Here find prayers for many different situations. We hope they
inspire and give you words and thoughts to talk with God.
Prayers are sometimes referred to as an appeal to a higher form,
a petition, a request. They are used in worship and can be in the form
of giving thanks, or asking for help.
Some are used for grace at meal time and others are sacred text that
have been passed down for generations, and many are conversation with God.
As the saying goes, "Prayer works."
The Thanksgiving Prayer
Author: Byron Pulsifer, ©.2012
As we sit together around this table,
We want to say thank you for allowing us
To be together in a world where so many families
Do not have this opportunity to do so.
Give us pause as we celebrate, to count our blessings
For without your blessing, this day would not be counted.
For we have so many thanks to say to you
As we prepare to enjoy the food you have
So bountifully allowed us to share,
And to extend our blessings with one another yet another day.
Lord, it is not that we do not appreciate
Your blessings as each day unfolds
It is only that we do not thank you
As often as each day brings with it your blessings.
Please forgive us for not counting you
As our true friend, our true light
As often as we should, Oh Lord,
For without you, we are lost.
We thank you for showing us our failures
So that we may see more opportunities,
To experience the joy of overcoming obstacles in life
As you daily guide us through each challenge.
And, Oh Lord, thank you for saving us
For without you, we would suffer forever.
It is only through your graces, Oh Lord,
That we sit here today united within our home.
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say 'thank you'?"
William Arthur Ward
Prayer For The New Year
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Lord, we thank Thee for this place in which we dwell;
For the love that unites us;
For the peace accorded us this day;
For the hope with which we expect the morrow;
For the health, the work, the food,
And the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
For our friends in all parts of the earth,
Give us courage, gaiety, and quiet mind.
Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors.
If it may not, give us the strength
To encounter that which is to come,
That we may be brave in peril,
Constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath
And in all changes of fortune,
And, down to the gates of death,
Loyal and loving one to another.
"Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan."
Prayer of Jabez
1 Chronicles 4:10 (NLT)
Oh, that you would bless me
and expand my territory!
Please be with me in all that I do,
and keep me from all trouble and pain!
"Every man wants to pray the day before he dies.
As he does not know when his time will come,
he must pray every day in order to be safe."
A Prayer of David
Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.