Prayers for Your Walk with Christ

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. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Morning Prayer:

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen. (Martin Luther)

At the Beginning of the Day:

Almighty God, merciful Father, who created and completed all things, on this day when the work of our calling begins anew, we implore You to create its beginning, direct its continuance, and bless its end, that our doings may be preserved from sin, our life sanctified, and our work this day be well pleasing to You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (Lutheran Service Book)

Evening Prayer: 

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen. (Martin Luther)

Prayer at the Close of the Day:

Be present, merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of life may find our rest in You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (Lutheran Service Book)

For Grace to Receive God's Word:

Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that, by patience and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (Lutheran Service Book)

Prayer for Peace:

O God, from whom come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works, give to us, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey Your commandments and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (Lutheran Service Book)

Prayer of Good Courage:

Lord God, You have called Your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that Your hand is leading us and Your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Lutheran Service Book)

A Personal Prayer for Healing:

Gracious God, I pray that You would grant healing and relief in this time of sickness. If I am needing a diagnosis or medical care, direct me to those who can help. Give those caring for me wisdom and strength. May it please You to bring complete healing to my body. If healing on this earth is not Your plan, bring me comfort and peace as I await eternal healing. In Jesus' name. Amen. (Portals of Prayer)

A Prayer for Those Who Are Sick:

O Lord Jesus, You are the Great Physician. Sin brought death and damnation; You took on our infirmities, died, and rose to bring the eternal cure. As we await Your glorious return - when sickness and pain will be no more - be with us and our loved ones as we suffer illness and pain. Cure our bodies. If it be Your will that we bear this cross, give us patience and trust in You. In Your name we pray. Amen. (Portals of Prayer)

A Prayer for Those Who Grieve:

O Lord of Life, You were with the widow of Nain and with Jairus as they grieved the death of their children. You grieved at the death of John the Baptist and Lazarus. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and all who believe in You shall be raised to eternal life. Have compassion and give comfort to Your dear children who grieve this day. Give them peace and hope in You, who took the sting out of death forever. In Your name, Jesus, we pray. Amen. (Portals of Prayer)

For Deliverance from Sin:

Dear Jesus, You know what it is like to be tempted by the devil. Unlike me, You never game in to sin, not even once. Thank You for perfectly keeping God's Law in my place. Thank You for dying for all the sins I fall into every day. Please be with me as I face temptations and give me the strength to say no to sin. Guide me toward true repentance. And thank You for forgiving me. Amen. (Portals of Prayer)

Prayers Based on the Lord's Prayer (prayer ideas prepared by Pastor Kory)

Prayer Suggestions from Church Prayer Vigil (April 2023)

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