Prayers are an important part of our lives, they are the only means of communication with our Blessed father. Sometimes though we need to recite a short prayer, not because we do not have that much to say, but because we do not have enough time to say all we need to say.
The good thing is God is always happy to hear from us, be it a short thank you, or just a short prayer for friends and family. It does not matter just humble yourself and speak to our Heavenly Father, some short prayers you can use include prayers like:
Short Prayers – Prayer for Difficult Times
“Holy Father, I am at a loss for words. I am not sure how to pray in this difficult time. But I know you promise to hear our prayers, so I want to try praying now.
Please be our comfort, support, strength and our shield. Help us overcome all what our enemies try to throw our way.
Lord help us depend on you and find great joy and peace from your presence. Thank you for always loving us and never leaving us. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
– Jennifer O White
Short Prayers – Prayer for Peace
“Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”
– Mary Southerland.
Short Prayers – Prayer for Thanks
“Thank you. I dwell upon your goodness in my life.
I cherish in my heart Your gift to me.
I am so very grateful.
Thank you, Lord. Amen”
Short Prayers – Prayer for the Sick
“May you be embraced by Gods love,
Found deep in His everlasting wings,
Carried and kept safe and cherished.
May the healing power of Jesus Christ
Breath across your being now. Amen”
Short Prayers – Thanksgiving Prayer
“God, thank you for walking with us through the seasons of our lives.
For the winter, when we are held safe in your arms through the darkness and cold.
The hope of spring, as we are filled with new promise and life.
And for autumn days as leaves fall to foster new growth.
You are always with us.
Short Prayers – Prayer for Strength
“Dear God, this morning, I pray that You give me strength today, to be strong in this world full of temptations. You know that there are struggles that I will go through today. I pray that You be with me as I go through them. Carry me when I am too weak. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Gratitude
“Dear Lord, I thank you for waking me today. You have given me yet another sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature and the cool breeze brushing through the trees making the birds sing beautiful songs. I praise You, Lord, for allowing me to live another beautiful day in Your Kingdom. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Perseverance
“Dear Lord, Thank You for your grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Gwen Smith
Short Prayers – Prayer to Praise God
“Dear Lord, I lean on You because I know you care for me. Your strength supports me, Your love carries me. You are here for me: To help me through every hardship. To be my eyes when I feel the need to turn away. To be my ears when I can’t bear to hear what has to be said. To be my heart, always filled with hope and courage. Thank You.
Short Prayers – Prayer of Thanks
“Dear Lord, I know that sometimes I forget to praise You. I know my faith weakens and I even doubt You when things are particularly hard. But, in the end I am always grateful that You love me unconditionally and see to it that I always rise to a new day.
Short Prayers – Prayer for Guidance
“God, help me not to lean on my own understanding, but in everything acknowledge You, so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ name.
Short Prayers – Prayer for Strength
“Dear Lord, please give me the strength in this period of need. Please take away all my worry and give me strength so I can accomplish what is in front of me. I have ultimate trust in you.
Short Prayers – Prayer of Thanks
“Lord, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things I should be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you have given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.”
– Wendy van Eyck, Contributor
Short Prayers – Prayer to Teach Kids Thankfulness
“God, I pray that the message of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice is the root of gratitude in my heart.
– Marie Osborne, Contributor
Short Prayers – Silent Prayer
“God, there is nothing as sure as silence, stillness, and solitude, to help me understand the secrets of myself. I come to You in silent prayer. Reveal Yourself and I will be revealed. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer of Praise
“Dear Lord, please help me to remember that everything is under Your control. There is nothing that can harm me. No one who can hurt me. You are great and powerful Lord, you give me strength to rise above each difficult circumstance and to react with grace to every difficult situation. Praise God, Master of All. Amen”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Service
“Lord, may we always be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time. May we hold back nothing, and hurry to be the ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Jesus who went about doing good for others in times of need. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Thanks
“Dear God, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each one of us. Thank You for making us worthy in Your eyes. Help us live as the ones You uniquely intended us to be. Help us to abide, instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Strength to Serve
“You are my strength Lord Jesus. Help me to carry my responsibilities with grace. Help me to lift each worry or burden to You. Help me to defend truth, justice and righteousness in my practices. You are my strength Jesus. Thank you. Amen”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Self Control
“Lord, today I ask for forgiveness for all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to put myself down myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
– Sarah Coleman
Short Prayers – Prayer for Worry
“Lord, I am tempted to worry about a lot of things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to get through each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
– Mary Southerland
Short Prayers – Prayer for Gods Strength
“God, thank you for your greatness. Thank you for when I am weak, you are strong. Father, the Devil is scheming and I know he aspires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I may not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Debbie Przybylski
Short Prayers – Prayer to Trust in God
“Dear Lord, You have never said it was going to be easy. You simply said, “Trust me.” My faith is strong and I give myself to You completely. I will live this life with gratitude. Appreciating every little thing; its difficulties and pleasures. For all this and more, I am grateful. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Gods Provision
“Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your undying love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of need, for lifting me up, and setting me on high. Thank You for the Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely. In Christ’s name. Amen.”
– Renee Davis
Short Prayers – Prayer for a Heavy Heart
“God, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on me. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Father. I lay these at your feet and pray for your forgiveness in me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you God for your unending love for me! Help me start afresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Rick Warren
Short Prayers – for Guidance
“Dear God, I don’t know who or what will cross my path on this day. But I do know that You are my rock and my fortress. You are my shield and my strong tower. Help me to attach myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not by my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and
Short Prayers – Prayer for Family
“Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of family and friends.
Holding them in my heart is one of the most precious things I will never get tired of. Bless them all, for they deserve all goodness You have given to me. If I happen to do something wrong today, please forgive me. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Forgiveness
“Lord, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things are not going my way. I want to see Your hand in every part of everyday, good or bad. please help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer to the Holy Trinity
“Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
Short Prayers – Obligatory Prayer
“I bear witness, O my God, that You have created me to know You and to worship You. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Your might, to my poverty and to Your wealth.
There is none other God but You, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Kindness
“Dear Lord, If I cannot be brilliant, please let me be kind. If I cannot change the world, atleast let me inspire just one other to do so. If I cannot give away riches, let me be loving. Let me be known for kindness, for it is the greatest glory. Amen”
short Prayers – Prayer for Growing Faith
“Dear God, help me every morning to find faith in the midst of all the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. As I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply infinitely as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more. Amen.”
– Kelly O’Dell Stanley
Short Prayers – morning prayer of thanks
Help me to live today, hand in hand with you. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Existence
“Lord you have made known to me Your deep and mysterious things.
All things exist by You and there is none beside You.
By Your Law You have directed my heart that I set my steps straight forward
upon right path and walk where Thy presence is. Amen.”
The Lord’s Prayer
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your
Your Kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us
not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and forever.
Short Prayers – Serenity Prayer
“Lord grant us the serenity
to accept the things we cannot change;
Courage to change the things we can;
And wisdom to know the difference.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Peace of Mind
“Lord fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit and give Your peace to my soul that I may be free from all unnecessary anxiety, solicitude and worry. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your will may be my will. Amen”
– Francis Xavier Cabrini
Short Prayers – Prayer for Hope and Trust
“Lord, sometimes it does feel like you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be gaining ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our tribulations. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
– Ron Moore
Short Prayers – Prayer for Obedience
“Dear Lord, forgive me for the times when I chose to follow my own will instead of Yours. I know Your plan is the highest and best one for me and I was created in accordance to Your will. Thank You for giving me purpose in my life. Today I choose to seek You and obey Your Word. Amen.”
Short prayers – Prayer Before a Meal
“Bless us, O Lord,
Thy gifts which we are about to receive
from Thy bounty,
Short Prayers – Prayer for Healing
“The lord shall wipe all the tears away from their eyes;
And there will be no more death, neither sorrow, or crying,
There will no more pain of any kind: for all the former shall be passed away. Amen.”
– Revelation 21:4
Short Prayers – Prayer Before a Meal
“Bless us, Heavenly Father, and these gifts we are about to receive
from Your bounty, Through Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Amen.”
Short Prayer for Forgiveness
“Forgive me Holy Father your son, for the wrongs that I have
done on this day.
That with You, the world and myself, may my sleep be peaceful. Amen.”
Short Prayer for Angels Blessing at Bedtime
“Loving Angels please bless keep guard over me while I sleep.
Bless my heart, my home and my spirit as I roam.
Please guard and guide me through the night and
awaken me with the mornings light. Amen.”
Short Prayer for a Patients Recovery
“Today I say a prayer for you, so that God will touch you with His healing hand.
I pray He gives you the comfort and peace you need to get through. Amen”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Healing
“Dear Lord, we pray that You may please lay your healing Hands on all those who are sick. We beg of You to be compassionate on all those who are suffering, so that they may be delivered from their pitiful circumstances. In the Name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”
Short Catholic Prayer – O Virgin Mother
“To you, O Virgin Mother, who has never been touched by the stain of sin,
actual or venial, I would like to recommend to and confide in the purity of my heart. Amen.”
Short Catholic prayer – Prayer to the Guardian Angel
“Good day, to you my Guardian Angel! The night has past and gone.
You have kept watch beside me at midnight just as at dawn. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer for Thanking God
“Dear Lord, I have to thank You for looking past all my faults and for still loving me unconditionally regardless. Please forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me the eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and please show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
Short Prayers – Prayer to Ask for Faith
“Dear Father, please assist me every single morning to find faith in the middle of the chaos in the world. Please Lord give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. Also as I do this, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will increase infinitely as I understand in new and deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”