Prayer for Matthew 6

Heavenly Father, keep me I pray from the temptation to do hypocritical works of the flesh in order to receive the applause of men. Examine my heart and search the hidden motives of my mind and expose all that is offensive to You. Help me to live and work to Your praise and glory from this day forward, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”
(Matthew 6:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of prayer, and how we praise and thank You, that You are a God Who hears and answers the cries of Your children. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You, and help me to walk in spirit and truth, all the days of my life. Teach me to pray into Your perfect will, and not yearn for the approval of man - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”
(Matthew 6:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:5

Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift and privilege of prayer. Thank You that we have access to Your throne of grace, for help in time of need. You alone are worthy of my grateful thanks and praise, for this unparalleled birth-right. Renew in me an increasing desire to know You more, and to love You better, with each passing day. Purge from me any petty attitudes that may hinder my fellowship with You. Instil in me a deepening desire to linger in Your presence and to praise You unceasingly, in spirit and truth. And develop in my heart an attitude of worshipful prayer, so that my communion with You, becomes the essential essence of my very life on earth. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
(Matthew 6:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:6

Prayer For Alcoholic Addiction Recovery

I confess that I have not only hurt other people, and especially those that are close to me – but I have offended You and ignored some of the warnings that I believe were directly or indirectly sent from You. Help me I pray to break free of this ungodly addiction and get on the road to recovery.
Forgive me Lord I pray me for I have sinned against You and ignored the clear teaching of Your Word to live soberly, righteously and in the fear of the Lord and to walk circumspectly before You, as a child of the light. But I come to You in humble submission to ask You to help me to get on the road to addiction recovery, for I know that You have promised to lift-up all who come to You out of the miry pit – even when we have foolishly dug it for ourselves.
Help me be set free from alcohol.. putting on the breastplate of righteousness, and grace, and for helmet – the hope of salvation in Christ , in Whose name I pray,

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”
(Matthew 6:9)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wonderful provision for all Your children. Thank You that in Your grace You have promised to provide all that we need, according to Your riches in glory. Help me to always put You first in my life and recognise Your goodness to me personally, as well as Your sovereignty over the entire universe. May I give You the honour due to Your name and also boldly approach You as my heavenly Provider, Who supplies all I need, day by day. To You be all honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Give us this day our daily bread.”
(Matthew 6:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:11

Heavenly Father, thank You for this pattern of prayer that Jesus taught. Give me a gentle spirit and help me to be quick to forgive all those who have hurt or abused me.. knowing that for Christ's sake I have been forgiven of so much. I pray that I may maintain close fellowship with You, and be swift to forgive those who sin against me - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
(Matthew 6:12)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:12

Prayer Against The Temptation To Return To My Addiction

Dear Lord, how I thank You for Your grace towards me for you have lifted me up out of the pit that my life was in and set my feet on the rock of my Salvation, which is Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for freeing me from the shame and sin of my addiction, which has robbed me of so many of years of my life and caused me to lose not only my home but many of my friends and family as well.

Lord Jesus there are those that would seek to entice me back into the shadow from which I escaped and are trying to almost blackmail me into returning back to my life of crime and debauchery – but I have been set free and I do not want to return – keep me from temptation on those occasions when I feel alone and protect me from the pressures that I have been put under on certain occasions to return.

Lord I know that ALL my past sins have been forgiven and that I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus – keep me walking in the path of holiness and protect me from those that are still slaves to their addictions – I pray Lord that You will rescue those of my friends that are still enthralled in the world of addiction – I ask this in Jesus name.


“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
(Matthew 6:13)
Category: Prayers for Addiction

Heavenly Father, how easy it is to fall into the trap of storing up the wrong sort of treasure here on earth.. instead of seeking to develop a godly attitude towards wealth. Keep me from covetousness and help me to develop the correct attitude towards provison for today and heavenly treasure that are accumulated to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name -AMEN.

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:”
(Matthew 6:19)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:19

Thank You Father that by grace I have been eternally saved and by grace I am being transformed into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus. May my life be one that glorifies You in thought, word and deed - knowing that in so doing, treasure is being laid up for me in heavenly places, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”
(Matthew 6:20)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:20

Heavenly Father, that I may know Christ - and treasure Him for all He has done for me. May my heart may be rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus my Lord.. and may I may fight the good fight of faith and not be tempted by the transient treasures of this world. Help me to secure a good report, and to lay up for myself much treasure in my heavenly home, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN/

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
(Matthew 6:21)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:21

Heavenly Father, thanks You for this simple illustration of the eye being the lamp of the body. Lord I confess that there is nothing that can commend me to You, but I praise Your name, that in Christ I have been removed from the curse of the Law. and have had the light of Christ shine in my heart. May I keep my heart pure and virtuous, so that others may see the light of Christ shining in and through me - to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”
(Matthew 6:22)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:22

Heavenly Father, there is such a strong urge in my life to accumulate things to the determent of my fellowship with You. Keep me I pray from using money as my source and supply and may I choose to trust You in every eventuality of life and seek You first in all things to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
(Matthew 6:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:24

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may become a true disciple of righteousness, who walks in spirit and truth and live my life as You intended man to live - trusting Your word and relying on You to fulfil all that You have promised for life and godliness and provide for all my needs. Keep me from anxious thoughts or from allowing the worries of life to overwhelm me. Thank You that Christ's victory on the cross is my victory too, which has not only freed me from the penalty of sin but its power over my life. Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”
(Matthew 6:25)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:25

Loving Father, I confess that I find it quite easy to worry, but I realise that is foolishness and a demonstration of my lack of faith in Your great and precious promises. Thank You for giving me the example of the little birds who simply rely on Your loving provision and protection – may I rest in Your love, knowing that You will provide for all my needs according to Your riches in glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
(Matthew 6:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:26

Loving Father, too often I hand over my problems to You and then take them back and start to worry again. Thank You for the many reminders in Your Word that You are my Provider and that Your grace is sufficient for all I face today. Father today I take each of my cares and every concern and give them all to You – and thank You that Your promises are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
(Matthew 6:29)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:29

How we praise and thank You that You are our heavenly Father Who has promised to provide all we need, and for the lovely illustration of the simple grass of the field which is clothed so beautifully because of Your gracious provision. Lord, I confess that worry within and fears without can so quickly cause my faith to falter. Help me to trust in You with ALL my heart and not to rely on my own understanding or allow things to destroy my peace. I also pray that I may become a mature disciple of Christ, who is ready and willing to die daily to my own desires and live each day for You - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”
(Matthew 6:30)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:30

Loving heavenly Father, I know that when I worry I have moved away from trusting You and all that Your Word has promised. Help me to be cantered on Christ, rather than to be centred on self, knowing that You are sufficient to provide all I need, at the time I need it, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”
(Matthew 6:31)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:31

Loving Father, I know that too often a lack of faith in Your promises of provision have caused me to seek after the things of this world by myself. I confess this is a lack of faith in You and pray that the eyes of my ahead, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
(Matthew 6:33)
Source: Verse of the day for Matthew 6:33

To Be Equipped To Face The Future Alone

Dear Lord Jesus I am filled with fear and anxiety as I have been left completely alone. I have no one in the world to care for me – no one who is really interested in me – and I am so frightened to have to face the future all on my own.

I do believe in Jesus as my Saviour and I want to draw closer to You and I know from all that I learned as a child that my hope is in You alone.. Lord I have found a scripture in the book of Psalms that says that You put the lonely in families.. and I find that such a comfort..

Please Lord will You do that for me? Lord if this is Your will for me, would You put me into a family and bring some lovely people that will come alongside me and be a family to me – but in any event, I pray that You equip me to live my life and face the future in such a way that is honouring to You.

Thank You Lord that You really do care for me – and I pray that You may even use me to be a comfort to others - who may also facing a future alone, in Jesus name I pray,

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
(Matthew 6:34)
Category: Prayers for Anxiety