Prayer For Feeling Defeated
God, I do not like feeling so inadequate, unorganized, and overwhelmed. I think that I tried my hardest, and yet, it still was not good enough. I feel I have let myself down. Please help me not to be so hard on myself and understand that I am only one person. As much as I may want to, I cannot do everything on my own. With you, though, all things are conquerable! Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Lord, I request your helping hand as I continue to move forward. Help lift some of this weight off my shoulders so that I can have a clear mind to get things done. I will not be defeated. Amen!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Sometimes I feel utterly defeated. I fail people, I let them down, I let myself down, and the weight of it burdens my heart. I don't like feeling like this. I don't like feeling inadequate, unorganized, and overwhelmed. I lay my feelings before You and ask for Your help. Please comfort me and mend my heart. Replenish my confidence. I pray that these defeating feelings will not hinder me in any way or keep me from continuing on. I pray that I can overcome in Jesus' name AMEN!
We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Father, forgive them for sin. Forgive them for worry and fear. Forgive them for being anxious. Forgive them for not giving You their cares. Forgive them for not trusting You at all times. Lord, remind them of those they need to forgive; and help them to be quick to forgive.
Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts the whole earth is full of Your glory. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You are the God who is, who was, and who is to come. You are the Almighty. Now, to You, the King eternal, immortal, invisible. To You, who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Father, You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods. The earth is Yours and all its fullness. You founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. You are God who ascends into the hill and no one can stand in Your holy place. O Lord, You have performed many wonders for us; Your plans for us are too numerous to list. We are grateful that when we, the righteous, cry out, You hear and deliver us out of our troubles. Thank You for giving us Your peace and joy. Thank You for providing a life of hope, abundance, and destiny. Thank You for being our strong tower.
Father, You promised to give rest to all who are weary and carry heavy burdens. Your yoke fits perfectly and the burdens You give are light. We are supposed to trust in You with all of our hearts and not depend on our own understanding so that You can direct our paths. You are the God who brings rest to our souls. Today, we will trust in Your Word and believe that it is operative in the hearts and souls of our members who feel defeated, weary or sad. We confess that though they are surrounded by troubles, You, our Father, will preserve them, and save them with Your power. Father, we expect You to give them peace of mind and we declare that their hearts will not be afraid. We confess, even though they may be pressed on every side by troubles, they will not be crushed or broken. They may feel perplexed, but they will not give up and quit. They may be pursued, but they will not be abandoned. They may be knocked down; but, they will get up again and keep going. Father, we declare that they will sleep without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. There remains a rest for the people of God and we declare that those who feel defeated, weary or sad will obtain and dwell in this rest.
Holy Spirit, we ask You to replace sadness with joy, defeat with victory, and weariness with praise. Help those who feel defeated, weary or sad to focus on Your blessings in their lives rather than on their circumstances. Remind them to praise the Father at all times so they may obtain life and hope. We ask that You bring all things to their memory that concern You and Your plans for their lives. Holy Spirit, please increase their hope as they meditate on God's Word. Help them to not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of their minds. Strengthen and renew them in their innermost being. Destroy the fiery darts of the enemy that attempt to permeate their souls. May they always hear Your voice and obey Your will. Father, help them to overcome their fears.
Holy Spirit, show me how to pray for those around me who are overburdened, weary or sad:
I am afraid to though. I admit I'm afraid You'll let me down and I'll be disappointed.
Help me give my heart more fully over to you. Forgive me for holding parts back from You, or for giving it too easily to other things. I believe that giving you my heart is the very best thing I can do.
You made our hearts, and You don't hold them lightly.
I confess that I don't always believe that I can. I think I know better than you how my life should go. It feels like you make mistakes. It's too easy to doubt that you have my best in mind. Sometimes I even feel like you've abandoned me. Despite these doubts, somehow still, I always, ultimately trust you.
Help me to see this situation I face in light of the truth that You can be trusted. That what I have been feeling is untrue. Remind me that I can count on you all the time, in every way. Help me to know I can trust you, even when I have a hard time believing it.
Oh Lord, sometimes I can't make sense of everything going on around me. I feel so weak. So tired. I try so hard to be strong and hold it all together. I can try to appear unfazed and put together to everyone else, but I can't fake it with you. You see straight through to my heart. You know my need.
In this moment I am so weighed down. I feel like I waved my white flag to the enemy and he's rejoicing in my surrender. I don't want him to win Lord. I want to triumph over him. I need a fresh perspective on this situation. I need energy to get back up and fight the enemy, the evil one who wants to still my joy.
I must confess that sometimes I find myself wondering why we must face struggles and hardships. But I am reminded that while I may not understand the reason, my struggles draw me closer to you. I am given a greater perspective that you are the only thing that I can put my hope in. I am also reminded of the sweetest victory there ever was, your son conquering death and rising again! What a victory!
Though I may feel exhausted and overwhelmed, what a privilege it is to know that You cannot be defeated. You never tire.
Conqueror. Almighty. Defender when I am weak.
I love you Lord. Amen