Fill Me with the Spirit Today
Dear Lord, as we rise to meet each new day, please let us be filled with Your spirit. Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness, and faithfulness. Let us desire to become more like You and to worship You in all we do. Help us desire these things so much more than the sin that entices us. Thank you for always going before us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. –
For My Family
Father, thank you for the blessing of a family. Today, please keep the enemy at bay. Increase their faith. Protect them from falling into temptation. Grant them the opportunity to shine a light in the darkness and lead others to You. Whatever is making my family anxious today, I ask that You comfort them, and that they can rest in Your complete sovereignty. Amen.
For Guidance from the Holy Spirit
Lord, I pray You would move the Spirit more boldly in my life. I know that any sin can grieve and diminish the voice of the Spirit, and I pray against the temptation to sin. Help me crave Your presence more than I crave sin. Help me grow in the fruit of the Spirit and so walk closer with Yourself. I pray for guidance from your Spirit- let Your will and promises always be a meditation of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Kenny Luck
For God’s Grace Daily
Lord, thank you for Your abundant, abounding grace. Thank you that we don’t have to earn a drop of the mighty river of grace that flows freely for us today. Thank you for the unexpected, unmerited favor You have showered on my life. Help me put myself in the path of Your love and grace. Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to meet with You regularly and to drink from the water of life. Thank you for Your rich love. Amen. – David Mathis
Prayer Against Distractions Today
As I start this day, help me remember that I belong to You, and my desire is to act accordingly. Keep my feet from stumbling and my mind from wandering into distractions that could steal precious time and energy from the most important things You have designed for me. I’m proud to be Your child, Lord. And I’m so grateful that You died for me—rising again on Your own new morning—so that every day could be filled with the wonder of Your love, the freedom of Your Spirit, and the joy of knowing You. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Prayer for a Heavy Heart
Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the burden alone. Words like overwhelmed, distraught, exhausted seem to describe where I am. I am not sure how to let you carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart won’t be so heavy in the morning. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Ron Moore
To Focus on God’s Voice
Father, I need to hear from You. Today, I make the commitment to start having a daily quiet time. I will listen for Your voice above all of the other voices in my life. Lord, teach me how to center my life on You and help me obey what I hear You say. In Jesus’ Name, amen. – Mary Southerland
Rely on God Today
Lord, we ask today for more of Your Holy Spirit in our lives. Lord, it can be easy for us to become consumed with the fears that surround us in life, but we know that just as Your eye is indeed on the sparrow, so also do You care for and see us.
Teach us today to become more reliant on You. Bring us into a greater discernment of how You operate, so that we may come into a deeper understanding that all we see with natural eyes is not all that is. Today we ask for eyes to see Your hand in all matters, and hearts open to Your work. Amen. – Callie Logan
A Morning Prayer of Praise
Father, I praise You today for all that You have done in my life. You are faithful even when I am faithless. Your love pursues me even when I am unlovable. Your forgiveness covers my sin and frees me from its penalty. I praise You for Your love and faithfulness to me. Your presence in my life changes everything, empowering me to live each moment of every day, content in knowing You are in control. As I face today, Lord, remind me that no matter what happens, I can praise You! In Your Name, Amen.
Ending your day with prayer is a wonderful way to let go of stress and find peace before falling asleep. No matter what you faced today, talking to God through a night prayer will renew your faith and help you experience true rest. Evening prayers also help you reflect on all the events throughout your day and the ways that God has been present with you.
Share these night prayers for evening bedtime with your children, spouse and friends so they too can fall asleep feeling blessed and thankful! God is wanting and waiting to give you peace and comfort at night time!
For True Rest
Dear Lord, break me of the need to be busy pursuing a sense of self worth. Make me secure in who You are and who You who made me to be, and as a result, teach me what it means to truly rest. Help me catch my breath. In Jesus’ Name, Amen ~ Max Lucado
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank you for Your steadfastness and continual presence in our lives. Sometimes, we can feel You right next to us. But sometimes, it is hard to know that You are there at all. Sometimes life gets so difficult that our hearts just cannot feel You through the pain. Sometimes You take away those feelings so that we may seek You even more fervently. I pray today, Father, that I may rely not on my own feelings but rather on Your love for me. May I rely on your Word to be the truth that rules my life over my own understanding. Help me to see You and believe in your character even though my feelings may tell me otherwise. You are kind, You are good, and You are gracious. You are both all-powerful and all-loving. You care deeply for me and for my loved ones. Be with me as I live out these truths no matter what my circumstances are today, Lord, as we walk forward together. I love You and pray all of these things in Your Son’s amazing Name, Amen. ~ Kelly-Jayne McGlynn
Night Prayer for Peace
Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. Help me to rest myself and all my problems in Your strong and loving arms.
St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so
much seek to be consoled, as to console,
not so much to be understood, as to
understand, not so much to be loved, as
to love; for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.