We live in a world full of troubling times, a world where hopes and aspirations are hardly realised, plenty of pressure on every side are and people facing various disappointments are on the increase, and sometimes, as believers because we are human and we live in the same world, we are also caught up in some of this challenges. At such times as these, there arises need for prayer of encouragement.
Let’s pray this prayer, particularly if you are presently going through any difficult time or perhaps your loved one is.
Prayer of encouragement
Father of all comfort and grace, you are the divine source of encouragement and fortitude, I come to you today in absolute confidence and trust in your word, I ask for strength and courage to stand in this trying time and to come out victorious.
I draw strength and comfort in my inner man by your Holy Spirit. I decree and declare that I am strengthened spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally. My faith shall not grow cold, I shall finish strong and I am more than conqueror through Christ Jesus. I am not of them that quit and lose out, I will trust in you all, for I know that my victory is assured in Christ.
Father, I pray for the brethren going through trying times that thou O Lord will strengthen and encourage their heart through the Holy Spirit, that their faith in Christ don’t shake and that they come out triumphantly giving you all the glory and praise, through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Why we need prayer of encouragement?
To encourage is to draw strength during crises. A prayer of encouragement is simply to pray for strength during crises.
Sometimes one prays these prayers not only for oneself but also for other friends and loved ones who find themselves in crisis.
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulations; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”
Peace does not suggest absence of war or crisis, it means finding strength and stability in the midst of them.
Psalm 61:1-2 “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I”
Beloved, the Bible categorically made it clear that we won’t go through life without challenges as believers, however, at such times, when we pray prayers of encouragement; we birth strength in our hearts to hold on till victory will come.
When you go through times that appears as if the integrity of God’s word challenged, times when loved ones depart to glory, or times when businesses and careers fails, times when relationships threatens to breakdown, at such times, the savior is just a prayer away. When we pray prayer of encouragement, He does not come with explanations; He comes with His very presence, releasing peace into your heart. James 5:13 “is any afflicted among you, let him pray”
Remember that hymn? “What a friend we have in Jesus”. He is a friend both in the good times and seemingly bad times. Don’t forfeit your peace, refuse to bear needless pains, just call on Him in prayers, and He will encourage your heart. Peace will come.
Also read: PRAYER FOR SUCCESS – What Does It Mean?