When finishing up a prayer, there could be a couple of different ways that Christians end their prayer. I looked into the most common ways to end prayer and why they are used and their importance.
How do Christians end prayers? At the end of a Christian prayer, you will likely hear an amen. Some Christians end their prayer by saying, “All God’s people said” or “In Jesus’ name.”
The endings to prayer express your agreement and sincerity. Here are ten prayer endings you can use.
Most of the time when you pray you will hear an amen. As listed below there are multiple ways to phrase amen, but sometimes a simple amen concludes a prayer.
Amen can be found throughout scripture at the end of prayers, when emphasizing something important, or if someone is in agreement.
When saying amen at the end of a prayer, we are saying we agree with everything that was just said.
Before we say amen at church or someone’s house we should make sure we truly believe everything that is being said. We should listen carefully and pay attention so we can agree whole heartily at the end by saying amen.
2. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
When saying “In Jesus’ name, amen” we are taking the agreement of what was said and saying Jesus name with it.
When we say Jesus’ name we are acknowledging everything that Jesus has done for us. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we have direct access to God.
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.John 14:13
Many people when they see this verse feel convicted that when they pray to pray in the name of Jesus. As it says in the verse the Father will be glorified in the Son when we do this.
3. All God’s People Said, Amen.
Pastors many times in church will use this ending to a prayer, “and all God’s people said, Amen.” This ending to prayer is good to get everyone to respond.
Most people know that if someone says “and all God’s people say” that they should say “Amen” in response.
The whole congregation or group that is praying can come together in agreement when they say amen.
4. We Pray This Trusting and Believing in You, Amen.
When ending a prayer with “We pray this trusting and believing in you, Amen” it is a confession of our hope and trust in God.
This ending is about your heart behind what you are saying, that God is ultimately in control.
When finishing your prayer saying this, it makes it clear that you are giving what you prayed for to God. It is an indication of surrender, knowing that God is working and that you trust him.
5. To God Be the Glory Forever and Ever, Amen
This ending for prayer is seen multiple times throughout scripture.
To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.Philippians 4:20
To whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.Galatians 1:5
When saying this we are attributing to God the glory for all that He has done and will do.
God the Father deserves all the glory, and when we say forever and ever we are acknowledging the eternality of God, and when we say amen we are wholly agreeing with what we have said.
6. Help Us to Keep Your Word in Our Hearts that We May Not Sin Against You. Through Jesus’ Name, We Pray, Amen.
This prayer ending comes from the scripture Psalm 119:11 and emphasizes the request that we want to have God’s word in our heart.
Prayers usually include our requests and praise to God, but when completing our prayer we are coming with the final request that God’s word would be in our heart to keep us from sinning against him.
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.Psalm 119:11
Taking scripture and using it in prayer is always powerful. The truth that is in scripture is true for our lives, and praying it helps us grow in truth.
7. Help Us to Become More Like You, and Hear When You Are Speaking to Us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
How you finish out your pray is sometimes a summary of an important point that you were trying to communicate.
This ending to prayer emphasizes our desire on how we want to live after we have prayed. We are asking God to work in our lives and make us more like Him.
8. May You Bless Us as We Go Throughout Our Week, and Be Grounded and Rooted in Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, We Pray, Amen.
This prayer ending includes asking for God’s blessing but also is a request that as we are investing time with God we would see that fruit in how we are rooted in Christ throughout our lives.
When we ask God to work in our lives he will show up in amazing ways. If we invest time to becoming more like Christ, he will show up in amazing ways.
9. In All That We Do May the Glory be to You. It Is In Jesus’ Name We Believe and Pray, Amen.
God is the one who is working in our lives and we must give him the glory. It can be so easy for us to brush off the importance of it, but all that we have in life is from God, and we should thank him for that.
Giving God the glory as you finish out your prayer represents that we are depending on Him for what we want.
God deserves the glory no matter what.
10. For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power, and the Glory, Forever and Ever, Amen.
This is the ending that is typically found at the end of the Lord’s prayer, attributing the kingdom, the power, and the glory to God.
The Lord’s prayer can be found in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. Neither passage includes this ending, but it has been used throughout the years.
When praying we need to make sure to acknowledge that all is truly God’s. His is the kingdom, and he alone has the power, he is God and He alone should be glorified.
I hope you found these prayer endings helpful. God is with you as you press into His presence and pray!