8 Calming Prayers for Public Speaking

Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Emma

Public speaking is a skill that requires confidence and extensive knowledge on any given topic. I am always in awe of those who God has gifted with the natural ease to speak confidently in front of others.

Over the years I have had to give myself incredible pep talks before beginning a presentation. In middle school I was required to take a speech class. I refused to volunteer and ended up putting myself through three days of, you can do this, pep talks.

Another time I remember sitting in the back of a lecture hall going over my notes, repeating to myself a vote of confidence. I was so nervous I didn’t realize I was saying it aloud. The person sitting next to me reassured me that I would be fine before beginning.

I now find myself wondering how different I would have fared had depended more on God and less on my own pep talks. Isaiah 41:10 reads “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

God shows up for us in our everyday lives. I now find strength is speaking after asking God to be with me. I no longer feel alone in front of an audience. I have my Lord with me and I know that if I stumble, he will give me the strength to laugh it off and keep going.

I hope these prayers encourage you with your public speaking opportunities, please let us know below if you have any specific public speaking prayer requests we can help you with.

Short Prayer for Public Speaking

Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to speak at this event. Lord help me spread my knowledge, help me articulate my words in an understanding manner.

Lord I ask that you stand with me through this event. Guide me to speak in you light. Help me say what the crowd needs to hear, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Long Prayer for Public Speaking

Heavenly Father, I come to you today to ask for guidance during this public speaking event. Lord, I know this is where you want me to be today, and I ask that you allow me to speak on the topic with the utmost confidence.

Lord, allow me the perfect combination of volume and pitch. Help my voice carry so all can hear the message you have sent me with. Lord, be with me so that every person has the opportunity to listen.

Guide my heart, Lord, towards the idea this crowd needs the most. Help your will, guide my speech, to produce new knowledge and ideas in the audiences’ mind. Allow many new seeds to be sown, with opportunities to grow into endless possibilities.

Father keep my mind focused on what is needed most during this event. Help me to speak for you Lord, always. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Ceremonial Public Speaking

Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to speak at this ceremony today. Lord, I know this event is important to so many people, and I ask that you allow me to use my experiences to add a personal touch to this special occasion.

Father be with us today, fill the room with your presence as so many people end this journey and begin another. I ask that you give each individual a sense of direction to follow, Lord. Allow them to feel you standing with them, and drawing them to what comes next.

Lord, help me keep a steady pace, please allow everyone to stay drawn into this message. Lord, I know this is where you want me today, so I ask that you allow me to do your will. Help us all celebrate this joyous event, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Demonstrative Public Speaking

Dear Lord, I ask you to be with me today as I try to teach this topic. Lord, I know people learn in many different ways, so I ask you to allow me to cover all of them today.

I ask that my equipment all works properly Lord, please allow those in the back to see and hear what we are trying to demonstrate. Be with us today, Lord, if something goes astray, help us find a simple way to keep going.

Father allow all of the participants the comfort to raise their hands if they are confused. Lord, show them that I am here to help them succeed and allow them to use our time together to ask all questions.

Lord allow me your knowledge, help me know how to answer everyone’s questions. Bless me with the knowledge to suggest other materials that may give them more insight if I do not yet know something.

Father allow our materials today to be helpful after this speaking event. Help it be a reminder of our demonstration today, Lord. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Prayer for Informative Public Speaking

Dear Lord, help me distribute this information. Lord bring everyone in today with their minds refreshed, ears ready to listen, and hearts open for suggestions. Help me remember, Lord, to give grace to those who may need it.

Father, allow the data we have received to be more than enough to get the job done. Allow me to facilitate healthy discussions that need to happen today, Lord. Show me both sides of any issue, and give me the insight to use those sides during conversations.

Allow our group to be grateful Lord. Show us all that we need this event to make ourselves more efficient. Bring a positive outlook to the end of our time together, Lord. Please allow everyone to be a helpful participant.

Father allow us to stay on topic. Allow our group to only discuss what is needed so we can move on to the rest of our day. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Prayer for Persuasive Public Speaking

Lord, I know you are the greatest public speaker. We have so many examples of how your words changed the lives of thousands of people. I ask you to bless me with that gift today, Lord. Help me persuade my audience to see our wanted outcome.

Father I ask you to make my language strong. Help my words, Lord, to be indisputable in the eyes of those who hear me today. Please give my language meaning and purpose that only you can provide.

Lord help the audience hear my emotional plea. Help them see that I am here today to earn their trust and lead them towards your will. Lord allow my speaking to touch the heart of those who hear it. Lord, allow my tone to match each part of my speech.

Give me a welcoming body language, Lord. Show the listeners that I am not here to argue, but instead to teach and increase understanding. Lord, help my body language draw in those who are apprehensive, allow them to see what I am trying to say in a positive light. Help me speak towards your will, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Guest Speaker

Father, thank you for giving me the hone of speaking for this group today. Allow them to feel my gratefulness for their precious time.

Lord, I ask that you give me your vision for this group. Guide me with words they need to hear. Allow my experiences to make a lasting impact in their lives.

Father, I ask that you use me to encourage them today and every other day from here on out. Help this group remember this message in their day to day lives. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for First Time Speaker

Lord give me the strength to speak today. I know you are with me, please surround me with your warmth and courage.

Lord allow the audience to hear my words and understand my points. Help me articulate smoothly, and pause effectively. Show them my personality, Lord, allow it to draw in their attention.

Father help me remember what I am here to say, and how much time I have to speak. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

God will be with you on your public speaking journey- today, tomorrow and anytime you need Him. Matthew 10:19b -20 reads “God will give you the right words at the right time. For it is not you who will be speaking–it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Do not be afraid if everything does not go the way you planned it. Remember he has a greater plan for all of us, we may just not see it in the moment.

I hope you are able to use these prayers to help at your next public speaking event. Whether you’re speaking in front of 1,000 people or just a handful during the next board meeting, I wish you the best of luck! Remember to leave your public speaking prayer requests below.