6 Powerful August Prayers with Free Prayer Planner

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Happy New Month to you in this wonderful 8th month of the year! One of the best ways to approach this fantastic new month is to cover it in prayer.

These August prayers help us to focus on different areas of our Christian life we can ask God to bless in prayer.

There are 31 August prayer points, plus 5 August prayer themes that include praying for hope, spiritual growth, thankfulness, peace and confidence. 

All these prayer points are included in a free printable prayer planner for August, which is at the end of this post. You can also see the other months that have been covered with these free printable prayer planners.

Let’s get our happy new month started with our August prayers!

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Powerful August Prayers & Prayer Points

Some cultures include Happy New Month messages to each other, and praying happy new month prayers. What a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the new month as a gift from God, a fresh start for the new good things He has for us this month! 

We can also be thankful in these daily prayers for blessings from the previous month. And no matter what past months have held, we can trust our gracious God for each new thing that lies ahead. 

This is also a good time to add some variety to your prayer life by praying over new areas that might not readily come to mind. These 31 prayer points for August can be helpful in praying for even more than what you usually pray for.

You can print out the list for your August prayers from the planner at the end of this post and tuck it into a prayer journal, or use it in setting up a 3 ring notebook as a prayer notebook/war binder.

31 Prayer Points for August

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  1. For people with birthdays in August
  2. For those starting school this month
  3. For college freshman adjusting to living away from home
  4. For faithful friends
  5. To be generous with wisdom
  6. Strength to follow through on medical issues
  7. Thankfulness for friendships
  8. For your family to grown in Christ
  9. To use your God-given talents for Christ’s glory
  10. To walk close to God every day
  11. To have strength during long-term trials
  12. To encourage others by reminding them of truth
  13. To be willing to help people you are able to help
  14. To be a blessing to others who are going through hard times
  15. To be a loving witness to those who don’t know Christ or have walked away from Him
  16. To find support from others after going through painful events
  17. For parents to cherish their children and raise them in Christ
  18. To do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12)
  19. For siblings to get along and encourage each other
  20. For older people who are lonely
  21. For first-year teachers
  22. To be faithful in praying for your friends
  23. To rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep
  24. For freedom from coping mechanisms that have turned into bad habits
  25. To be encouraged in Christ today
  26. For Christians who have had to flee their home country because of persecution
  27. For God’s mercy to shine through in your life
  28. For children’s ministries to be a safe and fun place
  29. For ministries who help widows and orphans
  30. For church planters, that God will provide people to come alongside them
  31. To be bold in your faith

Happy New Month August Prayer

O Lord Jesus,

Thank You for this brand new month to know You more and serve You more! We are excited for what lies ahead, this new beginning of a new month.

Please bless with good health, strength, and wisdom as we face the challenge of this blessed month. Help us to be a blessing to others.

May we glorify You and bring You praise!

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Finding Hope

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We could all use a little more hope, can’t we? It can be even more challenging for people who have a more pessimistic or cynical outlook on life. They’ve been let down before and they may be afraid to hope.

The truth is, people will let you down. You can’t make things better by avoiding people, either – that will produce even another set of problems.

But, you can hope in the Lord! He is trustworthy and will not disappoint you. Don’t misunderstand – He’s not a magic genie or a vending machine, meant to grant big dreams or transactional blessings.

But finding your purpose and hope in God will give you the purpose and peace that you need for each new day. It gives you the hope you need for salvation, and being right with God in light of eternity.

These prayer points for finding hope are a great way to remind yourself of the hope you can find in Christ.

Prayer Points for Finding Hope

Pray for hope and faith as God works things together for your good. “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Ask God to help you be steadfast in hope, even in hard times. “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthians 15:58

Be thankful for the new hope and mercies we have from our Lord each day. “It is because of The Lord’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his mercies don’t fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 WEBBE

Pray to rest in Jesus as you find your hope in Him. “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30

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Rejoice that we have a certain hope of victory in Christ. “Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Prayer for Finding Hope

Dear God,

Thank You that we can find our hope in You! There are so many ways we try to find hope in other people and things, and they often disappoint. We thank You that we can have hope in You that does not disappoint.

We pray that You would help us to trust in You for Your promises. May we read the Word of God and be reminded of Your truth.

Thanks be to You, God, who leads us into triumph!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Guidance for Spiritual Growth

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When we ask Jesus into our heart and start our personal relationship with Him, that isn’t meant to be it. Instead, we are meant to grow in our knowledge and relationship with Him.

These prayer points for spiritual growth are a great way to focus on growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points for Guidance for Spiritual Growth

Pray that you will desire to grow in Christ. “Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that with it you may grow.” 1 Peter 2:1-2

Ask God to help you grow in Him. “That we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ.” Ephesians 4:14-15

Pray that you would grow by the power of God in the Holy Spirit. “My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith wouldn’t stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

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Ask God to help you to grow throughout your whole Christian life. “For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby. But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.” Hebrews 5:13-14

Pray that you and your friends help each other grow in Christ. “One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20

Prayer for Guidance for Spiritual Growth

Dear Lord,

Thank You not only for salvation, but also for the personal relationship we are able to have with You!

We pray that we will continue to grow in You. Help us to spend time on activities that help us to grow in You, and to set aside the ones that push away from You.

Show us areas where we need to grow, and help us to surrender those areas to You.

We pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thankfulness for our Creator

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There is so much beauty in what God has created! We can see His beauty easily in nature and people. 

But have you ever pondered the beauty of scientific principles, of math, of literature? God created all good things and we have the privilege to enjoy many of them throughout our lives.

We need to be grateful to God for His creation. Use these prayer points for thankfulness for our Creator to give thanks.

Prayer Points for Thankfulness for Our Creator

Thank God for His good creation. “God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.” Genesis 1:31

Praise God for creating you. “I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.” Psalm 139:14

Thank God our Creator for being strong. “Haven’t you known? Haven’t you heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn’t faint. He isn’t weary. His understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40:28 WEBBE

Praise God for being faithful, and pray to trust Him. “Therefore let them also who suffer according to the will of God in doing good entrust their souls to him, as to a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:19

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Pray to honor Him with good works. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Prayer of Thankfulness for our Creator

Dear Lord,

We can’t help but praise You! Luke 19:40 tells us that even the stones would cry out in praise of You. 

Thank You for not only creating us, but creating us in Your image. Thank You for surrounding us with beauty in so many ways. 

May we honor You and value what You have created. 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Peace in Troubled Times

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What are you facing today? Even on really good days, there can be a problem lurking, something that we want to worry about. And on bad days, the challenges are evident and threaten to give way to more.

We will have problems in this world, and it is best to learn how to face it in the strength and peace of the Lord. 

These prayer points can help you focus on finding the peace of God in troubled times.

Prayer Points for Peace in Troubled Times

Pray for Jesus’ peace in your life. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.” John 14:27

Thank the Lord He has overcome the world. “I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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Pray for rest and peace in the Lord. “In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me live in safety.” Psalm 4:8 WEBBE

Ask God to help you to enjoy the peace of the righteous. “Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble.” Psalm 119:165

Thank God for the peace you find in walking with the Holy Spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

Prayer for Peace in Troubled Times

Dear Lord,

Thank You that we can find our peace in You, whether we are facing easy times or difficult ones.

Thank You that the salvation You have given us grants us peace with You, that we are no longer at odds with You.

We pray that we will face the trials and challenges in our lives with You and Your peace. May we rest in You and find refuge in You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Confidence in Christ

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We may not feel very confident on our own to handle what comes our way. But when we switch our focus to confidence in Christ, we can have so much more hope and confidence for what lays ahead.

These prayer points for confidence in Christ can help you pray through Bible verses that remind us of the reasons for our confidence!

Prayer Points for Confidence in Christ

Pray that we will trust God to answer our prayers. “This is the boldness which we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us. And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15

Rejoice that God is for us. “What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

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Ask God to fill you with confidence and strength through the love of Christ. “That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know Christ’s love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to him be the glory in the assembly and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:17-21

Pray to be content and strengthened through Christ. “Not that I speak because of lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I also know how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need. I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13

Thank God for hearing your prayers. “LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear.” Psalm 10:17

Prayer for Confidence in Christ

Almighty God, 

Thank You that You are the reason we can be confident in what faces us today. Thank You that we can “smile at the future” like the woman in Proverbs 31:25. 

Please help us to remember that we are loved by You, that You are for us, and You hear us. 

Help us to find our strength and confidence in You today. 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

August Prayer Planner – Free Instant Download!

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If you’ve made it a goal to grow in your prayer life in August, this August prayer planner is a great place to start! It includes: 

  • 31 Prayer Requests for August
  • 5 Prayer Themes with Prayer Points, including:
    • Finding Hope
    • Guidance for Spiritual Growth
    • Thankfulness for our Creator
    • Peace in Troubled Times
    • Confidence in Christ
  • A Prayer Journal Page after each of these pages of prayer prompts.

Check out the other months we’ve covered here.

Download it here.

If you’d like the yearly planner of these months compiled into one .pdf document, consider purchasing it here.

The month of August can be a wonderful month filled with great blessings, good health, and spiritual growth in the Lord. Trust God to provide what He wants for you this happy month according to His will, and ask Him to keep you faithful in your August prayers.

If you like reading about the Powerful August Prayers, you may also want to read Sending Hugs and Prayers and Prayer Board Ideas for Growing in Your Faith.

Continue to cover each day in prayer! May God bless you as you follow Him. May He draw each good friend, family member, and everyone you know closer to Him!

As we conclude this heartfelt journey of prayer in this beautiful new month of August, may we remain hopeful and our hearts aligned with what God has set before us. The essence of prayer isn’t just words uttered or the desires expressed; it’s in the connection we foster with our Creator. 

As we step into the great month of August, let us carry forth the blessings of our August prayers, walking in faith and anticipation of the miracles yet to unfold.

August stands as a gateway to great opportunities, new beginnings, and renewed faith. As we’ve diligently offered our prayers, we’ve grown in our relationship with God. While praying our August prayers, let us not forget that prayer isn’t just a monthly ritual; it’s an ongoing conversation with the Almighty.

Let us anchor our thoughts and aspirations in gratitude in this beautiful month. Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness for the gift of prayer itself, for the privilege of communing with God, and for the promises that guide our steps, during these August prayers.

May our faith be unwavering, even in the face of uncertainty. Let us enter August with open hearts, ready to receive the blessings, the lessons, and the grace that our Heavenly Father has in store for us.

As we reflect on the prayers we’ve said for the upcoming month, let us also remember the power of unity in prayer. Let us continue to uplift one another, to intercede for those in need, and to be beacons of light and love in a world that often craves such radiance.

Let our prayers be constant, our faith unshakable, and our hearts ever open to receive the abundant blessings that await us.

As we embark on the journey that August presents, let us march forward with confidence, knowing that our prayers have been heard, our supplications considered, and our hearts embraced by the infinite love of our Heavenly Father.

May this fabulous new month of August be filled with answered August prayers, abundant blessings, and divine favor beyond measure. Let us continue to walk in faith, trusting that God’s plans for us are always greater than we can imagine.

Let us pray for those we love as we send them happy new month wishes, whether they are a best friend, family members, or church family. May their faith in God reach greater heights than ever before each day of this new month while we pray these August prayers.

May they know the grace of God even more than they did in the last month. May the new month usher in better days for them. May the wonderful new month bring them new blessings and exciting opportunities to serve the Lord. May their great achievements honor the Lord.

In our August prayers, in faith, and in anticipation, we welcome the blessed new month of August with open arms and hearts filled with gratitude for each good thing you will provide. In the holy name of Jesus, Amen.

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