7 Prayers For Strength When You Feel You Have None

Sometimes, we go thru very difficult situations–ones that we can’t fathom or understand.  It could be losing a loved one, having a hard time in marriage, not getting respect when you feel like you should, losing things of importance, or feeling like you’re failing.  There are so many situations that can be difficult to navigate and overcome.

 

In these times, pondering the right decision or what to do next can simply compile more stress.  It’s in the very difficult times that we REALLY need God.  We can rest in Him, and know that He can care for us, but sometimes, we may still struggle to muster the words to say.

 

prayers for strengthI’ve had very difficult situations happen…

 

Where I’m not sure what I should do.  In these times, I understand why King Solomon asked for wisdom instead of anything else.

 

In all reality, making the right decision (especially in hard times) and collecting the strength to monopolize your attention onto other things can be the HARDEST thing to do.

 

Here are 7 prayers for strength when you feel you have none…

 

1. Praying the Promises for Strength

 

He has promised redemption for us.  The things we experience now are temporary and serve a temporal purpose.  There will be a time where He will return and wipe away all of the struggles we have in this life, and we place our hope in knowing the struggles of today are not the struggles of eternity.

 

Here are a few scriptures that you can pray as promises to God.

 

Here are a few Scriptures:

 

Isaiah 43:1-3 

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Luke 12:25-26 

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Philippians 4:6

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 27: 1-3

The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me,it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;though war break out against me,even then I will be confident.

Joshua 1:9

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Psalm 145: 18-19

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

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

Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

 

prayers for strengthIf you wanted to Pray them as Promises, You Would…

 

1. Take the scripture and meditate on it’s truth.  It’s not a maybe.  Scripture’s not giving a suggestion.  Often times, it’s an “If” and “then” equation.  For example: Isaiah 43:1-3 tells us that when you…

 

Pass thru the waters, Pass thru the rivers, or walk thru fire

 

Then God will…

 

Be with you, make sure they don’t overwhelm you, and ensure they don’t consume you.

 

Immediately when you read this and think about what he’s saying, you may not believe it, but scripture says “Faith comes by hearing”, therefore, you need to continue to meditate on the scripture so you can rest in His word and build confidence in what it says.

 

Then, once you’ve grasped what God is saying to you, pray something like:

 

Lord, your word says:

 

” Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

 

Because your Word says it, I believe that when I pass thru waters, rivers, or fire, that you’ll make sure to be with me, they won’t overwhelm me, and I won’t be burned.  I thank you for the promises you’ve stated.  This situation that I’m experiencing now seems like intense waters, rivers, and fire, and I need you to be with me as it says in your Word.  I’m coming to you as my refuge in this time, and I’m asking for your rest in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

You can Go Thru Several Scriptures and Identify What God’s asked you to do in exchange for What He will do, and Pray His promises.

 

prayers for strength2. Praying Scriptures for Strength

 

There’s so many prayer warriors in the Bible, when you can’t muster the words to say, you can simply pray a scripture that’s in the Bible.  Here are some great scriptures for strength that you can pray or meditate on.

 

You can take these scriptures and simply repeat them to take capture thoughts you might have that aren’t consistent with the thoughts of God.

 

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Psalm 138:3 

When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

Psalm 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 62:1-2

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 112: 1, 7-8

Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

Psalm 91:1-2

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.”

Psalm 112: 1, 7-8

Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

 

3. Praying thru Singing Songs for Strength

 

Praise and worship is a great way to escape from focusing on the problems in front of us, and retune our minds to the God that’s bigger than all of this.

 

 

When you sing these songs, remind yourself that God is bigger than your circumstances and hold onto the faith that He will bring you thru.

 

4. Pouring Your Heart Out

 

Sometimes, we just have to cry and release what’s on our hearts.  It can be ugly, unplanned, undisciplined, and unorthodox.  We can be real, open, and honest with God.

 

Find a way to tune out your surroundings: maybe by using a prayer shawl, going to a closet, or simply closing your eyes and praying quietly.  Then, realize your deepest concerns and cast all those concerns to the Lord in prayer.

 

5. Journaling Your Prayer for Strength

 

For some people (like me), they may find writing to be an effective way to communicate. Writing is a form of expression that allows things you’re thinking to come out in a different way.

 

You can also go back and reflect on challenges you had in the past, and remember how God brought you thru them.

 

Journaling could be a very effective way to realize your concerns and to communicate them to God.  He’s omniscient and not limited by any method of communication.

 

prayers for strength6. Praying with a Partner

 

God loves agreement between His children and there’s great comfort in partnering with someone else to pray.  Sometimes, you may not have the words to pray, but your partner will.

 

Your prayer partner could be a spouse, friend, or simply a minister of God.  You want someone who you can trust to pray with you without worrying about negative after effects from revealing personal issues.

 

7. Meditating and Speaking Blessings

 

Sometimes, we lose strength because of the words we keep reiterating to ourselves.  We may have monopolized our attentions by negativity, and it can happen so easily!

 

Here’s an example scenario…

 

You studied very hard for a test for school, but you still failed.  You get the chance to retake the test, but you don’t have the strength or motivation to study again because your mind is consumed by how much time you spent before to get the failing grade.

 

In times like this, you have to start by changing the momentum of your thoughts.  If your mind is consumed by the bad, then you can’t steer yourself to react with the actions necessary for a good outcome.  This is where meditating and speaking blessings comes in.

 

Simple blessings are effective like “I can do this” or “God will get me thru this”.  Taking time to close your eyes and visualize a good outcome rather than focusing on a bad outcome can also help loads with helping you build momentum and strength.

A Playlist with Prayers for Strength

 

Here’s a playlist of videos I’ve compiled to give you even more prayers for strength.  You can skip thru to find what’s helpful for you.

 

 

Final Words on Prayers for Strength

 

The goal of this article was to show you 7 prayers for strength when you feel you have none.  I hope this article was encouraging to you and motivates you to rest in God with this!  If you have questions or concerns about this, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section.  I’d love to help you out!

 

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Now, it’s Your Turn…

 

How do you pray to God when you need strength and you feel you have none?  What would you say to a brother or sister in Christ you feels like they have no strength?  Did I leave anything out?  Leave your comments, questions, and feedback below.

 

About the Author Tiffany Domena

Hi! I'm Tiffany. I'm a mom, wife, Internet Marketing Consultant, and the founder of KOHA. My passion is to share everything I know about applying the Bible to daily life, starting a ministry, and scaling a ministry online.

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Alice says May 28, 2018

Thank you for a very encouraging article, I enjoyed your compilation of videos.

When I first came to the saving knowledge of Christ, I thought that every problem, difficulty and heartache will automatically disappear. But it was quite the opposite. In fact, I felt like they have multiplied.

I only realized later on that every child of God will have to face trials and difficulties as part of God’s discipline and character building. The good news is, God is always there to help us through as He has promised.

It’s pretty hard to pray, read your Bible and worship, especially when we are faced with so many problems and difficulties. But as you said, it’s during these tough times that we must hold on to the promises of God.

Whenever I am faced with difficulties and I find it hard to pray and read my Bible, I’ll just take my guitar and start praising and worshiping God. I will pour my heart out and just soak in His presence.

One last thing, do you believe that God’s promises are conditional? Meaning, we will only receive them (God’s promises) as a result of our obedience to Him? We all agree that God’s love is unconditional, what about His promises, including His promise to strengthen, comfort and help us out during difficult times?

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    Tiffany Domena says May 28, 2018

    That’s a great question Alice! I believe some of the promises are conditional.  Some say they apply to specific people like those promises He made to the Levites.  We can inquire that God do for us as He’s done for them, but some promises are conditional.  I also believe some promises were meant for after Jesus returns like “no more pain, no more suffering, etc.”.  He says we can have grace now, but we will have struggles and things while we anticipate the return of the Messiah. Hopefully that answers your question. Thanks for stopping by!

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