Simple Prayers


This is so neat. I just got this from my Mom today and I had never heard this before. This is beautiful – and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a “sweet duty.”

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger – the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “The least shall be the greatest among you. ” Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Did You Think To Pray by Mary A. Kidder

Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor,
As a shield today?

O how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day;
So when life seems dark and dreary,
Don’t forget to pray.

When you met with great temptation,
Did you think to pray?
By His dying love and merit,
Did you claim the Holy Spirit
As your guide and stay?

When your heart was filled with anger,
Did you think to pray?
Did you plead for grace, my brother,
That you might forgive another
Who had crossed your way?

When sore trials came upon you,
Did you think to pray?
When your soul was bowed in sorrow,
Balm of Gilead did you borrow
At the gates of day?

Prayers for Healing

Instead of writing out numerous prayers, I implore you to get a copy of Charles Capps booklet, God’s Creative Power for Healing. Most chrisitan bookstores carry it and it’s only $1.99. I have purchased several to give to friends and I still have few copies left, I would be more than happy to send them to you (no charge). Simply send me an email at or and I will have it in the mail the day I receive it. Now if you have a specific need and would like me to email you some excerpts, put that in the email along with the specific healing need.

Learning to Lean

I thank Thee Lord, for shattered dreams,

For overwhelming torrent streams,

That swept away, the very thing,

To which I might have learned to cling.

I thank Thee Lord, for trials score,

That taught me how to trust Thee more;

For when I found no other stay,

I learned to lean on Thee each day.

– Edna F. Sorrell

I Prayed For You Today

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord that you be blessed,
To grant you peace within your heart, and give your mind a needed rest.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you health,
To give you strength to do your work, and prosper you with Heaven’s wealth.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to ease your load,
To lift the burdens that you carry, walking down life’s narrow road.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to light your way,
To send you angels on your journey and guide your steps each passing day.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to keep you safe,
And send protection from all evil, as you run life’s constant race.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you power,
To cover you with His own blood, in every minute, every hour.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you wisdom,
To give you courage in decisions, to push you forward in God’s kingdom.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you grace,
To win your battles with His help, in situations you must face.

I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to meet your needs,
To bring to pass your true desires, that your faith may be increased.

I prayed for you today, and asked for God’s most perfect will,
To manifest within your life, as His plan is then revealed.

I prayed for you today, for God has placed you on my heart,
To touch the Lord on your behalf, whether you are near or far.

I prayed for you today, and know the Lord will answer prayer,
You see His promises will stand, for your Savior truly cares.

I prayed for you today, and asked God’s love to see you through,
And let you feel His holy Presence, as I bow down to pray for you.

And as I pray for you each day, because you mean so much to me,
Know that no distance separates us, when we’re both down on our knees.

Now as you travel down life’s road, as the Lord shows you the way,
Take comfort now in knowing, that I prayed for you today. – Norma W. Beard


Lord,You invited all who are burdened to come to You. Allow Your healing hand to heal me.

Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my heart with Your courage and

infinite love for all. Touch my mind with Your wisdom that my mouth may always

proclaim Your praise. Teach me to reach out to You in my need. Help me to lead

others to You by my example. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body

and spirit so that I may serve You with all my strength. Touch gently this

life which You have created. In Jesus name, Amen

The Sinners Prayer

Heavenly Father, I come to You in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my sins. I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart that Jesus is Your Son, and that He died on the cross at Calvary for my sake that I might be forgiven and have eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and I ask you right now to come into my life, and into my heart and be my personal Lord and Savior. I repent of my sins and will worship You all the days of my life. Because Your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am born again, and cleansed by the blood of Jesus! In Jesus name, Amen.

If you read the Sinners Prayer, and truly believe the words you have read, then Praise the Lord for you have been saved and your name will appear in the “Lambs Book Of Life!” Now, the 1st thing you must do is purchase a Bible so you can begin your relationship with God! Then, use the guide below to follow the “Roman Road” to salvation. The next step is to find a church where you can go to worship and be fed the word of God. Surround yourself with people who can help you in your daily walk and ask questions of. Did you know that God and His angels celebrate when his children that were lost come home? Well they do! Praise God for His mercy.


The Roman Road to Salvation

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the grace of God.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 10:9-13 “That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved! For it is with the heart that you believe, and are justified, and it is with your mouth, that you confess you are saved. As the scripture says, anyone who trusts in Him, will never be put to shame. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, the same Lord is Lord of all, and richly blesses all who call on Him, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved!

Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but shall have eternal life.”

The Lords Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever. Amen

A Prayer for Healing

Great Physician, we ask for the healing of the body, mind and spirit. Reveal any hindrances to this healing and give us courage to trust your Divine generosity and friendship. We give you thanks for hearing our prayer. Amen (A Pilgrims Prayer)

A Prayer for Finances

Father You have promised that You would withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly before You. Your Son came that we might have life to the full, till it overflows. I know that lack is not Your will for my life. Where I have not honoured You, forgive me. Where I have not put You first place in my life, forgive me. I know that You are not a hard taskmaster. You’ve promised that if I would sow, I would reap. I know that You will not be mocked in that truth. Therefore I choose to sow, and sow again and again, knowing that You abide faithful. You are my provider, my El Shaddai, and I know that You are leading me into pleasant places that I might be a blessing to many. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

49 thoughts on “Simple Prayers

  1. I pray for my loving bf Siphiwe and i to not lose sight of God and to honor Him always. I pray that we find peace within our hearts. I pray that the Good Lord would teach me how to RESPECT him…SUPPORT him…..And LOVE him…In christ Amen!!

  2. My son is facing a disciplinary committee in school. He is presently suspended. Please need prayers for him to be given a second chance as he is totally broken up about it. If he is expelled he does not get to graduate

  3. please pray healing in mind body and spirit for my hsband greg I ask for prayer for micky and tina heath that they will show progress in treatment I pray that we can get a 2 bedroom that we can get our son a room that we take care of him and I as k for prayer for the lord widom understandind and insight

  4. Please payer worriors, kindly pray for me I do well in the job interview that I have been invited for on 28th August’2013 at 9.45am and get the job.

  5. Please pray for me to have incredible abundance and wealth and for lots of money and blessings to come into my hands. Let the mightly El Shaddai enable my life be over-flowing with milk and honey and let my blessings over take me, like a cup running over. Let my enemies be turned back and destroyed and all those who are trying to destroy, hurt, hinder, disrupt, poison, voodoo, hex or put curses around me, it will go back unto them 10000x. I return every curse back to the sender, and no weapon that is formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises against me shall be condenmed.
    In His mighty name!


  7. Thank you holy Spirit for leading me to this site.
    This day my God I pray for my cousin Eddie who has Cancer of the pancreas. I pray mighty Lord Have mercy on him ,may the blood of Jesus that was shed on Calvary bring healing to him. My lord I include even my self and all who suffer from HIV, help the world find a lasting cure to this disease that has caused so much strife in our lives.

    1. Thank you so much, this site has truly been a blessing to me and I am so glad that it is helping others. Take care and God bless you! ^i^

  8. Please pray for my family – brother who is mentally disturbed that he may be well again and be the loving brother, father and friend he used to be. – my aunts that they health may be restored – my niece that she may find a job to continue her research. Please also pray for all those in need. thank you.

  9. I like prayer for my family near and far my, children Christopher, Durrel, Kisha, and Holly, all my children’s are adult’s now and have family of their own, with the exception of my dauther ‘Kisha’ is expection both her , and husband ‘Norman’ keep them in prayer partner praylist; as well as all my face-book friends and, those ‘I’ come in contact with, about 90 percent of them need serious prayer. face-book can give me my own web-site for prayer partner’s. However please pray for the ‘Campbell’, Weldon, Hughleys, and all that is within our family circle.

  10. Please pray for for me, I am going through alot of distressed with my husband. We have been together and married for 25 yrs. he is so disrespectful and verbily abusive. everything bothers him and he blows up into this rage. i can’t say anything him without him blowing up. he never wants to do anything around the house because he says i am retired and went the weekend comes he is going to relax. i have earned my retirement, i worked for 26 yrs and i am still working partime. my adult children tell me that i am getting forgetful lately. i do not take that into my spirit. they don’t know what i have to go through with him. he is not their father. i take medicine for depression because i was having alot of aniexty, loneliness, saddness, crying, frustated, irritated with him. it is sad to say i don’t love him anymore. i have so much on my mind. i have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandaughter. i love God and life. i won’t lose my mind because of him. he is so ungreatful. it is so only about him. when we got married he changed so much. please help and are there scriptures to read to restore memory loss. I don’t and believe in my heart the God is my great physcian. i just want some understanding and someone to comfort me. please answer this message. thank you so much Ms. Dodie. I am a lakewood member and volunteer. I love God with all of my heart. please help. Eva

  11. Hi my name is Amber and I would very much like it if everybody would pray for me. My family needs prayer to, financially and physically. My relationship between my dad is going well, so I know God is hearing me out. But my relationship with my husband is not going soo well. I need prayer for us to make our relationship grow stronger. My dad found some bad news about his health and he needs more prayer to heal him and his sicknesses. Who ever that reads my message please pray for me thank you and god bless.

  12. I am born again in my infancy stage and have a passion for knowing god and to understand the bible better. I want to devote the rest of my life to do what god want me to do. So please help me to grow to that level. Remain blessed. Utete

  13. I pray that your ministry grows and touches all corners of the earth. I pray that my all friends and family members and community members realize, one day, that God is all that matters in everything and to everyone of us. I also pray that God bless all the true believers of His Word, Ministers and their ministries, presidents, and all those who believe and meditate on his Word and believing that Jesus is the answer to every fundamental issue of life. Finally, I pray that He keeps my mind focused on Him and Jesus only, and also leads me in following my desires and dreams, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

  14. I must thank the most high God for this chance, in my life, to write something to men that I believe God is using to change many lives, all over the world, your work is truly amazing and has purpose. I am so thankful for this site and to all of you, good people of God, for allowing me to do this. I truly find your website totally inspirational and reliable to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and may God bless your work, homes and souls everywhere you go and in everything you do, and Pastor Joel Sir, I enjoy your teachings every time you are tuned on, I pray that God bless you Abundantly. Thank you once more, God Bless!!!

  15. I am asking for prayer for a financial breakthrough to be able to pay my bills and my mortage.I have not been working for a year so i am also asking for prayer for job opening ,not for myself alone but my daughter-in-law also.I am also asking for prayer for my son to be relaese from all dedts and that is funds can be relase for him to be able to set free from his case.

  16. Thank you for the prayer “learning to lean”. I am going through some very trying times and I am feeling discouraged and lost. That prayer is so timely because I am learning that there is no one in my life who can help me right now but God. God is the only one who is taking me through my trial. The only one who I can turn to.
    So reading that prayer is a timely reminder for me.

  17. i need your prayer i feel so lost at one time i was getting close to god.then i met a man who i thought was the answere to my prayers.but i relize now he only knows how to show love through money he also puts his grown adult children be fore me i am so sorry for getting away from god and church please pray that i can find my way back. but i will say the most important lesson i’ve learnd is money does not by happiness or love

  18. This is very good what your doing, thank God for you. I am a little weary and distressed because of my daily situation. I am a final year student at University but i’m faced with over bearing setback that came out of nowhere. This is affecting my ability to graduate in November 2010 and the first class honors i’ve worked so hard for.
    In addition i never seem to get a break from my financial struggles that plagues my complete existence. I need some strong prayer of deliverance and favour in my life. Also pray for divine healing in my body too and the struggles i now faced in getting a job in the States/ Canada. Thank you for your effort and comfort. God bless you.

  19. Please pray for my daughter Julia to get her social security disability now and her other funds started.
    Please pray for her healing of cancerand heart disease and other things. Please pray she has a steady flow of income to meet all her needs and those of her beloved pets. Pray that she has laughter and safety. Pray she gets this money NOW. She has no income sience her husband died.
    Pray for my daughter Amy to get her fincances in better comfort and pray for her depression to go away and for laughter good health a safety. Her husband died.
    Please pray for son Billy to be safe and have laughter and to heal especially his mind. Pray he finds God and lives correctly.

  20. i wwant to know Yashua Ha’Mashiac more, i want to love Him and stand 4 Him boldly on this earth lyk the apostles did, i jus wanna liv 4 Him and in Him. pliz pray along with me.

    1. Dear Joshua,
      You have taken the first and most important step to know Him more. You have opened your heart to Him and that is what He wants. Talk to Him daily, read and study His Word and ask Him for guidance and wisdom. Yeshua wants a relationship with us more than anything.
      Father, I come before you on behalf of Joshua and ask that You reveal who You are to Him. Place people around him that will help him to learn more about you and that will help and encourage him in Your precious name, amen.

  21. Please pray for me to have a very Good relationship with GOD Almighty
    Please Pray for me to GOD in order to have very good relation with GOD ALMIGHTY in not committing sin.Pray for me to GOD in order have nice Prophecy Power in preaching gospel and Nice healing Power.please for my business and family blessing.

    posted by KMS on Tuesday , August 18,2009 at 2.48 afternoon

  22. Thanks Briggie for the message of God. Even though we have never met, your message sends a lots of hope to me. I am very sure it is God that has touched your heart to reply my letter.Thank you. Thank you.
    My daughter received a call this afternoon from the board…and she has to face them this coming friday at 4.00 pm. I know I will be praying very hard for her and hope someone far away will be praying for her too.
    I love you as God has loved you. Peace be upon you.

    ck gan


    1. dear CK,

      know that God is with you, you are not helpless! call upon Him and He will see you through even the darkest moments in your life – I know this because I have had many dark moments, hours, days, weeks and months and He has always been there, even when I didn’t feel Him, or reach out to Him, He was and still is there. know that your words have power, your prayers have power so be careful when you use words like helpless because that is where the enemy wants you – he wants you to think you have to do all of this on your own – well you don’t because God is with you.

      Psalm 23 is a good Psalm to say over and over if necessary:
      1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

      2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
      he leads me beside quiet waters,

      3 he restores my soul.
      He guides me in paths of righteousness
      for his name’s sake.

      4 Even though I walk
      through the valley of the shadow of death,
      I will fear no evil,
      for you are with me;
      your rod and your staff,
      they comfort me.

      5 You prepare a table before me
      in the presence of my enemies.
      You anoint my head with oil;
      my cup overflows.

      6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
      all the days of my life,
      and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

      God bless you and cover you in His perfect peace.

      -Briggie ^i^

  24. Hi Cheryl, thanks for visiting my blog and for sharing your prayer request. I will stand in agreement with you and ask that Jehovah Jireh provide for all your needs according to His riches in heaven. May almighty God, Master and Creator of the Universe bless you according to His will and may His grace and peace be upon you.

    I know all to well about being in the grips of financial hardship and I share your pain. I also know that God is in control and the moment you let go and let Him control things for you, you will start to see Him working in your life. The enemy wants you to live in the grip of fear and I know how hard it is to stand in faith when you don’t have money to pay the bills or put food on the table. The song “God is in control” helped me through a really tough time, and it ran over and over in my head but it also helped remind me that He really is in control Put your trust and faith in Him. Take care and God bless you,
    Briggie ^i^

  25. Emergency Prayer – Please pray for my daughter and I. We are in desperate need of a financial blessing. I am facing eviction and losing the car I drive in addition to my utilities being cut off. I have been unemployed since last year and having a very hard time finding a job. Pleae pray for us and that I find a well paying and flexible job and that someone lend/give me the money to pay my rent and utilities. I ask these in Jesus name. Amen

  26. Emergency:-Please pray for me to have a very Good relationship with GOD Almighty

    Longing for Spiritual Blessing and Good Relationship with GOD ALMIGHTY

    1. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to have very good relation with GOD ALMIGHTY in not committing sin.
    2. Please pray to God to send his son Lord Jesus Christ very soon to earth.
    3. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to humble myself lower than dust.
    4. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to have very good faith as universe as is in GOD.
    5. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to have very good Knowledge in communication i.e in understanding Bible,Remembering capability, speaking fluently in English i.e in American Accent ,very good leadership qualities,Good Command in Q.T.P (this is Software
    functional Tool) with out any stumble.
    6. Please Pray for me to GOD in order have nice and kind heart for Praying to others, (regarding money sake, that to with out asking to any one but except GOD) and gathering all the JEWS People to their Home Land.
    7. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to store lots of treasures in heaven.
    8. Pray for me to GOD in order have nice Prophecy Power in preaching gospel and Nice healing Power.
    9. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to trust in him (as universe as is)and his given promises to me, with out any scare of evil.
    10. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to have nice and kind heart for helping JEWS People with out anybody’s help.
    11. Please Pray for me to GOD in order eradicate dandruff and fungal infection in my scalp.
    12. Please Pray for me to GOD in order to re-growth my hair which was lost all these days and that should be stronger and oily than before.
    13 Please Pray for me to GOD ,not to see any disease, not to see any pain in my body i.e like heart attack ,not to see medicine and not to approach Doctor in my Life by faith.
    14. Please Pray to GOD for my country specially i.e in order to Perish all Idols and every body should accept Son of GOD, LORD JESUS CHRIST as his savior.
    15. Please pray for me to live a Healthy life with out any worry, with out any tension till Lord Jesus comes and takes me in his Rapture.

  27. Hi Chrisie, would you like me to post a prayer request for you or do you prefer to leave your request here in the comments section? I will keep you and those you mentioned in prayer. I highly recommend Charles Capps book God’s Creative Power – truly amazing how he puts it so simply.

  28. Hi and God bless you and your loved ones. Please pray for me and my 2 boys(Christie Alex and Zach ) and for our busines) to prosper so we can pay all of our bills. Emergency prayer for my ex of 5 years Misael for his salvation and his worldly addictions to partying and woman. I beg you pray for the enemy to let go of him so he can live for God,he was raised Christian and has parted. We love him very much and he was great with my two boys and he is like different people at different times,I promise to write a praise report soon,
    Thanks so much

  29. I was so touched by the prayers as above,i’m going through a lot at the moment.My job seem to be on the line,my financesare up side down and my relationship with God is not whats its supporse to be.
    Even though the situation is not that pleasant i still believe in miracles because i know God can do miracles in my life.The only favour i ask from you tonite is a help in my prayers.I’m desperate for a break through.

    May the God bless u for a wonderful work u ar doing

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