Trying to build a prayer life can be difficult—whether you don’t know how to pray or you don’t feel like praying. So we’re here to help you connect with God with simple prayers for the everyday. 


What Happened in the Past?

It kind of feels like there are two groups of people: those who look back on history with rose-colored glasses and see only the good, and those who look back on history with scratched sunglasses and see only the bad. In reality, the history of every people group includes the good, bad, and ugly. So, the next time a holiday or memorial pops up, let’s aim to be as honest as we can about both what happened in th and the positive and negative implications these times have had on our present. We can honor moments of courage, and lament times of injustice, while thinking critically about all of the times in between. Maybe this scripture and prayer will help us navigate that together. 

“He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

    and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

He brings princes to naught

    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing” (Isaiah 40:22-23).

A Prayer for Remembering History

History Maker, time is in your hands. You sit at the crossroads of generations, global events, and people groups. You see all, know all, and have the perspective and ability to do what’s best. You direct our steps. You promise to defend the most vulnerable, and to work against those who would take advantage of others. Help me to be an ambassador of your new Kingdom, and join you in fighting injustice. Help me navigate complicated history by honoring good and condemning evil. Help me be honest about the past and remember history as you see it. Amen.

We believe a simple prayer like this helps us in our mission to creatively explore how we connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life. For more everyday prayers, visit this page