*Note all Scriptures in the prayers below are from New King James Version.
Prayer of Surrender
Father, I humbly thank You for loving me and choosing me to be Your child. Ephesians 1:3–6 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. ”Thank You for adopting me as Your child! I am not rejected; I am totally accepted by You.
I agree with Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Thank You, Lord, for living in me. I am in awe that You would give Your life in exchange for mine. Thank You for giving me a free will and the choice to follow You. I confess I often desire to be in control of my life, but right now I surrender to You. I surrender my will to Your will and the plans I have for my life to Yours. My life is no longer my own because I belong to You.
Pause and ask the Lord if there is an area of your life you should surrender.
You are a faithful and loving God. I choose to trust You. Thank You for Your protection over my life today. I agree and confess that You give me eternal life, and I shall never perish. No one can snatch me out of Your hand (John 10:28). Thank You for the peace You give me as I follow You. I’m secure in knowing I am Your child. Today I surrender control of my life to You and receive Your unconditional love and guidance. Thank You, God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to Be a Witness of Christ’s Love
Lord, I have willingly submitted my life to Your Son, Jesus Christ. I have received forgiveness for my sins and experienced the saving presence of Christ. Right now, I confess and receive Acts 1:8 as a reality in my life: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” I receive the person of the Holy Spirit and gladly welcome His life-changing power to fill me.
Pause and invite the Holy Spirit to fill you.
Thank You for filling me, Holy Spirit. I receive Your presence. I believe I can hear Your voice because John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” I pray I will hear Your voice today. I believe You will speak to me and lead me. I pray for divine encounters with people I can share Your love with today. As You bring people across my path, fill me with boldness and wisdom to reflect You, and help me be a blessing to others wherever I go.
I will follow Your Word today in Proverbs 3:5–6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” And in Matthew 9:37: “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.’” Lord, direct my paths today; I am Your willing vessel. I desire to be a laborer in the harvest. Send me!
Fill me with Your presence, let me hear Your voice, and lead me to people who need Your love today. Thank You for using me to bless others. I pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
Pause and see if the Lord places someone on your heart to reach out to. It may be to write a note, make a phone call, provide a meal, or encourage someone in another way.
Prayer for a Sound Mind
Lord, as the worries and cares of this world attack my mind, I confess the truth of Your Word in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”And James 4:7says, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Right now, I resist the enemy of my soul. I confess that I am a dearly loved child of God. I take back any ground I may have given the enemy in my thought life. I thank You for giving me power, love, and a sound mind. My mind and thought life belong to Jesus. I willingly submit to You, Lord. I welcome Your presence to fill me, and I command the enemy to flee in the powerful name of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
I choose to follow Your Word in Philippians 4:6–7: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Pause to give the Lord any burdens or concerns you are carrying.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
Begin to fill your mind with the things in your life that reflect these verses and speak these things out loud. Meditate on these things. Don’t rush this process.
God, thank You for loving me and for giving me power, love, and a sound mind. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Rest at the End of the Day
God, I thank You for the promises in Your Word. In Matthew 11:28–30, Jesus says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Lord, I am weary from my day. I confess that many of the burdens I carried today did not feel easy or light. Please forgive me for not trusting You with these issues. Reveal anything I am carrying that You want me to release.
Pause and release any burdens or false responsibility. After you have done this, begin to dwell on the goodness of God.
Lord, as I am reminded of Your goodness and faithfulness, I receive the truth of Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” As the day ends, I align my thoughts to Yours. I receive Your perfect peace. As I prepare for bedtime, I confess Psalm 4:8: “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”And Exodus 33:14: “And He said, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’”
Thank You, God, for the gift of rest. As I sleep, please restore my body and renew me. Thank You for giving me another day to love and serve You. I set aside all cares and concerns of this day and gladly receive Your love and peace. In the powerful name of Jesus I pray, Amen.