Prayer is an incredibly powerful tool. In fact, there are many references in the Bible encouraging us in this act.
Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Colossians 4:2 “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”
Sometimes, though, we need a little inspiration to get us going. Or, we know what we need to pray about, but are just not quite sure how. That’s why, when I came across this list of prayers on Crosswalk, I knew I had to share! They’ve compiled a list of the top 10 prayer topics from the past year, and it’s sure to come in handy!
Enjoy and be inspired!
At Crosswalk we love providing content that will help our readers, so this year we decided to enhance our prayer channel. We wanted to provide you with daily prayers you could pray as well as articles you could read about prayer. If there's one thing we know about prayer, it's that everyone needs it... all the time!
The most popular prayers and prayer articles this year dealt with varying topics of marriage, spiritual warfare, healing, thankfulness, strength, comfort, daily prayers, and prayers from Scripture. We hope that you will continue to grow in your prayer life and that you will find encouragement in your review of these 10 prayers.
Key Quote: “A morning prayer is a wonderful way to focus your time and attention on seeking God’s plan for the day ahead. Whether you need encouragement, peace, strength, or rest, God can meet you in a very real and present way when you come before Him with a humble heart. Seek God’s presence each morning before your energy and attention is pulled by all the tasks you have ahead.”
What YOU Said: “Thank you for these wonderful prayers.I’ve shared them on facebook,and with members of my family.Words of wisdom.” -Terry Davis
Key Quote: “If you ever feel at a loss for what to pray, there's no better guidebook for petitions to our Heavenly Father than the very book He wrote-the Bible. Almost every book in there contains a plea or request, and page after page points to another reason we need a Savior. So, when you feel like you just don't have words, turn first to the Word.”
What YOU Said: “I sure needed to read these this morning. I need to memorize these!” -Stacy Black
What YOU Said: “I never thought about it before. But I am going to start reading it every day from now on. It seems to be important. Thank You Jesus for this! Amen!” -Holly Powell
Key Quote: “Know that He loves you, He cares about what you’re walking through, every single thing. And He hasn’t left you, not ever. Praying that you’ll have a fresh glimpse of His Presence as He’s bringing you through, to the other side of the grief.”
What YOU Said: “It is not the sunshine that shows me how much God loves me; it is in the darkness where I feel his hands and hear his words as he calls out of the darkness – it is never too dark to hide his face from me.” -Joe Bradley Jr.
Key Quote: “Have you ever needed supernatural strength to face a situation head-on, but not known what to pray? God is waiting and wants to offer us strength in time of need. Do not be afraid to pray and ask God for His strength to fall upon you! When you are weak, weary or unready to stand, and unsure of what to ask, pray along with these words!”
What YOU Said: “God never ceases to amaze me, with a huge project ahead of me today, I was struggling to find the strength to keep going. Thank you I needed this.” -Tammy Chancey
Key Quote: “While we tend to look forward to Thanksgiving because it usually means a four-day holiday, getting together with family, and eating more food than we have all year, it is my sincere desire that it be more meaningful this year. What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?”
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Key Quote: “Are you facing a difficult disease, illness or malady and want to cry out to God for healing but don’t know what to pray? If you feel scared, alone, unsure of the future, or don’t understand how healing works, pray these words below in faith today! Below is a prayer for healing, an interview with Max Lucado explaining how we should pray for healing, and some of our favorite Bible verses on healing.”
What YOU Said: “Wonderful prayer; whatever comes our way in life we can always go to the Rock for comfort, peace and strength to endure. He never said He would keep us from life’s calamities but this I truly know – His grace will carry you through.” -Sara Bailey
Key Quote: “Are you in a battle today, and it’s taking more than just a physical toll on you? Are you finding it difficult to find the words to tell the devil to be gone? Spiritual warfare is crippling, real, and troublesome, but Jesus has already won us the victory! Pray along with these words now and let the Lord break the chains of fear and bondage!”
What YOU Said: “Life is very scary without the power of our Lord Jesus. Satan is ravenous but not undefeatable!” -Phillip Puckett
Key Quote: “Praising God and praying His will for your spouse is guaranteed to be your most rewarding work as his wife. With these five powerful prayers, you will be arming your marriage with God's Word and investing in his role as your spiritual leader.”
What YOU Said: “Thank you so much. I needed this prayer in my own home and my marriage. Thank you.” -Anita Conerly
Key Quote: “There's no magic formula in praying verses and words, but there is power through the Spirit of God. And there's power in His Truth to bring forgiveness, healing, renewal, and restoration – no matter how bad things may seem. His reach is big. His love is huge. His grace covers all.”
What YOU Said: “Christ points the way to live the LIFE.” -Allan Ryan