Devotions for Women by Anna Szabo of Online Discipleship for Women

Dear #TruePrincesses! Submit your prayer request here so I can lift you up in prayer. Use the comment box on the bottom of this page as your free online prayer request form. I’m also sharing with you some Christian prayer examples to help you in your conversations with God. May they be a blessing to you!

“Whoever Brings Blessing Will be Enriched” Proverbs 11:25

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The Benefits of Prayer

Why did I create this online prayer request page?

Because so many people prayed for me throughout my journey of life!

Prayers of others helped me persevere and heal.

Everyone needs prayers.

Who’s lifting YOU up to God?

Submit your prayer request in comments below and I will pray for you.

Let me know about your life situation. Tell me your first name. Help me understand what you need. Describe the challenges you’re going through so that I can create the prayers that are tailored to your unique situation.

I typically write out all my prayers either digitally or in my paper journal.

Why prayers matter?

It’s good when others walk with you and pray for you.

It’s also important that you yourself pray to God.

There are many mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of Christian prayer.

What Are The Benefits of Prayer?


1. Prayer helps us communicate our thoughts out loud

2. Prayer allows us to understand our life and process it

3. Prayer encourages us to have genuine conversations with God

4. Prayer rejuvenates our soul and renews our hope

5. Prayer expresses our faith declaring our confidence in God’s promises

How To Pray - Anna Szabo of Online Discipleship for Women

You can experience the benefits of Christian prayer whether you yourself pray or someone prays for you.

I am here to lift you up in prayer.

Use this page as your online prayer request submission form.

I read comments daily.

If you’d like to pray for yourself and don’t know where to start, here are some tips to help you have genuine conversations with God.

How To Pray

When I first was learning how to pray, it appeared to be complicated. I thought I needed to wear special clothes, use special language, be in a special location… Not at all!

Jesus encourages as to come as we are. No need to check any performance boxes. I’ve learned to pray wherever and everywhere, any time and all the time, whether I’m wearing anything or nothing.

“If you want to know how to pray, it’s simple: do it anywhere, any time, wearing anything or nothing, saying to God exactly what you feel and need using your own words.” (tweet this)

Anna Szabo

How to Pray to God

  1. Decide to pray to God wherever you are, regardless of your surroundings or appearances.

    How To Pray Anywhere Any Time

  2. Focus on God’s promises in the Bible, declare to Him that you trust His faithfulness and goodness.

    Christian Meditation for women by Anna Szabo

  3. Open your heart to God in prayer and cast your anxieties and worries of Him because He cares.

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  4. Believe wholeheartedly that God hears your prayer requests and will answer them.

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Praying to God is a transformational experience. It humbles and rejuvenates you from the inside out.

It gives you mental clarity, spiritual energy, and physical strength.

The habit of praying to God daily helps me stay enthusiastic about my life and focused on those priorities that truly matter.

Here’s a YouTube video I created talking about how to pray to God:

My 20 Biblical Prayers

If you’re interested in praying about a specific topic but just can’t seem to find the right words, below are some of the prayers I created to help you.

Each prayer example is autobiographical and relates to my own pain and suffering as I was enduring adversity.

I hope that seeing this prayer example list you’ll be encouraged to pray to God in your very own words.

Prayer for God’s Guidance 

Lord, I need you!   #PoemsFromGod

Lord, I need you every hour, every moment of every day.
I need your guidance, your mercy, hold on to me tight.
I need you to never let go of me as I pray.
I need you to lead me, to renew me, to help me stay humble and kind. 

Every morning I start with my list of gratitude, God.
Every day I realize my weakness and your strength in it.
Every moment I reach out to you because I never forgot,
That I need you... Without you I've already reached my limit.

7/23/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for Redemption

"Failing Forward" #PoemsFromGod

You give or allow adversity.
"Why?" - I  ask myself often.
To develop our character diversity - 
You love us too much, and this faith makes my heart soften.

To ensure we are more Christ-like,
To prepare us for eternity,
Though the journey can be quite a hike,
It helps to have support of our Christian fraternity.

We suffer, struggle, and hustle
But there's no failing.
We develop our faith muscle.
Though often we appear ailing.

When stumbling upon a road block,
We must remember your promises in the Word.
Even if we just stand there and gawk,
We are truly failing forward, as long as we become a dedicated Bible nerd.

On our journey to sanctification 
We must believe that you're always good.
You sent your only son to pay for our salvation.
I wouldn't want to take His place even if I could.

Remembering what happened on the cross,
I'm in awe from your perfect love:
You endured such an unimaginable loss,
To promote me in this life beyond and above.

And in the light of your selfless sacrifice,
I'm leaving the earthly chaotic mayhem sea, walking shoreward,
My failures have been redeemed at a bloody price,
So as your special, chosen, beloved daughter, I am only failing forward.

3/10/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for God’s Peace

"God's Peace" #PoemsFromGod

Your peace rules now in my heart,
With love and joy and full devotion.
I don't pursue or seek it hard -
From abiding in you comes this sacred emotion. 

I make every effort to live at peace
With everyone, but I fail often.
From condemnation with mercy me you release.
Through the humbling journey my heart you soften.
I cast my anxieties on you in prayer,
Because you care and your son for me you sacrificed.
I don't do wrong for wrong and evade every naysayer,
Your peace guards my mind and heart in Jesus Christ. 

8/10/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for God’s Love and Comfort

"I Need Your Love, God" #PoemsFromGod

I'm hurt and overwhelmed, God.
I feel weak and I need your strength.
I need your help with the very basics of life.
I can't do anything on my own anymore.

I love you more than I love anyone else. 
I want to honor you more than I want anything.
I ask for peace that passes all understanding.
I need your love to comfort me with affection.

8/2/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for God’s Special Grace

"I'm Grateful for Your Speacial Grace" #PoemsFromGod

We often ask in desperation 
If you are actually always good:
Some Bible verses cause frustration,
Their meaning is misunderstood.

We wonder if a good, good Father
Who promised numbering our hair,
Protecting us, promoting further
Can actually cause us such despair.

These days I'm studying you closely,
By trials I now am refined.
On grace my mind is focused mostly -
Your common grace and special kind.

You give your common grace to many,
No matter lifestyle or belief,
By meeting basic needs of any
Policeman, president, or thief. 

But there's also special blessing
You give to some with special grace
Divorce, or cancer, or depressing
Brain tumor, or a stalking case.

The loss of child to a shooting,
Or jumping off a building top,
Or drugs addiction, prosecuting,
Or taking pills at school workshop.

Or being pregnant with dead baby,
Or being homeless for a while,
Enduring violence, rape, or maybe
Surviving workplace that's hostile.

Can really be that, God, your kindness
And goodness, tenderness, and grace
Are all our own naive and blindness,
And other view we must embrace?
 
But asking this, I look back closely
On one example of my life:
Domestic Violence, despair mostly,
Enduring beatings, threats, and strife.

It wasn't pretty at the time,
But looking back, I see your purpose - 
You drew me to you through that crime,
To my salvation that was service.

Another instance is divorce
With man who lured me into marriage.
Not anything you would endorse
Yet, you worked that to my advantage.

You grew me, pruned me, rid me of
My flesh, my anger and resentment,
Replacing them with skills to love,
With joy, with peace, and with contentment.

So, God, can actually I agree
That you are good and your will's perfect?
I know my trials you decree,
But from the pain I always profit.

I gain awareness, I gain gifts
Of faith, and hope, and perseverance,
On you rely I as life shifts.
I trust your holy interference.

I trust your word. I trust your plan.
I trust your truth and your commitment
To use for good my one lifespan
And bless me with a royal treatment:

A party in your daughter’s name,
A feast with Jesus in His glory,
Saluting reasons why I came -
My messed up life and troubled story.

In mess, you drew me close to you,
Revealing purposefully your goodness,
You made me like a baby - new.
You gave me heaven and fresh pureness.

You've taught me grace, you've taught me love,
Acceptance, mercy, and forgiveness.
About you I've learned enough
To be, with Jesus, strong and fearless.

I claim you're good. I claim you're my
Protective, loving, caring Father.
I hurt from pain, I can't deny
But through tough times you've grown me further.

I thank you for your special grace,
I thank you for each gift and blessing,
I thank you for this broken place,
From which your goodness I'm professing. 

7/30/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for the Presence of Jesus

"Jesus' Calling and Presence" #PoemsFromGod

You called us to confess, repent, ask forgiveness.
You called us to rejoice and go the second mile.
Of your amazing grace I've now been a witness
And want to follow you with genuine desire.

You called us not to lust and Father's law to honor,
Our enemies to love and practice self-control.
Your verses every day within my heart I ponder,
Reminding that you are the owner of my soul.

You called us not to judge and choose the narrow pathway,
To ask, and seek, and knock, and treasures to give up.
You asked us not to fear, regardless of the dismay,
To be courageous, strong, and daringly standup.

You asked us to be servants, to pray in faith and sureness
That you will hear our crying and answer every time.
You asked us not to doubt and demonstrate matureness,
So others come to you observing us in prime. 

For gift of my salvation to you I'm very grateful,
I want to honor you and patiently obey.
In trials and tribulations I am remaining faithful,
Remembering you're near and never far away.

8/21/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for Prosperity and Abundance

"Prayer for Prosperity" #PoemsFromGod

Dear God,

I thank you for meeting my every need.
Life is tough and weary at this time,
But I haven't gone without, indeed,
And I've learned to live abundantly on just a dime.

God, I've prayed to you for purpose and peace,
But today I'm praying for opportunity and prosperity.
As I'm standing here crying on my knees,
About how to make ends meet I have no clarity.

God, I know your plan for me is to prosper.
I've lost everything and I wonder how to survive.
I'm so devastated in this financial disaster,
But my hope is in you, and you want me to thrive.

God, please help me and show me the way.
What is my next step to be able to make a good living? 
I'm not ashamed about money to pray.
In your promise of my prosperity I am believing.

11/7/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for Your Husband

"Praying for My Husband"  #PoemsFromGod

God, I'm praying for my husband,
Thanking you for him at first
And confessing: him I love, and
Asking you to fill his thirst...

To be Christ-like and a leader,
Sober-minded and steadfast,
Sacrificial and truth-seeker,
Dignified, with sound faith...

Self-controlling be and loving,
Peaceful and understanding,
To be honoring, churchgoing,
And provider outstanding. 

Thank you, God, again for him,
Thank you for his precious life,
Bless him, Father, and redeem,
In Jesus' name - his loving wife.

8/23/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for Wisdom to Trust in God’s Plan 

"I Trust You With The Troubles In This World" #PoemsFromGod

You said we will have troubles in this world.
I would have sure preferred to avoid all my  trials...
But you also promised to defeat every sword,
And with no battles to fight, how could I ever feel the perfect love as your special child? 

You promised protection, you promised peace.
You asked to not lean on my own comprehension.
So, as I'm standing here, crying on my knees,
I trust you still and your perfect plan for my eternal salvation.

3/6/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer Declaration of Wisdom

 "I am Prudent and Wise"  #PoemsFromGod

I am wise and I show a good judgement.
Jesus has become for us wisdom from God.
My experiences for the hope of others are meant.
My wisdom is with the Holy Spirit intact.

I am prudent and I show a keen mental discernment.
My conduct is in accordance with God's Word determined.
I am careful, reasonable, certain, and decreed.
I am aware, rational, logical, and concrete.

© Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer Declaring Surrender to God 

"I'm Surrendered to Thee" #PoemsFromGod

I am fearfully and wonderfully made
By God Almighty, the Great I Am.
Old things all past away at once,
And I am a new creation in Christ.

I die in my flesh and walk in the Spirit,
I choose kindness and humbleness.
The harder the journey, the more I grow from it.
You offer to me no condemnation 

And you provide an escape
From every temptation.
I choose to lose so I can win,
I'm prudent, not simple, following your written will.

I go through trials and learn my lessons daily but often stumble.
I know you prune me to be more fruitful, but my life I often shamble.
Please lift this heavy burden off of me,
You say your yoke is easy. I'm surrendered to Thee.

3/10/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer Declaring Love for God

"I Love You, God" #PoemsFromGod

I always knew you loved me, God.
I never felt by you abandoned.
I felt a range of feelings broad -
Excited, grateful, and enchanted.

Just now, though, I'm feeling love
For you, that's deep and wide and pressing.
The more in gratitude I dove,
The more I saw my life as blessing.

I love you back. I love you much.
I love your peace and even trouble.
I love your word, I love your touch.
I love your blessing and your struggle.

I love your perfect plan for me.
I love your love that's grace and fairness.
With you I don't always agree,
But thanks for teaching me awareness

That on your hand you hold me close
And won't let go, you've never failed me.
Your special daughter me you chose,
Your precious handiwork you made me.

You love me more, I know it, God,
But love for you is my new pleasure.
Your passion for me I never forgot,
It's my passion for you that I now so treasure. 

8/6/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer Declaring Admiration for God

"God, I Admire You"  #PoemsFromGod

God, I admire you for who you are:
A good-good father and a sovereign king.
From your perfection I'm in genuine awe -
Beauty out of ashes you always bring.

I admire your wisdom and infinite intelligence.
I admire your kindness and amazing grace.
My everyday life is of your mercy evidence:
From every suffering you propel me to a better place.  

8/6/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer Declaring God’s Goodness 

"God, You're Always Good" #PoemsFromGod

I've chased many dreams turned into goals,
I've pursued many things that were labeled as "secular."
Those paths led away from you into worldly roles,
Where anxiety and fears were familiar and regular.

You've consistently blessed me with your special grace.
And this time I've received your special lesson:
There's nothing on earth I ever need to chase,
There's no place I need to ever be to progressing. 

Right where I'm at, here in your presence,
I can tap into peace that can't be understood
And enjoy your affection, protection, and pleasance,
And declare with confidence that you're always good.

8/6/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for God’s Presence Everywhere

"God's Presence Everywhere"   #PoemsFromGod

God, I see your presence everywhere.
To hear your voice for me is not at all rare.
Once I finally quit being worldly and blind,
Now in everything your glory I can find.

Anywhere I look, there you are!
In my suffering, you count my every scar.
My pain you turn from dust into beauty
As I follow your calling and fulfill my duty.

God, I don’t need any special presents.
All I want is to continue being in your presence.
I love leaning on you and having you near.
To my heart, your presence is very dear.

11/26/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for God’s Leadership

"Crying Out To God" #PoemsFromGod

God, lead my walk,
Show me the way.
I’m at a crosswalk
And your will I want to obey.

The desire to fulfill your purpose
Is burning daily in my heart.
Being where I am in life, I feel nervous.
Facing so much adversity has been so hard.

I do trust that your plan is good.
I’m surrendered completely. Do as you wish.
I left behind my childish ways and entered into a Spiritual Adulthood.
I’m ready to serve you and no longer be selfish.

God, Abba, Daddy, Father,
I know you can hear me.
Take charge of my life and lead me further.
Don’t let go of me and please near always be.

10/25/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

Prayer for Revelation of Identity

"God, What Do You Think About Me?" #PoemsFromGod

God, I'm thinking negative thoughts again:
That I'm unworthy, unloved, unwanted, and unimportant.
They paralyze me, depress me, and really drain
All my energy out of me, even being inadvertent.

God, what do you think about me? 
What words do you use to describe me?
What future for my life can you see? 
And after you created me, do you actually like me? 

9/28/17 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA
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Prayer For Relief From The Past

"Prayer for Relief from the Past" #PoemsFromGod

Dear God,

I’m held by past pain hostage.
Release me from the bondage!

I’m suffering. I’m tortured 
But you my soul have nurtured.

So I believe you’re gracious.
My faith makes me vivacious.

With hope I face my trouble.
For you, I know, I struggle.

You’re pruning me and growing.
Your plan to me you’re showing

Of which my past is portion.
Prevent, God, its distortion!

My past is not my present.
Yes, surely it’s unpleasant

But magnifying heartache,
My past my present I make.

It’s time for moving forward!
My course of life is onward!

Your grace is liberating.
No longer I am waiting!

I’m free, relieved, unburdened!
To serve you I’m determined!

I thank you for my healing.
Redeemed and free I'm feeling. 

6/6/19 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand on the earth.

Job 19:25

Prayer for Productivity

"Prayer for Organized Thinking and Personal Initiative" #PoemsFromGod

God, I’m praying for independent thinking, self-discipline, and productivity. 
My days are filled with busyness, but my future depends on meaningful activity.

Sometimes I confuse busyness for business and I drift quickly nowhere.
I reflect back on my life and, instead of being fulfilling, it feels like a nightmare.

There are so many distractions but I’m ready to do exactly what I need to do.
I’m regretting time wasted in procrastination but my past I can't undo.

From here where I am, God, lead me right now to where I need to go.
Take me to where I will make a difference and help people I don’t even yet know.

Guide me, show me the way, help me be productive and stay organized.
Help me maintain spiritual clarity, physical strength, mental focus, and feel energized. 

I want to serve you with my life but distracted and confused I’ve been.
Change me now. Use me, God! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

6/6/19 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3

Prayer for Ministry

"Prayer for Ministry" #PoemsFromGod

Dear God, I’m committed to leading people to Christ.
I want everyone to know why Jesus was sacrificed.

But I’m also insecure, afraid, anxious, and apprehensive.
I feel, perhaps, I’m not good enough. Maybe ministry is too comprehensive?

But your calling on my life is apparent every time I speak:
I encourage people to follow Jesus and your grace to genuinely seek.

God, remove my insecurities and doubts. Help me walk in my purpose.
I’m here to encourage people to get saved. Why am I so nervous?

Can you liberate me from this affliction or is this a lesson to learn,
Teaching me how between Spirit and Flesh to intentionally and effectively discern?

God, I’m praying for my ministry and, though it’s not easy, I’m all in!
I want to guide people to trust your promises and on the Lord to lean. 

I pray in the name of Jesus Christ for faith, felicity, and fortitude,
And, though I’m insecure and scared, I pray for confidence and fearless attitude.

7/16/19 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

I first was taught how to pray back in 2012 when I was doing an internship at Georgia State University. I talk about it in this devotionals called I am forgiven. Now, it’s my honor to share my experience and help YOU learn how to pray to God.

You can also hear my Christian prayer examples on YouTube right now.

By the way, do you know what God says about you?

Find out who God says you are – download my FREE BOOK OF DEVOTIONALS called #52Devotionals:

I shared with you 20 prayers I received in my personal conversations with God. One topic we don’t talk enough about is Spiritual Warfare.

If you’d like to access the seven Spiritual Warfare prayers I wrote as I was learning to put on the Armor of God daily while going through a season of adversity, access this YouTUbe playlist with all seven prayers on video:

Submit Your Prayer Request

Use the comments below as a free online prayer request form to submit your prayer request now.

If you have an urgent prayer request, I recommend using the email button in the footer of this page.

These prayers were given to me by God as I was going through severely suicidal depression while enduring narcissistic abuse in my marriage.

Many people lifted me up in prayer during that season.

How can I lift YOU up?

Send me your online prayer request via the comments box below.

Why Submit a Christian Prayer Request?

Christian prayer request, whichever side of it you’re on, is a way to be God’s church to His people.

Pray for one another that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 5:16

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:24

Pray without ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.

Matthew 21:22

The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:29

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.

1 Timothy 2:8

As you can see, praying for one another and praying together is what the Word of God encourages us to do.

By the way, if you found this content helpful and want to express your gratitude, this Gratitude Jar is for you:

I’m here to lift you up in prayer so let me know who you are and what is weighing heavy on your heart. Also, share with me the reasons to rejoice with you: what are you grateful for? Let’s thank God together and praise Him for His amazing grace!

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Summary

My dear, I hope this free online prayer request page will be your go-to resource for fellowship and daily worship.

I also hope that this was helpful in understanding how to pray to God.

Whether you want me to create a prayer tailored to you and come here to send me your prayer request, or you bookmark this page to come back for Christian prayer examples I created already, this is the content God gave me to encourage and empower YOU.

Submit your prayer request in the comments below and I will lift you up in prayer.

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