Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
If you’re not sure how to pray or what to pray for, start by praying for God’s will to be done in your life. Praying for God’s will to be done is an act of faith because we know and believe that God’s will is good and perfect and therefore, we trust in His plans and His will for us. Pray that your own will, heart and actions would conform to God’s will by making Him the center of your life. Don’t be intimidated by long, loud or eloquent prayers. Prayer doesn’t have to be formal or full of big, fancy words it just has to be from your heart. Have a sincere conversation with God and pray knowing and believing that He hears you.
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.
Those who watch the wind blow will never sow, and those who observe the clouds will never reap.
If you’re waiting for perfect conditions like the right time, the right people, the right job, the right “whatever” to start living your God given dreams (your purpose) you’ll never get started. Don’t be afraid, God is with you and He will equip you with every good thing you need to do His will. It’s okay to start small, at least you’ve started to sow and it’s okay to make mistakes, it shows you’re trying and not just “watching the wind blow”. Don’t wait for “perfect conditions”, start with what you know now and with what you have now. Let go of fear, step out in faith and trust God to make a way.
Lord, Thank you for always being with me and for giving me a dream and purpose. Help me to let go of fear and step out in faith to do the work for Your kingdom. I know that you will equip me with whatever I need to do your will. I trust in you with all my heart. Amen
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. It’s in our nature to want to protect ourselves when we are being attacked whether it’s by insults, criticism or lies. We want to fight back and retaliate with more of the same. We want to defend ourselves with our own arguments. But when Jesus was being insulted and suffering He did not retaliate. He put His trust in His Heavenly Father and He trusted in God’s will to be done. Put your trust in God and let Him be your defender, He will fight for you and He will judge your enemies accordingly.
Lord, Thank you for always being there for me and for being my strength when I am weak. Thank you for always fighting for me. Help me to be still as I trust in your will. I know that no matter what battles I face, you are with me. Amen
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Today, we honor the memory of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. He was not only an activist who fought against racism and for social and political change but he was also a pastor and a man of God whose ideas and beliefs on love, equality and unity among all people were rooted in the Bible. I encourage you to read King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream” and to learn more about this Nobel Peace Prize winner and how God used him to lead a movement.
Lord, I ask you for courage to stand up for what is right and just. Help me to love my neighbor as Christ loves us. Bring peace and healing to both the oppressed and the oppressors. Help us to always walk in your ways, Lord, as we totally surrender to Your will. Amen
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”
If you want God to do something big in your life this year you need to have big faith and big expectations. You have to pray with expectation and you have to expect to succeed. You aren’t putting faith in your own abilities but in the power of Jesus Christ. That doesn’t mean you will get everything you want but if you let fear keep you from trying in the first place you will definitely fail. Trust in God’s perfect will for you, work hard, step out in faith and let God be in control.
He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
Jesus gave us the example of how to pray, especially when going through something difficult and life changing. First, In Luke 22:41 it says He went a little farther leaving the disciples behind so He could be alone. Intense prayer needs privacy, sometimes it just needs to be you and God alone, no one else, no distractions. Second, He knelt down and prayed. Kneeling to God shows humility, respect and honor. Third, He prayed to God saying, “Father if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Jesus knew what was ahead and He asked His Father, if He was willing, to change the outcome that had already been set in motion. Then He relinquished His own will to the will of God. We too must voluntarily hand over our stress, our problems, our worries and our lives to God and let His will be done. God has a purpose and a plan for your life and He knows everything from beginning to end. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and pray for His will to be done in your life.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Be encouraged, you serve a God who promises to listen to every single one of your prayers. No matter how big or how small, He hears them all. He receives your requests and petitions and answers them all in His own timing and in His own way. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes it’s no and sometimes it’s not now. It’s not always what you want but it’s always God’s will for you. You might not understand why things happen the way they do, but God knows the end from the beginning and you must trust in Him with all your heart. Therefore, pray without ceasing and pray with expectation. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping because God is listening.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.
We don’t always need to change our circumstances sometimes we just need to change the way we see them. No matter what you are going through keep rejoicing in the Lord, keep praying and keep giving thanks to God. Don’t give up on God because He’ll never give up on you.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
We’re not always good at waiting, it’s just our nature. We get impatient, frustrated and start to doubt God’s will in our lives. Instead we need to be confident in God’s love for us. We need to wait on the Lord’s timing, hope in His mercy and believe in His promises!
Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.
I cannot emphasize how important it is to pray for one another. In an age where everything is put on social media we may think we know what’s going on in each other’s lives but almost everyone we know keeps the things that hurt them the most hidden from their friends and family. People may push us away or refuse to hear God’s message and we may not know exactly what their needs are but God does. We can pray for overall healing, protection, salvation and for God’s will to be done in the lives of our friends and family. If God puts someone in your thoughts make sure you pray for them, you never know what they may be going through.