Prayers For Loss Of Hope

Prayers for Strength

Prayers For Loss Of Hope

Have you ever needed supernatural strength to face a situation head-on, but not known what to pray? God is waiting and wants to offer us strength in time of need. Do not be afraid to pray and ask God for His strength to fall upon you! When you are weak, weary or unready to stand, and unsure of what to ask, pray along with these words! 

A Prayer for Strength

Lord, I’m weary. My energy is sagging, and my motivation is lagging. And I am so in need of you. I need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. If that's true, then I need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of my mind, body, and soul.

The pressures of life sometimes push me into a corner, rendering me helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call my name, and I feel paralyzed at times to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help me not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of the Almighty.

I need your strength to say no when I'm tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to my clothes and won't let go. I need your strength to say yes, when cowardice and fear nudge me to deny the convictions of my heart. I need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to me and all around me. When don't I need your strength, God?

You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you've given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don't want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. I'm tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.

Renew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!

In Jesus's name, Amen

A Prayer for Strength and Encouragement

Lord, David, I need your encouragement in a time of trial and anguish. Thank you that you are always on the throne, always my God, ready to save. Thank you for being the same God to me that you were to David.

Thank you for always being near and always rescuing me from my fears and hurts. Lord, help me remember that daybreak might be just ahead, that this trial will not last forever.

Fill me with hope that daybreak is coming and that your love will always prevail! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
~ A Good Thing Devotional

Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life.

I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial.

Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom!
~ Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding

What are you praying for strength for today? Join our large praying community in the comments below and experience the power, hope, and comfort of being joined in prayer! 

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Additional Prayer Resources

Here is a collection of some of our favorite Bible verses about the promises of God's strength. May these give you hope and encouragement to persevere with a bold confidence! Find the complete list at's Scripture page.

  • “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” ~ Isaiah 40:29
  • “those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31
  • “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” ~ Psalm 46:1
  • “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.” ~ Psalm 28:7-8

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart.

She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through

You can find out more about Rebecca at

Publication date: August 4, 2015, Updated: January 22,2018

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Prayers for Hope

Prayers For Loss Of Hope

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

             Presenting a song

                  with the

              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:



Copyright © 2006 Beth McLendon of

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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The Importance of Hope

Prayers For Loss Of Hope

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

I open my heart’s hand to allow…
the touch of hope.”
— Julia Cameron

Someone you love has died.  In your heart you have come to know your deepest pain. Your grief has brought challenges that seem beyond your own capacity to survive. Grief creates chaos, and your soul cries out.

 You naturally experience a sense of helplessness and, at times, you feel the depths of hopelessness. It all feels so incredibly overwhelming.

 And as you live in this painful place, you come to learn that you must surrender to your grief, sit in your wound, and make space for your lost self.

If your experience is in any way my own and those of the thousands of mourners I have had the honor to walk with and learn from, you are feeling abandoned and alone right now.  You may instinctively be questioning the meaning and purpose of life.

 You recognize that so many things in your daily life have changed your plans, your dreams, your concerns, and your roles.  You may discover yourself searching for a reason to go on living in the face of this loss and asking countless “How?” and “Why” questions.

“How can this be happening?”
“How am I going to make it through this?”  
“Why did this happen now, in this way?”  
“Why am I feeling so lost?”

When we experience a loss—whether it is the death of someone loved, a divorce loss, the loss of a job, or a significant change in health—loss reminds us of how little control we really have over some things about life and living.  Naturally, these kinds of losses (among many others) can leave us feeling incredibly powerless, seemingly helpless, and deeply hopeless at times.

When we lose someone we love, it changes us.  The person who died was a part of you and part of your life. This death means you must mourn a loss not only outside yourself, but inside yourself as well.

 At times, overwhelming sadness and loneliness may be constant companions to you on this grief journey.  You may feel that when this person died, part of you died with him or her.

And now you are faced with finding some sense of meaning at a time when you may be feeling empty and alone.

Your loneliness and emptiness are often present, even in the midst of family and friends.  When others try to help by saying, “I know just how you feel,“ they usually do not.  They cannot. They are not walking this walk for you.  Your pain, your questions, your doubts, your fears are unique. No one can know exactly how this feels for you.

While your grief is unique, some of the questions you may be asking are universal.  The fears, doubts and questions that come when we experience grief have been with us since the beginning of our awareness that loss is part of the cycle of life.  Loss truly is an integral part of life.  You are asking questions that others before you have raised.

Questions that have been raised to God.  Questions that have been asked about God. others who have been where you are, you may be feeling distant from your God, perhaps even questioning the existence of God.  These kinds of questions have been preserved in time because they belong to and are asked by most everyone who experiences the pain of loss.

So, your fellow travelers on this grief journey, you are faced with sitting in the wound of your grief.

When you sit in the wound of your grief, you surrender to it in recognition that the only way to the other side of the pain and hopelessness is through the pain and hopelessness.

 You acknowledge that you are willing to do the work that mourning requires. Paradoxically, it is in befriending your wound that eventually you will restore your life and reinvest in living.

Loss of your divine spark and the role of hope in your healing

People in grief often come to see me on the sacred grounds of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. When they begin their grief journey, they often start by expressing their sense of hopelessness by saying, “I feel so hopeless,” or, “I am not sure I can go on living.

”   you, the losses that have touched their lives have naturally muted, if not extinguished, their divine spark.  Their divine spark is that internal energy that gives meaning and purpose to life.  Your divine spark or life force is the keeper of your mind, your body, and your soul.

I discovered some time ago that a central part of my helping role is to gently and quietly bring Hope to those in grief.  Hope that encourages them to discover a renewed divine spark and a desire to reenter life with meaning and purpose.

 Each and every one of us as humans has a divine spark. We are each the keeper of our own spark or life force.

 My personal life losses and my role as a caregiver to others have taught me that hope is the vital ingredient that helps us reignite our divorce spark after loss breaks our hearts and touches our souls.

The more I reflected on the role of hope in healing from life losses, the more compelled I was to write a user-friendly, easy-to-read book that would help mourners invite hope into their lives.

 This book of hope is anchored in reflections and my favorite quotes on the role of hope in healing.  Because quotes often capture the essence of certain life experience, I’ve included several throughout this book for you to reflect on when you need to be reminded of the importance of hope.

 This book invites you to find and experience the hope that you will need to slowly, over time, and with no reward for speed, mourn well so that you can go on to live well and love well.  My wish for you is that these pages help you nurture your divine spark back toward light and life.

 This book, directed from my heart to your heart, is an invitation to come the dark and into the light.

Each day you will discover several quotes to meditate on that, when read slowly and thoughtfully, will help you befriend hope and rediscover meaning and purpose in your life.  Review the reflections and quotes in this little book of comfort and hope and embrace the ones that resonate with you.

Then revisit them from time to time as you take them into your heart.  When you find you are doubting yourself or your journey, read the words that speak to you as a way of nurturing yourself back toward life and living.

These enduring and wise observations from some of the world’s greatest hope-filled philosophers will help you to begin reprogramming your attitude and your view of the world around you.

My hope is that you find this little book to be a gentle companion that gives you wisdom and strength for today, tomorrow, and each day that follows.

My prayer for you

May you continue to discover hope—an expectation of a good that is yet to be. May you continue to find new ways to renew your divine spark and to believe that meaning, purpose, and love will come back into your life.

 No, you did not go in search of this loss. But it has come to you, and you have discovered the importance of sitting in your wound on the pathway to your healing.  If you give up, the essence of who you are will die or be muted for the rest of your life.

 Hope can and will keep this from happening.

May you never give up and may you consciously choose life! May you turn your face to the radiance of joy every day.

 May you live in the continued awareness that you are being cradled in love by a caring presence that never deserts you.

 May you keep your heart open wide and receptive to what life brings you, both happy and sad.  And may you walk a pathway to living your life fully and on purpose until you die.

Blessings to you as you befriend hope and choose to celebrate life. May your divine spark shine brightly as you share your gifts and your love with the universe.

Read the book: “The Mourner’s Book of Hope”

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