Whenever Daniel found himself in the lion’s den he prayed and the lion’s mouths were shut. Whenever Hannah longed for a child she prayed and was blessed with Samuel. And when Jesus prepared for His arrest and crucifixion He prayed.
Prayer is our #1 defense against the enemy.
It protects, heals, and creates a dialogue between me and the one who created the universe. And yet I still find myself sitting down at night and struggling to find the right words to say when I am speaking to our Savior.
Maybe you can relate.
So today we are taking it back to source. The best way to learn about God and His ways is by reading His word, the Bible, so today we will look at 10 prayers that the Bible taught us to pray.
Prayer is the literally everything. Whenever you are struggling to find the words to say to God, look at these prayers and let them guide you during your prayer time.
- John 17:1-5. Pray that God would complete His work in you. You should be praying for yourself. Ask God to use you to complete His will.
- Psalm 3. Pray for deliverance from enemies. What problems are you facing today? Give them to God.
- 1 Samual 2:1-11. Praise God for His faithfulness. What has God already done for you? Praise Him for His Faithfulness.
- Acts 1:24-26. Pray for wisdom when dealing with politics. We cannot afford to take politics lightly. Pray for guidance as you go to the election polls.
- Acts 4:23-31. Pray for empowerment to do God’s will. Doing God’s work is hard. Pray that He would fill you with wisdom and boldness to continue His work.
- Colossians 1:3-14. Pray for other believers. Pray that other believer’s would continue on with their good work. Pray that God would bless them and keep them safe.
- Matthew 6:9-13. A basic format for prayer. (The Lord’s Prayer) This is how Jesus tells up to pray.
- Psalm 51:1-8. Pray for forgiveness. Confess your sins to God and ask Him to forgive you.
- Jonah 2:2-9. Pray that you would be committed to the Lord. Thank God for His thankfulness and dedicate your life to Him.
- 1 Chronicles 4:10. Pray that the Lord would bless you. Ask God to shower you with blessings.
As our study on prayer comes to an end, let’s be reminded that half of the battle when it comes to praying is showing up. When you pray let God speak to you. Put yourself in a place and mindset that will allow you to relax and enjoy a few quiet minutes with the Lord.
After 1 month of studying prayer how are you feeling? I pray that your prayer life has benefited from this study. Which prayer can you most relate to right now?
This is part of the Anchored in Prayer Series.