Here’s a prayer for strength for a friend who may be going through difficult time right now.
One of the most important qualities you need in time of trouble, when faced with hardship and difficulty is strength to hold through.
Yes, there are several other character of the spirit that you may need at the time, but strength really towers above them all.
Without it, you may fall, you may lose out and you may not hold to the end.
So if have a friend that’s going through right now and is almost given up, here’s a prayer for strength for a friend that may help save his life.
In short, prayer is one of the best gifts you can give to a friend going through hard, tough and difficult times.
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A Little About Strength
In praying the prayer of strength for a friend, you must understand that strength is not a physical thing but a spiritual ability.
The strength your friend needs to hold on and hold through is not a natural one but strength in the human spirit.
This is why the Scripture says in Proverbs: “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” (Proverbs 18:14)
Plus, he needs this strength in his spirit.
This is because the spirit is the real man.
And if his spirit is strong, he will stay strong all through. If his spirit is weak, he may fall along the way.
That said, here’s a prayer of strength for a friend that you can pray for any and all of your friends going through tough times now.
A Prayer For Strength For A Friend
Father, I want to thank you for my friend, for helping him hang on and to stay the course so far. Now, Lord, I pray that he (she) might be strengthened with might by your Spirit in the inner man.
I pray that you fortify his (her) spirit man with supernatural strength and grace. Lord, let the Holy Spirit flood his inner man with strength from above in the name of Jesus Christ.
Oh that he may be strengthened with all might according to your glorious power, so he may hold with patience, long-suffering and even stay joyful in the midst of it all, in the name of Jesus.
Lord, never let him loose your joy; for the joy of the Lord is strength.
Thank you for answer to prayer, Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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13 Bible Verses For Prayer For Strength For A Friend
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”
2. Colossians 1:11:
“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;”
“Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
4. Proverbs 18:14:
“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?”
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5. Psalm 51:8,12:
“Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. … Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
6. Isaiah 12:3:
“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”
7. Isaiah 51:11:
“Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”
8. Isaiah 61:3:
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”
9. Joel 1:12:
“The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.”
10. Romans 15:13:
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
11. Hebrews 12:2:
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
12. James 1:2-4:
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
13. Galatians 5:22-23:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
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PS: Unless otherwise stated all scriptural quotations in this post are taken from the Authorised King James Version. And all scriptural quotations tagged NIV are taken online from the New International Version 2011, published by Biblica.
A prayer for strength for a friend!
Now, you know what to pray for a friend facing difficult situations right now – a prayer for strength –
And you also have bible verses to help you push your case with God and also to encourage your friend.
So we trust that this post on a prayer for strength for a friend will help you give the gift of prayer to your friend going through tough times.
And don’t stop praying it until his change comes.
All the best!
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