17 Prayers for Strength during Difficult Times

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17 Prayers for Strength during Difficult Times

I can handle it, you may say but asking God for strength during difficult times is crucial.

It’s during such times that the enemy intensifies his attacks on us. And we become vulnerable because our emotions are all over the place.

Trusting and relying on your own strength in such times will cause you to make costly mistakes.

Strength during Difficult Times
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See, God doesn’t rescue us from every difficulty, nor does he promise us an easy life.

At times he allows us to go through challenges so that he can refine our character. And transform us into the image of his Son, Jesus. Prayers help us to rely on God completely in such times.

The truth is most of us pray when our plans fail.  But it shouldn’t be that way. We need to run to God first. In case you’re going through a difficult time, here are seventeen prayers for strength to pray:

Prayer for Strength when there is a Family Crisis

Heavenly Father, our family, is facing many challenges right now. There’s a lot of conflicts, and I’m afraid that we may break up like other families.

Our children no longer listen to us, and all we do is fight. Please bind us with chords of love. Help us to remain strong in times of adversity and to let offenses go.

May we set our differences aside and start to relate in a way that is pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Strength in Times of Persecution

O Lord, you told us that we shall face tribulations in this world, but we should be of good cheer.  But Lord, it is hard to be of good cheer when others keep mocking and slandering me.

Father, please strengthen me in my inner being so that I can stand firm in the faith. Fill me with joy amid persecution so that I can be of good cheer through it all.

In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Also Related: What Does the Bible Say about Praying Daily?

Marital Problems

Almighty God, my rock and strength during difficult times, I come before your throne to cry for my marriage.

Lord, we are on the verge of going through a separation or divorce.  I don’t want this to happen.

I want my family to remain together, but I know I cannot do it with my own strength.  Give me the strength to keep on fighting even when things get hard.

Strengthen me so that I can handle things in a mature way and not out of bitterness.  Help my partner and me to remain grounded in you despite everything that is happening around us.

In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Battling Anxiety and  Depression 

King of glory, you tell us to be anxious for nothing. But to present our requests known to you.

I come before your throne of grace today full of anxiety and depression.  I am tired of battling with these depressive thoughts about my life.

The weight that I carry in my heart is heavy, and it seems like I will not make it through.

Lord, please help me.  Remove this burden from my heart. Help me to remain strong to the end despite all the lies that the enemy is feeding my mind

.  Help me to fight the good fight of faith. And to remain grounded in your word even when all I want to do is quit.  In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for Strength During Divorce

Father God,  my heart is breaking, and I feel so lost and weak.

I never thought that there will come a time where I would have to divorce my spouse.  But dear Lord, it is happening, and I feel like I cannot go on.

My dream of having a family that is closely knit has been shattered right before my eyes.

As I go through this difficult time, Oh Lord, help me.  Strengthen me so that I can keep on trusting you even when I do not understand.

Hold my hand and show me your ways that I may not depart from you this season. Remove pain and disappointment from my heart and help me start over.

In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Health Crisis

Oh, Lord, I am in so much pain right now, and I feel like giving up.  I am weak and weary, and I don’t know if I can stand firm.

Heavenly Father, be merciful to me and take away this pain.  Give me the strength to fight this disease so that I can be able to enjoy divine health.

Strengthen me, Lord, so that I can stand firm in your promises until healing manifests in my body.  In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Business Failure

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I want to thank you for giving me the ability to produce wealth.

Lord, as I opened up this business, I was very hopeful that it would be successful, but now it is on the verge of collapsing.

And I do not know what to do or where to turn to. I  have tried everything, but my business is failing, and I feel so discouraged.

Lord, I come before you because you’re my only source of strength during difficult times. Hold me with your righteous right hand and strengthen me.

Give me wisdom so that I can follow the right path to revive my business. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayers for Strength
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Workplace issues 

Dear Lord, I am facing a lot of opposition at my workplace.  The people I work with have decided to make my life hard.

It‘s becoming hard for me to work as unto you because I have to prove myself to them.

Lord, I come before your throne to ask for supernatural strength so that I can face these challenges with courage.

May I rise above all the attacks set against me and do a job that is pleasing to you.

Father, give me the strength to overcome bitterness and to become salt and light at my workplace.  I pray this believing and trusting in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer for strength when grieving

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I come to you in my hour of pain.  The loss of my loved one has left me feeling numb and weak inside.

Father, you tell us not to grieve as unbelievers in your word.  But Lord, this is so hard for me.

I am angry in my heart, for I do not understand why my loved one had to die, especially at this time when I needed them most.

Comfort my heart and strengthen it with your love.  Give me the courage to accept what has happened and to live knowing that I’ll see my loved one in glory when my time comes.

May your joy, O Lord, be my strength. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for Strength when Rejected

Father, I am hurt, bitter, and lonely right now.  The people I trusted the most in this world have rejected me.  They have turned against me and are mocking me.

It pains me so much, and I just feel like hiding from the rest of the world.  Fill me with courage so that I can take one day at a time.

Lord, help me to focus on your love and not the rejection that I’m going through. In my time of weakness, remind me that you’re always with me.

Give me the strength to face everything that is being thrown at me. And cause me to triumph in everything. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Loss of a Home

Dear Lord, you are my strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.

Give me the strength to be patient with what you have planned for me in this season. Hold my hand so that I can remain strong as I adjust to my new life.

Help me to live boldly even though I have lost my home. Remind me that you are always with me in my time of doubt.

Open supernatural doors so that I may find another home. Not just any home, but one that exceeds my expectations. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for strength to do the right thing

Father God, it is challenging for me to do the right thing, especially in these difficult times. I find myself compromising so that I can fit in or escape the difficulties that I’m facing.

Lord, you did not promise us an easy life. You have told us in your word that we shall go through trials and tribulations.

Jesus, help me to remain grounded in the word and plans you’ve for me. Especially in times when all odds are against me.

Hold my hand and help me to make the right decisions that bring glory to your holy name. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Also Related: Why Should We Pray to God Every Day?

Haunting Past

Oh Lord, I feel like I’m losing my mind because the enemy keeps reminding me about my haunting past.

Every time I try to move forward, I’m taken ten steps backward by guilt and shame of my past.

The Bible says that if we confess our sins God is faithful to forgive us.  Help me to walk in that forgiveness. And to live the abundant life that Jesus died so that I can have.

Give me the courage to move forward. And the strength to fight against and rise above my past mistakes.  In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayers for Strength during Difficult Times
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Strength in the New Direction

Dear Lord Jesus, starting life in a new direction is so hard for me. I keep battling with the fear of the unknown.

I’m scared that I will not be as successful as I have been in the past. And for the hurdles, I have to face in this new direction that you’re taking me.

Strengthen me so that I can walk in a way that is pleasing to you.

Help me to walk in obedience and love so that I may not stray from your ways, Lord.  In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Strength in time of Confusion

O Lord, your word says that you are not the author of confusion.  But I’m struggling with confusion right now, and I don’t know what to do.

I feel vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy in this time of confusion. That is why I’m running to you, my source of refuge. Cover me with your wings and give me strength during this difficult time.

Strengthen me in my inner being so that I may not be scared of all the lies of the enemy.  May I continue to stand firm in your word so that I can see the manifestation of your promises?

In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Battling Fear

Father God, many bad things are happening around me, and they’re causing me to become fearful. Lord, please calm my thoughts and emotions with your unconditional love.

Help me to stop living in fear. And to start living courageously even when I see bad things happening around me.

Help me to trust that you are always watching and protecting me from all the bad things that are happening.  In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for Strength in Times of Loneliness

Heavenly Father, you tell us in your word to be strong and courageous.  But I am feeling lonely and fearful.

Although I know that you’re always with me, there are times I find myself doubting.  Please come to my rescue and strengthen my heart so that I can find completion in you.

Father God,  engulf me with your love and lift my head high in my loneliness. Let your presence manifest in my life so that I can commune with you continually.

In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

To sum it up:

We can never run away from difficult times, for they are part of life.  Instead of being depressed, ask God to strengthen you during difficult times so that you stand firm in the faith.

God loves us so much, and he is willing and ready to help us in our time of need.  But we need to ask him for help.

Turn to God in prayer and believe that he will show up for you in a mighty way. Understand that, at times, he may not take the situation away. But he’ll take you through it.

As you use these prayers, know that there is no one way of asking God for strength during difficult times.

These prayers are meant to guide you, especially in those times when you cannot find the right words. Remember to ask the Holy Spirit for help when saying these prayers.

17 Prayers for Strength during Difficult Times

Prayers for Strength during Difficult Times

About The Author

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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