8 Powerful Prayers for Today with Scriptures

A prayer for today is beneficial to a Christian’s life, so we should make this a habit and part of our daily life.

So many things happen and can happen each day of our lives. Some things will make us happy, some will make us sad, others can make us feel excited, and a few can leave us in distress. No matter what we are feeling, we should always have the time and desire to connect with our God and say a prayer for today.

What is a Prayer for Today?

Christians should have time for daily prayer. Paul reminds us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) because it keeps us connected to God and that connection will strengthen our relationship with Him.

A prayer for today is our daily lifeline to God, our Father, to show that we want Him to hear from us and that we trust Him with whatever is going on in our lives. Daily prayers are not only for when we are happy nor are they reserved for when we are in distress. Daily prayers should be a regular part of a Christian’s life.

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What is the Importance of Prayer for Today?


Praying is a privilege given to us by God so that we can always come to Him with anything we have to say. God loves us so He wants to be close to us and we can get closer to Him through prayers.

We share things with people close to us and we share things with people so that we can get closer to them. The same thing goes for our relationship with God. The more we tell Him, the more we learn to trust Him.

Saying thanks

They say actions speak louder than words but words mean a lot too when it comes to expressing our gratitude. God gives us so many blessings every day and we can express our gratitude to Him through prayers.

Seeking forgiveness

We all make mistakes and we all sin but God has been so loving and gracious towards us that He has given us a way to get forgiveness from God, prayer. No matter what kind of damage we make to our relationship with God, if we repent wholeheartedly, He will always restore our relationship.


Obedience is very important in a Christian’s life and daily prayer is one of God’s commands to us. Saying a prayer each day does not just strengthen our relationship with God but also shows Him our willingness to obey and our trust in Him.


God reigns over all and it includes all of us and our lives. Through daily prayer, we can show how we surrender to God and His will in our lives. Prayer can also be a way to be more attuned to God’s will so we can follow Him clearly and easily.

Powerful Prayers for Today

Prayer for strength today

1 Corinthians 16:13

“Keep alert; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Dear Lord,

Many times in the past, my spirit was willing but my flesh was weak, so today, I pray for your everlasting presence, Lord. Please give me strength and inspiration today, oh Lord. I want to obey and make you proud today.

Please help me be better than I was yesterday. Let your omnipotent presence surround me and shower me with your abounding grace. Please help me not to be weak today. Lord, I ask that you give me the strength o resist the Enemy today. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for guidance today

Isaiah 58:11

“The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your needs in parched places and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water whose waters never fail.”

Lord Jesus Christ,

I know that I can be blind to your will and deaf to your message at times. Please guide my path today so that only your way will prevail in my life. Please let your holy name become like a mighty river and let me be swept away in your direction.

Open my heart and mind to our voice today and give me enough wisdom to follow your guidance. Let not my feelings reign over me today but your rich love and truth. Teach me to listen to the Holy Spirit. In your holy name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for wisdom today

Job 28:28

“And this is what he says to all humanity: ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.”

Father God,

You are the one and only God. Today’s prayer is a plea for the wisdom only you can give. You have given King Solomon wisdom and he made people’s lives better. He was known for incredible things no other king managed during their time.

Still, he failed. Help me to not fail today, Father. I pray for wisdom not only to know what to do but more importantly, to know what not to do. May my wisdom be pleasing to you, Father, and may my wisdom lead me closer to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for opportunities today

Ephesians 5:16

“Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.”

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the rest I had the past night and the life this morning. You have given me a new day and a new opportunity, a new beginning, and another chance to aim to be better and do better.

I have faith that this day has different possibilities. Father, I pray for great success despite any negative occurrence. You have performed miracles in the past and I know that you will perform miracles today, oh Lord.

Teach me to turn my shortcoming into opportunities, lessons, and stepping stones. Father, help me to see opportunity even when I fall short, and please help me find peace when I cannot. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for protection today

1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

Dear Lord,

I believe that you are a strong tower for anyone who follows you, that you are a mountain set firmly where we can take refuge. I need your protection today, oh Lord. Let your eyes watch over me today with steadfast love.

I know that your love for me is an unmerited favor but my hope, life, joy, and trust are all in you. Please protect me from everything and everyone who can cause me harm in any way. And most of all, please help me entrust everything to you, especially my worries. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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Prayer for courage today

2 Chronicles 15:7

“But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.”

Dear Lord Jesus Christ,

You are beyond words and you are more powerful than anything in this world. Your glory exceeds everything in heaven and earth. I ask that you lend me some courage today, Lord God. I need tenacious winsome courage to stand strong in the face of adversity.

At times, I feel like I am running forever away from the things that scare me. Let it not be so today, Lord. Please give me the courage to face anything that will come my way. I know that I can only do this with the knowledge that you are always with me. Please let me never forget, Lord God. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for happiness today

Psalm 144:15

“Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord.”

Heavenly Father,

The past few days have been a bit rough and I find myself feeling a little down. I know that you are watching over me and your unconditional love flows freely for me. Let this knowledge be enough to bring me a smile even in the darkest and most difficult of days, Father.

Please help me find joy in the smallest things and teach me to see the beauty in the ordinary. Help me be forever grateful for every gift you send my way, big and small. Let positivity follow me today, Father, and teach me to cultivate a cheerful spirit. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Short prayer for today

1 John 5:14

“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.”

Father God,

I come to you today praying for unconditional love deep in my heart. I pray for protection for me and my family today. Also, I pray for wisdom, courage, strength, and guidance to be successful today. Teach me to trust you with all my heart, Father. I pray in your holy name, Amen.

What is the Best Time of Day to Say a Prayer?

Any time we feel the Holy Spirit compel us to pray is the best time to say a prayer. No matter where we are and what we are doing, we can always rest assured that God hears us and He cares for us and whatever we have to say.

It does not matter how we are feeling at the moment either because we do not have to be happy or at peace before we can pray. No matter what state we are in, we can whisper or cry out to God.

We do not have to worry about what we should say either because God knows what is in our hearts so we can say the same sweet whisper that we have said before. God wants to hear from us anytime, anywhere, anyhow.

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In Summary

Daily prayers may sound tedious at first but once we start making it a habit, we will see and enjoy vast and incredible benefits. We can worship God through prayers and we can show the world that we walk with Him by saying a daily prayer.

We will get to know God and ourselves better when we make daily prayer a part of our daily routine. It does not have to take much time or effort. A simple prayer each day will do. God knows us and understands us no matter what. Start your journey to daily prayer today.

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Alex Shute
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.

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