Crosswalk's Top 10 Most-Read Prayer Articles of 2016
- Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff
- 2016 27 Dec
1. 10 Morning Prayers to Use Daily
This 2015 article compiled and edited by Crosswalk editorial staff continued to bring in the readers. It's our top prayer article for 2016!
Key Quote: "Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don't go my way. And give me courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus' name, Amen." -Dr. Ray Pritchard
2. A Prayer for Healing
Here is another prayer from 2015 that continued to wow readers, written by Rebecca Barlow Jordan.
Key Quote: "God, you know me so well. You created me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you even know the thoughts conceived in my heart before I ever vocalize them. You've told us to come to you and ask for every need of life. You are Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals, and you have the final word on my destiny, the number of years I'll live and serve you on earth." -Rebecca Barlow Jordan
3. Birthday Prayers
Birthdays are a wonderful time to celebrate the life God has given us and to encourage our friends and family with uplifting words.
Key Quote: "Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I've even lived one day. Your Thoughts - how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them! I couldn't even begin to count them - any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!" -Psalm 139 Birthday Prayer (The Message Bible)
4. 5 Powerful Prayers for Protection
Our world is filled with events and situations that can cause great fear and anxiety.
Key Quote: You are our keeper, O Lord, the shade on our right hand. Protect us from all evil and keep our soul. Guard our going out and our coming in. From this time and forever. In Jesus' name, Amen. – by Lynn Cooke
5. A Thanksgiving Prayer
What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?
Key Quote: "I got to thinking about how Thanksgiving might be so much more meaningful if I focused on thanking God for the things He rarely hears thanks for. Try this with me this year. Thank Him, not just for the food on the table before you partake, and the "blessings for this past year" but for all the ways He has not performed according to your liking. For all the times He has said "no" and for all the ways He has worked in and through your life, perhaps without you knowing it. Thank Him for all the unresolved issues and the ways you are still waiting for answers. Thank Him—regardless—and see what it does for your soul as you offer Him a heart of obedience and surrender this year. Thank Him—regardless—and see how it moves the others who are around your table." -Cindi McMenamin
6. 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Your Husband
Why not try out this 30 day prayer challenge for your husband, starting this New Year!
Key Quote: "Pray that your husband would put his relationship with God above all other relationships, including yours. Pray he would have a burning desire to know the Lord more closely and surrender all of his life to God. [Luke 10:27; Psalm 84:12; Psalm 105:4]."
7. 12 Christmas Prayers
Let's not forget the true meaning of why we celebrate during this time of year!
Key Quote: "Dear God, sometimes I get too caught in the Christmas commercialism. OK, a lot of times. Today, I’m going to refocus my heart and remember why I’m celebrating this wonderful day in the first place. I’m celebrating Jesus today…and every day! In Jesus’ name, amen." -Sharon Jaynes
8. Thanksgiving Prayer
We would love to encourage and help you along the way toward greater hope and joy!
Key Quote: "Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' Name, Amen." -Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com Contributor
9. The Lord's Prayer
This popular Scripture is known as The Lord’s Prayer, and some know it by Our Father Prayer.
Key Quote: "As you read this Scripture, let it soak into your heart and begin to talk to God honestly and openly. He created you, loves you, and wants to hear from you! Use the Lords Prayer as a a way to walk through communicating with God and make it your own!"
10. 5 Prayers to Pray against Satanic Attack
These prayers for spiritual warfare wrap up our top 10 list. Be on guard against Satan’s schemes!
Key Quote: "Lord, Jesus, guard my mouth so that my words will be few. Help me to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger (James 1:19). Don’t let me speak reckless words that can pierce like swords. Instead, give me a tongue that brings healing (Proverbs 12:18). Don’t let me give in to gossip or speak careless critical words that will wound others. Keep the enemy far from me so that no unwholesome talk comes out of my mouth but only what is helpful for building others up, according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." -Cindi McMenamin
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