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Prayers for Hope

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Inspirational Prayers

for Hope

We may feel attacked, hindered, and restrained;

We may feel discouraged, depressed, and defeated


Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:10 KJV,

“Be STRONG in the Lord


in the Power of his Might.”

Then Paul gives us secrets

to winning our battles

by explaining the

Supernatural pieces of Armor

that we need to wear every day.

I encourage you to stand up


put on those pieces of armor

afresh and anew.

Click here for Putting on the Armor

Another full armor page: The Armor of God

First Prayer for Hope

Almighty God,

You are my hope, and you are my strength.

You are guiding me toward your will, and I will follow you.

I will walk in AMAZING Faith this day.

I will lift up truth,and I will pull down strongholds.

I will declare that my enemies will not triumph over me.

Sickness will not triumph over me.

Financial lack will not triumph over me.

And______________ will not triumph over me.

                (fill in the blank)

I was created to be POWERFUL.

I was created to beVICTORIOUS.

Today I will walk in the Power, Purpose, and Peace of Jesus Christ.


Copyright © 2006 Beth McLendon

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              Power of Encouragement!

Prayers for Hope

Dear Heavenly Father,

I am facinga situation that appears hopeless.

Emotions disappointment, confusion, anddepression want to attach themselves to me.

Reach out to me and bring me thoughts of a good future. I will welcome them.

Lord, show me newpossibilities.

Help me to more clearly see my gifts and talents. Help me to more clearly see the good things in my life.

Father God, help me to believe
that I am precious and valuable to you. 

Thank you that you have reminded me that I was born for a great purpose.

I will choose to believe that you are bringing hope into my heart this day, so that I will have more hope tonight when I go to bed thanwhen I got up this morning.

Father God, I will realize that hope has a name:



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Next is an adaptation

of the above prayer

that can be prayed

for a friend or loved one

who is facing a hopeless situation.

If you are praying for a man, please adapt the prayer.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I lift up pray for _______.

She is facingsituations that sometimes appear hopeless.

Disappointment, confusion, anddepression want to attach themselves to her.

I pray that you would reach out toher and bring her thoughts of a good future.

I pray that she would begin to see newpossibilities.

I pray that her gifts and talents would become more apparent toher.

May she see a glimpse of her great value.

May she believe that she was bornfor a great purpose.

May she have more hope tonight when she goes to bed, thanwhen she got up this morning.

And may she realize that hope has a name:



Copyright © 2006 Beth McLendon of


Blessed be the God and Father

of our Lord Jesus Christ,

which according to his abundant mercy

hath begotten us again unto a

lively hope

by the resurrection of Jesus Christ

from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3 KJV

Prayers for Hope for Parents

Next is a prayer to pray for parents who are facing a

hopeless situation concerning their child.

Your children may be young or old.

The problem may be

financial,physical, relational, or other.

The situation may include an issue of an addiction.

Whatever theproblem or problems,

we lift up all aspects to our Loving Lord.

Loving Lord,

We lift up these parents to you.

Bless these parents as they standon your Word and on your goodness.

Encourage them to stay motivated andhopeful.

Help them to sense the POWER that is unleashed in prayer.

Give them renewed strength as they wait on you and your goodplans.

In Jesus' name,


Copyright © 2006 Beth McLendon of

Prayers for Hope continues with a

Prayer for Strength

for a

Parent to Pray. 


You may want to visit our Prayer for Children page.  

That page has in-depth prayer

for many importantissues that

our children face.

Loving Lord,

I am urgently seeking your help.

I am asking you to send your blessings on my emotions.

I am asking you to bring me strength as I standon your Word and on your goodness.

Encourage me to stay motivated andhopeful.

Help me to sense the POWER that is unleashed in prayer.

Give me renewed strength as I wait on you and your goodplans.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2006 Beth McLendon of

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10 Awesome Bible Verses About the Power of Prayer

Prayer Of Hope To Be Saved Form Pornography

Who is your source of power? This list of awesome power of prayer Bible verses is meant to encourage you today. I pray that you read through these Bible verses and then take them to God in prayer.

Ask God for the wisdom and discernment to teach you how He wants you to pray and for what He wants you to pray for.

For a great Christian song check out the video to the right Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech.


Matthew 7:7  “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Mark 11:24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

Pray in Faith

This list of awesome power of prayer Bible verses is meant to encourage you today.

Mark 9:29  And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Always & With Thanksgiving

Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Christian Quotes About Prayer

Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. ~ John Bunyan

The fewer the words the better prayer.  ~ Martin Luther

Prayer is an effort of will.  ~ Oswald Chambers

Our prayer and God’s mercy are two buckets in a well; while one ascends, the other descends.  ~ Arthur Hopkins

If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for.  ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should. ~ A.W. Tozer

Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. Gods voice in response to mine is its most essential part. ~ Andrew Murray

Don’t pray when you feel it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. ~ Corrie Ten Boom

Prayer is the acid test of devotion. ~ Samuel Chadwick

Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness.  ~ Williams Carey

My prayer for you today is that you take these Bible verses you just read and do something with them. Too often we just take information in and then move on to the next project or thing. Use these awesome Bible Verses and put them into action by being obedient to what they teach!


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The name Nehemiah means “comforted of Yah” (International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia) or God comforts.

Nothing is known of Nehemiah except what is written in the book bearing his name. He makes his first appearance in chapter 1 at Shushan, the principal palace of the Persian King Artaxerxes I, where he served as the personal cupbearer to the king. One of his major responsibilities was to taste the king’s wine to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. He was also a trusted adviser and counselor.

God placed Nehemiah in that important position, serving the most powerful ruler in the world at that time, in order to accomplish His will and purpose. The king’s trust and confidence in Nehemiah was an important factor in his appointment to be governor in Jerusalem.

Sad news arrives

Around 446/445 B.C. Nehemiah’s brother Hanani (Nehemiah 1:2-3; 7:2) brought disturbing news about the lamentable conditions of the Jewish people who years earlier had been allowed to return to Jerusalem.

Greatly distressed, Nehemiah sought God’s will through fasting and prayer to determine what steps he should take to help rectify the deplorable conditions of his countrymen. His prayer is an example of humility and genuine faith in the mercy and power of God to intervene on his behalf (1:3-11).

The importance of patience

Nehemiah realized the urgency of the situation and prayerfully requested, “Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man” (1:11, New International Version). However, it was four months before he was presented with an opportunity to make his request to the king (2:1). Even while he was talking with the king, he silently prayed for favor (2:4)!

No specific reasons are given for this delay. Sometimes there may be an interval of time before God answers our prayers, and we have to learn to patiently wait until He does. Patience or long-suffering is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22), and there are rewards for those willing to put this character trait into practice.

Consider these passages about patience:

  • “Do not say, ‘I will recompense evil’; wait for the LORD, and He will save you” (Proverbs 20:22, emphasis added throughout).
  • “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).
  • “It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD” (Lamentations 3:26).
  • “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass” (Psalm 37:7).

Nehemiah was a man of patience, and it is one of the reasons he is regarded as one of the greatest God-centered leaders of the Old Testament.

His patience was finally rewarded, and the king consented to his request. Nehemiah was appointed governor of Judea; and along with an escort, he was sent to his beloved city Jerusalem. When he arrived, he worked tirelessly to rebuild the walls and, despite continual opposition (called “troublesome times” in Daniel 9:25), miraculously completed the task in 52 days (Nehemiah 6:15-16).

After remaining in Jerusalem for 12 years, Nehemiah was recalled to the Persian royal court. Later, “after certain days” (13:6), he returned to Jerusalem and continued the religious and economic reformation among the people.

A summary of Nehemiah’s character and disposition

The Universal Bible Dictionary, edited by A.R. Buckland, has the following to say about Nehemiah:

“Nehemiah presents a noble example of true patriotism, founded on the fear of God (5:15), and seeking the religious welfare of the state.

His respect for the Divine Law, his reverence for the Sabbath (13:18), his devout acknowledgement of God in all things (1:11, 2:18), his practical perception of God’s character (4:14, 9:6-33), his union of watchfulness and prayer (4:9), his humility in ascribing all good in himself to the grace of God (2:12, 7:5), are all highly commendable. Few books of the Bible, indeed, contain a richer illustration of true religion taught by example” (p. 332).

“Troublesome times” require a resolute leader

It was God who empowered Nehemiah with strong conviction, determination and a deep sense of duty to the nation, but above all, to God.

Despite strong and persistent opposition from Sanballat and Tobiah, who tried to impede the rebuilding of the city wall, Nehemiah was not deterred from his goal.

His enemies scoffed at his attempts, threatened to attack the workmen and even threatened to take his life (2:19-20; 4:1-5; 6:1-14).

There are few men in the Bible who exemplify the strength of character, faith and trust in God that Nehemiah exhibited.

As if this were not enough, imagine having to deal with discouragement and hardships from his fellow citizens, who were distressed because of the greedy callousness of nobles and rulers (5:6-13). And to make matters even worse, some of the rulers conspired against Nehemiah with his adversary Tobiah (6:17-19)!

No wonder the prophet Daniel described this period as “troublesome times” (Daniel 9:25). However, these troubles did not stop Nehemiah from fulfilling his responsibilities. When first faced with opposition, he answered his adversaries: “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build” (Nehemiah 2:20). He never flinched from his firm convictions.

Nehemiah’s courage

During the construction, his enemies threatened to attack (4:1, 8). Nehemiah took charge! First he sought God’s help: “Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God” (4:9). Then he armed the workers and encouraged them with these words: “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome. … Our God will fight for us” (4:14, 20).

When Nehemiah’s enemies tried to set a trap for him by enticing him to seek shelter in the temple, he refused: “Should such a man as I flee? And who is there such as I who would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in!” (6:11).

Such courage and heroism are admirable!

A willingness to sacrifice for the benefit of others

Even though Nehemiah had the authority, he and his family did not extract taxes from the people; neither did he acquire real estate for his personal benefit and use. Rather, he focused his attention on completing the work on the wall (5:15-16). It is remarkable that he also provided food for people who gathered at his table (5:17-18).

Nehemiah showed concern for others: “Yet in spite of this I did not demand the governor’s provisions, because the bondage was heavy on this people” (5:18).

He was truly an outstanding servant of God who was willing to set the high standard God required, even if it meant personal loss, discomfort or pain.

Background of Nehemiah

In the Hebrew Scriptures, the book of Nehemiah was regarded as one with Ezra, and Ezra-Nehemiah continues where the book of 2 Chronicles ends (2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-2).

As the book Old Testament Survey points out, “Ezra-Nehemiah presents the events of two distinct periods of Israel’s restoration to the land after the exile: (1) the return of the exiles and rebuilding of the temple, 538-516 B.C. (Ezra 1-6); (2) the establishment of the community’s religious life (Ezra) and physical surroundings (Nehemiah), 458-ca. 420 (Ezra 7-Neh. 13)” (William LaSor, David Hubbard and Frederic Bush).

Thus Nehemiah continues the story of Ezra and recounts the episode of the reconstruction of the walls of Jerusalem and the final establishment of the Jewish community. The span of time covered by Ezra and Nehemiah is around 100 years and extends from the decree of Cyrus the Great in 538 B.C. to the final reformation under Nehemiah.

When Nehemiah went to Jerusalem around 444 B.C., Ezra had been there 13 years. Ezra was a priest and Nehemiah was a civil ruler, but they worked together in harmony to promote spiritual and economic reform within the community.

Divine intervention vital

Without the miraculous intervention of God, the temple and the walls of Jerusalem would not have been rebuilt.

As the authors of Old Testament Survey note, “Theologically the book stresses that divine guidance stood behind everything, even the actions of human kings and Jewish leaders.

The restoration was no stroke of luck caused by beneficent Persian political policy. Rather, it resulted from the intervention of Israel’s God in the arena of human history” (p. 565).

God is still in complete control of the affairs of nations and is working out details according to His will and purpose.

Outline of Nehemiah

The book of Nehemiah may be divided into two main sections:

  • Chapters 1-7: Rebuilding of Jerusalem.
  • Chapters 8-13: Rededication of the community to God.

Chapter 1: Nehemiah’s heartfelt prayer after receiving distressing news about Jerusalem.

Chapter 2: The Persian king grants permission for Nehemiah to go to Jerusalem. Nehemiah inspects the walls by night. Opposition starts, but he stands firm.

Chapter 3: Lists of those who rebuilt the walls.

Chapter 4: Opposition to the rebuilding mounts, but the wall is defended against the enemies.

Chapter 5: Internal problems arise. Nehemiah takes firm action to set things right.

Chapter 6: Further conspiracies appear against Nehemiah. Construction of the wall is completed.

Chapter 7: Lists of those who returned from exile.

Chapter 8: Public reading of the law; the Feast of Trumpets and Feast of Tabernacles are observed.

Chapter 9: A day of fasting, repentance (with a powerful prayer of confession) and recommitment is described.

Chapter 10: A list of those who promised to obey.

Chapter 11: Lists of those who settled in Jerusalem and the surrounding area.

Chapter 12: The priests and Levites listed. The walls dedicated and temple duties outlined.

Chapter 13: Abuses during Nehemiah’s absence and his reforms.

After serving as governor for 12 years, Nehemiah returned to Persia around 433 B.C. (the 32nd year of Artaxerxes, 13:6). When he came back to Jerusalem, he found various abuses had occurred in his absence. He was shocked to discover that Eliashib, the high priest, had given his old enemy Tobiah a room within the temple complex.

Nehemiah took immediate action and “threw all the household goods of Tobiah the room.” Next he cleansed the rooms (13:7-9).

Other important reforms followed. Nehemiah reestablished the tithing system and appointed faithful men to guarantee fair distribution to God’s servants (10:35-39; 13:10-13).

Then he turned his attention to violations of the Sabbath and forbade trade or work to take place on the day God had set aside as holy to Him (Exodus 20:8-11).

He chided the nobles of Judah: “What evil thing is this that you do, by which you profane the Sabbath day?” (13:17).

Nehemiah became extremely angry when he noticed that the men of Judah were marrying women from other cultures. He realized the wives from these pagan cultures would introduce their false ideas into the Jewish religious system of worship, and he took necessary steps to stop this harmful practice (13:23-30).

Blessings for obedience

At the end of the book, Nehemiah makes this statement: “Remember me, O my God, for good!” (13:30).

In Psalm 37:3 we read: “Trust in the LORD, and do good.” Our Christian duty is more than trusting in God; it is also doing “good.”

Nehemiah was truly a leader who exemplified both of these fundamental concepts in his life.

Learn more about this in the article “The Great Commandment.”

As we continue to study the Word of God, may the principles we learn become the foundation upon which we build our lives, now and into the future.

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