Monday, March 8, 2021

Prayers to Get You Through the Day

As a mom, wife, sister, and employee, the need for God’s constant presence through prayer is inevitable and palpable. When I’m flustered by the day-to-day tasks of motherhood, it is then I turn my gaze upwards seeking the One from whom my help comes. When I feel alone or unheard, I turn to Him remembering that he always hears me. When I’m at crossroads with decision-making, I seek wisdom from His voice and His word. At the end of each day, no matter how it went, I’m grateful that I made it to the end of the day, with His help.

I've shared my Benefit of the Doubt prayer here; the remainder can be found over at ibelieve.

Father, help me to believe the best of people. Help me not to live life as a victim, always thinking that someone is out to get me. Help me to understand that I’m worthy of love, kindness, and grace because You made me, love me, and died for me. 

As a recipient of your gifts of love, kindness, and grace, help me to extend these to others. Help me not to always think of myself first but to esteem others better than myself (Philippians 2:3). Help me to discern between an unintentional mistake and intentional hurt.

Those who intentionally hurt me have made their hearts known and I know you’ll provide wisdom for how to respond to my enemies. I pray also for those who aren’t my enemies, yet somehow they hurt me. Enemies or not, help me to see them as you see them – as image-bearers. 

Help me to remember what your Word says and to not keep score of hurts. Help me in love to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things (1 Corinthians 13:7). When I have the choice to believe the good or the bad in others, help me to choose the good. Yes, Lord, this is especially hard for me, but I’m trusting you to change my heart (Psalms 51:10) and make it ever new so I can be like you.  As I am a recipient of your love and grace, may I pass this on to others.

In Jesus’ name,


Do you struggle with giving others the benefit of the doubt? 

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  1. Just beautiful! Your words are an encouragement to me. May we all strive to implement this mindset, with God's help. Thank you!

  2. I love the "benefit of doubt" prayer. Great post, Nylse.

  3. I have been praying a lot of scripture lately and this goes hand in hand with that.

  4. Dear Nylse, what tender, poignant words! And how spot on for me. Thank you for sharing your heart so that, as sisters, we can lift ours in a sweet chorus to our Heavenly Father's ears. Blessings!

  5. Prayer woven into the fabric of my day always makes a difference in the way I view the world.

    1. I agree when we stay focused on God everything else goes better.

  6. I am not a religious person, but this is beautiful #mischiefandmemories@_karendennis

  7. Such a great reminder that we can t urn our gaze upward towards God at any moment during the day. Thanks for sharing. #MischiefAndMemories

  8. What great prayer direction. Thank you!

  9. What great prayer direction. Thank you!

  10. These are lovely words. Thank you for joining us for the #mischiefandmemories linky.

  11. Nylse, thanks so much for sharing this timely post. I usually do not struggle with giving people the benefit of the doubt, but lately I have been. This past year has shifted my perspective too far away from my true nature. This was a much needed reminder!


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  13. Thanks so much for sharing with us on #MischiefAndMemories

  14. I LOVE this prayer, Nylse. Thank you for providing it. Sometimes we need to borrow others' words to know just what to say.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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