O Lord, Make Haste to Help Us

A prayer of thanksgiving

Blessed are you, Lord our God. How sweet are your words to the taste, sweeter than honey to the mouth. How precious are your commands for our life, more than the finest gold in our hands. How marvelous is your will for the world, Unending is your love for the nations. Our voices shall sing of your promises and our lips declare your praise. Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be God for ever. Amen.

For dealing with a difficult situation

Sovereign God, the defense of those who trust in you and the strength of those who suffer: look with mercy on our affliction and deliver us through our mighty Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

For growth and transformation

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Faithful and steadfast God, nourish your people in this wicked world, and, through prayer and the Scriptures, give us our daily bread; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O God, your hands made me and fashioned me, and you know where I am going even when I feel uncertain: thank you for the talents I have used in my work. Calm my concerns, show me new opportunities, and give me the freedom to discover myself afresh in serving you.

Show me what you have stored up for me, and give me the courage to put down my work and follow you; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

When someone is in hospital

Lord God, whose Son, Jesus Christ, understood people's fear and pain before they spoke of them, we pray for those in hospital; surround the frightened with your tenderness; give strength to those in pain; hold the weak in your arms of love, and give hope and patience to those who are recovering; we ask this through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

These prayers taken the Church of England at Prayers for Personal Situations | The Church of England.