HEMI Split Second Prayers

HEMI SPLIT SECOND PRAYERS WITH SCRIPTURES ARE LISTED BELOW

THE STORY BEHIND HEMI PRAYERS:

After leading chapel one night at Hope Ministries’ Bethel Mission for homeless men, a shelter guest approached me and asked if I could teach him how to pray.  He had been reading I Thessalonians 5:17 & 18. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

I said I would teach him a HEMI prayer that would change his life.  A HEMI is an 8 cylinder engine that gives you more power.  It’s silly, but people remember it.  It was a simple split second prayer.  “I surrender to you Lord. Amen.”  I promised him if he said that prayer 25-50 times a day it would change his life forever. 

Nine months later at his graduation from their long-term recovery program, he approached me and said that my promise came true.  I asked him how it had changed his life?  He first confessed that he never said that split second prayer 25-50 times a day.  He said he prays it 100-200 times a day.  He said he finds that he’s more joyful and more thankful and prays continuously.  Over the past few years I have waited for the prompting of the Holy Spirit to add more HEMI prayers.  The list is below.

I invite you to pick one every day and say it all day long.  You will be amazed how it makes a difference in your life.  You might also decide to memorize all of them and recite the list often, or focus on one at a time and memorize the scriptures.  Sometimes we make prayer too complicated. 

Split second prayers are an easy way to commune with God all day long – to abide in Him as He abides in you.

Be blessed!

David Burrier
Hope Coach
Founder and President
I’VE BEEN THERE Ministries

SPLIT SECOND HEMI PRAYERS WITH SCRIPTURES

“Pray Continuously” I Thessalonians 5:17

Inspired by the Holy Spirit – Written by David L. Burrier

1.      I LOVE YOU LORD.  Amen.
Matthew 10:32     Jesus said, “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

2.      FORGIVE ME LORD. Amen.

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

3.      I SURRENDER TO YOU LORD. Amen.

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways submit (surrender) to him, and he will make your paths straight.

4.      I TRUST YOU LORD. Amen.

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Deuteronomy 31:8 And the Lord, He is the one who goes before you.  He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed.

5.      USE ME LORD. Amen.

Jeremiah 29 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

6.      GUIDE ME HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.

Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Luke 1:78-79 “And He will give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

7.      SPEAK TO ME LORD. Amen.

I Samuel 3:10 The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”

Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

8.      THANK YOU JESUS. Amen.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always,  pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Chronicles 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

9.      I PRAISE YOU LORD. Amen.

Psalm 63:3-5   Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.  I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.  I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;  with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

10.  GRANT ME COURAGE LORD. Amen.

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

11.  GRANT ME WISDOM LORD. Amen.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

12.  MY HOPE IS IN YOU LORD.  Amen.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

13.  GRANT ME PEACE LORD. Amen.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 May the Lord of peace himself always give you his peace no matter what happens.  The Lord be with you all.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us!

14.  CALM MY MIND LORD. Amen.

Psalm 13:1&2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

Lamentations 3:26 It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Forever.
Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.

15.  YOU ARE PRESENT LORD. Amen.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.

16.  OPEN MY EYES LORD. Amen.

Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things

17.  ABIDE IN ME LORD. Amen.

John 15:4-7 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.

18.  EXTEND MY TERRITORY GOD. AMEN

I Chronicles 4:10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

19.  TEST ME & TRY ME LORD. Amen.

Psalm 26:2&3 Test me Lord and Try me. Examine my heart and my mind.  For your love is forever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.

20.  DRAW ME NEAR TO YOU LORD. AMEN

James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.

21.  GRANT ME THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART LORD. AMEN

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

22.  I SEEK YOU LORD. AMEN

Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Psalm 70:4 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You.

23.  REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME LORD. AMEN.

I Peter 4:12-13 Dear friends do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

24.  FILL ME WITH THE POWER OF YOUR HOLY SPIRIT LORD. AMEN

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

25.  REMOVE MY FEAR LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 118:6&7 The Lord is for me, so I will not be afraid.  The Lord is for me; He will help me.

26.  YOU ARE FAITHFUL LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 145:13 The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness

27.  HELP ME LORD. AMEN

Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name’s sake!

28.  BLESS ME LORD. AMEN

I Chronicles 4:10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
Jeremiah 17:7Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

29.  I REJOICE IN YOU LORD. AMEN

Philippians 4: 4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall exult in my God

30.  CONTROL MY MIND LORD. AMEN

Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.”

31.  I GLORIFY YOU LORD. AMEN

Psalm 86:12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

32.  I’M LISTENING LORD. AMEN

Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise listen & add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.

33.  QUIET MY MIND LORD. AMEN

Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

34.  GRANT ME PATIENCE LORD. AMEN

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Romans 2:7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.

35.  GRANT ME DISCERNMENT LORD. AMEN

Psalm 119:125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.

36.  I WAIT FOR YOU LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently for the Lord.  Be brave and courageous.  Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.

37.  MY JOY IS IN YOU LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
1 Chronicles 16:27 Honor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Psalm 16:11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence, there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

38.  SPEAK THROUGH ME LORD. AMEN.

Luke 12:12 Jesus said, “For the Holy Spirit will teach you what needs to be said even as you are standing there.”

39.  RENEW MY HEART LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 51:10-12 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 19:14  May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you.

40.  I RECEIVE YOUR PEACE LORD. AMEN.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way.  The Lord be with all of you.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive His mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

41.  I CHOOSE YOU LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

42.  GRANT ME FAITH LORD. AMEN.
Mark 9:23: Jesus said, “Everything is possible for one who believes.” The father replied, “I believe. Help thou my unbelief.”

James 1:3: For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

43.  I AM GRATEFUL LORD. AMEN.
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe;

44.  HEAL ME LORD. AMEN.

Jeremiah 17:14 “Lord, heal me and I will be completely well; rescue me and I will be perfectly safe.  You are the one I praise!”

45.  YOUR GRACE IS SUFFICIENT LORD. AMEN.

2 Corinthians 12:9  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 46.  I’M WORRY FREE LORD. AMEN.
Luke 12:22-26 Then Jesus said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.  Consider the ravens:  They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.  And how much more valuable you are than birds!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”

47.  YOU ARE MY LIGHT LORD. AMEN.
Psalm 89:15-16 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.  They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

48.  I’M LEANING ON YOU LORD. AMEN.
Habakkuk 3:19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

49.  YOU ARE MY REFUGE LORD. AMEN.
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless.  He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.

 50.  YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD LORD. AMEN.
John 10:11, 14-15 Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep….I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.  As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.”

51.  THANK YOU FOR CONTENTMENT LORD. AMEN.
Philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

52.  DIRECT MY STEPS LORD. AMEN.
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. 

53.  YOU ARE MY STRENGTH LORD. AMEN.
Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever

 54.  I’M FOCUSED ON YOU LORD. AMEN.
I Peter 5:7 Let God have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. TLB

55.  YOU ARE MY TREASURE LORD. AMEN.

Colossians 2:2-3 “that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, of Christ, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

56.  RESTORE ME LORD. AMEN.  YOU ARE RESTORING ME LORD. AMEN

Psalm 23:2-3 Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need! He lets me rest in the meadow grass and leads me beside the quiet streams. He gives me new strength. He helps me do what honors him the most. He restores my soul. (TLB)

57.  YOU HAVE RESCUED ME LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 18:19 He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because he delights in me.

58.  I DELIGHT IN YOU LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

 59.  YOU ARE BLESSING ME LORD AMEN.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.                    

Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits.

Psalm 84:12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee!

Psalm 115:15May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth!

60.  I AM JOYFULLY DEPENDENT ON YOU LORD. AMEN.

Psalm 38:15-16 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.
Psalm 62:7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

61.  YOU ARE MY SALVATION LORD. AMEN.

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.

62. UNSCRAMBLE MY MIND LORD. GRANT ME CLEAR THINKING. AMEN.
Psalm 46:1 God is my refuge and my strength,  an ever present help in times of trouble.

63. YOU ARE MY STRENGTH & MY SONG LORD. AMEN.
Isaiah 12:2 “I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

64. YOU ARE LIGHTING MY WAY LORD. AMEN.
Psalm 119:130 (CEV) “Understanding your word brings light to the minds of ordinary people”.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV) “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path”

65. YOUR LOVE IS UNFAILING LORD. AMEN.
John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
I Peter 4:8 Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.

66. THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME LORD. AMEN.
Psalm 40:16 But may all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; may those who love thy salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God— not because of works, lest any man should boast.

67. YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS LORD. AMEN.
Ephesians 6:14 &15 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;

Romans 3:21-26 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.

68.YOU HAVE FREED ME LORD. AMEN.

Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery,”

69. I AM A NEW CREATION LORD. AMEN.

Ephesians 4:22-24 Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

II Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

I Peter: 3-4      Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.            

70. THANK YOU FOR JUSTIFYING ME LORD. AMEN.

Romans 8:30 And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 3:24 We are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.       

Romans 3:28 For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.

Romans 4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:9 Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Romans 8:30 And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law, that everyone who has faith may be justified.
Romans 10:10 For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.                                        

Galatians 2:16  Yet we know that a man is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified.

71. YOU MEET ALL MY NEEDS LORD. AMEN.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.The scriptures I assigned to it:
Psalm 119:130 CEV “Understanding your word brings light to the minds of ordinary people”.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (NIV).