Prayer for 1 Samuel

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Prayer For Loss And Deep Grief

O God, I come to You filled with hurt and sadness and even anger because of my great loss. Lord I know that You have a plan for each of our lives – but I am in such pain and grief that it is hard to focus on the truth that You do care and that You have had to face deep grief and loss too. Lord my hurt and pain runs deep and I feel that my heart is breaking – I ask you to touch my hurting heart.

I know Lord that You are the God of comfort and that You have been with me every step of the way and ask You to draw ever closer to me at this time for I feel that my whole world has been shattered.

I find it hard when people who don’t understand try to say words that they think are comforting but sometimes it makes the hurt even worse and I feel hurt and so very, very alone.

Lord I know it is true that in time the pain will lessen but please be with me – hold me close and stead me, for I know that without You I could not face another day – another hour.

I keep thinking about that song we used to sing when I was younger, never a heartache, and never a groan, never a teardrop, and never a moan, ever a danger but there on the throne, moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Hold me Lord I pray, and keep me moment by moment…
Moment by moment I am kept in Your love,
Moment by moment I’ve life from above,
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine

Thank You Lord that You are my God,

AMEN
“And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.”
(1 Samuel 1:10)
Category: Prayers for Grief

Heavenly Father, thank You for the lovely story of Hannah, the maidservant of the Lord, whose prayer for a son was so graciously answered. You are a God who still answers the prayers and petitions of the humble, and today, we lift up those women, who long for a child to bless their lives, but who have remained barren. We believe that Your power to hear and answer our pleadings, is the same yesterday, today and for ever. And so we pray that You would hear and answer the desires of those, who today are crying out to You for a child. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no rasor come upon his head.”
(1 Samuel 1:11)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 1:11

Prayer Of Gratitude For My Home And Family

Loving heavenly Father You have been with me in good times and in the bad times and I lift my hands up to You in gratitude for my home and for the family, into which You have so lovingly placed me.

You Lord have filled our home with so many blessings – and even when times have been tough and the circumstances of life have been very difficult, You have blessed me with such a loving family - which is becoming more and more of a blessing with each passing day – How I thank You Lord Jesus and bless Your holy name.

Thank You Lord for my parents, who have been so supportive of me -not only in my early years but also as I have grown older. I pray Your blessing on both of them and also on the wider family too – my aunts and uncles – brothers and sisters – nephews, nieces, cousins and grandparents – all of whom have been a blessing in their own special way.

I specially thank You for my spouse and the joy of seeing our own children born into the world and growing up into responsible adults – oh and Lord for the miracle of seeing the birth of my own precious grandchildren. What a joy this has been and how I praise You for all Your goodness and mercy to me.

And Lord thank You for all those who are in the wider body of Christ, – my brothers and sisters around the world, that have become such and important part of my eternal family. Thank You for the wonderful joy of knowing that we will all be united with You in love in heavenly places in the days to come, when we are given our glorified bodies in the eternal state. There are no words that are sufficient to express the gratitude I have that You are my Father –my Brother - my Lover – my Friend, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:”
(1 Samuel 1:27)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Prayer For My Unsaved Grandma

Dear Lord, I just want to bring my dear Grandma to You. Lord she has always put off making a commitment to follow You and to trust in Jesus as saviour – but Lord she is advancing in years and probably does not have much longer in this world. Lord I want my beloved granny to be with us in heaven and up to now she has been very resistant to the gospel of Christ.

Lord I pray that You would convince her of sin and convict her of her need of a Saviour and I pray that she may turn to Christ before she leaves this world, knowing that if she refuses she will have to face eternal separation from You, Father,

Lord I love my grandmother and I know that You do too - and I also know that it is not Your will that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance – please Lord.. visit her and I pray and Lord I do pray that she will accept the Lord Jesus as her personal Saviour, before it is too late. In Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.”
(1 Samuel 2:1)
Category: Prayers for Grandmothers

Heavenly Father, keep me from prideful thoughts and careless actions and put a guard on my lips I pray. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”
(1 Samuel 2:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 2:3

Prayers For Those That Are In Need

Dear God, I know that it is Your will to help those that are afflicted - to support the weak; to provide for the widows and orphans – and to help those that are in need.

Use my hands to be of service to those in need and use my voice to speak words of healing and encouragement to those that are afflicted and in distress.

Thank You for hearing my prayer,

Amen
“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.”
(1 Samuel 2:8)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Prepare Our Hearts In This Time Of Advent

Heavenly Father thank You for the opportunity for us to once again examine our hearts during this lovely time of Advent, and the faith in Christ Jesus that we confess.

Keep our hearts aglow with love for Jesus and help to wonder more and more about amazing the grace that You have shown towards sinful man, in sending Your only begotten Son to come to earth, as a tiny human baby - so that He could bear the punishment for the sins of the whole world on His holy shoulders.

It never ceases to amaze us that Christ Jesus should set aside His heavenly glory and be conceived of the Holy Spirit by the virgin Mary, birthed into the human family as the promised Seed of the woman and be worshipped as a tiny baby in a humble stable at Bethlehem, by simple shepherds and singing angels alike.

It was Love incarnate that visited the earth so many years ago and that same love that saved us from our sins and came to dwell within the hearts of all that trust in Jesus as Saviour. Heavenly Father, accept our grateful sacrifice of praise – and may we come to know You more and love You better in the days that lie ahead, in Jesus name we pray,

Amen
“And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.”
(1 Samuel 7:3)
Category: Prayers for Advent

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and for the many lessons I can learn from it. Help me to be diligent to hold fast to the truth of the Word of God and keep me from being swept along by every wind of doctrine that is flooding Christendom, in these end times. Keep me looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of my faith, and may I finish the race that is set before me and not be tempted into the ways of the world. This I pray, to Your praise and glory -in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.”
(1 Samuel 8:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 8:7

Prayer For Israel’s Rain

Heavenly Father, You have promised give Your people their rain in due season so that the land may bring forth its increase. You have promised to send the early and the latter rains and we thank You for Your faithfulness in watering the land of Israel for so many years.

Lord we come again to pray that You would refill us like the Sea of Galilee and pour refreshing rains on the land, so that the rivers will be filled and the land will blossom and bloom and yield its harvest in due season.

Lord as a nation Israel had strayed far from You and has even failed to recognise their Saviour and King - and yet You have not forgotten Your own chosen people and have continued to bless them, despite their unbelief and blindness to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ. Father we pray for Israel, that You would send an abundance of rain to fill up the depleted reservoirs of water.

Water Your land and bless Your people, Israel we pray and we pray that many may come to recognise the Lord Jesus as their God and Saviour, in Whose name we pray,

Amen

Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king.”
(1 Samuel 12:17)
Category: Prayers for Rain

Father, Thank You that Your love never fails and Your compassion never ceases towards us and praise Your name for the many examples of Your eternal faithfulness to each one of Your children, which is fresh and new every morning, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.”
(1 Samuel 12:22)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 12:22

Thank You Father for the great things that You have done in my life and for Your never-failing faithfulness. I want to reverence You more and walk in truth before You, knowing that no matter what happens in my life, whether for good or evil – You will always be there to lead, to guide, and to comfort, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”
(1 Samuel 12:24)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 12:24

Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons that we can learn from the life and disobedience of king Saul, who tried to justify his ungodly and rebellious way. Help me to be like king David, who was a man after God's own heart. Help me to eschew evil, trust You implicitly and obey Your Word in spirit and in truth. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You, and may I live to Your praise and glory, in all I say and do - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.”
(1 Samuel 13:14)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 13:14

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that I can learn from the history of the people and kings of Israel. Help me to listen to Your voice and pay heed to Your word - for it is my desire to honour You in thought, word, deed and motive - through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit - this I ask in Jesus name AMEN.

“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”
(1 Samuel 15:22)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 15:22

Loving Father, thank You for this warning not to rely on outward appearances, knowing that the heart of man can be so deceitful. Help me to keep my mind fixed on Jesus, so that in all I say and do – it may be the life of the Lord Jesus that flows out from me – so that I may be pleasing in Your sight, in Jesus name I pray AMEN.

“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
(1 Samuel 16:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 16:7

Refreshment for Body, Soul and Spirit

Dear Lord Jesus, You were the One who healed all manner of sickness and diseases when You walked on the shores of Galilee.

I come to You today to ask for Your healing touch in every area of my life, for I am weary in body, mind and spirit. My health is failing and I am not even sure what is wrong with me – except that I need Your touch on my life more that I have ever needed before. Strengthen me in spirit,

I pray that You renew my heart with Your healing touch and refresh me in body, soul and spirit - Thanks You Jesus
AMEN
“And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.”
(1 Samuel 16:23)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Morning Prayer From a Grandmother

Dear Lord Jesus, I do thank You for my lovely life and for the wonderful way that You have promised to be with me each day. Thank You for bringing me safely through another night and for the gift of a new and wonderful day - great is Your faithfulness….

Lord I pray that as I prepare to get out of bed and get washed and dressed that You would strengthen my legs and be my support as I go about my daily duties. Give me I pray the strength to busy myself in my little kitchen and keep me from any dangers that may arise.

Be with me I pray as I go to and from the shops and I ask that in Your kindness You would put those people in my path Whom You choose - and help me to be a worthy witness of Your grace and kindness to all I meet – not only in what I say but in the way that I think and act.

Thank You for my wonderful children and for each of their lives and thank You especially Lord for the precious grandchildren that You have placed in my life and for granting me the joy of seeing them start to grow up and develop into the little characters that have so blessed my soul. Lord endue them with Your heavenly grace, enrich them with a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus and may each one grow in grace and in a knowledge of their Saviour and finally Lord bring each one home to rest securely in Your everlasting arms.

Lord I am not getting any younger but I trust You to carry me on eagles wings and give me a song of praise in my heart throughout the day. May I rest in Your love and abide in Your grace until You choose to take me to be with Yourself – for my times are in Your hands. Thank You Lord – in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.”
(1 Samuel 17:20)
Category: Prayers for Grandmothers

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the historical events that it contains, which so often sets an example of how to live a life that honours You, by walking in spirit and truth, OR being warned of what to avoid, if we are not to fall into the trap of living in the lust of the flesh, and walking in the pride of our own heart. I pray that I may be 'a man after God's own heart,' and become increasingly sensitive to the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that I may carry out Your best will and purpose for my life. May all I do be to the Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily.”
(1 Samuel 24:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Samuel 24:4

Prayers For Good Health

Prayer of Thankfulness For Health And Strength Loving Father,

I just want to thanks You for the wonderful way that You have kept me in such good health, for so many years, and protected me from so many troublesome diseases.

You have lifted me up when I have been down; supported me through times of weakness and You have also healed me, when I have succumbed to a bed of sickness.

Keep me I pray in good health and strength - let me run and not grow weary and may I be used as a comfort and support to those that are not so fortunate as I.

Amen
“And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.”
(1 Samuel 25:6)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Reconciliation for an Estranged Wife

Dear Father God, I am so distressed because my wife of many years has walked out on me, intending to carve out a future without me. Oh Lord, she is my wife and I love her so dearly but we are now estranged from each other and my life is falling apart without her.

I need You Lord, to uphold me with Your gracious right hand and pray that in Your time and Your way You would reconcile our differences and enable us to move forward with greater love and understanding than we had before.

Forgive me Lord for the part that I played in causing this estrangement between us to develop – without recognising the signs that were happening. Lord I was not the husband I could have been – of should have been… and though there were faults on both sides, I pray that You will help us to reconcile the difficulties between us and bring us back together and reunite us in love again. Lord that I may learn to love as You loved us – knowing that love suffers long and in kind – and thinks for the other.. Help me Lord to be the husband I should be – and bring us back into each other arms I pray…

Thank You Lord for hearing my prayer,

Amen
“And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? should it not be with the heads of these men?”
(1 Samuel 29:4)
Category: Prayers for Reconciliation