9 Versions of Prayer of Encouragement, along with Bible Verses
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Jesus said in the book of John (chapter 16, verse 33) that we will have trouble in this world.
However, He also said, “Take heart! I have overcome the world.” We don’t know what the future holds, but it is so comforting to know that God holds the future.
When we feel down and discouraged, we may not know what to pray. If God has put it in your thoughts or on your heart to pray for a friend or family member, you may be wondering how to pray for someone who needs strength.
Let the Prayers of Encouragement below guide your conversation with God for yourself or someone you love.
May God surround You with His presence and peace as you pray. It is my hope that you (or the person you pray for) feel encouraged, empowered, and hopeful. Have a blessed day!
Prayers of Encouragement and Strength (3 Versions)
God of Strength,
All hope and confidence come from You.
You know exactly how I am feeling right now.
Please give me the courage I need to move forward.
Your power is made perfect in my weakness.
For where I am weak, there You are strong.
My mind can relax because You are in control.
Please fill me and strengthen me with Your Spirit.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14
You are my helper, I know that Your presence surrounds me.
When things don’t go as I had planned,
I know that You have something better in mind for me.
Your great power is made perfect where I am weak,
And I know that Your grace is sufficient for me.
No matter what happens, You are always there to give me strength.
I pray that You would ease my mind and fill my heart with peace.
All power and glory belong to You.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
You are my Helper, the One I fully trust in.
You are my safe place, my haven, my shelter.
I know that everything happens for a reason,
And that You are the One who directs my steps.
You are for me, and I know You desire to bless me.
Please take all anxiety from my heart
And replace it with your perfect peace.
Please fill me with courage and strength.
Thank You for being with me wherever I go.
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Uplifting Prayer for a Friend
You are perfect and holy, and You love my dear friend so much.
(Friend’s name) is feeling down and discouraged right now.
I ask that he/she would receive strength from Your presence.
May he/she know that You are with him/her at all times.
Please help him/her feel Your loving, caring touch.
I pray that Your light would shine upon the path he/she needs to follow.
May my beloved friend know Your guiding hand today and always.
The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2
Prayer of Encouragement for Him / Brother
You are the God of courage, and You are the one who gives confidence.
I come to You and lift up (name) to You in this moment.
In this time of feeling disappointed, I pray that he would know Your perfect peace.
Please remind him that there is nothing to fear because You are with him.
I ask You to grant him the power he needs to move ahead.
May his energy be renewed, I ask You to fill him with Your strength.
Please give him the direction he needs right now.
For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
Uplifting Prayer for My Husband
You know exactly what my husband is going through right now,
What he is thinking and feeling and what his struggles are.
I know that he is feeling disheartened at this moment in time.
He is in need of the wisdom that comes only from You.
When he has doubts, I pray that he would place his trust in You.
Out of Your glorious riches, please strengthen him as only You can.
I pray that You would lead and guide him every day.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Prayer of Encouragement for Her / Daughter / Sister
God of Love,
You are full of compassion and grace.
My daughter/sister is feeling depressed right now, and she needs You.
I pray that she would know Your peace in this time of struggle,
That You would bless her with the comfort of Your grace.
Please touch her with Your loving hand and fill her with hope.
May she seek Your kingdom and Your righteousness first of all.
Prince of Peace, please grant her a calm spirit
And guard her heart today and always.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Uplifting Prayer for My Son
You are the one who directs my son’s steps,
And You have good plans to give my son a future and a hope.
He is going through a time of feeling very disheartened.
Please help him to be still and know that You are God.
May he remember that You are in control, he doesn’t need to worry.
With You on his side, he can face anything that comes his way.
I ask You to give him the peace and reassurance he needs.
May Your protection be upon him always.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2
Prayer of Encouragement Scriptures / Bible Verses
I know that You cause everything to work together for the good of those who love You and are called according to Your purpose. (Romans 8:28)
I choose now to trust in You with all my heart and not to depend on my own understanding. I choose to seek Your will in all I do, and You will show me which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
I pray that You, the source of hope, will fill me completely with joy and peace because I trust in You. Then I will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Prayer of Encouragement
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Thank you, and it is my prayer that you have a very blessed day! ❤
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