Prayer For A Bad Day
Lord, I just need your help. There is no other way to put it. I just need your help for today. I don't even know what else to say. I just need you. Amen.
God, I'm determined to make this day better, and I pray that I see your presence coming alongside me. I know that I can't give up, and I have to keep pushing through, but I don't want to do it alone. I need you with me, and seeing you by my side, I know I can reclaim this day. Amen.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Father in Heaven,
Help me! I am so weary and worn down by this day. So many things are happening all at once and I don't know what to do. I am overwhelmed. It feels like I am standing in a fierce wind that is whipping and swirling around me. I can't move; the force is so strong. It may just knock me down flat. And worse of all, what if I can't get back up again?
Father, I can barely lift my eyes to you. It's all I can do to cry out for help. Please extend your grace to me this day. Help me to see that you are in this and that you are with me. Help me to remember that you are not surprised or taken off guard by the events of this day.
In fact, you are the Sovereign God of all the earth. You are the Maker and Creator of all things. You know the end from the beginning. Everything is under your control, from the hearts of kings to sparrows and storm clouds; from the plans we make to our very breath. As you said to Job out the storm: "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you? Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, Here we are'?" (38:34-35).
As I dwell and meditate on who you are, I am amazed and filled with wonder that you would love and care for me. No other religion in all the world has a God that loves his people. No other religion has a God that listens and cares about the cries of the human heart. No other religion has a God that would humble himself and take on frail human flesh and live in this sin-stained world. No other religion has a God that would lay down his life for his people.
But you are that God. You are God alone. Your word tells me that before time began you chose me to be yours through your Son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:4). You set your love on me and made me yours. Ephesians also says that through Christ, I have "redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace" (1:7).
Forgive me for my fears about this day. Forgive me for how I have complained and muttered about how hard this day has been. Forgive me for forgetting that you are with me. Forgive me for forgetting who I am because of what your Son, Jesus Christ, has done. Forgive me for failing to remember the glorious truths and riches I have because of the gospel.
It is these truths that I am focusing my heart on in the midst of this hard day. I pray the words of Paul and claim them as my own that "the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give me the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of my hearts enlightened, that I may know what is the hope to which he has called me, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe" (Ephesians 1:17-19).
Father, hear my prayer. Grant me gospel hope in the midst of this hard day. Help me to cling to your grace, your wisdom, and your strength.
Through Jesus and because of Jesus and in his name I pray, Amen.
Dear Heavenly Father;
I am having a bad day. It seems as though nothing is going right. I have so much to do and so many people depending on me. I don't' have time or energy for things to go wrong. I want to ask you to take away my bad days but I realize that if I do that I am missing out on learning to trust in you. Instead, I ask for Your love, guidance and support to help me get through my bad days. Help me to learn to trust in you through the small things so when I have bad days that are bigger I will not just come to you but I will have learned how to trust you.
Lord as creator of all, I am humbled by the love you show me even in the little things. I know that there is nothing in this world that You cannot handle. I am not worthy of Your mercy and grace. Yet, You always make it available to me. I am willing to put aside my need to control and fix things and instead trust You.
I look to You Lord and thank You for being with me and taking care of me. You give me chances to learn to trust you. It isn't easy but You patiently wait on me as I struggle to let go. I feel the warmth of your loving arms embrace me, and the peace You bring to my heart.
Lord, This day isn't going as I planned. I hadn't expected to face a day like this. I feel unprepared and knocked down. Life is really tough sometimes God. I just never know what to expect. Will You help me solidify my thoughts, heart, and actions into You? Amen.
God, I need You. This day is horrible. I feel terrible and I can't find any hope. My heart is sinking and I just can't believe how lousy I feel. I just need You to turn this day around. I want to feel better, see beyond this, but I don't know how, so I turn to You. Amen.