12 Great Short Prayers: A Collection for Busy Prayerful People

Prayers for Busy Modern Lives

1. Lord, help me keep my big mouth shut today. (Graffito in the subway, Boston, Mass.)

2. Deliver me from myself. (Leon Lacey)

3. Give me strength.

4. Lord, I believe; help my unbelief. (Mark 9:24)

5. Dear God, thank You for not giving me what I used to pray for.

6. God bless everybody; no exceptions. (Bumper sticker)

7. God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:2)

8. Thank You for the birds that sing. Thank You, God, for everything. (Edith Rutter-Leatham)

9. Have mercy on me, O Lord. (Psalm 6:1)

10. Thank You for this uneventful day.

11. Lord, protect me from the consequences of my prayers. (Douglas Adams)

12. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -Reinhold Niebuhr

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Brett Winn 5 years ago from US

I love numbers five and ten ....

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SylviaSky 5 years ago from USA Author

Thank you. Those are the only two on this list that I wrote myself!

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MsDora 5 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted USEFUL and INTERESTING! They're all beautiful and meaningful.

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Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

Great prayers...some times shorter ones really work better.

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