A Prayer for Facing Trials


Father,

I approach your “throne of grace with confidence, so that I may receive mercy and find grace to help me in my time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Thank you that if I “ask anything according to your will, you hear me” (1 John 5:14). And you not only hear me, but you also know what I’m going to say, for, “Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely” (Psalm 139:4). So Father, I trust that you are listening, you know what I need, and you will give me grace and peace to get through this time.

Father, I am tired. I am weak. I feel hopeless. But in you, I can run and not grow weary, have strength, and have hope (Isaiah 40:31). I ask that you would draw near to me as I draw near to you, and breathe fresh life into my lungs. Fill me with peace that surpasses all understanding and guard my heart and mind (Philippians 4:7). Hold me in your loving arms, and cover me in your love.

Forgive me for running from you and to other things or people when life gets hard. God, you alone are “my portion; therefore I will wait for you” (Lamentations 3:24). Be first in my heart. Thank you for your grace that covers my sin and makes me new again (Ephesians 1:7). You are my Redeemer. Even in the midst of my sin and failure, you forgive me and call me back to yourself. Thank you for making “everything beautiful in its own time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Because you are greater than all that I am facing, I choose to believe your truths instead of all the lies. I renounce Satan and any lie he is trying to feed me. I claim my right to freedom as your daughter. I am purchased by you “through the death of Christ in his physical body,” and “[a]As a result, you have brought me into your own presence, and I am holy and blameless as I stand before you without a single fault” (Colossians 1:22). Silence the enemy[,] and protect me in your love. Put your truth in my heart that I may hide in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17:8). Protect me like a father protects a small child. Thank you that in you, there is no darkness and no fear.

I proclaim these truths over my life today. I ask, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that you would make these truths feel real in my heart. I know your Word is always true, but I admit that I do not always feel like it’s truth. I choose right now to believe your truth, and trust that as I speak your Word over my life, you will make it feel real in my heart.

  • You will never leave me (Hebrews 13:15).

  • You will be faithful to me (1 Corinthians 10:13).

  • You will show me the path to take (Proverbs 3:6).

  • You will remain constant (Hebrews 13:8).

  • You will grant me peace (Isaiah 26:12).

  • You will rejoice over me and calm my fears (Zephaniah 3:17).

  • You will train me (Psalm 144:1).

  • You will guard my path and protect me (Proverbs 2:8).

  • You will keep your promises (Hebrews 10:23).

  • You will always love me (Jeremiah 31:3).

Thank you for your “perfect love that drives out all fear” (1 John 4:18). I trust that amidst this storm, you are holding me. You will work all things together for your glory and my good (Romans 8:28). Help me to have a Kingdom perspective, and actively take part in the role you want me to play in your story. Thank you that there’s no pressure to be perfect. Instead, just an invitation to walk alongside you. I accept the invitation, and I choose to follow you in this difficult season. Be near, Jesus. I love you.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen

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