Jesus Christ is the perfect example of kindness and compassion. As we study and honor His perfect life, we feel drawn to add more kindness and love to the world around us and these prayers for kindness can help us do that. This can feel especially important as we see heartache caused by violence, hatred, and tragedy. Wanting to add more generosity is a righteous desire. As we pray, God will help us create more kindness in our environment.
The following prayers will help you ask for God’s help to feel and create more kindness. As you humbly pray, listen to the peace that God speaks to your heart. As you read through them, take time to reflect on how God has called you to be kind in your own life. Let these prayers inspire you as you go out and make a difference in the world!
Let us pray.
Short Prayer for Kindness
Holy Father in Heaven,
I am so grateful for all of the ways I have seen Your help manifest in my life. I pray today for Your power to bring more kindness into the world.
Soften the hearts of Your people on Earth. Let them listen with compassion and empathy to the struggles of others. Then, help them find the proper way to act and help.
Remove the malice from our hearts. Help all of us here on Earth feel grace and generosity to those around us.
Please help me find worthy causes to which I can dedicate my time and generosity.
I offer this prayer in Your holy name.
Prayer for Kindness and Compassion
Dear Heavenly Father,
This world is full of so much judgment, sin, hatred, jealousy, and anger. Today I pray that You will help me bring more beauty and love into the world.
I know that my efforts alone may not heal the world. However, I know with Your power, my efforts can be magnified and You can combine my work with the work of many others.
I pray that You will fill me with kindness and compassion. I know that with Your help, small acts of kindness can make a huge difference. I pray that You will help me make someone feel that they are loved.
Fill my soul with compassion. Let me listen empathetically to those around me. Help me have compassion for those who are less fortunate than I am. I pray that You will use me to help them improve their circumstances and feel Your divine love.
Teach me to have more perfect compassion. I want to be more loving and generous. Help me know what people need and how I can help them find it. I hope that with Your power, I can help more people feel the kindness of a generous God.
I humbly offer this prayer in Jesus Christ’s name.
Prayer for Charity and Kindness
Thank You for Your patience with Your children on Earth as we learn to be kinder and more generous.
I pray now that You will help fill my heart and soul with charity and kindness. I know that charity is a powerful gift that can change hearts and inspire people. Charity makes people feel the love You have for them. I pray that You will use me to spread Your love to everyone around me.
Help me know how I can serve others. I want to be an instrument in Your hands. Show me what my special gifts are and how I can use them to help others find what they need. I am anxious to bring joy and help to those people who need it.
God, please help me be filled with kindness. Remove jealousy from my heart. I want to feel support for the success of my friends and family. Remove greed from my heart. I hope to feel gratitude for what I already have. Fill me with kindness and generosity in everything that I do. Help me be kind in my work, in my home, and in my neighborhood.
I offer this prayer for kindness in Your name.
You might also take a moment to share a prayer for the homeless.
Prayer for Kindness in the World
This world is not perfect. That makes it easy for us to look at the news of the world and feel despondent. It is difficult to see the kindness in the world when so much negativity is spreading.
We pray today that You will provide us with an antidote for the pessimism of the world and the darkness of despair. Help us find hope and light through the power of kindness.
Please remind us that even small acts of kindness can have a powerful impact and can change hearts for good. Show us what we can do to spread light in our community.
Help the world feel more kindness and generosity. We pray that You will touch people’s hearts. Fill them with joy and gladness. Help them be willing to help when others need it.
We pray that as people embrace more kindness and love the world will be filled with peace. We pray that wars will cease and that people will be more open to sharing and caring about one another. We pray that everyone will remember their worth.
We close this prayer in the sacred name of Jesus Christ.
Morning Prayer for Kindness
Dear Jesus Christ,
Thank You for being the perfect example of kindness and love. I am so grateful to follow and learn from You.
This morning, as I start my day, I pray that You will bless me with the divine gift of kindness. Help me approach this day with an open heart and a loving mind. I pray that with Your help, I will find more opportunities to serve those who need it.
Open my ears so I can listen to the things people say around me. I hope that I will be willing to accept the things they say and know what I can do to make sure they feel loved and supported. I hope that with Your power, I will listen and learn with empathy.
Help me be understanding. I hope that I will be gentle and considerate in my interactions today. I strive to follow Your example as I seek to be a pillar of kindness.
I offer this prayer in Your holy name.
Short Prayer For Kindness
Oh Holy Father, I ask you to shine a little kindness on us.
Help us to be our best selves and bring happiness and joy to those around us.
Prayer For Kindness To Self
Oh, Holy Father,
Please give me the strength to be kind to myself. Help me see your love in me. I know that I am not perfect, but I also know that You love me just as I am.
Help me to remember I am one of your flock and be kind to myself the way you are kind to us all.
Prayer For Patience And Kindness
Dear Jesus Christ,
Please grant me patience and kindness as I go through my day. Help me to be understanding and compassionate with those around me, especially those who are difficult.
Give me the strength to stay calm and centered when things get tough, and the wisdom to know how to best help those who need it.
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Bible Verses for Kindness
In some ways, these are the same as Bible verses for despair. One of the truest callings of a Christian is to reach out to those in need and suffering to offer kindness and help. The Lord tells us to watch out for others as we would have them watch out for us.
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them. – Matthew 7:12
The Bible is clear that believers are called to extend compassion and kindness to others. Whether that means praying for lost souls or helping your neighbor.
In Matthew 7:12, Jesus tells His followers to do unto others what they would have done unto them. In other words, we are called to treat others with the same love, respect, and mercy that we would want for ourselves. This is not always easy, but it is a commandment that we are called to obey. The Bible also teaches us that kindness is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).
As believers, we are called to allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and produce His fruit, including kindness. When we extend compassion and kindness to others, we are doing the work of God.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32
This Bible verse from Ephesians is a reminder to Christians that we are called to be kind to one another, just as God is kind to us. The verse goes on to say that we should be tenderhearted and forgiving, just as God forgave us through Christ.
This is an important reminder of the importance of kindness in the Christian faith. The Bible is full of verses that talk about the importance of being kind to others. In Matthew, Jesus says that when we do good deeds for others, it is like we are doing them for him. In Luke, Jesus tells us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. And in Proverbs, we are told that kindness will bring us rewards.
May the Lord God help us bring more kindness and happiness into the world. May we all be brothers and sisters in Christ and help to show others the light and love of God.