Whether you have had a personal relationship with God for years or you are only beginning to discover who Jesus is, we all need guidance sometimes when it comes to prayers. It’s often hard to find the words to pray, that’s why we put together this collection of short prayers. The following short prayers offer guiding words to use for praying over various topics including worry, anxiety, doubt, forgiveness, fear, and other areas of life where we need to ask for God’s help. Please use these prayers and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you as you add some of your own words and personalize your petitions to God.
- 1 Short Prayer for Difficult Times
- 2 Prayer for Peace
- 3 Prayer for the Broken-Hearted
- 4 Prayer for Perseverance
- 5 Prayer for Self Control
- 6 Prayer for Your Children
- 7 Prayer for Loving Like Jesus
- 8 Prayer for God’s Direction
- 9 Prayer for When You Feel Unworthy
- 10 Prayer For Worry
- 11 Prayer for God’s Strength
- 12 Prayer for Control of Tongue
- 13 Prayer When Feeling Inadequate
- 14 Prayer for Being Grateful
- 15 Prayer of God’s Provision
- 16 Prayer for Growing Faith
- 17 Prayer for Confidence
- 18 Prayer for a Heavy Heart
- 19 Prayer for Hope and Trust
- 20 Short Prayer for Thankfulness
- 21 Prayer for Restored Relationships
- 22 20 Scripture About Faith
- 23 What do these bible verses teach us about faith?
- 24 Add a Bible Verse or Comment
Short Prayer for Difficult Times
~ Jennifer O White
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 strength and peace 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 in 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 me and my family 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 of all the negative and 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 Your Children
~ Dr. Neil T. Anderson
Prayer for Loving Like Jesus
Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for 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 own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Sharon Glasgow
Prayer for When You Feel Unworthy
~ Renee Swope
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! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Debbie Przybylski
Prayer for Control of Tongue
~ 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 the way I complain 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 up, 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. 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 in the midst of 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, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen. ~ Kelly O’Dell Stanley
Prayer for Confidence
Lord, help me let go of my fear of failure. I know Satan wants to use my fears to hold me back from living boldly for You. Forgive me for not living in faith, and help me from this moment on to live with bold confidence in You. Lord, help me not compare myself to others around me. I pray instead that I can keep my eye on You and live a life that proclaims Your excellence. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Rick Warren
Prayer for a Heavy Heart
Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you Lord for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Rick Warren
Prayer for Hope and Trust
Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Ron Moore
Short Prayer for Thankfulness
God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen. ~ Wendy van Eyck
Prayer for Restored Relationships
Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain. What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships. I choose instead the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ James MacDonald
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Since faith is one of the three greatest attributes we can possess, any Bible verses about faith are important to our life here on the earth as Christians.
These Scriptures about faith tell us a lot about what faith is and how we are supposed to live by faith in our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Whether you are looking for a faith Bible passage for a greeting card or just to learn more about faith for your own life, you will find a nice selection of faith quotes below for your review and consideration. We have carefully selected the best 20 verses on faith that we could find.
20 Scripture About Faith
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”
“And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
“That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”
“But my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”
“I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.”
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.””
“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!””
“who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;”
“for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.”
“that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”
“For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but you shall have your life as a prize of war, because you have put your trust in me, declares the LORD.”
“And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.”
“So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the LORD in that he did not keep the command of the LORD, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance.”
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”
“Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.””
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What do these bible verses teach us about faith?
Since we are told in one of the passages above that it is impossible to please God without faith, any Bible verses about faith are crucial to our life as Christians. When examining many of the healing passages in the Bible, it also seems to imply that faith was an important aspect when one is healed.
As Christians, we are supposed to live a life of faith by believing in God and in whatever God has promised. As Abraham left his home to wander in the wilderness because he believed God, we are called to exhibit the same kind of faith in our life.
It is by faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior that we receive salvation. All through the Bible we are told the necessity of faith in our Christian walk. If we ever feel we need more faith, we have simply to pray and ask God and he will answer our prayers.
Add a Bible Verse or Comment
A precious neighbor of mine is in his last days of life on this earth. When I asked if I could talk to him about God – he replied, “well I haven’t had much to do with Him lately.” I said, “That’s fine – He’s had a lot to do with you. He loves you and there is nothing you’ve done that can’t be forgiven.” As I explained that we all do things wrong and that he has seen Jesus on a cross in his church in the past – and shared the Gospel as clearly as I could – he expressed faith and received Jesus as his Savior! After so many years…can faith in the Gospel expressed in just a short prayer save someone you ask? Jesus said ‘yes’ —
“One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” And He (Jesus) said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:39-43