Prayer for Breakthrough: Praying Anyway in the Midst of Doubt

Prayer for Breakthrough: Praying Anyway in the Midst of Doubt

Struggling with Prayer When Needing a Breakthrough?

It is a struggle to pray sometimes. When I’m in a bad mood. When I have doubts. When something seems impossible to change. But what might happen if I decided to pray in spite of our seemingly impossible circumstances?

Whether you’re praying for breakthrough in a struggle with sin, a financial breakthrough, a breakthrough in anxiety (or so many more) we want to help you find the words to say when you pray. Find those helpful prayers below.

Why pray?

“Many people had gathered and were praying.”

Acts 12:12

In the book of Acts, we see man praying for Peter, who was in prison for preaching about Jesus. An angel visited Peter in jail. His chains fell off and they—Peter and the angel—miraculously walked past every guard in the prison on their way out.

The people who had been praying for his release couldn’t believe what God did—even though it was exactly what they had been praying for. They, like you and me, had doubts. But that didn’t keep them from praying. So what should you do with your doubts, fears, and questions?

Pray Anyway

Pray anyway. Whether you can imagine your situation changing, or not. Whether God responds the way you think He should, or not. Whether you have doubts or not. Pray anyway. Why? Because God listens. And He answers prayer. Even those prayed in times of doubt and struggle.

Powerful Song and Lyrics About Praying for Breakthrough

Don’t Stop Praying by Matthew West can be a daily anthem for anyone feeling weary in their prayer life. It reinforces the truth that God is always listening and working behind the scenes, even when we can’t see immediate results. Hear this song and more when you listen to JOY FM!

What’s your impossible? Your “I need a miracle”
What’s got you barely hanging by a single thread?
What looks so hopeless now? What weighs down your heart with doubt?
You beg for a breakthrough, but no sign of breakthrough yet

When you’ve cried, and you’ve cried ’til your tears run dry
The answer won’t come, and you don’t know why
And you wonder if you can bow your head even one more time

Don’t stop praying
Don’t stop calling on Jesus’ name

What if you don’t know what to pray?

There are so many times in the waiting where it can almost feel like you’ve run out of things to say to God.

You’ve prayed the same prayers over and over, and still, there seems to be no change. It’s easy to feel discouraged, wondering if your prayers are even being heard. In these moments of silence and uncertainty, it can be comforting to remember that we are not alone in our struggles.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

Romans 8:26-27 NIV

When we don’t have the words, the Holy Spirit is praying on our behalf. The Spirit understands our deepest needs and desires, even those we can’t articulate. When our own words fall short, the Spirit steps in, expressing the inexpressible with groans that communicate directly with God.

Prayers for Breakthrough

You know the challenges I face and the burdens that weigh me down. I ask for Your divine intervention and guidance. Open doors that seem impossible to open, and make a way where there seems to be no way.

Strengthen my faith and help me to trust in Your perfect timing and wisdom. I surrender my worries and fears to You, knowing that You are in control and that You have a plan for my life. Fill me with Your peace and assurance as I wait for Your miraculous work. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough from Sin

I come before You, confessing my sins and seeking Your forgiveness. I acknowledge my weaknesses and the ways I have fallen short of Your glory. I ask for Your strength to overcome these sins and to break free from any habits or behaviors that separate me from You. Cleanse my heart and mind, and renew my spirit with Your grace and mercy. Help me to turn away from temptation and to walk in the path of righteousness. Surround me with Your love and support, and guide me toward a life that honors and pleases You. Thank You for Your unending grace and forgiveness. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

A Prayer for Financial Breakthrough

Gracious God,
I come to You with a heavy heart, struggling with financial difficulties. I ask for Your provision and blessing over my finances. Help me to manage my resources wisely and to trust You. Open doors of opportunity and lead me to ways that can improve my financial situation.

Bless my efforts and hard work, and grant me the wisdom to make sound financial decisions. Remove any fear or anxiety about my financial future, and replace it with confidence in Your ability to provide for all my needs. Thank You, Lord, for Your faithfulness and for always being my provider. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough for My Church

Almighty God,
I lift up my church to You, asking for a powerful breakthrough in our ministry and community. Strengthen our unity and resolve to serve You faithfully. Ignite a renewed passion for worship and outreach among our congregation. Open doors for us to impact our community in meaningful ways, sharing Your love and truth with those around us.

Bless our leaders with wisdom, courage, and vision to guide us according to Your will. May our church be a beacon of hope and light, drawing people closer to You. We trust in Your plan and Your power to bring about growth and transformation. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough for Healing

Heavenly Father,
I come before You seeking healing, both physically and emotionally. You are the Great Physician, and I trust in Your power to heal and restore. Please touch my body and mind with Your healing hands, bringing relief from pain, sickness, and distress. Strengthen my faith as I wait for Your healing touch, and fill me with Your peace that surpasses all understanding.

Help me to lean on You during this time, knowing that You are with me every step of the way. Grant me patience and hope as I trust in Your perfect timing for my healing. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough Against Anxiety

I come to You overwhelmed by anxiety and fear. You know the worries that plague my mind and the weight that burdens my heart. I ask for Your deliverance from these anxious thoughts and feelings. Fill me with Your peace and calm, reminding me that You are in control and that I can trust in Your unfailing love.

Help me to cast all my cares upon You, knowing that You care for me deeply. Strengthen my faith and help me to focus on Your promises rather than my fears. Guide me to find rest and comfort in Your presence, and grant me the courage to face each day with confidence and hope. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough in Parenting

Heavenly Father,
I come before You today seeking Your guidance and wisdom in my journey as a parent. Parenting can be challenging, and I often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities and decisions I must make. I ask for Your strength and patience to nurture and guide my children according to Your will. Help me to be a loving and supportive parent, reflecting Your love and grace in all I do. Grant me the wisdom to teach and discipline with kindness and understanding. Fill our home with Your peace and joy, and help me to trust in Your guidance as I raise my children. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough from Loneliness

Dear Lord,
I come to You feeling the weight of loneliness and isolation. You know the depths of my heart and the longing for connection and companionship. I ask for Your comfort and presence to fill this void in my life. Surround me with Your love and help me to feel Your nearness. Lead me to meaningful relationships and connections with others who can provide support and friendship. Help me to reach out and be open to new opportunities for community and fellowship. Remind me that I am never truly alone, for You are always with me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough in Troubled Relationships

Gracious God,
I lift up my troubled relationships to You, seeking Your healing and restoration. You know the pain and misunderstandings that have caused division and hurt. I ask for Your wisdom and grace to navigate these difficult times. Help me to forgive and to seek forgiveness where it is needed. Open lines of communication and soften hearts, allowing for reconciliation and healing. Guide us to find common ground and to rebuild trust and understanding. May Your love and peace reign in our relationships, bringing about a breakthrough that restores harmony and unity. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

A Prayer for Breakthrough from Fear

Loving Father,
I come to You with a heart weighed down by fear and worry. You know the things that frighten me and the anxieties that keep me awake at night. I ask for Your deliverance from these fears and for Your peace to fill my heart and mind. Strengthen my faith and help me to trust in Your protection and provision. Remind me of Your promises and Your presence with me always. Help me to face my fears with courage, knowing that You are by my side. Grant me the assurance that, with You, I have nothing to fear. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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