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35 Powerful Prayers for Strength and Courage in Difficult Times with Bible Verses for A Friend Family

Prayers for Strength and Courage in Difficult Times with Bible Verses for A Friend Family. You may occasionally find yourself in a position that is so difficult that you doubt your capacity to handle it appropriately. You’re stuck with the feeling that there’s no way out. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and even overcome with despair, especially when the world appears to be so topsy-turvy these days. But, in these trying times, your faith will lead you in the correct direction, and these prayers for strength will put you back on the road to happiness.

Here are some prayers to say when you’re not sure you have the strength to go on. Consider including one in your daily devotions. Open your heart to the gentle indwelling of the Holy Spirit working within you by reading these prayers for strength several times, speaking them out, and opening your heart to the gentle indwelling of the Holy Spirit working within you.

If you ask for aid, God will provide it. Have you ever needed supernatural courage to confront a problem but didn’t know what to pray for? God is patiently waiting to provide us with strength in our time of need. Do not be scared to pray and ask God to grant you His strength! If you’re feeling weak, tired, or unprepared to stand and aren’t sure what to ask, pray along with these words!

A Prayer for Strength When Weary

I’m exhausted, Lord. My motivation is waning and my energy is waning. And I’m in desperate need of your help. To get back on track, I need your strength and your new perspective. The joy of the Lord is my strength, according to your Word. If that’s the case, I’ll need your delight to replace all of my mind, body, and soul’s worn-out pieces.

Life’s pressures can push me into a corner, leaving me powerless to move forward. A hundred voices cry my name, and I’m often unable to respond because I don’t know where to turn. Lord, please help me not to give up, to keep running the course faithfully, and to find strength in your secure, secret place under the Almighty’s shadow.

When I’m tempted to yield to destructive things, or when selfishness clings to my garments and won’t let go, I need your power to say no. When timidity and fear encourage me to deny my heart’s convictions, I need your strength to say yes. I need your strength to love people who are close to me and those who are all around me. When am I not in need of your might, God?

You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will raise up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the responsibilities you’ve given me, and that your joy will consume my life’s weakness and restore my strength. I don’t want to be tied down by constraints and poor attempts. I’m sick of mediocre efforts. I want to mount up with eagle’s wings, not merely soar, Lord. I’d like to fly.

Lord, renew my strength. Fill me with your extraordinary strength so that I can conquer any obstacles that stand in my way. I can make it if I keep my eyes on you, Lord, and you walk beside me and work through me. Lord, thank you!

In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Strength When You’re At Your Weakest

Give me the power to persevere over the long haul, Lord Jesus—not the grim strength of clenching my teeth, but the glory strength God bestows. It is strength that endures the unimaginable and overflows with joy, praising the Father for making me strong enough to partake in all that is brilliant and lovely that he has planned for me. Give me strength in my weakness. In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Strength and Encouragement

In a time of stress and anguish, Lord, I, like David, need your encouragement. Thank you for always being on the throne, my God, ready to save. Thank you for being the same God who was to David and for being the same God to me. Thank you for always being close by and rescuing me from my anxieties and pains. Lord, remind me that morning may be just around the corner, and that this trial will not last forever. Fill me with optimism that the day will break and that your love will triumph! In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer to Endure

Lord, I’m tired and don’t know when this “race” in my life will stop. I’ve been running for what seems like an eternity, attempting to get away from this trial. Help me to quit trying to flee my agony and instead run the race you’ve put before me with endurance. I know that it is because of you that I have overcome the difficulties in my life. Nothing in this world can separate me from your unwavering love, I know. Please shower me with your love today, and give me the strength to persevere through this ordeal. Thank you for your unending affection for me! And thank you for the joyous crown you have prepared for me in your Kingdom! In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Wisdom and Strength Daily

You are a God who performs miracles. Give me a glimpse of what it means to be free. Give me faith in You to believe in my miracle. Show me what exhausts me. Show me what has control over me and causes me to slow down. Help me to lose my taste for what makes me weak and get a taste for what makes me strong. From the inside out, heal me! Assist me in making the necessary adjustments. I’d like to be a part of Your recovery process. Give me a new lease of life! In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Overwhelmed People

Lord, please overwhelm me with Your serenity when my heart is overwhelmed. My rock, lead me to You. Please lead me to Your Word, which is a source of strength and refuge for me. Please don’t let me fall into the trap of settling for less. Persuade me to come to You first. Assist me in developing the habit of surrendering my “overwhelmed” to your command. Lord, thank you. In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for a Breakthrough

Father, I pray for a new perspective on what it means to breakthrough in my life. While I wait for my miracle, please assist me in pursuing healing. Show me how to take a break in the midst of a storm. Allow me to partake in the feast You have prepared for me in the midst of the battleground. I want to spend the rest of my life proving that there is a God in heaven who knows my name and will bring me safely home. Fill me with the miracle of Your love and power all over again. I’m determined to win this anxiety war. As I wait for You to burst through, help me to know when to rest when to feast, and how to actively engage my faith. May my life be a testament to Your might. I pray that you do the impossible in and through me. In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Strength Against Spiritual Warfare

Every day, Heavenly Father is a battle against sin and temptation. Give us the strength to triumph against cruelty and hatred with grace and love. God, please remind us that our acts have consequences. We are fighting a spiritual battle rather than a physical one, and each act of kindness helps to establish your kingdom. Today, please help us to be kingdom builders. In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Strength and Power in Prayer

I ask, Lord, that I may recognize my authority in prayer. Teach me to pray with Your power and strength. I’d like to join You in prayer to determine my future and the future of my country. I wish to pray for my city with authority. I want to pray powerful breakthrough prayers that prompt You to act. Teach me to pray faith-filled prayers for my needs and the needs of those around me on a daily basis. Without Your help, I won’t be able to get to my workplace or my neighbourhood. Thank You for remembering all of my prayers and allowing them to have an impact on Your heart. Please reveal my spiritual authority to me (Ephesians 1-18-23).

I am grateful that there is hope for the future because You are seated at God’s right hand, and we are seated in heavenly seats with You (Ephesians 2:6). We are fighting a vanquished opponent because you defeated Satan at the cross (Colossians 2:15). Through prayer, assist us in enforcing Your rule and will on earth (James 4:7). Thank you for giving us the authority to change nations. Teach us to grasp prayer and pray blessings down on our globe. Thank You for allowing us to use the power of prayer. In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for Strength to Surrender

Dear Father in Heaven, Your methods are superior to mine. I pray for the strength and courage to let go of my will and follow yours. I put my faith in You, Lord. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name Amen

A Prayer for God’s Strength When You Feel Under Attack

Greetings, God! We praise you for the power of your Word and the presence of your Spirit in our lives. We thank you that no weapon made against us will succeed because You who are in us are greater than he who is in the world. Every threat and allegation, every nasty phrase and vicious attack hurled our way, we pray that you will cast down. We thank you for the fact that nothing is impossible with you, that You are loving and generous, merciful and powerful. We only have faith in you to stand strong on our behalf. Thank you for being our Defender and Strong Tower, as well as our Refuge and Strength. Thank you for fighting for us today, and for making us strong in our weakness. Amen, in the strong name of Jesus.

A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to rely on you to get me through the day and everything it has in store for me. Help me to come to you for wisdom, strength, provision, and protection, as Nehemiah did. Help me recall my belovedness as I confront difficult decisions and situations. Help me remember that I am Your child and Your ambassador to the world around me. Please help me to live today in a way that honours Your holy name. Amen, in Jesus’ name.

Prayer for Strength and Courage in Difficult Times

My Father, God of Heaven’s Armies, You are near to me. You are alongside me, giving me my every breath, even in the valley overshadowed by the terrifying specter of death. I need Your strength in this season of turmoil and shadow. Father, by Your Spirit, strengthen me. Grant me the strength to withstand the enemy’s arrows. I beg in the name of Your Son, who did not waver in His resolution when faced with the cross. Amen.

Prayer for Comfort When a Loved One Passes Away

Lord Sovereign, Sadness has worn me down. I cry to You because I have no energy for anything else but tears. You say you’ll take care of me, so take care of me. I am grateful that I know You are with me even in this difficult moment. Assist me in comprehending and grieving this loss. Because your Word states that death isn’t the end, I’ll cling to that belief. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Feeling Abandoned

What a blessing it is to have a buddy in Jesus, God, my Fortress. You remain with me even when I am overcome by feelings of abandonment. I’m well aware that I’m never truly alone. Fill me with Your love and show me how to love others the way You want me to. Change my priorities from relying on other people’s approval to finding comfort in knowing that You accept me. Father, I appreciate it. Amen.

Prayer to Be Strengthened by the Love of God

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for all you have done for me. You have shown me unfathomable affection. You embody love. I pray that the love that is larger than I can comprehend, deeper than I can conceive, and wider than I can comprehend will strengthen me in my inner being – in my soul. May I come to know the mystery of the Gospel as it is revealed in my life as You support and embolden me. I pray in the name of Christ. Amen.

Prayer for Guidance to Do the Right Thing

Dear Heavenly Father, With the priceless blood of Jesus Christ, you have purchased me. You have me. I’m in the middle of a difficult circumstance that feels out of my reach. I’m at a loss on what to do. Lord, please enable me to take one step at a time and make the best decisions I can. While I may not always get it right, please enable me to make decisions with a clear conscience. In Jesus’ name, guide me in Your wisdom. Amen.

Prayer for Strength and Courage in a New Life Direction

You have directed my steps and opened this door in my life, Sovereign God. This new path brings with it a new level of uncertainty, which tempts me to be fearful. Mighty God, make me strong! God of Heaven, make me brave! I shall put my faith in You in the face of new obstacles. Because it is from You that I receive Your Spirit, which enables me to be Your witness in any scenario. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Emotional Strength

You, Lord of Power, are my refuge, my protector, and my savior. I cling to You in the midst of these occurrences that have exhausted me and left me heartbroken. I need You, and You alone, to provide me with strength. Allow me to cling on to the hope You have given me in Jesus rather than drown in my feelings. Whatever comes my way pales in comparison to Christ’s impending grandeur, and it is in this that I hope. Thank You for putting true strength in Your name. Amen.

Prayer of Trust That the Current Trial Is Temporary

Father in Heaven, The beginning and the end are both known to you. You have decreed that everything should work out for our good. Even amid this trial, Father, I take heart because Jesus has triumphed over the world. Assist me in drawing strength from You and persevering until I am reunited with You in glory. There is a season for everything, a season for joy and a season for sorrow. Only Your kingdom, I know, will last forever. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer of Trust in God for Strength

My Strength, O God, You are dependable. To me, you are abundant in constant love. And I’m confident that Your love will last forever. Please help me to have faith in You. Assist me in coming to rely on You as a source of strength. Lord, it is so easy for me to lose trust and allow other factors to diminish my reliance on You. Allow me to fight those notions and trust in You as the source of true strength. In the awesome name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer of Thanks for the Strength and Courage that God Gives

You are the creator and sustainer of my soul, my Father. I thank You, Lord, for the strength You provide. You instill courage in me and make me stand up straight. I am incredibly thankful for Your presence in my life. May I turn to You for an increase in these traits in all aspects of my life. Keep me from seeking within myself or outside of You for answers. In the name of the Son, I thank You. Amen.

Prayer of Thanks for Strength

You are my sturdy foundation and rock, Jesus, my Savior. You will never abandon me or abandon me. I seek refuge in You at all times, and I find strength in the shadow of Your wings. You are all-knowing and all-powerful. All of my days will be spent praising You. I receive new strength as a result of Your Spirit within me and Your vows to always be with me. Thank you very much, Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for the Strength to Speak

I need You, Lord God, my Father. My timidity and dread of what others think of me are holding me back, Lord. When I have the opportunity to speak up, I choose to keep silent. As a result, I feel like I’ve let You down. Assist me in having faith in You and being courageous in speaking what needs to be said. I ask for the courage to not allow people to speak over me. Please assuage my fears that my statements will cause people to loathe me. Give me the wisdom to communicate the truth in a delicate manner. You are a source of courage and strength for me. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Separated from Family

You are my eternal Father and You have adopted me as Your child through Jesus Christ, All-Powerful Father. I understand that my status as Your kid will never be revoked. I turn to You for consolation and support during this time while I am apart from my earthly family. Give me the guts to live without the safety net I’ve grown accustomed to. Help me, Heavenly Father, not to despair but to cling to You. Amen.

Prayer for Family Strength

Father in Heaven, I praise You for my family and the wonderful gift they are to me. I pray for all of us to be strengthened by Your love so that we can stick together no matter what happens. Give us the strength to put each other before ourselves and not to be torn apart by disagreements. In every element of our family’s lives, we need You. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for a Renewal of Strength

Thank You, Almighty and Everlasting God, for placing Your Spirit within me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit once more, Lord. Grant me the courage to follow the Spirit and live a life marked by reliance on You. Even if these periods sap my vitality and diminish my resolve, the indwelling of Your Spirit restores my soul. Thank You for sending Your Spirit and for giving me a reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Betrayed

I’m in pain, Father God. I sigh as a result of the injustice that has been done to me. I need your Spirit to come in and rejuvenate me. I’ve given someone my trust just to have it betrayed and tossed back at me. My faith in You, Lord, is unwavering. Thank You for Your Spirit’s presence in my life, which will never leave me. I can see the fruit of pleasure and serenity in my life because of Your Spirit. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Physical Strength

I am Your creation, Creator God. In my mother’s womb, you knitted me together. Allow me to train my body with discipline and wellness. I commit my period of strength-building to You since everything in my life is for You. Likewise, may You give me spiritual strength in addition to physical strength. I want to honor the body You have given me in whatever I do. Thank You for the great gift of life that You have given us. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Depressed

I know You are with me, gracious and kind God. Father, it seems as though You are so far away, but I know You are close by. My emotions are numb, and all I see is gray, yet I know You are there for me. You will draw near to those who draw near to You, according to Your Word. To get closer, I need Your assistance. Draw me in! Give me courage! I praise You for being trustworthy and steadfast in Your love. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Struggling with Mental Health

You are the God who created me and has welcomed me into Your kingdom via Jesus, my Father. You have accepted me and are completely in love with me. Despite my struggles and my desire for mental repair, I will worship You for the hope and strength I have in You. Give me the same fortitude that the devout saints of past possessed during their trials. Allow me to rest in the knowledge that one day, when I see You face to face, You will bring me into healing. In Jesus’ name, thank you. Amen.

Prayer of Faith When Losing a Home

You are a true refuge for my soul, Sovereign God. Even when things aren’t going well, I have faith in You. I’ve lost my house, and everything I thought I knew is shattering around me. Give me faith and courage to confront the challenges of tomorrow. Provide me with a different spot to rest each day, as well as my daily bread. I put my trust in You because I know You will provide me with strength. Amen.

Prayer of Strength When Fired

You, Mighty God, offer hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak. Despite the fact that my job and source of money have been taken away from me, I will look to You for the fortitude I need to find a new one. Lord, I appreciate You for the way You operate in my life, even though it’s difficult to perceive Your plan at the moment. Give me faith in Your plans and the ability to trust them. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for the Strength to Overcome

God, my Lord, In times of need, I turn to You. Father, you are strong and powerful. Give me the strength to persevere during this difficult time. In Christ, I am more than a victor over the world’s hardships and sorrows. I cling to You as the source of my eternal hope. May You invigorate these skeletons and keep me fearless. In the name of Jesus, who triumphed over death. Amen.

Prayer for Strength in Times of Loneliness

You are my constant companion and source of hope, Father God. You are beside me, even if I feel completely alone. Infuse me with Your desire to keep believing in You. Father, You will one day welcome me into Your kingdom along with Your people. Furthermore, as Your Word teaches, knowing You, the one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent, gives me eternal life. I am eternally grateful for the faith I have in You. Amen.

Prayer for When All Hope Seems Lost

Everything has crumbled around me, my God in Heaven. Everything has come crashing down around me. Everything has gone up in flames above me. You’re still here! I plead with You to save me. Lord, You have never let down those who put their trust in You. You have shown Your immense love for me through Jesus. Give me the fortitude to stay positive despite this illusion of hopelessness, because I know of the future days of glory. I pray in the hope of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer of Strength When Facing Persecution

You rule over all, my Father, and You hear my cries. Enemies are approaching with malice in their hearts. If they get their way, I’ll be in danger. Father, guard me and keep me safe. I’ll look to You for protection because I’m rooted in Christ. Help me to cling on to the promise of the victor’s crown You have in store for me, even if I have to suffer. I pray this prayer of strength in the name of Jesus, who assures us that we will not perish in the second death. Amen.

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Bible Verses for Comfort and Strength

Here’s a selection of some of our favourite Bible passages about God’s promises of strength. Don’t be concerned or afraid; find strength in Him. It’s all too easy to succumb to anxiety, fear, and despair, yet we can find strength in Him and look forward to great things. He instills hope in us! God endows us with a powerful and empowering spirit.  We are given a spirit of power, love, and discipline through trust in Christ, and as a result, we have nothing to fear.

We can trust him to keep his promises and to see us through even the darkest of days. Even though we face difficult times, He will always be there for us. Though we are not guaranteed an easy life, we are assured that if we believe in Christ, He will be with us, that He will not give us more than we can handle with His assistance, and that even our trials can be used to glorify God. May these words of hope and encouragement motivate you to keep on with bold confidence!

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.

1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Exodus 33:14 My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and rescues them from all their troubles.

Isaiah 30:15 In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.

Isaiah 43:1-3 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Luke 12:25-26 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Philippians 4:6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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.

Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 27: 1-3 The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besieges me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, even then I will be confident.

Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.

Psalm 145: 18-19 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Psalm 138:3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 112: 1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

Psalm 91:1-2 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.”

Psalm 112: 1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

Philippians 4: 12-13 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 . . . . I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

1 Peter 5: 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Hebrews 4:16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us, therefore, approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

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

Finding Strength In Christ Our Lord And Savior

As the verses above illustrate, we’re told to call on Jesus Christ, and that he will hear us and give us strength, hope, and grace sufficient to carry us through. He will be our ever-present help when we’re in need, and he can give us peace that passes all understanding. For me, that’s extremely encouraging. How about you? Do you have any favourite bible verses about strength, and where you can find it? Did one of the verses above stick out more than the others for you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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