If you’re looking for God, did you know you can find God through prayer?
These six direct prayers for finding God will help you see how you can find God in different situations, through different situations in your life. Remember that God is God and we are not, so God is findable in many ways. These are but a mere glimpse as to how it might happen.
So, you can easily change the wording around in any of these prayers so that your prayer fits your circumstance. Consider these prayers a starting point as you seek to find God. I would encourage you to also look at prayers to get closer to God, or explore how often should I pray.
The good news for you is that God desires to be found. God is not a distant, impersonal God, but rather a personal and loving God. Scripture gives us a wonderful promise that I encourage you to take into your heart and mind:
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” ( Jeremiah 29.13, NIV).
Seeking with all your heart includes what you are doing right now by reading this article. It also includes praying about finding God and celebrating each instance when God reveals himself to you. So, continue praying to God. Be attentive in your regular circumstances as to how God is providing, caring, or guiding, for example.
But now, let us get to the actual prayers!
Short Prayer For Finding God
Dear God, I am seeking you and desire to find you but I don’t know where to look. I am praying because I want to hear from you and connect with you in a personal way. Help me be open to see you during anything that occurs in my day. I am grateful for how you have ministered to me by the Holy Spirit in the past. I want to know you more, and more deeply. Hear my prayer through Jesus, Amen.
Prayer For Finding God Through Addiction
Dear Lord God, I am so grateful for your love and grace. You have helped me to overcome my addiction, and I am so thankful. I know that I could not have done this on my own. I needed your strength and support to get through this. Despite the darkness of my addiction, you never left me and helped me to find you in recovery.
I am so grateful for the people who have helped me along the way. My family, my friends, and my support group have all been there for me, and I am so thankful for their love and accountability.
I know that I am not perfect, but I am committed to living a life that honors you. Thank you for giving me a new start, and for helping me to find my way back to you. I pray all of this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer For Finding God Through Relationships
God in heaven, let me say that I am so grateful for the relationships in my life. I have been blessed with loving and supportive friends and family. I know that these relationships are a gift from you. You have shown me your love through the people in my life. Their graciousness is an extension of your own, through them.
I am thankful for the times when these relationships have been difficult. These challenges have helped me to grow in my faith and to become a better person. I am committed to cherishing these relationships and to growing closer to you through them. I give you praise through Jesus, Amen.
Prayer For Finding God Through Friendship
God, can I tell you how grateful I am for my friends? I cherish their love and support. I know that I can always count on my friends to be there for me, no matter what. They have seen me at my best and my worst, and they have always loved me unconditionally.
This unconditional love has let me be aware of your own love for me. I am thankful for the times when my friends have challenged me to grow. They have helped me to become a better person. I have grown closer to you through my friendships.
I want to be just as good a friend to others as they have been to me. I want to reflect your love to them, so fill me with your peace and love. In the name of Jesus, I pray this prayer, Amen.
Prayer For Finding God In A Difficult Time
Father God, you have helped me to get through a difficult time, and I am so thankful. I know that I could not have done this on my own. I needed your strength to get through this.
I realize I am far from having it all together, but I want to have my life be glorifying to you. Thank you for giving me the strength to face this challenge, and for helping me to find hope in the midst of the struggle. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through this, but thank you for letting me find you in this difficulty. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Strength, Amen.
General Prayer For Finding God
Dear God, I am praying to you because I am so grateful for your love and grace. You have revealed yourself to me in so many ways, and I am so thankful. There is the beauty of the world around me, the love of my family and friends, and the peace and comfort that I find in your presence.
I want to live my life for you. I pray that my life is an example of seeking after you and finding you and growing in you. I am full of joy and comfort that you can be found, that you are close. May my prayers grow in my trust in you. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.
There may be any number of ways for you to discover God, whether that’s through something written like this website, or through some other means, like coming through an addiction, or through a relationship with someone. Others discover God as a result of an illness, an accident, or some traumatic event in their lives.
I’d like to share some of these scenarios a bit more in-depth, as seeking, and finding God, is one of the most vital life pursuits. Each includes a scripture for you to explore further. I wanted to include this context to the prayers above to help you in your journey with God.
Finding God Through Relationships and Friendships
Our relationships can be a great source of joy and support, but they can also be a source of pain and difficulty. If you’re going through a difficult relationship, it’s easy to feel lost and alone. But I want to remind you that God is with you, even in the midst of your pain.
For instance, in Proverbs 17.17, it says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” This verse reminds us that friends are there for us through thick and thin. They love us unconditionally, even when we’re at our worst.
If you’re going through a difficult relationship, I encourage you to turn to God for comfort and support. He will never fail you. Let prayer keep you close to the One who created you.
Finding God Through Addiction
If you’re struggling with addiction, you know that it can be a very dark and lonely place. You may feel like you’re all alone, and that there’s no way out. But I want to assure you that you’re not alone. God is with you, even in the midst of your addiction.
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it” ( 1 Corinthians 10.13, NIV).
This verse reminds us that God understands our struggles, and that he will never give us more than we can handle. He will always provide a way out, if we’re willing to reach for it, including support, recovery, and rehab.
If you’re struggling with addiction, I encourage you to reach out to a Christian counselor or therapist. They can help you to understand your addiction and to develop a plan for recovery. They can also help you to connect with a community of believers who can support you on your journey.
Finding God Through Difficulty
When we experience an illness, accident, or other difficult event, it can be easy to question God’s goodness and love. We may wonder why God would allow such a thing to happen to us. Why
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5.3-5, NIV).
These verses remind us that suffering can actually be a good thing. It can help us to grow in our faith and to develop perseverance and character. It’s not something we invite into our lives, but with God, you can walk through it and come out on the other side.
As you pray about finding God, may your heart be open to how, when, and where God will show up for you. Allow yourself to be surprised by God’s still small voice, or overwhelmed by his majesty.
God knows you are seeking. Let your prayers increase your trust in God as you find him in due time. I invite you to share your prayer requests and comments down below. Keep on praying!