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!
- 1 A Prayer for Strength
- 2 A Prayer for Strength and Encouragement
- 3 A Prayer for Strength to Endure
- 4 Additional Prayer Resources
- 5 Strengthen my Body
- 6 Strengthen my Mind
- 7 Strengthen my Relationships
- 8 Strengthen the Weak
- 9 Strengthen the Church
- 10 Strengthen my Belief in You
- 11 Strengthen the Lost
- 12 Strengthen my Spirit
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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Christian Prayers for Strength oftentimes serve as Healing Prayers. The succeeding Prayer for Strength will enable you to find the strength and guidance that you need in these trying times.
No matter how strong or successful we are, there will come a point that our strength will be depleted and we will be compelled to lay down our loads and rely on someone or something to hold on to. Everyday, we are confronted with cares of unimaginable proportions and it does not take a genius to recognize that somehow, something is missing, something is wrong.
We have the propensity to ignore our condition thinking that life just have to be this way – responsibilities, obligations, duties, whatever term you have for it are but a normal part of life so we have to live by it. Burdens continue to pile up, problems grow worse, and anxieties tend to double until you find yourself unable to function, no remaining energy to go on. The Scriptures is replete with Prayer for Strength verses and they will help you to retain or regain your physical or spiritual vitality, strength and courage.
“The Lord is my strength, my shield. My heart was sure of him, I have been helped and my heart exults, with my song I give him thanks.” ~ (Psalms 28:7)
“But those who hope in Yahweh will renew their strength. They will soar as with eagle’s wings; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and never tire.” ~ (Isaiah 40:31)
“He is the God who girds me with strength and prepares my ways.” ~ (Psalms 18:33)
“The Lord is my strength, my shield. My heart was sure of him, I have been helped and my heart exults, with my song I give him thanks.” ~ (Psalms 28:7)
Are you in this situation? Are you feeling disheartened, weak, helpless, and in turmoil? You will never find strength apart from its real Source. Strength and comfort are in Him alone. God is now calling on you to turn over all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) If you have received God’s invitation for salvation, He is indwelling in you. All the power and glory of God is locked inside your flesh, in your spirit when you opened your heart to Jesus, His Son.
God can and will re-energize, revitalize, rehabilitate, and revive your tired body, restless soul, and weary spirit. If you are now ready for God to do just that, follow this on how to pray —
“Heavenly Father, I am now here distraught and utterly hopeless. I confess all my sins to You, heal my spirit, soul, and body. I commit to completely turn away from a lifestyle of sin and allow You to have full control of my life. I have been so tired and heavily laden, please give me rest. I resign from running the affairs of my life and let You reign in all aspects. Remove all the worries, anxieties, fears, and trepidations in my mind, will, emotions, and heart. Lift off all the shock, fear, trauma, terror, grief, pain, and shame off my spirit. I pray for divine order in my entire being and everything concerning me – my family, studies, career, ministry, relationships, finances, plans, desires, and dreams. I want Your best for my life. I desire Your perfect will in all areas of my life, not Your permissive will. Teach me to depend solely on You for strength, not on people or things. Strengthen also my inner man and spirit to withstand all the temptations of the wicked one. I bless You Lord at all times. Your praise will always be in my mouth. I ask for the joy of the Lord to be my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) Let there be light in my life. I believe that You hear this prayer for healing. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.”
You may have uttered many prayers before. Jesus said in His Word for us come to Him all of us who are tired and burdened and He will give us rest. (Matthew 11:28) When you prayed the above Christian prayer, be assured that God has already lifted all the tiredness and weakness from you. Why don’t you lie down now in bed and ponder on this short devotional healing prayer and totally rest in Him? You may play a soft instrumental music and listen to God’s voice. He is asking you now to be in a position of rest for you to receive supernatural strength in hard times to enable you to go on with your days. Every time you feel weak, just say this Prayer for Strength and rest assured, you will find energy and enablement that you need.
Here are some other prayers and bible verses you may find useful:
Praying for Determination, Tenacity and Strength
Prayer for Wisdom
Prayer of Faith
I thought it would be beneficial to write an “ULTIMATE” Strength Prayer. We all need strength in so many aspects of our lives. This isn’t a prayer that will be all-encompassing, but is thorough in many aspects. You can pray it all together or just pray each part as necessary. I hope this prayer will help you speak directly to God and help you pray for strength where you are weak.
Gracious and loving heavenly Father,
You pour your blessings out upon us, even on me, a sinner. Father I’m not worthy of the love you so freely give, but I thank you for your faithfulness. I thank you for all you have done for me, but I come to you weak and broken, asking for strength.
Strengthen my Body
Father, please strengthen my body. Although I’m perfectly created in your image, I am broken by the long walk of life. I struggle with fatigue, injury, and disease Lord, and I ask that if it be your will, heal me from my affliction.
Lord I ask for a strong body capable of doing physical labor and travel that is necessary to further your kingdom. Give me the opportunity to perform tasks and favors that require physical strength to accomplish. Please equip me with the endurance necessary to complete the mission. Allow me to treat my body like a temple that is holy and pleasing to you. I pray that you give me strength and cure me from what plagues my body.Â
Strengthen my Mind
God I ask for you to strengthen my mind. I pray that you give me focus when I’m dealing with everyday tasks. Please give me the ability to think clearly and logically, and make me productive while planning my approach to things.
Please give me the capacity for learning more. I want to be a continuous learner of things that will make me a better person and better Christian. Help me to value knowledge and wisdom. If it be your will, give me wisdom like Solomon, so I can have the ability to discern and make wise decisions. I pray that I make choices with my thoughts, words, and actions that honor you.
And finally when I worship, allow me to fixate my mind on you. Allow me to channel my focus towards pleasing and honoring you.
Strengthen my Relationships
Heavenly Father I pray that you strengthen my relationships. Allow the interactions I have with other people to be meaningful and growing. I pray that I can be a true friend to people, reflecting love in a way that would honor you.
I pray for the relationships with the people I consider family. Please bring us closer as a group, so that there are no boundaries or divides between us. Make the bond between each person so strong that it cannot be broken by temptation or mistakes. Help us to have a common focus and have the resolve to keep each other accountable.
Please bless the relationships I have with my friends. You have put each of these people in my life for a purpose God. Help me to be active in maintaining these relationships and give us the ability and willingness to stay in communication. Allow us to learn from one another, help one another, grieve with one another, and trust one another.
God I pray for my church family, that which I attend and the church as a whole. May we work together to form a relationship that reflects your love for the church. We should let nothing get between us and the promises you have made for us. Help us to be accountable to one another and as your word says:
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Allow us to sharpen each other. Help us to find synergy in our abilities and actions, so that we multiply our contributions to the kingdom of God.
Strengthen the Weak
Lord I pray that you strengthen the weak, people who feel overwhelmed, fatigued, oppressed, or those who are struggling with all the temptations and struggles of everyday life. It can feel like life sends a flood our way at the worst possible times, finding us unprepared and powerless. I pray to lift up anyone who feels like they are weak. Please help these people find victories over their emotional, physical, and spiritual weaknesses.
Strengthen the Church
Please strengthen your church, God. You established the church as a place where believers could gather to worship you and learn about you. It is a place for fellowship and a fortress where your people can gather to prepare to enter the mission field.
I pray father to lift up the people who make the church operate. Please be with the ministers who deliver messages and scripture, give them a direct connection with you and with the congregation so it is your words flowing through the ministers directly to the people. Please be with the worship leaders who set a tone for a service through song and music. Give them creativity and inspiration so as to inspire us as we engage with you. Also be with those members who serve in other ways. Fulfill their hearts to know that there is faithfulness in diligent work that helps the church succeed.Â
Help the church be effective in witnessing to people who do not believe in you. Allow different physical churches to work together to strengthen the whole “church” of believers in you.Â
Strengthen my Belief in You
Loving and precious father I pray that you give me strength. Strengthen my belief in you and deepen my faith. Help me to be unwavering when I am approached by critics or non believers. Please give me a passion for you that will not be broken by public opinion or current events. Help me to have a steadfast belief that you are in control.
Father please give me an opportunity to share my beliefs and faith with others. I pray that you give me the words to say when the possibility comes. Give me the confidence to have no fear. Please protect me from the harmful words or judgement that can come with rejection, and comfort me to know that sharing my faith is my duty as a believer. I know it will be hard and uncomfortable, but please be with me and lay a hand on my shoulder to know I’m not alone.
Please let me have such a strong witness in my actions and words that people trust me and look to me for advice. May I be a modern day disciple for you.
Strengthen the Lost
God I pray that you give strength to the lost. Father we know that you have a heart that wants to be a dynamic part of every single person’s life. Today I lift up the people who do not know you or who reject you outright. Father please guide them in a way that they cannot deny the signs that you are alive and working throughout this world.Â
Help guide people so they have opportunities to learn. Send people their way to have positive interactions with them. Give them an opportunity to worship. Provide for them in ways that only you can. Help people who do not believe step beyond their current self and recognize they can be a part of something everlasting.Â
Strengthen my Spirit
Please Lord, strengthen my spirit. I pray that you would give me a spirit that is uplifting and I pray that my spirit shines so bright that it is contagious to others. Please give me a spirit that is so deep rooted in my heart so that it is uninfluenced by petty things and unshakable in times in trouble. I will encounter all kinds of people and circumstances that will test me, but may my spirit have the perseverance to not be brought down by any person.
Please give me the opportunity to be a trusted confidant for other people. May my spirit be so strong that other people look to me to gain strength to rekindle their spirit. Bring us comfort and inject passion into our lives.
Most of all God I pray that you please save my soul. I believe in you and you alone. Please lift my spirit as you did your Son. May I be more like the Holy Spirit and be dedicated to you. Change my life forever and lead my life.
I pray all these things in the name of Jesus, who came to this earth, lived a sinless life, but yet willingly hung from a cross to sacrifice himself on my behalf,Â Amen.