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Dear God, ___ Father in Heaven, in the name of ___ Lord Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit,
__ praise Your name as holy, to be honored. __ worship You as ___ God, and ask You to glorify Yourself in ___ life/lives, You are ___ true Father—___ creator, redeemer, sustain-er, and the true end of all things, including ___ life/lives. __ love You, __ trust You, __ worship You. __ give __self/selves over to You, Father, to be one with You as Jesus is one with You.
O Lord, You have been our refuge through all generations. Before the mountains were begotten and the earth and the world were brought forth, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. (Ps 90:1-2) It is good to give thanks to you, Lord, to sing praise to Your name, Most High, to proclaim Your kindness at dawn and Your faithfulness throughout the night, for You make __ glad, O Lord, by Your deeds; at the works of Your hands __ rejoice. How great are Your works, O Lord! How very deep are Your thoughts. (Ps 92:2-6) Your throne stands firm from of old; from everlasting to everlasting You are, O Lord. (Ps 93:2)
O Lord, ___ Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth! (Ps 8:1) __ praise You, O Lord, with all ___ heart(s); __ declare Your wonders. __ am/are glad and rejoice in You. __ praise Your name, O Most High. (Ps. 9:1-2) __ love You, O Lord, ___ strength. (Ps 18:1) How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You bestow in the sight of men, on those who take refuge in You. (Ps 31:19) __ trust in Your steadfast love; ___ heart(s) rejoice in Your salvation. (Ps 13:6) You show __ the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy, in Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Ps 16:11)
Holy and victorious Trinity, You alone are worthy of all ___ worship, ___ heart’s devotion, all ___ praise, all ___ trust, and all the glory of ___ life/lives. __ love You, __ worship You, __ give __self/selves over to You in ___ heart(’s)(s’) search for life. You alone are Life, and You have become ___ life. __ renounce all other gods, every idol, and __ give to You, God, the place in ___ heart(s) and in ___ life/lives You truly deserve. This is all about You, and not about __. You are the Hero of this story, and __ belong to You.
Holy Spirit, __ ask you to lead this time of prayer. In all __ now pray, __ include everyone __ hope ___ prayers will cover, especially ___ famil(y)(ies). Jesus, __ ask you to cover them with Your blood—their spirits, souls, bodies, hearts, minds, and will. __ ask You, Holy Spirit, to restore them in Jesus and include them in all __ now pray. __ stand in total agreement with You, Holy Spirit, and with all those praying for __ by the spirit of God and by the Spirit of God alone.
Teach __ to freely confess any and all sin. Search __ and cleanse __ of anything displeasing to You. Forgive __ as __ forgive others. __ ask Your forgiveness for ___ every sin. Search __,know __,and reveal to __ where You are working in ___ life/lives, and grant to __ the grace of Your healing and deliverance and a deep and true repentance. Forgive ___ unhealthy attachments to the world and __ pray __ would look to You as ___ source. __ pray __ would continue to experience inner conversion, repentance, and step up to meet the world as the new creation(s) in Christ __ are/am. __ pray __ would recognize your forgiveness, acknowledge it, and live in it.
Have mercy upon __, O God, according to Your loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of Your tender mercies blot out all ___ transgressions. Wash __ thoroughly from ___ iniquities, and cleanse __ from ___ sins. For __ acknowledge ___ transgressions: and ___ sin is ever before __. Against You, You only, have __ sinned, and done evil in Your sight: so You will be justified when You speak, and be clear when You judge. Behold, __ were shaped in iniquity; and in sin did ___ mother(s) conceive __. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden parts You shall make __ to know wisdom. Purge __ with hyssop, and __ shall be clean: wash __, and __ shall be whiter than snow. Make __ to hear joy and gladness; so the bones which You have created may rejoice. Hide Your face from ___ sins, and blot out all ___ iniquities. Create in __ (a) clean heart(s), O God; and renew (a) right spirit(s) within __. Cast __ not away from Your presence; and take not Your Holy Spirit from __. Restore unto __ the joy of Your salvation; and uphold __ with Your free spirit. Then will __ teach transgressors Your ways; and sinners shall be converted unto You. Deliver __ from guiltiness, O God, ___ God of ___ salvation: and ___ tongues shall declare aloud Your righteousness. O Lord, open ___ lips; and ___ mouths shall show forth Your praise. For You desire not sacrifice else would __ give it: You delight not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. Do good in Your good pleasure unto Zion: build the walls of Jerusalem. Then shall You be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon Your altar. (Psalm 51)
May the words of ___ mouth(s) and the meditations of ___ heart(s) be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, ___ strength and ___ Redeemer. (Ps. 19:14)
__ pray __ would relate to the opposite sex in godly ways, and flee from all forms of sexual temptation.
Thank You, for Your steadfast love, for all the wonderful works You have done and are doing for __, for answering ___ prayers and being ___ salvation. (Ps 118:21) Thank You for loving __ and choosing __ before You made the world. Thank You for granting to __ every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. Thank You for proving Your love for __ by sending Jesus. __ receive him and all his life and all his work which You ordained for __. Thank You for including __ in Christ, forgiving ___ sins, granting __ his righteousness, making __ complete in him. Thank You for making __ alive with Christ, raising __ with him, seating __ with him at Your right hand, establishing __ in his authority, and anointing __ with Your love and Your Spirit and Your favor. __ receive it all with thanks and give it total claim to ___ life/lives.
Thank You for ___ famil(y)(ies), for keeping __ safe, for ___ health, and for healing __. Thank You for ___ commitment to one another, for Your provision, protection and faithfulness in ___ life/lives. Thank You for inviting __ into Your presence. __ thank You with (a) humble heart(s). __ pray this for __self/selves and for all those __ hope __ prayers will reach. All to Your Glory!
Dear Jesus, thank You for coming to ransom __ with Your own life, for dying on the cross for ___ sins. for forgiving ___ sins, and offering __ the gift of eternal life.
God, ___ Father, in all __ now pray __ include everyone in ___ famil(y)(ies) and all whom you’ve placed under the influence of ___ prayers. __ dedicate ___ famil(y)(ies) to You. __ place each member of ___ famil(y)(ies) into Your care and protection. __ pray You would release Your power of God to put a barrier of protection around __ and them, to protect __ and them from all danger, temptation, evil, bad influences, illness, and injury. __ pray for blessing on ___ famil(y)(ies). __ pray __ would treat each other with love, respect, affection and appreciation. Bless all ___ relationships. __ pray __ are/am the godly person/people You want __ to be in all ___ relationships. __ pray __ would be the best possible spiritual influences for all whom __ encounter and through all the things __ encounter.
__ pray __ would joyfully worship You, __ offer this day to You, all ___ prayers, works, joys and sufferings, __ pray __ would to be sure to unite all ___ sufferings, disappointments, frustrations, inconveniences, and delays to the suffering of Jesus. With your help, __ will be close to you in all __ think, do, and say. Bless __ indeed. __ pray for opportunities to increase Jesus’ Kingdom and the wisdom to recognize the opportunities.
__ pray Your hand would be with __. __ pray __ would crave to spend time with You more than __ crave spending time any other way. __ pray __ would trust You and increase ___ confidence in You. __ pray __ would be your good and faithful servant(s), the instrument(s) in Your hands of Your choosing, humble or great. __ need you to set ___ priorities in the light of eternity. __ have little confidence in ___ ability to set ___ own priorities.
__ Heavenly Father, __ ask You to apply the riches in Christ Jesus over ___ life/lives and over __ famil(y)(ies). __ bring the blood of Christ once more over each one of us. Armor each of us with Your armor. __ put on the full armor of God: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the gospel, helmet of salvation; __ take up the shield of faith and sword of the Spirit, and __ choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of Your might, to pray at all times in the Spirit.
__ pray __ would be kept from evil, hard testing, and temptation. When __ turn from you and allow __self/selves to be tempted, draw __ back, and give __ the strength, grace, and the wisdom to resist the temptation.
Lord, __ pray that You would teach __ to yield ___self/selves to Your Spirit as __ pray for the salvation of those who do not know you. Holy Spirit, teach __ to trust You as a living person who leads __ life/lives and ___ prayers. __ long to see Your power in __ life/lives just as the Apostle Paul did as he reached out to the lost (1 Corinthians 2:2-5). __ thank You that You indwell, seal, sanctify, and empower __. You guide __, teach __, and pray through __. Help __ to partner with You as __ use Your Word in praying for the salvation of __ famil(y)(ies), (classmates), (co-workers), and friends. Make __ sensitive to Your promptings and teach __ to partner with You in praying Your Word over those who are searching for You.
Jesus, __ want to prioritize prayer for others just as You did on earth. You withdrew to lonely places to pray (Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16). You were faithful in intercession and even prayed whole nights. Teach __ to be faithful in prayer. Help __ to remember the lost when __ pray [Bring before the Lord five unsaved people]. Show them that the free gift of eternal life is in You alone (Romans 6:23, John 3:16). Help __ to be Your witness and love them. Help __ to show warm-hearted acts of kindness towards them. __ know that love comes from You (1 John 4:7). Help __ to show love towards everyone __ meet. Love always hopes and believes (Pray all of 1 Corinthians 13). Help __ to be active in sharing __ faith (Philemon 6). __ thank You that __ can be Your witness(es) everywhere __ go (Acts 1:8).
__ thank you that the darkness vanishes as __ pray for the lost. Thank you for convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). __ pray that you will soften the hearts of [Name one-by-one others who do not know Christ]. Remove the spiritual blindness from their eyes, and help them to understand the truth about You. Bring them to repentance and salvation (Acts 3:19). __ believe that You are working in their hearts even as __ pray. Help __ to let __ light(s) shine before men, that they may see __ good deeds and glorify ___ Father in heaven (Mathew 5:16). Help __ to be Your light in their lives.
__ pray the corona virus pandemic and all other sickness and disease to end.
Jesus, during Your ministry on Earth You showed Your power and caring by healing people of all ages and stations of life from physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. Be present now to people who need Your loving touch because of COVID-19. May they feel Your power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.
For people under treatment or quarantined
Take away the fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation from people receiving treatment or under quarantine. Give them a sense of purpose in pursuing health and protecting others from exposure to the disease. Protect their families and friends and bring peace to all who love them.
For people at higher risk of developing the disease
Dear Lord, __ lift to You ___ concern for people who are more likely than others to become severely ill from COVID-19 — the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Protect them from harm and be their comfort in this time of uncertainty and, for many, preventive isolation from loved ones.
For medical professionals and caregivers responsible for fighting the new coronavirus
God, as more people get sick, healthcare workers and first responders are working longer hours with fewer supplies and with more risk of contracting the new coronavirus themselves. Renew their energy and sustain them on long shifts. Bring Your protection upon them as they work with patients. Multiply their supplies so they have the protective items needed to stay safe on the job.
For researchers responsible for fighting the new coronavirus
Inspire and invigorate the research doctors developing better tests to diagnose the virus, create vaccines to prevent it, and identify protocols to eliminate the disease’s spread.
For leaders responsible for making decisions
Father, __ seek Your wisdom daily. Be with people making decisions that affect the lives and futures of our families, communities, countries, and the wider world. __ pray that they communicate clearly, truthfully, and calmly — with each other and with the public — and that their messages are received and heeded. May truth and empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection.
You have delivered us from similar deadly perils, and you will deliver us again. On You we have set our hope You will continue to deliver us, as we get help from the prayers of others. — 2 Corinthians 1:10-11 (NIV)
For families adjusting to new ways of life.
Holy Spirit, as families adjust to everyone being home as businesses and schools close, __ ask that You guide people in their new realities. Give spouses grace for each other. Prompt worn-out parents to speak words of kindness and encouragement to their children. Help children find creative ways to experience the beauty of all You have created and continue learning.
For business owners and families facing financial stress
Jesus, __ thank You for Your faithfulness in how you have guided and equipped people in their jobs and have provided in the past. It can be scary and overwhelming not knowing how bills and obligations will be met or to not be able to provide for families. As people feel financial strain during the uncertainty, bring them comfort and peace, reminding them that You are there for them. Provide for them in their times of need.
For grocery store workers and delivery drivers
Lord, __ are so grateful for all the people who continue to work each day so that people are able to eat. __ ask that You bless and protect them as they serve. Give them grace to handle disgruntled customers during supply shortages. Keep their bodies healthy as they unload and stock boxes of supplies. Keep their cars and trucks running smoothly as they deliver needed supplies and food people have ordered online. And please protect them all from contracting the new coronavirus.
For the disease to stop spreading
Almighty God, __ know that everything is in Your sovereign control. __ ask that You keep this new coronavirus from continuing to spread. Give government officials the ability to safely handle people arriving from other countries. Help people decide to stay home instead of traveling or going out needlessly. Holy Spirit, remind people to do all the things they should to to help prevent the virus from spreading, like washing, sanitizing, and wearing masks. And while it may be heartbreaking, comfort families as they decide to keep their distance from elderly or other high-risk family members.
__ pray the mess __ have made of this planet would be cleaned up. __ pray everyone would be properly fed, sheltered, clothed, and have access to clean water. __ pray all injustice, war, murder, abortion, crime, pornography, lust, terrorism, violence, and hate would end.
__ pray for the Middle East, especially Israel, and especially Jerusalem.
__ pray for reasonable, balanced approaches to environmental concerns, for the discovery of non-polluting, inexpensive, energy sources, for the end of pollution of the air, water, and ground, and the end of noise and light pollution.
Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit, __ pray __ would relate to each of You in the ways appropriate to each person of Trinity.
___ dear Lord Jesus, __ come to You now to be restored in You, renewed in You, to receive Your life and Your love and all the grace and mercy __ so desperately need this day. __ honor You as ___ Lord, and __ surrender every aspect and dimension of ___ life/lives to You. __ give You ___ spirit(s), soul(s), body(ies), heart(s), mind(s), and will. __ cover __self/selves with Your blood. __ need You. Give __ the grace today to keep open the door of __ life/lives to You. __ surrender to You as savior and submit to You as Lord. Continue to take control of ___ life/lives and remain on the throne of ___ life/lives. __ love You, worship You, and trust You. __ give __self/selves over to You, to be one with You in all things. __ receive all the work and triumph of Your cross, death, blood, and sacrifice for __, through which __ every sin is atoned for, __ are/am ransomed, delivered from the kingdom of darkness, and transferred to Your kingdom, ___ sin nature is removed, ___ heart(s) circumcised unto God, and every claim being made against __ is canceled and disarmed. With all of ___ famil(y)(ies), __ take ___ place now in Your cross and death, dying with You to sin, to ___ flesh, to this world, to the evil one and his kingdom. __ take up the cross and crucify ___ flesh with all its pride, arrogance, unbelief, and idolatry [and anything else __ are currently struggling with]. __ put off the old man. Apply to __ and ___ famil(y)(ies) all the work and triumph in Your cross, death, blood, and sacrifice; __ receive it with thanks and give it total claim to ___ life/lives.
__ receive You as __ life, and receive all the work and triumph in Your resurrection, through which You have conquered sin, death, judgment, and the evil one. Death has no power over You, nor does any foul thing. __ have been raised with You to a new life, to live Your life—dead to sin and alive to God. With ___ famil(y)(ies), __ take ___ place now in Your resurrection and in Your life, and __ give ___ life/lives to You to live Your life. __ are/am saved by Your life. __ reign in life through Your life. __ receive Your hope, love, faith, joy, goodness, truth, wisdom, power, and strength. Apply to __ and ___ famil(y)(ies), all the work and triumph in Your resurrection; __ receive it with thanks, and __ give it total claim over __.
__ sincerely receive You as ___ authority, rule, and dominion, ___ everlasting victory against Satan and his kingdom, and ___ ability to bring Your Kingdom at all times and in every way. __ receive all the work and triumph in Your ascension, through which Satan has been judged and cast down. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to You, and You are worthy to receive all glory and honor, power and dominion, now and forever. With ___ famil(y)(ies), __ take ___ place now in Your authority and in Your throne, through which __ have been raised with You to the right hand of the Father and established in Your authority. __ give __self/selves to You, to reign with You always. Apply to __ and __ famil(y)(ies) all the work and triumph in Your authority and Your throne; __ receive it with thanks and __ give it total claim to ___ spirit(s), soul(s), bod(y)(ies), heart(s), mind(s), and will.
__ now pray you would bring your authority, rule, and dominion and your full work over ___ life/lives today, over ___ famil(y)(ies), home(s), ___ household(s), ___ work, and over all ___ domain(s). __ ask You, Lord Jesus, to bring all Your authority and Your full work against every evil power coming against __ or against anyone in __ famil(y)(ies), against every foul spirit, every foul power and device. [ __ might need to name them—what has been attacking __?] Lord Jesus, cut them off in Your Name; bind and banish them from __ and from ___ household(s) and your kingdom now, in Your mighty name, Jesus Christ. Also bring Your full work between each of __ and every person, and allow only the love of God and only the Spirit of God between every person and __.
Thank You for the Spirits in Your service. __ ask You to summon them in Your name, Lord Jesus, and instruct them to destroy all raised against __ or against anyone in __ famil(y)(ies), to establish Your Kingdom over us, to guard us day and night. __ ask You to send forth the Spirits who serve You to raise up prayer and intercession for __ and ___ household(s). __ pray You would call forth the kingdom of God throughout ___ home(s), famil(y)(ies), household(s), and domain(s) in your authority, Lord Jesus Christ, giving all glory and honor and thanks to You.
Dear Holy Spirit, thank You for coming. __ love You, __ worship You, __ trust You. __ receive all the work and triumph in Pentecost, through which You have come, You have clothed __ with power from on high, sealed __ in Christ, become ___ union with the Father and the Son, the Spirit of truth in __, the life of God in __, __ counselor, comforter, strength, and guide. __ honor You as Lord, and with __ famil(y)(ies), __ fully give to You every aspect and dimension of ___ life/lives—to be filled with You, to walk in step with You in all things. Fill __ afresh, Holy Spirit. Restore ___ union with the Father and the Son. Lead __ into all truth, anoint __ for all of ___ life/lives and walk and calling, and lead __ deeper into Jesus today. __ receive You with thanks, and __ give You total claim to ___ life/lives.
__ ask you, Holy Spirit, to bring about inner conversion, repentance and revival. __ pray for repentance and revival all over the world, for some great, good, thing to bring universal turning to God, and moral awakening. __ pray for everyone to worship Jesus as Lord, Savior, and God. With Jesus, __ pray all Christians would be one with Him as He is one with the Father, so in peace and in a united voice __ may carry to the world the Gospel message.
__ pray you would speak to __ and guide __, __ would hear when You speak, and __ would have the mind of Christ. __ pray you would fill __, have complete control over __, empower __ totally, and give __ the strength and grace to be holy. __ pray you would give __ the wisdom to desire the right things, show __ all You want to show __ about __self/selves, what should change, how to change, and You would give __ all __ need to make the changes, like wisdom, strength, determination, and so on. __ pray you would have control over ___ temperaments, anger, tone of voice, motives, thoughts, words, deeds, soul, spirit, and strength, __ would seek God in every way with all ___ hearts, souls, minds and strength, and you would come into every area of ___ life/lives and into each of ___ actions. __ abandon __self/selves without reserve to You, would be totally available to You, and you would transform __ into the image of Jesus Christ. __ pray the fruit, gifts and charisms would be obvious in ___ life/lives. __ pray you would produce in __ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, meekness, temperance, largeness of heart, singleness of purpose in __. __ pray __ would have discipline, wisdom and strength. __ pray __ would walk in the Spirit, walk by faith, not by sight, would have patience which is able to will endure irritation, frustration, inconvenience, and delays, and __ would deal with anger properly. __ pray you would give __ creative ideas. __ pray you would reveal to __ any sin areas in ___ life/lives, and make __ the kind of person/people You want __ to be.
__ pray __ would learn to and want to pray for others and for __self/selves and want to worship God at all times. Draw __ to worship God. __ pray __ would have the strength and determination to continue to do the praying __ need to do each day, make progress in prayer every day, __ would step out in faith to take the time to pray as the first priority of each day, and trust You everything else in the day will be taken care of, including sleep. __ pray __ would have perseverance in all things but especially in prayer. __ pray __ would experience the power of prayer. __ ask __ would appreciate praying, worshiping and studying the Bible alone, with ___ famil(y)(ies), and with others.
__ pray __ would open ___ mind(s) and heart(s) to You, correctly understand what __ read in the Bible, obey it, and let it direct __ life/lives. __ pray __ would soak in Your Word, be excited about it, and would become very familiar with it, enough to get others excited about it.
__ pray __ would learn to articulate the Gospel in a straightforward way, and share with others ___ relationship with Jesus. __ ask You, God, for all your Power to bring all to conversion, repentance, and to a true, living, salvation faith in Jesus Christ. __ believe You honor free will. You cannot force belief and faith, but You can influence, just as the enemy can influence. You may need to allow things to happen to get __ attention. __ ask You to protect all, through all those kind of things and all other kinds of dangers and circumstances, but especially __ ask you to protect those whom __ know and hope ___ prayers will cover.
For atheists, agnostics, and skeptics, __ pray You will open their eyes to see the universe is Yours and You are the infinitely most holy, perfect, all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful God in Three Persons. __ pray they would understand. __ pray all these, plus those who have never heard of Your plan for their life/lives, and those who have rejected or ignored You, would repent, convert and come to you. __ pray for people who are struggling to embrace what it means to be an adopted son or daughter of Christ. __ pray all ___ friends, neighbors, families, acquaintances, and colleagues will know the fullness of Your love and care for them, even if __ need to explain it to them. __ pray people who have drifted away from church, and are inactive, would somehow re-encounter Jesus in his church, even if it needs to be through __ witness and testimony. __ pray Your blessing on all organizations and strategies designed to reach the spiritually lost, such as Alpha, ChristLife, Steubenville Discipleship Quads, the FOCUS, Renew, the Saint Paul Evangelization Institute, St. James’ Coffee, Cursillo, TEC, Retrouvaille, Unbound prayer teams, Catholic in Recovery, Young Life, CRU, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, IFC, the Navigators, YFC, Young Life, and all others striving reach people with the Gospel. __ pray __ will be (a) authentic and humble witness(es) to the joy of the Gospel, confident not in ___ own abilities but in Your Power and the power of the Message Itself. __ pray __ will deepen ___ relationship(s) with Jesus Christ.
God, __ pray __ would know and experience Your love, joy and contentment, have confidence in Your leading, draw closer to You, maintain a right relationship with You, and have confidence in ___ salvation.
__ pray all ___ needs would be met in godly and positive ways, and __ would have opportunities to grow spiritually and socially through fellowship, worship and whatever other resources You have for __. __ pray __ would get along with everyone, as much as possible, without compromising anything You would not want __ to compromise. __ pray __ would be quick to listen and slow to speak, __ would offer ___ ears to others so __ might truly listen, would give up ___ agenda in conversations, and join the conversation You have been having with others. __ pray __ would have the courage and wisdom to resist peer pressure.
__ pray __ and everyone will recognize ___ vocations and live them out gratefully and fully. __ pray __ would have the faith to listen to You, the courage to heed You, the strength to serve You, and the willingness to respond to Your call. __ pray __ and all believers follow You in whatever capacity You call __. __ pray for Your wisdom and strength to handle more responsibilities and the resources to do what You have __ do. __ pray __ would be guided to what You want __ to do, the future would be opened for __, and __ would be shown ___ next step. __ pray __ would take on the roles You want __ to have in __ famil(y)(ies), __ would move into the proper positions to serve others as You would have __ serve, take on the battles You have for __, and respond the needs around __.
__ pray __ would submit ___ gifts, strengths, and even weaknesses to line up with Your design for ___ life/lives and __ would use them to serve You. __ pray __ would have the wisdom and discipline to use wealth effectively for the sake of Your Kingdom. __ pray __ would not worry. Especially __ pray __ would not worry about finances. __ pray __ would have (a) servant heart(s). __ pray __ would have wisdom to discern Your will, to take advantage of opportunities to study subjects which will give __ the skills needed to do Your will, and to make decisions according to Your will, __ pray __ would do ___ best in all things.
__ pray __ would learn to live by the principles You have set in place. For instance, __ will reap what __ sow, __ need to sow to the Spirit and not to the flesh, and need to sow to good soil.
__ pray __ would dwell on what is true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent, of good report and worthy of praise. __ pray you would protect ___ minds and __ would feed ___ minds on godly meditations. __ pray __ would have emotionally stability, and spiritual strength, especially in times of attack. __ pray __ would have the wisdom to learn from hard times, suffering and mistakes. __ pray __ would learn from and handle both success and failure. __ pray __ would have what __ need to deal with the pressures of life. __ pray __ would reject ungodly, negative and discouraging thoughts. __ pray __ would be discerning in ___ use of all media, use leisure time wisely, and have the wisdom to use all time wisely, prioritizing in the light of eternity.
__ pray __ would strive to acquire godly characters. __ pray __ would grow to become loving, joyful, peaceful, peace-makers, patient, kind, gentle, disciplined, pure of heart, sensitive of other’s feelings, humble, courageous, friendly, loyal, considerate, wise, resourceful, full of faith, trustworthy, persistent, honest, open, observant, strong, single minded, positive, understanding, generous, healthy, intelligent, knowledgeable, compassionate, and teachable.
__ pray __ and all those __ hope ___ prayers will cover would be protected from illness, physical harm, and all forms of abuse. __ pray __ and they would not misuse alcohol or any other drugs, will accept the bodies You have given __, and treat those bodies wisely, as temples of the Holy Spirit. __ pray __ and they would have healing for wounds of all kinds. __ pray __ and they would have wisdom and skill in driving. __ pray __ and they would be protected as __ travel, no matter how __ travel.
__ pray a foundation for godly marriage would be built in ___ child(ren)’s life/lives. __ pray __ would be examples godly marriages in action. __ pray __ could help others grow in godliness. __ pray __ would be models of godliness and purity.
__ pray __ would be spiritually sensitive, speaking words of encouragement and sincere praise to those around __, and humbly accept encouragement and well earned praise. __ pray __ would have the strength, courage and insight to be (a) friend(s) to the friendless and a positive influence(s) in ___ neighborhood(s). __ pray __ would have (a) heart(s) of compassion for the less fortunate, the downcast, the marginalized, and ___ anyone perceived as enemies. __ pray __ would see Jesus fleshed out consistently in people __ encounter, in those __ minister to and in any who minister to __. __ pray __ would recognize all __ relationships as blessings. __ pray __ would have enjoyment, peace, and contentment in ___ work, in ___ famil(y)(ies), in new as well as established relationships. in each new day, in healthy, physical recreation, in ___ thoughts, in ___ prayers, in ___ meditations, and in the beauty of life.
__ pray __ would have the wisdom to appropriately respect and obey You and all others who have legitimate authority in ___ life/lives. __ pray those others would also respond to __ with respect and love. __ pray __ would have wise counsel from people __ trust. __ pray __ would properly respond to criticism. __ pray __ would have confidence from the knowledge of Your love so __ are/am able to communicate ___ thoughts and feelings effectively. __ pray __ would be understood by caring people, and yet remember to seek to understand rather than seek to be understood.
__ pray You would bless and empower Your church. Strengthen the Body of Christ against all enemies. Especially strengthen and guide Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, all pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists, and disciplers.
In the name of the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, __ pray for Your power go out into the world to destroy the works of all those who oppose you.
31 Spiritual Warfare Scriptures to Read, Pray, and Memorize:
Dear God, please help __ to submit to you, and help __ to resist the devil so he will flee from __. From James 4:7
Dear God, St. John wrote to those he referred to as “little children”. Assuming he meant to address people like __, __ would like to claim the verse and accept __ have overcome, because you are in __ and are greater than he who is in the world. From I John 4:4
Dear God __ live in the world, but St. Paul the Apostle wrote __ do not wage war as the world does. The weapons __ fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, __ weapons have divine power to demolish strongholds. Please help __ use these weapons to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and help __ to take captive every thought and make each obedient to Christ.” From 2 Cor 10:3-5
God, please help __ to be self-controlled and alert. St. Peter wrote __ enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Please help __ resist him, and stand firm in the faith.” From 1 Peter 5:8-9
Dear God, thank you no weapon formed against __ will prosper; and every tongue accusing __ in judgment __ will condemn. You have declared “This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” From Isaiah 54:17
“__ put on the full armor of God, so __ can take __ stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore __ put on the full armor of God, so when the day of evil comes, __ may be able to stand __ ground, and after __ have done everything, to stand. __ stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around __ waist(s), with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with __ feet fitted with the readiness coming from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, __ take up the shield of faith, with which __ 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.” Eph. 6:11-17
7. Thank you because in all these things, __ are/am more than (a) conqueror(s) through Him who loved __.” Rom. 8:37
8. Thanks be to God, who gives __ the victory through __ Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 15:57
9. You have said, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit.” Zech. 4:6
10. “But You, Lord, are faithful, and You will strengthen __ and protect __ from the evil one.” 2 Thess. 3:3
11. Jesus, you have told __,“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19
In Jesus’ name __ pray, amen.
Examen and more ideas for prayer
Did I and how well did I…
…tell God I love him with all my heart mind and strength?
…ask for and rely on help from the Holy Spirit to…
…love God with all my heart mind and strength?
…love my neighbor as myself?
…recognize my need for Jesus and His salvation?
…act as shepherd and guardian as God has appointed me?
…foster a Christian family where Jesus is Lord?
…keep a home where Jesus is Lord?
…teach the commandments of God?
…participate in faith activities?
…grow in prayer?
…review Bible verses I have committed to memory?
…memorize a new Bible verse?
…set my priorities properly?
…not complain about anything?
…act as a Christian witness in all I say and do?
…watch for divine appointments?
…get 30 minutes of exercise?
…not eat between meals?
…only listen to music which lifts the soul to God?
…practice my instrument?
…read the Bible?
…control my tone of voice?
…study and learn to improve my effectiveness and live the Christian life in each of my role as…
…pray about my role as…
…follow my best practice in my role as…
…Child of God?
…Husband or wife?
…Father or mother?
…Grandfather or grandmother?
…Uncle or aunt?
…Son-in-law or daughter-in-law?
…Father-in-law or mother-in-law?
…Grandson or granddaughter?
…Grandnephew or grandniece?
…Granduncle or grandaunt?
…Parishioner or congregant?
…Man or woman of prayer?
…the Kingdom of God?
…My city or town?
…do something about…
…the problems of…
…the fears of…
…the concerns of…
…the spiritual well being of…
…the physical well being of…
…the emotional well being of…
…the psychological well being of…
…the relational well being of…
…the economic well being of…
…the educational well being of…
…the intellectual well being of…
…the political well being of…
…speak about the Gospel and how eternally important it is to have a relationship with Jesus to…
…speak about the Wisdom of God to…
…proclaim the Gospel to…
…show affection to…
…say ”I love you” to…
…not be impatient with…
…not be frustrated with…
…not speak negatively about…
…not speak disrespectfully to…
…not talk about things which may confuse or frighten…
…appreciate uniqueness & idiosyncrasies of…
…not complain about…
…not allow misunderstanding, miscommunication or accidents to cause anger and mistrust between myself and…
…be generous financially and with my time and talent to…
…not allow resentment, bitterness, or critical/negative thoughts to form in my mind toward…
…not attempt to manipulate…
…not speak sharply or sarcastically, nor speak in a demeaning or negative way to…
…not taunt or tease…
…not call by a harsh name…
…not gossip about…
…not hold one standard for myself and another for…
…be grateful and thank God for…
…allow the Gospel to influence my political and social opinions about…
…my daughters-in-law and sons-in-law?
…my children’s in-laws?
…my unmarried children’s significant others?
…anyone perceived as any kind of enemy/adversary?
…anyone for whom I have special requests?
…those serving in the military?
…those suffering from diseases?
…those in nursing homes?
…those suffering from mental illness?
…those with opinions and views different from mine?
…other creatures? (pets)
…those in positions of authority?
…All those in positions of influence?
Diocese or Archdiocese
Parish or church leaders
…Neighbors Passed :
…Our children’s friends:
Draw closer to you.
Experience the power of prayer.
Show what should change, how to change, and give the strength to do it.
Speak words of encouragement to others
Strength, courage and insight to be a friend to the friendless.
Wisdom and skill in driving.
A foundation for godly marriage in the lives of children.
Acquire the character traits of being loving, joyful, and peaceful.
Enjoy each day and the beauty of life.
Enjoy new relationships as well as established ones.
Come into every area of life and into all actions.
Continue to experience inner conversion, have true repentance, and experience your forgiveness.
Receive encouragement as well as give it.
Positive influence in the neighborhood.
Wisdom and grace to desire the right things.
Think about things true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent, of good report and worthy
Acquire the character traits of being peace-maker, patient, and kind.
Enjoy healthy physical recreation.
Social needs be met in a positive way.
Maintain a right relationship with you.
Crave spending time with you more than any other way.
Reject ungodly, negative and discouraging thoughts.
Take on the role assigned in the family.
Wisdom in all things, including decisions about the future and in discerning your will.
Protection og mind and wisdom to feed the soul on godly meditations.
Acquire the character traits of being gentle, disciplined, pure of and heart.
Accept the body you have given.
Opportunities to grow spiritually and socially through wisely discerned forms of fellowship and worship you
Abandon without reserve to you, be totally available to you.
Seek God in every way with whole heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Heart to have compassion for the have-nots and even adversaries.
Emotionally stability, especially in times of attack.
Know identity in Christ, a new creation.
Acquire the character traits of being sensitive of other’s feelings, humble, and courageous.
Healing of wounds of all kinds: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, etc.
All my relationships be blessings.
Trust you and increase confidence in you.
Have confidence in salvation.
Position and disposition to serve others.
Be wise and discerning in the use of all media, leisure time, and all time in the light of eternity.
Reveal your will.
Acquire the character traits of being friendly, loyal, and considerate.
Protection from all forms of abuse.
Participate in edifying and supportive fellowship.
Experience your love, joy and contentment.
Deal with the pressures of life.
Have confidence in your love in order to communicate effectively thoughts and feelings.
Open up the future. Show the next step.
Step up and take on assigned battles.
Wisdom to learn from hard times, suffering and mistakes.
Make strengths and weaknesses line up with your design.
Acquire the character traits of being resourceful, full of faith, and teachable.
Wisdom to not misusing drugs or alcohol.
See Jesus fleshed out consistently in people encountered.
Use all the gifts you have given to serve you and do the best.
Strength and grace to be holy.
Opportunity and know how to help others grow in godliness.
Servant heart and be a good and faithful servant.
Respond the needs of others.
Wise counsel when it is needed from trustworthy people.
Live by the principles you have set in place.
Acquire the character traits of being trustworthy, persistent, and honest.
Protection of health and protection from physical harm.
Get along with everyone, as much as possible without compromising anything that you would not want compromised.
Model of godliness and purity.
Relate to you in the ways appropriate to each person of Trinity.
Talk about the relationship with you.
Be the instrument in your hands of your choosing, humble or great.
Wisdom to take advantage of opportunities to study the right things which provide skills to do your will.
Sow to the Spirit and not to the flesh.
Acquire the character traits of being open, observant, and strong.
Protection from trauma of all kinds.
Courage and wisdom to resist negative peer pressure.
Be grateful for all things.
Resist and have victory over all forms of sexual temptation.
Be spiritually sensitive.
Priorities be set by God.
Understood by caring people. Remember to seek to understand rather than seek to be understood.
Wisdom to know will reap what is sown.
Acquire the character traits of being positive, understanding, and generous.
Free of financial worries.
Respond properly to criticism.
Pray for anyone perceived as any kind of enemy.
Wisdom and strength to handle more responsibilities and resources to do your will.
Be examples of godly marriage in action.
Acquire the character traits of being intelligent, knowledgeable, and compassionate.
Opportunity and the wisdom to use wealth wisely.
Obey and respect all who have legitimate authority.
Appreciate praying, worshiping and studying the Bible alone, with family, and others.
Have confidence in Your leading.
Obey your commands.
Servant heart and be a good and faithful servant.
See Jesus in those who minister and in those ministered to.
Wisdom to learn from and handle both success and failure.
Those in authority respond with love.
Listen well to You and to others in authority.
Grace to relate to the opposite sex in a godly way.
The rest of the 31 spiritual warfare verses
12. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
13. “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matt. 18:18-19
14. “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.” Deut. 28:7
15. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
16. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Cor. 10:13
17. “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
18. “Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” Rom. 12:21
19. “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” Rev.12:11
20. “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Tim. 6:12
21. “,,,On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:18
22. “…the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8
23. “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Is. 40:31
24. “One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you.” Josh. 23:10
25. “Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.” Deut. 3:22
26. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” Rom. 8:31
27. “Through You we will push back our adversaries, through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.” Ps. 44:5
29. “For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.” Ps. 18:39
30. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart…” Ps. 91:1-4
31. “This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chron. 20:15