Prayers to encourage you
"You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry." Psalm 10:17 (NIV)
"Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved" (Psalm 4,7,19).
Lord sometimes I just want to give up.
My burdens are overwhelming.
I don't seem to ever catch up. I can't seem to get started.
I feel the pain of stress, hurt and setbacks.
Strengthen me to stand up knowing you are always with me.
Fall fresh on me today so I can find my joy and peace again.
Restore the broken places in my life.
I need this pressure of stress to decrease.
I want to have the resources and love required to provide for me and for my family.
I desire the energy and motivation to perform my job and daily tasks at home.
Give me a fresh breeze of release to lighten my load.
Teach me your way and your will.
Speak to me Lord in a way that I would understand and obey.
Send the right people in my life to be a source of love, guidance and new opportunities.
Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace.
Thank you for favor in this season.
I am ready for serenity and solutions to adapt to the changes in my life.
I thank you now in advance because I believe you are an awesome God.
Instead of wishing, whining, weeping, feeling weak, weary and worried, I will worship my way back to wholeness.
Instead of a breakdown, I'm grateful for my breakthrough.
Thank you Lord for leading me to this prayer that speaks to my heart.
I'm ready for my healing and deliverance.
Thank you Lord for working it out.
It is so. It is done. It is all right with my soul.
I exhale now trusting you Lord as I walk away from temptation, depression and the stronghold of the enemy.
Your divine law operates within me as I speak, think and act with faith, love and courage.
I stand on your promises as you cover me with your protection and provision. My trust in you Lord allows me to exhale the stress, worry and shame.
Divine Spirit, I am encouraged now and will press on in the name of Jesus and all that is holy and true.
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God give me faith in myself. Not only on the days when I am going great and winning and nothing seems impossible, but on days when I wonder if I am brave enough, smart enough, strong enough. Don't let me quit, not ever. Let me keep faith in myself. No matter how many people discourage me, doubt me, laugh at me, warn me, think me a fool, don't let me listen. Let me hear another voice telling me, "You can do it, and you will!"
If nobody else in the whole world seems to care or believe in me, let me believe in myself. I know there will be times when I doubt my own ability, I will be discouraged, on the verge of despair. Don't let me give up, hang on to me. Fan the fires of my faith so that I will try even harder. Give me even more faith in myself. You are the source of my abilities and my faith. I know that you will give me what I ask...Faith in myself through your power and glory.
Lord, You have the name that is above all names.
You are Lord forever and there is no one who can challenge Your
authority and power. You rule forever and ever, and there is no end to
Prayer for my loved one...
Divine Spirit, You are the true and living God, You
rule over all things visible and invisible. You know our rising
up and our sitting down. You know when we go out and when we come in.
I know that I worry too much. I want to learn
that it's OK to say "no" to requests for my time or money
that are out of order. I want to learn that it's OK to care but
not carry the burdens of others. I release them into your
care. The battle is not mine. I believe in divine time
Your presence will be more real to him/her. You are their ever
present help...not me. So I rebuke the spirits of fear and anxiety
that have been assigned to my loved one and I cancel the schemes of
the enemy to separate them from the love of God which hinders
his/her destiny. I see my loved one surrounded in peace, provision
You don't have to worry and don't you be afraid
comes in the morning, troubles they don't last always
- Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin
made the mountains, who made the trees,
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised. "For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him." But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls. Hebrews 10:35-39
Lord Jesus, you are the God of all,
the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations
with those who love You and keep your commandments. Every good and
perfect gift comes to us from Your hand.
you be blessed by the Holy ones who carry your pain
You are the creator of all things. You called forth the planets with
a word, and established the stars with the sound of your voice. You
have authority over all the resources of the universe, and you have
promised to meet all of our needs.
"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." Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
The history of the word "worry" is rooted from an old English word "wyrgan" which means to strangle.
When you have consistent mental uneasiness feeling anxious and distressed about something going on in your life, you will begin to feel smothered. You feel like you're losing your breath. The concern and fears begin to suffocate you squeezing out all of your joy, peace and faith. You may feel cut off from solutions, mercy and strength as the enemy strangles you with fear. The habit of worrying is something I have wrestled with for many years. I felt responsible for the care and choices of others in my family. I worried about money and health. I worried about the future of my children. I began to realize that worrying did not solve anything. It never helped the situation. It only hurt me because I lost sleep, ate and shopped impulsively, smothered my faith, tried to rescue other people and suppressed my anger and feelings of inadequacy.
Getting older and wiser is a good thing! But why can't we learn these lessons earlier? The goods news is that you can. You can watch, listen and learn from others. Or you can wait to get sick and tired of being sick and tired. Then you will learn to let go and let God. You will learn to breathe again and not allow the enemy to place His hands around your neck choking you with fear, procrastination, worry, stomach aches, headaches, high blood pressure and heart attacks. You will learn that if you pray...don't worry and if you worry...don't pray.
You will learn to get up and take action rather than worry, weep, wait, whine and wish things were better.
The pearl of wisdom I give to you today is that everything is in divine order. Whatever or whoever is stealing your joy and peace today, take back your power and don't delay. God broke your years into hours and days so that hour by hour, and day by day you might be able to grow along the way. If all the weight of life were laid across your shoulders and you had to meet struggle and tribulations face to face in just one place, all at one time, you could not bear it. Your feet would stop, your back would strain, the enemy would win and you would give up. So instead, God lays a little on you at a time. You can make it. You are stronger than you think. I pray that your burdens will never be so deep or your path so steep, that you can't go on. You only need to bear the burdens of this hour. Trust God ... breathe ...pray...release...relax...focus and take the necessary action for THIS hour. "Cast all your cares upon Him, for HE cares for you." ~1 Peter 5:7
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"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness the prisoners, to comfort all who mourn, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:1-3