Try these four powerful prayers for strength when you need it. Believe me, eventually you will.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”
Righteous God, I need Your strength today and every day. Of myself, I can do nothing, but I can do all things only through Jesus Christ, Who will strengthen me. I do need this strength almost every day, especially the older I get. You can uphold me by Your righteous right hand, and only by Your Spirit can I endure. When my own strength fails, Yours takes over, and I thank You for having access to You through Jesus Christ, in Whose precious name I pray. Amen.
Psalm 28:8 “The Lord is the strength of his people; he is the saving refuge of his anointed.”
God my Father, we as the children of God are not our own source of strength, and that’s good because I personally don’t have a lot of strength left after turning 60-some years old. Thankfully, You, God, are the source of our strength and can keep us going in ways that we cannot of ourselves. I depend on You every day, and this is what You really desire, anyway. Help us, Your beloved children, to focus on You, the object of our strength and the source of our salvation. In Jesus Christ’s great name I pray. Amen.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Oh Creator God, my Father, I do tend to fear. Please forgive me when I do. I also am dismayed at times by the heavy burdens of life, so thank You for this reminder of Yours from Your Word, that I have no reason to fear or be dismayed. I recognize that I am my own worst enemy. Help me to know that You are my God and You have promised to strengthen me and help me. By Your right hand, the hand of sovereignty and strength, You uphold me, for which I am eternally thankful. I pray this to You, oh Great Father, through Your Son’s awesome name, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Second Corinthians 12:9-10 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Father God, when I am weak, You are strong, and Your grace is enough for me, as Your power is perfected in my weakness. So, when I am feeling especially weak, I must realize only then am I strong because of You, for I have nothing to boast about except my weakness, but that’s how Christ’s power can rest upon me. Only in You can I endure because I have no chance without You, and in the mighty name of the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
If you can think of a prayer that you have used that would help, please leave it in the comment section below because prayer is our 911 to God in our emergencies in life, and He is our very lifeline.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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