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Covering Mississippi in Prayer

Biblical Prayers

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  • For guidance when you begin a journey

    Genesis 32:9-12 – …“O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the LORD who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your family, and I will deal well with you’: 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies. 11 Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and attack me and the mother with the children. 12 For You said, ‘I will surely treat you well, and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’” (NKJV™)

  • For wisdom

    I Kings 3:9 – “Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” (NKJV™)

  • For repentance

    Job 42:1-6 – Then Job answered the LORD and said:

    2 “I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.

    3 You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

    4 Listen, please, and let me speak; You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’

    5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.

    6 Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.” (NKJV™)

  • For politicians

    1 Timothy 2:1-2 – Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (NKJV™)

  • For restoration in life

    2 Corinthians 13:9-11 – For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction.

    11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (NKJV™)

  • To speak the Gospel without fear

    Acts 4:29-30 – Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” (NKJV™)

  • To live a life of love

    Philippians 1:9 – And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment. (NKJV™)

  • For clarity in life against sin

    Psalms 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. (NKJV™)

  • For confidence in the Lord’s will

    Psalm 18: 27-29 – For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.

    28 For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

    29 For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall. (NKJV™)

  • For remembering the might and power of God

    Revelation 1:8 – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (NKJV™)

  • To glorify God

    Psalm 86:12 – I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. (NKJV™)

  • For humility

    1 Peter 5:5-6 – Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

    “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

    6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. (NKJV™)

  • To pray more effectively

    1 John 5:14 – Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (NKJV™)

  • For a renewed mind

    Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (NKJV™)

  • For victory in overcoming the world

    1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NKJV™)

  • To encourage a congregation

    Psalms 31:23-24 – Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person.

    24 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD. (NKJV™)

  • To remember God’s plan for your life

    Psalm 139:14 – I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (NKJV™)

  • For protection of missionaries

    2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 – Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.

    3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.

    5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. (NKJV™)

  • To praise God when he brings you out of trials

    Jonah 2:2-7 – …“I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, And He answered me.

    “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.

    3 For You cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.

    4 Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’

    5 The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; The deep closed around me; Weeds were wrapped around my head.

    6 I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God.

    7 “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple. (NKJV™)