Our focus today is on prayer for strength during difficult times.
We all have had and still will have difficult times in our lives.
As such time, one may almost lose faith unless one knows how to stay on the word of God and how to pray effectively.
God has designed that you pray when you are faced with difficulties; “Is any among you in trouble. Let them pray.” (James 5:13, NIV) This is because prayer is God’s way of keeping you steady and going, through the hard and difficult times.
And ultimately, prayer is God’s way to bringing you out of that situation.
But for prayer to be effective, one must learn how to pray and pray right.
This is where prayer for strength during difficult times comes in.
So, if you’re faced with difficulties right now, you have got to learn HOW to pray and most importantly WHAT to pray – prayer for strength during difficult times is what you need.
Most often, difficulties may not go away immediately until they accomplish their purposes, so what you need is strength to stay through.
And if strength is what you need in difficult times, then you must learn how to pray prayer for strength during difficult times.
If that’s correct, then this post on prayer for strength during difficult times is your guide to praying aright and praying effectively during times of trouble and difficulty.
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13 Prayers For Strength During Difficult Times
The following are 13 prayers for strength during difficult times.
1. Lord Jesus, I know difficult times happen to us all, but the good news is that you have already overcome the world, so I resign myself to the victory and triumph you already purchased for me on the cross. I live in your victory and will overcome also. (John 16:33)
2. Father, I ask that you give me strength by your Spirit in the inner man so that I’ll be able to stay strong and through this hard and difficult time, in Jesus name. (Ephesians 3:16)
3. Lord, no matter what, I know that all things work together for those who love you and who are called according to your purpose. This challenge too is working for my good, it will turn around for my good, in Jesus name (Romans 8:28)
4. Lord, according to your word, “…in all these things, I am more than a conqueror….’ I declare that I more than a conqueror in this matter. I will overcome, and I must overcome. in Jesus name. (Romans 8:37)
5. Lord, your word declares that you give power to the weak and might to those who have no strength, I pray for power and strength to stay through at this time, in the name of Jesus. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
6. Lord, your word declares that you are with me and you are my God; help me now, strengthen me and uphold me with your righteous right hand, in the name of Jesus (Isaiah 41:10)
7. Father, you said in your word that you will never leave nor forsake me so I may make bold to say that you are my helper and I will not fear what any one will do to me. Yes, Lord, I receive your help and I rest in the comfort of your presence, in the name of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:5-6)
8. Lord, you promise to keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed and trusting on you; now Lord, I ask and receive peace; I trust in your everlasting strength, in Jesus name. (Isaiah 26:3-4)
9. Father, your word declares that I should cast all my worries and anxiety on you; now Lord, I rolled all my burdens, unrest and fears on you because you care and love me enough to not let me go down with this situation, in Jesus name (1 Peter 5:7)
10. Father, I want to thank you because you always cause me to triumph in Christ, that’s why I know that in this situation, I will also triumph and will win in the long run, through it all, in Jesus name. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
11. Father, I dwell in your secret place and I abide under your shadow, therefore this trouble shall not consume me, it shall not overcome me, in Jesus name (Psalm 91:1-4)
12. Father, your word declares that you will be with me in all troubles to save and deliver me, when I pass through waters and rivers, and when I walk through the fire; now Lord, do as you have said. Make your word good in my life, for I’m trusting in you and you alone, in Jesus name. (Isaiah 43:2)
13. “Lord, you are my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, I will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof, I refused to fear, in the name of Jesus. (Psalm 46:1-3)
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13 Corresponding Bible Verses For Strength During Difficult Times
1. Ephesians 3:14-16:
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”
2. Romans 8:28:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
3. Romans 8:36-39:
“As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
4. Isaiah 40:29-31:
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
5. Isaiah 41:10:
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
6. Hebrews 13:5-6:
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
7. Isaiah 26:3-4:
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:”
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
9. 2 Corinthians 2:14:
“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”
10. Psalm 91:1-4:
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
12. Psalm 46:1:
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
13. John 16: 33:
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
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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.
Now, we have been able to provide you with on-hand prayer for strength during difficult times.
What to pray in difficult times is as important and if not more important than just praying.
Now, we are sure that you know what to pray if you are faced with difficult situations right now.
These prayer points are founded on God’s word and therefore must receive the attention of heaven.
So be rest assured that when you pray the prayer for strength during difficult times, God will surely come through for you with deliverance and most importantly, He will give you strength to stay the course until your deliverance come and your trouble is over.
God is faithful and good…. ‘Your ever present help in trouble.’
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