Pain, suffering and weariness is a universal experience. No one is exempt. But the good news is there is a God who offers to help us every time we go through difficult situations. Help is just a prayer away. These prayers for strength have been compiled to aid us as we cry out to God. May these encourage us to seek Him as with the many others who have suffered ahead of us but still chose to cling to the grace of God. Take refuge and find renewed strength as you pray these from your heart.

Prayer for Strength When Sick

Holy Spirit, drive away from me all forms of sickness and disease. restore strength to my body and joy to my spirit, so that in my renewed health, I may bless and serve you, now and forevermore.

Prayer to a Gracious God

Gracious God, only source of life and health: Help, comfort, and relieve me, and give your power of healing to those who minister to my needs; that my weakness may be turned to strength and confidence in your loving care; for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

—Episcopal prayer

Prayer for Strength in God

O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

—Episcopal prayer

Paul’s Prayer

I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.

—Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, 3:16–17

A Prayer to Endure

Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel like I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life. I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial. Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom!

~ Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding

A Prayer for Strength Against 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.

~ Pastor Jack Graham

A Prayer for Strength to Surrender

Dear Heavenly Father, Your ways are higher than my ways. I pray for power and strength to surrender my way and follow your best way. I trust You Lord. In Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen.

~ Christina Patterson

A Prayer for Strength When You’re At Your Weakest

Lord Jesus, give me the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting my teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes me strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for me. Jesus, give me strength in my weakness. Amen.

~ Wendy van Eyck

A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

~ Jennifer Rothschild

A Prayer for Guidance When Life is Challenging

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me be like Nehemiah, help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. As I face tough choices and hard situations, help me remember my belovedness, help me remember that I am Your child and Your representative to the world around me. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

~ Charles Stanley

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. 

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

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)

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

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

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.

Prayer Of Strength For Service

Thank You, Father, that You are faithful to equip all those whom You call into Your service, so that they may carry out and complete the work that You have prepared for them to do. Lord, You know my own limitations and inabilities and I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit, You would furnish me with the necessary skill and graces to fulfil all that You would have me do.

Thank You, Father, that You are the same yesterday, today and forever and just as You went ahead of so many of Your saints of old and furnished them with the abilities and capacity to fulfil the tasks that they were given, so too I pray that You will graciously carry out Your good purpose in my life. And Father, just as You promised to be with both Moses and Isaiah in the work that each was called to do, so I trust You to strengthen and support me in all that You have set before me. And may I do everything as unto the Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Strength In The Day Of Trouble

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your promise to strengthen me in the midst of all my trials and difficulties. I know that without You I can do nothing, but You have promised that I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Praise Your name for Your grace is truly sufficient.

Your strength is a precious hope in my heart and I pray that I can rest in this truth, knowing that You will give me the strength to face all the problems in life that are facing me right now, and a bright hope for tomorrow.

Dear Jesus, I know that without You that I can do nothing, but thanks be to God that I can do all things through Christ, Who gives me the strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Perfect Power Of Christ – In Me

Loving Lord, I know that I have a little strength and that in my own power I would fall apart. But I praise Your name that Your grace is sufficient for all my needs and that Your power is made perfect in my own weakness.

Father, I long for the power of Christ to rest and remain in me and to dwell richly in me, so that like the apostle Paul I can even rejoice in my weakness, because Your power is upholding and sustaining me every step of the way.

Praise Your holy name for the perfect power that is Christ, is also perfecting me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For Resilience

Lord, your Word promises that you “will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Your Truth nourishes the root of our hearts, helping us bloom in the desert. Your love revitalizes us when circumstances threaten to dehydrate out faith.

When we are surrounded by the dryness of uncertainties, fears, or change, saturate us with Your presence, pour Your peace into every fiber of our being until we radiate with resilience.

No matter where you have us planted, help us bloom for Your glory. We love you. We need you. We praise you. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Your Loving Support

God, oh God, it is you I seek. And, with your constant loving support I will even try to seek you in lost causes, those dark and forgotten places that I can’t imagine you present. And yet you are there. Help me to be there too, seeking, finding, proclaiming your goodness even as the day darkens and my spirit draws back to my false safety of self. Fill me with wonder of your goodness, replacing my self doubt with confidence in you and your sure and steady help.

Give Me Strength

Dear Oh God, I ask not for easier tasks. I ask for stronger aptitudes and greater talents to meet any tasks which may come my way.

Help me to help others so that their lives may be made easier and happier. Strengthen my confidence in my fellow men in spite of what they may do or say.

Give me strength to live according to the Golden Rule, enthusiasm to inspire those around me, sympathy to help lighten the burdens of those who suffer, and a spirit of joy and gladness to share with others.

– attributed to Harry Bullis, former chairman of General Mills