Prayer is powerful. I believe that not only should we pour our hearts out to God with our cares and concerns but we can also use the bible to frame our prayer life for every situation we are going through. Below is an example of taking scripture and turning it into a personal prayer.
Help Me Lord! A Prayer taken from 2 Samuel 22
O Lord my God, by the blast of your breath, split the darkness that has covered me; rescue me from above; draw me out of the deep waters – out of the darkness. Save me from the stranglehold of the enemy and all his power and circumstances that are too strong for me to fight alone. For the enemy came upon me with a fury in the day of my calamity, but, O Lord, be my salvation, be my light, be my hope, be my future. Make my darkness bright and may others see Christ in me. Help me to get out of Your way and to quit trying to control outcomes. Help me to allow your holy spirit to work in my life and to change and mold me. Use me for Your glory and rescue me and set me free by the power of Your glorious might. For You are my salvation.
May I become Your delight and walk with righteousness before Your throne. Break the strongholds that bind me and my family and set us free from the hurts of the past. May we do good before Your face and be a great blessing to You. Thank you that You bore my shame and my despair and please carry it all for me. For I am weak and tired and have no strength left to hide it or “put on a good face”
May I once again, become Your delight. Give me skill to know how to fight this battle, help me to destroy the army that has come against me. Give me the strength of the young and the strong; be my fortress and keep my family and me safe.
I Praise and exalt the rock of my salvation, I will sing praises to your name. For you are a glorious and powerful God.
I ask all of this in the holy and mighty name of Jesus Christ the holy son of God. In Jesus name Amen.
Rhonda Shelford Jansen