Prayer Guide: Christ Be Magnified

Words and music by Cody Carnes, Cory Asbury, Ethan Hulse. © Capitol CMG Paragon. CCLI Song Number: 7139866

The prayer prompters below are suggestions to choose from in the context of corporate prayer or worship. Usually only one or two would be utilized, but we have provided a variety of ideas to choose from, or to use as inspiration to create your own.


Verse One:

Were creation suddenly articulate
With a thousand tongues to lift one cry
Then from north to south and east to west
We’d hear ‘Christ be magnified!’

  • Lord Jesus, because all things were made by You and for You, I see Your glory in creation when…
  • Christ, because someday all of creation will declare that You are Lord, help me today to honor You as Lord as I…

Verse Two:

Were the whole earth echoing His eminence
His name would burst from sea and sky
From rivers to the mountain tops
We’d hear ‘Christ be magnified!’

  • Lord Jesus Christ, I praise You that Your name is exalted above…
  • Christ, I magnify You because Your name is…. (names and titles of Jesus Christ) 


O! Christ be magnified!
Let His praise arise
Christ be magnified in me
O! Christ be magnified!
From the altar of my life
Christ be magnified in me

  • Christ, I pray that You will be magnified this week, especially when I struggle with….
  • Christ, I present myself again today as a living sacrifice, transform me to be like You so that people will see…
  • Christ, be magnified in my life today, especially as I spend time with ______________ (name)
  • Lord, I confess that You were not magnified in me recently when _________________. Give me grace to honor You more fully in the coming days. 

Verse Three:

When every creature finds its inmost melody
And every human heart its native cry
O then in one enraptured hymn of praise
We’ll sing ‘Christ be magnified!’

  • Thank You Christ, that all things will culminate in Your eternal glory. Help me remember this reality today as I…
  • Give me boldness to demonstrate and declare Your Life to _______________________ (name of an unsaved individual) so that they will someday magnify You in eternity as a redeemed soul. 


I won’t bow to idols, I’ll stand strong and worship You
And if it puts me in the fire, I’ll rejoice ’cause You’re there too
I won’t be formed by feelings, I hold fast to what is true
If the cross brings transformation then I’ll be crucified with You

  • I confess that ______________________ can often be an idol in my life. Give me a greater passion to worship You alone!
  • Christ, I rejoice that You are always be with me, even when…
  • Lord, give me grace to embrace what is true, especially when my feelings tell me…

‘Cause death is just the doorway into resurrection life
And if I join You in Your suffering then I’ll join You when You rise
And when You return in glory with all the angels and the saints
My heart will still be singing and my song will be the same

  • Christ! Remind me of Your resurrection power so that I might willingly suffer for you when…
  • I pray for ______________________ (name) who is approaching death. Give them a fresh glimpse of the truth of Your resurrection. 
  • Because I will be singing Your praise for all of eternity, give me grace to sing today, especially as I…