A Prayer for Direction and Peace
Many of us go through different storms every day. But in these times of doubt and uncertainty we are under great pressure just trying to survive the day.
If you don’t know what to pray or how to pray the bible is full of many prayers you can read, meditate on and memorize.
I used to feel so guilty because I had friends in ministry that prayed longer than me. But the one thing you will learn it is not about the quantity of the prayer but the quality.
Look at Peter, for example, as he walked on the water and began to sink he only spoke three words. “Lord save me.” And immediately Jesus lifted him above the waves. (Matthew 14:30)
Or the thief on the cross who asked Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” At the cross, where the majority of his disciples deserted him, here a thief with so little words was given entrance into the Kingdom of God. Because he had purposed in his heart that Jesus was the Messiah. And rebuked the other criminal because he said to Jesus “If you be the Christ save yourself and save us.” (Luke 23:39-43)
Prayer is our way of speaking with God. The Holy Scriptures teach us The effectual fervent pray of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16) And
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint…(Luke 18:1)
One of the most powerful prayers I have ever prayed has been the 23rd Psalm. It has healed me before a major surgery and saved me from death. It has also saved my children from different issues throughout their lives. This prayer I memorized as a child; and again, am so thankful that these words are still resonant in my mind after all these years.
This particular Psalm was attributed to king David who wrote a large portion of Psalms.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
The Bible is full of powerful prayers that will strengthen and build your faith through the turbulence of life. And always remember when you pray whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. (Mark 11:24-25)
For more prayers from the Bible please read further in this section of Powerful Prayers and be blessed.
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