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You Are One Prayer Away from a New Life

You Are One Prayer Away from a New Life

Editor’s note: Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. The theme for 2024 is Lift Up the Word – Light Up the World. Join us as we pray today!

For You are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God — His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him. — 2 Samuel 22:29-31


It sounds unbelievable until it happens.

You pray the impossible prayer.

Because you are at the edge of what your heart can handle.

You are at the edge of what your emotions can endure.

And even though you may have prayed that prayer many times before, this time is different.

Because something shifts on the outside.

God answers the prayer. God opens the door.

And God invites you to take the next step into a whole new life.

This is the miracle of mercy. This is the foundation of faith.

So today, offer that bold prayer with this sweet confidence: One single prayer can change everything.
Because one single prayer can change you.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. — James 5:16

Dear God,

I pray for the woman who cannot see the road ahead. Lord, her vision is clouded by emotions and overwhelming uncertainty. Remind her, Father, that You will equip her for every difficulty and decision — that You will be beside her all the way. In Your Holy Name, Amen.

God Knows What You Face

It is tempting to believe that following God’s will can prevent the storms.

The gut-wrenching heartache. The broken relationships. The devastating losses.

  • But trusting God is not about prevention. It is about holy protection.

He knows what you face.

He understands what you face.

And He will hold you through it all.

Because the important work you were made to do does not happen in the absence of troubles.

But as a result of how you grow with God through them. In every trial, cling to Him.
Because God is the Father who always watches. And you are forever safe in His arms.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. — Psalm 91:1–2

Dear God,

I pray for the woman who is waiting on You. Lord, she has run to You in prayer, and she is so tired from the struggle. Remind her, Father, that You hear every cry, and Your power will be perfectly timed. Help her lean into deeper trust. In Your Holy Name, Amen.

Excerpted with permission from One Prayer Away by Lauren Fortenberry, copyright Lauren Fortenberry. 

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Your Turn

Let’s pray today! May we together lift up the Word and light up the world! Come share with us what and who you are praying for! We want to hear from you. ~ Devotionals Daily