Last week I gave you five prayers to help you maintain hope when life throws a curveball. Here are 5 more prayers so you won’t lose hope when life disappoints.
- A Prayer for Christ to Redeem the Pain
We know from Scripture that God can redeem, restore, and make all things new (2 Corinthians 5:17; Revelation 21:5). So, here’s a prayer to remind you of the redeeming power of the Savior who can help you grow through your grievance:
Lord, Your Word says You cause all things (even the unexpected and unwanted things) to work together for good to those who love You and are called according to Your purposes (Romans 8:28). Please grow me through this, and mold me into the person You want me to be — a more compassionate, loving, sensitive, and discerning individual who is more like Jesus and less like myself.
2. A Prayer to Remain Faithful and Obedient
God’s Word tells us “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6) and “to obey is better than sacrifice” (I Samuel 15:22). So here is a prayer to remain faithful and obedient for His pleasure:
Lord, as King Solomon prayed, “Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?” or that I not be in want and steal, and profane the name of my God” (Proverbs 30:8-9). Lord, help me to remain obedient and full of faith, regardless of my circumstances, so that I may please Your heart.
3. A Prayer to Love God More
Scripture tells us “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18, NIV). When you and I love God perfectly, we will trust Him immensely, and where there is absolute trust, there is no room for fear. Therefore, pray that you will love God more so that you will trust Him completely:
Lord Jesus, help me to love You and trust You far more than I do at this moment. As my love grows for You, develop my trust in You so the last thing I even think of doing is expressing fear or anxiety about my circumstances. As any loving Father only allows what is best for His children, so You are only allowing what is best for me. Help me to love You all the more because Your Word says You are a loving Father. I know that nothing touches me that hasn’t first passed through Your loving hands. Increase my love for You daily. And may my love increase Your delight in how I am responding in this situation.
4. A Prayer of Expectation
Scripture tells us “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Matthew 21:22). It also tells us that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Here is a prayer to maintain hope and expectation in the Lord’s deliverance:
Lord, I maintain my hope in You and I hold onto the assurance that what I am praying for is already accomplished in the name of Jesus. Your Word promises “no good thing does He withhold from those that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). I wait upon You for Your definition of the “good thing” You will not withhold from me. As David prayed in Psalm 18:1: “I love you, Lord, my strength. 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.”
5. A Prayer of Surrender to His Will
Even when we don’t understand what is going on, a heart that is surrendered to God is a heart that can maintain hope in the One who always comes through. Just as God was there for His Son during His Son’s greatest need, He will be there for you, too, as you pray like His Son did:
God, Your own Son, Jesus Christ, struggled as He prayed “Not My will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42).Thank you that He understands the struggle in my heart concerning what is happening in my life right now. Like Your Son, I want to please Your heart too, and surrender my will for Yours. May Your glory be all that I strive for from this moment on.
Which of these five prayers is YOURS this week? I’d love to hear it in the comment section below.
This prayers are talking to me directly as I am not prepared to lose hope and faith, I know god has already answered my prayers since I have been praying to get a job soon. I have asked god that I want to start working in February 2020 since I lost my job in November 2019. He said ask it will be given, knock it will be open, as I pray day and night since 2016, each and everything I asked him I get it. I will come back to this platform in February and thank you for all 5 prayers you sent today that has revived my soul so deep and I will continue to praise, worship and adore him. There is no better medic0than god in this whole world, I have been telling people that when you pray switch off everything light your candles and be in a room with god only, spend 20 to 30 minutes daily kneel down , prepare your own war room or a corner that will be strictly your place to communicate with god and you will see the results.
Prayers 3 and 4 were the cries of my heart today. Thank you so much for these, their timing is perfect (perfectly from the Lord for encouragement, reproof, and correction). ♥
This morning your email with prayers for difficult times comes as a life saver. At times of despair when we are under demonic attack by those we should be able to trust, it becomes very difficult to comprehend a loving God who is our Father who truly cares about our needs and best interest.
Yes, Dear Jesus, I trust in You, because You are all I have. Nail me to Your Cross, Dear Savior, and relieve me from this rotten hell. Amen.
I’m sorry for what you’ve been going through. I’m glad you are still holding tight and trusting God even though you don’t understand WHY you are going through what you are.
All the five has really helped me because I am in a moment right now when I need this more than before.Thank you.
You’re welcome, Monica. Thanks for reading and commenting…and praying. 😉
All the prayer points are good, I take at heart, points 2&3..thanz for uplifting my faith through your powerful prayers.
Thank you, Adela, for taking the time to comment.
All five prayers are for me and I thank God for your life and your Ministry; it is my prayer God Grants you more grace and wisdom in writing.
Thank you for taking the time to tell me that all those prayers were for you.
I’m up at 2:30am experiencing what I think is an anxiety attack. I do what I think God is calling me to do in those feelings that I noted in my journal. God let me know that those feelings were calls for me to seek peace in his word. The prayer and scripture that spoke to me was the Prayer to Stay Anchored in God’s Word. You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word”(Psalm 119:114, NIV).
I copied all the prayers and prayed them with a honest heart to please the Lord and to focus on His life giving word.
This devotional was a complete blessing at this time of need. I pray to be a blessing to others and put down my will and live to do the Lord’s will.
Thanks, Doreen, for sharing your thoughts and that great verse from Psalm 119.
All I can say is you made my week (this week), first with the book “God’s Whispers to a Woman’s Heart” and now these 5 prayers. I am going thru so much so that these prayers made that stingly feeling in my heart come up and swelled up the tears because this is GOD talking to me and all of us. I strive/thrive/thirst/desire/pant to be filled up ALL of HIS HOPE/CONFIDENCE/TRUST/FAITH/HOPE till i’m overflowing with tears of joy! I have struggled with fear/anxiety/worry because of the lack of FAITH/HOPE/CONFIDENCE/TRUST I’ve had or never had in HIM. It’s time GOD, it’s time for me to truly LET GO and LET GOD and I can’t tell you how many signs are being thrown at me. Thank you Cindi and thank you my sisters in CHRIST. I don’t know what any of you are going thru but I know HE’s talking to one, two, three or all of us so please let’s all listen for HIM.
Thank you, Samantha, for reading and taking the time to pour out your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 says “And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Thanks for sharing your heart’s desire. Keep in touch.
Thank you Cindi for these very timely prayers and the teachings with each one. We have wrestled for the last 13 years of watching our youngest son suffer from the effects of drug/alcohol addiction, bad choices and mental illness. In and out of jail and through rehab facilities. Our family life has suffered as well since addictions affect those closest to the addict. I know God is good and that there is a plan for good for my son and our family relationships. Your prayers have encouraged me to continue keeping my eyes on God and trusting Him for the blessings He has for those who keep their hope in Him.
Thanks for such powerful on point messages and prayers. I’ve been going through a bout of doubt and semi depression states due to things that are and not happening in my immediate family life. I’ve rededicated my life to God and submitted to His will to move back to my home town. I’m in transition but it’s difficult. I’m traveling back and forth because of work and husband and part of my family hasn’t moved with me yet. Obstacles seem to pop up repeatedly and I get discouraged and tired…. but I know in God’s own way and His own timing that as I walk and seek to do His will He will allow everything to work out smoothly and for my/our good!!!!!!!
Thank you, Loretta, for your kind, encouraging words. Press on…for the prize that awaits you (Philippians 3;13-14).
I was overwhelmed when i came across the prayers. It was all for me. Thanks a lot. Please I still need more spiritual backup. Thank you.
I needed all 5 of these prayers!! Since my husband left our home and family almost 10 months ago, I’ve become a struggling stander. And these last few days have been so very hard. But reading these, they gave me a renewed strength. I’ll continue to pray for my prodigal husband, and also use these prayers to continue to stand. Thank you so much
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment, Jaime. Praying you stand firm. 🙂
Lord, your word says “if you believe you will receive whatever you ask in prayers 🙏🙏. Lord you know me well please listen to my cry ad prayers let your will be done unto my life🙏🙏