A Prayer for the Moment

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One of the readers in our community recently wrote to me and said something like:

I love the prayers you write. I need one that speaks just to the moment. Could you write one for that occasion?

And so today when the words to this prayer flowed from my heart, I thought I would share them with you.

A Prayer for the Moment


Today the day appears gigantic
And my heart is suffocating
With the weight of the world.
Right now I can’t think past the hour,
Much less the entire day.
This moment alone threatens to smother
And I need your love to fill me.
As life transcends from you,
May my every breath rely on the same-
Your holy power
To inhale for me,
To exhale over me,
And to breathe through me
To reveal the essence of your glory.


In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.Job 12:10


When the day seems too large and even the moment is overwhelming…


  1. Rhonda K Smith says:

    Suffocating. A concept I have experienced recently. Unexpected phone call throwing me into a “tizzy” of sorts and have been “on my knees” praying ever since (2 weeks ago this Friday). Praying Psalm 70 quite a bit…”Lord, rescue me, O God, do not delay!” Your moment prayer is perfect and I have lifted it up this morning to Jesus. Thank you, Rachel!

    1. Rhonda, I am so sorry for your issue. Jesus told us we would have trouble in this world, but he also said, “Take heart; I have overcome the world.” May this prayer draw you closer to him in your time of need. Many blessings.

  2. What a beautiful prayer! Until you have walked the path of grief cm you relate to grief. Grief is like glitter you find it in the most unexpected places. It’s something you learn to live with. It never ends!! I long for heaven!

    1. I long for heaven too. Until then, we press on. Be encouraged, Friend.

  3. caroline Mallison says:

    my prayer for the moment is that I will stop worrying about loosing weight, and accept myself the size that I am. I want to hide more in the love of Jesus and not be so judgemental and harsh on myself. ‘love my neighbour as I love myself’. God will change my desires and turn me to him for everything instead of running towards food. love caz x

  4. That’s so beautiful, so powerful, so full of grace, I got all choked up just reading it. Thank you for that and blessings to you for all you do and share.

  5. Theresa L says:

    Thank you! I’m printing this out! I suffer from anxiety and occasional panic attacks. I don’t even know what to pray in those moments. This will help tremendously! God bless you!

  6. Lorraine Calderon says:

    My aunt passed away can you send me a prayer for my cousin alice for comfort and strength she also takes care of her brother he is confined to a bed he needs 24 hr constant care he paralyzed in a bad motorcycle accident 25 yrs ago. Please help me with a prayer for her

  7. I love this prayer! Blessings to you Rachel and thank you for posting this 🙂 Jesus is Lord!

    1. Thank you, Samantha. Such a kind comment. My readers almost always get what they ask for! 🙂 Blessings to you.

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