Prayer for the Faithful
Prayer is an incredible way to reach out to God and ask for His mercy and blessing. We can help you deliver your prayers to one of the holiest places in the world, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Experience the power of prayer in your life and allow the Church’s religious order to pray on your behalf. On this page, you’ll find prayers of the faithful, which we can take to the church and email you photos of your prayer and candle.
Prayers of the faithful refer to intercessory prayers, often prayed by a lay member of the congregation or by a person in authority, such as a minister or priest. The faithful are those who know that God is always there, always providing His protection. Even when things don’t go well or if there are trials and tribulations, He is there. As long as you remain faithful, you can face anything with Him by your side.
The Bible promises that those who are faithful to God will be rewarded. They will rejoice and will bear up under even the worst tribulations, constantly engaging in prayer. If you wish to stay strong, you have only to turn to God. Your own strength will never be enough, but His is all encompassing and will carry you through.
Whether you are praying for family, school, or those who have gone before us, rejoice always and trust in the Lord to provide and protect. He is all knowing, all around us, and all loving. His love never falters and neither does His strength. When you feel weak, merely turn to the Lord and bend your knee in prayer to regain your footing. He is always faithful and will never leave you alone.
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Lord of All, my Alpha and Omega, I come before You in all faithfulness, knowing that You and You alone are the solution to my problems. Bring me peace about the decisions I am facing and help me see Your hand in everything that I do. I’m here to serve you, Lord, and all I ask is that You make use of me. I trust You to guide me and to protect me. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL WEDDING
In the name of God, I pray for your protection over this couple. Bind them together in Your name, Lord and bring them an abundance of life that will see them through the good times and the bad. As they go forward in their new life together, I pray that You will show them the path You intend them to follow. Bring them peace as they follow You, O Lord, and may their love for You and for each other always remain strong, regardless of the circumstance. Help them to remember to turn to You when things seem bleak and bring them happiness and joy in all that they do. In Your Name we trust, Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR STUDENTS
Dear Lord, I thank You for the opportunity to study and the ability to do so in accordance to Your Will. I ask that You create an environment conducive to study and aid me as I strive to serve You more each day. Let me be a shining light to others in my classroom. Thank You for your graciousness and for watching over me. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR SCHOOL
Father in Heaven, we pray to You today to make today a day of learning and of bearing witness for you, O Lord. Place this school under Your mighty protection and help us walk in Your perfect path as we go from class to class. Let us do Your Will, not ours, as we study today. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL FOR FAMILY
God and Father of us all, we come before you to thank you for Your great mercy and goodness, shown to us. You have made a family in the Church, with strong bonds and an everlasting love. We pray that you make us a mirror of Your love, piety and justice in the world. Help us share your love within our families, loving with Your eternal love. Stir up the champions of the family that we may bear the message of Jesus Christ, that parents may exercise authority over their children and children obedience to their parents. In Your Name we trust, Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL FOR CHILDREN
Lord Jesus, I come to you in my time of need, to beg Your mercy for my children as they go forth into the world. Please look after them and surround them with your unbreakable hedge of protection. Keep them safe as they bear witness to Your all encompassing love and mercy. As these children are exposed to things in the world that they know are wrong, I pray for the strength to resist temptation and to stay strong in their faith in You, O Lord. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL YEAR OF MERCY
Dear God in Heaven, we give thanks for the mercy you have shown us and fall upon our knees before you, asking that you consecrate each person here with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Give us a year of Your grace and bring us, Your church, into your glory. Let us rise as Your visible face here on Earth, let us share the gift of your mercy and grace with everyone that walks the Earth. This we pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL FUNERAL
We give thanks for _____, and for the ways he/she touched each of our lives. He/she was a true faithful brother/sister in Christ. Lord, let us put aside our sorrow and rejoice with him/her as he/she is rejoicing in Heaven.
So that in Him in every respect you were enriched, in full power and readiness of speech (to speak of your faith) and complete knowledge and illumination.
1 Corinthians 1:5
And Whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and really believing, you will receive.
My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.
1 John 3:18