Prayer For Good Life
O God, our Creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. Help us to cherish our children and to reverence the awesome privilege of our share in creation. May all people live and die in dignity and love. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who fail to love, and give them peace. Let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity and morality.
We praise you, our God and Creator, for the wonderful plans you have for our lives. When we are tempted to compare, and become dissatisfied with our status in this life, may we seek you first before wallowing in what we wish to achieve and accomplish in this world. Protect our minds and guard our hearts against the battlefield of comparison. As we search for a more meaningful life, let us seek more of you.
Thank you for the breath in our lungs that woke us this day, and the purpose you have for it. This is the day you have made, and we will rejoice and be glad in it. Open our eyes to see each other and the world through your perspective, Lord, not ours.
Father, you promise when we seek you with all of our hearts we will find you. Remind us where to look. In the midst of your Creation, we can experience your presence. In reading and studying your Word in the Bible, we receive directives and encouragement, inspiration and understanding. As we follow Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in the heart of every believer, we see and experience life through a different lens. One rooted in your perspective.
The key to a more meaningful life is to filter all of it through you. Every day we wake carries a specific purpose, every life is crafted with care by you, our Creator. When it doesn't feel that way as we walk out the days of our lives on this earth, we know you will be faithful to remind us if only our ears will hear and eyes choose to see.
The effects of sin continue to wage war on this world. Father you see the disaster, pain, terror, anxiety, injustice, and intolerance haunting our days here. You assure us there is meaning amidst the mess beauty even. Through our Savior, Jesus Christ, the very Word of God made flesh to walk among us, we are assuredly never alone. Give us the godly confidence and strength to follow him, so our lives accumulate more meaning not by what we do, but who he is.
Jesus, you are the way, the Truth, and the Life. A more meaningful life is rooted in the greatest commandment you are so faithful to remind us of love. Bless our hearts to live not out of selfish gain, but fueled by love. Let all we do honor you, and may we find a more meaningful life as we seek more of you.
In Jesus' Name,
Awesome God, since the very beginning You brought about change, You created the heavens and the earth to a place that was void and surrounded by darkness. Even in death You bring about change for Your word says that we shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet! Lord, I pray that I embrace change in my life because change is often evidence of You working for my good, Amen.
King of Glory, change is often a scary thought, but Your word encourages change; Your faithful servants embraced change. I pray that I follow Abraham's example and walk in faith when I obey the things that You have called me to do. Abraham was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was going. I pray that I too walk faith-first (instead of feet-first) into change, Amen.
Grant O merciful God, that I may ardently desire, carefully examine, truly know and perfectly fulfill those things that are pleasing to You and to the praise and glory of Your holy name.
Direct my life, O my God, and grant that I might know what you would have me to do and for me to fulfill it as is necessary and profitable to my soul.
Grant to me, O Lord my God, that I may not be found wanting in prosperity or in adversity and that I may not be lifted up by one nor cast down by the other.
May I find joy in nothing but what leads to You and sorrow in nothing but what leads away from You.
May I seek to please no one or fear to displease anyone save only You.
Grant to me, O Lord God,
a vigilant heart that no subtle speculation may ever lead me from You;
a noble heart that no unworthy affection may draw me from You;
an upright heart that no evil purpose may turn me from you.
Give me a steadfast heart that no tribulation may shatter and a free heart that no violent affection may claim as its own.
And finally, grant me O Lord my God, a mind to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you.
Give me a way of life pleasing to You; perseverance to trust and await You in confidence that I shall embrace You at the last. Amen.
Dear lord i prey that u help me to become an better person by forgiveness letting go of the things that I have allowed to make me bitter and angry help me to become a better mother sister and daughter to those around me help me find happiness within myself do that i can enjoy life without always having the fear that something is going to go wrong
Heavenly Father, I look up to you in this time of change. Allow me to have the courage to change my life for the better. Allow all my burdens to be risen up to you as I know that You will see me through. Forgive those who have done evil and allow me to do the same. Teach me to love with an open heart and open spirit. Take time for me today to help with all the trials you have set out for me and allow me the strength and energy to follow you. Give me the blessings to find a new home, keep my family together, and bless those who are away, may they be strong and know how much love is out there. Let them know you and I are thinking of them and missing them dearly. Bless me with love, strength, wisdom, health, courage, forgiveness, and a willingness to learn.
God, help me love the life I live right now. Show me the good things I often overlook and help me be content with what I have. Forgive me when I compare myself to others, forgive me for longing for things outside of you and your kingdom. Thank you for loving me right where I am, right as I am. Help me keep my eyes on you. In Jesus' Name, Amen.