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


How Can I Make a Difference?

Many of us want to change the world. We want to make an impact in global issues like modern-day slavery, poverty, and environmental pressures. But then we run into the size of the issues— entire states ravaged by a hurricane, the realization that most of the things we buy are made by sweat-shop labor—and we feel small and insignificant. Sometimes, their magnitude can lead us to give up altogether. 

But we can impact big issues more than we think by small and consistent actions. For example: buying is voting. Every scan of an item is a vote for the types of items we’re looking for. If we consistently purchase things made ethically, even big box chains will begin offering more of those products and less of the others. 

Or, what about the loneliness epidemic? We can’t fix it for everyone, everywhere, but we could be a friend to someone, somewhere, today. Perhaps the goal shouldn’t be “to change the world, but to make it our daily goal to change someone’s world” (Daniel Ryan Day, Ten Days Without). 

If you want to make a difference, but don’t know where to start, here’s a scripture and a prayer to consider. 

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” (Matthew 25:34-36).

A Prayer for Small Changes

Ruler of the Universe, you’re big enough to handle global issues, and you invite me to join you in making all things right. Jesus, you initiated your kingdom, and then called your followers to continue the work on earth as it is in heaven. But as I think about how big these issues are, I’m overwhelmed and feel like I can’t make a difference. Help me trust you to draw my attention to the needs and people you would have me care about today. And may my small, seemingly insignificant, acts of justice be multiplied by you in bringing your kingdom to earth. 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