midweek prayers

3 Encouraging Midweek Prayers for a Strong Week

Feeling the Wednesday blues?? These short midweek prayers can help encourage you over the hump and keep you motivated through the rest of the week!

It is easy to pray at church on Sunday morning and forget about praying the remainder of the week. It’s as if we are filling up our buckets with God on Sunday, and by mid-week, they’re already depleted, depending on what our week holds.  

Praying throughout the week, either in a focused prayer time or in small moments throughout the day, helps you stay steadfast in your faith as you make time to continuously connect with God. As we walk through each day, we can become mentally, spiritually, and physically drained.  Connecting with God throughout the week keeps us attached to a constant flow of God’s strength and power as we feel depleted. 

midweek prayers

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Jesus made time to connect with God through prayer

“In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12 ESV

During his ministry, Jesus regularly took time away from the crowds and his close friends to draw closer to God. While this may not make sense to understand why God’s Son, God in human form, would need to spend time in prayer with God, we have to remember that although he was fully God, he was also fully man. He felt all of the things we feel and experienced all of the pain we do. If it was important enough for Jesus to take time to spend in prayer, then this is an example for us that we should also take time from our busy week to talk to and connect with God.

Jesus’ ministry was taxing and grueling. While there were many moments of joy when he performed miracles, there were also times where he suffered as he was verbally and physically attacked and treated like a criminal. In order to serve those whom he came to save, he had to come from a place of strength. Regular time in prayer fueled him for the challenges he would face.

Midweek prayers keep you filled to finish strong

As believers, we all have a ministry. Whether we serve our families, co-workers, and friends, we all have a ministry to live out our faith daily. Just as Jesus did not serve from a place of depletion, we must take time to connect with God in prayer so that the chaos of our week does not deplete us to the point that we cannot care for our needs or the needs of those around us, whether physically or emotionally. 

Jesus was our human example here on earth to show us how to walk with God on a consistent basis. Just as daily prayer was a part of his week to keep him strong for the challenges he faced, we should also be disciplined about spending moments in prayer mid-week to keep us steadfast throughout the chaos of our days.

Midweek Prayers

Now lets look at a few wednesday prayer examples you can use to pray through the hump of midweek. I recommend copying these prayers to a prayer journal and using them as a guide to pray.

Midweek Prayer of thanksgiving

While there may be many things you need to ask God for, connecting with him through prayer is more than just making petitionary requests of him. In Philippians 4:6, Paul tells us that through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to him. Thanking God for who he is and his faithfulness brings our attention off of ourselves and the challenges of our week and back to the one who is in control of it all.  

Dear God,

Thank you for your great love for me. Thank you for wanting to spend time with me in prayer. You are kind and gracious. No matter what is going on in my week, I can have peace knowing that I can retreat to your presence and spend time talking with you. Thank you for wanting to have a personal relationship with me. Amen

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Midweek Prayer of petition

As our Heavenly Father, God wants us to come to him with our requests and needs. He wants to hear what is on our hearts and what circumstances are weighing us down. At the end of Philippians 6, Paul says to make your requests known to God. He wants to fill you with peace despite everything that is going on in your week.

Dear God, 

Thank you for welcoming me to come to you with any requests or burdens I have. This week has been full of challenges, but I know you want me to give them all to you. Walk with me as I navigate decisions and emotions. Keep me focused on the needs before me and those around me.  Amen.

*Be specific with God and personalize the prayer to encompass your needs and struggles.

Wednesday Prayer of peace and rest

As we hit the middle of our weeks, we often forget that it is okay to take a break and rest. Can you say no to that activity that will deplete you? Take a few minutes to pray and find rest in God. In Philippians 4:7 NLT, Paul promises: “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” I am thankful that prayer is more than just connecting with God; through prayer, we can have peace and rest for our daily lives.  

Dear God,

Help me give you all of my burdens and struggles that have taken over my week. Fill me with your overwhelming peace to carry me through the end of the week. Guard my heart and mind with your peace, knowing you are in control. Give me rest to keep me strong each day. Amen.

Wednesday Prayer of praise

​Although it is the middle of the week, we must always remember all that God has done for us. This midweek prayer is one of praise for all that God has already done in the week and for all that he will do for you and your family members this week. 

Father, your praise will always be on my lips. You are worthy of the greatest honor and praise. I share of your goodness with songs of praise. Help me to never miss a moment to share the good news of your goodness with those I come around. You are marvelous, wonderful, kind! Thank you for your unfailing love. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Midweek Prayer for Endurance

We must not grow tired in doing Good and thats doubly important in the middle of the week. This middle of the week prayer can encourage you to continue to be the light and salt to this world.. 

​Lord, may the works of my hands this day be pleasing in your sight. I ask that you would keep reminding me that whatever I am doing, it is for your glory. Help me to see that in excellence I am able to give glory to you. I ask that you would help me to stay focused and to remain on task! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Also Read: 10 Powerful Prayers for Motivation, Productivity, and Time Management

Wednesday Morning Prayer

Before the day even begins, we can pray that God walks with us. This prayer for a good morning can help lift your spirits and give you the motivation you need to affect your day in a great way. 

Almighty God, I thank you for this morning! I thank you for waking me up with a sound mind. I praise your name! I pray that as I walk through this day, I would be tuned into your guidance today Lord! O God, walk with me along my path today, open doors that only you can open and allow your divine intervention to close those doors which need to be closed! I pray this all in the name of Jesus, Amen. 

Wednesday Blessings

Praying for a beautiful Wednesday morning, can me praying blessings over those you encounter and over the lives of your friends and loved ones. Pray God’s plan over your life with a grateful heart and watch how your day is affected for good in a way only God can do! This prayer is also a great way to pray through those people who you may have added to your prayer list!

Lord God, I pray your divine favor over the lives of those I come into contact with throughout the day. I pray the blood of Jesus in the lives of those hurting in mind body or spirit. I pray the goodness of God in the lives of my family and friends. I pray that the hand of the Lord cover every little thing that comes before me today. I pray that your light shine on me. I praise you in advance for the beautiful day you have prepared for me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Keep connecting with God

Don’t keep your only time for connecting with God on Sundays. He wants to be a part of your daily life. Regularly spending time in prayer, whether it is for long periods or moments throughout the day, will keep you fueled and encouraged to keep going through a tough week. We are blessed to have a God who is personal and wants to spend time with his people. 

Keep connecting with God

Don’t keep your only time for connecting with God on Sundays. He wants to be a part of your daily life. Regularly spending time in prayer, whether it is for long periods or moments throughout the day, will keep you fueled and encouraged to keep going through a tough week. We are blessed to have a God who is personal and wants to spend time with his people. 

Written by: Leah Lively

Leah Lively was born and raised in Virginia. As a mom of four, she has waded through the waters of parenting a child with chronic physical and mental health issues. Leah is passionate about helping others focus on God while walking through the chaos of life. Leah writes to encourage others and grow in their faith. She writes to let other parents know they are not alone. She shares her writing on her blog and social media pages and has also published four Bible studies. In her spare time, Leah enjoys listening to podcasts, hanging out with her kids, settling down with a good book and a cup of coffee, or spending time with friends.

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