We all experience times when we feel weak - whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. The unexpected happens, and we feel at a loss for what to do. In these times of need, pausing to pray can provide powerful relief. God is waiting for us to call out to Him and ask Him for strength.
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
God tells us to come to him when we are burdened and will provide rest. When we come to God with humility and honest faith to request physical and spiritual strength, we can begin to experience the power of prayer. Here we have gathered some of the best prayers for strength for you to use as inspiration. You are welcome to personalize these prayers for your own situation and requests for strength. Trust in God, and you will be strengthened!
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
Here are 20 prayers for strength from God to pray from your heart, asking Him to uplift you.
A Prayer in the Storm
When the storms rage around me, I can always run to You and rest, Lord. In turbulent times, in trials and temptations, in weakness or in fear, You are my strength, and Your hiding place is secure. Bless You, Lord, for being my refuge. - by Rebecca Barlow Jordan
More Strength, Less Stress
Heavenly Father, You are my Strong Tower, Deliverer, and Shelter. I’m running to You now. Please renew my strength. Please lead me with Your Holy Spirit and guide my day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - by Gwen Smith, Girlfriends in God
Prayer for Strength in Adversity
Lord, I pray not for tranquility, nor that my tribulations may cease; I pray for your spirit and your love, that you grant me strength and grace to overcome adversity; through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source of this version: Modified from https://www.hymnary.org/hymn/UMH/531
For Guidance and Strength
Dear Lord, I am calling upon you today for your divine guidance and help. I am in crisis and need a supporting hand to keep me on the right and just path. My heart is troubled but I will strive to keep it set on you, as your infinite wisdom will show me the right way to a just and right resolution. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for staying by my side. Amen.
When I'm Overwhelmed
Lord, You have shown me that falling is not always failing. You pick me up and rescue me when I am overwhelmed. You are Jehovah-sabaoth, the Lord of hosts, a tower of strength for me. I have no other place to run to, no other shelter in which to hide. I depend on You, Lord. - by Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Prayer for God's Power
Oh, God, help us to live with faith. May it not be said of us that our faith is too small, or to help us to look to You, to see in You, Your infinite power. Your infinite glory, greatness, grander, majesty, and unlimited ability. Keep us, oh God, from trusting in our power. Help us to trust in Your power. Help us to pray accordingly as we pray, even right now. God, help us realize we're talking to You, the king of the universe that has all authority and all power, sovereignly ruling and reigning over all things. Help us not to underestimate You in our praying. As we pray for others and serve others, help us to do that cognizant of Your power.
"We don't want to lead our lives to minister to others in our own power, strength, or ability. Forgive us, oh God, for our tendency to do that. Lord, help us to trust in You. Help us to seek You. Help us to believe You. God, give us greater faith, we pray. Lord, help us live with trust in Your power to do what would be impossible otherwise. We think about things that we're praying for, I'm guessing and supposing, in each of our lives right now. That we know if You don't come through, if You don't do it, it won't happen. We trust, oh God, that You have the power to do it. You have the power to answer these prayers, so we pray that You do it in a way that displays Your glory. Give us faith like that. "We pray in Jesus' name. Amen. (from Pray the Word, Back to the Bible)
For the Weary
Lord, I need You. Please help me sift through the things in my heart, my mind, and even the things on my calendar. Thank you for being the source of all the strength I ever need. Lead me with Your Spirit today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - by Gwen Smith, Girlfriends in God
For Strength and Wisdom
Thank you, Lord, for being there for me and allowing me to cry out to you in my times of need. It is amazing to me that the Lord of the Universe would take time to listen to me and to care about what I say. God, things are happening around me right now that I do not understand. Some of these things make me feel weak, helpless, and afraid. Even in this, I know that you are the Lord. I know the situation is in Your hands, and I trust You. I beseech you for strength and wisdom that I would be able to endure this situation and handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name. In Jesus' name. Amen.
In My Weakness, You Are Strong
Lord Jesus, You are my strength and my defense. I humble myself before You, and I declare in my weakness, You are strong. There is no other like You. Thank You for clothing me in Your power and righteousness. I am enough because of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - Arlene Pellicane, Encouragement for Today
Prayer for Strength against Sin
O God, in beautiful ways, you created and redeemed mankind. Give us steadfast minds to resist the allurements of sin so that we may attain the joys of eternal life. Hear us, O Lord. Amen.
Source: Gregorian Sacramentary
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Prayer For Divine Strength
O mightiest King, co-eternal with the Father, by your might you vanquished hell and trodden death under foot, you have bound the strong man, by your miraculous power and the radiance of your unspeakable Godhead you arose as the second Adam from the tomb. Send forth your invisible right hand, which is full of blessing, and bless us all. Pity us, O Lord, and strengthen us with your divine power. Take away the sinful and wicked influence of carnal desire. Let the light shine into our souls and dispel the surrounding darkness of sin. Unite us to the all-blessed assembly that is pleasing to you; for through you and with you, all praise, honor, power, adoration, and thanksgiving are due to the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Source: Liturgy of St. Mark, third century.
The Yoke of Christ
Jesus we come to You. We find rest in You. We need You. We need the pardon You give for our sin, we need the forgiveness You provide for our sin and we need You to help us walk with God. To obey God, to experience the delight of obedience to His commands. God, we need Your help through Christ to live this Christian life. We cannot do it on our own today. We couldn't do it yesterday, we can't do it tomorrow, we can't do it today. Please help us, we pray. Help us in such a way that we find rest for our souls as we abide in Jesus, as we walk in the yoke with Jesus, as we learn what it means to follow Jesus we pray that our souls will grow into greater and greater rest with You. Enjoyment of You, delight in You because of the work of Christ in us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. (from Forward, Back to the Bible)
The Strength to Survive
God, I thank You for providing everything we need to face difficulty with grace. I thank You for being present with me in pain. Please strengthen all the brothers and sisters who are persecuted for Your sake today. Help them to know they’re not forgotten in their suffering. Provide them with everything they need to stand strong. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - Rebekah from Sri Lanka, Encouragement for Today
Hope in the One Who Doesn't Grow Weary
Dear heavenly Father, I praise You for who You are, the Eternal God. Forgive me for the times I’ve placed my hope in anything other than You. There is no substitute. I pray You realign my heart to Yours, and grant me strength for this day in You and You alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - by Corrie Gerbatz, Encouragement for Today
Strength In Spiritual Warfare
Heavenly Father, each day is a struggle against sin and temptation. Give us the strength to overcome cruelty with grace, and hatred with love. God, remind us that our actions matter. We do not fight a physical battle but a spiritual one, and with each act of compassion we build your kingdom. Help us to be kingdom-builders today. Amen. - by Pastor Jack Graham
Prayer for God's Strength
Dear God, We thank you for the Power of your Word and your Presence over our lives. We thank you that no weapon formed against us will prosper, for greater are You who is in us, than he who is in the world. We pray that you will cast down every threat and accusation, every abusive word and cruel attack hurled our way. We praise you that nothing is impossible with you, that You are loving and gracious, full of mercy and might. We trust in you alone, to rise up strong on our behalf. Thank you that you are our Defender and Strong Tower, our Refuge and our Strength. Thank you that you fight for us today, and in our weakness, you make us strong. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen. -by Debbie McDaniel
For Unfailing Strength
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him.
Refresh Us, Strengthen Our Faith
We thank you, almighty Lord God, that you have refreshed us through the body and blood of your dear Son. We pray that through this, you would make us prosper with strong faith toward you and with fervent love among us all, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Source: Coburg Agende
God Guide Me
God guide me with your wisdom, God discipline me with your justice, God help me with your mercy, God protect me with your strength. God fill me with your fullness, God shield me with your shade, God fill me with your grace, for the sake of your Anointed Son. Jesus Christ, the Son of David, visiting Boy in the Temple,
sacrificial Lamb in the Garden, who died for me.
Source: Unknown, Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 65. English translation modified.
Bible Verses about Strength
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." ~ Philippians 4:13
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" ~ Isaiah 41:10
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31
"The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him." - Exodus 15:2
Strength Prayers ~ acollectionofprayers.com
Prayers for Strength - Finding Comfort and Hope ~ Crosswalk.com
Prayers For Strength And Guidance ~ Praywithme.com
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