22 Prayers for Help in Times of Trouble and for Difficult Situations
In times of trouble and suffering, prayer is a welcome refuge. Our Lord Jesus Christ says to us, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
Life here on Earth is filled with trial and tribulation. Everyone at some point in their life has, or will, run into difficult situations that make them feel helpless. Thankfully for Christ believers, our God is bigger than any trial we may face.
Jesus’ love is greater than whatever troubles us. We can have total confidence in Him, knowing that He sees the bigger picture, that He has our best interests at heart.
When your trouble is too much to bear, saying any of these great prayers will take you down the path to resolution. These are a great source of inspiration to encourage you to have your own personal conversation with the Lord today.
Here are the 11 most powerful prayers for difficult situations.
1. Prayer for Help
O Lord, my God You are my refuge and my strength. You are my ever-present help in times of trouble. When it seems like my world is crumbling around me and I am thrown around by the storms of my life, take away my fear. When I am weak, You are my strength. When I am vulnerable, You are my refuge. When I cry for help, You will answer. Remind me Lord that You are always with me, You will never leave or forsake me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
2. You Are My Strength Prayer
Father, You gave your only son to die on the cross so that I can be saved. You’ve promised to be with me in all circumstances. What else won’t You do for me? My trying moments are nothing before You because I have overcome them already by faith. You are my strength. You are a faithful Father. My heart rejoices in Your love. Amen.
3. Name above All Names Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the name above every other name. Your name is like a fortified tower in which I can find safety and security. When I am troubled, I can find peace in Your name. When I feel weak, I can find strength in Your name. When I feel overwhelmed, I can find rest in Your name. When I feel surrounded by pressures on every side, I can find stability in Your name. Your name is beautiful, Lord, help me to rely on You. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
4. Help Me Through Prayer
Heavenly Father, My heart is troubled. I cry out for Your help. Help me through these difficulties for You understand my struggles. Let Your mighty hand work things out for me, Lord. You are my source of strength, I can’t do it on my own. Let Your angels watch over me every step of the way. My enemies are waiting for me to fall but with You, I know that I can stand. My trust is in You. Amen.
5. God’s Mighty Hand Prayer
Creator God, Your hand threw the stars into space and the same hand reaches down to me with a gentle touch. I don’t have the strength to deal with the situation I am facing, please uphold me with Your righteous right hand. I don’t know what to do, please help me. You say that I do not need to be afraid or dismayed because You are my God and You are with me. Help me to know Your presence in the midst of my circumstances and draw strength from You. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
6. Go Before Me Prayer
Everlasting Lord, You are my peace in times of hardships; You are the rock I take refuge in. Go before me and make rough places smooth. Be my guide. I know that during such situations, my faith is put to test and I am glad that my trust is in You. No matter how weary I am, the promise of Your presence lifts my spirit and gives me hope. You are my tower of strength and I can’t go through these hardships without You. Amen.
7. Victory Prayer
Heavenly Father, You are my strength and my song. You are worthy of all my praise, no matter what my circumstances are. When I look to Jesus’ death and resurrection I see the greatest victory that has already been won on my behalf. I pray that I would find confidence in that victory and that I would live my life in the light of Your love, whatever may be happening around me. Help me, Father. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
8. Renew My Soul
King of kings, You did not promise us the absence of calamities. You promised to be with us when calamities strike. I count on Your promise during this season of hardships. Be with me, God. Give me wisdom and strength to overcome all these difficulties. Work Your ways to deliver me from these discouraging times and let my trust be in You alone. Renew my soul and let me be still and know that You are God. Amen.
9. Everlasting Love Prayer
Everlasting God, You never fail to help Your people. Throughout history we see You acting in love towards Your children. When they cry out to You, You hear and respond. When they fail and turn away from You, You do not turn Your back on them. In this time of trouble, give me a steadfast mind and fill me with peace as I put my trust in You. With You, I will not crumble like a house built on sand but I will stand firm with my feet on You, the Everlasting Rock. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
10. Prayer: Lord, Stand With Me
Jesus Christ, I ask that You may give me a shoulder to lean on during this difficult situation. Wipe my tears away. I am burdened, Lord, hold my hand. I take my yoke upon You that I may learn from You; You are gentle and humble. In You, I can find peace. My heart rests in You. You are my friend. Stand with me to the end. Be my rock. Amen.
11. Calm My Fears Prayer
Eternal Father, You know my past, present and future, nothing is unknown to You. When I worry about what is ahead of me, please calm my fears with the knowledge that You go before me. I will never be alone because You will always be with me. You have promised that You will not fail me or forsake me and You are faithful to keep all Your promises. Take away my fear and replace it with faith in Your unending love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
12. Guide My Thoughts Prayer
Mighty God, The devil uses our difficult times to distance us from You, but God, nothing can separate us from the love You have for us. Not hard times; not heights; not depths; nothing; because You are the God of love. I know that You are with me and You will never forsake me. Guide my thoughts and my actions. Even though I am weary, I know that Your grace and Your strength will keep going. I am not giving up for You are at my side. Amen.
13. God is My Rock Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, You know everything about me. You have rescued me from my sin, You have called me by name. I belong to You. As I pass through the storms of life, You are with me. You say that I will not be overwhelmed in the flood or consumed by the fire. You are my Savior in every part of my life. You give me everything I need. The breath I use to pray this prayer is a gift from You. Help me rely on You. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
14. Give Me Comfort Prayer
Father, Give me comfort during these difficult times. Hold me close to You that my faith in You will not be shaken. Be my guide in all I do. Help me so that I may not rely on my understanding but rather depend fully on Your grace, which is abundant in my life. Let my heart declare of Your faithfulness even in such times. Renew my strength so that I may soar high like an eagle; run but not faint; fly but not get weary. Amen.
15. Prince of Peace Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the prince of peace, You breathed on Your disciples and gave them Your peace. I ask that You would give me Your peace in this time of trouble. When I feel anxious would You remind me that Your word says I do not need to worry, but in everything I should pray to You. Your peace, which surpasses understanding will guard my heart and mind. Please give me that peace at this time. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
16. Lord, Watch Over Me Prayer
Lord, Watch over me during these difficult situations. Be my source of strength. Let Your peace fill my heart. Do not let these circumstances shake my faith in You. Let my trust be rooted in You. I know that I will fight this battle and come out victorious because You are the one fighting for me. I am counting on Your word that You will never leave me and You will always go before me. I glorify You during these times because this is Your perfect will in my life. Amen.
17. Remove My Fear Prayer
Graciously loving Father, You hear the prayers of Your people. Please turn Your ear to my cry for help. As I seek You, would You answer and deliver me from all my fears. The fears that threaten to overwhelm me don’t stand a chance in the light of Your loving power. When I feel out of control, remind me that You are in control. You make all things work together for my good even when I don’t understand how that could be possible. Increase my faith in You. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
18. Order My Steps Prayer
Holy Spirit, All my trust is in You during difficult times like these and always. I am confident that I will overcome anything that comes my way because You are with me every step of the way. Let my heart rest in knowing that difficulties bring us closer to You as we fully rely on Your saving power and You never disappoint us. Lead me through these hard times. Order my steps. Let Your presence be magnified in my life. Amen.
19. God’s Peace Prayer
God of all peace, You are the source of all hope in life. My circumstances are far from peaceful at this time Lord but Your peace is not the peace that the world offers. Your peace can transcend the situation I find myself in. My heart is troubled Lord, You said You can take away my fear. Give me Your peace and let it transform my mind, my heart and my actions. I can’t see a way out, but You can make a way. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
20. Let My Heart Meditate Prayer
Mighty Father, My heart rejoices in Your promises. My strength comes from You. I am fully rested in Your grace and Your promise of protection and companionship, no matter how difficult the situation is. I can confidently say that, though I walk through the valleys of shadows of death, I shall not fear, for You are with me. Your staff and Your rod, they comfort me. Let my heart meditate on Your word every day. Amen.
21. God Is with Me Prayer
Faithful Father, You have never left my side. Although I have often wandered from You, You have always remained beside me. With You at my side, I will not be shaken, whatever life throws at me. Help me to always place You at the center, guiding my path and protecting me from evil. As I experience the brokenness of this world would You refresh my soul to continue praising You. There is no God like You, You are worthy of all my praise. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
22. Be My Guide Prayer
Heavenly Father, I humble myself before You asking for Your hand of support during these difficult situations. You are my refuge and my strength; my present help in trouble. Hold my hand and do not let me fall. Let Your grace be upon me during these times of anguish. My trust is in Your love which never fails, and Your power that knows no boundaries. Be my guide. Amen.