Prayer is an important part of our every day lives. Prayer is a way for us to communicate with our Father in Heaven, and can help us grow closer to God by asking for his guidance. Prayer can help you focus on your life, others that surround you, or important issues you are dealing with. When you pray, you can be open and honest with your Heavenly Father, and he will help you through your struggles. Here are 100+ things to pray for in your life right now.
100 Things To Pray For In Your Life, Right Now
Praying is a way to communicate with our Heavenly Father.
Prayer can help us focus on our lives, others that surround us, or important issues we are dealing with. When you pray, you can be open and honest with your Heavenly Father, and he will help you through your struggles.
I’ve gathered 100 things for you to pray for in your life right now. This list will help inspire and guide you as you pray for yourself, your loved ones, or anyone else who might be struggling.
1) Pray for those who God needs you to help today, so you can help carry other people’s burdens and be available to comfort those who need comfort.
2) Pray for your family, friends, and loved ones.
3) Pray for yourself and that you’ll have the energy, capacity, and willingness to serve, work, and help those around you.
4) A Christ centered marriage and a willingness to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.
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5) Wisdom, discernment and understanding in all areas of your life especially when making decisions.
6) Strength to overcome temptation and to stay on the straight and narrow path.
7) That you will be protected from physical, emotional, and spiritual harm.
8) Courage to face difficult challenges head on and to stand up for what is right even when it’s unpopular.
9) The ability to forgive not only others, but also yourself.
10) A sense of God’s peace in the midst of chaos and worry.
11) To know how to teach your children about the fruits of the Spirit.
12) Comfort for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
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13) That you will be given opportunities to serve and help others in need.
14) To be content with what you have, even when others have more.
15) The strength to overcome anger, bitterness, and resentment.
16) A healing touch for those who are suffering physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
17) The ability to let go of grudges and resentments.
18) Faith to move mountains and hope for a better tomorrow.
19) That you will always be guided by the Spirit and that your decisions will be righteous.
20) Pray to know how to teach your children to love prayer and God’s word.
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21) That your faith will grow stronger every day.
22) For a spirit of love and understanding to envelope in your home.
23) To be more compassionate and understanding with others, even those who are difficult to get along with.
24) The ability to resist temptation and stay on the right path.
25) Strength to overcome difficult obstacles and challenges.
26) That you will always be safe, both physically and emotionally.
27) A healthy mind, body, and spirit.
28) The ability to make good choices even when it’s hard.
29) The ability to see the good in people, even when they’re not always easy to love.
30) For healing and restoration in relationships that have been damaged.
31) Ask God to help you teach your toddlers and young children these easy rhyming prayers. Help your children develop a love for praying.
32) To be a light unto others, especially those who are lost or struggling.
33) Wisdom to know what is the right thing to do, especially in difficult situations.
34) That you will have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel.
35) For guidance and direction in your life, especially when making important decisions.
36) Pray for the nation, for the leaders and citizens to focus their hearts on God and sue for peace.
37) That your children’s faith in God might be strengthened.
38) That you will be given strength to serve others selflessly.
39) The ability to love unconditionally, just as Christ loves us.
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40) That you will have the patience to endure trials and hardships.
41) That you will always be surrounded by friends and loved ones who support and love you.
42) For a spirit of charity and giving, especially during the holiday season.
43) That your prayers will be answered according to God’s will.
44) A deeper understanding and connection to God the Father.
45) Ask God to remove unnecessary distractions from your life.
46) That you will always be guided by the Holy Spirit.
47) That you will be blessed with good health, both physically and emotionally.
48) That your spiritual eyes will be opened to see the truth in all things.
49) That you will always have a place in Heaven waiting for you.
50) For obedience to God’s word.
51) For your spouse and their testimony of Christ to be strengthened.
52) That you will be able to find joy in the simplest things.
53) Pray for strength to endure difficult times.
54) That you will be given a testimony of your own.
55) Healing for those who are suffering physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
56) Pray for your children while they’re away at school or work.
57) That you will be able to find peace during times of chaos and worry.
58) For the ability to be a good example for your children.
59) Pray for your children’s future spouses and children, that they might be full of faith and God-fearing people.
60) That your faith might be a light to others, especially those who are lost or struggling.
61) That you will always be surrounded by the love and support of family and friends.
62) That you will be able to find joy in the simple things.
63) Strength to overcome difficult obstacles and challenges.
64) For your work to provide the necessities of life for your growing family.
65) Pray for your pregnancy, or a loved ones pregnancy, that the baby will be healthy, strong, and viable.
66) Share the important events with God in your prayers and invite Him to be with you on those days (as well as always).
67) Share with God 100 things you’re grateful for on the 100th day of the year (usually April 10th unless it’s a leap year).
68) Add people who have been on your mind to your prayer list and ask God to bless and prosper them in all things.
69) Ask God to guide your reading of the Bible and open your mind to greater understanding.
70) Pray for ideas on how to best serve your family or other loved ones in your life.
71) As you write in your prayer journal ask God to bless the flowers, vegetables, and fruits that will be growing in your yard and garden this year.
72) Write down a list of people you would like to forgive and then pray for the ability to do so.
73) For a spirit of repentance and humility in your life.
74) Ask God to strengthen your relationship with Him and your prayer life together.
75) Pray and ask God to hear Him better in your life and heart.
76) That you will be able to find patience and understanding with others.
77) That your home will always be a place of safety and refuge.
78) For the ability to see Christ in all people, especially those who are struggling.
79) The strength to resist temptation and stand up for what is right.
80) That you will be able to find joy and happiness in your life.
81) Pray and ask Heavenly Father to bless you as you homeschool your children. These Bible verses for homeschool moms is a great place to find strength and encouragement.
82) Wisdom to make the best decisions for your family.
83) For your loved ones who are struggling with addictions or other harmful behaviors, that they will find hope and healing.
84) Prosperity and abundance in all areas of your life, including financially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
85) Ask God to guide those who have are questioning their faith to His word.
86) Pray for those who have not committed their hearts to Jesus.
87) That you will be able to always find time for prayer, even amidst a busy schedule.
88) That your testimony of Christ will grow stronger each day.
89) For the ability to forgive those who have hurt you in the past.
90) Strength to resist temptation and stay on the path God has planned for you.
91) Pray for wealth, so your resources might increase to bless more of God’s children.
92) That you will be able to find love and companionship in your life.
93) For the ability to serve others with a Christ-like attitude.
94) That you will always have grateful hearts, for all the good and bad in your life.
95) That you will be able to find peace in difficult times.
96) That you will always be surrounded by the love of God.
97) That you will be able to follow the path that Jesus has set out
98) Pray for the citizens of the world, for world leaders and others to live in peace and harmony with each other as brothers and sisters.
99) That you will be able to find strength and courage when you need it most.
100) Ask God to help you become more like Him every day.
101) To pray list all of your blessings down, then thank God for all he’s given you in your life.
102) Pray for a good day school for your children and the children in your community.
103) Ask God to help the teachers, community leaders, nurses, doctors, and others who serve in your city to strengthen their minds and bodies.
104) Pray for people who are struggling with difficult trials that they will be able to find strength and comfort from their Heavenly Father.
105) For an increase in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in your life. If you need help remembering these Christlike characteristics, then you’ll want to grab this free fruit of the Spirit printable (35+ pages).
106) That you will be able to recognize the hand of God in your life and the lives of others.
107) That you will always have a willing heart to serve those in need.
108) For the ability to be a more effective member of Jesus Christ’s church.
109) That you will be able to find solutions to the problems you are facing.
110) That your family will be safe and protected from harm.
111) For good health and healing for those who are ill.
112) That you will always have a strong testimony of the gospel.
113) Strength, courage, and hope in times of trial.
114) That you will be able to find the good in people and situations, even when it’s hard to do so.
115) That you will be able to withstand persecution and temptation.
116) That you will always be able to follow the Savior’s example.
117) Pray for Ukraine, the United States of America, and other God-fearing countries around the world.
Prayer is an important part of our lives and can help us grow closer to Heavenly Father. It can also help us focus on the important things in life, or others that surround us.
When we are open and honest with Heavenly Father in prayer, he will help us through our struggles.
One miracle I’ve seen recently has been the power and miracle of prayer as the world has joined together to pray for Ukraine.
Pray For Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russian launched a large-scale attack on the country of Ukraine.
My heart aches for everyone involved in this significant attack on freedom and act of war since World War II.
And in todays world of technology it’s impossible to hide this Russian invasion (along with other world events) from the eyes of our children.
They intrinsically know something is amiss when they hear their parents use words like, tyranny, evacuation, freedom, war.
We think we’re speaking of a far off country, but truly, what’s happening in Ukraine is carrying over to the rest of the world.
So, we talk with our children and answer their questions. We point to the world map, they see the videos and images on the news.
We talk with them about our family’s friend, Lisa and her sweet family.
They’re serving the Ukrainian people and teaching them about their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
They serve the citizens of this sweet nation, the people, church, and the conflict makes our heart beat in worry for them.
My children soak in the information and we are their safe place for them to experience all the emotions that come with the heart wrenching idea of suffering and war.
Then they ask about the children of Ukraine. “Will they go to school? Are the soldiers letting them live?”
We share as delicately as we can about the schools being bombed, the children who are welcomed to heaven by Jesus with open arms.
And truthfully, there’s nothing delicate about the destruction being caused by a blinded and blood thirsty man who desires power.
We talk about the mothers who are doing everything they can to make life as “normal” as possible for their children.
We talk about the fathers who left to defend and protect them and their country.
Our children ask questions about the leaders of this country. “What is the president doing? Where is he at?”
We share with them about President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who took his oath of office on May 20, 2019.
When the United States of America offered him an escape from the rising conflict and ensuing war which would fall upon his country, he declined.
He said, “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.”
He turned down the USA’s evacuation offer to stay with his own people. To fight alongside them and God forbid, to die alongside them as their fellow countryman and friend.
We talk about prayer, miracles, and how God is in the details, especially in this evil world. We talk about our Savior who died for us.
And we talk about the beautiful course changing history that faith cupped with prayer in a time of war can bring about peace and miracles.
“Father, behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth; we would not slay our brethren if they would let us alone;
“Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.”Alma 56:46-47
Throughout all the conversations my husband and I have had with our children, we’ve spoken with them about the ways we can give to help provide relief for their suffering.
The Ukrainians are hurting and they need our help.
There are countless organizations who are on the ground, helping the people with food, water, shelter, and most importantly, hope.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering. Pray for Ukraine, friends.
If you are feeling lost about what to pray for in regards Ukraine, then maybe it is time that we take a look at the Lord’s Prayer.
There are many things included within this prayer which have application internationally and specifically.
Another prayer you can offer includes praying for the pastors, missionaries, and those who are serving God while in harms way.
You’ll find 31 scriptures to pray for your pastor and those who are serving God’s children:
31+ Scriptures To Pray For Your Pastor
Do you have a pastor who is in need of prayer?
Praying for our pastors is one of the most important things we can do. We need to be praying for them every day.
You can read and meditate on these scriptures during your Bible study or throughout the day.
Here are 31+ scriptures you can use to pray over your pastor and other leaders of God’s church on this Earth.
1) James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.”
Pray for your pastor to have wisdom from God in the decisions he makes.
2) Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”
Pray for your pastor to help spread the gospel of Christ, his love and mercy to the world.
3) Ephesians 6:18-20, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
“For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Pray for your pastor to have the courage and strength to study the Bible, share the love God has with everyone around him, and to open his mouth to know what to say.
4) Colossians 4:3, “Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in prison:”
Pray for your pastor to have opportunities to share the gospel with others and that doors will be opened for him to do so.
5) 1 Peter 5:7, “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
Pray that your pastor will feel God’s love and care for him, and be encouraged through difficult times.
6) James 5:14-15, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
Pray that your pastor will be healed spiritually, emotionally, and physically when he is sick.
7) Hebrews 13:17, “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
Pray that your pastor will be able to shepherd your soul and lead you closer to God.
8) 1 Timothy 2:1-4, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
“For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
Pray for your pastor and other leaders to have favor with those in authority, that they may lead peaceful lives and be able to spread the gospel.
9) 1 Timothy 5:17-18, “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
“For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.”
Pray for your pastor to be rewarded for all the hard work he does.
10) 2 Timothy 1:3, “I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day.”
Pray for your pastor to always have a close relationship with God and to be reminded of Him often.
11) 2 Timothy 4:2, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
Pray for your pastor to have the strength to continue preaching even when it is difficult.
12) Titus 1:5, “For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:”
Pray for your pastor to be able to appoint other leaders in the church.
13) Philemon 1:9, “On the contrary, brother, I pray that thou mayest be prosperous in all things, and that thy soul may be edified.”
Pray for your pastor to be spiritually and emotionally healthy.
14) Hebrews 13:24, “Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute thee.”
Pray for your pastor’s protection and for him to be surrounded by godly people.
15) James 5:19-20, “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
“Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.”
Pray for your pastor to be able to help others find their way back to the truth.
16) 1 Peter 5:1-2, “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
“Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;”
Pray for your pastor to be able to lead the church faithfully and willingly.
17) 1 John 2:12-14, “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
“I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
“I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.”
Pray for your pastor to be able to lead the church in righteousness.
18) Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Pray that your pastor will feel God’s presence with him always and be given strength to do his duties.
19) Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
Pray for your pastor to have a reverent fear of the Lord and to be knowledgeable in His ways.
20) Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
Pray that your pastor will be able to receive guidance from God in all he does.
21) Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
Pray for your pastor to receive blessings and exceed all expectations.
22) Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Pray for your pastor’s needs to be met, both physically and spiritually.
23) Romans 8:26-27, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
Pray that your pastor will be able to pray effectively and know what God’s will is.
24) James 5:16, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Pray for your pastor to be effective in his prayers and that they will be answered.
25) 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”
Pray for your pastor to have a continual relationship with God.
26) Jude 1:20-21, “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
Pray for your pastor to find fellow believers to grow in their faith and to stay close to God.
27) Philippians 1:3-4, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
“Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;.”
Pray for your pastor to feel joyful communion with other believers and to be fruitful in his ministry.
28) Colossians 4:7-9, “All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord:
“Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
“With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.”
Pray for your pastor’s well-being and for him to have caring brothers and sisters in Christ to support him.
29) 1 Thessalonians 5:12, “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;”
Pray for your pastor’s protection and guidance.
30) 2 Thessalonians 3:1, “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you;”
Pray for your pastor’s ministry to be successful and for more people to come to Christ through his teachings.
31) 1 Timothy 6:11-12, “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
Pray for your pastor to be a good example of Christianity and to be able to fight spiritual battles.
32) 2 Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
Pray for your pastor to be able to teach the Bible accurately and that people will be able to understand it.
33) Titus 2:15, “These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
Pray for your pastor to be bold in his preaching and that people will respect him.
34) 1 Peter 5:10, “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
Pray for your pastor’s perseverance and that he will be able to endure through tough times.
35) Ephesians 6:21-23, “But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
“Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your state, and comfort your hearts;
“Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Pray for your pastor to have good relationships with other believers and for him to know that he is loved by God.
I hope the holy spirit rests upon you as you study these Bible verses by yourself, as a family, or with church staff and community members.
I hope you will join me in praying for our leaders – both secular and spiritual, and that you will also invite your friends and loved ones to do the same.
Let’s all pray for wisdom, discernment, and God’s guidance for those who are making decisions that impact our country—and the world.
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Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected].