Prayers from the Heart: Being Still

Be Still and Know

Dear Jesus,

Sometimes it’s hard to make myself be still and wait on You. I can get impatient at times, wanting Your answer now. As time goes on our culture grows more and more impatient, inventing and seeking out ways to make everything as easy and quick as possible. But this can never work with You. One must always wait on You, Lord.

Help me to do that, Lord, to wait on You. To be still, and know that You are God. The enemy may try to convince me that a delay in Your response to my cry for help means You aren’t listening, or that You’re not even there. But You are real, You are here, You are listening to every cry of my heart, even the words I leave unspoken. Help me to trust You patiently and reject Satan’s lies.

I love You, Jesus. I thank You that You are who You are – the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Amen.

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Prayers from the heart is a series of short prayers written with the intent of helping you in your prayer time. There is no ‘magic formula’ to prayer, and no set of written words that will make whatever you want happen. Simply pray from your heart, be honest with your Heavenly Father and remember that He loves you. If this prayer or any other prayers from this series make a good starting point for you, please feel free to use them!

Here are a few helpful scriptures about prayer, as well:

And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey Him
and do the things that please Him.
1 John 3:22

You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.
Matthew 21:22

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will,
He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
1 John 5:14-15

Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.
And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—
you want only what will give you pleasure.
James 4:2b-3

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