Short Prayers

Welcome to our list of short prayers. We have sourced the best short Christian prayers on the most popular prayer topics. Prayers that are short are easy to memorize, and great for children to learn as an introduction to Christian prayer.

The nice thing about these prayers is that they are easy to teach to children. If you have ever tried to teach a bunch of Sunday School kids the Nicene Creed, you probably know what I’m talking about. Lets start off with some brief prayers for strength.

short-prayer

 

Short Prayers for Strength

Prayers for strength are great to say on a daily basis, either in the morning, or nightly before bed time.

Read more Prayers for Strength Here

Guide Me Lord

Guide me lord, you are my heart
you are my strength, you are my hope.
Teach me Lord, and guide my way
I love you more each passing day.

A Prayer for Being Grateful

Lord God, may we 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
hasten to be the ministers of prayer and mercy,
like the disciples of Him who went about doing
good in times of need.

prayer-quote

 

Hold my Hand in Weakness

Lord God, you are my strength.
Hold my hand in my weakness and
teach my heart to fly. With you,
there’s nothing to fear, nothing
to worry about. Hold me tight
in your embrace, so that I can
be stronger than the challenges
in my life. Amen.

Short Christian Prayers

Here are some great Christian prayers to memorize and say on a daily basis.

It is good to remember that with God, anything is possible. God gives us hope and guidance when we commit to prayer every day.

A Morning Prayer

Lord help me
to remember
that nothing
is going to happen
to me today
that You and I
together can’t handle.
Amen.

Morning Light

For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends.
For everything Thy goodness sends,
We thank Thee, dearest Lord. Amen.

A Short Prayer to Jesus

May the grace of Christ, our Savior,
And the Father’s boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit’s favor,
Rest upon us from above.

Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.

Amen.

A Short Prayer for Healing

Many of you have asked me to include as short healing prayer as well. This is a good place to start.

Read more Prayers for Healing Here

A Prayer for Healing

Heavenly Father, You are intimately aware
of the struggle I am experiencing —
the pain and the despair. You know
the desire of my heart to be healed
of this illness.

I ask now for Your
healing touch. I know that You are
able and that just like in Bible times,
You can heal me.

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

[Psalm 56:3]

Click here to read more Short Bible Verses

Prayer Request: Post Your Own "Short Prayers"

If you'd like, you can post your prayer below so the PrayWithMe community can help pray with you.

Rules for Posting: All prayers are posted publicly through to this site. Don't use full names or any other identifying information that you wouldn't want out on the web.

Don't post with ALL CAPS, and try to use proper spelling and grammar.

If you can, help pray for others and post comments of support.

Recent prayer requests...

Tap below to see prayers from other visitors to this site.

  • The Rosary Prayer- The Rosary Prayer refers to a form of invocation used in the Catholic Church and to the string of knots or beads used to count the component prayers. The… ...
  • St Anthony Prayer- According to Catholic tradition, prayers to Saint Anthony were to request his aid particularly in finding lost articles. St. Anthony was known as a great… ...
  • Prayers of the Faithful- Prayers of the Faithful Otherwise known as the Universal Prayer or General Intercessions, these prayers are introduced by the celebrating priest, then a deacon or… ...
  • Prayer to Saint Michael- Saint Michael the Archangel held an important heavenly role in doing battle against evil, protecting Christians against assault from the devil.  The prayer to Saint… ...
  • Prayer to heal my parents from cancer- Please God I ask of you to heal my mother and father. They are both battling with cancer and they need you now more than… ...
  • Soften my husbands heart- (Virginia) Dear God,I am asking for something only you can do, please heal my marriage, please soften my husband's heart. My husband will not pay… ...
  • Prayer for my sick mum- Dear Heavenly FatherWe come humbly before you Jehovah and thank you for our Dear MotherThank you for the gify of life We are asking you… ...
  • Prayer for financial help- Heavenly Father please deliver me from this financial hardship I have been going through. Please allow my business to flourish so I may have a… ...
  • A Prayer for Timmy- Dear Lord, Please put a healing hand on Timmy. Please guide the hands of doctors and nurses that are working on him right now. He… ...
  • Prayer for Career Change- Dear Lord,Thank you that I have a job to go to and I am able to provide for my family. Thank you for the gift… ...
  • Thank you- Dear God I would like to thank you for your kindness that you have shown to my family specially to my Auntie Bebot. My Auntie… ...
  • Prayer for a new home- I am praying for a new home. My sister also needs a home and wanted us to buy one together but I am in love… ...
  • Prayer for my Darling firstborn son who is now hospitalized.- Dear Lord, our Farther who art in Heaven. I ask that you grant in Jesus' Holy Name your healing touch today and going forth. My… ...
  • Prayer for a Job- O Sweet Jesus, Who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knockand it shall be opened to you," today as I… ...
  • Prayer for healing and tolerance- I would like to put in a prayer request for my grand mother who gas been unwell for while now. I ask that The Lord… ...
  • Prayer for Protection for the Whole Philippines- Lord God, I humbly ask for your protection. Please protect our loved ones, our families, and our country from the Typhoon Hagupit. Please guide us… ...
  • To get to live around people who loves me- ease pray that I can stay with people who love me. So that I don't have to live alone anymore. Please pray for me that… ...
  • Prayer to Resolve Family Estrangement- Lord, please give me strength and patience to accept my path in life. Please help me through time time of pain knowing that we are… ...
  • Prayer for immediate financial help- St Jude I pray your immediate financial help.i feel so hopeless and all means I tried but nobody understand . I have accumulated too much… ...
  • help this work to be a better place lord- Dear heaven father help us see things your way lord help this work to be a better place lord lord help us endorse each other… ...
More prayers posted in: Well Known