Whether you have had a personal relationship with God for years or you are only starting to find who Jesus is, we all call for guidance constantly when it comes to prayers. It’s often tough to find the words to pray, that’s why we put together this compilation of short prayers. The following short prayers give guiding words to use for praying over different topics including worry, suffering, doubt, forgiveness, anxiety, and other areas of life where we need to ask for God’s help.
Prayer for Loving Like Jesus
Father, I have to thank You for showing beyond my weaknesses and for loving me completely. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the demanding people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer For Worry
Father, I am tempted to get anxious about so many things. Our world is a clutter! Forgive me for concentrating on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that provides and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I affirm that You are my only Hope. Please help me be reminded that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Being Grateful
Father, I am so sorry for the way I criticize about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my poor manner when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day – good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with courage, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Prayer for Confidence
Lord, help me let go of my anxiety of failing. I know Satan wants to use my fears to hold me back from living courageously for You. Forgive me for not living in faith, and help me from this moment on to live with bold certainty in You. Lord, help me not compare myself to others around me. I pray instead that I can keep my eye on You and live a life that proclaims Your greatness. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Hope and Trust
Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our pains of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Short Prayer for Thankfulness
God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.