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Simple Prayers

QUESTION: Can you give me some ideas of simple prayers?


Simple prayers come in many different forms. Some have the misconception that in order for a prayer to be effective, it needs to be eloquently worded and spoken with clarity. Not so! God hears the simple prayers of little children and the eloquent prayers of the elderly.

Here are some ideas of simple prayers. The most important one for a non-Christian is: “Jesus, I am a sinner. I know you came to earth, died on the cross, were buried, and rose again so I can have eternal life in heaven with You. I accept You as my Lord and Savior. Please forgive me of my sins. Amen.”

A simple prayer for loved ones is: “Father God, someone I love is hurting today. Please visit them. Touch them and make them whole again. In Jesus Name, amen.”

Another idea for a simple prayer for thankfulness could be: “God, thank You for the blessings in my life. I know all good things come from You. I love You God. Amen.”

“Father, I come to you and ask that you heal me of the pain I am in. I ask that You do above and beyond what my doctors can do. I ask in Jesus’ mighty name, amen.”

Your simple prayers can be like the ones above. You can talk to God anytime during the day. You can talk to Him in the shower, lying in bed, kneeling, or lying prostrate on the floor. He doesn’t care how you talk to Him, only that you do.

Our relationship with God is a two way-street. We pray, while He listens. He answers and we listen. Learning to listen for His voice requires stillness on our part, even though our words may be simple prayers. Sometimes, we have to break away from all the demands of this world to find a quiet place to converse with Him. Keep talking, because He’s listening.

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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

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