Prayer of hope and encouragement

Below is a prayer for hope and faith. Often times, life can overwhelm us. We feel desperate and distant from god. It is during these times that we need hope most of all.

Remember that God is always with you. Guiding your actions even when you don’t feel his presence.

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A Prayer for Hope

Heavenly father, I am your humble servant,
I come before you today in need of hope.
There are times when I fell helpless,
There are times when I feel weak.
I pray for hope.
I need hope for a better future.
I need hope for a better life.
I need hope for love and kindness.

Some say that the sky is at it’s
darkest just before the light.
I pray that this is true, for all seems dark.
I need your light, Lord, in every way.

I pray to be filled with your light from
head to toe. To bask in your glory.
To know that all is right in the world,
as you have planned, and as you want
it to be.

Help me to walk in your light, and live
my life in faith and glory.

In your name I pray, Amen.

prayer of hope and encouragement

Bible Verses About Hope and Joy

“He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”

Whenever i’m feeling hopeless, I turn to the scriptures. There are many passages that inspire and encourage myself when i’m feeling down. Get Inspired, check out these Bible Verses about Joy

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Today I am reminded of the fact that God is with us and God is for us. Even when some things seem so hopeless, and life’s troubles threaten to weigh us down. Even when we don’t feel so great, and we feel like giving up. We may even momentarily forget that God is still in control! Dear Friends, God is right there with us through it all. I am reminded in such a wonderful way, that God knows when we hurt. God knows when we ache. God knows when we are discouraged, and when we are tired. But He doesn’t just know, HE CARES!

I am confident of this… God longs to comfort us and encourage us and refresh us and wrap His loving arms around us. I pray you will feel God’s ever loving arms around you today – no condemnation, just encouragement and love and hope and comfort and peace and spiritual refreshment. I pray you will be encouraged, comforted, uplifted, & re-energized – with renewed hope for a new day. And I pray you will always remember that God is there, and receive His comfort, strength, peace, encouragement and hope. Amen. Please see List of Bible Verses of Encouragement, Comfort, Hope and Love below. Please, Be Encouraged!:)!

Bible Verses of Encouragement, Comfort, Hope and Love – Encouraging Scripture Quotes
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#1 Bible Verses of Encouragement ~ God is with you!
Psalm 16:8, NLT I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
Psalm 138:3, NLT As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.
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.
Zephaniah 3:17, NIV The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Matthew 28:20, NIV …And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
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#2 Bible Verses of Encouragement and Comfort ~ God comforts the downcast. Let Him comfort you
2 Corinthians 7:6, ESV But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us…
Psalm 147:3, NIV He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Matthew 11:28, ESV Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Psalm 119:49-50, MSG Remember what you said to me, your servant – I hang on to these words for dear life! These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me.
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#3 of 10 Bible Verses of Encouragement and Hope – Hope in God, & You’ll never be ashamed!
Psalm 25:3, NIV No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame…
Jeremiah 29:11, ESV For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 94:19, NLT When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
Bible Verses about Hope, Bible Verses for a bad day

#4 of 10 Bible Verses of Encouragement and Love – God is our help!
Psalm 121:1-2, ESV I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 145:14, NIV The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
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#5 of 10 Bible Verses of Encouragement and Strength

God is our Strength – We can Trust Him!Psalm 28:7, NIV 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Bible Verses about Trusting God; Be strong in the Lord!

#6 of 10 Bible Verses of Encouragement and Comfort and Hope

God Never Gets Tired!Isaiah 40:28, ESV Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40:31, ESV …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.
Psalm 31:24, NLT So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the LORD!
Bible Verses about Adversity, Tough Times; Bible Verses about Feeling Tired

#7 of 10 Bible Verses of Comfort and Peace – He gives us Peace & Comfort
John 14:27, NIV Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 16:33, NIV I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Bible Verses about Peace and Strength, Bible Verses about Fixing your Eyes on God

#8 of 10 Bible Verses of Hope and Comfort – Nothing is too difficult for God – Please, Take it to God in Prayer!
Jeremiah 32:27, NIV I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
Luke 1:37, NLT For nothing is impossible with God.
Philippians 4:6, NIV Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

“What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!” ~ Joseph M. Scriven
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#9 of 10 Bible Verses of Encouragement and Love – God will never ever forget you. His love for you is eternal. He’s your Father & Mother, He’s your Brother & Sister, He’s your Friend!
Isaiah 49:15-16, NLT Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands…
Jeremiah 31:3, NIV I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
John 15:15, ESV No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Bible Verses about Jesus being our friend, Bible Verses about God’s Unconditional Love

#10 of 10 Bible Verses of Encouragement, Comfort, Hope – My Prayer for YOU Today
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, NLT Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
Philippians 1:6, NIV being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
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prayer of hope and encouragement

A Prayer for Strength and Encouragement
By Baptist Bible Hour

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10

David and his men arrived home to discover the army of Amalek had burned the city and had taken their wives and children captive. They wept until they could weep no more. The loss was overwhelming.

In their grief and frustration the men blamed David and spoke of stoning him… but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. Under God’s direction, David then led a victorious march against the Amalekites and recovered their wives and children without a single loss; but we want to give attention to David’s method of encouragement.

You may have waited for someone to come and encourage you in your night of trouble, but no one has come. So you may ask, “How can I encourage myself?” First, consider that God is still on the throne and He is your God.

There was no friend at hand to encourage David; his own men had turned against him. But when it appeared everything was lost, he turned to God for his help. He saw God as his God. He did not consider God to be at such a distance that He would not come to his rescue.

Second, remember that daybreak may be just ahead. David and his men experienced the anguish of believing their families probably had been killed, but they were all recovered safely. The old adage goes, “The darkest time of the night is just before dawn,” and dawn may soon be breaking for you.

Further, you can encourage yourself by remembering that our trials are for a good purpose. The trials themselves are burdensome and distasteful but the end is good as God teaches you more of your weakness and more of His strength.

If you find yourself in need of strength and encouragement, here is a prayer you can pray:

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!

prayer of hope and encouragement

Editor’s Note: The following is an abridged version of Strength and Encouragement from A Good Thing devotional. To read the full article follow this link.

We live in a world full of troubling times. We live in a world where hopes and aspirations are hardly realized. There are plenty of pressure and people facing various disappointments. As believers we also sometimes become disappointed because we are the same human, we live in the same world and we are also caught up in some of these challenges. At such times like these arises a need for prayer of encouragement and strength for myself or prayer for strength for a friend.

Let’s pray these prayers, particularly if you are presently going through any difficult time or perhaps your friend or loved one is:

  • Prayer of encouragement
  • Prayer of encouragement to start the day
  • Prayer of encouragement and strength for myself
  • Prayer for strength for a friend

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 hope and encouragementPrayer of encouragement to start the day

Lord, give me a peace of mind to meet all that the next day will bring to me. Let me fully surrender to your will. God, please come and support me at any time of the day. Whatever news I receive during this day, teach me to accept them with a calm soul and firm conviction that for all your will is. In all my words and deeds, guide my thoughts and feelings. In all unforeseen circumstances, do not let me forget that everything is sent by you, my Lord. Teach me to act directly and reasonably with each member of my family, not disturbing and not upsetting anyone. Lord, give me the power to relieve the weariness of the coming day and all the events during the day. Lead my will and teach me to pray, believe, hope, tolerate, forgive and love. Lord, I need your encouragement in all I do. 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 courage, 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 a conqueror through Christ Jesus. I am not of them that quit and lose out, I will trust you all, for I know that my victory is assured in Christ. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for 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 is always near and caring for him/her, not allowing to stay alone in the 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.

Related: PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH in Difficult Situations

Why we need prayer of encouragement?

To encourage is to draw strength during crises. This prayer we say asking for strength during crises or just in difficult daily situations. Sometimes we pray these prayers not only for ourselves but also for our friends and loved ones who are in the crisis or passing difficult times.

John 16:33 says, “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 also says, “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”. Bible made it clear that we won’t go through life without challenges. As believers, we should pray a prayer of encouragement and strength in such times. Only in trusting God and praying strength will be born 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, loved ones leave and relationships threaten to break down, the Savior is a prayer away. When we pray a 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.”

Do you remember hymn “What a friend we have in Jesus”? He is a friend both in the good and bad times. Don’t lose your peace, refuse to bear needless pains, call on Him in prayers, and He will encourage and strengthen you and your friend’s heart. Peace will come.

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