8 Prayers for Trusting God in Difficult Times

8 Prayers for Trusting God in Difficult Times

If you’re experiencing a difficult time but you’re not sure how to talk to God about it, here are 8 prayers you can pray based on the scripture to help strengthen your trust God.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Lord, I am going through a trial and I don’t like it and I don’t understand it. But God, I trust you. I trust that you know all things and are in control of all things – even this situation. I spend so much time trying control and fix things on my own, but I know that never works. I need your wisdom. I need your guidance. Please help me.

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Psalm 37:4-6  

God, help me to delight in YOU and in your word. Line up my heart with yours so that I desire the things that you desire. Help me to trust you more; in the big things and the little things. Help me to believe that you are working on my behalf.      

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

God, I love you and I’m so thankful that you have redeemed me and that you call me your child. I belong to you. You are a good God and I trust that you are doing a good thing in my life, even though sometimes I struggle to see it. .

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6 

Lord, I confess that I don’t always acknowledge you. I don’t always turn to you in difficult times. Forgive me for that, God. Right now I seek YOU and your wisdom. Please show me what to do, God.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

God, I am so thankful that you are all-knowing and all-powerful! I admit that I worry and stress about so many things in life. But God I turn all that worry over to you. Please take it from me. YOU are in control of my future, and I place my hope in YOU. 

Further Reading: 4 Keys to Trusting God in Difficult Times

The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7

Lord, I am thankful for your protection and your strength. I am weak…but that’s ok because YOU are strong for me. I praise you for that! 

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10

God, it’s so hard for me to be still and quiet and let you show your power in this situation! Forgive me, Jesus. Help me to rest knowing that you are in control of all things. I praise you and I trust you! 

Further Reading: Why is Life So Hard? How to Find Joy in The Suffering

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Lord, I believe in you and I trust that you are a good God! Please fill me with an unexplainable joy and peace despite my hard circumstance. My hope comes from Jesus – and his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave! My sins are forgiven, and that brings me great joy!    

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