Prayer doesn’t have to be a long exhaustive activity. A common misconception is that your prayers have to be long for them to work, but that’s not true. It’s not the length of your prayers that matters, but your heart’s posture and what you say that matters most to God. This doesn’t negate the fact that you should dedicate an ample amount of time to prayer, however, we know that’s not always possible. Don’t let that discourage you from praying, there’s still time to fit prayer into your schedule.
God is closer than you realize. The moment you call out to God he hears you. Regardless if it’s one-word or one-hundred words, your words reach the throne of God and heaven will respond to you. Never underestimate the power of a little prayer, especially if you’re a child of God. A little prayer goes along way and it’s packed with so much power. One little prayer can move heaven and mountains in your life. One little prayer can disrupt and stop the plans of the enemy. One little prayer can give you the strength and the courage to overcome daily challenges. All it takes is one little prayer to a big and powerful God.
There are so many great benefits in saying little prayers throughout your day. Those little prayers keep you connected with God and keep the line of communication open. It keeps you active in spiritual warfare, constantly combatting the enemy’s attacks. It keeps your atmosphere rich with God’s presence. Lastly, it builds a routine of praying without ceasing. We’re going to give you five powerful, short, and effective prayers to say throughout your day. Remember, it’s not about how long you pray, but how effective you are in prayer.
A Prayer for God’s Help
Your word says when the righteous cries out, you hear them. I am crying out to you because you’re the only one who can help me. I boldly approach the throne of grace with great confidence, and without fear to ask that you ____________________________________ (say your request). I thank you for supplying every one of my needs and settling this issue in my life.
A Prayer for God’s Strength
I am weary. Your word says that you give strength to the weary and for those who have no might, you give them power. As a recipient of your word, I thank you that it’s already happening. I am becoming stronger and walking in great power! I have the strength to keep going and the power to finish strong.
A Prayer Against Worry
I give you ________________________ (list your worries). I release them into your hands. I exchange my worry for your perfect peace, and I choose to trust in you.
A Prayer for Direction
I acknowledge you as the God of my life and every part of my life. Your word promises if I acknowledge you, you will direct my path. I choose not to lean on my own understanding, but to trust you with the direction of my life. Be the light unto my pathway and show me which way to go.
A Prayer for Joy
I pray that your spirit comforts me. I come against the spirit of sadness and heaviness that’s trying to steal my joy. Let my joy be rooted in you and how good you are, despite what’s going on in my life. Although my circumstances may change, my joy will come from a God who never changes. I will remain secure in you.