Modern Day Ruth
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.”