It’s often hard to find the words to pray. However, the following short prayers offer guiding words to pray over various topics, including worry, anxiety, doubt, forgiveness, fear, healing, and other areas of life where we need to ask for God’s help. Here are some short prayers that will encourage you and give hope to your soul.
Prayer For Peace
Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances, and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland.
Prayer For the Broken-Hearted
Lord, my heart is broken, but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but You are my rescuer. Your Word is my Hope. It revives me and comforts me, especially now. My soul faints, but you are the breath of life within me. You are my help, the One who sustains me. I am weak, but You are strong. You bless those who mourn, and I trust You to bless my family and me with all that we need. You will rescue me from this dark cloud of despair because You delight in me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Jennifer White.
Prayer For Perseverance
Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Gwen Smith.
Prayer For Self Control
Father, today I ask forgiveness for all the harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits, so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen. ~ Sarah Coleman
Prayer For Loving Like Jesus
Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
Prayer For God’s Direction
Lord, help me not to lean on my understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Sharon Glasgow
Prayer For Worry
Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
Prayer For God’s Strength
Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil, is scheming, and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Please give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give in to discouragement, deception, and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Debbie Przybylski
Prayer When Feeling Inadequate
Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Julie Sunne
Prayer For Being Grateful
Father, I am so sorry for how I complained about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day - good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
Prayer of God’s Provision
Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me and setting me on high. Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Please help me be a good steward and to sow wisely. In Christ’s Name, Amen. ~ Renee Davis
Prayer For Growing Faith
Dear Lord, help me - every single morning - to find faith amid the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, more profound ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen. ~ Kelly O’Dell Stanley
Prayer isn’t a ritual that depends on closing our eyes and putting on holy faces. We don’t have to kneel or sit. We can pray while walking, driving, or working. God responds to a two-word cry for help in the middle of a busy afternoon, just like He does to a focused prayer time after reading Scripture in the morning. Praying doesn’t have to be complicated. God delights in any simple words we offer Him. These short prayers will restore your soul while asking God for His favor and guidance.