Do you know that one of the reasons Jesus died on the cross was for the sin of covetousness? This is because covetousness is the mother of many sins. Thus, offering prayers of contentment and thanksgiving unto God is important as a Christian.
God speaking through Timothy in one of his teaching on contentment said “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.” [1 Timothy 6:6]. Timothy in the same teaching also said that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
The statement above does not mean that God does not want us to be rich or prosperous, if He did, then He wouldn’t have said “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” [3 John 1:2 KJV]. All God wants is for us to be contented and have our eyes fixed on the ultimate price while we prosper.
God only wants us to be thankful both in good situations and bad, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” [1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT]. So, whenever you begin to notice that you get jealous of someone because of their possessions, have insatiable desires, start feeling like you’re not enough, or what you have is not enough, then I think you need these prayers for contentment below.
Prayers for Contentment in 2023
1). Oh Lord My Father, I humbly come before Your throne of grace and I pray that You give me the joy of satisfaction and contentment. Take away the spirit of covetousness and help me to control my lustful desire for things I don’t at the moment. Teach me to put my body and its desires under subjection to Your will. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
2). Precious Jesus, my heart’s desire and prayers is that You give me a heart of contentment all through the year of 2023. Help me to be thankful for every little thing that comes my way, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
3). Oh Lord my God, I thank you for your unending and never failing love and mercy towards me. Today, I thank you for your presence that has always been with me, most precious father, I appreciate you greatly for providing for me at all times, I am grateful to you father, I honor you for always taking care of me, you did not allow me to be hopeless and helpless, thank you for not allowing me to be stranded in life with nothing to eat, drink, or wear. You have never allowed me to be in need of wear to lay my head on daily basis, Lord you have always provided for me, you always take care of me, I’m grateful Lord be thou exalted forever in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
4). Faithful father, I know that there are times when I am not appreciative of you for your good deeds and marvelous works in my life, there are times when I let the thoughts of the things I do not have cloud my mind and blind my eyes from seeing the beautiful and amazing things you have blessed me with, Lord I plead today for your mercy upon me, forgive me for the many times I have lived a life of ingratitude towards you for all your blessings to me, Lord forgive me in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
5). Faithful father it is my desire that you give me the grace to find satisfaction in your provisions for me. I know that you always provide for me my needs because it is not your will for me to suffer and be in lack, Lord I pray that you cause me to be satisfied with all you give freely to me in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
6). Oh Lord, help me to be contented every day of my life because I know that it is your desire for me. I refuse to be ungrateful anymore. I am contented in all I have, be it little or much in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
7). Oh Lord, I acknowledge you as my greatest provider, help me to always see you and depend on you as my greatest provider even in my times of need. May my confidence be in you and not in men in the name of Jesus. I choose to look up to you at all times in Jesus’ name, Amen.
8). Dear Lord, you are my shepherd, I shall not want. I declare that henceforth, I no longer live in lack and want in Jesus’ name. Because I have you who always supplies my needs according to your riches in glory, I won’t lack in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
9). Oh Lord, I plead that you help me not to be controlled by the desires of my flesh because the desires of my flesh is always after the things of this world. Help me to focus and chase after the things of the spirit in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
10). Oh Lord, may I not live according to the standards and approvals of this world. Help me to stand firm in you and follow your ways alone in the name of Jesus. I will not be controlled by the world but by your spirit at all times in the name of Jesus, Amen.
11). Faithful father, henceforth I walk with assurance knowing fully well that you were made poor so that I might be rich and by it, I declare that I am rich in Christ in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayers for Contentment and Satisfaction
12). Father, I come against every spirit of dissatisfaction in me, I declare that they are eliminated from my life in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
13). Oh Lord, open the eyes of my understanding and make me realize that godliness with contentment is great gain. Always keep me in the satisfaction of Your provisions, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
14). Oh Lord, eliminate every insatiable desire that arises in my heart in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. I am satisfied in you and with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
15). Oh Lord, I desire that you instill in me the spirit of appreciation. Help me to be appreciative to you for all the good works you have done, you are doing and you will do in my life in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
16). Father, may I not love money and wealth more than I love you. Help me not to place money as the ultimate in my life in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
17). Oh Lord, help me to seek first your Kingdom and its righteousness no matter what I face all the days of my life in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
18). Faithful Father, deliver me from every financial temptation that may come my way in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
19). Oh Lord, may I live according to your word in the name of Jesus. I declare that your word will supersede my thoughts and desires in life in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
20). Oh Lord my God, take away every form of greed and selfishness arising in my life in Jesus’ name. I declare that I no longer live in greed but in the satisfaction of God’s constant provision in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
21). Oh Lord, I desire to be contented, provide for me, and may I never be in need of the basic things of life in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
22). Oh Lord, cause me to find rest in you that no matter the pressures of this life, I will rest on your promises and on your word in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
A Prayer for Contentment and Thanksgiving to God
23). Oh Lord, please instill in me a heart of gratitude and cause me to always give you thanks no matter my condition in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
24). Dear Lord, help me not to live my life in comparison to the lives of others thereby feeling as though they are better off than I am in the name of Jesus. Help me to understand that I am enough and complete in You. I pray for a spirit of contentment and thanksgiving to You, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
25). Oh Lord, help me to be thankful for the things I have and the things I do not have. I believe that you are taking care of me in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen
26). Merciful King, my prayers today is that You give me the spirit of contentment and also teach me to be always thankful and satisfied with every single thing that You bring my way today, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
27). Oh Lord, I declare that I live in comfort and luxury. I have a good life and I will live to enjoy it in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
28). Master of the Univers, I humbly come before Your presence and I ask that You give me a heart of thanksgiving – Even when things don’t go my way, even when I don’t have what to eat, even when my rent is due, and even when I don’t make more sales I pray that You help me to remain thankful, in Jesus name. Amen.
29). Faithful God, help me to acknowledge your unending love towards me and live by it no matter what may come my way in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
30). Lord Jesus, I pray that You give me a heart just like Yours – A heart of contentment. Help me to give thanks to the Father in good and in bad situations. Guard my heart against every selfish and lustful desire. I say this prayer of contentment believing that You have answered it already, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
31). Oh Lord, help me to live with confidence that you are working out things for my good. Help me to remember that You have everything under control and always keep me satisfied in Your love, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
32). Oh Lord, help me to fix my gaze and focus on you and not the world and the things it has to offer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Summary On Prayers for Contentment
Was there ever a time you have felt as though you do not have all that you need in life? Have you ever felt that you aren’t enough? Have you ever felt incomplete in life?
Does it seem as if your needs in life are so overwhelming and by such you do not really have all that it takes to attend to those needs of yours? Have you been waiting for something but it seems as though it is not forthcoming?
I’m very sure that at different points in our lives, we have all experienced a period of lack and want.
Well, the truth of the matter is that even if you are given the whole world, you won’t be satisfied because the needs and wants of man in life can’t be satisfied and that is why it is important for us to be contented with whatever it is we have.
The needs and wants of a man are insatiable hence we need prayers of contentment to always keep our constantly growing appetite for the things of this world in check.
We all have our needs, it may be spiritual needs, financial needs, moral needs, physical needs, social needs, and otherwise.
If you are contented with what you have, you won’t covet. Practicing contentment may not be easy as you have to find satisfaction in whatever it is you have whether big or small but it is worth it.
One dangerous thing discontentment can do to you is to make you an ingrate and blind your eyes from seeing the good things you already have and also appreciate God for it.
The Lord wants us to be contented with whatever we have because discontentment will always lead us to engage in displeasing acts and not realize and appreciate God for whatever it is we have.