Prayers for Comfort: Pray for Peace and Strength

May these prayers for comfort bring you peace and strength during times of stress and pain.
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Prayers for Comfort: Pray for Peace and Strength

May these prayers for comfort bring you peace and strength during times of stress and pain. 

Prayer for Comfort

Heavenly Father, I am in need of Your strength right now. It’s a very tough time for me, and I don’t know if I could go on any further. Problem after problem is attacking me from all directions. I can no longer depend on my own power to overcome these challenges. They have become too much for me. Which is why I’m coming to You today.

Father God, I trust that You are in control of my life at all times. Calm my heart, God, and keep it away from the spirit of fear and anxiety. You are the only one who can comfort me now. Surround me with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Raise me up in Your victorious right hand. Walk with me through these challenges that I am going through. Grant me Your strength, God, that I may not give up even if the going gets tough. Help me, God, to focus on You and not on my problems. I know that You, God, are bigger than all of those problems combined. If I put my trust in You, I will never be disappointed. If I wait on You, I will never grow weary. Enable me, God, to have patience and to fully depend on You for strength, that I may soar on wings like eagles.

And now, God, I surrender to you my heavy burdens: the challenges, the problems, the obstacles in my life right now. Take them, God, and carry them. Whenever You are with me, I know that I don’t have to bear the load alone. Likewise, I surrender the outcomes of my challenges to You, Father. Only You are in control of what will happen next. As I face those giants, help me to make the right decisions. Grant me peace of mind too as I leave the results up to You. 

As each problem is solved and each obstacle is hurdled, grant me rest, Father God. Allow me to recover after these tough days. Enable me to enjoy Your presence afterwards, as well as the presence of the people who I am with in this journey called life. All these I ask in Your Name, Amen.

Prayer for Peace and Comfort

Dearest Lord, at this time, my mind is not at peace and my heart is troubled. Inside of me, it feels like a raging storm with no signs of stopping any time soon. My concerns are getting too great for me to handle. The things I have to deal with are taking a huge toll on my mind and heart. There are even times that I cannot sleep soundly at night. My fears and “what ifs” keep bombarding my mind, stealing the peace and gladness I once had. 

More than ever, God, I need You in this time of turmoil. I admit that often, I do not know what to do anymore. I am so close to giving up. I’m losing motivation to wake up in the morning. I’m losing my drive to continue the work that I’m supposed to do. Sometimes, I even feel as if life is no longer worth living. These are the thoughts clouding my mind these days, Lord, and I admit that they are not good.

For that reason, God, I’m asking that You would grant me that peace that surpasses understanding. I need that kind of peace that rules over my mind despite all the troubles I have. That can only come from You, Lord. Hold me in Your arms and comfort me. I cannot go through all of this on my own, but I know that with You, nothing is impossible. Always remind me that You are always there beside me, God, wherever I am and whatever comes my way. 

Through it all, God, remind me to stay away from worry. Instead, help me to always look to You for comfort and peace, and to trust You whatever circumstances I have in life. You are sovereign, and You know what’s best for me. I trust that You still have a great purpose for me; help me to fulfill it, Lord, despite any challenges. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Comfort in Difficult Times

Dearest God, the past few days have not been good to me. I feel as if everything is going wrong. I feel so worried, anxious, and afraid. This is probably the biggest difficulty I have ever had to face in my life. It feels as if my world is falling apart all around me. I feel that at any time, the weight of all my problems will crush me. Not a moment goes by that I don’t think about the problems surrounding me. I have grown so weary that I can’t even think properly.

But Lord, You said in Your word not to worry about anything, but instead to pray and present my concerns to You with thanksgiving. Thank You, God, that I am able to have this chance to make my requests known to You. I cast those cares, fears, and worries to You, Lord. I lay my burdens down at Your feet. Thank You, Lord, for easing my burden. Thank You that You are able to carry me through my toughest days. Let Your love surround me, Lord, and let it replace my feelings of worry.

You also said in Your word, God, that as I present my requests to You, Your peace that surpasses all understanding will guard my heart and my mind. Show me, Lord, what it means to experience that kind of peace. Grant me that peace so that I could live life to the fullest again. May that peace reign in my mind and in my heart. Remind me, Lord, that despite all of the trials I’m going through, You are always there to guide me. You are always there to be my comfort and my shelter.

As I go through this day, Lord, whatever trials come my way, please be with me. And as You walk with me today, surround me with that peace. Enable me to do my best today for Your glory. All these I ask in Your Name, Amen.

Prayer for Comfort and Healing

Dearest Lord, right now, I am not feeling my best. My body has fallen ill. The illness has confined me to bed, and I feel quite down in the dumps. My condition is not just affecting me physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. Lord, I really don’t like it when I just can’t do anything. It makes me feel very weak. 

But as the apostle Paul said, Lord, Your grace is sufficient for me, and Your power is made perfect in my weakness. Through the weakness that my body is experiencing, show Your power to me, Lord. Show me what You’re capable of in Your own special way. Enable me to trust in Your power to bring my body back to the pink of health. Let not worry and fear fill my mind; instead, let Your grace and peace surround me. Help me to find rest in You as I recover from this sickness.

Lord, I also pray that I may not be overpowered by this illness. Instead, let this be an opportunity for me to depend on You for healing. Let your hand be upon me, Lord, that whatever infected my body would go away. Would you also bless the doctors who would facilitate my recovery, as well as the medicine they prescribe. Empower them to work towards the goal of bringing me back to health.

Also, I know, God, that Your healing may not come as immediately as I may want. As this illness runs its course, always remind me, Lord, that You are always here with me. Be my comfort in this time of weakness. Restore my strength soon, Lord, that I may continue to serve You the best way I can. In Your Name I ask all these things, Amen.

Bible Verses for Comfort

John 16:22 - So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Psalm 23:6 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 86:17 - Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

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

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

Psalm 23:4 - Even 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.

Psalm 91:1-10 - He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day...

Psalm 119:50This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.

Isaiah 49:13Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.

Matthew 11:28-30 - 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.”

Psalm 119:76 - Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.

Article by Pearl Dy.

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Originally published December 02, 2019.