In moments of trouble, it’s important to know that we aren’t alone. God is with us, and he can give us the strength we need to get through anything. These four prayers for strength will help you connect with God and receive his guidance and support during difficult times.
1. To Give Strength: A Prayer When I become tired.
Oh, Lord! Please help me get onto the right path with your grit and new perspective. The verse in the Bible that reads, “the happiness of the Lord is my strength,” rings true for me. If that’s the case, then my soul, body, and spirit are all in dire need of your happiness.
Sometimes I feel trapped by life’s demands and unable to break free. Some days I hear a hundred people calling my name, and I don’t know what to do or who to listen to. Lord, keep me from giving up, encourage me to run the race to the end, and give me the courage to draw strength from the shelter of your wings.
Please help me to resist the pull of bad influences and the stubborn grip of my egotism when I need to say no. When timidity and anxiety urge me to reject my innermost beliefs, it is you who will give me the courage to say yes. To show love to others near and far, I need your fortitude. When will I ever not require God’s power?
You are the one I can always rely on, so I come to you today, hoping that you would strengthen my weary arms, give me the energy I need to perform the chores you’ve assigned me, and drown out all the sadness in my life with your boundless joy. I refuse to be held back by my inabilities and past failures. The weak attempts have worn me out. Lord, I pray for the ability to soar on eagle’s wings. When I grow up, I want to be a bird.
Lord, please restore my energy. Infuse me with your divine strength so that I may triumph over every difficulty I face. I can pull through anything if I focus on the Lord and allow him to lead the way and live vicariously through me. Holy God, I thank you.
Thanks are to God, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
2. When You Feel Weak, Pray for Strength.
Give me the glory-strength God gives, Lord Jesus, so I can persevere over the long haul. The strength makes it through the seemingly impossible and overflows into joy as I thank the father for giving me the fortitude to enjoy all the good things he has in store. Lord Jesus, please help my weakness. Amen.
3. Prayer for Courage and Strength
Like David, I need the Lord’s comfort during this time of trouble. I give thanks that you, God, sit on the throne permanently. It’s appreciated that you’ve shown yourself to be the exact God to me as you were ever to David. I appreciate you never leaving my side and always coming to my rescue when I’m in trouble. Please, Lord, remind me that dawn is perhaps just around the corner and that this testing time will not continue forever. Give me faith that morning will come and that your love is stronger than any darkness. And I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen!
4. A Prayer for Endurance
Lord, I don’t know when this “race” will stop in my life, and I’m exhausted by it. I’ve been trying to escape this ordeal by running for eternity. Please help me to give up attempting to flee my agony and instead take on the challenge you have put before me with perseverance. Because of you, I am confident that I will emerge triumphant from my difficulties. Nothing in the world can make me doubt that your love for me is unwavering. I need you to shower me with your love today, so I can get through this difficult time. I appreciate your eternal devotion to me. And I am grateful for the eternal crown of happiness that will be mine in your Kingdom.