living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

god I need you

several candles glowing in the dark

The following is a short prayer for all those who need God’s love and restoration in their lives right now. After you have prayed this prayer, you may wish to receive God’s peace in your heart as you pray the prayer for inner peace and strength further down this page.

God I need you,
In every area of my life.

Come soften my heart to love and forgive those around me.
Come inspire my work to always find a creative solution and to work with passion.
Come protect my thoughts and change the way I think from worry to hope.
Come restore my self-worth, when I am low come remind me of who I am and set me free.
Come direct my life, guide me through each situation and lead me back when I get lost.

God I need you,
In every area of my life.
Soften me, inspire me, protect me, rest me, and direct me each day.

God I need you.


God Please Help Me

How to pray when life is hard - Julie Palmer shares times in her life when things got desperate, and relates stories of answered prayer:-

Christ offers rest for the weary

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

(Matthew 11:28-30, The Message)

bible verses about help from God

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

(1 Peter 5:7, NIV)

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

(Psalm 46:1, NIV)

tomorrow came

A moving song from, which reflects on how God's hope and love can reach into the most broken places in our lives:-

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Prayer for inner peace and strength

O Father,

Your life in me brings stillness to my turmoil.
Your life in me brings clarity to my confusion.
Your life in me brings wisdom to my worry.
Your life in me brings contentment to my striving.
You life in me brings gentleness to my anger.
Your life in me brings patience to my panic.
Your life in me brings hope to my suffering.
Your life in me brings faith to my frustration.
Your life in me brings such heavenly treasure into my heart
And enables me to navigate a peaceful path.
In you I find strength for my journey.