8 Powerful Ways How to End a Prayer

Most of us grew up being taught how to start a prayer but how many of us were ever taught how to end a prayer?

Ending a prayer is as important as starting a prayer. But how many of us rush into ending our prayers or do not fully understand the last few words of our closing prayers?

In today’s blog, we will talk about how we can make our prayer life more powerful by being intentional with our closing prayers. We will also talk about ways in which we can start and end our prayers to Jesus Christ.

How to End a Prayer

The Importance of Knowing How to End a Prayer

Prayer is a conversation with God. Just as we would not end a conversation with a friend abruptly, we should not end our prayers abruptly either.

There are many amazing ways to end a prayer, but there are three main elements that should be included: thanking God, praising God, and surrendering to God. Thanking God shows our appreciation for all He has done for us. Praising God demonstrates our reverence and worship for Him. Surrendering to God reminds us that we are not in control and that He will be done.

When we take the time to properly end our prayers, we are showing God that we value Him and our relationship with Him. We are telling Him that we are willing to submit to His will and that we trust Him. 

So how you end your prayer is just as important as how you begin it. Be sure to include these three elements the next time you pray and see how your relationship with God grows as a result.

Easy Steps How to Begin and End a Prayer

Addressing God

When it comes to how to properly address our Lord Jesus Christ when praying, there are a few things to keep in mind.

It’s important to remember that God is all-knowing and all-powerful, so there’s no need to try to impress Him with flowery language or long-winded speeches. Instead, simply speak from the heart and be honest about your thoughts and feelings.

God is often referred to as “Heavenly Father,” and there’s a good reason for that. Just as our earthly fathers are someone we can go to for guidance and protection, our Heavenly Father is always there for us.

Be sincere in our desire to commune with God. Whether we call Him “Father,” “Lord,” or simply “God,” He knows our hearts and will respond accordingly. By following these simple tips, you can be sure that you are addressing God in the best way possible.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an important part of our prayers. When we pray with a grateful heart to our Almighty God, it allows us to magnify God’s goodness in our lives.

It opens our eyes to the countless times that the Holy Spirit has helped us and come through for us. It allows us to remember how our Lord God used God’s people and God’s word to pour His blessings and protection over us.

Here are some helpful tips:

  1. First, take a moment to reflect on all the blessings in your life. What are you thankful for? This can be anything from your health and happiness to your family and friends.
  2. Next, express your thanks to God for these blessings. Thank Him for His goodness and His mercy.
  3. Finally, ask God to help you live a thankful life. Ask Him to help you see His blessings even when life is tough.

Thanksgiving should not only be done in a church service or a Christian prayer. Thanksgiving should be a lifestyle.

Ask

When we refer to God as “Father,” it’s important to remember that He is the father of all humanity, not just Christians. So when we pray, we should try to include everyone in our petitions, not just ourselves or other believers. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you as you lay your requests before Christ Jesus.

Additionally, some people find it helpful to imagine Jesus as their intercessor when they pray, picturing Him speaking on their behalf to the Father. Others prefer to directly address God the Father, without using Jesus as a mediator. There is no wrong way to do this; it’s simply a matter of personal preference.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help or guidance when you need it. Our Almighty God wants us to turn to Him in times of trouble, and through the Holy Spirit, He is always willing to lend a helping hand.

James 4:2-3 reminds us that when we ask from our Lord Jesus Christ, it is essential that we first check our hearts before we ask from God. Are we asking from a place of wanting more for ourselves? Or are we asking from a place where we can further God’s Kingdom? When we ask from Jesus Christ, it is important to always do a heart check of our intentions.

The second part is to ask and ask in His name. Never limit your prayers. As God’s people, we can ask in His name. The Lord’s prayer is a perfect example of how we can ask. When God mentions in the Lord’s prayer to “give us today our daily bread”, that means that we should also ask daily from God – a daily communion – until our prayers bear fruit.

Closing Prayer

Amen. There. Now how was that? Not too bad, right? Giving closing prayers in a church service or being asked to lead a Christian prayer can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are a few tips to help you end your prayer on a high note, may it be in a small crowd or even in a church service.

First, remember to keep it simple. Your closing prayer should be easy for everyone to understand and follow.

Second, don’t be afraid to be creative. If you’re struggling to find the right words, try thinking of a metaphor or analogy that captures the essence of what you’re trying to say.

Finally, don’t forget to say “Amen.” This is the most important part of the closing prayer, so make sure you emphasize it.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to give a closing prayer that resonates with everyone in the room. Our attitude toward our end-prayer says a lot about our confidence in God.

Common Ways How to End a Prayer

How to End a Prayer

Amen

Amen is how we end our prayers. It is a Hebrew word that means “so be it” or “let it be so.” When we say amen at the end of a prayer or even a church service, we are affirming our faith that our Lord God will answer our prayer and bring about His will in our lives.

Amen is also a declaration of our trust in God. We are saying that even though we may not know how He will answer our prayer, we trust that He will do what is best for us. It is an affirmation of our hope in God’s promises. We are saying that we believe He will keep His promises to us, even when things are difficult.

Amen is an act of obedience. We are acknowledging that God is in control and we surrender to His leading and how the Holy Spirit will show up in our lives. When we say amen, we are agreeing with God that His ways are best for us, even when we don’t understand them.

Amen is a statement of faith. We are declaring our belief that God is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do. Amen is how we end our prayers, but it is also how we begin our life of faith.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

When we end our prayers with “In Jesus’ Name, Amen,” we are acknowledging that Jesus is the source of our salvation and the one who hears and answers our prayers. (John 14:13)

By ending our prayers with In Jesus’ Name, Amen, we are affirming our belief that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and that He has the power to answer our prayers.

We are also asking the Holy Spirit to work in and through us to accomplish His will on earth. When we pray In Jesus’ Name, Amen, we are putting our faith and trust in the one true God.

All God’s People Said, Amen.

When we say, “All God’s people said, Amen,” we’re affirming that we stand with all of God’s people – past, present, and future – in agreement with what we’ve prayed. We’re also affirming our belief that God hears and will answer our prayers.

So next time you’re not sure how to end your prayer, remember: all you need to do is say, “Amen.” It’s a simple way to show your faith and unity with all of God’s people.

We pray this because we trust and believe in you.

When we end our prayers with “We pray this because we trust and believe in you,” it is a statement of faith.

We are saying that even though we may not know how things will turn out, we trust that God is in control and that He will work everything out for our good.

This type of prayer is sometimes called a “petitionary prayer,” because we are asking God to intervene on our behalf. However, it is also an expression of our faith and trust in Him, knowing that He hears us and will answer us according to His will.

Whether our prayers are answered the way we want them to be or not, we can rest assured that God knows what is best for us and will work all things together for our good.

To God Be All and The Only Glory Forever and Ever, Amen

Most of us grew up being taught how to start prayer by saying “Dear God” or some variation thereof. But how many of us were ever taught how to end a prayer? “To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen” (Philippians 4:20) is one of the popular prayers, but what does it mean?

Many people interpret it as meaning that we should give God all the glory for everything that happens in our lives, both good and bad. Others interpret it as meaning that we should ask for God’s glory to be present in our lives forever. And still, others interpret it as meaning that we should simply say “In Jesus Name, Amen” to agree with everything that was said in the prayer.

As long as we are sincere in our words and have a desire to commune with God, He will hear us. So go ahead and finish your next prayer with “To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen.” (Galatians 1:5) Who knows, it might just be the best way to end a prayer after all.

Help us to remember your words so we don’t sin against you. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

When we end our prayers with “Help us to remember your words so we don’t sin against you. In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen,” we are asking for God’s help in remaining obedient to His Word.

We know that we are prone to sin and that only by God’s grace can we hope to avoid it. By reminding ourselves of His Words, we can better keep ourselves from straying into sin.

And by ending our prayers in Jesus’ name, we are affirming our trust in Him to help us remain faithful. Amen.

Help us become more like you and listen to us when you speak. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

When we choose and decide to end our prayers with “Help us become more like you and listen to us when you speak. In Jesus’ Name, Amen,” we are asking God’s help and the Holy Spirit to help us grow closer to Him; and be sensitive to His voice so we can to listen to His guidance.

This is a humble request, acknowledging that we need God’s help to become more Christ-like. It also shows our trust in God, that we believe He will answer our prayer and help us on our journey.

In Everything We Do, May You Get the Glory. We believe and pray in the Mighty and Powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

One of the most common ways to end prayer is with the phrase “In everything we do, may you get the glory. We believe and pray in the Mighty and Powerful name of Jesus, Amen.”

This phrase is a reminder that God should be at the center of all that we do. It also expresses our belief that God will answer our prayers. And finally, it is a way of saying that we are praying in the name of Jesus. This phrase is not the only way to end a prayer, but it is a popular choice because it covers all of these bases.

4 Closing Prayers to End a Meeting or Gathering

Prayer to End a Church Meeting

God, we’re glad You met us here tonight and that the speaker told us Your Word. May the songs and sermons here touch every soul, and may every soul take to heart the Word that was spoken. We pray that everyone who needed an answer got one and that everyone who needed a special touch got one. Bless each of us and keep us safe until we can get together again. In the powerful and mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Prayer To End A School Board Meeting

In the name of our Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, we want to thank you for helping us end this meeting well and for giving us peace. We talked about problems that affect this school and came to a decision. As we go our separate ways, may your love keep us together forever so we can talk with one mind. Bless us, as you promised, in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen

Prayer to end the meeting and thank God for a successful one

We thank you, God, for this beautiful day. Thank you for making sure that the meeting went well. Lord, let what we’ve talked about here help us and other people. Don’t let the enemy steal from our hearts what we have been taught. Cover us with the blood of your son Jesus and show us how to use what we’ve learned here for your glory. We believe and pray in the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer at the end of a church fellowship meeting

Oh, God in heaven, what a joy it is to be in your presence at this time. In the name of our Lord Jesus, we want to thank you for letting us have this meeting and for helping us finish well. The time has come for us to leave this place, and we want you to go with us. Thank you for the never-ending and immeasurable love you have for us. As we leave this place, let Your presence continue to be with us and accompany us.

How to End a Prayer

In Conclusion

Remember, there is no wrong way to end a prayer as long as your heart is in the right place. So go ahead and choose the phrase that feels most natural to you.

And remember, the most important part of prayer is not how you start or how you finish, but how you live your life in between.

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Alex Shute
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Alex Shute, MBA
Alex is a family man and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. His passion is to serve the global Church and bring people of diverse backgrounds together to learn & grow.