Home Prayers

Giving a dedication to a child provides an opportunity for the mother and father to present their child to God and ask for his grace and wisdom. Here is a look at some of the best prayers for baby dedication to remember.

Prayer #1

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this treasured child of mine. Although you have entrusted this child to me as a gift, I know he or she belongs to you. Like Hannah offered Samuel, I dedicate my child to you, Lord. I recognize that he is always in your care.

Help me as a parent, Lord, with my weaknesses and imperfections. Give me strength and godly wisdom to raise this child after your Holy Word. Please, supply supernaturally what I lack. Keep my child walking on the path that leads to eternal life. Help him to overcome the temptations of this world and the sin that would so easily entangle him.

Dear God, send your Holy Spirit daily to lead, guide, and counsel him. Always assist him to grow in wisdom and stature, in grace and knowledge, in kindness, compassion and love. May this child serve you faithfully, with his whole heart devoted to you all the days of his life. May he discover the joy of your presence through daily relationship with your Son, Jesus.

Help me never to hold on too tightly to this child, nor neglect my responsibilities before you as a parent. Lord, let my commitment to raise this child for the glory of your name cause his life to forever testify of your faithfulness.

In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Amen.

Prayer #2

We pray that You will be their shepherd, that
they will not be left in need. Lord, make them
to lie down in green pastures. May You lead
them beside the still waters. Restore their
souls. May You lead them into paths of righteousness
for Your Name’s sake. Yes, even
though they will walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, they will fear no evil for
You are with them. May your rod and your
staff comfort them. May You prepare a table
before them in the presence of their enemies.
May You anoint their heads with oil. May
their cups run over. May goodness and mercy
follow them all the days of their lives; and we
pray that they will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever. Amen.

Prayer #3

We are so grateful for the blessing of being your parents! We bring you before your Maker and give Him complete authority over your life. We pray you will be blessed with love, grace, and an eternal relationship with Jesus. We love you so much!

Prayer #4

We pray that you are rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Prayer #5

Lord, we pray that Matthew’s heart, like seed sown on good soil, will hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—a hundred times what was sown. Please bless him throughout his life. Use us, Lord, as examples to him of what living a life of obedience to you looks like. We pray he finds his joy in You alone!

Prayer #6

Dear Lord,
Thank you for my precious little one.
This love I have for my child overwhelms me with joy.
Today I dedicate myself to parent this child in accordance with your Word.
I commit to teach my child the stories and the instructions in your Word.

I will seek to display your love and wisdom each day.
Guide my words and my actions daily, so that I continually show my little one the wonders of you, my Loving Heavenly Father.
I pray that you, Lord, will be the passion of his heart from a young age to his last day.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
Amen

Here is a look at one baby dedication as performed at Sattleback’s Fuel Service by Pastor Chris Reed.

Dealing with an expectant child can cause worry and burden for the ongoing health and happiness of the child. Here is a look at some great prayers for an unborn child that will help to encourage a blessing from the Lord.

Prayer #1

Almighty God, our Father,
you who have given us life
and intended us to have it forever,
grant us your blessings.
Enlighten our minds to an awareness
and to a renewed conviction
that all human life is sacred
because it is created
in your image and likeness.
Help us to teach by word
and the example of our lives
that life occupies the first place,
that human life is precious
because it is the gift of God
whose love is infinite.
Give us the strength to defend human life
against every influence
or action that threatens or weakens it,
as well as the strength
to make every life more human
in all its aspects.

Give us the grace…
When the sacredness of life
before birth is attacked,
to stand up and proclaim
that no one ever has the authority
to destroy unborn life.

When a child is described as a burden
or is looked upon only as a means
to satisfy an emotional need,
to stand up
and insist that every child is a unique
and unrepeatable gift of God,
a gift of God
with a right to a loving
and united family.

When the institution of marriage
is abandoned to human selfishness
or reduced to a temporary conditional arrangement
that can easily be terminated,
to stand up and affirm
the indissolubility of the marriage bond.

When the value of the family is threatened
because of social and economic pressure,
to stand up and reaffirm
that the family is necessary
not only for the private good of every person,
but also for the common good of every society,
nation and state.

When freedom is used to dominate the weak,
to squander natural resources and energy,
to deny basic necessities to people,
to stand up and affirm
the demands of justice and social love.

Almighty Father,
give us courage to proclaim the supreme dignity
of all human life and to demand
that society itself give its protection.
We ask this in your name,
through the redemptive act
of your Son and in the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Prayer #2

Praise Your name and thank You Father for the little baby that is about to be born. Lord we pray that you would protect this little infant that is being knit together in his mother’s womb and we pray Lord that You would undertake for a safe delivery at the right time.

Thank You that You know every intimate detail of this little life and we pray that by Your grace You would open the best path for this little one to take. May this baby grow up to know and love the Lord Jesus, which will make him wise unto salvation.. as did the young Timothy who was taught the holy Scriptures at the knee of his mother and grandmother.

We pray Your protection and grace for this little baby who is shortly to take his place in the world and ask that he may grow in wisdom and understanding – finding grace and favour with man and God.

Guard and protect both mother and child as the day for delivery draws ever closer and keep them from all the perils and dangers of this life – looking to Jesus in Whom is life and light and help and wholeness. We ask this in Jesus name,

Amen

Prayer #3

Heavenly Lord – You are the author of life and we pray Your blessing and protection over this little life that is developing in its mother’s womb. We pray that you would grant an uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy birth and we bless You for the beauty of new life.

Guard and protect the mother and fill her heart with longing and expectation as it draws closer to her time of delivery and instil in her a sense of wonder and awe at the miracle of life that is being formed within her body.

Give grace we pray to the father, who by Your favour has fathered this child. Grant him strength, wisdom and the courage to engage in all godly responsibilities toward his family. May he lead his family into the path of righteousness – becoming a genuine example of man of God.

Draw near to each one and may this little life that is soon to take up his or her position within the home and family be nurtured in the things of God and come to trust the Lord Jesus as Lord and Saviour, in Whose name we pray,

Amen

Prayer #4

Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for the little baby that is growing in secret, inside of me. Lord this is such a wonderful miracle and I give thanks and praise for what You have done in me.

Lord – we truly are fearfully and wonderfully made and to realise that You have scheduled every day of our precious baby’s life already is a wonderful thought. I pray Lord that You would protect this little one as he or she is being prepared to be born into the world. Place Your hand of blessing upon them and I pray that they will grow up to know and love You Lord Jesus.

Prepare me too Lord for parenthood and give me wisdom and grace as I get ready for the day when a new little life will be born into the world. Thank You for giving me the privilege of being the parent of this little baby, in Jesus,

Amen

Prayer #5

Heavenly Father, I do praise and thank You for my children and for bringing them safely to adulthood, and what a joy it is to know that this thrilling gift of new human life has been given to my own child – as we wait for the birth of their unborn baby – my own little grand-child.

How wonderful to realise that this.. as yet unborn treasure is a gift of God’s grace to our family. How precious to realise that this little baby is created in Your image for which we thank and praise You.

Guard and protect we pray this little life from all dangers and complications as he or she is being formed in the womb and we pray that Your hand of blessing and grace may rest upon the whole family. Lord I just want to say thank You for this little grand-child and for the joy that has already flooded our hearts as we wait in anticipation for the day when this new little person will join our family circle – in Jesus name we pray,

Amen

Prayer #6

In the name of the Lord Jesus I bring my unborn child to You Lord and thank You for this gift of grace that has been granted to me. Lord You have heard my prayers as you did Hannah in the bible and have granted me the privilege of bringing a new little life into the world. I pray that my pregnancy may be free of complications and that my little baby will be born perfectly healthy and complete.

Lord I pray that your hand of grace would be on this child not only in the womb but once he is born. May he come to know and love You Lord and grow into a strong and healthy little child who comes to know the Lord Jesus as his Saviour.

Father I thank and praise You for all the great things that you have done for me and for all the things as yet unknown that You have in store for us all. Lord I love you and stand in awe of the wonderful miracle of life that is growing inside of me and lift up my hands to praise Your glorious name,

Amen

Here is a look at some powerful prayers that will provide promise and act as a testament to the love of Jesus.

Finding a way to overcome a sickness and receive healing from the Lord requires hope and faith in his will. Here are some Pentecostal prayers for healing that will help you bring about the words you need to request the Lord’s help for you to heal.

Prayers #1

Almighty and Everlasting God, the eternal salvation of those who believe in You, hear us on behalf of Your servants who are sick, for whom we humbly beg the help of your mercy, so that, being restored to health, they may render thanks to you in your Church. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayers #2

God, you know me so well. You created me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you even know the thoughts conceived in my heart before I ever vocalize them. You’ve told us to come to you and ask for every need of life. You are Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, and you have the final word on my destiny, the number of years I’ll live and serve you on earth.

I’m coming to you today as your child, longing to hear from you and asking for your divine healing. There’s so much I don’t understand about life. But I do know that with one touch, one word, you can make me whole. Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of my unrighteousness, and begin your healing from the inside out.

I don’t always know what your will is Lord, especially in times like now, when I desperately seek your face. I offer you no promises, no bargains, no deals to exchange for my health. I simply bow my heart before you to tell you the desire of my heart: that I want to spend as many years as I can loving you here, loving others, and wanting to become more like you. However you choose to accomplish that is up to you—and okay with me. If you use doctors to provide healing, give them wisdom to know what to do. Regardless of how you accomplish it, the healing you give is always miraculous. And you deserve all the praise.

I absolutely believe you have the power to heal. You demonstrated that on earth, and you still heal in miraculous ways today. Even when my faith is weak, you say it is enough, and my love for you is strong. And I know you already hold my heart and life in your hands. It’s up to you. If I can bring you more glory through healing, then that’s what I ask for. That’s what I desire.

But if your answer is no, or not now, I know that your grace is sufficient for me. Ultimately, I want your will to be my will. I look forward to spending an eternity with you. But Lord, if you have planned still more for me to do here on this earth, I not only need and want your physical healing, Lord, but a thorough, deep-down cleansing and strengthening—a whole-hearted renewal of all that I am. Because all that I am is yours. Use this trial to strengthen me from a “what-if” faith to a “no-matter-what” faith. And no matter what, I choose to honor you and give you glory.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Prayers #3

Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. Please reach down and surround my friend with supernatural peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect her from Satan’s lies and discouragement and let her miraculous healing begin. Amen.

Prayers #4

Lord God,
We dwell in you house,
Drink in your presence
And find peace and rest in your arms.

We believe in your name,
Ask for your healing
And believe and trust in your love.

We thank you for your sacrifice,
Receive all you have for us
And pray and ask for restoration.

We need your touch.
We wait on you.
You are our Saviour, our friend, and our hope.
Amen.

Prayers #5

Almighty Lord,
Cover this your child with your sovereign hand, bring restoration and healing to their bodies.
In Jesus name,
Amen.

Prayers #6

Lord of Heaven,
I rest underneath you mighty wings of love.
I dwell within your gentle heart.
I know there is healing in your touch.
Through the sufferings of Christ I can ask for restoration
And trust in your goodness.
You are my Lord, my Saviour,
My healer and my friend.
I dwell within your gentle embrace.
Amen.

Prayers #7

Dear Jesus,
You walked on the earth, understood the broken world, yet also rose from death into resurrected life. I pray for my loved one that they would be held at this time in your loving arms. Bless the work of the doctors, surgeons and hospital staff, and bring the power of your resurrection life into their body. Come fill my loved one from top to toe with your restorative Spirit. May your resurrection life bring healing and wellness into their being. May your grace carry them through this hard time into a new season filled with hope and joy.
Amen.

Here are the words of one man that receive an anointing prayer for a serious illness. This is the perfect prayer for anyone that needs a touch from God or is seeking healing.

Losing a loved one can bring about an array of emotions and feelings. Making it through the grieving process starts with the memorial and burial as you carry onward to the next stages of coping. To ease the pain, here is a look at some good opening prayers for funerals to get you started.

Prayers #1

Good afternoon everybody. May I ask that we all bow our heads in prayer.

Our Lord we acknowledge your presence here, and come before your throne this afternoon as friends and family of Adrian Elm. We are here because we love him and miss him and we want to cherish our memories of him, we want to honor his life and honor him and support one another as we grieve his passing – a passing from life here with us to everlasting life there with you O Lord.

God, thank you for Adrian! You formed him, you knew him, you walked with him through 80 years, and even now we have confidence that he is in your presence.

Thank you that you are a God of mercy, who promises to comfort us, particularly when we lose our loved ones, and so in these moments now, and in the weeks and months ahead, please bring comfort and mercy to us as we remember, and share fondly all that Adrian was to us.

In the mighty and holy name of Jesus we pray.
Amen.

Prayers #2

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die:
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to break down, and a time to build up:
A time to weep, and a time to laugh:
A time to mourn and a time to dance:
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

Prayers #3

Our father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.

Prayers #4

The Lord is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Prayers #5

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the gentle,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Prayers #6

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Prayers #7

Now my soul is deeply troubled. Shall I pray, ‘Father save me from what lies ahead?’ But that is the very reason why I came! Father, bring glory and honor to your name.

Prayers #8

Father,
We are grieving over the unexpected loss of our brother. Lord, just last Sunday he was telling me how excited he was to be part of this church. He was on fire for You, Father. We all saw how joy radiated from him. His love for You was unquenchable and we are mourning the loss of this wonderful man. Father, be with his wife and young children. Raise this congregation up to be the hands and feet of Jesus to this family. Father, love on John’s children. Wrap Your arms around them, for there will be a day when they see him again in Heaven. Father, speak tenderly to his wife and comfort her in this unbearable time of life. Father, this is a very tragic event and yet we know that nothing surprises You. So, in faith we continue to ask and seek Your will in this most desperate time of need. Father, shower this family with love and affection as they grieve through this painful time. We love You, and thank You for Jesus! Amen

Prayers #9

God be in my head,
and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes,
and in my looking;
God be in my mouth,
and in my speaking;
God be in my heart,
and in my thinking;
God be at my end,
and at my departing.
Amen.

Prayers #10

Lord, in weakness or in strength
we bear your image.
We pray for those we love
who now live in a land of shadows,
where the light of memory is dimmed,
where the familiar lies unknown,
where the beloved become as strangers.
Hold them in your everlasting arms,
and grant to those who care
a strength to serve,
a patience to persevere,
a love to last
and a peace that passes human understanding.
Hold us in your everlasting arms,
today and for all eternity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Check out this one memorial service with a selection of opening prayers that are recited and exchanged.

When closing a meeting, thanking God for his continued protection and inspiration is just one way to end a bible study or meeting. Here is a look at some great opening and closing prayers for meetings that will help encourage your continued commitment and dedication to the Lord.

Prayers #1

Lord, as we gather today at this meeting we ask that You will be in our midst. Help us to make decisions that will be pleasing to You. Help us to be able to discuss the matters at hand in a reasonable way, and to be willing to give up having our own way.

God let this meeting be productive and, as should be the case in all areas of our lives, help us to keep You at the forefront of our minds

as we do the work set before us.
Amen

Prayers #2

Jesus as we gather together to learn about You, may You meet us here. Help all of the teachers to be able to answer the questions posed, and help all of the children listen and retain what they hear.

Help the students to be attentive, and the teachers to be patient. May the lessons that are taught help to instill righteousness in these children, and may the seeds planted here continue to guide them throughout their lives.
Amen

Prayers #3

You, O God, are my strength, my patience, my light and my counsel. It is you who make responsive to me the students confided to my care. Abandon me not to myself for one moment.

For my own conduct and for that of my students, grant me the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge and piety, the spirit of holy fear of you, and an ardent zeal to procure your glory.

I unite my efforts to those of Jesus Christ, the master teacher, and I beg all saints in Heaven to assist me in the exercise of my teaching ministry.
Amen

Prayers #4

O God of truth, prepare our minds To hear and heed your holy word; Fill every heart that longs for you With your mysterious presence, Lord. Almighty Father, with your Son And blessed Spirit, hear our prayer: Teach us to love eternal truth And seek its freedom everywhere.
Amen

Prayers #5

As we close this meeting, Lord, we want to give honor to You. Thank You, God, for the time we had today to discuss issues and make decisions.

May You bless each person who took the time to gather here today and let Your hand of protection be on them throughout the rest of the week.

Let the work done here tonight come to fruition, and let it all be for Your glory. Help us each to do our parts to bring the plans discussed to life.
Amen

Prayers #6

God we thank You for meeting us here tonight, and for delivering Your Word through the speaker. May each soul in this place have been touched through the songs and the preaching, and may each take to heart the Word that came forth.

We pray that those seeking an answer received it, and that those who needed a special touch were granted that touch. Bless each of us and keep us safe until we are able to gather together again.

In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen

Prayers #7

Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for God who created You has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother.
Amen

Prayers #8

Every prayer we have prayed
Every song we have sung
All the things we have learned
All the laughter and fun

Thank you for all the joy you bring
And our wonderful times together
May we walk with you as each new day begins
This day and forever
Amen.

Prayers #9

Father, thank you for all the marvelous things you have done today.
Thank you for your love that you have revealed to us,
And for the love that we share together as your body.

We pray for all the words you have sown into people’s hearts today.
Watch over them, protect them.
May they take root and produce wonderful things,
Things of beauty and great blessings to many.
And as we leave this place now, thank you that you walk with us.
May we be alert to your promptings
And live in your endless love.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and glory
In this age and forevermore.
Amen.

Prayers #10

Bless us as we meet together,
dear Lord we pray.
Bless the singing of your praise,
the reading of your Word,
the sharing of our fellowship,
the prayers that will be heard.
Bless us as we meet together,
dear Lord we pray.
Amen

Here is one example of a closing prayer performed by Wesley students at the United Methodist Campus Ministry.

Praying the novena for financial help is just one of the many ways you can look at achieving relief and abundance during these dark times. If you are experiencing these strenuous times right now, recite any of these great novena prayers for financial help to receive a blessing of relief.

Prayer #1

O Lord, I need You to be with me in the midst of the mountainous bills that seem to come every day. I feel drained and frightened and I just don’t feel that I can take any more.

I want to be responsible with my money but less seems to be coming in than going out and I am turning to You Lord , and casting all my burdens on You, for I have come to the very end of myself.

Lord I ask that You look down on our home with pity and send relief in a way that only You can. Help each member of the family to find the work that will provide for the finances that we need- and let not my heart be troubled, O my God, I believe in You and I know that You are my Rock in time of trouble and in the name of Jesus I ask that You give me Your strength in the midst of my financial difficulties – for I KNOW that Your grace is sufficient,
Amen

Prayer #2

Loving Lord You and You alone are the source of my supply and I come to You today. Please Lord, hear my prayer and help me address the money worries that I am currently facing.

Equip me Lord to put bread on the table and feed my children and I ask that You give me the strength and skill to find work so that we do not lose our home or belongings,

Thank You
Amen

Prayer #3

Dear God, help me I pray to meet all the bills that I have to pay – my rent and household bills just seem to spiral up and I have nothing more.. I feel at times that my purse has holes in it as prices seem to get higher and higher and I ask that You Lord would help and support me as I face this most difficult time in my life.

Lord – You have promised to be with us in all the problems of life and I pray that You will guide me and give me wisdom as I face this fraught financial time. Provide for all our needs, dear God as You have promised, and keep me Lord from worry – but rather help me to rest my trust in You, Thank You Lord for listening..
Amen

Prayer #4

Heavenly Father I come to You because I am facing some money problems and yet I know that more money is not the answer to the difficulties that I face, but a closer walk with You.

Forgive me Lord, for I think that I have spent too much time worrying about my finances and what I am going to do and how I am going to manage – as prices climb higher each day, without giving serious consideration that I should seek You first and Your righteousness, knowing that all these things will be added unto me.

Help me Father, to get my financial worries in the right perspective and to fix my eyes upon Jesus, knowing that You know everything we need before we even ask You. Please draw me back into right relationship with Yourself – for I am trusting in You,
Amen

Prayer #5

Dear Lord Jesus, I feel that I have got to the end of the road as I have gone through all my savings and I am facing mounting debt. There is no one to turn to but You – but I know that You are the God of the impossible and I ask that You will take me by the hand and lead me through the dark days that I am facing.

Lord, You know the dire situation my family and I are in and I know that You have all the answers and You have all the provision as well. Bless me I pray with financial blessings that only You can provide. Open the heavens I pray and give us blessings from Your generous store-house, so that we may thrive and live to praise You.

You have always provided for my needs in the past and I am coming to You today to ask for your help and blessing Lord – to bless us with Your bountiful supply and ease, the pain in my heart that I feel today,
Amen

Prayer #6

Dear Lord Jesus, please help me to manage my financial affairs wisely –please give me wisdom in managing all my money matters and I pray that I will not fritter my money away on unimportant expenditures.

Help me to budget my finances each day wisely and I pray that You will supply me with all my needs according to Your kindness and grace.

Bless all those who are facing even harder financial times than I am facing and Lord, I pray that You will provide for all our needs in Jesus name,
Amen

Prayer #7

Loving Lord, the times in which we live are getting increasingly difficult and I have many expenses that are building up and I don’t know which way to turn – there is nothing I can do to help myself and want to place all my financial affairs and money concerns into Your hand.

Lord You have been my Provider over the many years for which I praise and thank You , but now I am facing some severe debt that is building up and I ask that You replace my anxious thought with Your precious peace – for You have said that You will keep the one whose mind is stayed on You in perfect peace. Lord You have told us to cast all our burdens upon You for You care for us – today Lord I come and give You all my financial problems and ask that You show me what to do.. for I don’t know what to do – but my help is in YOU alone, in Jesus name I pray,
Amen

Prayer #8

O Lord, I confess that I have been unwise in so many of the financial decisions that I have made, which has caused me to get into debt. I have made many foolish mistakes, which have caused me to accumulate many bills which I am unable to meet. I have used credit unwisely and am accruing more interest due to my thoughtless actions.

I ask You Lord to forgive my foolishness in building up such a mountain of debt and to enable me to correct this enormous financial burden, which I confess is of my own doing and through my poor planning and inept financial skills.

I come to You Lord in my poverty and ask that You would guide me through this difficulty and teach me to be more responsible both with my finances and my relationship with You – which I have neglected for so long.

Lord I ask for Your help as I can do nothing without You and I thank You that You have heard my cry,
Amen

Prayer #9

Dear Lord and heavenly Father, I do thank You for the way that You have supplied for all my needs throughout my life, according to Your promises. Thank You for the generous provision I have received from You on so many occasions, when no help was forthcoming.

I come to You today asking You to undertake for the financial needs I am facing today. I know that there are many people who are in a similar position to me who are facing increasing costs in their lives too, and I pray that You look down in pity on all Your children in need.

It says in the Bible that we do not have because we do not ask – I am humbly asking Father that You visit the lives of every child of God that is facing a shortage of money or some financial hardship and ask that You would be our great Provider – as You have promised, This I pray in Jesus, precious name,
Amen

Prayer #10

Dear Lord Jesus I come before You and asking that You would give me the finances I need to meet the demands of life. I continue to trust You for all my needs and thank You for the way that You have provided for me in the past.

Lord, I do not seek after wealth and riches but sufficient to meet the demands of the day and to keep me from foolish worry. Give me I pray that means to work so that I may provide for the needs of my dear family – and I will give you all the praise and glory for all Your goodness to all Your children,
Amen

Prayer #11

Dear God I know that it says in the Bible that You are the One Who makes us rich and poor – and that You exalt and You bring low, I pray that You will provide enough for me to live decently and help me to be wise with the money that I do have. Help me to become a good steward of the resources that You have given to me.

I know that it is better to trust in Your supply than that of the government or my pay package – help me to apply this truth in my own life and I trust You Lord,
Amen

Prayer #12

Lord, you are the source of all my sustenance. I pray that you hear my prayer and guide me in your infinite wisdom. My spirit is full, but my wallet is empty! I need your help. My finances are in crisis, and are causing me great pain.

Please uplift my heart so that I may appreciate all that I do have so that I may also be blessed with more prosperity. Money issues bring me down, and I forget to thank You for all that I do have thanks to Your blessings. Please remind me of Your abundance, so that my money will Once again flow in to me, and sustain me as much as Your loving care.

Prayer #13

Dear God, my struggles with money are bringing me down. I am in dire need for myself and my family. I know that You have all answers, and You always hear me. Please shine your infinite light into my life, Bless me with abundance so that my family may thrive.

I thank You for all You have done for me to date And I pray You will always remind me when I forget That my spirit and soul always dwell in Your good graces. Thank You oh Lord, for blessing me with material comfort So that I am reminded of the bountiful fruits of Your deeds.

Prayer #14

God, help us straighten out our financial problems. We haven’t been good stewards of our money. Give us a new attitude and a new commitment to managing our finances wisely and responsibly. If our problems are beyond our repair, help us find a way, Your way, to meet our obligations. We place this need before You, knowing that You will guide us to a good solution. Amen.

Here is one powerful prayer for abundance that is perfect to recite during your time of meditation. This prayer is focused on emphasizing the power, trust, and surrender to the Lord.

Meals are an important aspect to spending time together as a family. If you are wanting to grow closer to Christ, reciting a daily devotion before you eat is just one way to seek blessings and give your thanks. Here is a look at some great non denominational prayers for meals you can share.

Prayer #1

For what we are about to receive
let us be truly thankful
…to those who planted the crops
…to those who cultivated the fields
…to those who gathered the harvest.

For what we are about to receive
let us be truly thankful
to those who prepared it and those who served it.

In this festivity let us remember too
those who have no festivity
those who cannot share this plenty
those whose lives are more affected than our own
by war, oppression and exploitation
those who are hungry, sick and cold

In sharing in this meal
let us be truly thankful
for the good things we have
for the warm hospitality
and for this good company.

Prayer #2

Let us think thrice while we are gathering here for this meal.
First, let us think of the people we are with today, and make the most of the pleasure of sharing food and drink together.
Then, let us think of the people who made the food and drink and brought it to us, who serve us and wait on us, and who clear up and clean up after us.
Finally, let us think of all the people all over the world, members with us in the human family, who will not have a meal today.

Prayer #3

We are thankful for the food on this table.
We are thankful for this time together.
Our thoughts go out to family and friends;
We hope that they are safe and well.

Prayer #4

For the meal we are about to eat,
for those that made it possible,
and for those with whom we are about to share it,
we are thankful.

Prayer #5

Let us enjoy good food and good drink,
And let us thank all whose efforts have set them before us;
Let us enjoy good companionship,
And let us each one be good company to the others;
Let us enjoy ourselves, without guilt,
But let us not forget that many are less fortunate.

Prayer #6

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.

Prayer #7

Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Prayer #8

The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.

Prayer #9

I slept and dreamt that life was joy;
I awoke and saw that life was service;
I acted and behold, service was joy!

Prayer #10

For the food that nourishes our bodies . . .
for the fellowship here that feeds our souls . . .
for all things good and beautiful with which our lives are filled . . .
we give our thanks today.
Amen

Prayer #11

Teach us to use our freedom to help to preserve and strengthen the freedom of all;
By respecting and upholding its laws;
By supporting our law enforcement agencies;
By informing ourselves on current issues;
By voting regularly and wisely; and
By honoring the rights of other people;
And now bless this food to our use and us to Your service. Amen.

Prayer #12

Bless this day
keep me safe and whole
kind and compassionate

Bless my path today
Help me to act with wisdom
and live in perpetual gratitude

Bless my human family
who are everywhere & everyone
Bless the creatures and plants
May all life be blessed on this day

Prayer #13

We bless this food before us,
May we be grateful for our meal,
our family, our home and our blessings,
Bless those who do not have enough to eat,
May they soon eat their fill and be blessed with enough.

Prayer #14

We are blessed today, with enough to eat,
May we be grateful.
We are blessed with clothes to wear,
May we be grateful.
We are blessed with shelter from the elements,
May we be grateful.
We are very well blessed today.
May we remember that there are many people
who do not have these blessings.
May we be grateful enough to help others when we can.

Prayer #15

Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that we long to see!
With Earth as our mother, family all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.
With ev’ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!

Here is a great example to a reflection of praying before a special meal such as Thanksgiving. Remembering to give praise before you dig in to eat is an important aspect of showing gratitude and thanking the Lord for all that he has provided you with.

Reciting a morning prayer is just one way to seek and connect with the Lord at the beginning of the day. From traditional devotions or prayers of intercession, here is a look at a dozen morning prayers for Catholics you can recite.

Prayer #1

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me.

Prayer #2

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.

Prayer #3

Most Holy and Adorable Trinity, one God in three Persons, I firmly believe that You are here present; I adore You with the most profound humility; I praise You and give You thanks with all my heart for the favors You have bestowed on me. Your Goodness has brought me safely to the beginning of this day. Behold, O Lord, I offer You my whole being and in particular all my thoughts, words and actions, together with such crosses and contradictions as I may meet with in the course of this day. Give them, O Lord, Your blessing; may Your divine Love animate them and may they tend to the greater honor and glory of Your Sovereign Majesty. Amen.

Prayer #4

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

Prayer #5

Heavenly Father, I offer you this day all that I shall think or do or say, uniting it with what was done by Jesus Christ, your only Son. Amen.

O Jesus, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day. I join myself to all your people, in praying for the salvation of souls, the reunion of all Christians, the grace of repentance, and the intentions of the Holy Father. I wish to make my life this day a prayer on behalf of N. Amen.

Prayer #6

Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings.
Today I offer myself – whatever I do, say, or think –
to your loving care.
Continue to bless me, Lord.
I make this morning offering in union
with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ
who offers himself daily inthe holy sacrifice of the Mass,
and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother,
who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.
Amen.

Prayer #7

O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary (here kiss your Brown Scapular *) I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus from all the altars throughout the world, joining with it the offering of my every thought, word and action of this day.
O my Jesus, I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I can and I offer them, together with myself, to Mary Immaculate… that she may best apply them to the interests of Thy most Sacred Heart.

Prayer #8

O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary (here kiss your Brown Scapular *) I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus from all the altars throughout the world, joining with it the offering of my every thought, word and action of this day.O my Jesus, I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I can and I offer them, together with myself, to Mary Immaculate… that she may best apply them to the interests of Thy most Sacred Heart.

Prayer #9

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, and suffering of this day: for all the intentions of your Sacred heart, in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for all my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and in particular, for the intention of our Holy Father,
Amen.

Prayer #10

Most Holy and adorable Trinity, one God in three Persons, I praise you and give you thanks for all the favors you have bestowed on me. Your goodness has preserved me until now. I offer you my whole being and in particular all my thoughts, words, and deeds, together with all the trials I may undergo this day. Give them your blessing. May your divine love animate them and may they serve your greater glory. I make this morning offering in union with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ who offers himself daily in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother, who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.
Amen.

Prayer #11

Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings. Today I offer myself – whatever I do, say, or think – to your loving care. Continue to bless me, Lord. I make this morning offering in union with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ who offers himself daily inthe holy sacrifice of the Mass, and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother, who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord.
Amen.

Prayer #12

As Morning breaks I think of you, O Lord, and my desire is to serve You joyfully. With gladness, I consecrate this day to Your Sacred Heart, and offer whatever joys and sacrifices may come my way. Thank You for the graces You will send, all the love, all the beauty, and the ways You will answer my prayers.

Today, may I love my enemies, and treat others as I would ask to be treated; may I forgive seventy times seven and show mercy; may I welcome the prodigal, have compasSion for the Samaritan; be a peace-maker and love my neighbor unconditionally. Take all my heart, and mind and strength, O Lord, that this day may be truly lived for Your greater honor and glory and for the salvation of souls.
Amen.

Here is one special morning prayer shared by the Holy Love Ministries. Whether you are Roman Catholic, Protestant, or Greek Orthodox; looking to heaven to show the pathway of holiness is one way to seek salvation.

Teaching your children how to give proper mealtime blessings and dinner prayers is a great way to give their thanks to the Lord and show gratitude for receiving proper nourishment. Using prayers that are simple or rhyme make it easier for children to remember and recite. Here is a look at some great mealtime prayers for children.

Prayer #1

God is great!
God is good!
Let us thank Him
For our food.
Amen.

Prayer #2

God bless this food
We are about to receive.
Give bread to those who are hungry,
And hunger for mercy and justice
To us who have food.
Amen.

Prayer #3

God is great and God is good,
And we thank God for our food;
By God’s hand we must be fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread.
Amen.

Prayer #4

Round this table, here to pray
First we thank you for the day
For our family and our friends
Gifts of grace that heaven lends
Living water, daily bread
Countless blessings our God sends
Thank you, Jesus, for them all
For the great ones and the small
When we’re happy, when we’re sad
On the good days and the bad
We are grateful, we are glad
Amen.

Prayer #5

Good food,
Good meat,
Good God,
Let’s eat.
Amen.

Prayer #6

Dear Lord, bless this bunch
As we munch on our lunch.
Amen.

Prayer #7

Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.
Amen

Prayer #8

Bless us, O Lord,
And these Thy gifts
Which we are about to receive,
Through Thy bounty
Through Christ our Lord we pray.
Amen.

Prayer #9

Give us grateful hearts,
O Father, for all thy mercies,
And make us mindful
Of the needs of others;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer #10

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest
May this food by you be blessed.
Amen.

Prayer #11

Bless the food before us
The family beside us
And the love between us
Amen.

Prayer #12

Our Heavenly Father, kind and good,
We thank Thee for our daily food.
We thank Thee for Thy love and care.
Be with us Lord, and hear our prayer.
Amen.

Prayer #13

Father, we give our thanks
For food that stays our hunger
For rest that brings us ease
For homes where memories linger
We give our thanks for these
Amen.

Prayer #14

God our Father, Lord and Saviour
Thank you for your love and favor
Bless this food and drink we pray
And all who shares with us today.

Prayer #15

For food and health and happy days
receive our gratitude and praise
In serving others Lord may we
Repay our dept of love to thee.

Check out this video for some great tip on how to pray for meal and food in a respectful and grateful manner.

Praying at a meeting is just one way to bring closure to your gathering and remind yourself that God is with each and every one of us. Giving worship to him and sharing love is just one way to pay homage through prayer. Here are a dozen examples of great invocation prayers for meetings to help inspire you.

Prayer #1

Heavenly Father, we come to you today asking for your guidance, wisdom, and support as we begin this meeting. Help us to engage in meaningful discussion; allow us to grow closer as a group and nurture the bonds of community. Fill us with your grace, Lord God, as we make decisions that might affect the students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of Saint Louis University. And continue to remind us that all that we do here today, all that we accomplish, is for the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of You, and for the service of humanity. We ask these things in your name, Amen.

Prayer #2

We seek blessings on the tasks before us.
Bless our efforts with clear insight,
our deliberations with wisdom,
our work, with clarity and accuracy,
and our decisions with impartiality.

Prayer #3

We gather to make decisions for our community.
May we use only our best skills and judgment
keeping ourselves impartial and neutral
as we consider the merits and pitfalls
of each matter that is placed before us
and always act in accordance with
what is best for our community
and our fellow citizens.

Prayer #4

We gather together here today
intent on doing good work.
We seek to represent fairly and well,
those who have given us this task.

May our efforts be blessed with insight,
guided by understanding and wisdom.
We seek to serve with respect for all.
May our personal faiths give us strength
to act honestly and well in all matters before us.

Prayer #5

We meet to serve our community,
to use our resources wisely and well,
to represent all members of our community fairly,
to make decisions that promote the common good.
We recognize our responsibility to the past and the future,
and the rights and needs of both individuals and community.
As trusted servants, we seek blessings on our deliberations,
and on our efforts here today, May we act wisely and well.

Prayer #6

Today, may I be open to others’ ideas and beliefs,
respectful of our differences, not threatened by them.
May I grow in understanding of my own motives,
knowing that people often act out of their own fears.
May I be a force for replacing fear with insight,
helping us all to be patient and kind as we talk.
Strength, real strength, can always find compromise,
working together, may we find a common ground,
enable us to move forward with a shared purpose.
May we see what is truly important and unites us,
focusing on that, to banish road blocks of ego and fear,
today, may I be open to others’ ideas and beliefs.

Prayer #7

Lord, we are meeting today to conduct matters of business. Guide our hearts and our minds in the spirit of fairness, right thought and speech. Impart your supreme wisdom upon our activities so that our affairs may reach a successful conclusion. Thank you for being our source of guidance today. Amen!

Prayer #8

Dear God, we seek your help with our affairs today. Bless this meeting with your divine intelligence, and help us to make the best use of our own. We are of diverse opinion here. Yet we wish to mend our differences and reach agreement satisfactory to all.

Please share a little of your wisdom with us to help us do right by all concerned. Thank you for your Heavenly blessing. Amen!

Prayer #9

We come before you today to give you honor and praise. You are worthy of praise. You are the source of all that is good. You are the source of all of our blessings. Thank you for every gift that we have been given.

We thank you for the opportunity to come and gather together this day. We ask for your hand of blessing on this meeting. We ask that you would guide and direct our meeting so that it is full of wisdom, productivity, and respect for one another. Thank you for helping us to accomplish our work and our goals this day. Amen

Prayer #10

We come before you to welcome you to this meeting. We give you respect and acknowledge you as our Creator and Provider. It is you who are omnipresent. You are everywhere, Lord. It is you who are omnipotent. You have all power. It is you who are omniscient. You know everything.

God, as we begin this meeting, we ask that you would guide our thoughts and our actions so that we may have a successful meeting today. Help us to accomplish our goals while displaying your character. We pray these things in your mighty name. Amen

Prayer #11

Dear Father,
We thank you for everyone gathered here now. Thank you that you know each of us by name and have caused us to walk with You. We say that we are dependant on You and our trust is in You completely. As we surrender ourselves in adoration we ask that You would come by Your Holy Spirit and inspire our hearts today.

Come fill our lives with Your love, Fill our conversations with Your grace and truth, Fill this meeting with Your presence. We ask this for Your glory and praise. Amen.

Prayer #12

Dear Lord and Father, Thank you that you promise us that where two or three are gathered you are there in the midst. Lord we welcome You amongst us today and celebrate the gift of life that you have lavished upon each of us. We ask that You would open our ears so that we may hear your voice.

Open our minds so that we may receive Your eternal wisdom. Open our spirits so that we may know Your leading and guidance. And open our hearts so that we may receive Your wonderful love. We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer is an expression of the heart as you speak to God. Being specific in prayer is just one thing to remember when you consider reciting a prayer after a meeting.