Prayer for Fathers

Heavenly Father: We praise you for being a loving father, who is a good provider, who is always present, who loves us when we are unlovable. We confess that we are frequently none of these things, not especially loving, not present when we should be, not able to see beyond our own needs. We thank […]

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Prayer for the Persecuted

Eternal and Compassionate God, We thank you, Lord, for visiting us when we are afflicted and suffer unjustly. For you are a God who cares, who understands our grief, our wounds, our sorrows, our diseases. We lay our afflictions before you for we cannot bear them alone. Heal our wounds, comfort us in our griefs, […]

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Prayer for Authors

Almighty father, Author of our Faith, Spirit of Truth, All glory and honor are yours, Lord, for you have shown us who you are: “a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exod 34:6 ESV) and taught us all things, as the Psalmist writes: “Lead me in your […]

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Prayer for Relief

Almighty father, All praise be yours for you are holy, set apart, and righteous and you have created us in your image, with the potential to do great things in your name. We confess that we do not desire to be called Christians, for we have tarnished your image, and remain unholy, polluted by the world, […]

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Prayer to Increase Faith

Almighty Father, I praise you for the gift of another day, let the newest of the day (Isa 43:1) be expressed in new faith. I confess that I have to  frequently blocked your access to my heart in despair, in self-pity, and in cynicism not worthy of your love. Thank you for not giving up on […]

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Prayer for Strength

Holy Father, I praise you for creating me. For giving me life and health and all the many blessings of family. I confess that I have not always used time wisely and not always made the best lifestyle choices. Thank you for another day–I have learned not to take them for granted. The gift of time […]

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Prayer for Moms

Dear heavenly father: Thank you for mom. The one who always came running when I got into trouble as a child and has modeled your presence in my life ever since. The one who always listens to me, even when I make no sense and go on and on. The one who says nice things about […]

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Prayer for Vindication

Heavenly Father: Vindicate me. Argue my case before committees that I cannot attend and protect me from judgmental people who look only for weakness and spin goodness into evil. You are my refuge; my trusted friend; why does my testing go on and on? Defend and deliver me cause from the doubts and anxieties that trouble […]

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Prayer When We are Alone

Almighty Father, Reach out to me this morning and comfort me in my solitude, lonely, missing one so dear. I know that I should not be sad for a life well lived, for someone strong who showed me how to live and then how to die. Yet, I am sad, because it is my turn […]

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Prayer for Protection

Sovereign Lord: I praise you for raising me up from the deeps that I had fallen and have not let my detractors have their day. You remembered me in my hour of affliction and healed my soul and body and mind. I need not fear the grave or the hell that others have fallen into. […]

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