How do you make prayer a habit? Do this:

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Make Prayer a part of your everyday life.

Nothing in your life is too big or small for God to handle. But sometimes, we need to be reminded that we can talk with Him at any time. Prayer Reminders are perfect for when you need extra encouragement to do just that.

Simply go into your Push Notifications Settings, and tap, “Remind me to pray.” From here, you can set up a time each day to receive a reminder.

Not sure what to pray about? Start here:


A Prayer for Peace

God, thank You for caring for us. You know the things that have been weighing us down with worry, anxiety, or fear. Right now, please guard our hearts and minds with Your peace.

Help us fix our minds on You, and on Your Spirit. Thank You for promising to bring us life and peace. We can rest … because You make us safe.

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A Prayer for Healing

God, Your Word says You answer people when they call on Your name, and You deliver them. Right now, we ask that You would heal those who are sick and hurting. And whether Your healing comes today or 10 years from now, we will continue to praise You, even as we wait for answers.

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A Prayer for Unity

Jesus, thank You for overcoming the world. Because of that, we can experience unity with You. Help us to see all the ways You are at work around us. Draw us closer to You, and help us to look out for the interests of others.

We want Your kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, so unite us in purpose, so that nothing will keep people searching for You from believing in You.

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Where are your thoughts taking you?

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


A Prayer to Renew Your Mind

God, sometimes when I look at the world around me, I feel overwhelmed by anxiety, and my thoughts start to spiral. Oh God, please help me. I need You to change the way I think.

Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts, and Your ways are better than mine. You give hope to the hopeless, and strength to the weak. You alone can renew my mind and remind me of my purpose.

So today, help me to take every thought captive as I give You my concerns. Remind me that You are with me, and that You will continue to instruct and guide me.

Counsel me as I reflect on Your Word, and help me to apply Your truths to my life. Give me the strength I need to do what is right, and help me to pursue You above all else—always.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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For anyone feeling alone, this is for you…

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You are not alone.

Right now, many of us are navigating how we can re-establish connections with friends and family we haven’t seen in a while.

This process takes time, and it can seem frustrating. But even when we feel alone and disconnected, we can seek connection with God through prayer, and ask Him to help us reconnect with the people around us.

God is always with us, and He loves it when we seek out honest conversations with Him.

A Prayer for Connection

God, for many of us, this past year was filled with isolation. Despite technological advances, we watched relationships change and drift apart—and we grieved the loss.

But God, we know You can redeem what’s broken. You care about community, and You created us for connection. And, You also gave us Your Holy Spirit who understands what we are facing and prays on our behalf. So when we feel alone, please remind us that You are near—and that You’re not done working.

Re-establish our relationships and show us how to make meaningful connections—even if it feels uncomfortable at first.

Ultimately, we want our loneliness to lead us closer to You and to the people that You’ve called us to love and support. So take our isolation, our disconnection, our social anxiety, and our fear—and turn it into something beautiful that draws the world closer to You and to each other.

In Jesus’ name,

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How To Pray for Your Family

Family Week

This week, we shared resources for your family that we hope encouraged and inspired you. But this is only the beginning. As you continue to faithfully show up and show love, God will do infinitely more in your family than all that you can ask, hope, or imagine.

To help encourage you as you continue to lead your family, we’ve created four prayers for families. Pick a prayer that relates to your situation, pray it over your relationships, and save it to your Prayer List in the Bible App.

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A Prayer for Families with Young Children

God, children are a gift from You, but raising them is still hard. So when I feel exhausted and weary, please remind me that You are with me. And when I feel overwhelmed, please give me the strength to endure every situation I face. You have called me to parenthood, so please protect my family, and help me to raise my children well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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A Prayer for Families with Teenagers

God, show me how to love my teenagers the way You do. As they start to become more independent, give me discernment. And as they navigate big emotions, help me to be sensitive to their feelings and wise with my responses. Shape them into the people You’ve created them to be and, as You do that, please guard their hearts. Let their identity remain rooted and grounded in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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A Prayer for Families with Adult Children

God, give me wisdom when navigating relationships with my adult children. Before I speak, let me first pause and listen to them. And when I want to fix their problems, let me first call out to You. Protect, establish, and help these adults become the people You’ve called them to be. And as You do that, show me how to meet them where they are. I trust You, and I entrust my children to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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A Prayer for Blended Families

God, You know exactly what our family needs in order to thrive. You understand how hard it is to combine two families, but You also know how rewarding it can be. As we figure out how to lead this family together, please protect our marriage, and help us create meaningful bonds with all our children. Guide us and protect us, and draw us closer to You—and to each other. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Now Available: Guided Prayer!

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When you want to talk with God but you don’t know what to say, Guided Prayer can help you get started.

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What do you talk to God about?

In 2020, we launched YouVersion Prayer: a feature designed to help you have honest conversations with God, in community. Now, you can go even deeper with God in your personal quiet times with the latest YouVersion Prayer experience: Guided Prayer.

Using the Lord’s Prayer as a model, Guided Prayer provides daily prompts that help you reflect on Scripture, draw closer to God, and talk to Him about what’s on your mind:

“Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy…”


Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.


Read this passage again, and think about what it means to be personally known by the one, true God. Sit with this passage for a few minutes, and honor God with your time.

“Give us today the food we need…”


If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.


Talk to God about what you need. Then, consider adding those things to your Prayer List.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one…”


God, nothing is impossible for You. There is no sickness You cannot heal, no disease You cannot cure, and no fight You cannot win. So right now, I am asking You to protect and strengthen me. I need You to show up in my life. Please do what only You can do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Guided Prayer experience is
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