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Prayers for Comfort in Difficult Times: 15 Powerful

Prayers for Comfort in Difficult Times: 15 Powerful

John 16:33 (NIV) – I have told you these things so that in me you man have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.

This well known Scripture, reminds us that life on earth will not always be a bed of roses.

There will always be challenging moments to deal with. But the good news is that we don’t have to go through those moments alone.

Apart from assuring us of victory, Christ has promised never to leave us without comfort. Hence, He sent us the Holy Spirit.

But first, you must learn to call on Him in prayers for comfort in difficult times. He will not only comfort you, but He will also give you peace and a way of escape from trouble.

Below are Prayers for Comfort in Difficult Times.


  1. Prayer for Comfort During Difficult Times.

Hebrews 4:15 (NIV) – For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness,

but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the promise of your presence even in my difficult times. It gives me great joy to know that I am not alone in my darkest moments.

You are not a God that is unconcerned by the problems of His people. By your suffering on the cross, you can relate to my suffering, too, even though mine can never be compared to what you went through.

Lord, having gone through sufferings and pains, I know you have what it takes to comfort me. So, I ask that you bring me comfort in my sorrow.

Please, hold my hands and walk me through this valley of darkness. Let me look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times at Work.

Psalm 9:9-10 (NIV) – The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in time of trouble.

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Almighty God, your word tells me that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but you deliver us from them all.

Though we fall seven times, Lord, you said you would lift us again. You will not leave us in the pit. Instead, you will surely come to us.

Lord, may I find consolation and comfort in these words. Help me persevere in the face of challenges at work, trusting that you will save me from trouble. Turn my gaze to you and away from my problems.

Above all, I ask that you give me the grace to praise you at all times.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times for a Friend.

Philippians 4:19 (NIV) – And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

All-Powerful God, you are the God that answers prayers, and to you, all flesh will come.

I come before you with my friend’s life challenges, and I ask that you take them away. Please hear his silent prayers for help and send help.

I request that you provide all his needs according to your riches in glory in your mercy. Most importantly, answer him according to the desires of his heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times for Husband.

Psalm 32:7(NIV) – You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Abba Father, those who trust you are like mount Zion that cannot be moved or shaken.

Therefore, I ask that you sustain my husband, who is going through a difficult phase in his life right now.Hide him in your shadow and surround him with your presence.

Assist him in looking up to you, the only source of his help, and not rely on his ability. Also, burden his mind and surround him with songs of deliverance and victory.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times in Life.

Romans 8:18 (NIV) – I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Loving Father, your word says that we will have many troubles in this world.

However, in our problem, you have also provided us with victory. So, help me look beyond my present situation to the glory ahead of me.

Take hold of my hands and do not let my sufferings overtake me. May I not be overtaken with grief and sorrow that will tempt me to give up. Lastly, fill my heart with the hope of a brighter future.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times in a Relationship.

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.

Compassionate God, my relationship is at its worst now, and I know that you are the only one who can help my partner and me.

The current state of our relationship is a cause of emotional pain for me. Open my eyes to my partner’s physical and emotional needs and show me how to love her.

Lord, I pray for peace between us and to make us feel at home with each other. Please remove the anger, bitterness, and resentment that have built tension between us.

Finally, give us an understanding of each other so that we can stop the unnecessary hurt we cause each other.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times in Marriage.

Matthew 11:28 (NIV) – Come to me all you who weary and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

Dear Heavenly Father, I need you in my home and marriage. This has been a particularly trying time for us financially.

I am out of work, and the family is barely surviving on my wife’s income. She is doing the best she can, but the weight of responsibility is beginning to tell in her attitude.

Lord Jesus, give me the wisdom to manage the current situation. Please provide me with a job as soon as possible and save my marriage.

I ask also that you comfort and strengthen us in this crucial time. Most importantly, help us not tear each other down or allow our situation to break us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Also See: Prayers for Family in Difficult Times: 15 Helpful.

  1. Prayer for Peace and Comfort.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV) – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and be courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is giving you for your own.

Heavenly Father, my heart is like a troubled sea. It’s palpitating so fast you can hear it from miles away.

Please speak peace to my heart and calm my nerves. I ask that you envelop me in your peace that passes all understanding.

Dear Holy Spirit, uphold me and make me strong and courageous in the face of difficulty. Hold my hands and let me know that it will be okay.

Above all, please give me the understanding that this is only a passing phase and that my life will not always be like this.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort When Experiencing Difficulty Falling in Love.

Psalm 46:10 (NIV) – Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 

Dear Lord, my friends, and family are beginning to think that something is wrong with me.

I am also starting to feel like I’m not meant to be romantically involved with anybody. No one inspires me to fall in love even though I have met many great people.

Lord, please come to my rescue because this situation is pulling me into depression.

Please bring that particular person you have ordained to be with me, who will make the butterflies in my belly come alive.

Send me someone that will tickle my fancy enough to want to date again.

Lastly, fill my heart with hope and possibilities and help me not to give up on love entirely.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times with Wife.

Isaiah 32:2 (NIV) – Oh Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of trouble.

Faithful God, I’m grateful to you for the peace I have enjoyed these past years in my marriage. You have been good to my spouse and me.

Therefore, we refuse to question your faithfulness in our difficult times. Help us look to you and keep our faith strong without wavering.

Be our strength every morning and our salvation in this time of trouble. Uphold us with your right hand of righteousness and assure us that the storm will soon be over.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Time of Sorrow.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) – 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.

Holy Spirit, you are my comfort in sorrow and my stay in trouble.

Please comfort me today and relieve me from my anguish. I particularly pray that you fill my heart with joy. Give me the oil of gladness instead of mourning.

Wear me the garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair. Strengthen my heart and shine your light into my darkness. Let your light illuminate my life and dispel every darkness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Time of Grief.

Romans 8:28 (NIV) – And we know that in all things God works for the Good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

My Comforter, nothing ever prepared me for this loss I’m suffering. The death of ______ came as a rude shock. Please, Lord, comfort our hearts and fill the vacuum that her absence has left in our lives.

Holy Spirit, comfort me and everyone around me who is also grieving. Help us not to grieve as those who have no hope. Console us knowing that we will meet ___ on the resurrection morning.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort in Time of Financial Loss.

Romans 15:13 (NIV) – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Gracious God, I may have lost some money in my business today. But I thank you because you are the reason I did not lose all. I am grateful that I still have life; because as long as I live, I have the hope of recovering all.

Though my heart is heavy right now, I ask that you speak peace to it. Bring to mind the many blessings I have in you, and help me recount them. Lastly, help me see the light in this seemingly dark situation.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for When in Pain.

Psalm 30:5 (NIV) – For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may endure for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Mighty Redeemer, your word says that you are close to the broken-hearted and the crushed in spirit.

But right now, I’m struggling to feel your presence because I am overwhelmed with pain. My heart is heavy, and my body is numb from pain.

Holy Spirit, I ask that you relieve me of this pain and lighten the heaviness in my heart.

Please heal me from my brokenness and deliver me from this excruciating pain. Keep me in your arms and remove every pain from my body.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Comfort When Sick.

Jeremiah 33:6 (NIV) – Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Great Healer, I appreciate you for the grace and mercy that has brought me this far.

The enemy would have prevailed over me if you had not been by my side these few days. Thank you for your comfort, strength, and sustenance.

Lord, I ask that your healing hand rest upon me and heal me. Bring healing to me and restore my health.

Breathe life into me and let every bone and joint receive strength. Help me to stay hopeful as I await the manifestation of my complete recovery.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


We long for shoulders to cry on in our lowest moments and hands that will comfort us.

God will always come through for us if we come to Him in prayers for comfort in difficult times. This is because He has promised never to leave nor forsake us.

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