Prayer Guide: Psalm 46

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

 God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
    how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


God’s Praiseworthy Attributes:

  • Our Refuge: (Our Shelter, Help, Hope, and Healer) v. 1
  • Our Strength (Our Power, Might, Our Security, Boldness) v. 1
  • Our actively present Help in Trouble. v. 1
  • The One who is “with us” in times of trouble v. 7

Possible Prayer Prompts:

  • I thank You, Lord, for being my refuge, my shelter when I faced _____.
  • Thank you for giving me the strength to endure this ______________.
  • Lord, You were present and my Help the day I _______________.
  • I worship You today because You revealed Yourself to me when _____.
  • I praise You, Lord, because You stopped_____from bringing me harm.
  • I praise You for the peace/shalom you have given me in spite of_____.
  • I present my body to You as a living sacrifice, glorify Your name in me and through me today as I ________



  • I can stop—Be Still, and Know that You, for certain…are God. v. 10
  • Forgive me for rushing headlong into ___________ without consulting You. v. 1
  • Forgive me for turning to ________for my refuge, instead of trusting in and turning to You. v. 4
  • As the nations rage (v. 6) and people around me attack, I pray that I will seek to glorify You as I deal with_________.
  • I confess that I seek the help of __________ before pausing to be “with You” and seeking to “hear” from You. v. 7


As I trust You to provide all I need to do Your will…I ask You:

  • To be my refuge and my help as I face___________ v. 1
  • To give me the strength to overcome the temptation to ________ v. 1
  • Help me truly trust and honor You in the midst of this Pandemic v. 10
  • Give me eyes to see and ears to hear to join You in the work You are doing all around me. V. 8
  • As the COVID-19 virus has affected life all around us (v. 2), empower me exalt You (v. 7) and be Your witness to _________.
  • As the flood of situations like ______ are downing me, may You be my peace as I live through it. v. 3-4



Lord, lead me because:

  • You are present (with me) and will never leave or forsake me as I face________ v. 1
  • You will be exalted in me and through me, even when life flips upside down. Just like ________ v. 2
  • You have reminded me of Your ultimate victory (v. 4-5) and I can live to honor You as I face ______________
  • I have become still and have been reminded that life, no matter how it goes, is to glorify You and exalt Your name. v. 10 May I do this today by _________________