Best Prayers to tackle hard times
Walking and talking to the Lord on a daily basis ensures that you are living by his will. These powerful prayers for faith and guidance will encourage you every step of the way.
Walk by Faith Prayer
Everlasting Father, thank you for your showering love throughout the generations. By trust , I see your mighty hand in creation and in the lives of your people throughout history. By faith, your children have followed you through the wilderness. By faith, your people have called out to you for peace and mercy. By faith in Jesus, your children have been rescued from sin. Help me to have faith in your promises. Help me to fix my attention on you as I run the race of life. Help me to live by faith and not by sight. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Dear God, you created me and you love me. My situation do not define me, my identity is being your child. Your word says that, although people plan their journey in their hearts, it is you who establishes our steps. Whatever I do today, your loving eye is on me and you have promised to guide me. I can do anything without you giving me the strength to do it. The needs of my heart can only be satisfied in you. Guide my steps, Lord, to follow you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Faith in Jesus Prayer
Great Father, thank you for hearing and answering my prayers. Hear my prayer for faith. When Jesus saw the paralytic man being lowered through the roof, he saw the faith of the man’s friends. Their faith was a belief that Jesus could do something about their situation. Give me that same confidence anad faith . Help me to come to you with all my problems and pressures, knowing that if I come to you, you can change the situation. You are the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God. To you be honor and glory forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Show Me Your Ways Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, when I am uncertain about what I should do, show me your ways. When I don’t know which way to turn, teach me your paths. Help me to be attentive to your voice as you guide me through life. Your word is a lamp for my feet. You are my Savior, you have rescued me from sin and I ask that you would protect me from making sinful choices. Shine the light of your love into my confusion. Bring clarity to my mind. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Faithful Father Prayer
Great Father, help my faith to grow as I believe of your faithfulness that never fails. Help my faith to grow as I look to the cross and see Jesus breaking the chains of sin and death. Help my faith to grow as I look to the empty tomb and see Jesus rising triumphantly from the grave. Help me to move mountains in faith. In the name of Jesus Christ, all things are possible. My faith will grow as a response to your love and mercy. Help me to trust you with every part of my life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Follow Your Ways Prayer
Heavenly Father, your word says that you will always guide us . Let me lean on you with all my heart instead of relying on my own imperfect understanding. Give me clear guidance in my life Lord. You will satisfy my needs when I feel frustrated and you will strengthen me when life makes me weary. Help me to follow your ways as you lead me into a life of fruitfulness and joy. As I bow to you, I know that you will direct my paths and I can have confidence that your direction is always the best way to go. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Increase My Faith Prayer
Mighty God, thank you for being faithful and fulfilling all your promises. You have said that faith comes through hearing the word of God. Open my ears that I may be attentive to your voice. Help me to listen and respond. Remind me that you are trustworthy. You never fail your children. Increase my faith to know that neither death nor life, angels or rulers, things present or future, height or depth, or anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from your love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Guide My Steps Prayer
Lord, my Rock, thank you for being the light of the world, guiding my steps on your path. Your word says that if I trust in you with all my heart and do not lean on my own understanding, submitting to you in all my ways, then you will make my paths straight. Guide my words, thoughts and deeds. You are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask or imagine, according to the power at work within me. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Filled with Faith Prayer
All-knowing Jesus, thank you for being y protector and provider. Your word says that I am justified by faith, not by works. I do not obey you in order to earn acceptance, I am accepted by faith in Jesus. You do not hear my prayers because I have earned the right to be heard but because of faith in Jesus. Let me be filled with faith and find freedom in that life of faith. Lord, bless me and keep me, make your face shine upon me. Turn your face towards me and give me peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Loving Father, please send your Holy Spirit to guide me. You said that your Spirit will teach me all things and guide me into all truth. I ask you for guidance and direction now Lord and pray that you would answer my request. You are a perfectly good Father who only ever gives good gifts to his children. When I become confused with the decisions that are placed before me, please give me the peace that includes all understanding. Clear my mind to follow you with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Mustard Seed Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you know my every need. You said that if I have faith as small as a mustard seed, I can move mountains, that nothing will be impossible for me. Lord, my faith feels so weak but I thank you that you are strong. It is not the power of my faith that does the impossible but it is your power. Let my faith increase as I trust in your power. With you, nothing is impossible. May your grace be with my spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
God of all wisdom, you have promised that if anybody lacks wisdom, we should ask you, and you will give us that wisdom. I ask you for wisdom now Lord. Help me to make wise decisions that are for my good and your glory. When I don’t know which way to go, I ask that I would know your presence near me, guiding me in the right direction. I do not want to go anywhere without you Lord, because being in your presence is the best place for me. Protect me from harm and direct my steps. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Faith Will Rise Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you are the God who can calm any storm. Like the disciples, my faith often falters as I look around at my circumstances. Help my faith to rise as I know that you are with me in the midst of the storm. May I be awestruck by your majesty and power. As I am tossed around by the winds and waves of life, may my faith grow as I set my eyes on you. You have the power to transform any situation with a single word. May I live a life that glorifies you. In your mighty name. Amen.
Creator God, you made me and you know me better than anyone else. You know me better than I know myself. Your eyes watched over my development in my mother’s womb and all my days are written in your book before I was even born. Help me to trust in your providence Lord. You are my provider and protector. You are my wisdom and my light. Guide my thoughts, words, and actions as I live my life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Trust in God Prayer
Creator God, you are the author and sustainer of the universe. Every cell in my body is held together by your word. Increase my faith as I am reminded of your sustaining power. As I see you provide for all your creatures may I grow in faith that you will provide for all my needs. May I follow the words of Jesus and consider the provision of food for the birds and of beauty for the flowers, letting creation fuel my faith. May I trust in your providence throughout my life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Guidance and Peace Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you have plans for me that are for my good and your glory. Your word says that you will always guide me, you will satisfy my needs and strengthen my body. Give me the strength to follow your Holy Spirit as you guide me through my life. May I be given wisdom and direction in every decision I face. May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Strengthen My Faith Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you are the author and finisher of our faith. You told your disciples that you prayed that their faith would not fail. I ask that you would strengthen my faith Lord, that it would not fail in times of trouble but that I would continue to hold onto you. You also told your disciples that they should use this faith to strengthen each other. Use me to help strengthen the faith of my friends and family and may I also be strengthened by them. Help me to trust in you with every part of my life. Through your powerful name. Amen.
King of Kings Prayer
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, thank you that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. You have promised that you will make all things work together for my good. Remind me that Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to dwell in my heart to guide me, teach me and remind me of your promises. May I be sensitive to hear your voice and follow your lead, wherever you may go. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with my spirit. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Heroes of the Faith Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are faithful to your people. Help my faith to grow as I learn from the faith of your people. Like Noah, give me the faith to follow you when no one around me does. Like Abraham, give me the faith to follow you into a future that is unknown. Like Joseph, give me the faith to follow you when things don’t seem to be going to plan. Like Moses, give me the faith to follow you when the obstacles in front of me seem impossible to overcome. Increase my faith, Lord. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Light in Darkness Prayer
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer, thank you for being the source of all true joy in life. You have said that, to those who ask, it will be given, to those who seek, it will be found and to those who knock, the door will be opened. Hear my prayer and shine your light of life onto me as I walk through the darkness. Guide my feet into the path of peace. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Examples of Faith Prayer
God of Jacob, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Help my faith to grow as I learn from the faith of your people. Like David, give me the faith to trust you when confronted by giants. Like the prophets, give me the faith to trust your word. Like Mary, give me the faith to trust you when my world seems to be turned upside down. Like the disciples give me the faith to trust you when things don’t go the way I expect. Transform my life Lord and fill me with faith. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Firm Foundation Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are my shield and my strength. The Bible says that you have plans and a purpose for me, plans to prosper me not to harm me. Please help me to look to you to establish my steps and illuminate my path. May my feet stand on the firm foundation of you, my God. You are the God of hope. Fill me with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit I may abound in hope. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
All-Knowing God, thank you that you can satisfy my every desire and need. Your word says that faith is the substance of things hoped for, a confidence in things that can not be seen. Please help me to look beyond the things my eyes can see and trust in you. May Christ dwell in my heart through faith so that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may have the strength to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. May I be filled with all the fullness of God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank you that you give the gift of abundant, eternal life. Your word says that you will give wisdom to anyone who asks. Hear my prayer for wisdom and answer me, Lord. Guide me in the decisions I have to make today. May your Spirit lead me in every choice I make. You are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask or imagine, according to the power at work within me. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Comfort and Peace Prayer
Forgiving Father, thank you that you are great to fulfill all your promises. You have enlightened that, even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Remind me that everything good in my life comes from you. May I follow you with my entire life as you lead the way to the best life for me. May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.