In celebration of National Day of Prayer this May, here are five prayers that you can pray as you draw near to God and pray for yourself, your friends, and your family.
Prayer for Peace
The world can be overwhelming. When I’m filled with frustration, grief and sadness at what I see and hear in our world, help me to remember that you watch over all people and that you are in control. You have conquered the world! Give me strength for today, and let your word encourage my heart and keep me in peace.
Prayer for Wisdom
You created me and know my innermost being. You know my questions and that I’m not sure what decision to make and which path ahead to take. You are the source of all wisdom and knowledge, and you know the good plans you have for me. I ask that you guide me with your perfect wisdom and give me peace.
Prayer for Health
Thank you for the gift of my body. I’m thankful for what it enables me to do. Please help me to make wise choices that will keep me at my healthiest. Strengthen my hands to do the work you have given me to do, enlarge my heart to love others, and fill my mind with your healing word.
Prayer for Others
Today, I remember and pray for the millions of people around the world who suffer. I ask that they receive the care and resources they need to be healthy and whole. I pray they have a friend who will sit with them and community to lift them. May they feel seen, known, and loved by you, the creator of Heaven and Earth.
Prayer for Salvation
I come to you, realizing that I need the salvation that you offered to each of us through your death and resurrection. I confess my sins to you, and I repent. Thank you for granting me the salvation that you came to Earth to give. There is now nothing that can separate me from your love. May I cling to you and your promises for me, forever. Amen
Deanna Albrecht and Pastor Wes Humble on behalf of Ministry and Community Relations.