Prayer For Strength During Difficult Times: Look To God


It’s tough dealing with painful situations and uncertain times. Often, we feel we are alone in our struggles in the face of adversity. During a difficult season, it’s important to remember we’re not alone. Our Sovereign Lord, the God of all comfort is with us. One of the best ways to connect with God during times of trouble is to pray for strength. It’s remarkable how much better it feels when you pour your heart out to God with a prayer for strength during difficult times.

When we pray for spiritual strength, we open ourselves up to God’s love and guidance, helping us overcome any obstacle. Know With His help, you can get through anything!

This post will include a variety of prayers and Bible verses to help strengthen you and a free instant download coloring pages.

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What does the Bible say about strength in hard times?

The bible has a lot to say about difficult situations and how to face them with strength. Here are a few powerful Bible verses about strength in hard times:

God, Will Strengthen You!

In Isaiah 41:10, it says:

“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.”

Prayer for Strength During Difficult Times—God Is With You

Lord, in Jesus’ name, Help me not to fear or be discouraged by what I’m going through. Thank you, God, for holding my hand as we walk this out together. Keep giving me confirmation, that You are always with me. I surrender my worries to you and ask that you would give me your strength during this difficult time. Amen.

God, Will Renew Your Strength!

When you are going through struggles, it’s draining, and sometimes you can lose hope and that’s when you need to remember to ask God will renew your strength!

In Isaiah 40:31 it says:

“But 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.”

Prayer for Strength During Difficult Times—Renew Your Strength

Help me trust in Your plan for my life and renew my strength by infusing hope in my heart and mind to not grow weary but to excel in all areas of my life, despite my current struggles. Amen.

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God, Will Help You!

You are one of God’s children, and God is always ready to help you. Just ask.

In Psalm 46:1, it says:

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Prayer for Strength During Difficult Times—A prayer for Help

Dear God, I need your help. I’m in trouble and struggling right now and feeling so alone. Please help me find a way out of this and give me strength, right now to face this problem. Amen.

God, Will Give You Peace

When you are going through difficult times, the devil wants you to be, but the Lord wants you to be blessed! If you remain in peace, it will strengthen you and you’ll be more equipped to handle whatever it is you’re dealing with.

“The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11.

Prayer for Strength During Difficult Times—Peace

Father, thank you for giving me strength and peace in the midst of my storm. Lord bless me Your peace while I go through this difficult time in my life. Amen.”

God, Will Help You Find Joy

I know it’s hard to believe, but Joy can be a powerful tool in a time of need.

Nehemiah 8:10 states,

“Do not grieve. The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

The bible says in James 1:2-4,

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

This verse is telling us that even though trials are hard, we should consider them joy because it’s helping us to grow, learn and to be more Christlike. It’s through these trials that we learn how to persevere and become strong. So next time you’re facing a hard time, remember what the bible says about strength and lean on God for a source of strength.

It’s important to know God love us and He isn’t the source of are problems, we live in a fallen world and those around us have free will. Our Gracious God wants to help us and no prayer is too small or too big for God. Our Holy God hears our  simple prayers and sees our heavy heart.

Problems are not stop signs they are guidelines

Prayer for Strength During Difficult times—Count it Joy

In the name of Jesus, I’m going through a difficult situation right now, and I need to help to find my joy in God’s strength. Help strengthen me through this trial so that I can come out stronger on the other side and be a light to those who are still suffering. Amen.

God will Strengthen Your Heart

When you are going through difficult, give God a chance to move on your behalf. Believe He is good and that He will take care of you. Have faith in His promises and know that He will give you the strength to make it through whatever you are facing.

“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord!” Psalm 27:14.

Prayer for strength during difficult times. God, Will Give you courage

Lord, in Jesus’ name, I pray for strength and courage. I am feeling so overwhelmed and weak right now. The tears won’t stop. Please give me the courage to face whatever it is I’m going through. Help to wait, hope, and trust in you as you work things out on my behalf.

Speak God’s Word

Sometime when you’re weary, strengthen yourself up by speaking God’s word. (Psalm 119:28) Out loud, say what God says about you and your situation.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

“Let the weak Say, I am strong.” Joel 3:10

“Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:3-5.

Prayer For strength during difficult times-Speak God’s Word

Lord, in Jesus’ name, I pray you would give me strength during this difficult time. I am feeling helpless right now. I know Your word says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So I am speaking your strength over my life right now, in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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What is a good prayer for strength?

Dear God, I am feeling so weak and tired right now. I need your strength to get through this difficult time. Please give me the courage and wisdom to make it through. Amen.

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What is a short prayer for strength during difficult times?

Below are some examples are easy prayers. Praying doesn’t have to be long one of my favorite prayer is God help me.

God give me strength!

Holy Spirit, help me_______________ (with whatever the problem is)

God, show me what to do about__________________________.

Jesus, I trust you with__________________________________.

A Prayer for Strength During Difficult Times For Family

Heavenly Father, we come to You today lifting up our family members who are going through a tough time. We ask You would give them strength for the journey ahead. Please provide for their every need and bless them in every way. May they know Your presence and peace in the midst of their storm. In Jesus’ name we pray.

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When you are going through stressful times here’s 10 ways to help you feel God’s presence

1) Remember, you are never alone. God’s presence is a constant promise for courage and strength:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

2) In tumultuous times, God stands as our unshakable refuge and source of strength:

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1-3

3) Our weaknesses are opportunities for God’s strength to shine through us, reminding us of His sufficiency:

“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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”2 Corinthians 12:9-10

4) In anxious and uncertain times, prayer brings us the peace of God, surpassing all understanding:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7

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5) Cast your worries on God, for His care and love for you are endless:

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”1 Peter 5:7

6)In moments of oppression and trouble, find your sanctuary in the Lord’s unfailing trust and protection:

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”Psalm 9:9-10

7) Through every challenge – waters, fires, or trials – God promises His unwavering presence and protection:

“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.”Isaiah 43:2

8) In the love of Christ, we find the power to overcome any and all adversities, assured that nothing can separate us from His love:

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”Romans 8:37-39

9) God equips us with strength and makes our paths secure, even in the most daunting circumstances:

“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.”Psalm 18:32-36

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10) In times of distress and heartache, God is especially close, ready to rescue and heal the brokenhearted:

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”Psalm 34:17-18

Practical Ways To Strengthen Yourself During Difficult Times.

1. Begin the day by thanking God for working on your behalf in this situation.

2. Tell God you are trusting Him in this circumstance.

3. When thoughts of this situation bubble up, tell God you are trusting him for the outcome.

4. Each time negative thoughts come, keep repeating, I will think about good things I picture a big stop sign in my head and then I Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Phil 4:8)

5. Make a list of Bible verses that will help you through this time and memorize them or keep them close by to read when you need encouragement.

6. Pray for what you can regarding the situation.

7. Choose one prayer warrior to be your prayer partner during this time, someone who will agree with you in prayer for God’s supernatural strength. Please email me at [email protected] to write a tailor-made prayer for you.

8. Put On Some Worship Music:

Songs can be a significant source of encouragement. When you are feeling down, put on some worship music, and let the words lift your spirits. After David’s baby died, King David Worshiped the Lord. 2 Samuel 12:20.

I enjoy listening to Good Good Father’s song.

9. Read the Psalms

The Psalms are full of hope and comfort. David, who wrote many of the Psalms, was no stranger to difficult times. In the Psalms, he poured out his heart to God, and God met him in his pain. And God will meet you there as well. As you read the Psalms, let them be a prayer for you too by turning the psalms which touch your heart into a personalize prayer.

10. Remember all the times God has helped you in the past, He will help you again!

Final Thoughts

When you are going through difficult times, God is with you. He will never leave or forsake you. You can trust Him to work on your behalf even when you don’t see how things could possibly work out. So hold on to His promises and let Him strengthen you for the journey ahead.

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