Powerful prayers straight from the Bible

Use them for a season, make your own version as well

Christians know the significance and importance of the Bible. It has the living Word. Jesus Christ is the word that became flesh. The power of the Bible to give answers to any life situation is too good, this needs to be experienced. Many have got transformed lives since they just held on to one verse from the Bible. For some it’s a chapter. Reading aloud, praying of the Psalm 91 has been cited by many across the world for the amazing life protection many have received in spite of extremely testing situations. Less than 5 years ago, during an air crash in which many were killed, a passenger, a football star, who had escaped death, testified of the grace from God towards his simple faith on shield of protection from the psalm 91.

Many know the importance of prayer – communication with God. Yet many slips in the process. A sincere conversation is what it takes to converse with a friend. Yet many do not get it right in the matter of conversing with our Heavenly father. A father who loved us first.

There are a few portions, which I have personally liked. Here is one from the Book of Samuel, Chapter 2, verse 1 to 10. This beautiful prayer was from Hannah. You know here as the mother of Samuel. She prayed this when she was still barren before the birth of Samuel.

My heart exults and triumphs in the Lord; my horn (my strength) is lifted up in the Lord. My mouth is no longer silent, for it is opened wide over my enemies, because I rejoice in Your salvation.

There is none holy like the Lord, there is none besides You; there is no Rock like our God.

Talk no more so very proudly; let not arrogance go forth from your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.

The bows of the mighty are broken, and those who stumbled are girded with strength.

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children languishes and is forlorn.

The Lord slays and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low, and He lifts up.

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and He has set the world upon them.

He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His King and exalt the power of His anointed Jesus Christ. (1 Samuel 2:1 to 10)

One of the shorter prayers in the Bible is the Prayer of Jabez. Jabez cried out to God in this prayer.

Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10)