[NOTE: Hi, Friends. I’ll be taking off the month of July. I pray all is well with you until we meet again for prayer in August…]

Woman of color alone, looking off into the sunset with text vine prayer, be still,

Lord God, everywhere we turn, we see and hear people sharing their every thought.

The world is noisy with the opinions of man—often with nothing useful to say. Many acting as fools who have no pleasure in understanding, only delighting in airing their own opinions.

In these strange days and times, our ears itch for knowledge and insight.

But we spend so much time talking at each other. Who is listening to You, Lord?

With our nations in chaos and kingdoms crumbling, You lift your voice to tell us be still and know that You are God. You will be exalted among the nations and in the earth.

So we look away from self and others to exalt You.

To magnify your name, your power, your word in every circumstance. As your temple, we ask You to fill us with your presence that all the earth would keep silent before You.

And we open wide our mouths asking You to fill them, Lord, so when we speak we add value, not noise. Your words are wisdom and life.

Laying aside all confidence in flesh, we cry out for more of You.

Only You know the way we should go. We look to You for truth in the midst of confusion. And we center our lives around Christ.

Speak Lord, we are listening. It’s in the eternal name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Inspired by Psalm 46:10.

So get inspired and empowered to start your week off right. Get the weekly prayer and a little “Girl Talk” every Monday to remind you just how special you are to God. Because the truth you believe changes your life—for the better!


Hold On! Jesus is a very present help in trouble. He fights for you!

Father, we are your people, set apart for good works You planned for us before You created us. You made us in your image to function like You in the earth. We are people of purpose and destiny!

But not everyone is happy about that.

We have an enemy who, because he hates You, comes after those You love, those who remind him of You. And he oppresses us with discouragement, seeking to cut us off from our destiny—to cast doubt on Jesus’ finished work on the cross.

But when the enemy comes in like a flood, You raise a standard against him!

And though we have this hope, it’s hard to hang onto in the fight. The attack on our thoughts and emotions overwhelm us with exhaustion till faith feels like the heaviest thing in the world.

So, it’s difficult to believe You fixed the fight in our favor.

We’re grateful that when our faith fails, yours never does. In those fights we remember the battle is yours and you’re a present help in time of trouble.

So Father, help us remember to be still and listen for your strategy—the way of escape into victory. Remind us to be still, fully armored, and see the salvation of the Lord.

Give us strength to stand.
Help us hold on to truth.
Remind us we have peace with You, clothed in Christ’s righteousness.
Assure us no matter how small our faith, it is enough to shield us.
Remind us of the security of our salvation in Christ Jesus.
Recall your word to our minds and remind us to wield it with our mouths.
And lead us in prayer by your Holy Spirit.

But even when the truth escapes us, we feel torment over peace; feel judged over righteous and utterly exposed by our lack of faith, and even when your word escapes us and we don’t know what to pray—You fight for us.

And for every way the enemy comes against us, Jesus sends him running seven ways.

Jesus is our shield and defense. We’re never put to shame for hoping in Him.

With every victory our faith in You grows, we trust Jesus more and move closer to walking in the fullness of what You prepared for us.

God’s people always win!

Not one word you’ve spoken over our lives will fail. We have your word on that! So Father, we will forever give You all honor, glory and praise—in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!


Prayer inspired by Exodus 14:13.

Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to enjoy God’s will because His Word contains the words He’s obligated to. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. Please share this prayer with those who need it and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments. God bless you!