prayer for strength

Prayer For Strength With Scriptures: God Give Me Strength

I have a lot going on in my life. I need strength to get through it all. With prayers and Bible scriptures, I find the strength to get through another day.

Life is hard and there are so many things that can distract us from our daily walk with God. We all know how important prayer is, but sometimes we just don’t feel inspired to pray or we’re not sure what to pray about. Today I want to share with you 20 Powerful prayers for strength. Each one of these prayers is specifically for strength!

Whatever reason you need strength this day be it a sickness that is weighing you down, a frustrating job, a divorce, a broken relationship, the loss of a loved one, or anything else at all I am sure that God will hear and answer your prayers.

Before you begin praying, I’ve underlined a biblical passage to assist you in focusing on God’s words and accepting His gifts of strength. No matter what your circumstance, reading God’s word gives you authority and power over it.

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Prayer for Strength in Loneliness

Psalm 23:4 NLT 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.

Lord, I feel so alone right now Lord. Please give me the strength to go on. Help me find hope in your everlasting arms and let my fears not take over but rather point me towards you who is greater than any fear I could possibly imagine. Help me to remember that as you walk with me through this valley, the shadows only cause the reality of your presence to be all the more real and comforting.

I pray that as I go throughout my day Lord, that if I feel alone that you would help me reach out for support from those around me so that I might not feel so alone. Help me to see your hand in my life, even when I can’t feel it. Let this be a testament to others of how faithful you really are and that despite how dark it may seem, you never leave us or forsake us.

May the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Prayer for Strength in parenting

Ephesians 6:4 (NLT) Fathers, do not exasperate your children by coming down hard on them.

Lord help me to be patient with my children today, they are very challenging and I’m finding it hard to be patient. Lord give me strength! Help me not to lose my temper or yell at them because that will only make matters worse. Rather let your spirit guide me in how I should respond Lord, if only through prayer and meditation on your word.

Make me an example of love and patience to my children, for I know that I am setting the tone in our home by how I respond. Teach me to discipline kindly and with encouragement so that my children will learn from me not by what I say but by what I do. Let them see you working through me as I follow your example.

I pray this for their sake, Lord! Let them see your compassion and mercy play out in my parenting so that they will learn how to respond to those who make mistakes. Thank you, Lord, In Jesus Name Amen.

Prayer for Strength at Work

Colossians 3:23-24 NLT Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Lord am tired of this work, it’s frustrating to work for someone who is so ungrateful. Today Lord give me strength to continue doing what I know is right, help me to find peace even when others around me are falling apart. Help me not be affected by the actions of others but rather stay grounded in your love.

Above all else Lord let my work bring glory unto you, not to man. Let it be an act of worship towards you so that those I work with will see your grace and love. I pray that my work would be a testimony of how great you are and how much you care for those you created.

I pray this for your Glory and for my joy in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for strength to avoid gossip

Matthew 18:15 (NLT) If your fellow believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back.

If someone has offended me today Lord, I choose not to speak of it or spread rumors but rather to bring the issue before you and trust you to resolve it. I pray that if anyone has offended me today Lord, that they would be open to talking with me about what happened. Give me the strength to seek peace in my heart.

I know that bringing my problems before you bring about resolution, thank You, God! Please help me to forgive those who have hurt me in the same way you have forgiven me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Proverbs 18:8 (NLT) The words of gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.

Prayer for strength to forgive

Romans 12:19 (NLT) Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:32 (NLT) Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

You know my heart, Lord; I am hurt, and as a result, I am full of bitterness and unforgiveness. Help me Lord to forgive those who have hurt me and to release them into your care. I can’t change them but I know you can, I ask that you would heal the brokenness in my heart and replace it with forgiveness Lord.

Please help me let go of these feelings so that they do not hold me back from fully loving you and living my life in a Christ-centered way.

I know that I have been forgiven by you, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1 John 1:9 NLT If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Prayer for strength to overcome fear

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) 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.

Lord, I pray that as I approach this day you reassure me of your Love for me & surround me with Peace & Strength! I know the devil desires to destroy my peace and make me afraid but not today- You have overcome him and his plans because of Jesus! I rest in your plan for me today.

I thank you now Lord & I pray this over my life in the name of Jesus! Amen

Psalm 27:1 (NLT) 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.

Prayer for strength when enduring temptation

The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron,

Lord you’re my ever-present help in trouble, even when I am tempted to sin, I come closer to you. Your word gives me the power to not fall into temptation while I am enduring it.

Thank you, Lord! Teach me today and every day of my life how to run away from temptation and stay strong in your presence. Amen.

1 Timothy 4:1 AMP But the Holy Spirit explicitly and unmistakably declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons

Prayer for strength to battle anxiety

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

I stand today confidently on His word in Philippians 4:6-7 which says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I claim the peace of God over my life, knowing that He will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Thank you, God! In all circumstances, may my response to fear and dread be prayer, thanksgiving, and supplication

Amen and Amen

Prayers for strength After a long day

I cannot keep my eyes open, I have been through a lot today. My strength fails, my whole life feels like it is falling apart. Lord, I praise you because, with your help, I will make it through the day!

Lord, help me to take this day one step at a time and rest in you as I go to sleep. Your word says in Psalms 127:2  “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows;    for so he gives his beloved sleep.”

I know you watching over me. In Jesus Amen.

Prayers for Strength When Overwhelmed

Isaiah 40:29-31 -29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary,   and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;   they will run and not grow weary,   they will walk and not be faint.

Even when am overwhelmed Lord, or battling anxious thoughts, even in the midst of fear, I will stand strong knowing that you are my God who strengthens me with your power. You give new strength to those who have grown weary; refreshed them like eagles.

Thank you, Lord! Teach me today and every day of my life how to soar on wings like an eagle and not grow weary in the journey. I will run it well with your help! Amen.

I Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Prayer for Strength and Comfort

God, our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah.

You are my refuge and strength, I trust in you. Thank you for being my Savior who is always with me even when I cannot sense it. Lord your word says that you will never leave nor forsake me because I am yours. Praise be to God forever and ever! Amen.

Psalm 46 :1-7 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Prayer for Strength To Stand Strong

Psalms 27:1 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?

Lord our God who is full of infinite wisdom, today I pray that you would give me the strength to stand strong in this evil world. I pray that my heart would not be moved by fear or temptation, but may it rest secure in your word.

I know that you are with me always and never leave nor forsake me because you are my God who fills all things. You are the everlasting Savior. I rest in you this day.


Prayer for Strength When Weary and Tired

Psalms 119:28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

You’re God who gives eternal life, and I pray for strength to do your will. Strengthen me dear Lord, and give me the ability to face each day with excitement and enthusiasm. May my heart not be lifted up by worldly pursuits, but may it rest in you. Give me the spiritual strength to stand still and wait on you especially in these uncertain times we are living in.

Today I choose to wait on you in Jesus name Amen.

Prayer for Strength And Protection

Everlasting Father, I pray for your strength this evening. Every day is a new beginning and I ask that you would be with me Lord in all my ways, help me make the right decisions. Deliver me from all anxiety, fear, discouragement sadness, and sorrow because you are my God who will never leave nor forsake me.

Strengthen me with your spirit that I should not give up, but lift my hands in praise. Let my heart be tender and without offense, to others. Bring glory to your name this evening as you strengthen me the way only you can. Thank you for hearing my prayer. Amen.

Psalms 54:17  no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

I believe it, I claim it in Jesus’ name.

Prayer for Strength To Perform

This evening I pray for strength dear Lord, my heart is weary Lord, lift me up with your strength and carry me through this day. Help me Lord to stay focused on you, that I should never lose sight of your power and grace in my life. Thank you for remaining with me always and for giving me the strength to share your word with others.

Even though am weary and tired I know according to your word in Philippians 4:13 that, I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Grant me new strength I pray.


Prayer for Strength To Persevere Under Trials

Lord your word is clear that we should persevere under trials. I am going through a lot and I am holding on to your word for help. Despite my fears, I will not be afraid because you are with me. May my heart be comforted and encouraged by your steadfast promise of reassurance and strength. I Am reminded of your word in the book of;

James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

I pray that my feet will be planted firmly on the ground and my life will be full of joy. I plead strength over me this day, in Jesus Christ name Amen

Prayer For Strength Against My Enemy

Lord God, you are my rock and refuge. Please protect me from the evil plans of my enemies. Increase my courage to face any challenge that I may come across today. Help me stay strong in all circumstances and even when surrounded by troubles.

I claim your word in, Deuteronomy 31:6 which says; Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you”. I believe in your word and confidently trust in your capacity to handle my issues. This I pray in Jesus’s name. Amen

Prayer for Strength To Handle What’s Coming

I lift up my eyes to the mountains. From where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD God, who made heaven and earth. This morning I pray for strength to handle what is ahead of me. I recognize that my strength is found in God. He is my refuge and has never failed me so I plead his promises over my life at all times. This I pray, in Jesus name Amen

Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer;   my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,   my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Prayer for Strength To Not Give Up

Heavenly Father, our God of strength. I come to you asking for your strength so that I would not give up in the face of adversity. Your word says;

1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

May I never fall away from your grace and love, but remain strong in you Lord. This I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ Amen

Prayer for Strength And Courage

Dear Lord, today I pray with confidence because you have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. Fill me with your Spirit that I may have the strength to take another day.

Isaiah 12:2 says’ Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; “for the LORD GOD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation.” I rest in that word and I pray that your strength be made perfect in my weakness, this I pray in Jesus name Amen


Prayer has power, it has the power to change us and bring peace. Prayer is a two-way street, it not only changes our hearts but brings about change in the lives of those we pray for. Prayer for strength is one thing, really nothing beats God’s grace in allowing us to find strength through him.

No matter how difficult life gets or what problems come your way, our heavenly father is here to help you. Prayer is not about asking God to give us more power but rather his grace and love so that we may be able to handle what life throws at us. For if there was no darkness how would we see the light?

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Article written by: Pastor Shadrack Ashaiyo| Pastor at Nairobi Chapel in Syokimau.

Reference: Niv, Amp, Bible Gateway