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Bible prayer for God’s healing

As 2020 comes to an end, let’s pray for our nation(s) to return to the Lord God. Let’s seek God’s healing and salvation for ourselves and all peoples. Let's faithfully praise the Lord throughout the New Year. Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiah from the King James Version of the Bible   O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.     Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    …   Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiah in everyday English   Lord God and hope of Your people, whoever abandons You will be put to shame!   All who turn away from You will find their whole lives written

Isaiah prays through misery

  The prophet Isaiah had a close relationship with God but agonized over his own mistakes and the corruption around him. No matter how bad things seemed, however, Isaiah acknowledged the power of the Lord God and remained faithful.   Isaiah 6:5 – a prayer of Isaiah from the King James Version (KJV)   Then said I, Woe is me!   for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips,   and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    Isaiah 6:5 – a prayer of Isaiah in contemporary English   It’s no use! It’s over! I’m doomed!   I’m so sinful, even my lips are filthy, and I live among such foul-mouthed people!   And yet, somehow my eyes have recognized You, the King – You, the Lord of Hosts, You, the Commander of Heaven’s Armi

Talking with God

  Psalm 144 – a prayer of David   How blessed You are, my Lord, my Rock, for You prepare me for every conflict and strengthen me to take on whatever comes.   You are my fortress – loving and kind, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and the One in Whom I take refuge as You subdue everyone who’s against me.   O, Lord, who are we that You take note of us?   What is humankind that You give us any thought?   We’re like a mere breath with our days like a passing shadow.   Come down from Your heavens, O Lord. Touch the mountains. Flash forth lightning.   Scatter Your enemies. Send out arrows and confuse them.   Stretch forth Your hand from on high.   Rescue me! Deliver me from deep waters, from the hands of deceitful people. I don’t know them or why they do what they do!   To You, I’ll sing a new song, O God.   With stringed instruments, I’ll sing praises to You – Savior of leaders, Rescuer of Your servants. Res

Pray for God to heal

  The prophet Jeremiah strongly believed the only reliable hope for his country resided in the Lord God. He also had faith in God’s ability to heal him personally.   If we, too, have faith in the healing power of God for our country and ourselves, we can offer up our need in prayer and praise to the Lord. We can also agree with Jeremiah and each other as we pray this timeless prayer:   Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiah from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible   O Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.     Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019      Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jerem

Praying to hear and be heard

  Many Psalms began as the personal prayers of King David, who consistently turned to God with his problems and praise. These prayers and others in the Bible still speak for us today.   Psalm 143:1, 7-8 from the King James Version   Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.   Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.   Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    …   Psalm 143:1, 7-8 paraphrased into everyday English   Hear my prayer, O Lord. Bring Your ear close. Answer me in Your righteousness, Your faithfulness.  

Sacrificing fear and anger for prayer

Flames and people raging. Wild fires. Wild accusations. Everywhere anger. Everywhere fear! What in the blazes is going on!  This Bible prayer from Psalms reminds us:  Throw prayer onto the flames! May every fear, every worry, every flare-up become fuel for prayer. May everything that incenses us become incense to the Lord.   Psalm 141:1-3 – a prayer of David from the King James Version Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.   Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.   From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019  … Psalm 141:1-3 – a prayer of David paraphrased into everyday English   I’m calling to You, Lord. Please hurry and help!   Let my prayers come before Y

Praying for God to protect

King David, a strong man of God, found strength in praying for God’s protection. Many of his Bible prayers in the book of Psalms provide a pattern of praying for God to protect us in frightening times that threaten our safety. Psalm 140:1, 7 – a prayer of David from the King James Version Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019    Psalm 140:1, 7 – a prayer of David in everyday English Deliver me from evil, Lord! Protect me from violence. O Lord, my God, my mighty Savior, You have covered my head for the battle. From  the Book of Bible Prayers  –  actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased into everyday English by  Mary Harwell Sayler ,  ©2019    ..

Praying to our Creator God

  How strange that the slogan “All Lives Matter” has been a recent source of dissension and debate! Instead of viewing those words as a political or social statement, let’s try to get a glimpse of God’s perspective.   Revealed throughout the Bible, this higher view shows us clearly that all lives matter to our Creator God – the God of Love Who favors each of us equally and uniquely – the Holy God Who created each of us to be forever in His presence, His family. Perhaps this Bible prayer from the book of Psalms will help us to refocus our vision.   Psalm 139:13-24 – contemporary version Lord, You formed my inward parts. You wove me in my mother’s womb! I give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works fill me with wonder, and my very soul knows that quite well. My frame was never hidden from You when I came together in secret – as though skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my embryonic self, and in Your book You hav