Life is a mix of good and bad times. We are pressed on all sides by the stress of taking care of ourselves, family, career, or business.
This is why frustration, stress, and heart-wrenching situations get the best of people. Sadly, too many people throw in the towel.
This is the reason it’s imperative to keep ourselves in the hands of God. He wants to be involved in our lives; He sees how we struggle and walk the journey of life; our strength, our will power, and tenacity regardless, seldom meet expectations.
Perhaps, you’re tired or weak, worn-out or stressed beyond measure. Here, you have prayers for stress and strength.
I Pray these 15 prayers for stress and strength when I need to be strengthened when overwhelmed with stress and God ease it off.
Here Are 15 Prayers for Stress and Strength
1. Prayer for Grace to Stay Strong.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for you are matchless and incomparable. I am grateful for how you keep and preserve me.
Lord, I ask for grace and empowerment to stay strong no matter what comes my way. I know you to be a way maker even when there seems to be none.
So, please help me to stay strong, be my pillar and solid rock. Father, I know you will not fail or disappoint me. Your powerful hand is able to take me through the journey of life till I arrive at my victory.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
2. Prayer for Strength and Stamina.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Heavenly Father, you are my strength, strength like no other that keeps reaching out to me. I ask that you keep being my strength.
Dear Lord, I will continually draw from your wells and fountain of strength that knows no bound. I receive stamina to weather every storm that is standing as a principality.
I render them futile. By your Spirit, I declare myself immune to their darts. The Lord reigns over my life and his strength and power become my reality.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. Prayer for Good Health.
3 John 1:2 (NIV) Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you even as your soul is getting along well.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for your grace and unconditional love towards me. You shed your precious blood for me on the cross of Calvary that I might be transformed and renewed.
Your sacrifice also paid for my sound health. Hence, I proclaim that sickness indeed has no place in my life.
By faith, I claim everything that you have done for me. I declare that my health is sound. No strange disease has a residence in my body.
My body is the temple of the Lord, therefore nothing that is not of God will reign or enter it. I declare that I am free from mental stress, psychological strain, and emotional pain. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
4. Prayer for Healing and Fast Recovery.
Jeremiah 30:17 (NIV) I will restore your health and I will heal your wounds declares the Lord.
Heavenly Father, thank you for how much you love and care for me. I appreciate all that you do for me.
Dear Lord, I ask that you set me free from every stronghold of pain, stress, and emotional breakdown. I declare that I am healed from everything that the enemy has inflicted me with.
By faith, I recover fast and I bounce back from every pain and strife that has held me down. Lord, I decree that I will not go back and that affliction shall not rise up the second time in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
5. Prayer for Joy and Strength.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) Do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is your strength
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your mercy that is forever. I am grateful for your joy that fills my heart and strength always.
Lord, I ask that you continually remain my strength. Help me to draw strength and joy from your well that never runs dry; for your joy is my strength. So much so that, even in times of pain and heartbreak, I will rest and remain joyful.
Father, I also pray that the enemy will not have any opportunity to steal my joy or make me lose my peace of mind. Rather, I will hold fast to your word and it will fill my heart always. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
6. Prayer for Right People.
Proverbs 27:17 (NIV) As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Heavenly Father, thank you for you always have me in mind. I ask that you surround me with the right set of people, people who will stand in the gap for me and hold my hands when I am downtrodden.
People who love you and are rooted in your word become my friends and my family. I decree that I have the right people; they encourage me and fire me up, spur me on, and speak life into my heart that I may start walking in accordance with your will and purpose for my life.
In Jesus’ name. Amen
7. Prayer for Right Environment.
Psalm 37:23 (NIV) The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and he delights in his way.
Dear father, I am grateful for your love. I am trusting you to establish me in the right place, at the right time. My steps are continually ordered by you.
I take leaps and exceed expectations because you are by my side. My heart is enlightened and delighted in you.
The strains and pressures of this world have got nothing on me and I toughen my spirit to withstand any attack from my environment. My spirit receives energy and I drink from the table of kings. In Jesus’ name. Amen
8. Prayer for Wisdom to Avoid Stress.
Proverbs 9:10a (NIV) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Dear Abba Father, I love you with all my heart. I thank you for your wisdom that is incomparable. Holy Spirit, I receive your wisdom today and ask that your wisdom enlighten my heart.
My capacity is enlarged; I excel in my forte. Everything I touch blossoms and nothing dies in my hands. I am a light to my environment and I exude God’s wisdom and excellence in all that I do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
9. Prayer for Mental and Physical Stress.
Daniel 5:12a (NIV) Because an excellent spirit, knowledge, and understanding to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve problems were found in this Daniel.
Sweet Spirit of God, thank you for you are the Spirit of truth. Today, I receive of your excellent nature and I intentionally align and submit to your leadership.
Let the spirit of excellence find expression in my life that men may glorify you, dear Lord. Let every stress that is mental and physical and stalling me from focusing on productive things.
Henceforth, I declare that you reign boundlessly over them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
10. Prayer for Spiritual Resilience.
Psalm 145:14 (NIV) The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Omnipotent God, thank you for you are the giver of life. I ask today that you strengthen my inner man. Make my spirit man resilient to withstand all that encompasses me.
Lord, cause my spirit to experience a divine upgrade to work in accordance with your blueprint. By faith, I declare that no more shall my strength fail in the days of adversity.
Rather, I will mount up in boldness, I will remain strong, dogged, and unshaken. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
11. Prayer for Strength Intensity and Pressure.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Almighty and Everlasting Father, thank you because you know all things. Make my heart and thoughts begin to agree with you.
Help me to deliberately submit and align to your will and purpose for my life. My mind, my will, my struggles, and issues become nothing because I trust you, Lord.
There is lifting from the weight and pressures in my career, health, business, ministry, and everything that concerns me. I refuse to allow the force or weight of pressures and stress to weigh me down.
Rather, I begin to push and walk by God’s divine wisdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
12. Prayer for Energy and Vigour.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Dear Lord Jesus, my heart praises and appreciates your touch in my life. I pray for unusual energy, toughness, and vigor for my day-to-day activities.
Father God, sharpen my sensitivity to respond to things so that I will know what to do at all times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
13. Prayer for Peace & Strength in Stressful Times.
Philippians 4:7 (NIV) And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Gracious Holy God, thank you for your peace that is second to none.
I am beyond stressed at this time, I’m also losing my peace of mind because of the situation of too many things that require my attention. Hence, I ask for your peace that transcends.
Father, make it impossible for stressors to steal my joy or peace. Please provide me with your peace and strength to be able to deal with stress, pain, disdain, hurt or terrible experiences.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
14. Prayer to Stay Fearless Amid Stressors.
Psalm 118:8 (NIV) The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid what can mere mortals do to me?
Precious Lord, thank you because you have never left me helpless. I pray that you help me to stay fearless even when my mind, soul, and body are not responsive.
Help me to give up my will for you to take total preeminence. May nothing cause me to shake or shiver because I have you.
Dear Lord, I pray the no man or anything that you created will make me lose sight of your power, no matter their forcefulness or intensity.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
15. Prayer to Hold Fast to God’s Word in Times of Weakness.
Hebrews 4:12a (NIV) For the word of God is alive and active.
Dear Powerful God, your word is yes and amen. Thus, I speak over my life and I accept every word that you have said concerning me.
I quiet every word or voice that has amplified itself over your word and I ask that only your name be glorified.
Your word is ever potent and is able to deliver me from every snare, every shame, every pain and hurt that I have experienced.
Therefore, I receive all that your word can give, that my life may truly experience you in your fullness.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Stress is undoubtedly a part of human life and it is most of the time inevitable but God is able to help us through it all and give us the strength that we need to claim our victory.
As you pray these prayers for stress and strength, believe in your heart that God will hear you, hence, he will not leave you helpless.
His thoughts towards you have not changed and even in your trying times, they still will not. He promised to help you through till you arrive at your victory.
So hold on and never stop trusting God who has never failed or gone back on His word; they remain yes and Amen.
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.