O Heavenly Father, I pray today for the recovery of our world from this pandemic. Lead us and guide us, O Lord. Grant our leaders wisdom and discernment to find safe and healthy ways to reopen our communities and help us resume a more normal life. Lord, I pray we find safe ways to restart local businesses, helping people find jobs, and preserving the things we cherish most about our communities. Help us find safe ways to be together, reconnecting with friends and family. Lead us to a new normal, keeping the virus at bay, yet resuming life together in community. Help our businesses, churches, schools, and sports resume. Lord, grant us patience and flexibility as we adjust to new ways, for our world may still feel different, even as we venture out from our homes. Help us to manage through these changes with grace and adaptability. In all this I pray through Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Front Line Workers during the Pandemic
Heavenly and Almighty God, who has all power and might to heal and protect. I pray today for the health and safety of all those on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19. In particular, I pray for the doctors, nurses, and medical staff caring for the sick. Lord, protect them from exposure to this virus and keep them safe. Give them the strength to carry on each day, comforting their tired and weary hearts. Lord, I pray also for the first responders – police, firefighters, and paramedics – who keep us safe and continue to work in our communities. Keep them safe from the virus, so they can continue to serve and protect our cities. Lord, I also pray for the essential workers who didn’t expect to be on the front lines. Protect our grocery workers, store clerks, truck drivers, those who produce our essential goods, and all others serving our communities. Lord, support and encourage them, and keep them protected from this virus. Lord, there are many heroes in this battle, although none greater than you. For we have no power to face this virus and its impacts on our own, Lord, so we fix our eyes on you. We will not be afraid. We will not be discouraged. For you, Lord, are with us every step of the way. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Those Who Mourn
O Lord, my God, I cry out to you in my grief. Some days are so hard and I don’t know how I’ll make it through. Stay close by my side, O Lord, and put the pieces of my broken heart back together. Show me how to keep stepping forward. Deliver me through this season of grief. Help me catch my breath and breathe again. Hear my cries, O Lord, and comfort my grieving heart. Amen.
Prayer for Your Enemies
Heavenly and Almighty Father, help me to be strong when others attack. Instead of responding in anger, remind me to pray for my enemies. To pray for your blessing and peace over them, for their hurting hearts to mend. For evil spills out of a hurting heart, a heart that is distant from you, Lord. Keep me close to you, Lord, and help me only say kind words and pray for your blessings over everyone – even those who speak unkindly to me. Help me to never repay evil with evil, but to always turn from evil and do good. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Daily Prayer for God’s Grace
O Jesus, I come before you in humility, asking for your grace and mercy. For you know the temptations of this world. You know the weaknesses of being human. Though you were strong enough to withstand the temptations and did not sin, I am not so strong. I come before you to ask for your grace and mercy in my time of need. For I am weak and I sin. I need your help daily to stay strong in my faith and continue to walk in your way. Lord Jesus, forgive me and shower me with your grace. Amen.
Prayer for Blessing and Favor
O, Lord God Almighty, hear my prayer. I pray you will look upon me with favor and shower me with your blessings. For you are the giver of good things, merciful and kind. Grant me your grace, show me your love. For I will walk in your ways and praise your name forever. I will place my trust in you, O Lord, forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Repentance
Heavenly and Almighty God, I come before you humbled and sorrowful, aware of my sin, and ready to repent. Lord, forgive me for I have sinned before you. Wash away my sin, purify me, and help me to turn from this sin. Lead me to walk in your way instead, leaving behind my old life and starting a new life in you. Lord, you who are loving and just, show compassion upon me, shower me with your mercy. All this I pray through your Son Jesus Christ, who came to save us from our sin. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Help
Heavenly Father, I am in need. O God, I cry out for your help! The storms in my life are unrelenting and I’m drowning. Yet, I will lift my eyes to you, for my help comes from you, the creator of heaven and earth. Lord, save me, keep me from evil, rescue me from this battle. For you are my keeper, my protector, my salvation. You watch over me day and night, guide my steps, and show me the way forward. My hope and my help are in you, O Lord, for you are faithful and true. All this I pray through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer of Gratitude to God
O Lord, my God, I give thanks today for you. Not just for what you’ve done, but who you are. For you are faithful and your love endures forever. You created the heavens and the earth, yet you know and love me personally, counting each hair on my head. You are my shepherd, showing me the way and rescuing me I go astray. You are my shelter in the storm, my stronghold in the battle. You are my provision and my salvation. I worship you with gladness, giving thanks to you with a joyful heart. May I ever sing your praises to all who will hear, for you, O Lord, are so good to me. Amen.
Prayer for Help with Finances
Heavenly Father, I pray for help with my finances. I’m struggling and I don’t see a way out. I’m in need and I’m worried. Yet, I know that you are my strength. I know you will provide for my needs and will take care of me if I’ll only trust in you. Through you, I can be content in my circumstances, no matter how dire. In need or in plenty, I am rich in your love. Lord, calm my worried heart and ease my financial fears. Help me to trust in your great provision, and find peace in you even through this financial struggle. All this I pray through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.