10 Short Daily Prayers For Christians

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Prayer is something that should be a part of our lives daily throughout the day. We should pray when we wake up, go to sleep, and many times in between. Even if you and I don’t have a lot of time to pray, God still wants to hear us. Here are 10 short daily prayers that you can pray throughout your day.


“In the morning when I rise, in the morning when I rise, in the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.” (Fernando Ortega, Give Me Jesus)

Father in Heaven,

Thank you for watching over me as I slept through the night. Your hands of comfort and strength held me as You watched over me. Father, I love You. You love me so much and I am in awe of how amazing You truly are. As I begin my day, I simply pray that you walk with me and lead me where you please. May Your will be done this day. Amen

In The Car

“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

O Lord,

An ambulance just went by. Father, I pray for Your mercy on who is injured in that ambulance. Father, use your hands of healing on them and bring them to the hospital safely. May it be that they will live through this and find You if they haven’t already. Father, reach for them and show them Your love. Be with the family of this person and comfort them through this time of pain and suffering. May Your name be glorified in this. I love You, Father! Amen

I pray that today you will be with me as I am patient with my boss (the thorn in my flesh).

I pray that today you will be with me as I am patient with my boss (the thorn in my flesh).

Your Boss (The Thorn In Your Flesh?)

“I don’t wanna say a word, unless it points the world back to you, back to you!” (Hawk Nelson, Words)


I pray that today you will be with me as I am patient with my boss. He/she preaches diversity and equality to look good and does things that are the complete opposite. Father, this is such a struggle for me. I don’t even want to go to work some days because of the unfairness. I have strength to go on those days only because of You, Father. Thank You for giving me Your peace that passes all understanding when I need it most. May my boss and fellow workers see Jesus in me today. I love You, Father! Amen


“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15)

Dear Lord,

I thank You for my school and the faculty that runs it. I pray that you will give me courage to speak the truth in the midst of lies that may be taught there. I don’t ever want to accept a lie just to get a better grade. Father, be with me as I fight for truth in the midst of chaotic moments there. I know we did not evolve from monkeys because God made humans special and different from the animals. May it be that Your name be glorified today as I shine the light of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. I love You, Lord! Amen

Rifts Among Friends

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?” (James 4:1)

Forgiving Father,

Forgive me for my own sin that is a part of the reason for a hurting friendship. I miss the way things were before our fight. Lord, I need your strength right now. I want to mend this relationship badly, but it has to be You that my friend sees in me. Father, give me the words to say today as I try to reconcile a wonderful friendship. I love You, Lord! Amen


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

Gracious Lord,

I have many things to do today. Bills need to be paid, a dental check-up, an oil change in my car and many other things. Father, I pray that You will be with me as I do all of these things. More importantly, I ask that You show me what plans You have prepared for me today. May it be that I don’t put my plans ahead of Yours, Lord. You know what is best for me, Father, and I love You! Amen

Prayer For The Evening Meal

“Blessed be the Name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!” (Psalm 113:2)

Father in Heaven,

Blessed be Your Name! You have brought my family back home safely through all of the things we accomplished today. I am grateful for this family You have given me. Thank you for my spouse and my children. I am truly blessed. Father, thank you for this food that has been prepared. I pray that You would use it to nourish our bodies and give us strength. Thank You most of all for Your Son, Jesus, who paid the price for our sins on the cross. Words cannot express how thankful I am for the cross. All glory, honor and praise belong to You! I love You, Father! Amen

Prayer Before Devotions

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” (Proverbs 18:15)

Dear Lord,

Prepare my heart for what I am about to read in Your Holy Word. I pray that You would enlighten my mind to understand everything I read. I want to know You more, Father. Show me Your will in this time as I grow closer to You through Scripture. I praise Your Holy Name, Father! I love You! Amen

I Am Thankful

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His Name!” (Psalm 100:4)

Wonderful Lord,

I just want to thank You for everything You are. You have given me Jesus and now You look at me as if I am holy. I can’t wrap my mind around this because I know how stained I am with sin. Father, I thank You for the beauty in nature. Thank you for lush wooded forests, crystal clear island waters, the sun for warmth and light, the moon, and the twinkling stars that You have specifically placed into constellations for us. You are wonderful and awe-inspiring, Father. I love You! Amen

Prayer For The Lost

“All the poor and powerless
And all the lost and lonely
All the thieves will come confess
And know that You are holy
And know that You are holy” (All Sons And Daughters, All The Poor And Powerless)

Father, God

I pray for the lost and hurting people in this world. We are all surrounded by greed, malice, strife, conceit, pride, and many other horrible, evil things. Father, I pray that You would use me to spread Your Good News to someone today. It grieves me to know many who have died without Jesus. Hell is such a horrible place. To be eternally separated from You is hell, Father! I am eternally grateful for the cross, and Jesus’ blood spilled for me. Father, I truly am in love with You! Amen

Here are some more prayers, also gathered by Derek:

8 Evening Prayers to End Your Day

Resources – The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. YouTube “Give me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega

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Shirley August 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

Jesus l need you my heart isnt good, l dont want to die please jesus help your the great doctor. make me well. l love you jesus l need you !!!!! you know all my needs you have already given me so much l am so greatful for you in my life. please help me . Amen


Derek Hill August 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Hello Shirley. I don’t know your situation but I am going to pray for you right now. I will pray for God to heal you and that all things be done in His will. Prayers are on the way!


joyce f. August 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

please pray that the lord restore my thinking and memory, I had a stroke with short term memory loss..also 2 years later in may 2013 appendix burst poisoned and shut down my entire system in my body, on life support for 2 weeks doctors didn’t know if I would live or die but, God has a plan for me, pray for restoration to my entire body, pray also for my son for God’s travelling grace as he goes to law school in louisana and for my daughter and son-law as the return back to college


Derek Hill August 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Hello Joyce! I will definitely pray for all that you have asked for! Our God knows what He is doing so rely on His wisdom and love to guide you through this as you continually seek His will in prayer. God bless you!


joyce floyd August 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

I thank the lord for this site and continue your work for the lord


Derek Hill August 15, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Thank you Joyce! I praise God daily for the wonderful things I am seeing Him do around me! What an AWESOME God we serve! God bless you!


Cynthia Huerta August 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Thank you so much for your simple yet powerful prayers. I am a Women’s Ministry leader at my church. In speaking with some of the younger women I have heard over and over again “I don’t know how to pray.” They are worried they won’t say the right words, or they just go blank. This breaks my heart because Jesus was a simple man, and they are missing out on so much by not being able to have that line of communication. I hope you know I will share some of your sweet prayers with them! May you always be willing to share your precious wisdom with those who need a helping hand. God bless you!


Derek Hill August 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Hello Cynthia! Feel free to use any prayers you want to from any of my articles. You know…praying to God isn’t about saying the right thing, its about wanting a connection (an intimacy) with the Father. All he wants from us is a relationship. I encourage you to encourage your ladies to simply start talking to Him. He will always be glad they made time for Him! God bless you and your ministry!


Banu August 17, 2013 at 6:25 am

I thank God for all he’s done in my life and l pray that He wil restore my husband n children to him n restore my marriage too. Amen


Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Banu, I hope the same things for you! I am going to pray that God does this for you. Lean on Him through this difficult time!


Pastor. Dr. Reuben M. Sathiyaraj August 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

Please pray with me for the needed resources to feed and educate around 40 children who are from Streets and rag Picking background. Going through a tough time to maintain 2 rehabilitation centers. Hope the prayers of God’s Children will open the ways to meet the physical and spiritual needs of these precious children.

Contact: [email protected]


Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

We can definitely support you in prayer, Dr. Sathiyaraj. I will ask God to answer these concerns of yours and that His will be done in this. Bless you and thank you for stopping by our site!


Lena Stenger August 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Hey.My name is Lena and I’m from germany.I’m very sorry about my english,but I just wanted to say that the work you do is great! I thank god for this website and all the wonderful writers on here! You give people hope and you strengh them with your daily articles.Thank You!
Could you please pray for me and my family? I hope god will strengh us and goes with us through the situations wich will come!
My cousin was 18 years old..On thursday,he went in a forest and killed himself..That was terrible to hear and my whole family needs power by god now so we can make this through
Thank you very mich abd may god bless you!


Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Lena, I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. I will absolutely pray for you and your family in this extremely difficult time. God is good all of the time even when life is so dark. Lean on His Word and everlasting promises. Lean on His grace, mercy and love for you all. Prayers are on the way!


David August 18, 2013 at 3:05 am

I just what to say thanks for the word you put out to be read. May you be blessed. Thank you


Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Thank you for your kind words David! May God bless you as well!


BABISO BANCHA August 19, 2013 at 6:24 am



Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Hello Babiso! I will pray for you both for sure. God will open the right doors at the right time for you both. Prayers are on the way!


Darren Mathews August 20, 2013 at 5:33 am

Prayers go up Blessings come down please pray for my family and I. My wife and I got a divorce after five years together and then got back together but now I’m scared cause she wants to get remarried and I don’t know if I can trust it because of the past. I’m praying for Jesus to restore my thoughts and feelings, to make me whole again just keep us lifted in the Blood of Jesus..


Derek Hill August 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Hello Darren, as a divorced man myself I often wondered how I would feel in your shoes and I think I would feel the exact same way. I would have doubts as well. I will definitely pray for you brother. God will show you if this is right or not. I do believe that. So wait on His timing. Prayers are on the way!


Monic August 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

Hey, am monic from ug my husband has been home for almost 2 years without ajob, iwould like to pray for him to get agood paying job. God bless u


Derek Hill August 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Monic I will definitely pray for your husband. God is watching over you so stay strong in Him! Bless you!


Julio August 31, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I really needed the one about friendship. A friendship of almost 30 years has been badly damaged and I don’t know if it can be repaired. There’s so much unresolved pain and hurt. I will continue to pray for healing or to move on.


Derek Hill December 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your friendship and I am sorry this response is so late. I didn’t see your post. I have severed friendships as I have gotten older. Sometimes it is better to say goodbye. God knows for sure, so abide in Him! He knows what is best.


Mary December 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

Hi Derek,
Thank you for the wonderful prayer Derek. 🙂

by the way just call me Mary, I’m from Philippines. I just want to ask you to help me to pray for my health, I really wanted to be healed. In Jesus Name. I have been a lot of trials that I’m struggling on love life, health, jobs, I always got failure in everything that i do. I feel sometimes that I’m all alone. I cry in vain. I did’t understand sometimes what happening to me..

Thanks Derek and GOD bless always and to your family


Derek Hill December 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Hello Mary. I am sorry for all of the struggles you are facing. You are never alone with God and He closes many doors in life, only to open new ones for us. Pray that His will will be done in your life. I will do the same! Prayers are on the way!


Mary December 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Yes, I’m not alone in this battle and I know I’m with GOD. Thank you very much Derek for your wonderful thoughts its really inspired me. I’m always follow your write ups and I love it. Thanks also for the friendship..GOD bless you always and your family.. 🙂 <3


Rafael February 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

I pray, that I may get the chance to raise my daughter as she grows to be a wonderful person. Let her custody be in my possession. I am a father who truly loves his daughter. May the Good Lord favors me with this. Amen!


Derek Hill March 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

May the Lord grant your prayer Rafael! He is always sovereign.


Rafael March 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Please include me in your prayers, Derek. God bless you!


Derek Hill March 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

You bet! I’ll pray right now for you! God bless you too!


danjuma March 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Dear Derek,
Thank you for the wonderful simple prayers
I know it will help me a great deal. Kindly pray with me and my wife, she had a still birth last December and I feel the world has come to an end. Help me pray to over come this frustration and move on. Help me pray because I need to put all my queries, disappointment and failures to God for only He can help me. Thank you and God bless


Derek Hill March 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

You bet Danjuma! I will pray right now for you. I have experienced the hardships of miscarriage, but not still birth. I understand the feeling of loss though. God is with you and He will never leave you. Pray for His peace that can overpower any doubt, worry, fear, guilt and anything else. Praying right now! God bless you!


Ellia Blue February 10, 2015 at 2:37 am

These are so beautiful. I especially love how you make sure to include a simple “I love you, God”, in these prayers. It’s something that I just don’t see enough. Our seven year old son always ends his prayers with “thank you, we love you, Amen”, which has always moved me and inspired me to take on those precious (and too often unsaid) words in all my own prayer. Bless you! E


Vockz February 27, 2015 at 12:46 am

God thank you I appreciated all I have in my life so far. Please pray for me to learn how to thank God for the little I have in my life. I also want to thank him that I am alive and have something to eat. pray for me to get good paying job that I can afford a house(even the cheapest in town) with good neighbours. pray that God bless me with good family and good trusted friends too.
pray for me also that God give me courage, strength and knowledge to study and pass all my assignment and examination.


Isaac November 4, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Please pray for me and my family.


Elijah Carroll November 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Please pray for me and y family for strength


Michael March 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm

I just want to say God Bless all of you with His peace and Love !!!This is truly a blessed site !!!!


Jax October 12, 2016 at 2:45 am

Hi Derek,

Today I am praying for you. Thank you for this site and all the wonderful prayers you put out there for all to read. May God continue to bless you. 5 years ago I asked people to pray for me (I was an alcoholic) Today i am free from alcohol and God has blessed my family and I. I am so grateful for everything God has done for us. Please continue to pray us.


Rachael a Badham January 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

Lord this prayer is for all your children in the world who are in need of healing love understanding comfort direction jobs homeless the people who don’t know you Lord every soul who walks this earth I pray Lord Jesus every last soul on this earth be touched and moved in you that they become filled with you and cleaned in your blood and refreshed I pray you touch everyone right now Lord that knows your name and your name crosses Pray this world becomes saved and healed in your name that all are blessed by you Lord for anything they are feeling or problem they are having may you enter into these childerns life by your name Lord By your Blood I claim for all your children to be healed in your name and we your children will claim our problem to be healed in Jesus name all you who need Jesus just claim you are better in The Lord Jesus name by Faith


Yvette January 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

Father I need you more each and every day. As I ask for your help and prayers Lord guide me as I look for work and give me strength.


Luther Sreeramula March 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm

help me


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