Prayer is our gateway to God, the way in which we can connect with Him best. Just as connecting with another person daily will help us know that person better, so is prayer with God. Paul encourages us to pray without ceasing that we may come to know the will of His heart and His love for us (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
We confess our need for you today. We’re desperate for your peace. We need hope restored. We need to be reminded that you are constantly at work on behalf of those who love you.
Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all on our own. Forgive us for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be found first in You. Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else.
We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting. You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand. You know the pain we’ve carried. The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free. We ask for your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. We ask for you to comfort all who weep, for those facing tragedy, loss, and devastation. Lord, we ask for your peace, we ask for your protection. We trust you for your constant work on behalf of your children.
We pray that you give us wisdom and discernment to recognize the schemes of the enemy in our lives and to stand strong against his work. We ask for your reminders to come to you in prayer, constantly, for all believers. We ask for your help to stay alert and aware of the battle surrounding us. Fill us with your power to be salt and light in a world that so desperately needs your hope. We put on your armor today and believe that in you alone we can stand strong. Thank you that you have given us all that we need for today. We pray for all who need to hear the message of hope in Christ, we pray for your miraculous power to set them free.
Lord, thank you that you are our safety, our Rock, and there is great power in your Name. Thank you that we can run to you when we face uncertainty and disaster. Please be a tower of protection and strength over your people. We are grateful for your Sovereignty over all.
Thank you that you are able to do far more than we could ever imagine, and you are faithful to act on behalf of your children. We reach out to you, believing you are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for your greater glory. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering. We release to you every need and problem we’ve carried or tried hard to control. We believe in your goodness to see us through this dark time.
We love you Lord, and we thank you for your constant Presence with us.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen