Daily Prayer of Expectancy
Father in heaven, great and powerful and full of love, I lift my heart in praise for the privilege of coming to You in prayer. Give me special grace as I join Your exalted Son in His ministry of prayer.
Search my heart, Lord, and show me if any sin is hindering Your work in my life. May I respond without delay whenever You make me conscious of sin. How grateful I am for Your total forgiveness the moment I confess my sin, turning back to You as my Lord!
And Father, teach me to pray. How much I yearn to know Your will and Your way. I thank You that Your Son lives within me. What a joy to know that He is my teacher – that through Him I can learn to pray. I can learn to release Your boundless power for both my needs and the needs of many others, near and far. Teach me to pray.
Day by day may Your Spirit work in me, motivating me to abide in Christ and pray in faith, moving Your mighty hand to fulfill Your purposes. Keep reminding me that You are able to do infinitely more than I would ever dare to ask or imagine, by Your mighty power at work within me.
To You be the glory both now and forever.
Pray for Strength and Well-Being
Dear Heavenly Father, whom I worship for You are the One who made me, who intricately fashioned me as a unique person, weaving me with great skill in my mother’s womb. By Your gracious, unlimited power you hold together all things, including each cell of my body.
Today, by your Spirit within me, I’m counting on You to bring to my whole being new strength and vitality, physical and emotional strength , spiritual and moral strength. Strength to do Your will.
And Lord, give me peace, shalom, wholeness and harmony and well-being. Bring emotional strength and joy day by day. In times of need give me grace to pour out my heart to You and cast on You all my anxieties and stresses and tensions. And then to fix my thoughts on You. I pray these things for myself, Lord, and for others in need including _____________. Where there is weakness, may there be strength, Your strength. Where there is sickness, may there be healing, You are the One who heals us. “Man treats, God heals.” May Your healing touch be on our bodies until the time comes when You choose to bring us total healing by calling us home to You.
Each day, may I rest my faith in your tender love and Your infinite wisdom, Your deep, unsearchable wisdom. With quiet faith I trust You for health and healing, confident and expectant. But keep me from demanding, from clenching my fingers around what I think is best for me and others. May I honor You by affirming, “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, and He will deliver us. But even if He does not, we will still trust Him.”
Most of all I pray for spiritual health. Keep me simply trusting in You always, yielding to You, and honoring You in all I am and all I do and think and say.
Isaiah 33:2 & 26:3 & 62:8
1 Peter 5:7
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
3 John 2
Even if you feel unworthy to approach God in prayer, there is no need to for He accepts you for who you are. Accept who you are and go in faith to God and simply trust in God’s grace and don’t let your feeling of unworthiness hinder your prayer.