Prayer for comfort

prayer for comfort

QUESTION: Can you give me an example of a prayer for comfort?

ANSWER:

God is our comforter. In times of trial, anxiety, and depression He desires to comfort us. May our hearts be open to comfort the sick, the dying, the depressed, the lonely, the homebound, the defeated, and those who need the love of Christ.

The God of all comfort comes to us as we pray and seek Him with all of our heart. He is there when no one else seems to care. While we were still sinners, God gave us His Son, the greatest gift. His only Son saved us from destruction and eternal death.

The Comforter has come. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

A Prayer for Comfort Father in heaven,

Even though my heart is heavy with grief, I want to praise Your holy name. You are an awesome God. You spoke and the world was created. I give You all glory and honor for who You are. I worship You alone.

I thank You that you know my pain and sorrow. Your Word says “as a mother comforts her child, You comfort us.” I ask that You be my comfort today. Help me to sense Your presence and Your peace.

Help me to reach out and comfort others as You Father, have comforted me.

In Jesus name, amen.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

– We have all

sinned

and deserve God’s judgment.

God

, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.

Jesus

, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He

died

for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was

buried

, and

rose from the dead

according to the

Bible

. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your

Savior

, declaring, “

Jesus is Lord

,” you will be saved from

judgment

and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow JesusYes, I am already a follower of JesusI still have questions

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Heavenly Father, my Comforter, my King, embrace me with Your loving arms. Set my heavy heart free. Merciful Savior, ease my troubled mind. Clear my busy thoughts and protect me from the enemy.

My strong tower, the rock of my life, I put my uttermost faith and trust in You, for You are the one who never fails.

Wrap me in Your unconditional Love. Shield me from the darkness. Implant a bright light within me, that I can touch the lives of others, in this harsh cruel world.

2 Corinthians 1:4 – Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Psalm 23:4, 6 – Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Confidence in God’s Comfort

I will not fear, for Your rod and Your staff are my comfort when I am at war. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.

Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. You are always by my side, whenever I call in the dead of night, wherever I fall. Therefore I can always rest assured that you will keep me safe when trouble emerges.

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 11:28 – Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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No Need to Fear

Father, when waters rage, I know You will be there. When the fire blazes, I have no need to fear. And, even though the world around me fails, Your love never will.

Your plans for me are perfect. The love You have for me is eternal and I will forever find my comfort within You. In Jesus’ Mighty name I pray, Amen and Amen!

Romans 15:4 – For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

2 Corinthians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.

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Some days, life is just hard. The days look dark. Uncertain times and stress mount high. An unexpected diagnosis or devastating loss can feel too difficult to face.

Though we may realize our faith is most strengthened, not in the easy times of life, but in the most trying, it’s often hard to walk that out once we’re swirling in the midst of it all. We long for carefree days, yet sometimes, God takes our hand and leads us straight into the darkest of times. Not to harm us, ever. But to bring greater strength, character, trust, beauty, and perseverance to the deepest part of our souls. 

His desire for us in this life is to ultimately make us more like Him. To have a relationship with us. He will not leave us sitting in dark days but will walk with us through until we come out on the other side. Changed. Stronger. Renewed. With great purpose.

For those who need fresh hope today…you are not alone. 

You are never forgotten. 

He is with you.

Every step of the way.

10 Verses for when you feel broken, for those in need of comfort:

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Ps 147:3

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Ps 34:18

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

“I believe I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait on the Lord.” Ps 27:13-14

“Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Cor 1:3-4

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Ps 55:22

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30

“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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Cor 12:9

Know that He loves you, He cares about what you’re walking through, every single thing. And He hasn’t left you, not ever. Praying that you’ll have a fresh glimpse of His Presence as He’s bringing you through, to the other side of the grief.

There’s more in store…He has good for you…and whispers hope.

A Prayer for When You’re Hurting

Dear God,

Some days feel too hard. We’re hurting. Struggling. Fighting fear and worry at every turn. Thank you in the midst of it all, you haven’t left us to fend for ourselves. Forgive us for doubting you are there. Forgive us for thinking you’ve forgotten. Forgive us for believing we somehow know the better way.

You are fully trustworthy. You are All-Powerful. You are Able. You are Lord over every situation no matter how difficult it may seem. You are Healer and will never waste the grief we carry today. You will use all things for good in some way. Anything is possible with you. Nothing is too difficult for you.

We pray for those who grieve today. We ask for your comfort to surround those who weep. We pray for the peace of your presence to cover our minds and thoughts, as you remind us, the enemy can never steal us out of your hands. He never has the final say over our lives. We are kept safe in your presence forever, whether in life or in death.

We thank you that your ways are higher than our ways and your thoughts are bigger than our thoughts. 

We lay it all down at your feet, every burden, every care. Believing that is the safest place for it to be.

We love you, Lord, we need your fresh grace.

In the Powerful Name of Jesus,

Amen.

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What are you praying for God to take control of today? Join our large community of praying believers in the comments below and experience hope, peace and comfort as you face each day.

Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor’s wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at and

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