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Prayers to encourage you

 

 

 

"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry." Psalm 10:17 (NIV)

 

"Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved" (Psalm 4,7,19).

 

 

         

Marriage Prayer         Job Search Prayer         Loss and Grief  

 

 

 

Lord sometimes I just want to give up.

My burdens are overwhelming.

I don't seem to ever catch up.  I can't seem to get started.

I feel the pain of stress, hurt and setbacks.

Strengthen me to stand up knowing you are always with me.

Fall fresh on me today so I can find my joy and peace again.

Restore the broken places in my life.

I need this pressure of stress to decrease.

I want to have the resources and love required to provide for me and for my family.

I desire the energy and motivation to perform my job and daily tasks at home.

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Give me a fresh breeze of release to lighten my load.

Teach me your way and your will.

Speak to me Lord in a way that I would understand and obey.

Send the right people in my life to be a source of love, guidance and new opportunities.

Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace.

Thank you for favor in this season.

I am ready for serenity and solutions to adapt to the changes in my life.

I thank you now in advance because I believe you are an awesome God.

Instead of wishing, whining, weeping, feeling weak, weary and worried, I will worship my way back to wholeness.  

Instead of a  breakdown, I'm grateful for my breakthrough.

Thank you Lord for leading me to this prayer that speaks to my heart.

I'm ready for my healing and deliverance.

Thank you Lord for working it out.

It is so.  It is done.  It is all right with my soul.

I exhale now trusting you Lord as I walk away from temptation, depression and the stronghold of the enemy.

Your divine law operates within me as I speak, think and act with faith, love and courage.

I stand on your promises as you cover me with your protection and provision.  My trust in you Lord allows me to exhale the stress, worry and shame. 

Divine Spirit, I am encouraged now and will press on in the name of Jesus and all that is holy and true.

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God give me faith in myself.  Not only on the days when I am going great and winning and nothing seems impossible, but on days when I wonder if I am brave enough, smart enough, strong enough.  Don't let me quit, not ever.  Let me keep faith in myself.  No matter how many people discourage me, doubt me, laugh at me, warn me, think me a fool, don't let me listen.   Let me hear another voice telling me, "You can do it, and you will!"         

If nobody else in the whole world seems to care or believe in me, let me believe in myself.  I know there will be times when I doubt my own ability, I will be discouraged, on the verge of despair.  Don't let me give up, hang on to me.  Fan the fires of my faith so that I will try even harder.  Give me even more faith in myself.  You are the source of my abilities and my faith.  I know that you will give me what I ask...Faith in myself through your power and glory.


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Lord, You have the name that is above all names. You are Lord forever and there is no one who can challenge Your authority and power. You rule forever and ever, and there is no end to Your Kingdom.

I bring myself before Your throne of grace, and ask that You would look upon me with Your favor. Your word says that You give strength to the weary, so I ask that You would strengthen me. Bless me Lord with Your presence, and encourage my heart. Remind me of Your faithfulness and Your love that I might stand in faith against the issues that I face.

I bind the schemes of the enemy to tear me down, and I rebuke the spirits that have been assigned to harass me. I ask You Lord to minister fresh strength and joy to me. I agree with Your word that says Your plans for me are to give me hope and a future, let it be so, according to Your will. I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
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Prayer for my loved one...

Divine Spirit, You are the true and living God,  You rule over all things visible and invisible.  You know our rising up and our sitting down. You know when we go out and when we come in.

Lord  I ask that You would manifest Yourself as the prince of peace to my loved one right now that I love and care for so many others.

  I know that I worry too much.  I want to learn that it's OK to say "no" to requests for my time or money that are out of order.  I want to learn that it's OK to care but not carry the burdens of others.  I release them into your care.  The battle is not mine.  I believe in divine time Your presence will be more real to him/her.  You are their ever present help...not me.  So I rebuke the spirits of fear and anxiety that have been assigned to my loved one and I cancel the schemes of the enemy  to separate them from the love of God which hinders his/her destiny.  I see my loved one surrounded in peace, provision and protection.

Lord, Your word says, "The righteous cry out, and You hear them and deliver them from all their troubles."   I give thanks that Divine Spirit can deliver my loved one now from all his/her fears, and enable him/her to cast all his/her cares upon You. Fill him/her with Your Holy Spirit.  Empower him/her to fight fear, doubt, illness, anger and addictions with unwavering faith in You.  I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
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You don't have to worry and don't you be afraid

Joy comes in the morning, troubles they don't last always
For there's a friend in Jesus who will wipe your tears away
And if your heart is broken just lift your hands and say

Oh
I know that I can make it, I know that I can stand
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands

With Jesus I can take it, with Him I know I can stand
No matter what may come my way , my life is in your hands

So when your tests and trials, they seem to get you down
And all your friends and loved ones are no where to be found
Remember there's a friend in Jesus who will wipe your tears away
And if you heart is broken, just lift your hands and say  



Oh
I know that I can make it, I know that I can stand
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands

With Jesus I can take it, with Him I know I can stand
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands

                     - Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin


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Who made the mountains, who made the trees,
who made the river flow to the sea,
and who hung the moon in the starry sky?
Somebody bigger than you and I.
Who made the flowers bloom in the spring,
Who writes the song for the robin to sing,
and who sends the rain when the earth is dry?
Somebody bigger than you and I.
He lights the way when the road is long.
Keeps you company;
with love to guide you,
He walks beside you.
Just like He walks with me.
When I am weary, filled with despair,
Who gives me courage to go on from there,
and who gives me faith that will never die?
Somebody bigger than you.... and I


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I come boldly before Your throne of grace. Your word says that You give strength to the weary, so I ask that You would strengthen me Lord, for I am weary. Bless me Lord with Your presence, that my heart might be encouraged. Help me remember Your faithfulness and Your love that I might stand in faith against the issues that face me.

I bind the schemes of the enemy to tear me down, and I rebuke the spirits that have been assigned to harass me. I ask You Lord to minister fresh strength and joy to me. I agree with Your word, that says, Your plans for me are to give me hope and a future, let it be so Lord Jesus, according to Your will. I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!


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Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised. "For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him." But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.  Hebrews 10:35-39

 

Lord Jesus, you are the God of all, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love You and keep your commandments. Every good and perfect gift comes to us from Your hand.

I thank you for all that I have received. Lord, I ask that you would bless me so that I can be a blessing to others. That You would fill my house with Your peace and Your Presence. Give me wisdom to make the right decisions in every situation so that You can prosper me in all that I do. Give me favor in all of my relationships, with family, friends and coworkers. Help me to be a testimony of your love to everyone around me. Fill my life with Your purpose, Lord Jesus.

Help me find joy in every day, even in the smallest things. According to Your word, surround me with Your favor as with a shield, and guard my going out and my coming in. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and empower me to walk in the fullness of my destiny. I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
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May you be blessed by the Holy ones who carry your pain
up the mountain of transfiguration.
May you know tender shelter and a healing blessing when you
are called to stand in the place of pain.
May the places of darkness within you be turned towards the light.
May you be granted the wisdom to avoid false resistance and when suffering knocks on the door of your life, may you be able to glimpse the hidden gift.
May you be able to see the fruits of suffering.
May you learn confidence, faith and trust.
May a window of light always surprise you.
May the grace of transfiguration heal your wounds.
May you know that even though the storm might rage
yet not a hair of your head will be harmed.
                 - John O'Donohue
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Father, You are the creator of all things. You called forth the planets with a word, and established the stars with the sound of your voice. You have authority over all the resources of the universe, and you have promised to meet all of our needs.

I come before your throne of provision right now. You know my needs and the challenges that face me.  Jesus, You said that if I seek first Your Kingdom, that everything I need would be provided. I affirm to You right now, that my heart is set on putting Your Kingdom above every other thing.  I commit myself to obey whatever You say and I place my needs in Your hands.  Show me if there is anything I need to change or make right, that would hinder me from Your blessing.

Divine Spirit, I put my trust in You and resist the ways of this world.  Guide me in handling my finances and give me faith to do the right thing. I commit my finances to You Jesus, and I bind you Satan from touching what the Lord has ordained for me. I receive from You Lord Jesus the full blessing, pressed down, and over-flowing that you desire to give me. I thank you for Your provision and for Your overwhelming generosity toward me. I pray in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
 

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
 
"The eternal God is your refuge, my friend and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27 (NIV)
 
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything... stand." Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)
 
"...God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So my friend says with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.'" Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV)

 

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The history of the word "worry" is rooted from an old English word "wyrgan" which means to strangle.
 
When you have consistent mental uneasiness feeling anxious and distressed about something going on in your life, you will begin to feel smothered.  You feel like you're losing your breath.  The concern and fears begin to suffocate you squeezing out all of your joy, peace and faith.  You may feel cut off from solutions, mercy and strength as the enemy strangles you with fear.  The habit of worrying is something I have wrestled with for many years.  I felt responsible for the care and choices of others in my family.  I worried about money and health.  I worried about the future of my children.  I began to realize that worrying did not solve anything.  It never helped the situation.  It only hurt me because I lost sleep, ate and shopped impulsively, smothered my faith, tried to rescue other people and suppressed my anger and feelings of inadequacy.
Getting older and wiser is a good thing!  But why can't we learn these lessons earlier?   The goods news is that you can.  You can watch, listen and learn from others.  Or you can wait to get sick and tired of being sick and tired.  Then you will learn to let go and let God.  You will learn to breathe again and not allow the enemy to place His hands around your neck choking you with fear, procrastination, worry, stomach aches, headaches, high blood pressure and heart attacks.  You will learn that if you pray...don't worry and if you worry...don't pray.
 
You will learn to get up and take action rather than worry, weep, wait, whine and wish things were better.
 
The pearl of wisdom I give to you today is that everything is in divine order.  Whatever or whoever is stealing your joy and peace today, take back your power and don't delay.  God broke your years into hours and days so that hour by hour, and day by day you might be able to grow along the way.  If all the weight of life were laid across your shoulders and you had to meet struggle and tribulations face to face in just one place, all at one time, you could not bear it.  Your feet would stop, your back would strain, the enemy would win and you would give up.  So instead, God lays a little on you at a time.  You can make it.  You are stronger than you think.  I pray that your burdens will never be so deep or your path so steep, that you can't go on.  You only need to bear the burdens of this hour.  Trust God ... breathe ...pray...release...relax...focus and take the necessary action for THIS hour.  "Cast all your cares upon Him, for HE cares for you."  ~1 Peter 5:7
 

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"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness the prisoners, to comfort all who mourn, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:1-3

 

 


  

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