4 Prayers to Accept the Things I Cannot Change (With Images)

Prayers to Accept the Things I Cannot Change

Sometimes, life sends us to scenarios we cannot change by constantly stressing about them or opening up to friends. Therefore, the only option in such situations is to accept reality and move forward with other essentials

Accepting things we cannot change is a journey filled with sharp corners, high bumps, rough roads, and a few smooth steps. While the journey is different for everyone, most people have, at some point, felt like they could not do it anymore

No matter how disturbing a situation can be, you can be assured of finding solace in God’s hands through prayers. Below are four short unique prayers for things you cannot change.

Before you start, save these intercessory prayers for your family.

1) Prayer to Accept the Things I Cannot Change

Prayer to Accept the Things I Cannot Change
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“Dear Lord, 

I come before You with a burdened heart because the way things are right now isn’t how I desire them to be. It’s too painful knowing that I cannot change this situation no matter how hard I try. 

Therefore, I pray that You may grant me acceptance and peace even though I have been hurt for so long. Replace my bad days with comfort and free my soul from the desire to revenge. 

It may appear unchangeable, but You’re the mighty and able God. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.” 

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

If you are finding it hard to accept something, remember it will not last forever. Since constant denial doesn’t help, acceptance is the best medicine for such a situation.

However, the process of acceptance has never and will never be easy. That’s why you should seek guidance and strength from God through prayers and watch how positive it unfolds. 

Jesus in John 14:27 gave us His peace differently from how the world gives it to us. He also urged us not to let our hearts be troubled or afraid.

Despite all the suffering and loss, Job prayed to God to request His will regarding everything happening. He accepted that He could not change God’s plans and prayed for strength and increased faith.  

Alongside the above prayer, you can always seek counseling from God regarding the issue you seek to accept.

I believe you will love these most powerful prayers for those who need help.

2) Miracle Prayer for Understanding and Acceptance

Miracle Prayer for Understanding and Acceptance
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“Heavenly Father, 

I approach You today praying for the strength and wisdom to understand and accept that which I cannot change after a long period of denial and blame. 

Lord, I bring my fears and lack of acceptance unto You, for You’re the only one who truly understands my problems and needs. 

Please ease my worries and remove the disturbing thoughts as I look forward to accepting things I cannot change. 

In Jesus’ precious name, I pray. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

It can be hard sometimes to accept certain aspects of life, especially those new to us or that appear complex to everyone else.

In such times, you can say the above prayer for understanding and acceptance in search of peace and the strength to let go and move forward

Jesus set an excellent example for understanding and acceptance of prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:42) by asking God to take away the cup, referring to the crucifixion ahead of Him, but still praying for the will of God to be done.

Eventually, Jesus submitted to the will and plans of God. Understanding that the crucifixion was for the redemption and forgiveness of sins and as a symbol of reconciliation and peace between God and His people. 

Be encouraged by this Scripture, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” — John 15:7.

Also save these prayers for peace and strength at work.

3) Prayer to Accept My Financial Situation

Prayer to Accept My Financial Situation
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“Dear God, 

I come before You today praying for the power, faith, and strength to accept my current financial situation. Even though the economy is currently bad, I believe in Your guidance to accept that this is part of life. 

I also pray that You may bless me with a stable job opportunity so that I can manage my bills and help others struggling financially. May these tough financial times come to pass in Your able name. 

In the name of Jesus, I pray and trust. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Experiencing financial frustration is one of the most challenging situations, especially now that many countries face adverse economic issues.

While it’s impossible to ignore one’s financial struggles, which often subject people to emotional breakdowns and sometimes depression, one can always seek God’s intervention through the above prayer

The prayer can grant you the strength to accept your current financial issues while opening new and more extraordinary doors of employment and investment opportunities. 

While you pray, you should actively seek a way to salvage the financial crises, such as:

  • Finding employment;
  • Engaging in voluntary services which can later turn into employment;
  • Starting a business and working hard to see it grow. 

God promises to “meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” — Philippians 4:19.

Also, remember to not focus too much on your financial needs forgetting “his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” — Matthew 6:33

4) Prayer to Understand and Accept My Family Life

Prayer to Understand and Accept My Family Life
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“God of all Creations, 

I come before You this day praying for understanding and acceptance concerning my family life. I have been resentful for too long and failed to accept that this is my family and it will never change. 

Please grant me the understanding and power to accept because thinking about it constantly will not change anything. 

Thank You for Your goodness. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Some things happen in our families, leaving us in endless denial, stress, and desire to change. However, when the issue cannot be changed, you can always ask God to grant you understanding and acceptance while you strive to move on

Whether financial crises, health-related concerns, paternity issues, or any other specific concern, you should be honest and confident while speaking to God in a request for understanding and energy. 

Even better, you can pray with your beautiful family during dinner or any gathering because whenever two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus. He is there with them and will hear and answer their cries. 

In your family’s uncertainty, take encouragement and thank God, for He has good plans for everyone in your house and will give them a future and hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

Before you leave, also try these prayers for good luck and fortune.

Why Should I Learn to Accept Things?

Well, stressing over things you cannot change can not only send you into a negative place but also block your blessing over other areas of life

Therefore, the best step is to accept them as you seek God’s intervention through prayers. You can also engage in other activities that can distract you from thinking about what you’re striving to accept, such as exercises, nature walks, business, or vacations. 

Can God Help me to Accept Things as they are?

Sure! Nothing is impossible before God, including granting you the understanding and acceptance of things you cannot change. 

You must trust in Him and live righteous as you seek His guidance in such difficult times. 

Does Accepting Things Make Them Easier?

Yes, it can. Although it doesn’t happen immediately, accepting things you cannot change after seeking God’s help and guidance will likely make them feel lighter than before

It’s as if a piece of luggage has been off-loaded from your back, and now you can walk upright with more strength and confidence as you focus on other essentials. 

Final Thoughts 

We can agree that accepting things we cannot change and wish we would is not child’s play. Fortunately, you can always find refuge in the above prayers, provided you keep your faith and trust in God unwavering. 

Other tips for accepting things you cannot change besides the prayers include seeking out social support, engaging in self-care activities, interacting with friends and peers, and seeking not to repeat the same mistake, if whatever you’re praying about was a result of your mistake. 

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