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In this life, relationships are among the most precious gifts we can receive. They reveal the affections of our God by assuring us of his unending love, bolstering us when we’re feeling down, refreshing our souls after a long day, pressing us to greater depths, and inviting us into life’s fullness. Relationships are never simple, but they are always rewarding. That’s not how God intended us to survive in this world!

Here is a simple prayer to say whenever one of your relationships is experiencing difficulty. If you’re trying to figure out what to do next with a friend, a date, a parent, or a family member, pray for wisdom and humility from God.

Sacred God,
With , I have the most difficulty in my relationships. For the sake of my love for , I beg You to teach me Your ways. You protect me and hold me safe. Educate me on when, why, and where it’s appropriate to set limits on our interaction. Trusting in You to keep my emotions and thoughts safe, because I know You are my healer.
I’m at a loss as to how to approach _ without Your help. I hope to love with all my heart, honor my conscience, and have faith in without reservation. To Timothy, a son (1 Timothy 1:5) I’m sorry that you were hurt by me, and I’m sorry that I was. I need your help to love _ with all my heart. Lord, I pray that You would fill me with Your truth and inspire me to speak the truth in love. In the name of Your perfect love, please dispel any doubts I may have about our future together.
The ideal version of our relationship that I had in my head is one that I am giving up on. Alter it in a way that praises You, Lord.
I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen. In this post you’ll read about A Short Prayer To God, and Prayers To God For Help.

Prayer To Connect With God

What do you say when you pray?
If you’re not sure how to pray, don’t worry. You really can’t do it wrong! I’ll get you started with ten short prayers for beginners. But rest assured that God already knows you and loves you. He’s been with you all along, even if you didn’t realize it. He already knows your struggles and your joys. He’s just waiting for you to turn to him and turn over your worries and anxieties. Beyond that, acknowledging him as God and thanking him for blessings in your life makes him happy, as it would any parent.


Short Prayers for Beginners
This list of Short Prayers for Beginners will help you get started. I pray they’ll ignite a small fire in your soul and make talking to God a normal part of your daily routine. Talking to him as you would a trusted friend or loving parent is the best way to develop a relationship with him. Once you get to that point, your life will change in amazing ways.

  1. Prayer Introducing Yourself to God
    Dear God, are you there? Do you really know me? I’m [say your name] and I suppose you’re responsible for my existence, so you do already know me. Your creation is amazing and it’s one reason why I think you exist. The intricate and perfect details found in nature couldn’t have happened by accident. I want to get to know you better and I pray you will lead me to you. Amen.

Related Bible Verse 1: Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Related Bible Verse 2: Genesis 1:21

So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Here’s a related Christian Contemporary song that you might enjoy. Word of God Speak by MercyMe.

  1. Prayer During Doubt
    Dear Heavenly Father, I feel in my heart that you might be real, but my mind fills me with doubt. Please help me find the path to you. My heart longs to know that you’re with me. Open my ears and my eyes for signs of you. I want to feel the love and peace that comes from knowing you. I pray this in Jesus’s name. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: John 20:29

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

You might enjoy this song. I Am Yours by Casting Crowns.

  1. Prayer of Thanksgiving
    Dear Creator, I believe I exist only because of you and I want to thank you for the gift of life. It isn’t always perfect, but it’s actually very amazing. I’ve been blessed with many wonderful people and things in my life, particularly [state a specific situation you’re thankful for]. I’m eternally grateful for everything you’ve provided for me. With much thanksgiving from your son/daughter [say your name].

Related Bible Verse: Psalm 100:4

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Musical song for your inspiration is Scars by I Am They.

  1. Prayer for Strength
    Dear Lord, I’m struggling with [name your struggle]. My heart is weighed down with anxiety, frustration, anger [name your emotions]. Please help me turn this over to you. I can’t fix it. I want to trust you to handle it. Give me the strength to let go and accept the outcome, whatever it may be. I ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

You may enjoy Plumb’s song I Need You Now.

  1. Prayer for Hope
    Dear Lord, I’m feeling hopeless and I can’t see a light at the end of my dark tunnel. Please help me. Show me the path back to hope. Walk with me so I don’t feel so alone. Lead me. You are my God and I know you can deliver me. I ask this in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: Psalm 25:5

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Lauren Daigle’s musical inspiration You Say.

  1. Prayer Asking for Forgiveness
    Dear Heavenly Creator, I’ve done some awful things in my life that I’m very ashamed to admit. But I’m bringing it to you today and asking for your forgiveness. You may know it already, but I [name what you did that you want forgiveness for]. I wish I could take it back, but I know I can’t. I pray you will forgive me and remove the burden of this sin on my heart. I ask this as your humble daughter/son. I love you. Amen.

Related Bible Verse 1: Acts 13:38

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

Related Bible Verse 2: Jeremiah 31:34

No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Here’s your musical inspiration by Crowder, Forgiven

  1. Prayer to Help Me Forgive
    Dear Lord, I have been wronged and I’m angry/disappointed/hurt. I let the scenario replay in my mind and it consumes me. It prevents me from enjoying life. Please help me shed the shackles of pain and hurt. Show me how to move forward in light and love. I’m turning this hurt over to you today. Please fill my head and heart with your peace as I walk forward by your side, leaving the shackles behind. I ask this in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Matthew West’s Forgiveness is for you!

  1. Prayer for My Family Struggle
    Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of my family. They are my greatest blessing but also bring some of my biggest challenges. Today I need your help specifically with [describe a current hardship]. I know that with you all things are possible. Please guide my family through this difficult time. Allow us to handle this situation with the grace, strength, and perseverance that is only possible in your holy name. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: Psalm 25:17

Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.

May Danny Gokey’s Haven’t Seen it Yet bring your soul the peace you need.

  1. Prayer for Loved Ones Serious Illness
    Dear God, [name of sick person] is sick and I’m scared. The prognosis is frightening and I don’t know what to do or where to turn. Please intervene with healing. I know it’s possible. Give him/her and me the strength to handle whatever comes our way. I pray this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: Psalm 41:3

The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.

Maybe Hilary Scott’s Thy Will will help you put it in God’s hands.

  1. Prayer for Death of Loved One
    Holy Father, I’m heartbroken with the death of [name the loved one]. I’m lost and scared/angry [describe what feelings you have]. I pray that you have mercy on his/her soul and welcome him/her into your heavenly kingdom. It gives me some peace to think of him/her resting in eternal peace, but it doesn’t take my pain away. Please give me the strength to handle the grief and face life again without him/her. I ask for your help in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Related Bible Verse: John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I hope you receive comfort from Jeremy Camp’s There Will Be a Day.

A Short Prayer To God

1 Chronicle 16:11 instructs us to: “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!” When we talk to God daily, we renew our faith in Him.”

As Christians, we can use prayer as a devotional exercise and as a way of showing gratitude for the many blessings that God has given us.

Prayer is just one way we can talk to God. We also communicate with Him through our actions. Righteous actions that show God we love Him include serving our fellow human beings and showing kindness and charity.

Prayer gives us strength and balance in our day. When we offer a short prayer to our Lord, we reaffirm our faith and ask God to help guide us on the path to salvation.

God invites and encourages us to pray, and He will always answer us. There’s no wrong way to say a prayer, and if you are earnest in your intentions, God will listen.

“You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12).

Person praying over Bible
There’s enormous power in prayer. You can even think of your short prayers as a shout-out to God — acknowledging His presence and the power He has in our lives.

Short prayers allow you to remain in constant contact with the Lord as you take a moment to reflect on your day and talk to God. They bring you closer to God and His son Jesus.

How can I connect with God every day through prayer?
You can start your day with a morning prayer and meditation to motivate you and provide direction for the day. Before you go to bed at night, try saying a powerful night prayer in order to reflect on your day.

When praying, try to remain present with God. This can help you find contentment in and tangibly connect with God’s love. When we are present with God using prayer and meditation, He helps to relieve our anxiety and fears.

You can choose a short prayer for all different kinds of prayer requests or simply as an opportunity to connect with God. Your prayer can be as simple as saying: “I’m here, God, and I believe in Your power.”

Woman praying with Bible on lap
Consider your short prayer to God as a source of refuge from the worries of the world. It is a tool you can use anytime, anywhere. Psalm 32:7-8 tells us of the comfort we can find in the Lord:

“You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Remember the words that Jesus told His followers: “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:2).

Prayer works because we are putting our faith in God and not in other people or events around us, over which we have little or no control.

12 short prayers to connect with God


Learn to make prayer an integral part of your day. Here are 12 different short prayers that you can use for a variety of reasons:

  1. Prayer for perseverance
    “Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen” (Gwen Smith).
  2. Prayer to remove anxiety
    “Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen” (Mary Southerland).
  3. Prayer for when you feel inadequate
    “Dear God, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen” (Julie Sunne).
  4. Prayer for forgiveness and learning
    “Heavenly Father, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don’t go my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of every day — good or bad. Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus Name, Amen” (Mary Southerland).
  5. Prayer for when you have a heavy heart
    “Dear God, I want to lay before You all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at Your feet and pray for Your forgiveness. I believe You when You say that You wash us whiter than snow. Thank You Lord for Your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen” (Rick Warren).
  6. Prayer for protection
    “The Light of God surrounds us. The Love of God enfolds us. The Power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God Is, and all is well!” (James Dillet Freeman).
  7. Morning prayer
    “Good morning, Lord! Today’s a new day, a chance for a new start. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures I may have experienced. It’s a good day to be glad and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank You for today, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that You want me to be. Amen” (Rebecca Barlow Jordan).
  8. Prayer to help you get through difficult times
    “Dear Lord help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle. Amen” (Unknown).
  9. Prayer for strength
    “Father in heaven, I stand before You today in Your omnipotent presence to ask that You grant me strength. I want You to give me the strength to power through all of the tasks today — whether little or big. It is by Your will that I live oh Lord. And I know it is also by Your will I will not go weak today. I will not go lazy nor will I fail to do all things set before me because You strengthen me. Thank You for Your everlasting presence Lord and in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen” (Anonymous).
  10. The Serenity Prayer
    “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
  1. The Lord’s Prayer
    “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.”
  2. Prayer for unconditional love
    “Heavenly Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ name, Amen” (Mary Southerland).

Prayers To God For Help

Father, In my hour of need, I am putting my trust in you. I’m going to need your assistance, so please lend a hand. I know that you’ll provide the fortitude I need because of how much you care about me. I know you will hear my cries for mercy and come to my aid when I am at my weakest.

I hope and believe that you will supply all of my requirements. Because of my faith in Christ, I know that you will provide for me. Amen. In the name of Jesus.