirit in our home.  Plant a love in our hearts for one another that will overcome any difficult days ahead. 

If I am contributing to strife in any way, please help me in that area through Your grace and Your mercy to grow.  You know our family weaknesses and I pray that You will help us overcome by focusing on Your love for us.  Help me to become a family member who provides my family with a sense of security and peace. 

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Faithful God,

I am/We are getting ready to move.  This is exciting and I realize that this represents a new beginning and opportunity, but am also nervous, and even frightened.  I/We feel a sense of loss leaving friends and family.  There is a lot of stress because of the amount of planning and work that goes into moving from one place to another. 

I trust You to take care of me/us in this journey. You will make straight paths and ease the transition.  Thank You.  I pray that You would help me/us in particular to find a new church, make new friends, and find joy in the things that You have called us to.  I pray that this move would bring the fulfillment that I/we have anticipated. 

Thank You that You never leave nor forsake me/us.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Joshua 1:9  "Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” 

Dear Heavenly Father,

I ask You to protect my family in all ways today.  I know there are evil forces and evil people in this world that intend to cause harm and destroy families.  I confess that I have many fears for my family, and I bring those fears to You and ask that You replace them with trust that You care for me and for all my family members.  You love families and you want them to be places of safety and love. 

On behalf of my family, I express my faith and trust in You with complete confidence today.  You want good and not bad for each of us.  I thank You ahead of time for guarding our paths and turning our steps toward You.  I am certain that you will protect us in every way.  Lord, You are my family’s shield and defender. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

 

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

My life feels out of order and chaotic.  I am working on many things, but not doing any of them very well.  I don’t feel connected to friends or family, because I am running in so many different directions.  I’m forgetting things and then showing up late.

I know that You are not the author of confusion.  I know that the enemy of my soul is.  He would like to create distractions and worries so that I forget to trust and love You.  He would like nothing more than to rob me of my joy.  He would love to see me lose my sense of priority.

But You are a God of peace!  I turn to Your right now for guidance on what things I need to hold tightly to, and what things I need to let go of.  I have taken on too much and have become distracted by things that don’t really matter.  I know there are even some good activities that I need to stop in order that I do what’s best.  I am going to lean on You today and ask that You bring a new sense of order and peace to my life and my household.

Thank You for peace. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I feel angry and hurt right now.  Someone I thought I could trust betrayed me.  I feel a major violation of trust.  I feel confused and profoundly sad. 

I know that no one understands betrayal more than you do.  Jesus understands and experienced greater and immeasurable betrayal, even from his closest friends, who turned on Him in His hour of need. 

I bring this situation before you, and ask you to help me forgive ___________.  I’m not sure I even know how to forgive right now, but I know that you will lead me and guide me to do what is right and best.  I ask for the wisdom to know what to do and have the grace to do whatever You would ask me to do. 

Thank you, Jesus, that you are a faithful friend all of the time.  I know that I can trust you completely and that you will guard my heart and heal it.  I ask for your help to be obedient and I trust in you to lead me through this sad time.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

 

Matthew 6:14-15  “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” 

 

Dear Father in Heaven,

You know how broken I am, Lord.  I come to you in desperate need of healing.  I feel wounded and broken on the inside and out.  I need a miracle, so I am calling out to you.  I know and believe that through the suffering of Jesus, I can receive salvation, and that all works of grace come from His sacrifice, including the healing that I need for my brokenness. 

In the name of Jesus, with all the faith within me—I ask for your total and complete healing of all of my hurts, pains, grief, and sorrows.  You are the Healer.  You brought sight to the blind, caused the lame to walk, and You can bring healing to me too. 
I pray that in this time of intense need and crisis I will learn lessons of faith, dependence, trust, and praise in all circumstances. 

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Isaiah 53:5  “But 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.”

 

God of All Comfort,

My soul seems to feel such a sense of despair,  sorrow and heaviness.  My strength and will seem completely gone.  I can hardly move from the feeling of discouragement and have pulled away from the people I love and need. 

Even if other people don’t understand what I am going through right now—and though I don’t really understand it myself—thank You that You know exactly what I am going through.  Your sorrow was so great that even the sweat of Your brow was droplets of blood.  You know the dark night of the soul.  You know what it is to experience anguish. 

Thank you that You aren’t judging me, but loving me.  Knowing that You have walked through the valley of the shadow of death and will walk it with me and beside me, is very comforting.  It gives me the hope that I need to keep from feeling faint. 

I ask You for a special touch in my heart right now.  I pray for an awakening of hope and joy in my spirit.  Please make me more than an overcomer in this darkness I feel and deliver me from any spirit of depression. 

In Jesus’ merciful name,
Amen.

 

Psalm 18:6  “In my distress I called upon the Lord and cried to my God.  He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His (very) ears.”

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

With You on my side, I know that I do not have anything to fear.  Lord, there are still times when I take my eyes off You—when I forget Your promise that You will never leave me nor forsake me—and I let fear invade and take control of my life.

Right now I feel defeated by fear.  I am not doing what I am supposed to do in life because I am afraid of what will happen to me.  I am struggling to trust that You will protect and empower me.  My eyes are focused on what I perceive to be threats all around me, rather than focused on You.  Even before I speak it, You know the specific fear that is most plaguing my life right now. 

God, I ask you to work in my heart and mind.  Please remove the fear that is robbing me of joy, purpose, and success.  Help me to trust You as the one true source of courage.  I don’t claim courage through my own strength, but I do receive the courage I need for the challenges and tasks facing me from loving and trusting You. 

Thank you for helping me to learn to walk in trust of You,
Amen. 

Dear God,

I feel like a failure.  It seems like the decisions I make and the directions I take are wrong and end up miserable.  I just feel like I keep failing. 

I’m coming to You because I know that I need Your help.  You know me and you know exactly what is happening in my life already.  You know why things aren’t working out.  I would like to learn something from my failings.  Please give me the humility and wisdom to learn what I have done wrong—and be willing to make corrections.  I would ask you to renew my sense of identity.  Show me any attitudes or personality traits that are causing me to fail.  Work inside me to make me a new person.  I submit to Your work for my life—and I want to do whatever You ask me to do. 

Thank you for not looking at me as a failure.  Thank you for looking at me as your beloved child.  I will praise You and thank you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Thank you for what You have planned for me.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

 

II Corinthians 5:17  "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

 

Dear God of Forgiveness,

When I was lost and without You, You called me by name and spoke to me with words of mercy, forgiveness, and healing.  You offered me a new life and forgiveness and pulled me from the spiritual death and guilt I was living in.  I will never forget the moment that I recognized how empty my life was without You.

Right now I am struggling to shake off feelings of guilt over my past sins. I know there is a good conviction that leads to repentance.  I also know that you have promised that if I confess my sins, You are faithful to forgive me of all unrighteousness.  I don’t know why You are so loving and gracious, yet You are.  You always keep your promises.

If there is some sin that is still entangling me, I ask for forgiveness and freedom now.  I receive Your spiritual provision in faith, and receive Your promise of forgiveness into my heart and emotions as well.

In Jesus’ merciful name,

Amen. 

Dear Father in Heaven,

You know exactly how I feel.  I feel alone.  You created us to love one another, to be connected to one another, and to serve and be served by one another.  I feel cut off from friends and family. 

If this loneliness I am feeling is a solitude that You have put inside me for a season because You want me to draw closer to You, then I ask You to help me experience it with grace and gratitude.  If it is because I am not treating other right, and driving them off, I pray that You would help me to change how I interact with others.  If it is because of any unspoken message that I want to be left alone, I ask Your help in making the first move to connect with others.  If it is because my social network is weak and filled with unkind and uncaring people, I pray that You help me find new settings for friendship.

Thank you for hearing my cry of loneliness and helping me.  I thank You most of all that You are always with me, and that you never forsake me. 

In the loving name of Jesus,
Amen.

Matthew 28:20  “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Dear Savior,

My life and mind are in turmoil.  I come to You with a deep sense of need.  My heart is filled with confusion, disappointment, bitterness, resentments, and anger.  There’s so much that I need right now.  I want your peace.  Quiet my mind.  Calm my raging emotions, and help me to stop thrashing around in the waters of my life.  Help me to look to You right now and be gracious and merciful. 

As I stop and fix my eyes on You, to think on You and Your goodness and mercy, I can already feel my life beginning to center and calm.  Even though the waters and the storms are all around me, I pray that you will give me the faith to rest and sleep—and even walk on the water if You call me to come to You.  Thank you that You calm the storms in my life.  Thank You for your promis of perfect peace. 

I receive that with gratitude and in Your Son’s name, right now.   

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Numbers 6:24-26  "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Dear God,

There is someone I know that I need to forgive.  Not because they deserve it or even asked for it, but because You told me to.  So, Lord, I admit that I am/have been really struggling to forgive ______________.  He/she has hurt me so deeply and wounded me.

But, Lord, You reached out to me in kindness before I ever gave You the time of day.  You offered me forgiveness for my sins before I was even willing to admit them to You.  You loved me even when my attitudes and actions were really unlovable.  Thank you for the compassion you showed me.  Thank You for not giving up on me when I was too stubborn to change.  Thank you for giving me the mercy I did not deserve.

Thank You for offering Your own Son, Jesus, so that I understand the power of forgiveness to change things—especially me.  I choose to forgive ____________ in the power of Jesus’ Name.

 

Colossians 3:12 – 14  “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

 

God of Strength,

I am not handling all that I am facing very well at the moment.  I feel there is too much to be done and too little of me to do it.  I feel like an excessive burden is always on my shoulders.  There is so much to be done and I can’t seem to accomplish much of anything. 

So, I pray that You help me look at things realistically and remove the tasks that aren’t important.  Help me to simplify.  I also pray that You give me a spirit willing to accept challenges and work hard to meet them.  If I don’t have a proper work ethic, please reveal that to me and give me determination and resolve.  If I am procrastinating in some way, please show me that and help me to order my days and prioritize.  Also, I ask you to strengthen me in every area of my life, so that tasks don’t feel so heavy and simply aren’t as hard.

Most of all, Lord, I pray that You will be my helper.  I pray that You would make me aware that every task is done in Your presence.  Help me understand that You will not allow more to come into my life than I can handle. 

I pray these things in the strong name of Jesus,


Amen.

 

Psalm 61: 1-4  “Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.  From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower for the enemy.  I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.” 

 

All Sufficient God,

You did not create me to live with a spirit of fear and timidity.  Your word says that I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ.  I have every gift that I need to make a difference in Your world, because You have made me.  No weapon formed against me—physical, emotional, or spiritual can defeat me.  I confess that I often live with a spirit of fear and anxiety, rather than in confident expectation.

If there are events or repeated messages from my past that have blocked me from receiving what You have already given me, I hand all of that to You now and ask that You deliver me from all of that baggage.  I pray that through faith you will give me the abundant life through Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Even if my emotions haven’t caught up with my mind, I claim the confidence that is mind through Jesus right now.  I will no longer back down from opportunities to serve and have fellowship.  I will not let fear rule my life and when I am tempted to lose my confidence, I will program Your promise that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

In the mighty name of Jesus,
Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to You today with a sense of weariness and fatigue, both physically and emotionally.  I have no energy.  There are things that I should get done, but I am just not sure how I can do it all.  I don’t feel like I have anything left to offer.  I am weary in my soul.

I don’t understand why I can’t find rest, but I lay this need before You and ask that You would act on my behalf and give me the rest I need.  Help me to sleep well and give me ways to recharge my emotional batteries, and keep my eyes on You and not be distracted by worries or things that want to rob me of rest. 

Thank you for inviting me to bring my burdens to You.  Thank you for understanding.  I am humbled and grateful that You still accept and embrace me as I am, and that You offer to carry my load with me. 

Lord, just knowing that You are close to me right now give rest to my soul.  I receive Your gift of rest with faith. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen. 

Dear Father in Heaven,

I know in my head that I should trust You with everything.   That ultimately, all things work out for those who love You and trust You.  I know that my life is in Your hands, yet I confess to you that I have been living in a state of worry and fear.

I pray that You would remind me now, and throughout the day and night, that I can trust you, and that You care for me.  You care for me more than I care for myself.  You love me to the extent that You gave Your very life for me.  I receive the assurance of Your presence right now.  Even if fear and worry try to rob me of the joy of today, I will walk in confidence, knowing that You will be with me every step of the way.  Even if my future plans are less than perfect, You will direct my steps. 

Thank you for a peace that passes all understanding and that is greater than any sense of worry I feel.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen. 

 

II Timothy 1:7  “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity/fear, but has given us a spirit of power and of love and of a calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”

 

Dear Lord,

It is hard to come to You honestly today, cause I have been struggling with doubts.  You welcomed the Apostle Thomas when he doubted Your resurrection, and You showed him your nail-pierced hands.  And You welcome me.

I need to see You and feel Your presence.  I have faith but it is weak and I need a renewed sense that You and Your truth are real.  I believe that the Enemy is impacting my faith.  Please help me.  Transform and renew my mind as I offer myself to You in simple faith.  Thank you for Your love for me and help me to cling to You when I am buffeted by waves of doubt.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You know the burden I am carrying right now.  I don’t come to complain or feel sorry for myself. I just don’t want to carry this weight anymore.  It is too much for me.

Thank you for inviting me to bring my burdens to You.  Thank You for letting me be honest about how I feel and my temptation to give up.  Thank You for having empathy for me knowing that I am struggling to express faith and hope right now.  Thank You for Your promise that You will give me whatever strength I need for the challenges of each day—even if I don’t feel strong right now.

I am humbled and grateful that You still accept and embrace me as I am, and that You offer to carry my load for me.  I don’t know how to put this burden in Your hands, but in my heart and spirit I lay the burden down and ask You to take it.  I trust You.

Thank You, Lord for being close to me right now.  You give me hope.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Matthew 11:28-30  “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.” 

God of Strength,

I know that a relationship with you is the only thing that really sustains me.  I have many days when I feel close to You and I know that You always love me.  To be honest, today I am discouraged.  I feel as though I have been relying on myself and not on you, God.  I get distracted so easily and become self-sufficient, rather than relying on You.  I take things for granted and forget to even be thankful—especially to You.

You know the unhealthy dynamics that I have allowed to accumulate in my life, slowing my pace and causing me to stumble.  Please give me the resolve and grace to get rid of the habits and attitudes that keep me from fully serving and loving You.

Please God give me strength to keep moving forward in Your strength and according to Your will for my life.  Please increase my faith and strength in You. 

Thank You, gracious Father, that You have promised to finish the race of life with me and that You will never leave me. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen. 

Dear God,

I have drifted from You.  I don’t know why I lost my way, but I miss you.  I want to come back, God.  Please help me.  Somewhere along the way, I took my eyes off of Jesus. 

I know that nothing is more important in life than my relationship with You.  You are the one who turns darkness into light, who forgives my sin and offers me a new life, who welcomes me back with open arms, even after I wandered away and squandered all that You gave me.

I affirm my love for you and come to you humbly.  My faith feels weak but I bring You my praise and worship.  I ask You to give me a new mind and heart, God. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen. 

Joel 2:13  "And rend your heart and not your garments. Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness, And relenting of evil." 

Dear Heavenly Father,

You reached out to me with kindness and forgiveness before I every gave You the time of day.  You offered me forgiveness for my sins before I was even willing to admit to them.  You loved me while I was unlovable and treated me with compassion.  You gave me mercy that I did not deserve.

Now I need to forgive someone else.  I admit that I am struggling to do that.  I know it is the right thing to do, but the hurt and anger of what this person has done is too great for me.

So, I ask for your help.  I realize that this is a choice to act with compassion toward this person who doesn’t deserve it—much like You were toward me.  Help me to forgive as you have forgiven me.  My sin was forgiven by You, so I declare with my mouth and heart to forgive ____________.  Even though ____________ may never change or apologize or even have a clue how deeply they hurt me, I forgive him/her. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You know the thing that continually plagues me and I struggle with.  This isn’t the first time that I have asked You for help with this.  I have come to You before to ask for your help.  Here I am again.  You know how miserable this continually makes me feel, and how it affects my relationships with You and others. 

Jesus, please help me.  I am desperate.  I submit to Your will for my life.  I do not rationalize this or make excuses for it.  I simply do not want to continue to be mastered by it.  I ask that You remove it from me and help me to stand firm and fight against it.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I feel as though I am being tempted.  You know that I want to do the right thing, and I struggle and fail many times.  I am often disappointed and embarrassed with myself, and am discouraged that I am so easily defeated. 

I want to thank you that you understand what I am going through, and for offering me immediate forgiveness.  You promised that if I confess my sin, You are faithful to forgive my sin and to cleanse me from all my sin.  Thank You for still loving me, even when I mess up.

I confess that I don’t have the strength to win this battle.  I can’t do it.  What I am asking for from you is Your strength to overcome the temptations that I can’t overcome through good intentions and personal determination.  My own efforts haven’t worked. 

Please give me Your strength.  Go before me.  Fight my battles with me and for me. Do for me what I can’t do myself.  Thank You for turning my weakness into strength. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

I Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please forgive me.  I have been walking away from You.  I know that You offer me forgiveness through Jesus Christ and that His blood and sacrifice have covered over and removed the guilt of my sin.  I am so sorry for my sin and need your forgiveness.

Lord, I know that it isn’t by good works that I am saved from my sin, but that it is a gift that You offer to me.  I want and need your forgiveness so bad.  I trust in Christ and Christ alone to forgive my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.  Help me to live the way that you want me to and to trust You more, instead of trying harder to be a “good” person. 

I pray that you will make me aware of Your presence through the Holy Spirit and strengthen me to avoid temptations and sins that so easily entangle me.  Forgive my sins, remove them, and cover them and make me blameless before You.  I pray and receive Your forgiveness through the blood of Jesus. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Psalm 103: 8-12  "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.  He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is form the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." 

Dear Heavenly Father,

You desire for us to grow and mature in You.  The process of becoming Christ-like lasts a lifetime.  I feel like I’m not very far on that journey.  I confess that I am tossed back and forth with the waves of my circumstances.  I’m up and down emotionally and spiritually.  I get easily frustrated and short-tempered, jealous, and competitive.  I want to change. 

I am willing and ready to submit to Your will for my life and to commit myself to learning more about You through Your Word.  I do that right now.  I say, “Yes” to You, Lord.  I open every area of my life to You—my relationships, my thought life, my entertainment choices, my attitudes, and all of my conversations.  I submit to Your Word and desire to treasure Your words in my heart, so that I might not sin against You.

Thank You that You are faithful to not only forgive me from my sins, but empower me to grow into the person that You want me to be—mature, complete, lacking in nothing.    

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

God of Righteousness,

You know that I want to honor You.  I don’t want to jeopardize my character or your reputation for a temporary and dishonest benefit.  You know every detail of my situation at work and how I am being asked to compromise on principles.  I know that it would be easier to give in to what I am being asked to do, but I don’t want to do things just because they are easier.  I want to do what is right.

If I am misjudging what is being asked of me, I ask you to make that clear and obvious to me.  I don’t want to falsely accuse anyone of unethical practices.  I know You have called me to love righteousness, to be fair and honest in all my dealings, and that is exactly what I need Your help to do.

Help me to be courageous to stand up for what is right.  Help me to communicate respectfully and clearly what is unethical.  Help me to find solutions to this situation that are redemptive, so that my employer and colleagues know there is a better way of handling this that will be of greater benefit and have a reward in the long run.  I ask God that you protect me from anyone who would seek to damage me and my position for taking a stand. 

I pray for supernatural favor.  Just as you saved Daniel from the lion’s den, I trust that You will save me. 

Thank you, in Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

 

Dear Lord,

You know that I/we have been hit hard by several surprises at once, and I/we can’t handle all the bills in front of me/us.  I feel numb and overwhelmed, discouraged, and full of anxiety.  I don’t know what to do.

I pray that you would make a way for me/us in this circumstance.  I am willing to do whatever you tell me to.  I pray that you will give me the strength to overcome any negative emotions to deal with this with a clear mind.  I pray fro wisdom and creativity to handle this.  I pray for mercy from those I/we owe and for poise and courage to speak to them directly.

You own the earth and everything on it, so I ask that You send a miracle to provide relief in this situation.  I pray that even though the urgent need in front of me came as a surprise, You already knew this was coming and weren’t taken off-guard, for nothing is hidden from You.

You will deliver me/us, O Lord, and I/we thank You in advance for meeting every need.  I pray for a blessing and improvement in all of our finances.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Good and Gracious God,

I would like to have favor with my boss, and am feeling as though my boss doesn’t care for or even notice me.  I feel as though I have given a good effort and do my job well.  I feel as though I am respectful to colleagues, customers, and my boss.  I need Your help in this situation.

Will you please help me to evaluate myself honestly to confirm that I am doing a job with a good attitude and with good results?  Would You search my heart for any disrespect and anger toward authorities in general, and especially with this boss in particular?  If there is any grievance in my heart that is showing up in ways that I’m not even aware of, please reveal that to me and change my heart.

If this boss and situation isn’t going to change for the foreseeable future, help me to use this time wisely to grow in my self-confidence and to learn the important work and life lesson of acting with grace under fire and adversity.  I pray that this will not hold me back in my work and career but help me to move forward and grow.  I know that You are able to take negative situations and turn them into something for good on my behalf.

I also know that when I submit to my boss, I am doing it out of submission to You, Lord.  So, I submit to Your authority.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Dear Lord,

You know that I/we have been hit hard by several surprises at once, and I/we can’t handle all the bills in front of me/us.  I feel numb and overwhelmed, discouraged, and full of anxiety.  I don’t know what to do.

I pray that you would make a way for me/us in this circumstance.  I am willing to do whatever you tell me to.  I pray that you will give me the strength to overcome any negative emotions to deal with this with a clear mind.  I pray fro wisdom and creativity to handle this.  I pray for mercy from those I/we owe and for poise and courage to speak to them directly.

You own the earth and everything on it, so I ask that You send a miracle to provide relief in this situation.  I pray that even though the urgent need in front of me came as a surprise, You already knew this was coming and weren’t taken off-guard, for nothing is hidden from You.

You will deliver me/us, O Lord, and I/we thank You in advance for meeting every need.  I pray for a blessing and improvement in all of our finances.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Heavenly Father,

I am willing and ready to work.  It is harder for me not to work than to work.  I am willing to work even in a lesser job than what I have had in the past and accept it in humility, because I trust that you will help me find pride in whatever I put my hand to.

I ask that you help me find the job that matches my abilities and training, covers my financial obligations, and gives me an opportunity to shine.  I pray that you would bring my name to the mind of friends or former colleagues who know of job opportunities that are right for me.

I pray that you would open doors for me as I seek a position. I ask you for determination to keep turning in applications with confidence and enthusiasm that provides me a chance to interview with an employer.  Give me special creativity and favor in finding the right employment situation.  If there are special areas of service I can perform during this time of unemployment, I thank You for putting me to good use.  I know there will be blessings within the tasks I perform.

I trust You to meet all my needs and thank You that You are working on my behalf to find the right job.

In Jesus’ mighty name,

Amen.

 

Dear Father,

I have too much to get done at work, and am feeling completely overwhelmed.  Can you help me?  I feel as though the lists are insurmountable.  Is it me or is it that there is too much being asked of me?  Do I need to learn to say no to things?  Will you show me how this job and my weaknesses affect my relationships outside of work? 

God, will you help me to prioritize?  Will you please show me some things that I should say no to?  Will you show me things on my lists that I should hand-off that can be done by someone else?  Would you clear away the confusion that might be causing me to miss something that is holding me back? 

I ask that You help me to do what I can’t do in my own strength.  I pray that this moment of prayer would be the start of a change in my attitudes, mind-sets, and behaviors when it comes to work.  I pray that I would enjoy the benefits and blessing of productivity today and gain momentum toward a new way of doing things.

You tell us not to grumble and complain about life and work, so I ask that You forgive me for any attitudes and choices that have created this situation.  I pray for strength and wisdom to dig myself out of this rut and onto a new level path of living.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to work and serve to make a living—and bring honor to Your name.  I work for You. 

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.