Reflective Prayer #1 – During these Days of Challenge
We have concluded our 31 Day prayer training challenge, but feel free to go back and reuse it or catch up on days you might have missed.
We will continue to provide weekly prayer prompts here.
Scriptures to Meditate On and Pray Through –
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. – Psalm 145:18
Deuteronomy 4:39; Hebrews 12:2; Psalm 51:1-2, 10; Philippians 2:3 ; Genesis 1; Psalm 78:13; Matthew 8:26; Exodus 16:4; Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 5:12; Hebrews 13:6; Psalm 24:1; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Matthew 6:10
Heavenly Father, I come before You as Your child lifting my heart before You with gratitude that You know me completely and are near to those who call on You. You are near to me. I acknowledge and take to heart this day Father that You are God in the heavens above and on earth below. There is no other. And yet Father I confess that I have lived with other gods before me, trusting in them, instead of being dependent of You. My eyes have not been fixed on Jesus.
I’ve sought out worldly wisdom and have neglected Your Word, both written and spoken;
I’ve boasted in, put confidence in, my own personal strength and abilities without thought of You as the Source of all that I am and all that I have;
I’ve trusted in relationships for emotional safety and bank accounts for financial security, my heart has not been steadfast because I have not trusted in You; and I’ve been more concerned with personal comfort than my own heart-condition and that of those around me.
I have stopped believing that the Gospel is good news.
From these things and all else that does not bring glory to Your Name, deliver me I pray.
(Pause and confess further as led by the Holy Spirit).
According to Your never-failing love and immeasurable compassion expressed through Jesus Christ, wash me, and make me clean. Renew in my heart this day a steadfast spirit, a fresh determination fueled by the Holy Spirit to live for the glory of Your Name!
In the midst of global uncertainty, fear, and panic I ask Father for fresh faith to rise up in my heart, for You rule and reign overall! I choose to turn from fear and unbelief and to put my hope in You–
You who created all things out of nothing;
You who parts seas and quiets storms;
You who provides food in the wilderness;
You who will never leave me or forsake me;
You who surrounds me with favor like a shield, I trust in You, O Lord Most High!
You are my helper – I will not be afraid!
This day Father I ask that disease be pushed back in the nations of the earth and Your healing power revealed in those who suffer, making Jesus known.
I ask that You awaken the hearts of Your people from the smallest village to the largest city to be salt and light and the very aroma of Christ!
I ask that You strengthen my family as the Church in my neighborhood; Your whole Church in our city – strengthen us with faith and joy in the Holy Spirit! May all fear and anxiety be banished and acts of grace, mercy, and kindness, released!
Revive Your Church I pray – and begin with me. (Pause and pray further as led by the Holy Spirit).
May Your purposes alone be accomplished in the earth, in my nation Lord, for the world and all who live in it belong to You and I make this declaration Father, in agreement with Your Word, that Yours is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor – You are exalted as head overall!
May Your kingdom come and Your will be done this day, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
By faith in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
adapted from Pray the Word App by Tiece L. King 2020