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Simple Prayers

a simple prayer for the morning

Prayers don't need to be lengthy or elequent. They can be as simple as "Help me God!". A quick ten second prayer to God is valuable and treasured by Him. Today, when you become worried about somebody or anxious about something, why not replace these thoughts with a simple prayer? This page contains a series of short prayers in basic English. There is a simple prayer of thanks, a prayer to say before eating, a short prayer for a meeting, and a simple prayer for children to say. Where appropriate, the prayers are followed by links to other related prayers and resources on this site.

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Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men lifted out of sickness by the power of prayer. It is the only power in the world that overcomes the laws of nature.

Alexis Carrel (1873-1944) French surgeon and biologist

Simple prayer of thanks

Dear God,

We thank you for your goodness, your mercy and your grace. Help us to carry these wonderful gifts in our own hearts and lives. May we minster these to all the world.


Simple prayers before meals

simple prayer before food

Simple dinner prayer

I come to eat here at your table,
So thankful for this food dear Lord.
I will dine upon your love forever
And dwell within your truth and word.

O Lord,

Thank you for your goodness in our lives. Please bless this meal to our bodies.


read more short dinner blessings here

Short night prayer

I lay down to rest in your presence,
For I am yours and you are mine.
I will sleep all night within your care,
And trust in the power of your love divine.

a basic prayer for children to say

Lord, thank you for the flowers and thank you for the trees
Thank you for my special friends
and all the fun they bring
Thank you for the food I eat and thank you for my drink
But most of all I thank you
for the way you love me

(a short thanksgiving prayer for children from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
click here for more simple prayers for children to say, including prayers for church services and school assemblies.

A Simple "Thank you" prayer to God

simple thank you prayer

A basic prayer for a birthday

May our God bless you today
and each day that follows
May you hear his voice
Follow His footsteps
Be comforted by His care
And live in His grace
Now and forever

(a birthday prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

please see this link for more birthday prayer messages.

Simple prayer for meeting

Dear Lord,

We thank you for fellowship and friendships. Bless our time together that we may reflect your truth in our lives, and carry your love in our hearts.


follow this link for more prayers to say at the beginning of meetings.

Famous simple prayer

The Prayer of Jabez

But Jabez prayed to the God of Israel, "Bless me, God, and give me much land. Be with me and keep me from anything evil that might cause me pain." And God gave him what he prayed for.

1 Chronicles 4:10 (GNT)

Short prayers. See this link for a series of short Catholic, Celtic and Modern prayers, as well as simple bible prayers.

A Morning Prayer

I arise and share this day with you.
I praise you for the light of dawn.
I carry your hope of life within me,
My Saviour and beloved Lord.

(prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)