Have you ever needed supernatural strength to face a situation head-on, but not known what to pray? God is waiting and wants to offer us strength in time of need. Do not be afraid to pray and ask God for His strength to fall upon you! When you are weak, weary or unready to stand, and unsure of what to ask, pray along with these words!
A Prayer for Strength
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, then 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 feel paralyzed at times 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.
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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
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 for Strength 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
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Additional Prayer Resources
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 a bold confidence! Find the complete list at BibleStudyTools.com’s Scripture page.
- “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.
Publication date: August 4, 2015, Updated: January 22,2018
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We live in a world full of troubling times, a world where hopes and aspirations are hardly realised, plenty of pressure on every side are and people facing various disappointments are on the increase, and sometimes, as believers because we are human and we live in the same world, we are also caught up in some of this challenges. At such times as these, there arises need for prayer of encouragement and strength for a friend or ourselves.
Let’s pray this prayer, particularly if you are presently going through any difficult time or perhaps your friend or loved one is.
Prayer of encouragement
God, so often in different situations I stand and can’t make first steps and decisions I should make. I stuck in such circumstances for a long time, so I ask your encouragement and help. Lord, please encourage me through all my life journey. Please make that I never felt fear or uncertainty. Let all my decisions will be according to your will. Don’t let me give up in any situation I face, but teach me to find the right way and right decision. Let I always feel your love and grace, your caring hand and encouraging support. Lord, encourage and guide me in all actions I take in my life. I pray you in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer of encouragement and strength for myself
Father of all comfort and grace, you are the divine source of encouragement and fortitude, I come to you today in absolute confidence and trust in your word, I ask for strength and courage to stand in this trying time and to come out victorious.
I draw strength and comfort in my inner man by your Holy Spirit. I decree and declare that I am strengthened spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally. My faith shall not grow cold, I shall finish strong and I am more than conqueror through Christ Jesus. I am not of them that quit and lose out, I will trust in you all, for I know that my victory is assured in Christ. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer of encouragement and strength for a friend
Father, I pray for a friend going through trying times. Lord, please strengthen and encourage his/her heart. God, show him/her that are always near and caring about him/her, not allowing to stay alone in difficult situation. Let’s his/her faith in Christ don’t shake, show him/her that these trials are for a good purpose and one day he/she come out of difficult situation giving you all the glory and praise. I pray through Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen.
Why we need prayer of encouragement?
To encourage is to draw strength during crises. A prayer of encouragement is simply to pray for strength during crises.
Sometimes one prays these prayers not only for oneself but also for other friends and loved ones who find themselves in crisis.
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulations; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”
Peace does not suggest absence of war or crisis, it means finding strength and stability in the midst of them.
Psalm 61:1-2 “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I”
Beloved, the Bible categorically made it clear that we won’t go through life without challenges as believers, however, at such times, when we pray prayers of encouragement and strength; we birth strength in our hearts to hold on till victory will come.
When you go through times that appears as if the integrity of God’s word challenged, times when loved ones depart to glory, or times when businesses and careers fails, times when relationships threatens to breakdown, at such times, the savior is just a prayer away. When we pray prayer of encouragement and strength, He does not come with explanations; He comes with His very presence, releasing peace into your heart. James 5:13 “is any afflicted among you, let him pray”
Remember that hymn? “What a friend we have in Jesus”. He is a friend both in the good times and seemingly bad times. Don’t forfeit your peace, refuse to bear needless pains, just call on Him in prayers, and He will encourage and strengthen your and your friend’s heart. Peace will come.
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by Pamela Pospichal (Muscoda, WI United States)
I’m in a difficult situation at work, being harassed by management. I need a better paying job, need help finding the right career path. I want to be happy, be able to reach my full potential and be successful. I pray not to lose faith & hope and not give up.
Help me sort out my life and make jobs available and let me have the confidence to perform well in any interviews. I want to be in a rewarding good paying job with good health benefits for my family. I want not to be depressed and I’ll. Protect my marriage, family, health, prayers for new car. Prayers that my son Zach do well for mid-terms and find a job.
Prayers that my daughter and her family sell their home to good family and can find a really nice home for themselves.