Prayer For Grace And Strength

Lord, I'm weary. My energy is sagging, and my motivation is lagging. And I am so in need of you. I need your strength and your fresh touch to get back on track again. Your Word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. If that's true, then I need your joy to replace all the bone-tired parts of my mind, body, and soul.

The pressures of life sometimes push me into a corner, rendering me helpless to move forward. A hundred voices call my name, and I feel paralyzed at times to answer, not knowing where to turn. Lord, help me not to quit, to keep running the race faithfully, and to find strength in that safe, secret place of yours, under the shadow of the Almighty.

I need your strength to say no when I'm tempted to surrender to harmful things, or when selfishness clings to my clothes and won't let go. I need your strength to say yes, when cowardice and fear nudge me to deny the convictions of my heart. I need your strength to reach out in love to those both close to me and all around me. When don't I need your strength, God?

You are my rock, and I run to you today, believing that you will lift up my heavy arms, that you will fuel me for the tasks you've given me, and that your joy will completely consume the weakness of my life and make me strong again. I don't want to stay grounded, crippled by limitations and failed attempts. I'm tired of feeble efforts. Lord, I want to mount up with wings like an eagle and not just fly. I want to soar.

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Renew my strength, Lord. Fill me with your supernatural power to overcome each obstacle in my path. With my eyes on you, Lord, with you walking beside me, working through me, I can make it. Thank you, Lord!

In Jesus's name, Amen

O my God and my all,
in Thy goodness and mercy,
grant that before I die
I may regain all the graces
which I have lost through my carelessness and folly.

Permit me to attain the degree of merit and perfection
to which Thou didst desire to lead me,
and which I failed by my unfaithfulness to reach.

Mercifully grant also that others regain the graces
which they have lost through my fault.
This I humbly beg through the merits
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and Immaculate Virgin Mary.


Dear Lord, Your Word says that when we wait on You, You will renew our strength (Isaiah 40:31). Although my strength is depleted, I am choosing to rest and spend time in Your presence, recharging my battery. I refuse to run myself ragged, listening to the voice of the enemy that I should just try harder or work longer. I trust in Your infinite capacity of strength. It will never run out. Thank You for working in my weakness and pouring Your strength into me. In Jesus' name, amen.

God, today I faced things that felt like too much for me. And tomorrow I'm going to face more of the same things and probably new challenges as well. I need Your strength. I need You to hold me up and stand next to me in life's storms. Perhaps I never really understood how literal Your promises are to give us strength for the day. Maybe tomorrow could be my opportunity to learn what that means on a deeper level. But right now, I am praying for supernatural strength and healing to permeate every cell of my being so that I can find renewed strength beyond my natural ability. I know that this strength comes from You. In Jesus' name, amen.

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 on 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 guiding as I journey onwards with you. I love you Father. Amen.

Father, Today, I forgot that I am your child, I lost my identity, just so lonely and tired. I felt small and wounded, my spirit lacked hope, Confusion came over my mind and my heart. Then a small seed of prayer formed and cried out to you, Father, my Father come make me anew. Slowly and gently a new feeling grew. I'm adopted and cherished, held safe in you. I inherit the Kingdom, I'm known and I'm loved. I belong, I have value to heaven above. I need not reject myself, for you will be, The strength in my weakness, I'm here Lord use me! Then I felt your great Spirit rise up within, Cutting through chains that bind, washing each sin. I began to wake up, to seek and to find, A crown of salvation that covers my mind. A strong coat of righteousness, I wear over my heart, And a bright belt of truth which sets me apart. For the sword of the Spirit is truly my guide, I stand with feet ready, in Your love I reside.

Dear Lord, I come before you and ask for Your strength within me. A strength not of the world but of Your kingdom. To refrain from judgement and feast on love. To push out greed and hold tight to joy. To dispel pride and rise with humility. To quell anger and rest in self control. To shun greed and rest in giving. To turn from power and embrace service. To let go of resentment and rest in peace. To push through fear and walk forwards in grace. To run with faith, soar with forgiveness, And allow your eternal strength to abide with me. Amen.

God be surrounding you, his peace be yours, Amidst this great storm you're safe in his arms. God be above you, his lighthouse will shine, Rays of pure kingdom light gently down. God be behind you, with waves that will cleanse, Sweeping away hurt to new life again. God be beneath you, your bare feet will tread Upon softest grace sand wherever you're led. God be beside you, you walk hand in hand, Filling your mind with new colours and plans. God be within you, restoring your soul, With breezes of healing and eternities gold.

How I praise and thank You Father, that You are a God Who is mighty in strength and Who fully understands the frailties and fears that we face in our daily lives. And so, I come to You to ask for Your abundant grace and never-failing strength, so that I may face life's difficulties with confidence, knowing that Your grace is sufficient to deal with every eventuality, for Your strength is made perfect in our weaknesses.
How I praise You that Your good purposes towards Your children never change. Thank You, that You have promised to finish a good work in me and to carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus, to Your praise and glory.
Give me Your grace and Your strength I pray, to face all the issues I may encounter today, with a heart that is willing to pray, Thy will not mine be done. Help me to be a living sacrifice unto You, which I know can only be achieved as I die to self daily and live moment by moment for Christ, to Whom be all praise and glory, and in Whose name I pray,