Good Prayers for Hard Times

Pray One of These Good Prayers When Life Gets Hard

Good Prayers for Hard Times
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3 Good Prayers for Hard Times

"In Hard Times and Good Times" is an original Christian poem you can pray when life is the hardest and when times are good. It's for anyone in need of strength, wisdom, and goodness,

In Hard Times and Good Times

Father, I pray for all those in need,
For all of my friends and my family.
I pray for your strength to see us all through,
When life is the hardest and when times are good.

Father, when life seems to throw us a curve,
When we are unsettled, upset and unnerved.
I pray for your wisdom to carry us through,
When life is the hardest and when times are good.

Father, there is never a good time for sorrow,
Or the pain of uncertainty that comes with tomorrow.
I pray for your goodness to see us all through,
When life is the hardest and when times are good.

Father, you promised in your Holy Word
To never forsake us—of this we're assured.
I pray for our Savior to carry us through,
When life is the hardest and when times are good.

Father, I thank you for hearing my prayer,
I thank you for Jesus, who showed us he cared.
I pray for your Spirit to see us all through,
When life is the hardest and when times are good.

--Submitted by John Knighton

"The Sign of the Cross" is an original poem about learning to die so that we might live by Lisa Marcelletti.

The Sign of the Cross

We must learn to ache
And never make it our albatross
We must learn instead to live
By the sign of the cross

It's a sign to greet the morning sun
A sign that meets when dawn has come
It's a sign that reassures us
That our Savior's standing by

We must die
So we may live again
Dying is no loss
When we live by
The sign of the cross

--Submitted by Lisa Marcelletti

"A Prayer to the Shepherd" is an original poem based on Psalm 23.

It is a companion poem to "Prayer to the Lamb" by Trudy Vander Veen.

A Prayer to the Shepherd

Dear Lord, you are my Shepherd;
Your flock you safely keep.
And I am blessed and happy
Because I am your sheep!

Let me lie down, Good Shepherd,
In pastures soft and green,
When I am thirsty, lead me
Beside a quiet stream.

When I am weak and weary,
Restore my strength, I pray.
O, lead me in good pathways
Don’t let me go astray!

Be with me in the valleys
Of darkness, death and shade;
For with my Shepherd near me
I shall not be afraid.

Good Shepherd, hold me closely
Within your loving arms,
With rod and staff protect me
And keep me safe from harm.

When I sit at your table,
Let love and joy outpour
Until my cup runs over
And it can hold no more!

O, let your loving kindness
Be with me all my days,
And then take me, Good Shepherd,
To live with you always.

--Submitted by Trudy Vander Veen

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