Best Prayers for Strength in Difficult Times

Rebecca Barlow Jordan

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Updated Apr 30, 2024
Best Prayers for Strength in Difficult Times
Have you ever needed supernatural strength to face a situation head-on, but not known what to pray? When you are weak, weary or unready to stand, and unsure of what to ask, pray along with these words!

When life feels overwhelming, many of us pray for comfort and strength. This article explores powerful prayers for strength that can help you through tough times. Whether you face personal challenges, health issues, or difficult decisions, these prayers can provide support and encouragement. Join us as we dive into the soothing power of prayer and discover how it can uplift your spirit and bring peace to your heart.

Use these prayers for strength when you need hope, inspiration, courage, and comfort.

Simple Prayer for Strength

Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel abandoned, courage when I am scared, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am lonely, hope when I feel despair, and peace when I am in turmoil. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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Pray with faith and hope that God will give you the strength you need!

Top Prayers for Strength

The Serenity Prayer - "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

Prayer for Strength from the Book of Isaiah - "Lord, You are my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in You, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him."

Ephesians 6:10-11 Prayer for Strength - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes."

Psalm 28:7-8 Prayer for Strength and Protection - "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. The Lord is the strength of His people, a fortress of salvation for His anointed one."

Prayer for Strength and Guidance - "Dear Lord, in my weakness, I pray for Your strength to guide me. Help me to be strong in spirit and in faith. Grant me the determination to pursue Your will, even when the path is difficult and the obstacles are great. Amen."

Healing Prayers for Strength

Prayer for Healing and Strength - "Almighty and merciful Father, by the power of your command, drive away from me all forms of sickness and disease. Restore strength to my body and joy to my spirit, so that in my renewed health, I may bless and serve you, now and forevermore."

Prayer for Renewed Strength - "Heavenly Father, I come before you in my time of weakness. Strengthen me with Your loving grace. Renew my body, O Lord, as you renew my soul. Heal me from within, and make me strong again in Your mighty name, through Christ our Lord. Amen."

Prayer for Healing and Restoration - "Dear Lord, I ask You to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort. May I trust in Your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let me be filled with patience and joy in Your presence as I await your healing touch."

Prayer for Strength in Healing - "Lord Jesus, You walked on the earth, understood the broken world, and healed those who came to You in need. I pray You will be my strength and healer, fixing what is broken in my life and restoring my health and strength."

Prayer for Comfort and Healing - "Merciful God, I pray for your encompassing comfort and healing. May Your grace envelop me, creating a haven of peace where my body can find renewal and my spirit can rest in Your shadow. Hold me close in these moments of need and breathe life into my weary body."

Encouraging Prayers for Strength

Prayer for Courage and Strength - "Lord God, give me courage and strength in times of difficulty. Let me not fear, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Inspire me with confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you."

Prayer for Endurance and Hope - "Heavenly Father, in the midst of hardships, I seek your face. Grant me the endurance to continue forward and the hope to see past my current struggles. Infuse my spirit with your peace so that I may hold fast to the promise of your love, which never fails."

Prayer for Strength in Weakness - "Dear Lord, when I am weak, you are strong. I pray that in my weaknesses, your strength is made perfect. Help me to rely entirely on you, knowing that you are always with me and that your power is greater than any obstacles I might face."

Biblical Prayers for Strength

Prayer of Moses for Strength and Rest (Exodus 33:13-14) - "If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people. The Lord replied, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'"

Prayer of David for Guidance and Strength (Psalm 31:3-4) - "Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge."

Prayer of Jehoshaphat for Deliverance (2 Chronicles 20:6,12) - "O Lord, God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you... Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

Prayers for Courage and Guidance

Prayer for Courage and Clarity - "Lord God, grant me the courage to face the challenges ahead and the clarity to see the path You have laid out for me. Strengthen my heart to brave the storm, and light my way with Your wisdom. Let Your will be my guide and Your love my constant companion."

Prayer for God's Guidance - "Heavenly Father, I seek Your guidance as I navigate through life's uncertainties. Help me to discern Your direction and follow Your ways. Provide me with the wisdom to understand Your plans, and the courage to move forward with faith. Lead me by Your Holy Spirit, and let Your will be done in my life."

Prayer for Strength and Guidance - "Dear Lord, in moments of indecision, grant me the strength to act and the guidance to move forward in righteousness. May Your Holy Spirit lead me in every step and decision, and may Your courage fill my heart as I face the complexities of life. Trusting in You, I am confident and calm."

Prayer for Courage in Service - "Almighty God, as I serve others in Your name, imbue me with the courage and wisdom I need. Help me to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with You. Strengthen me to serve faithfully and courageously, knowing that You are with me in every moment."

Daily Prayers for Inner Strength

Prayer for Daily Strength - "Lord God, I seek Your strength daily as I face the trials and tasks before me. Grant me the fortitude to overcome adversity, the courage to walk fearlessly, and the faith to embrace Your plans. Let Your love be my foundation and Your wisdom my guide as I navigate each moment. Strengthen me from within, and help me to carry Your light wherever I go. Amen."

Prayer for Unwavering Strength - "Heavenly Father, each day brings new challenges, and I ask for Your unwavering strength to meet them. Help me to remain resilient in the face of difficulties and patient in moments of frustration. Infuse my spirit with Your power, so I may stand strong and act confidently according to Your will. Keep my heart anchored in the assurance of Your ever-present support. Amen."

Prayer for Renewed Strength - "Dear Lord, in times when I feel depleted, I turn to You for the renewal of my strength. Refresh my spirit with Your peace and joy. Enable me to draw deep from the well of Your spiritual resources, so I may continue to face life's demands with energy and enthusiasm. Rejuvenate my soul so that I might reflect Your grace and love in all my actions. Amen."

Christian Quotes About Strength

Saint Augustine - "God is our strength, without whom our own strength is weak."

Corrie ten Boom - "You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have."

C.S. Lewis - "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer - "It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. This is the strength we need."

Billy Graham - "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."

A.W. Tozer - "God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply."

John Wesley - "Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have all the courage and the strength that faith can supply through the eternal Spirit."

Browse more prayers for strength in the collection below:

A Prayer for Strength When Weary

Lord, I’m weary. My energy is sagging, and my motivation is lagging. And I am so in need of you. I need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. If that's true, I need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of my mind, body, and soul.

The pressures of life sometimes push me into a corner, rendering me helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call my name, and I sometimes feel paralyzed to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help me not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of the Almighty.

I need your strength to say no when I'm tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to my clothes and won't let go. I need your strength to say yes, when cowardice and fear nudge me to deny the convictions of my heart. I need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to me and all around me. When don't I need your strength, God?

You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you've given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don't want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. I'm tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.

Renew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!

In Jesus's name, Amen
~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

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A Prayer for Strength When You're At Your Weakest

Lord Jesus, give me the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting my teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes me strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for me. Jesus, give me strength in my weakness. Amen.
~ Wendy van Eyck

A Prayer for Strength and Encouragement

Lord, like David, I need your encouragement in a time of trial and anguish. Thank you that you are always on the throne, always my God, ready to save. Thank you for being the same God to me that you were to David. Thank you for always being near and always rescuing me from my fears and hurts. Lord, help me remember that daybreak might be just ahead, that this trial will not last forever. Fill me with hope that daybreak is coming and that your love will always prevail! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
~ A Good Thing Devotional

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A Prayer to Endure

Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel like I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life. I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial. Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom!
~ Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding

A Prayer for Wisdom and Strength Daily

You are a miracle-working God. Give me a vision for what freedom looks like for me. Give me faith to believe You for my miracle. Show me what makes me tired. Show me what masters me and slows me down. Help me to lose my taste for that which weakens me, and acquire a taste for that which strengthens me. Heal me from the inside out! Help me to make the necessary changes. I want to participate with You in my healing process. Awaken fresh life in me! In Jesus' Name, Amen.
~ Susie Larson

A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
~ Jennifer Rothschild

A Prayer for a Breakthrough

Father, I ask You for a fresh vision for what breakthrough will look like in my life. Help me to pursue healing while I wait for my miracle. Show me how to rest right in the middle of the storm. Help me to enjoy the feast You prepare for me, right in the middle of the battlefield. I want my whole life to testify that there’s a God in heaven who knows my name and who will get me safely home. Fill me afresh with the wonder of Your love and power. I am determined to win this battle with anxiety. Help me to discern when to rest, when to feast, and how to actively engage my faith as I wait for You to breakthrough. May my life display Your power. Do the impossible in and through me, I pray. Amen.
~ Susie Larson

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Dear God, if I ever lose my hope, please give me strength and replenish my soul.

A Prayer for Strength Against Spiritual Warfare

Heavenly Father, each day is a struggle against sin and temptation. Give us the strength to overcome cruelty with grace, and hatred with love. God, remind us that our actions matter. We do not fight a physical battle but a spiritual one, and with each act of compassion we build your kingdom. Help us to be kingdom-builders today. Amen.
~ Pastor Jack Graham

A Prayer for Strength and Power in Prayer

Lord, I pray that I might realize my authority in prayer. Teach me to pray with Your strength and power. I want to work together with You in prayer to determine my future and the future of my nation. I want to pray with authority for my city. I desire to pray powerful breakthrough prayers that move Your hand to action. Teach me to daily come to You and pray faith-filled prayers for my needs and the need of those around me. I can’t reach my workplace or neighborhood without Your power. I thank You that You remember all of my prayers and that they influence Your heart. Give me revelation of my spiritual authority (Ephesians 1-18-23).

I thank You that there is hope for the future because You are seated at God’s right hand and we are seated with You in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). You defeated Satan at the cross and we fight a defeated foe (Colossians 2:15). Help us to enforce Your authority and Your will on earth through prayer (James 4:7). Thank you that we have breakthrough authority to change nations. Teach us to take hold of prayer and pray down blessings on our world. Thank You for the power of prayer that is available to us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
~ Debbie Przybylski

A Prayer for Strength to Surrender

Dear Heavenly Father, Your ways are higher than my ways. I pray for power and strength to surrender my way and follow your best way. I trust You Lord. In Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen.
~ Christina Patterson

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

Dear God, We thank you for the Power of your Word and your Presence over our lives. We thank you that no weapon formed against us will prosper, for greater are You who is in us, than he who is in the world. We pray that you will cast down every threat and accusation, every abusive word and cruel attack hurled our way. We praise you that nothing is impossible with you, that You are loving and gracious, full of mercy and might. We trust in you alone, to rise up strong on our behalf. Thank you that you are our Defender and Strong Tower, our Refuge and our Strength. Thank you that you fight for us today, and in our weakness, you make us strong. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
~ Debbie McDaniel

A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me be like Nehemiah, help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. As I face tough choices and hard situations, help me remember my belovedness, help me remember that I am Your child and Your representative to the world around me. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
~ Charles Stanley


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Comforting Bible Verses for Strength

Here is a collection of some of our favorite Bible verses about the promises of God's strength. May these give you hope and encouragement to persevere with bold confidence! Find the complete list of Bible Verses about Strength at BibleStudyTools.com.

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." ~ Isaiah 40:29

"Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31

"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." ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." ~ Psalm 46:1

"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. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one." ~ Psalm 28:7-8

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional, Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.

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