Help Me Pray

Prayer is an important way to connect to God, to feel God’s presence. But sometimes we feel like we don’t know what to say.  Here is a prayer that might help get you started:

Dear God,

Thank you for all your blessings, and forgive me for my shortcomings.  Open my heart and mind to the guidance of your Holy Spirit.  Fill me with your love and make me a better disciple than I have been. 

Help me _____ (… tell God what is on your mind and heart).  I yearn to hear your word and to know your will and to work with others to build your kingdom.

I humbly ask for your healing and comfort upon those who are injured, sick and grieving.  Lord, I pray for _____  (… tell God about your friends, family and their needs).

Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer. (Pause in quiet, waiting and listening.) Amen.



Are you looking for comfort from God?  Do you have questions?  The Bible can offer answers, comfort, strength and assurance.  Check out these passages:
When in sorrow – read John 14
When people fail you – read Psalm 27
When you have sinned – read Psalm 51
When you worry – read Matthew 6: 25-34
Before the church service – read Psalm 84
When you are in danger – read Psalm 91
For the blues – read Psalm 34
When God seems distant – read Psalm 139
When discouraged – read Isaiah 40
If you want to be fruitful – read John 15
When doubts come – read John 7:17
When lonely or fearful – read Psalm 23
When you forget your blessings – Psalm 103
For Jesus’ idea of a Christian – read Matthew 5
For the Bible’s idea of religion – James 1: 19-27
If faith needs stirring – read Hebrews 11
When you feel down and out – Romans 8: 31-39
When the world seems bigger than God – read Psalm 90

Click HERE to read or search the Bible online
(Pilgrim primarily uses the New Revised Standard Version)

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