A Prayer for When You Feel God Has Abandoned You
By Lori Schumaker
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? – Jeremiah 17:9 NIV
The world misleads us and tells us “Follow your heart” or “Go with your feelings.” But our hearts and our feelings are not stable. They sway with the events of each day. They can mislead us as they vacillate and often walk us into the depths of deception and pain.
Why would we follow what is unstable, inconsistent, and unreliable? Why wouldn’t we instead choose to follow an unchanging Truth? The Truth of God.
As I began pouring out in prayer every gut wrenching emotion in my heart, God began revealing truth.
If you are in that place of hurting, in that place where you feel as though God has left your side, I urge you to continue pursuing deep relationship with Jesus by incorporating these 6 strategies into your everyday life. I promise, a day will come where you will once again feel His presence and see His handiwork.
1. Pray boldly and authentically. Pour out all that lies in the heart.
2. Listen for His answers. Sometimes we speak and do too much, drowning out the subtle voice of Jesus.
3. Praise God for all He is! Gratitude and praise are powerful weapons against pain.
4. Worship Him even when it’s difficult. Maintaining a life of worship keeps our hearts in tune with Him.
5. Read God’s Word keeping it sealed in the heart. Learn of the hope within those pages.
6. Contradict feelings with Truth. Taking every feeling before the Word of God. Rewriting it with the light of His Truth will bring healing and show the traces of God’s hand in each step.
Today, I pray you continue to pursue Him until laughter once again fills your home. And that each time your feelings begin to unhinge the Truth, you stand strong, faithfully reclaiming what is yours. God is for you. He is there with you. And He will never leave you.
Pray with me:
Lord, thank you that you promise never to leave us and never to forsake us. Help me have wisdom to see clearly that just because I don’t feel Your presence, doesn’t mean you’re not with me always. Help me have peace that comes from knowing the Truth of Your word to me today – you will never leave your children or give up on them. Help me live a life that honors You and points others toward You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Editor’s Note: Content taken from the What to Do When You Feel God has Abandoned You by Lori Schumaker. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.
Often times we only pray when times are tough. The Prayer for Today is a prayer to be said every morning when we rise. It is a prayer to be said daily, whether times are good or bad.
- 1 How to say the Today Prayer
- 2 Daily Catholic Morning Prayer
- 3 Morning Prayer – Prayer to Start the Day
- 4 Morning Prayer – A Morning Prayer for courage
- 5 Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer for Guidance
- 6 Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer Offering to the Sacred Heart:
- 7 Morning Prayer – The prayer of Jabez
- 8 Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer for Renewal of Spirit
- 9 Morning Prayer – Prayer to Start the Day
- 10 Morning Prayer – Prayer at the Days Beginning
- 11 Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer After Waking up
- 12 Morning Prayer – The Good Morning God Prayer
- 13 Morning Prayer for Arising from Sleep
- 14 Morning Prayer – Morning Offering to The Sacred Heart
- 15 Morning Prayer to Ask for Aid
- 16 Morning Prayer for Strength
- 17 Morning Prayer – A Prayer to Say Thank You
- 18 Morning Prayer to God
- 19 Morning Prayer – A Prayer for a Good Day
- 20 Inspirational morning prayer
- 21 Early morning prayer
- 22 Morning Prayer – Prayer Quote
- 23 Morning Prayer – Prayer to Give Thanks for a New Day
- 24 Morning Prayer – A Prayer for Strength to Tackle the Day
- 25 Morning Prayer- A Prayer for Guidance Through the Day
- 26 Morning Prayer for God to Use Us
- 27 Morning Prayer for Loved Ones
- 28 Gratitude Morning Prayer
- 29 Morning Prayers For Inner Peace
- 30 Morning Prayers For Protection and Safety
- 31 Morning Prayers Before Work
- 32 Morning Prayer for your Children
- 33 Morning Prayer For Success
- 34 Morning Prayer – Prayer for Faith
- 35 Morning Prayer for Strength
- 36 Morning Prayer for Affirmation
- 37 Morning Prayer for Wisdom
- 38 Morning Prayer – Prayer Asking for Guidance
How to say the Today Prayer
Say this prayer every morning before you begin your day. This will help you to focus on what is important in life as you go about your day. God, Family, Community, Charity etc…
Slowly, your life will be transformed for the better, as you commit yourself spiritually each day.
The Prayer for Today
Just for today, help me, God, to remember that my life is a gift,
that my health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential,
that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into
Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the
people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the
beauty that I so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.
Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.
Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.
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Even if you have failed or experiencing disappointment, keep going, keep pressing forward. Failure is not fatal, it is not defining. You are not a failure, you are an overcomer. If you keep pressing forward, you will overcome. No matter how great the fall, failure is not your destination, it happens to us all. So pick yourself up and keep going, keep trying, again and again, don’t give up. No one is immune to failure. It is the courage to continue that counts, so don’t give up now. “Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up” ~Chinese quote
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,And He delights in his way.24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;For the Lord upholds him with His hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24)
Even if you are struggling, keep working hard, there is hope. God is watching out for you. You don’t have to face the trials alone, call on God, call on the name of Jesus, He will carry you through. Though you are struggling and your trial is big to you, it is not too big for God, so cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Even if you feel darkness all around you and you feel you cannot continue, you are tired, you’ve had enough, enough of pain, disappointment, adversity, failure and you don’t know where to turn, I encourage you today, keep walking there is light at the end of the tunnel. During times of adversity, put your faith in God. He will help guide you to the path of happiness and peace. Friends and family may not be able to help, but God is there waiting for you to turn to Him and He will carry you through the dark tunnel of life into a place of peace. God will give you health, strength and joy in times of adversity. He is always there, I encourage you to call on Him. Call on the name of Jesus, He is the answer. He will be your Light and Protector through the tough times.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Even if you have lost everything and all hope is gone, keep standing. The devil wants you to lose hope and he wants you to start losing faith. When your heart has grown heavy and you feel lost, I encourage you to keep standing, do not allow the heaviness, the burden, the weight, the worries of life and anxiety to hold you back. There is not a feeling we can have that God is not aware of. He knows when we are hurting, lost, lonely and afraid. When we cry out to Him, He will respond tenderly…
“Fear not, for I am with you;Be not dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you,I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Even if you are hearing negative voices, keep fighting, don’t give up. God has a voice, a soft voice of hope and a future. The enemy also has a contrary voice, a negative voice of failure, whispers of accusation, guilt, fear and hopelessness asking you to end it all. That is the voice of the enemy. He wants to kill you, to steal from you and if you pay enough attention to that voice he will try and destroy you. The voice of the enemy is yelling “Defeat!”, “Failure!” at you, robbing you of your joy in the Lord. Don’t let that “voice” ruin your life. Don’t allow that “voice” to ruin your walk with Jesus.
There is another voice of the Holy Spirit. It requires a lot more effort to hear. It is not aggressive, it is a very soft voice of comfort and hope. You have to slow down and be quiet and spend time in prayer and God’s Word so you can hear His still small voice. Prayer will bring you closer to the Holy Spirit and you will hear His soft voice of comfort and hope. All of us hear voices, but we have a choice on who we want to listen to. Choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth, His name is Jesus.
“Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing,And those who strive with you shall perish.12 You shall seek them and not find them—Those who contended with you.Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:11-13)
Even if everything you lay your hands on seems to slip through the net, keep going and don’t give up.
My Prayer For You
Today, I pray that the Lord will be with you, may He encourage your heart and deliver you from all the attacks of the enemy. You are blessed. May the blessing of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be upon you. I pray that the Lord will give you strength to face the hard and troubled times you are currently going through. Remember, life is all about seasons. This season of your life will pass and you will make it to the other side. Even though you go through the valley of the shadow of death, I pray that the Lord will be your rod and your staff, your strength, your pillar and deliverer. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. I pray that your spring rains will come again. You are not alone…you are not forgotten.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,And delivers them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:17-18)
God bless you today and always.
(Written by Freda Ladé-Ajumobi 2017 © All rights reserved.)
It is important to begin each day with a morning prayer, not to only ask for guidance during the day, but to also thank God for the much he has done for you thus far. Above all just being healthy is a gift in its self, we need to give thanks, prayer also helps us start the day on a positive note and seek Gods plan for the day ahead. More importantly, it is a perfect way to find the needed encouragement, peace and strength to face the day. As a result prayer invokes the presence of the Holy Trinity, connects us with God and helps us start the day on the right foot. Some great prayers morning prayers include prayers like:
Daily Catholic Morning Prayer
God our Father, I come before you this morning, I thank you for the gift of my life, the life of my family members and that of my friends.
Thank you Lord for directing, protecting, guiding, guarding, governing and taking care of me throughout the night. I have woken up because of your abundant Mercies and Grace.
Merciful God, this morning, I submit myself into your mighty hands, may you fill me with your wisdom and grant me good health as I undertake my every deed today.
Lord, Bless the work of my hands so that all that I do today may be fulfilling to me, helpful to humanity and may I do it according to your Holy Will and for the greater glory of your name.
Angel of the Lord, appointed by the Divine Mercy to be my guardian, enlighten, protect, direct and govern me this day. Amen.
Morning Prayer – Prayer to Start the Day
“Dear Lord, I do not know who or what will cross my path on this day. But I know that You are my rock and my fortress. As always You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Please help me to attach myself to You today. Also, teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way on this day. Help me walk in Your truth and not my feelings.
Lord help me embrace anything that comes my way as a chance to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others Your way. Father thank You for loving me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail on this day and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today. Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can’t wait to meet with You again. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Wendy Blight
Morning Prayer – A Morning Prayer for courage
“Lord, give me persistent winning courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Moreover grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way. Also, give me the courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Dr. Ray Pritchard
Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer for Guidance
“Lord, help me not to depend on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You above all, so that You can direct my words, thoughts, and actions. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Sharon Glasgow.
Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer Offering to the Sacred Heart:
” O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother Mary, I offer to you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, this in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, the forgiveness for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. Amen.”
-Father Francois Xavier Gaulrelet
Morning Prayer – The prayer of Jabez
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.‘”
-1 Chronicles 4:10
Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer for Renewal of Spirit
“Dear Lord, You have brought me to the beginning of a brand new day. Father as the world is renewed afresh and clean, so I ask You to renew my heart with Your strength and purpose. Please forgive my errors of yesterday and bless me to walk closer in Your way today. This is the day I begin my life anew; shine through me so that every person I meet may feel Your presence in my life. Please take my hand, precious Lord for I cannot make it on my own. Amen.”
Morning Prayer – Prayer to Start the Day
“Dear Lord, please help me to remember what a big difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Traci Miles
Morning Prayer – Prayer at the Days Beginning
“Lord, one more day to love you!
O Lord Jesus, watch over me always, especially today, so I shall not betray you like Judas.
Lord, on this day I begin!
Jesus, shine through me and be so in me that everyone I come in to contact with may feel your presence in my soul.
My God, send me Your Holy Spirit to teach me who I am and who You are!
May the Passion of Christ be ever in our heart.
To be more with Him and not merely with oneself.”
Morning Prayer – Morning Prayer After Waking up
“I adore you, O my God, and I love you with all my heart. Father I give thanks to you for having created me, made me a Christian, and preserved me this night. I offer to you the actions of this day; granted that all of them may be according to your holy Will, and for your greater glory. Save me from sin and from all evil. Let your grace always be with me.
Morning Prayer – The Good Morning God Prayer
“Good Morning God!
You are ushering in yet another beautiful day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I am to ask you, God,
if You’ll renew me too.
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
and let me try again dear God
to walk closer in Your ways.
But Lord, I am well aware,
I can’t make it on my own.
So take my hand and hold it tight,
for I cannot walk alone. Amen”
Morning Prayer for Arising from Sleep
“O Master and Holy God, who is beyond our understanding: at Your word, the light came forth out of darkness. In your mercy, you gave us rest through a night-long sleep and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer to You our plea. Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our hearts.
Please grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal kingdom. Also in the abundance of your mercies, Dear Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your kingdom, who call upon your love for mankind. Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in both body and soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol your exalted and blessed Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always, now and forever. Amen”
Morning Prayer – Morning Offering to The Sacred Heart
“Just for today, help me, Dear God, to always remember that my life is a gift, and my health a blessing, that this is a new day filled with awesome potential, that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into this world.
Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the beauty that I so often miss, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.
Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.
Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.
Morning Prayer to Ask for Aid
“Lord if I can do some good today; If I can serve along life’s way, If I can provide a helpful say, show me how.
Father if I can right a human wrong, If I can help to make someone strong, if I can cheer them with smile or song, please show me how!
If I can aid someone in distress, If I can make a burden any lighter, If I can spread more happiness, show me how.
Morning Prayer for Strength
“On this morning, I pray that you give me strength today, to be strong for You in this world full of temptations. You know that there are hurdles that I will have to overcome today. I pray that you be with me as I go through them. Carry me when I am too weak. Amen.”
Morning Prayer – A Prayer to Say Thank You
I dwell on your goodness in my life.
In my heart I cherish your gift to me.
I notice the blessings of life, breath, loving and sharing. I am so very grateful.
Thanks for everything. Amen.”
Morning Prayer to God
“God in my waking, in my thinking,
God in my actions,
Take my everyday life and live in me. Amen.”
Morning Prayer – A Prayer for a Good Day
“Lord, I trust in your unfailing love, in your promises.
I give to you this day and all that it holds.
May I walk in your goodness,
knowing that your gentle hand will guide me,
and keep me. Amen.”
Inspirational morning prayer
“Father, please clear my sleepy head and fill my mind with expectation. Also
awaken my slow body and energize my heart with love in action.
Father ignite my spirit and set this day ablaze with promise.
Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Engage me, show me your kingdom alive.
Lord help me to see that every waking moment
Is full of promise because of you. Amen.”
Early morning prayer
“I come before you on this day, O Lord.
As the sun rises may your hope rise up in me.
Lord as the birds sing so may your love flow out of me.
As the light floods into this new day,
May your joy shine through me.
I come before you, O Lord
and drink in this moment of peace,
That I may carry something of your hope, love, and joy
today in my heart. Amen.”
Morning Prayer – Prayer Quote
“My heart, O God, is resolute,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.”
– Prayer quote(Psalm 57:7-8, NIV)
Morning Prayer – Prayer to Give Thanks for a New Day
“Dear Lord, thank you for allowing me to awake on yet another beautiful day. I am thankful for the beauty of the sun and Your other creations. Despite sometimes forgetting to announce my thanks, I am overjoyed by the wonders around me. Thank you for my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.”
Morning Prayer – A Prayer for Strength to Tackle the Day
“Lord, I don’t know what lays before me today, but I commit it all to you. Please give me the strength and courage to get through the joys, challenges, and happenings of the day. I thank you for my life and for all that I have; I commit this day to you. No matter what happens, I know you have me in the palm of your hand. In Jesus’ Name I pray. amen.”
Morning Prayer- A Prayer for Guidance Through the Day
“Lord, I thank you for this day and ask that You would guide my path today. More specifically, my thoughts, words, and actions. Please be with me throughout the day and help me face whatever comes my way. Most importantly, help me to reflect and live out my life in a way that is honoring to you. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.”
Morning Prayer for God to Use Us
“Lord, please use me on this day in any way you see fit. Father as You guide my thoughts and actions, please use me to bless others and for your purposes more broadly. Rather than seeking my own will, help me to be in line with Yours. Thank you, God, for all you do for me. In the name of your son Jesus, I pray. Amen.”
Morning Prayer for Loved Ones
“Lord, it is so easy to focus on only my needs, but I ask that you would bless all those around me (consider inserting names). Please help my (children, friends, and family) to see, feel and experience your love. Please protect and heal my loved ones. Lord I thank you for the wonderful people I have in my life and I ask that you guide their paths and bring them closer to you. Amen.”
Gratitude Morning Prayer
I come before you to thank you for a brand new day.
Thank you, Lord, for giving me life.
Also for loving me.
What would I do without you, Lord.
Thank You Lord, for my home and the beautiful family.
For all the things I have and for the things I don’t have,
I do not worry about any of those things, because I know that
in the course of time you will provide them for me.
I love you, father.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Morning Prayers For Inner Peace
“Lord Jesus, I come before You now to I ask You
to wash my mind with your Blood.
Cleanse out all the darkness and negativity.
Please remove all anxiety and stress from my mind.
Lord clear away all worries, tension and panic.
I believe and declare that from this day forward,
my mind is clear and my body is relaxed.
So, Be it. Amen”
Morning Prayers For Protection and Safety
“Father, I come before you on this day,
to ask You to place a wall of protection
around me, my family, my friends, my home
my car, my properties, my pets
my workplace, my finances
and all that You have placed me to be in charge over.
Keep them all and me from harm,
protect us on our right and on our left.
Lord drive away darkness, danger, and negativity.
Cover us under your Mighty Wings.
Go before me Lord and clear my path.
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I Pray.
Morning Prayers Before Work
“Father in Heaven,
I come to You now in the Name of Jesus Christ.
In your word You said:
“Ask and it shall be given to you.
Seek and you shall find.
Knock and the door will be opened.”
Therefore, I enter Your presence
knowing that I can trust You.
Fill me with wisdom, so that I will be able to do my job properly.
Lord fill my heart with love, passion, and energy.
Help me to work to the best of my ability.
Allow me to excel in my work and bear fruits.
Enlarge my responsibilities at work and allow me to prosper.
In the Name of Jesus, I pray with thanksgiving.
Morning Prayer for your Children
today I come to you in faith,
knowing that through you all things are possible.
I present my children before you and I ask you to guide them.
Please help them make good decisions
which will have a positive impact on their future.
Equip them for whatever plans you may have in store for them,
please help them to understand the necessity of
making time for You in prayer.
Lord let them hear Your inspiring voice
and the teachings of the wise people in their lives.
Give them peace of mind and boost their confidence
as they walk in this world.
I pray that they will find their place in life and in society
and not wander and waste the years of their lives.
Help them among their friends to courageously stand up for You
being example in words, in behavior, in love, in attitude,
in faith, and in purity.
Lord, please help my children to be good stewards of their abilities
and become the people you want them to be.
In the Holy name of Jesus,
I pray. Amen!”
Morning Prayer For Success
“Lord I now accept prosperity into my life.
I accept abundance into my life.
Also I accept success and well-being.
I speak into existence:
Perfect health for my body,
plentiful wealth for my family
and future generations.
uncompromised, overwhelming and
abundant love in my life.
Perfect happiness and joy in my heart,
clarity and peace in my mind.
Father, I speak these things in faith,
I activate them now
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
God, victory is now flowing into me.
Prosperity is near,
Success is mine.
I believe so, for the earth is the Lord’s my Father
as well as everything in it and all who live in it.
Thank you, Lord, my provider.
Heavenly Father thank you for bringing
them into my life.
In the Name of Jesus.
Morning Prayer – Prayer for Faith
“Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the burden alone. Words like overwhelmed, distressed and exhausted seem to describe me at the moment. I am not sure how to ask you to carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me Lord. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart will not be so burdened in the morning. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Ron Moore
Morning Prayer for Strength
“God, when I am weak, I know You can make me strong. Please guide me, mold me and make me into the person You want me to be. Please guide my heart and strengthen me if and when trials come into my path. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”
Morning Prayer for Affirmation
“Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.”
-Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)
Morning Prayer for Wisdom
“Lord, please give me wisdom, not only to journey through my own day, but to also help others around me navigate their journey. Help me, Lord, to follow Your command to love You and to love others. I need Your guidance to live out the day and to honor You. Please help me. In the name of Your son Jesus I pray, Amen.”
Morning Prayer – Prayer Asking for Guidance
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
– Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)