Giving words of encouragement is fulfilling and challenging at the same time. Sometimes, we worry about whether we are saying the right words or not to someone, especially to our friends and loved ones.
It is important to be careful of our words and consider the feelings or situation of the person we are talking to. Of course, we want to comfort them and make them feel relieved. But in times of great sadness and hopelessness, we often run out of encouraging words and the ability to cheer up our friends. When that time comes, don’t forget that you can always offer a prayer of encouragement for them. (Read: 4 Simple Prayers for Beloved Friends)
If you ever feel like your words are not enough to encourage or comfort your friends, regain strength and encourage them through these prayers.
A prayer for encouragement and strength
Lord, You are the wind in my sails You guide me as I steer and find direction. You give me the strength to keep on going. You watch over me as I navigate stormy seas. You are the harbour where I stop for rest. You are my encouragement when I lose hope. You are the lighthouse that keeps my path safe. You are with me always. Thank you. Amen.
Prayer for strength and guidance
O Lord, I give you my worries and concerns and I ask for your guidance. You see it all, the outer circumstances, the inner turmoil. I know that you understand my life, that sometimes my heart weighs heavy with trouble. Right now I lay all these things before you. I breathe in, safe in the knowledge that I am held by grace. I breathe out, knowing that I am held secure in your arms. And I wait for you. For you are all truth, you are overflowing love, you are a beacon of hope and a fortress of faith. Lord, I choose to be attentive to your voice. May I be alert to your Spirit’s guidance as I journey onwards with you. I love you Father. Amen.
Prayer for hope and strength
Almighty God, You reach into the darkness with hope, truth and light. Stretch out your strong hand in this situation, hold and rescue those who have suffered. Let your almighty love move mountains, cross seas and breathe life into the darkest places. Light that redeems. Light that restores. Light that heals. Light that protects. Light that saves. There is nothing higher, stronger or greater than your love. We trust in you.
Prayer from lords-prayer-words.com.