Believing Prayer

Tag: intercession

Need your help

Lord God, so many people in so many situations need your help.

  • Those who often travel, for safety.
  • Those who work in dangerous jobs or circumstances, for security.
  • Those who suffer from disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes, for basic needs of shelter, food, and water.
  • Those who must fend off oppressive thoughts and dark moods, for peace.
  • Those who serve the public, for patience.
  • Those who are employed in government or are elected to their position or have assumed power in some way, for justice.
  • Those who often deal with the poor, the oppressed, or the excluded from society, for compassion.
  • Those who are lonely, forgotten, or needy, for companionship.
  • Those who struggle with addictions or are trapped in abusive relationships, for freedom.
  • Those whose worth is tied to possessions and those who love money, for wholeness.
  • Those who have no hope or who rest upon false expectations, for faith.
  • Those who seek pleasure in this world or have seen its true end, for joy.
  • Those who serve you in the gospel, for perseverance.

You are the God who can supply every need and offer every help. Rise up, O Lord, and let us all rejoice in your active goodness.

Show us the future of our hope

Lord, let my mind and soul rest in you, be refreshed in the Spirit, be renewed in the strength of Christ.

Father, reach for your children who are weak, who struggle with doubts, sin, or offenses, who lose sight of the way, who are overwhelmed by the power of the enemy, who feel alone in their faith.

God of spirits, make us holy and devout, infuse us with a sense of your presence, sweep away all resistance in our mind, show us the future of our hope.

Glorify the Saints Abroad

Save them, Lord, from sin and shame,
Save them for your glorious name,
Save them from the devil’s snare,
Save them in Christ from hell’s despair.

Sanctify the brethren’s hands,
Sanctify their godly plans,
Sanctify and on them press
Your merciful love and holiness.

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For These We Pray

For the ill who fight for breath,
For the dying who fear their death,
For the lost who seek the path,
For victims of violent wrath —
For these we pray, O God. Continue reading

Try gourmet prayers

How about trying gourmet prayers — where you gather many ingredients, not just one? They take longer, but are very special and rewarding.Your menu is your prayer list. People on your list don’t even have to be people who [you] know personally. They can be from the newspaper, teachers at a local school, government officials, your neighbors, your congregation. List people by name. Pray for them by name.

via Inspirations By Katheryn.

They just don’t get it, Lord

They just don’t get it, Lord. Time and time again they have heard. They ooh and aah. They find it so interesting. They want it to help them have a better life. But they’re trying to get without giving. Or give what they are willing to let go of. Continue reading

For those destroyed by other’s sins

Loving Lord, we pray for those whose humanity is destroyed by the sins of others:

  • for children and spouses and family of addicts,
  • for people maimed and killed by drunk or careless drivers,
  • for those imprisoned in the sex trade and prostitution,
  • for innocent victims of war and soldiers suffering trauma,
  • for citizens oppressed by their governments.

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer, may your restoring gospel reach them, to give them life and hope. Put us in the way of such as these, that we might serve them. In Christ’s name, Amen.

O God of all comfort, ease the pain of those who mourn

O God of all comfort, ease the pain of those who mourn,
Give focus to him who lies between two paths, confused and torn;
Give time, another day, for change, to him who hesitates,
Fulfill deferred hopes and distant dreams of the one who waits;
Give bread and drink to empty stomachs, clothe the naked boy,
Give homes to homeless men, infuse the broken heart with joy;
Hold up the hands of the weary, put strength and courage in trembling knees,
Secure the lonely traveler, protect the sailors on stormy seas;
All this and more, O Lord, we ask, of you, the Father who cares,
And make us more the family who with the needy shares.

Prayer for a Day’s Walk

by Grace Noll Crowell

God let me find the lonely ones
Among the throng today,
And let me say the word to take
The loneliness away.
So many walk with aching hearts
Along the old highway.
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August prayer

For an invitation to united prayer during the month of August, see this link. Also on the page are suggestions as to how to use this petition and share it with others.

For July 2009: Armaments

See this invitation to prayer for the month of July 2009, on resisting the evil one.

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