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Prayers for Specific Needs

Are you facing a particular need or problem in your life? Sometimes we don't know where to begin or even how to ask God for help. This list of prayers and Bible verses will pinpoint specific situations to help you become more effective in your prayers.

Christian Prayers for Couples
Praying together as a Christian couple and praying individually for your spouse is one of the most powerful weapons you have against divorce and in favor of building intimacy in your marriage. If you're unsure where to get started praying together as a couple, here are just a few Christian prayers for spouses and married couples to help you take the first step.

Wedding Prayers for Marriage Ceremony
The wedding prayer was one of the most memorable moments of our wedding ceremony, as my husband and I knelt before family and friends and dedicated ourselves to God and to each otherforever. Here are a few sample Christian wedding prayers. You may want to consider including one of these in your marriage ceremony.

Prayer for Spiritual Revival and Bold Faith
This prayer for spiritual revival and bold faith is a Christian prayer by Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596).

Mealtime Blessings
These meal blessings are traditional Christian dinner prayers for saying grace and blessing the food at mealtimes. The prayers are short and simple, great for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, or any dinner gathering.

Prayer for the Work Day
This Prayer for the Work Day is a Christian prayer by Bishop Charles Lewis Slattery (1867-1930).

Prayer of Abandonment
This Prayer of Abandonment is a Christian prayer written by Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916).

Prayer of Devotion
This Christian Prayer of Devotion is written by St. Richard Chichester (1197-1253).

Prayer for Peace
This Prayer for Peace is a Christian prayer by St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226).

Family Prayers
These Christian family prayers are perfect for praying around the family altar, at special occasions and holidays, during family devotions, and before or after family Bible studies.

Parent's Prayer for a Child
The Bible tells us that children are a gift from the Lord. This parent's prayer for a child will assist you in reflecting on God's Word and remembering his promises as you dedicate your precious child back to God in prayer.

Children's Prayers for Protection
Try teaching your Christian children these prayers for protection. Because they have rhyme and rhythm, your kids will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers.

Childrens Morning Prayers
Try teaching your Christian child these morning prayers. They will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and rhythm.

Children's Bedtime Prayers
Try teaching your Christian child these bedtime prayers. They will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and rhythm.

Children's Mealtime Blessings
Try teaching your Christian child these mealtime prayers. They will enjoy learning and praying these simple prayers with rhyme and rhythm.

Prayer for Israel
Discover why Christians pray for Israel and pray a Christian prayer for the nation of Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem.

Prayer for Comfort in Loss
Loss can come upon you suddenly and overwhelm you with grief. Giving yourself time and space to heal, and being real with the Lord about your pain can help. Consider these sure words of comfort from Scripture and pray this prayer for comfort in loss, asking the Father to give you new hope and strength to go on.

Prayer for Coping with Fear
Fear can paralyze and trap you, especially in the face of tragedy, uncertainty and circumstances beyond your control. Take courage from these verses and pray this prayer for coping with fear, allowing God's promises to dispel your fears and reassure your heart.

Prayer for Letting Go of Control
"Letting Go" is an original Christmas prayer submitted by an About.com member. It expresses a heart-felt request to Jesus for help letting go and giving up control to God.

A Prayer for Salvation
If you believe that the Bible offers truth about the way to salvation, just pray this prayer from your heart to God, and He will save you.

Prayer of Repentance - The Act of Contrition
The Act of Contrition is a prayer of repentance by Reverend James Gibbons (1884).

Prayer for Dealing with Temptation
If you're struggling with temptation in your life, take some encouragement from these verses and pray this prayer, asking the Lord to help you deal with the temptations you face each day.

Prayers for All Occasions and Specific Needs
These prayers for all occasions and specific needs are designed to help you pray in times of particular need, if you are facing a real problem in...

A Graduate's Prayer
This graduation prayer is a poem for Christian graduates based on the Word of God.

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