Prayers

Prayer For Overcoming Selfishness
By: Malika Bennett

Prayer: Lord help me to be more in service to you, giving up my selfish tendencies and to open my heart, eyes and spirit to see others as you do so that I may be more tolerant, loving and giving to others. Replace my selfish tendencies with a spirit to be of service and to act in humility without conceit. Thank you Lord. Amen.

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“His Delay Is Not Denial” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly father, thank you that your delay is not denial. Thank you for your grace which pours down and waters and nourishes our lives everyday. Thank you for our daily bread and harvest in this season. Praying right now for everyone who is reading this that their faith, Lord, will grow in this season and that we remember that you are ALWAYS there by our side in times of need and the good times too. Thank you Lord for all that you are and all that you do…and for loving us despite of our sins. Forgive us our sins Lord and please keep us all in perfect peace. In Jesus name, Amen.

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“Mend My Heart” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Father God, I lift up the name of every person carrying any debris from a broken heart or failed relationship. Lord heal them of  any past hurt that is blocking new relationships from forming and preventing them to love like they did before they were hurt or betrayed by a loved one. Lord,  let the residue of hurt fade away like the night and make their spirits free and renewed to love and trust again. Open their eyes and spirit so that they can see that there are people in this world who will love them for who they are and remind them that they are worthy of a healthy, strong, pure love with a loving mate. Lord we understand that everything is in your perfect timing and Father God I just ask you to come into the hearts of all the wounded lovers in this world and cleanse out that pain, regret, or anything that lowers their vibration or energy. Show them that it is OK to love again and allow them to embrace the lessons from past relationships so that they can grow and learn from that experience without being bitter, anxious, or nervous about loving again. Lord let them not fear commitment but stand strong in love and truth knowing that your love and precious Holy Spirit can bring joy back into their lives and mend any broken heart that they may have. Thank you Lord for your healing and mending our hearts from pain. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

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The “Future Blessings” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Lord, thank you for my current and future blessings for I know that the best is yet to come! Lord thank you for life and the ability to breathe this beautiful refreshing air and enjoy the calming voice of your rivers and seas.  Thank you Lord for opening up doors of opportunity and granting me the wishes of my heart even when I haven’t been most deserving.

Lord, thank you for your grace which is sufficient and for your mercy and forgiveness of all my sins and inequities. As you forgive me, Lord I also forgive those that have trespassed against me and those I love.

Lord, I am grateful for all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do in my life. May future blessings rain down in great abundance and fill my life and the lives of everyone reading this prayer with all that we need and more.  Thank you Lord.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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“In the Face of Evil” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of Jesus over me, and all things that concern me. I thank you for another beautiful day and the awesome gift of life. Lord I come to you today praying for the restless souls with evil ways.  Lord I ask that they become open to receiving your love and be renewed and transformed by your precious Holy Spirit. God I pray that you heal their hurting hearts and give them what they need to be happy and of good cheer. I ask Lord that you remove and cast out of their lives whatever is weighing their spirits down and keeping them from joy, love, peace, and true happiness.

Lord and while I pray for them – I just want to give you thanks! I thank you for placing peace and candor in my spirit and baptizing me with wisdom and the spirit of discernment to see people for who and what they are and still allowing me to accept them no matter where they are in their life journey. For none of us are perfect and we all fall short.

Lord, thank you for strength to pray for them and move on with my life without any bonds or attachments. Lord thank you for forgiving me of my sins so I can walk holy and pure and be covered in your love. Thank you for being my fortress and protection against the evil in this world.

Lord please protect our kids and young people from evil in this world. Whether it’s in the schoolyard, in negative music promoting drugs and things that destroy – Lord put a hedge of protection around our young people across the globe. Protect them from manipulative people and bad things – guide them and put around them soldiers aka angels of love. I cast down the spirit of evil in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Evil must flee.

And Lord in closing, I thank you tremendously for your heavenly angels that watch over me and protect me from danger both seen and unseen. I thank you for giving me the heart to do good, to be good and to love my neighbors with infinite love. Please give me the strength to continue to go on in your love – spreading your goodness to all I encounter and meet in this life.  All glory and praise goes to you, God. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

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He Is Faithful Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for being my trustworthy companion, counselor and friend. You are faithful. You are trustworthy. Your love never fails. I am so glad to know that with you, I always win in the end. Nothing can defeat me. Thank you Lord for the victory. Thank you for destroying walls in front of me meant to block me from my destination.

Lord, your word speaks to my heart and says,  “ you, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:3-5).  With this word I have renewed strength. Thank you Lord for that blessed confidence. Thank you for that assurance that tells me I have overcome and that I am stronger than any challenge or obstacle in my path. Today is a new day and Father God I glorify your name for being faithful and continuing to be that light upon my path. You are an awesome and faithful God and I thank you for always standing by my side. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

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The “Hurt People” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Lord, I ask that you bless those who are hurting and choose to hurt others. Protect my heart and shield me from people who have bad intentions or seek to manipulate, use, distract, destroy, or bring me down. Place in my life good people who are friendly, loving, truthful, obedient, happy and of good character.

Thank you for expanding my circle of friends and acquaintances so that the people who are in need of the love I give can have an open heart and spirit to receive the infinite and abundant source of love that you placed in me. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

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“Because He Cares” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, thank you for caring for me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for listening to me and never leaving me lonely. Thank you for knowing my heart, my dreams and my intentions. Thank you for your plans to prosper me and bless my life. Thank you for your counsel and infinite wisdom and truth. Father God, I ask that you forgive me of my sins so I can be made new in your image and hear from your Holy spirit.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The “Surrender” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, I humbly ask that you just take hold of my life, take away my worries, restore my confidence and help me renew my trust. I trust that you are guiding my life, and I am ready to just let go and let you lead me. You are my focus. Serving you and keeping peace and harmony in this world is in my heart.

Lord thank you for lifting up my loved ones and blessing them with good health and prosperity. Lord in your precious name I rebuke the spirit of evil and selfishness and command it to be released and removed from mind, bodies and soul. I pray that right now that the people of this carnal world will surrender all egos, worries, concerns and worldly characteristics that plague our progression.

Lord, I pray that you free us from ourselves so that color, class, creed, or greed would not be a determining factor of how we treat people, how we interact, how we distribute power and how we interact as citizens of your righteous kingdom on earth. In Jesus’ precious and mighty name…Amen.

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The “Makeover” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, patiently I sit, waiting to hear your voice. I wait for that next whisper of love, that feeling of peace and security that only you bring. Father, thank you for delivering me and healing  my wounds, heartache, heartbreak, depression and anything else that has challenged me. For through that challenge you gave me strength to overcome and make me stronger. For Lord with you by my side nothing can be against me. Thank you for caring for me and carrying me over the eroded and troubled lands of this world. It is because of your love, grace and mercy that I am made new in your image. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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A Simple Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, I ask that you fill up my spirit with courage and love. I pray that you forgive me of my wrongdoings and all of my transgressions. I thank you for knowing my heart and justifying who I am. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Immaculate Peace Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, in your love I am made perfect, whole and complete. In you Lord I am justified because you forgive me of all my sins. Lord, thank you for forgiving me of my sins and keeping me out of harms way. Lord, I ask that you keep all my loved ones and myself safe and in perfect and immaculate peace. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Comforted Smiles Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Father God, thank you for keeping a smile on my face especially when my spirits are low and my mind in disarray. Thank you always being there to help me reboot, recharge and move forward towards my blessings.  Lord it is through you that my joy radiates. Lord, it is through you that my light shines. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Enemies & Opposition Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Father God, thank you for blessing me with enemies and opposition. Thank you because the enemies make me appreciate my blessings even more and the opposition in my life builds my character. Lord, thank you for your righteous and Holy Spirit, which rests upon me and keeps me lifted in love and strength. Lord, thank you for your spirit of peace that reigns even in the midst of adversity. Lord I pray that you bless my enemies and opposition and continue to keep my loved ones and myself focused on your love. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Christ Whom Strengthens Me Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Lord thank you for the strength, endurance, and determination to keep moving forward despite the challenges that come my way. I know that I can do all things in Christ that strengthens me. You are the problem solver, the strength giver and my best advocate. Thank you. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Deliver Me Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Father God, deliver me from evil so that I may not cause any pain.  Thank you. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Watch Me Work Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Father God you said, watch me work and every time I do that my eyes and heart are amazed with your actions. Thank you for working and acting on my behalf. Thank you for molding and shaping me into the person you want me to be. I am forever thankful. Please keep working in my life and continue to speak words of encouragement and truth into my heart. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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Marvelous Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Lord, I marvel in your good will and love – which flows like a river – nonstop and with mighty force.  Lord you are remarkable and truly amazing and I praise your Holy name. Thank you blessing me with your marvelous love. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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A New Years Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

Heavenly Father, from where all blessings flow – thank you for being you and always being present in my life. Whether it was 2o12 or 2013 – good times or challenging times – no matter the year or circumstance – you have always been there with me and I thank you for that.

Lord, as I reflect on this past year – I thank you for your joy and my salvation and for bringing me through my trials and tribulations. You are a healer, protector, provider, mighty and wonderful counselor, hope for the hopeless and the reason why I give You praises. For You are worthy to be praised and wonderful in all you do. Thank you Lord.

As the New Year approaches, Lord, I ask for clarity and vision of the work that YOU would have me to complete in 2013. I ask that you create in me a clean heart that has the passion and desire to complete my New Year goals with perfect execution. I thank you in advance for strength, good health, prosperity and richness in all areas of my life and the lives of my loved ones. Thank you for the power you gave us to create a wonderful and plentiful life.

Lord, I thank you for new beginnings, endless opportunity, growth, love, forgiveness and for supplying me with all that I need. Thank you for the constant joy in my heart that allows me to live life to the fullest and create the life I want for myself. I ask Lord that you bless every person reading this with a blessed New Year full of new possibilities and real genuine happiness. Let the blessings flow. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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A Prayer of Humility
By: Malika Bennett

Life is so much easier when we humble ourselves. It is easier to move forward in life when we challenge ourselves to forgive those who have “trespassed against us” or those who we simply “can’t stand” or “don’t like” or anyone who we think has done us wrong. Forgiving them and asking God to bless them and work on their hearts and supply all that they need can release negative emotions and free our spirit so that we can be happy and continue to proposer.

There is a saying that I learned is true and relevant – hurt people, hurt others and that you can not fight evil with evil – but rather you have the power to combat evil with good. God created this universe in a way that we can stop the cycle of hurt or hate by pouring out love. I am not saying you have to be in people’s face showering them with love but you can simply say a nice prayer on the offenders behalf. This can be done my thanking God in advance for healing their hearts and for healing yours too. Wish good on them. Wish them success. Wish them prosperity. All the things you want for your life or you see that they need – say a prayer and ask God to bless them with those things. When people act crazy towards others it’s almost never about you but about them. It’s usually about something they are struggling with internally. But the beautiful thing is that prayer changes situations and changes people.

And while we’re praying – let’s keep our prayers lifted to the family and community of Newtown, CT. Let us not forget this community – especially the family and friends of those who lost loved ones.

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The “Thank You” Prayer
By: Malika Bennett

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Sometimes the best prayer in life is simply“thank you.”

Saying thank you for what you can see and already have in this lifetime is great.…but equally important is to say “thank you” in advance for what you faithfully want, desire and are working towards.

God listens and loves a thank you prayer and the universe responds accordingly.

Examples of Thank You prayers:

Thank you prayer #1: Thank you lord for air to breathe and life.   Thank you lord for healing my cousin of all cancer and pain. Amen.

Thank you prayer #2: Thank you Father God for creating me in your perfect image. Thank you for new opportunities in my life and new doors that are open. Thank you for fun, loyal, good-hearted friends. Thank you for the focus to complete my final paper by Saturday and the perfect grade. Thank you for peace in my heart. Thank you for courage to stand up for what it is right and the courage to stand up against what is wrong. Thank you for showing me more of you everyday. Thank you for the fun person you made me to be. Thank you for a solid upbringing and parents who love and give selflessly to me and others. Thank you for a prayerful family and the legacies of my loved ones that are here on this earth and who are with us in spirit. There is just so much to be thankful for…..thankful to have breath to breathe and the fingers to type this thank you prayer. Thank you and Amen.

Thank you prayer #3 (for others): Lord thank you for blessing the person reading this message right now. Thank you for blessing them with the strength, determination, peace and the LOVE and FAITH they need to live life to the fullest…to enjoy life and be rich in all that they do. Thank you for protecting them and providing their daily bread and more…thank you for creating them in your image…which we know is perfect. Thank you for always being present. Thank you for the new opportunity you have for them. Amen.

Assignment: Try writing and saying your own Thank You prayer every time a doubtful or negative feeling, thought, or word comes upon you and watch God say “you’re welcome”…remember nothing is too big for God! Try the Thank You prayer this week and feel free to share your findings in the comments section.

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