Prayers for All Occasions
There are as many reasons to pray as there are prayers!
A Prayer for Peace
Why can't I ever find peace, God? I've been fighting for so long, and each time I think I'm done, a new battle arises. Will my struggles ever end? Renew my strength, God. Restore my hope. Give me the courage to stare down adversity and the faith to face whatever may come without fear and without despair.
-- Rabbi Naomi Levy
Prayer for Tuesday
"Sustain Me, God"
Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbour, where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict. Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go. And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course, even when the sea is rough and the waves are high, knowing that through enduring hardship and danger in your name we shall find comfort and peace.
--Basil of Caesarea
Why pray? For plenty of people you might as well ask "Why eat?" Prayer, they will tell you, is an essential part of what it means to be human. Why is that? Ask God. God built us that way.