This portion of the website contains Scripture-based prayers that help you to pray for people and situations. I use NKJV unless another translation is noted. Use them as a starting point; the ones I have selected are by no means exhaustive. I encourage you to use the comment section at the bottom to suggest other relevant verses. Include the reference and, if you like, your favorite translation. I receive notice of all comments and can modify the verses into prayers and add them to the list. I would love to get a conversation started about each topic, and how Scripture illuminates God's perspective for us, so by all means, help me add to the lists I have started. (Please note also that comments do not appear until I have approved them, so if you comment and do not see it appear right away, don't worry! It will appear!)
Pronouns are a bit tricky. I have decided to rotate between "he," "she," and "me" for each topic, but of course all Scripture is suitable to pray over anyone.
Finally, God tells us that we are to pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18). Since the Spirit inspires God's Word, we know that praying Scripture is a very practical way to pray in the Spirit, which aligns our hearts with His. However, praying Scripture can never be a substitute for praying in your own words to the the God Who knows your thoughts anyway. These prayers are only one way of communicating with your heavenly Father Who loves you.
Lord, give me day by day my daily bread. Luke 11:3
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth!
He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 NIV
Father, give me a heart like Barnabas.
Lord, help me to behold the truth that You are making all things new. Even me.
If you voted for Trump, pray for him- he has enormous challenges ahead. If you didn’t vote for Trump, pray for him- God will calm your fears.
My energy and my attention remain focused on what I can do instead of what I cannot.
Here are prayers for your spouse and for your marriage. There are a few specific to wives and to husbands. God bless you and keep you!
Praying that we would be able to comprehend, together with our loved ones and all the saints, what is the width and length and height and depth- to know the love of Christ that passes knowledge... (Ephesians 3:18-19)
Prayers, for ourselves and the ones we love, asking God's help to maintain steadfast faith in times of pressure and stress.
My delight is in the law of the Lord; I meditate on it day and night.
He will perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you- and those you love. 1 Peter 5:10
Jesus, I am so thankful that You are my great High Priest. Because of You, I can come boldly to the throne of grace, where I find mercy and grace to help in time of need.
We strive for perfection, making ourselves and our families miserable in the process. God calls us to be perfect as He is perfect, but what does He mean?
Every parent knows what it is like to be concerned about a child, and the very best thing we can do is pray. Fear corrodes relationship, but prayer is a demonstration of that perfect love which casts out fear.
We can pray with confidence in the Son of Man, Who came to seek and to save that which was lost.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
It seems everyone I know either struggles with depression, or loves someone who struggles with depression, and sometimes both.
You are the salt of the earth... you are the light of the world.
Transform our pledge into our prayer: that we become one nation, under You; indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
"Do not be afraid. Only believe." (Jesus, in Mark 5:36)
As for me and my house, Father God, we will serve You.
Contemplating the glorious riches of His love turns our wondering into wonder, and so we receive the hope of glory, and the strength to persevere.
You are my refuge and my fortress, My God, in You will I trust.
I woke twice this week to news of tragedy. On Friday, I discovered one of my son’s childhood friends had been accidentally killed. This morning the national news reported another mass shooting in Orlando, with 50 dead and 53 more injured. The prayers this week are just a starting point for praying in tragic circumstances. If other verses come to mind, leave them in the comment section and I will add them to the list, as a resource when we need it. (Comments do not appear immediately.) Let's pray for ourselves, each other, and our nation.