Praying-Part 1-Praying for Ourselves Seven Prayers for Ourselves

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Today begins a four part series of prayers. This Monday we will focus on praying for ourselves. Next week we will focus on praying for our families. After that, we will pray for our communities and finally our world. Each day has a short prayer that you can pray for yourself along with the Biblical reference. This is a list to get you started. Please add other petitions that you ask of God for yourself in the comments below so we can add to our list. Blessings to you as draw closer to God in prayer.


Lord God, I pray that your Word is a light for my path.

Your word is a lamp for my feet,  a light on my path. Psalm 119:105


Dear Lord, I pray the fruit of the Spirit would be exhibited more and more in my life.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23


I pray, O Lord, that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart will please you.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14


O Father, help me to be wise with my time.

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12


I pray that the plans, God, you have for me, are plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give me a future and a hope, and that I will let You work in my life to accomplish those plans.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11


Glorious God, help me trust You with my circumstances for you have promised to be with me, to be my God, to strengthen me, to help me, and to uphold me with your righteous right hand.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10


Lord, help me to have a heart of thanks.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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