A daily prayer for troubled times

Posted on October 3, 2014 · Posted in Parenting, Prayer

Here is a prayer to pray with your family as you begin the day. It is modeled on the prayer Jesus taught to his disciples.  

Dear Father, we need your help this day. Our world is a mess. But you are holy and worthy of our praise.  We ask that your kingdom will come with power to our family, our lives, our country and our world.  There are many things that trouble us. There are threats of war, disease, terrorism and unrest. We pray that your will be in charge where we are just as you are in heaven.

Father, we ask you give us what need to live this day. We ask that you forgive our sins and that we may have the courage to forgive those who sin against us. 

Keep us from fear and worry. Keep us safe from the evil we see each day.

Give our family peace this day so that we may know joy in obeying you, even when it is hard. Thank you that we can be together as a family. Thank you for Jesus. 


Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.