ABIDE Prayer: God Our Salvation
The purpose of ABIDE is to seek God through prayer, rely on the Spirit as we gather together, and pray with unity and purpose. ABIDE prayers are Scripture-led and Spirit-focused prayers.
But I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. (Micah 7:7)
Life can seem overwhelming at times. It is so easy to get confused and distracted by all that’s going on around us. We can begin to wonder in the midst of so much unwelcomed change if we’ll ever experience a sense of deep peace or security again.
In this week’s ABIDE, we will return our focus through prayer back to the One who alone has the power to hold all things together and make everything beautiful in his time. We serve a God who saves, and He continually offers the gift of His presence in the midst of every transition, loss, disappointment and challenge we face.
Prayers of Thanksgiving
You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth… (Psalm 65:5a)
Prayer: God, in you alone I have hope. Thank you for saving me and offering the gift of your presence and answered prayer in every circumstance and situation. (Take time to give thanks for God’s presence, hope and saving power in your life.)
Prayers for Focus
I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:147)
Prayer: God, help me to continue to look expectantly to you in the situations that concern me and trust in your faithfulness. Enable me, Father, to look above and beyond what surrounds me and keep my eyes on you and your Word. Also, use me to point others to the hope that can only be found in you.
Prayers While Waiting
I long for Your salvation, Lord, and your instruction is my delight. (Psalm 119:174)
Prayer: Father, you are the God of my salvation; strengthen me to wait with confident expectation for your continual grace in my life. Jesus, empower me in every circumstance to fully depend on you as I wait for you to move and guide me in your own way and in your own time.
Prayers of Promise
You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
Prayer: God, I choose to trust in your word and believe that you hear me every time I call out to you. Help me remember that before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely and yet still desire to hear my voice. While I wait for your answer of peace today, I praise you for hearing and answering me when _______________. (Fill in the blank with times you remember God keeping his promise by hearing and answering when you prayed.)
Closing Prayer: God, thank you for being near. I rejoice today that I have a God like you to look to who never slumbers nor sleeps or grows tired or weary (Psalm 121 & Is. 40:28). In the midst of everything going on in my life, I choose to rely on you with confidence and expectation and find my rest and security in your presence. Thank you for your promise to be with me and always answer when I call on you (Psalm 91:15). You are the God who saves!