Prayers for Faith

There are two sides to the love of truth; one is constituted by knowledge while the other is constituted by faith. Indeed, while on one side of the relationship is the discovery and determination of the truth, i.e., what creates the link between human knowledge and consciousness, on the other side is the attitude adopted in relation to the truth.

Through the light of belief, man rises to the highest of the high and acquires a value worthy of Paradise. … O man who does not place his trust in God! You too come to your senses like that man and place your trust in Him, so that you may be delivered from begging before all the universe, trembling before every event, from pride, making a fool of yourself, misery in the hereafter, and the prison of the pressures of this world…


Prayer for Faith

Lord, I believe: I wish to believe in You.

Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved, and let it penetrate my thought, my way of judging Divine things and human things.

Lord, let my faith be joyful and give peace and gladness to my spirit, and dispose it for prayer with God and conversation with men, so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.

Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume to be based on the experience of my thought and of my feeling. Amen.

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Lord God, You are merciful. Lord God, You are kind. Lord God, you are filled with compassion. Only You can bring true peace; only You can bring true joy.

We ask that you mold us and make us in Your image, in your pattern of holiness. Make us instruments of Your peace to comfort, strengthen, help, and bless those who are hurting, those who are hurting, those who are wounded, those who are dying. Let us show them your mercy, your loving kindness, and your compassion. Let us strengthen and uphold them with Your loving hands and show them the way to heaven.

May we be faithful in that which you have called us to do. Let us serve you in all humility, doing nothing to bring honor to ourselves, but only to point others the way to You. Help us to be faithful in that which you have called us to do. Amen.


Elijah’s Prayer of Faith

“LORD, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. Hear me, LORD, hear me, that this people may know that you, LORD, are God, and that you have turned their heart back again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

1 Kings 18:36-38, (NHEB)


 

 


Catholic Act of Faith Prayer

O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
I believe that your Divine Son became man,
and died for our sins,
and that He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths the Holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.

Fervent Prayer of Faith for Healing

Jesus,
You are our saviour
Taking all the sin, hatred, illness and death
To the cross.
Rising from the grave, victorious over all the earth.
We receive your healing,
Believing that your power carries ultimate authority.
We leave this illness at the cross,
And walk freely healed and restored by
Your amazing grace.
Amen.

The Prayer of Jabez, 1 Chronicles 4:10

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.”


Celtic Prayer of Faith

I arise today
Through a mighty strength:
God’s power to guide me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s eyes to watch over me;
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to give me speech,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to shelter me,
God’s host to secure me.

— Brigid of Gael, (c.451–525)


A Prayer to for Faith to See God’s Presence

Father, I pray that You will visit us, and make Your presence known in my life and in my city. Give me faith to believe that You can change my city through prayer and through acts of love and compassion. Let Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Help me to cultivate Your presence in my life. I choose to partner with You for transformation in my city. Help me to contend for my city in prayer with others. Remove the distractions in my life that keep me from Your presence [Repent of any distractions in your life]. I repent of any pride or personal idols that have taken me away from having you in first place and being completely Yours (Name them one by one – i.e. television material possessions, food, sports, work, etc.]. Take away any luke-warmness in my heart and set me on fire for You. Amen.


A Prayer for Faith and God’s Will to be Done

Dear Lord, times are really hard right now and life has really got me down. I don’t know what to do. I ask that You bestow Your wisdom upon me. I don’t want to lean on my own knowledge anymore, because it has let me down so many times. I need to hear Your voice. Give me the discernment to hear Your voice and Your voice alone. Speak to me in the way You know I will hear you best. I also pray for Your Will, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory in my circumstances because I know that I am exactly where You want me. I know this is to teach me something or to help me to grow. No matter what, I trust you and ask You to show what is best in this situation. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.


A Prayer to Overcome Negative Thinking

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for your good thoughts about me. May my thoughts reflect your truth and nothing else. When I have a negative thought, I pray for your help to quickly recognize it and that You would empower me to focus on what is true, pure, and lovely. Thank You Lord.

In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.


Trust In God’s Faithfulness

Father God, I have never seen a more critical time in my business career than I have witnessed over the past few months. There seem to be more and more people facing financial hardship and little businesses are finding themselves in a position that the door on an established family businesses – that has been seen many generations come and go – are increasingly having to close the doors on business. Lord though sadness fills my heart when I witness so many people in this devastating position – whatever the reason for this economic failure – I am trusting in You and You alone…

Words fail me Father – but as I whisper this prayer to You – and I ask that You would hear my prayer… as I speak pray through a prayer that Habakkuk the prophet brought before You Lord, so many centuries ago – and yet it seem to be so relevant to the difficulties that so many are facing today…..

My heart is pounding and my lips quiver – decay creeps into my bones, and my legs trembled – at what is happening. Yet I will wait patiently for Lord. Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD, I WILL BE JOYFUL IN GOD MY SAVIOUR – The Sovereign Lord is my strength.

Praise Your holy name –

Amen


Prayer for A Harvest Worthy of Heaven

Increase in us, Lord, the faith you have given us,
and bring to a harvest worthy of heaven
the praise we offer you at the beginning of this new day.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer For Increased Faith

Increase in us, Lord, the faith you have given us,
and bring to a harvest worthy of heaven
the praise we offer you at the beginning of this new day.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer For Our Faith to Grow Stronger

Father,
in glorifying Christ and sending us your Spirit,
you open the way to eternal life.
May our sharing in this gift increase our love
and make our faith grow stronger.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer For Strong Faith

God our Father,
you conquer the darkness of ignorance
by the light of your Word.
Strengthen within our hearts
the faith you have given us;
let not temptation ever quench the fire
that your love has kindled within us.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer For the Light of Faith

Father,
you revealed your Son to the nations
by the guidance of a star.
Lead us to your glory in heaven
by the light of faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to be Faithful

Lord God Almighty,
Keep us faithful to your law
in thought, word and deed.
Be our helper, now and always,
free us from sin,
and bring us to salvation in that kingdom
where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer To Be Sustained in Faith

Lord, sustain faith within us
and make us ever loyal to Christ.
Let your church be the sign of salvation
for all the nations of the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.


Prayer for Increased Faith

Almighty God,
every good thing comes from you.
Fill our hearts with love for you,
increase our faith,
and by your constant care,
protect the good you have given us.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to Keep Us Faithful

Lord Jesus, keep us faithful to your law
in thought, word and deed.
Be our helper now and always,
free us from sin,
and bring us to salvation in that kingdom
where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.


Prayer to Live the Faith We Profess

God of power and mercy,
only with your help
can we offer you fitting service and praise.
May we live the faith we profess
and trust your promise of eternal life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.


Prayer to Profess Our Faith

God our Father,
You called John the Baptist to be the herald of your Son’s birth and death.
As he gave his life in witness to truth and justice,
so may we strive to profess our faith in your gospel.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to Remain Faithful

Lord,
send the power of your Holy Spirit upon us
that we may remain faithful
and do your will in our daily lives.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to Remain Loyal to the Faith

Father,
through the cross
you taught us the sublime wisdom of Jesus Christ.
May we reject falsehood
and remain loyal to the faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to Stay Faithful

Almighty, eternal God,
When the Spirit descended upon Jesus
at his baptism in the Jordan,
you revealed him as your own beloved Son.
Keep us, your children, born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to our calling.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to Strengthen Faith, Hope and Love

Almighty and ever-living God,
strengthen our faith, hope and love.
May we do with loving hearts
what you ask of us
and come to share the life you promise.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Prayer to Understand God’s Teaching

Father, open our hearts
to understand your teaching
and help us to become one in faith and praise.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN

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