Miniature Prayers #8

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer. These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.”

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David’s Words of Praise

Lord, I come in Your Son’s Name, and like David I thank You for being “…my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust.2 Samuel 22: 2-3

God is More Powerful Than Satan

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the promise in 1 John 4:4, ​especially when I face the ​attacks of Satan. “…He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Listening and ​Acting

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to ask You to direct me to practice James 1:19. “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

The Secret to Having God’s Joy

All-wise Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank you for Your instructions on how to have Your joy. “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermorePsalm 16:11.

Leaving a Spiritual Legacy

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to ask You to direct ​me to live my life so that I leave the legacy described in Joshua 24:15bBut as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

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Prayer on Hope and Trust

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All-knowing Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the encouragement You give me when I read in Your Word about how You have my present and my future under Your control. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11.

My hope rests in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, and with You there are no hopeless situations. In my weakness, it is a blessing to hear You say, “…My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness...” 2 Corinthians 12:9.

Lord, direct me away from the danger of the misplaced hopes of the world that keep me from anchoring myself in You. Instead, continually show me how my hope is based on my relationship with You.

Give me confidence in Your promise that You are working for my good in all things, even the things I do not understand. “And we know that all things [illness, problems, failure, betrayal, etc.] work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Strengthen my confidence in You as I immerse myself in Your Word, believing who You say You are and worshipping together with fellow believers.

Give me the privilege of experiencing the truth of the prophet Isaiah, who said “…those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Thank you that I can bring these praises and requests to You in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Blessing of God’s Love

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Loving Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name as I see everything happening around me to thank You that Your love for me is unconditional and that nothing in all creation can separate me from Your love, revealed in Christ Jesus my Lord. “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39

It is such a blessing to know that the stronger my love relationship is with You, the easier it is for me to have a joyful love relationship with others.

Your Word expresses that obedience to Your instruction, as well as worship and praise, are ways for me to grow in my love relationship with You. “My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.Psalm 63:8

Please develop in me a strong desire for sincere praise and worship, along with a willingness to be obedient to the instructions in Your Word.

I ask that Your love be greatly evident in my life in everything I say and do and that it will overflow from me to others and encourage them to want a relationship with Jesus as their Savior, for 1 John 4:8 says, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Thank you that Your great love does not have to be earned, but is a gift to be received.

With all my love, I bring these praises and requests to You in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

God, the Leader Over All Situations

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Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All-wise Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank you for the encouragement You give in Your Word for when I forget or ignore that You know the future and my every move. You have designed all situations to prosper me even before they happen. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hopeJeremiah 29:11.

Forgive me for sometimes being utterly foolish by not giving control to You, the life-giver and master of every destiny, and for not looking to You for sustenance and guidance.

I ask You to take control of my life, the lives of my immediate family, and the lives of those who come to mind who are my brothers and sisters in Christ.

I pray Paul’s prayer in Colossians 1:9-12 for all of the people just mentioned. “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”

Thank you that I can come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask You to take hold of every facet of my life and transform me to be more Christ-like. Amen.

 

Miniature Prayers #7

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Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
These very short, Scripture-based prayers can be used throughout the day to help take you to your next more extended prayer time and assist you in being able to keep in an attitude of prayer.

These prayers can also be useful in emergency situations because of the power that comes through praying God’s Word.

How to use these prayers: print them or save them on your phone and use them as reminders to talk to your Heavenly Father throughout the day

1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”

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When Fearful

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to ask that when I am fearful, You will direct me to the message in Psalm 56:3, for You alone can comfort in time of need. “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

God Stays Close

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Your Son’s Name to thank You for the promise in Isaiah 41:13. “For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you ‘Fear not, I will help you.'”

An Intimate Relationship With God

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the beautiful relationship recorded in 2 Corinthians 6:18. “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

A Spirit Controlled Life

Lord, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the advice in Galatians 5:16. “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”

The Effect Of God’s Word

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the instruction in Psalm 119:130. “The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.”

 

 

Prayer Index Added!

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Hello from your team at Time With Our Creator! We wanted to let all of you know that we have added a new tab on the blog which is an index of all the prayers and prayer variations we have posted.

If you want to refer to the subject of a particular prayer, just click on the title and the list of our prayers with links to each post will come up.

This is an easy way to encourage a loved one or friend with a particular need to look at a certain prayer.

Thank you for participating in our blog!

~Elton, Ali, and Noah

God’s Empowerment

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All-powerful Heavenly Father, I come to You in Your Son’s Name to thank you for Your promise that I don’t ever have to live alone in the flesh but that You will give me strength in the Spirit if I will solely trust in You. Your Word tells me, “if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the SpiritGalatians 5:25.

Although I live in this world of strife, dissension, and chaos which works hard to take away my joy and peace, You have provided an answer for perfect peace in Isaiah 26:3. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

It is encouraging to be able to trust in the truth that You bring out in Jeremiah 32:17 that You are not limited the way we, Your children, are. “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

Father, I humbly come before You, recognizing that in my own strength I have and am nothing, but because of You living within me through the Holy Spirit, You are proud of me and want to make something of my life. I ask You to direct my life in such a way that it will be said of me like it was of Hezekiah: “And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD…2 Chronicles 29:2.

Thank you that I can bring these thoughts in Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

Looking Back for Encouragement to go Forward

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the privilege of being able to look back in my life and see Your faithfulness in the good and difficult times. “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulnessLamentations 3:22-23.

Direct me to recall Your goodness and work in all seasons of my life. Develop in me the mental attitude that “God certainly would not bring me this far in life and now all of a sudden drop me and not be interested in my future anymore.”

Thank you for the assurance about my future found in Psalm 23:6. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.

Give me the courage and strength to realize that when the challenges and setbacks in life come, You will guide and lead me all the way through to the other side.

Since my responsibility is to call upon You and then trust and yield to Your leading, I ask that you direct my life to be exemplary of Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

Thank you for allowing me to bring this prayer in Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.

 

New Year’s Prayer for 2018

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

 

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for Your love, protection, and guidance throughout the last year. Many times You gave more than I deserved or could expect. But because of your faithfulness and graciousness to me, You made Psalm 46:1 a reality in my life. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Even in very difficult and challenging times, I was able to rest in your promise revealed in Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Enable me to boldly proclaim to the people who do not know You the plan You have laid out for them in John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

I ask not necessarily for an easy year or one with all comfort, but rather for a powerful year of transformation to further Your glory and goodness, not my own.

The journey ahead may be hard and uncomfortable at times, but I ask You to enable me to fully put my trust in You to sustain and guide me as it is laid out in Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct Your paths.

Thank you that I can bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Christmas Prayer

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Lord, we come into Your presence today through the name of Your ultimate gift to us, Jesus. We ​are a world in need of a Savior, and You sent Jesus to redeem us from our sins. “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the LordLuke 2:11.

In Your love for us You gave Your only begotten Son, and today we stop and celebrate that gift and thank You for Him. You prophesied in Your Word (the Bible) that You would send Your son to die so that we could accept Him to be delivered from sin and live with You for eternity.

Thank you for recording all these events in Your Word​, the Bible, and for announcing Jesus’ birth through the music of praise and thanksgiving sung by the Angels. The many Christmas songs that have been composed throughout the years and are still sung today are one of the many blessings we have for celebrating Jesus’ birth.

Luke 2:13-14 tells us, “and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!“‘

We are forever grateful that You sent Your Son to enrich the world, turn darkness to light and despair into delight. Because of that, we can relate to that blessed Christmas chorus, “O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.” Thank you ​​that we can bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.