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25 Powerful Prayer Prompts When You Are Struggling to Pray

I'm sharing with you 25 powerful prompts that will help you focus and be able to pray during those difficult times when you need to focus.


There have been plenty of times in my life when I have wanted to pray, but for one reason or another, I have not been able to find the words I need or have not been able to focus because my mind has been full of craziness.


Having a verse or two as a guide helps me put into words what I need to say. Take a look at the 25 powerful prayer prompts for when you cannot pray. Highlight them in your Bible. Write them on sticky notes and put them on your walls, refrigerator, or a mirror, and they will be right there whenever you need to talk to God.


PRAY AND THANK GOD FOR EVERYTHING

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”


PRAY FOR GOD TO HELP YOU REFOCUS YOUR HEART ON JESUS

Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”


PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU OVERCOME FEELINGS OF LONELINESS

Psalm 73:23-26 “But still I am ever with you; you have taken me by my right hand. Your wisdom will be my guide, and later you will put me in a place of honour. Whom have I in heaven but you? And having you I have no desire for anything on earth. My flesh and my heart are wasting away: but God is the Rock of my heart and my eternal heritage.”


PRAY FOR A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE WHO IS HURTING

Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”


PRAY FOR GOD TO SPEAK THROUGH YOU

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”


PRAY FOR ALL THOSE IN AUTHORITY IN COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD

1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”


PRAY TO OVERCOME LUSTING AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY

Ephesians 6:14-17 “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”


PRAY FOR HELP WITH NEGATIVE THINKING AND SPEAKING

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”


PRAY FOR GOD TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU FACE TEMPTATION

1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”


PRAY FOR GOD TO GUIDE YOUR

Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”


PRAY FOR GOD TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH FEAR AND DOUBT

Hebrews 13:6 “So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”


PRAY FOR GOD TO USE YOU FOR HIS WORK

Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”


PRAY FOR SELF-CONTROL

Galatians 5:23 “Gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.”



PRAY FOR HOPE WHEN GOING THROUGH A STORM

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.


PRAY FOR JOY AND PEACE

Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you.”


PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HAVE HIS WAY IN YOUR LIFE

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”


PRAY FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS HURT YOU

Matthew 5:44 “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”


PRAY FOR YOUR FUTURE

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”


PRAY TO GOD AND ASK HIM TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH

Ephesians 6:16 “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”


PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HEAL YOUR BROKEN HEART

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”


PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU OVERCOME FEELINGS OF LONELINESS

Psalm 73:23-26 “But still I am ever with you; you have taken me by my right hand. Your wisdom will be my guide, and later you will put me in a place of honour. Whom have I in heaven but you? And having you I have no desire for anything on earth. My flesh and my heart are wasting away: but God is the Rock of my heart and my eternal heritage.”


PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP YOU MOVE FORWARD FROM YOUR PAST

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”


PRAY AND ASK GOD TO GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH TODAY

Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT

Colossians 1:9 “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,”


PRAY FOR A RELATIONSHIP TO BE RESTORED AND STRENGTHENED

1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”



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