The prayer life of a Christian can sometimes become tiresome, especially if you don’t feel like praying. We hope our simple prayers centered around everyday life will provide some guidance and help you grow in your prayer life


Game On

Do you think Jesus played games with his disciples? They spent a lot of time on the road, traveling from village to village. There was time spent sitting around fires. Probably even the time and space to throw some ancient dice, play with rocks, or pick up sticks. In fact, Mancala is one of the oldest games in the world to still be played today, with an early version of the game thought to be found in the ruins of a Roman bathhouse. Perhaps Jesus and his disciples played a version of Mancala? 

Games are a part of ancient history, and we’re convinced that one of the reasons God gave humans their imaginations was to play with each other through the use of strategy and skill. We even think he’s pleased when we have fun together! So, now that we’ve given you an excuse to plan a game night with friends, invite some people over and pray this prayer while you, well, play whatever game you want to! Our choice…Settlers of Catan or Euchre (it’s a Michigan thing). 

“For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;

    I sing for joy at what your hands have done” (Psalm 92:4).

A Prayer for Game Night

Ultimate Strategist, Epic Story Teller, thank you for the gifts of imagination and strategy. Thank you for games, and for inspiring those who make them. Join me and my friends as we laugh, play, and enjoy time together. May our fun remind us of your presence. May our friendship remind us of your love. And may our competitive spirits not cause division, but lead us upward toward humility and joy. And Lord, it would be totally okay with me if you let me win. Amen. 


 Prayers for everyday life are hard to come up with on the spot! If you’re in need of more simple prayers visit this page to help you connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life!