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30 Prayerful Reflections for Contentment

CTA - Christ to All /Sep. 01, 2021
30 Prayerful Reflections for Contentment

By CTA – Christ to All


It’s easy to lose our sense of contentment and satisfaction in daily life. It is okay to struggle with contentment. It is human. When this happens, God invites us to draw near to him. Here are 30 prayers, Scripture verses, and truths to reflect on as we look to God for help in being content in our circumstances.


  1. Lord, help me to be content with what you have given me.
  2. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17 ESV).
  3. “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Philippians 4:11 ESV).
  4. Heavenly Father, you supply me with everything I need. (See Philippians 4:19.)
  5. “God’s peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7 NLT).
  6. “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 ESV).
  7. “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all [your needs] will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33 ESV).
  8. Holy Spirit, fill me so that I may feel peace and security (See Isaiah 32:18.)
  9. Trusting God leads to a tranquil heart. (See Proverbs 14:30.)
  10. God keeps us in contentment. (See Isaiah 26:3.)
  11. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3 ESV).
  12. My circumstances change, but you, Lord, never change! (See Hebrews 13:8.)
  13. Jesus, you gave your whole self so I could be whole. (See 1 Peter 2:24.)
  14. “[God] will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 ESV).
  15. “In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:12–13 ESV).
  16. “Why do you spend your labor for that which does not satisfy? . . . Eat what is good, and delight yourselves in [God]” (Isaiah 55:2 ESV).
  17. God, your incredible love enables me to be content. (See Psalm 63:3–5.)
  18. Nothing can take God’s love away from you. (See Romans 8:39.)
  19. We can always be content because we have certainty in God. (See John 10:28.)
  20. When you feel discontent, cry out to God—he will answer you! (Read Psalm 131.)
  21. “[Trust] in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17 NLT).
  22. “The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing” (Psalm 34:10 ESV).
  23. Lord, help me to be satisfied with what is eternal. (See Psalm 39:4-6.)
  24. “We brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Timothy 6:7–8 ESV).
  25. “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need” (Psalm 23:1 NLT).
  26. “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14 ESV).
  27. Knowing Jesus is worth more than anything the world can offer. (See Hebrews 11:25–26.)
  28. In challenging times, Jesus strengthens us with contentment. (See 2 Corinthians 12:10.)
  29. God, help me to enjoy my work for your glory. (See Ecclesiastes 5:18.)
  30. God shapes us for an eternal purpose. (See Psalm 103:14–19 and 2 Timothy 1:9.)