When You Don’t Know What To Pray

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Have you ever been so burdened by a problem that you say “I just don’t even know what to pray?” When the circumstances of life seem too big or complex to comprehend, shift your focus to who God is by praying God’s character.

For every circumstance I believe and proclaim…

God is sovereign. All authority and all power is His. Matt. 28:18.

Nothing takes Him by surprise. All circumstances serve Him. God knows the end from the beginning.
Ps. 119:91, Isa. 46:9-10.

His word is forever settled in heaven. Ps. 119:89.

God does all things for our good and His glory, to conform us to be like Jesus. Rom. 8:28-29

The blood of Jesus covers all circumstances, people, places, and times.The One who did not spare His own Son will freely give us all His best. Rom. 8:31-32.

God is for us and nothing can separate us from His love. That was settled on the cross. Rom. 8:35-39.

God’s lovingkindness never ceases. His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. Lam. 3:22-23.

God supplies all our needs by His riches in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19.

God knows and cares. The very hairs of our head are numbered. Matt. 10:30.

He is God of all comfort and Father of mercies. 2 Cor. 1:3-4.

God is able to supply His abundant grace to us, so that in all things, at all times, we have all His sufficient grace we need for strength, encouragement, and hope. 2 Cor. 9:8.

God is able to show His perfect power in our weakness. 2 Cor. 12:9-10.

We can know with certainty that He is able to guard what we have entrusted to Him. 2 Tim. 1:12.

He is our strength, our shield, our strong tower, our refuge, our hope, our joy, our peace, our all.
Ps. 18:1-3, Col. 3:11b.

God renews our strength as we wait on Him. Isa. 40:31.

God promises that He never leaves us nor forsakes us. He is with us, a very present help. Heb. 13:5-6, Ps. 46:1.

God never goes back on a promise. Josh. 21:45.

God has a heart that tears can touch and invites us to climb up in the Father’s lap and cry. Heb. 4:15, Ps. 56:8.

God gives gladness instead of mourning and praise instead of fainting. Weeping endures for a night, but He gives joy that comes in the morning. Isa. 61:3, Ps. 30:5.

God is enthroned on the praises of His children. Ps. 22:3.

When we lift God up continually in a sacrifice of praise, we glorify Him in this situation in the here-and-­now. John 12:28a. Father, glorify Yourself this hour. John 12:28

Father, glorify Your name this hour.


From For The Family, © 1994 Sylvia Gunter. Click here to learn more and order.
An archive of past devotionals is available at www.thefathersbusiness.com

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