8 Prayers For Everyday Life

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Every day you wake up is a gift from God! It is a chance to praise Him again here on earth! It is a chance to repent of sin that you should have done yesterday. It is a chance to rekindle broken relationships. It is a chance to read His Word in devotions! It is a chance to connect with God in prayer! Here are 8 different prayers for you everyday life! All scripture is from the ESV unless otherwise noted.

Another Day

“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24 NKJV)

Father in heaven,
Thank you for another day on earth to live for you! Thank you for watching over me last night and guiding me safely through my sleep to wake up and enjoy another day on earth. What are your plans for me today? Please show me Your will for me and lead me where You wish me to go. Father, your love for me is at a capacity that is impossible for my human mind to comprehend and I am thankful for Your love, Abba! I give You this day and I thank You for it! I love you, Lord! Amen


“But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may exult in You.” (Psalm 5:11)

Dear Lord,
I pray for your protection on me today. It is a normal day like always, but still be with me. So many things could be potential hazards: driving, my job, agitated people, those controlled by Satan and my own health. I am thankful for my family, Lord! Please bring us all through our day safely, so that we can be together later. I put my trust in You today! Guide me home safely! I love you! Amen


“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

O Lord,
You are abounding with grace and mercy for me! I praise Your name! I ask that You provide me with necessary things and not only things that I want. My “wants” can get in the way of You. If there is something that will make me stumble today, I pray that You will keep it from me. My needs are necessary. My wants are not. I can’t be effective if my “wants” are top priority. Lord, I am Your humble servant. Take away all “wants” that are not good for me, Lord! I love You! Amen


“I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to You.” (Psalm 144:9)

Loving Father,
Today I have been blessed with a vacation from work! I want to create something for You! I want to start writing a book, or maybe write You a song! I love You, Lord! For You have given me hope for a bright future in Heaven! You have given me Jesus Christ of Nazareth as a sacrifice to atone for my sins! You have given me a joy that is overwhelming sometimes! I am blessed beyond what I ever thought I would! You are and amazing God! And so now I dedicate this day to You, that it may yield a wonderful masterpiece for You! At the end of this day I will still be praising Your name! I am so in love with You, God! Amen

Making Ends Meet

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11)

I pray that You would open doors that would allow me the opportunity for better employment.

I pray that You would open doors that would allow me the opportunity for better employment.

I am struggling just to get by. I need your strength today, Father! I pray that You would open doors that would allow me the opportunity for better employment. I am thankful that I have a job, Father, but I am drowning in bills and debt. Please hear my prayer, O God! I want to provide for my family and get rid of this huge burden on my shoulders. Let Your will be done this day, Lord. You know what is best and I trust You. I am forever grateful for Your love! Amen

Role Models

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)

Dear Lord,
You have given me a huge and wonderful responsibility of being a parent and also a leader in my church community. I embrace this with all that I am. Father, I want to be the best role model possible to my children and to the members of my church. Give me wisdom to know when to speak and when to listen to those around me, that You may be honored and glorified in all that I do. “I don’t wanna say a word, unless it points the world back to you!” (Hawk Nelson, Words) I love You, Father! Amen

The Darkness

“And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.” (Isaiah 42:16)

Glorious One,
I am in a great valley right now. You know my situation and there is a great darkness that I am walking through. I am suffocating right now! Father, I pray for deliverance from this time of tribulation! Give me strength to press on, Lord! Give me Your peace that passes all understanding, so that I may be equipped to do Your will in this difficult time! I need You this very hour, Father! I love You! Amen


“But God showed His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation!” (Romans 5:11)

Almighty God,
I cannot give you anything to repay the debt that I have piled up in sin! You have canceled my debt with Your Son’s precious blood at Calvary! O Lord, I thank You for Jesus! Thank You for sending Him to wash away my sins completely! I am blameless in Your sight because of this. I am eternally grateful to You! Jesus means everything to me! He is my Savior, friend, counselor, teacher, brother, lover of my soul, protector, comforter, provider, sustainer, liberator, preserver, advocate, beloved, cornerstone, rock, foundation, Emmanuel, healer, and reward! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I love You, Father! Amen


I pray that you stay connected with God in your day to day with prayers to Him! Whatever is going on in your life, keep on praying. God is with you and He loves you! God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

Have you seen this article about prayer?

10 Awesome Bible Verses About Prayer

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.

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Candice June 29, 2013 at 6:31 am

Oh wow, these prayers are beautiful! The Holy Spirit truly must have led you. I really need these prayers now, so thank you so much. It’s strange how they all seem to really apply to me. God is good!! I pray He bless you greatly!


Derek Hill June 29, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thank you so much Candice! It is an honor to be a vessel for our Lord on this site. Thank you for your kind words and blessing! I pray that God will bless you as well!


Jack Wellman June 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

Derek, I treasure your writings so much my brother for you are indeed a godly man of faith who I know personally have gone thru so many valleys but that may be the point. When we are most desperate and hurting is when we pray the most. I pray God will continue to use you mightily my brother and friend.


Derek Hill June 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

Amen Jack. This past week was a little difficult and I had some times of tears missing my children, but God always comforts me with His promises. He will always make things right, even if it’s not until I am in Heaven with Him. Thank you brother. Your words are always encouraging and uplifting. You are a good friend and brother and I thank God for you!


Patricia Schneider June 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Beautiful list of prayers, Derek!
My favorites were “Needs/Wants”, “Making Ends Meet”, “Role Models”, “The Darkness” and of course, “Jesus!”

Especially prayed from “The Darkness” part this evening. Hubby Gary & I had to put our dear Sherry, our beagle, to sleep at the Vet Hospital Thursday night. We buried Sherry in the boxed casket in our back-yard. ….It had been a dreary, rainy time most of that day (Friday), yet while saying our final good-byes & reciting a short prayer, the sun bursts through the clouds, the sky a pretty, pale blue! We (Gary, our son, and me) were pleasantly surprised, Derek. Stayed that way til we went back into house, then the sun became hidden again, rain returned. ….I truly believe Sherry went home to Jesus, is now romping in rich grass & fields, without a leash, too! LOL!

Thanks so much for another terrific article, Derek! You’re truly a blessed instrument of God!!!
God’s bountiful blessings upon you, Derek, and your children.
Always, your sister in Christ, Jesus….Patty


Derek Hill June 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm

So sorry to hear about your beagle, Sherry. I am glad you are still smiling 🙂 Thank you so much for your encouraging and kind words! I always look forward to hearing from you! God bless you and your family as well!


Karena July 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Wonderful prayer’s.
Thank you!


Derek Hill July 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Thank you Karena! I am learning the older I get just how intimate God wants us so badly to connect with Him in prayer. All praise to Him! God bless you!


Janice August 14, 2013 at 9:56 am

I stumbled across this site Or I believe a better way to say it is that God brought me to this site. But I thank you for the quotes and scripture that in my everyday life I have a closer walk with Jesus.

Thank you and my GOD BLESS YOU!!


Derek Hill August 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Our God is so good Janice! I am glad you found a way to draw closer to Him through this article. Praise His Name! God bless you!


Jill December 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

Thanks just thanks. God is so good!!


Patricia Schneider December 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Hello, Derek!
Was reading over this article & the comments again. How terrific our Father is!!! His bountiful blessings and graces flow through all the WCWTK writers to us!! Thank you, Derek, for being an instrument/vessel of God’s Word.
Noticed I had commented, too. (June 29, 2013)
Didn’t think I would be ready to adopt another furry-member to our family for a long, long while. Yet, when dear friends of ours, Jan & Walt, (who had moved from a big house into a small apartment, didn’t think it was fair to their dog being cooped up all day while they were at work) offered Gary & me their dog…Derek, my heart burst with glee & I yelled out, “YES!!!” Hee-Hee!
So, on August 7th, PEPE became a member of our family! Pepe is a Chihuahua/Beagle mix, just turned 2 in October. He’s quite a feisty rascal, Derek!What Gary & I can’t get over is that both Pepe & Sherry have the same fur-coloring, right down to the white-tipped tail!
Of course we’ll always miss our sweet Sherry, but Pepe has made the memories less bittersweet. (Wish I could share a photo of them both here.)
GOD’S PERFECT TIMING…Father KNEW I was ready to adopt!
(Thanks ever so much, my precious Father!!!)

You, Derek, and your children have yourselves a very happy MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Forever your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty


ann January 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm

I’m sure this is all i need, “prayer” communication with God 🙂
During my ups and downs i’ll just need to remember that God will always in my side and he’ll never leave me. Thanks that i found this site and i read your articles Derek 🙂 .. I’m already blessed 🙂


Charmaine February 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

Hi Derek ! Praise God for you. I stumbled across this prayer and wow I found it to be uplifting and practical. I’ve been a child of God for many years, but find it difficult to pray. I would like for you to sincerely pray for me in this area. I really don’t know what it is that’s holding me . But thanks again for the wonderful work that you do. May God bless you and your family. Charmaine


Helpless Sinner February 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

I wish this could make my life better and that I could have faith, but its not that simple. I was a religious studies major and through my studies I realized that their was no god in the sense that I had believed and I wish I could believe in it because I would be less scared. The truth is the world is a scary place. We are hurling through space eternal on a ball of water and fire and we are circling a ball of liquid fire with no protective hand to protect it. I have seen in in the texts and I have seen it in the acts people commit. I pray that I can forget and faith again.


Jack Wellman February 29, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Hello Helpless Sinner. You are in good company for none of us are worthy, not even one of us (Rom 3:10-12) but you can be cleansed and forgiven and made to be seen as having Jesus’ own righteousness (2nd Cor 5:21) so just confess your sins (1st John 1:9) and repent of your sins, and turn to Christ and place your trust or faith in Him. The foot of the cross is level ground. You can be saved today. Please let me know. Praying for you my friend.


Pamela March 1, 2016 at 9:13 am

Wonderful prayers to live by. I stumbled upon this site warranting to pray a meaningful prayer this morning. Thanks for being my inspiration for the day. To God Be The Glory and send his blessings upon you to continue your writings.


atasha Gonzalez April 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Thank you so so much God bless you. You helped me! AMEN


borgia December 7, 2016 at 10:47 pm

is it proper for a man who knows and love God to wear earings ?


Jack Wellman December 8, 2016 at 8:22 am

The Bible doesn’t tell us that a man that wears earrings is sinning. I wouldn’t do it, but what’s not right for me doesn’t mean it’s not right for others. As long as he loves God, why should it matter? God looks at the heart (1st Sam 16:7) and not the outside.


Tusiime Richard October 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Thank You For Such Prayer May The Lord Bless You. Amen


Kaye E. Wilkins, January 10, 2021 at 12:25 pm

I just need to thank God each day


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