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Prayers for Strength for Different Situations

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

We can all safely say that there comes a time that we have felt weak. Since you are made in the image and likeness of God, strength is a special gift that He has already bestowed in you. However, if you’re dealing with something particularly challenging in your life, a prayer for strength can help to give you the peace of mind that God is with you even in the most difficult of times. We may come across times in our life where we are tested in body, mind and spirit.This is why we have put together these powerful prayers for strength. Life is full of challenges as it is but these prayers will strengthen your mind , body and soul to move forward and be close to God during the storm. Whether you take the time to say these prayers for strength for yourself or for a loved one, you will be filled with the comfort and assurance that God is there with you and for you. God Almighty will never leave you nor forsake you.

Bible Verses About Strength

Psalm 107:28-30 – Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and God delivered them from their distress. God made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and God brought them to their desired haven.

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

Psalm 28:8 – The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

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

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Isaiah 40:31 – They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength!

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.

Prayer Points

Prayer for the Day for Strength

Heavenly Father

Today I am praying that You give me strength.Renew my mind, body and soul. Open my spiritual eyes to see Jesus, renew my strength and give me new inspiration, in Jesus’ name.Amen.

Prayer for Strength and Hope

Holy and gracious God,

Thank You for the fact that no matter where I am, You are with me. When I make decisions, You are there to comfort me. God I pray that today You be with me each second.I am struggling with everything right now, and I pray that You give me the hope to go on. Please give me hope and purpose so I have a goal to achieve.Please help me as I uncover Your will for my life, and give me the strength to take steps in the right direction.I know You have a purpose for me.Reveal it to me and help me to have the strength required to overcome my shortfalls and insecurities.Please be with me and help me. In Your Son’s holy and precious name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Strength and Hope

Dear Lord

My physical strength  is failing me. Please renew my strength like it was before.I pray for my m appetite to return and for the Holy Spirit to heal me  from all sickness. Heal me Lord and restore me to divine health, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for Strength and Comfort

I know I am weak Lord, so I will allow You to carry me through this valley.I struggle to think clearly, so I depend upon Your living word to lift me.I feel such darkness around, so I look to Your light. I walk with a heavy heart, so I will give You each burden. I rest in Your love and peace to remind me of the warm glow of Your love in the name of Jesus.Amen.

A Prayer for Strength and Patience

Dear Lord

I need You so much right now.I need to give out so much more than I can give alone.I need the strength that comes only from You, Almighty graceful one.I need the strength of wisdom, so that just like a tree,I can grow roots deep in You that others do not see.I need the strength of gentle peace, so that just like the sea,I can rise and fall each day and lead others gently onwards.I need the strength of steady love so that just like wind,I can blow or hold my breath with patience deep and kind.I need to give out much more than I can give alone.I need the strength that comes from You, Almighty graceful one. In Jesus’ name.Amen.

Praying for Strength, Wisdom and Courage

Dear God I come to You for strength of body, strength of mind and strength of soul. I feel the infilling of Your Spirit. I feel the assurance of Your upholding presence.I come to You for wisdom to know what I should do, wisdom to choose the course that means growth and understanding. Thank You God for strength & wisdom. My Father  I come to You for courage, the courage to face every experience, courage to stand strong and firm in the midst of situations that require too  much of me. My Father I come to You for serenity of heart and spirit. Bless me with Your untroubled Spirit of peace. Help me to feel Your calming touch upon my heart. I feel Your love around  me always.Thank You God for serenity and for courage, Jesus’ name.Amen.

God, Give Me Strength

Dear God I ask You to give me the strength needed to put aside unwanted habits and tendencies. I pray that the desires of my heart lead me to a happy and fulfilling life.I pray that I am free of tendencies and habits that do not contribute to my well being and to those around me. As I pray, I affirm the truth of the overcoming of God’s Spirit within. Help me to be a master of my thoughts, feelings and actions. I accept the heritage of complete freedom  in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.

Prayer for Strength to Succeed

Lord, I come to You today to ask for affirmation. Bless me Father for more strength to keep away from things that will harm me. Give me the grace to be stronger and encourage me to keep pushing on. With You, my God, nothing is impossible. I believe that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Thank You Father for listening to my prayer in Jesus’ name.Amen.

Strength to Overcome Daily Obstacles

Lord, thank You for Your promises to never leave or forsake me. Please be with me this day, help me to overcome obstacles and never hesitate to remember that You are with me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Strength

Righteous God, I need Your strength today and every day. I cannot do anything without You, but I can do all things only through Jesus Christ, Who will strengthen me. I do need this strength almost every day, especially the older I get. Please uphold me by Your righteous right hand, and only by Your Spirit can I endure. When my own strength fails, Yours takes over, and I thank You for having access to You through Jesus Christ, in whose precious name I pray. Amen.

Hold my Hand in Weakness

Lord God, You are my strength. Hold my hand in my weakness and teach my heart to fly. With You, there’s nothing to fear, nothing to worry about. Hold me tight in Your embrace, so that I can be stronger than the challenges in my life.All this I pray in Jesus’ mighty name.Amen.

Prayer for Strength and Courage in Difficult Times

God of Heaven’s Armies, my Father, You are near to me. Even in the valley overshadowed with the threatening specter of death, You are beside me giving me my every breath. In this season of strife and shadow, I need Your power. Father, strengthen me by Your Spirit. Grant me the fortitude to withstand the slings of the enemy. I ask this in the name of Your Son, who, when He was facing the cross, did not falter in His resolve. Amen.

Prayer for Comfort When a Loved One Passes Away

Sovereign Lord, I am worn out with sadness. With no energy for anything except tears, I cry to You. You promises comfort me in this trying time.I thank You that I know that You are with me even in a time like this. Help me to understand and help me to grieve this loss. Your Word says that death is not the end, so I will hold on to this truth. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Feeling Abandoned

God, my Fortress, what a joy it is to have a friend in Jesus. Even when I am overcome by feelings of abandonment, You are there with me. I know that I am never truly alone. Fill me with Your love and direct me in the way I am to love others. Change my priorities away from needing approval from other people to instead having comfort in knowing that I am accepted by You. Thank You, Father. Amen.

Prayer to Be Strengthened by the Love of God

Loving Heavenly Father, You have loved me with immeasurable love for You are love. I pray that I will be strengthened in my inner being in my soul with the love that is wider than I can understand, deeper than I am able to imagine, and greater than I could ever know. As You encourage and embolden me, may I more fully know the mystery of the Gospel as revealed in my life. In the love of Christ, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Guidance to Do the Right Thing

Father in Heaven, You have purchased me with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. I am Yours. I am faced with a complicated situation that seems beyond me. I have no clue how to act. Lord, help me to take one step at a time and seek to make the right choices. While I may not get everything right, help me to have a clear conscience in each decision that I make. Guide me in Your wisdom in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Strength and Courage in a New Life Direction

Sovereign God, You have ordered my steps and opened this door in my life. With this new path comes a new uncertainty that tempts me to fear. Make me strong, Mighty God! Make me courageous, God of Heaven! In the face of new challenges, I will trust You. For from You comes Your Spirit which empowers me to be Your witness in all circumstances. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Emotional Strength

Lord of Power, You are my comfort, You are my shield, and You are my hope. In light of these events which have drained me and left me distraught – I cling to You. Lord, I need You and You alone to give me strength. Let me not drown in my emotions but to hold on to the hope You give me in Jesus. Whatever comes my way, it pales in comparison to the coming glory of Christ, and in that, I hope. Thank You that true strength is found in Your name. Amen.

Prayer of Trust That the Current Trial Is Temporary

Heavenly Father, You know the beginning from the end. You ordain all things to work out for our good. Even in this trial I am going through, Father, I take heart because Jesus has overcome the world. Help me to draw strength from You and endure until I get to be with You in glory. There is a time for everything, a time for joy and a time for weeping. I know that only Your kingdom will last forever. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Prayer of Trust in God for Strength

O God, my Strength, You are faithful. You abound in steadfast love to me. And I know, that Your love endures forever. Help me to trust You. Help me to rely on You as my source of strength. Lord, it is so easy for me to falter in my faith and let other things weaken my dependence on You. Enable me to resist those thoughts and know that You are the one who gives me true strength. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Prayer of Thanks for the Strength and Courage that God Gives

My Father, You are the author and sustainer of my soul. Lord, I thank You for the strength that You give. You embolden me with courage and cause me to stand upright. I am so grateful for Your presence in my life. In all of life, may I turn to You for an increase in these qualities. Keep me from looking within myself or to sources other than You. I thank You in the name of the Son. Amen.

Prayer of Thanks for Strength

Jesus, my Savior, You are my firm foundation and my rock. You will never leave nor will You forsake me. I always seek shelter in You and I find my strength in the shadow of Your wings. You are all-powerful and mighty. I will praise You all of my days. Because of Your Spirit within me and Your promises to be with me, again and again, I find new strength. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for the Strength to Speak

Lord God my Father, I need You. Lord, I feel held back by my timidity and fear of what others think of me. In times when I should speak up, I remain silent. And because of this, I feel like I let You down. Help me to have confidence in You and to be bold in saying what needs to be said. I ask that I have the courage to not let others talk over me. Please ease my fear that others will dislike me because of my words. Give me the wisdom to speak truthfully and sensitively. You are my source of boldness and strength. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Separated from Family

All-Powerful Father, You are my eternal Father and You have adopted me as Your child through Jesus Christ. I know my status as Your child will never be taken from me. In this time when I am separated from my earthly family, I turn to You for comfort and strength. Give me the courage to live without the support structures to which I am accustomed. Help me to not despair but to cling to You, my Heavenly Father. Amen.

Prayer for Family Strength

Heavenly Father, I thank You for my family and the incredible blessing they are to me. I ask for all of us that we may be strengthened by Your love to unite together through whatever circumstance. Give us the courage to be putting each other before ourselves and not to fracture over conflict. We need You in every aspect of our family life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for a Renewal of Strength

Almighty and Everlasting God, thank You that Your Spirit is within me. Lord, fill me anew with Your Holy Spirit. Grant me the fortitude to live by the Spirit and to mark my life by a dependence on You. Even though these times deplete my energy and drain my resolve, You restore my soul by the indwelling of Your Spirit. Thank You that You have sent Your Spirit and that this is a reason for me to joy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Betrayed

My Father God, I am hurt. I groan because of the injustice done to me. Your Spirit needs to come and refresh me. I have given away my trust to a person only to have it mangled and thrown back at me. Lord, my trust in You is unshaken. Thank You for Your Spirit which will never leave me. By Your Spirit, I can see the fruit of joy and peace in my life. In the grace of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Physical Strength

Creator God, I am Your creation. You have knit me together in my mother’s womb. Give me discipline and health to train my body. Since all things in my life are for You, I dedicate this time of strength-building to You. In the same way, may You grant me spiritual strength even more than my physical strength. In everything I do, I want to honor the body You have given me. Thank You for Your wonderful gift of life. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Depressed

Gracious and Kind God, I know that You are with me. Father, it feels like You are so far away, but I know that You are with me. My feelings are numb and all I see is gray, but I know that You are with me. In Your Word, it says that You will draw near to those who draw near to You. I need Your help to draw near. Pull me in! Give me strength! I thank You that You love is faithful and steadfast. Amen.

Prayer for Strength When Struggling with Mental Health

My Father, You are the God who created me and has brought me into Your kingdom through Jesus. You have accepted me and You love me fully. Although I struggle and although I long for a restoration of my mind, I will praise You for the hope and strength I have in You. Give me the same courage that the faithful saints of old had in their tribulations. Let me rest in the fact that ultimately You will bring me into healing on that day when I see You face to face. Thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer of Faith When Losing a Home

Sovereign God, You are a true shelter for my soul. In You, I trust even when circumstances are unfortunate. I have lost my home, and suddenly things I thought were certain are crumbling around me. Give me faith and the courage to face tomorrow. Provide for me a new place to rest and give me each day my daily bread. I place my faith in You, for I know You will give me strength. Amen.

Prayer of Strength When Fired

Mighty God, You give strength to the weak and hope to the hopeless. Even though my job and source of income are taken away from me, by faith I will look to You for the strength needed to find a new one. Lord, I thank You for the way You work in my life even though, at the moment, it’s hard to see Your plan in this. Give me faith and trust in Your plans. By the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for the Strength to Overcome

My Lord God, I look to You in times of need. You are strong and mighty, Father. In this challenging time, give me the strength to overcome. I am more than a conqueror in Christ of the trials and tribulations of this world. In You, I hold on to my eternal hope. May You enliven these bones and keep me from fear. In the name of Jesus, who overcame death itself. Amen.

Prayer for Strength in Times of Loneliness

Father God, You are my constant companion and my source of hope. Even though I feel utterly alone, You are with me. Infuse me with Your will to persist in hoping in You. Father, one day You will bring me into Your kingdom with Your people. Moreover, as Your Word states, I have eternal life in knowing You the one true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I am so grateful for the hope that I have in You. Amen.

Prayer for When All Hope Seems Lost

My God in Heaven, everything has crumbled around me. Everything has collapsed beneath me. Everything has burned above me. Yet You remain! I call out to You to save me. Lord, You have never failed those who hope in Your name. In Jesus, You have demonstrated Your great love for me. Regardless of this illusion of hopelessness, give me the strength to be hopeful for I know of the coming days of glory. In the hope of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Prayer of Strength When Facing Persecution

Lord, my Father, You reign over all and You hear my cry. Enemies are coming with evil intent. If they get their way, harm will come to me. Father, shield me and be my protection. Rooted in Christ, I will look to You to be my defense. Even if I should suffer, help me to hold on to the promise of the victor’s crown You have waiting for me. In the name of Jesus, who guarantees escape from the second death, I pray this prayer of strength. Amen.

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