When you are looking to deepen your faith in Christ, try out one of these powerful short prayers for hope, strength, and faith to keep you encouraged.
Better Future Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for your son, Jesus. Through him, we get to enjoy a great future. But Lord, we go through so many trials that leave us feeling discouraged and hopeless about the future. So many bad things are happening today that are causing me to lose hope in the great future that you have promised. Give me hope and strength that I may be able to stand in faith and continue to walk in your great plans. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Feeling Helpless Prayer
O Lord, I am helpless. I don’t know where to run to right now but in your presence. Things are not working out for my good; it is from one problem to another. I am struggling financially, and my health is deteriorating. Fill my heart with hope that I may fight for my healing in faith. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me. Rescue me and lift my head high, Father. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Weak Faith Prayer
Father God, my faith has weakened. I keep doubting so many things that you have promised us. The devil is feeling my mind with doubtful thoughts, making it hard for me to remain in faith. I don’t feel spiritually strong anymore. The harder I try to remain in faith, the more I fail. Purify my mind from all the lies of the enemy and give me a deeper revelation of your word. Remind me of your unconditional love, that I may continue walking in your ways. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Better Life Prayer
Lord God, fill my heart with hope for a better life. Lift me that my foes may not rejoice over me. Give me the strength to live one step at a time. Help me to regard the works of your hands that hope may rise on the inside, and my faith may build up. I greatly rejoice in you, and with my song, I give you praise. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Walk in Your Light Prayer
Lord, I cry unto you in my distress. Do not be silent, for I am discouraged and weak. Hear my supplications O Lord, for you are my strength and shield. I trust in you always, and I am helped. May I always walk in your light that I may fight the good fight of faith. Be my saving strength always that I may see your goodness in the land of the living. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Dear God, I will praise you with all my heart. I will speak about your marvelous work. I will rejoice and sing your praise. Be my refuge and strength in times of trouble, for I put my trust in you. Give me endurance for my sorrows have multiplied. May the joy of the Lord be my strength even in hopeless situations. Strengthen and uphold me with your righteous right hand. You are my God; I will praise you forever. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
King of glory, it is written in your word that those who seek you lack no good thing. Lord, I seek you today, for I am overwhelmed. There is so much for me to do, and I don’t know how to balance it all. Sometimes I feel like quitting, but God, I can’t stop being a parent or walk away from my career. I need to be there for my family and to do what you have called me to do in the marketplace. Please give me divine strength that I may keep on doing great exploits for your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
O Lord, sometimes it is just easier to hold on to pain and disappointment than it is to surrender to you. But holding on does not make things better if anything; they only become worse. So today, I choose to surrender all my problems, disappointment, and pain to you. Father, deliver my soul from the wicked with your sword and cause me to triumph over them. Protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Spiritual Attack Prayer
Father, you are my rock and fortress, my deliverer and strength. I put my trust in you completely. Please, Lord, attend to my cry and give ear to my prayer. Deliver me speedily and put me out of the net that the enemy has secretly laid for me. Lord, have mercy on me, for I am in trouble. Give me divine strength for my strength fails, and my life is spent with grief. I will keep trusting in you for you are my God, and my times are in your hands. Thank you, Father, for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Challenging Times Prayer
Heavenly Father, my family, and friends have abandoned me because I am struggling financially. Instruct me in the way that I should go and guide me with your eye. Surround me with your mercy, for I trust in you. Deliver me from all my fears and cause me to triumph over all my enemies. Lord, turn my mourning into dancing that I may shout for joy and glorify your name. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Dealing with Failure Prayer
Lord, I feel so embarrassed because I have failed miserably in my marriage, and now I’m on the verge of getting a divorce. You hate divorce, and I do not want to go through this. Come to my rescue, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to fight against the schemes of the enemy. Send confusion into the camp of the enemy that has risen against me and cause his plans to fail. Restore my marriage and cause us to love ourselves unconditionally. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Hard Year Prayer
Father God, this year is proving to be very hard for my family and me. We are struggling financially, our health is failing, and we no longer live in peace and harmony like before. Lord, my hope is in you; deliver us from all our troubles. Help us to enjoy good health and open financial doors. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for delivering us from trouble and preserving us, Amen.
Heavenly Father, I want to thank you for calling me into the marketplace. Thank you for putting me in this world and the market at such a time that I may make a difference for the glory of your holy name. But Lord, I am already facing many challenges that are causing me to be anxious. Help me to be strong and courageous that I may be able to run this business successfully. Give me divine strength to keep going even when things are difficult and not working my way. May I always remember that this is not about me or about making money but about bringing glory to your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Jesus, thank you for my beautiful family. Lord, help us to continue putting our trust in you every day. May we be a source of encouragement to one another. Above all else, help us to always turn to you for strength. Lord, let your joy be our strength all the days of our lives. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Blessed Father, preserve and keep me alive. Strengthen me on my bed of sickness and sustain me on my sickbed. Have mercy and heal my soul, for I have sinned against you and you alone. Remove disease from my body and restore health. Cause me to walk in divine strength and to enjoy your goodness in the land. Blessed be your name O Lord for you are the help of my countenance and my God. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Guard My Heart Prayer
Dear God, the temptations of this world are becoming too strong. Sometimes I become too scared that I will not manage to stay strong to the end. Holy Spirit, help me to guard my heart by centering my thoughts on the word of God and not the things of this world. Convict my heart whenever I stray from the path that you set for me and draw me to the heart of worship. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Negative Thinking Prayer
Oh Lord, your word says that I have the mind of Christ, but I am struggling with thoughts that do not glorify your name. When I wake up in the morning, these thoughts flood my mind, and I keep struggling with them throughout the day. I feel so bad and ashamed; I do not want to think this way anymore. Purify my mind and fill me with thoughts of hope and faith. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Faith in the Unseen God Prayer
O God, I get mocked by my family and friends for believing in a God who is not seen. But I know you exist, and you’re the true living God who is and who was. Nobody can take your place. When my faith is challenged, help me to stand firm in your word, which is true and living. May I always remember the good things that you have done for me that I may continue to stand firm in the faith. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, as I read your word, let it become alive so that unbelief can be removed from my heart. Uproot the stronghold of unbelief from my heart and let your light dispel the darkness in my heart that is causing me not to believe in your word. Remove any barricades that have been placed in my heart by the enemy to cause me to doubt you and walk in unbelief. May I accept the love you have for me and walk in it for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Defeat Worry Prayer
Lord Jesus, you tell us in the word not to worry about what we shall eat, drink, or put on. But the truth is sometimes I find myself worrying about my basic needs. I become overwhelmed by thoughts of defeat and see myself as a failure in life. Lord, help me to defeat these evil thoughts because I know they’re lies from the enemy. Set a standard over my mind and help me to focus on your word, for it is the truth. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
The Broken Hearted Prayer
Lord, my heart is broken into a thousand pieces. The people I loved the most have disappointed me by planning evil against me so that I can fall and be ashamed. May your word bring hope in my heart. May it revive and help me to find comfort in you. Mend my heart with your love and help me to walk in your strength. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Single Mother Prayer
Gracious Lord, you overcame death on the cross, and because of that, we are victorious. As I start life as a single mum, help me to become victorious in all that I do. Give me hope and strength to take care of my children in a way that is pleasing to you, Lord. I don’t know how I’ll do it, but I know you’re with me and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Lord Jesus, when temptation seems so strong, help me to put my hope in you knowing that just the way you overcame temptation while you were on earth, you will help me to overcome. Give me the strength to fight against the lies of the enemy and help me to remain firm in faith when I stumble and fall. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, my body is hurting, I am in so much pain, and I feel like quitting this fight. But you sent your son Jesus to die on the cross for me. It is because of that, I’m whole and healed. Grant me faith to stand firm on your healing promises that I may experience wholeness and restoration in my body. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Eternal Life Prayer
Oh, heavenly Father, thank you for your son Jesus for, in him, I find hope for eternal life. Thank you for that great love for us. Help us to spread your word that other people all over the world may know about your son Jesus and receive him as their Lord and Savior. May they find hope and strength in him and serve him faithfully so that they can enjoy eternal life. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
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Touch me, O Lord, and fill me with your light and your hope. Amen. Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil. Amen.
The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration.
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for Family Strength
All-powerful God and Father, I pray that you give my family strength. In difficult times and in times of plenty, help us to grow closer to you in your holy word. May I set a good example for my children so that they may know your love and goodness. Amen.
Lord, I give you all that I am this day. Please brush away my weariness, so that I may be inspired in my work. Help me to discover new ways to reveal your love to all I meet. Keep my mind clear and focused on all I need to achieve, and give me the wisdom to overcome difficulties and find solutions.
A Prayer for Hope Today
God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in wildest dreams (Eph 3:20). God, you are my hope and I trust you. Amen.
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Father in heaven, I stand before You today in Your omnipotent presence to ask that You grant me strength. I want You to give me the strength to power through all of the tasks today — whether little or big. It is by Your will that I live oh Lord. And I know it is also by Your will I will not go weak today.
For example: “God, please help me get some sleep tonight, but if not, help me to have enough energy to be pleasant and hard working anyway.” “God, please bless that my child will get over this sickness and feel better, but if not, help us to trust in Thee and be patient with each other.” “God, please bless that I will ...
Daily Prayer for God's Help
Heavenly Father, I am in need. O God, I cry out for your help! The storms in my life are unrelenting and I'm drowning. Yet, I will lift my eyes to you, for my help comes from you, the creator of heaven and earth.
Lord, I believe, but help with my unbelief! Help my head and my heart and my soul to believe in you and trust in you fully, without a doubt, knowing that in you all things are possible. Lord, strengthen my faith! Amen.
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Thus, Lord, I ask that you lead me today and give me guidance, direction, clarity, and wisdom into your truth. God, order my steps by your Holy Spirit, let my choices be guided by your word, let me not go ahead of you. I humbly ask for your guidance and direction today as I go through life.
You are my God and I know you can deliver me. I ask this in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Prayer on a Beautiful Morning
Our Father in heaven, how we love you; how you love us. A new day unfolds, and we desire that it is infused with our worship of you. As we turn our eyes on the beauty of you, our spirits lift and find peace. Please pour out your Spirit upon us today, so we can worship in fresh ways.
Simple prayer of thanks
We thank you for your goodness, your mercy and your grace. Help us to carry these wonderful gifts in our own hearts and lives. May we minster these to all the world. Amen.
God, please help me to make peace with yesterday and have an open mind and heart for today. Help me to be a blessing. Help me to see the good around me, the good in others, and the good in myself. Fill me with happy thoughts and a thankful heart. Guide me into living like you, with selflessness and love.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"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."
For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The Eucharistic Celebration is the greatest and highest act of prayer, and constitutes the centre and the source from which even the other forms receive "nourishment": the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic adoration, Lectio divina, the Holy Rosary, meditation.
The Apostle's Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried.
Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong and loving arms.
I've heard it said that God answers prayers in one of three ways. God says “Yes,” and you receive what you ask for. God says “No,” and you have to accept it and move on. Or God says “Not Yet,” and you learn to be patient and wait.
- FIVE WAYS GOD SPEAKS TO US.
- Through His still, small voice inside our hearts.
- Through the rhema word of God.
- Through a sense of peace.
- Through open and closed doors.
- Through other people.
Through the scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm. We can also feel that everything will be fine when we follow the Father's will.
God, please bring a miracle into my life. I know that you can do the impossible in my life and I am trusting in your promises. Thank you for being a God who sees and hears my every need. In Jesus' name, amen.
Just ask yourself, “What does God mean to me?” and “What has he done for you?” Now praise and thank Him for it.
Prayer for Happiness and Peace in Life
“Dear Lord, I pray that you bless me with true happiness and peace in life. Lead me away from hate and anger toward love. From restless mind and anxiety, give me peace. Lead me from fear of death to eternal life.
Holy Spirit, lead me into a closer walk with you through the gift of prayer. Grant me your blessing, and help me to recognize the blessings you have already given me. Amen.
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Prayer for financial help and stability
Dear God, your word says that you will supply all our needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). I believe what you said. Your word does not return back void (Isaiah 55:11), so if your word says it, you will do it.
When I feel weak and limited, I will put my trust in you and remember that your power is limitless. When my problems feel impossible, I will hand them over to you, for whom all things are possible. Amen.
The first step is to let God know that you need him and want His help. Second, ask God for His direction and for strength to stand firm in His promises. We often need help because of our past choices and sin. Ask God to help you focus on his compassion and grace to lift you out of your despair and heart ache.
By a representative of persons belonging to different religious present on the occasion, e.g. Christian, Islam, Hindu, Jain, Buddha, Sikh, Zoroastrians etc. It is a main short prayer from each religion.
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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
"The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." "There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." "Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure."
Psalm 23:1–6 -
"God, You are my shepherd, I lack nothing. You make me lie down in green pastures, You lead me beside still waters, You restore my soul. You lead me in paths of righteousness for Your name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me!
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"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."
He postulated that there are three main things that make up hopeful thinking: Goals – Approaching life in a goal-oriented way. Pathways – Finding different ways to achieve your goals. Agency – Believing that you can instigate change and achieve these goals.
Psalm 9:9 “The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.”
Thinking about all that you are grateful for puts things in a new and happier perspective, which naturally makes you more hopeful. You can practice gratitude by writing down daily three to five things you are grateful for in a journal. Alternatively, you can think grateful thoughts before you start or end your day.
Because God loves you, you can show your trust in Him by talking about all your feelings and circumstances with Him — the good and hard — through prayer. Don't let your emotions rule your life; bring them to God so He can help you address them. He is not disappointed or frustrated by your struggles, doubts or pain.
We have reason to hope because God has offered us forgiveness in Christ and, therefore, has declared us righteous. There is now no condemnation for us, even when the battle against the flesh seems unbeatable and our own hearts condemn us.
The Benefits of Hope
- Hope can bring us joy and peace in the midst of turmoil.
- Hope can give us courage, strength and boldness instead of fear.
- Hope can provide endurance and patience instead of tempting us to quit.
- Hope can offer confidence in the face of doubt.
Hope is a Gift
He gives us the power to hope and that is a demonstration of God's love for us. Hope given by him works together to give us confidence, joy, peace, power and love.
Teach me, Lord, not to depend wholly on my own thoughts and opinions. I need your wisdom to do the right thing at the right time. Oh Lord, help me with the wisdom to choose rightly – and to choose the right way in Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen.
SEEK GOD'S COUNSEL THROUGH HIS WORD
Simply, talk to God and ask Him to show you His will and read your Bible. These things must be connected to making a wise and godly decision. God will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ask you to make a decision that goes against His word…