Prayer For Hopelessness

O God, You keep track of all my sorrows; You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. I come to You fully confident that this desperate problem will retreat when I call to You for help. You are on my side this I know! I thank You even now for Your help, for You have kept my feet from slipping. O God, how wonderful to walk in Your presence, in Your life-giving light. Amen.

Father God, the darkness has taken hold of me and I can't find my way back to the light. In this moment, ending it all seems like the best option, the only option, the only way to escape. Yet, there is something in me that wants your light to snuff out the darkness. So I ask, Lord, that you would do just that. You are the only light that can shine in the darkness.

I know when I'm consumed with thoughts of death I'm believing lies from the enemy. I ask Lord that you would remind me of these truths: when I feel alone, you are with me; when I feel invisible, you see me; when I feel worthless, my value is knowing you and being known by you.

I often feel out of place in this world. I don't fit in and I'm not sure I want to. Remind me that this world is not my home and while, as your child, I will never fit in here, my time here isn't over. Not yet. Please, give me the desire to live.

When I feel like I don't matter, remind me that I was created with purpose. When I don't know or understand why I feel the way I feel - remind me that you know the depth of pain in my heart, in my body and in my being. You know me better than I know myself and yet you still love me.

Remind me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and I am worth more than I know. Remind me that this life is not mine to take. Remind me that suicide is not the only option. Remind me to love you and to love myself.

Remind me that Jesus did not come to earth and die for me so that I could live a defeated life. Help me to desire life and to live fully in you. In Jesus' precious name, Amen.

Dear God of all hope,

I come before thee to ask for your forgiveness for not walking in faith and trusting you.

I fell to the weakness of sin by trusting someone else and worldly things to find both hope and joy.

I know that neither man, beast, or thing can satisfy and feed my soul, nor will they carry me through the storms of life. Only you can do that, Lord.

My heart feels void of hope right now, Lord, and I need you to reach down and grab my hand to pull me up from this pit of despair.

Restore my joy and help me to feel the passion for living yet again. Help me to find purpose by using me, Father.

I trust in you completely and give myself to you.

Give me wisdom to fully see that which I have falsely placed my hope in. May my eyes and heart be focused on you for my needs.

Father, I acknowledge that I have sinned and that I can have eternal life through your Son, who died on the cross for me.

Give me abundant hope, and may my cup runneth over with joy. May my heart beat only for you as I serve you through the remaining days of my life.

Thank you for being the loving God that you are and for patiently waiting on me when I fall away from you.

I trust in you for my today and tomorrow and with every circumstance and situation that may come up in my life.

I pray in Jesus' name - amen.

Father God, right now I feel so hopeless. Everything in my life is going wrong, and I'm not sure if things will ever change for me.

I keep trying to find the silver lining, but it is nowhere to be found. Happiness seems so far away. But Jesus, I know that you are with me.

You are the only one I cling to in times of trouble. You are my hope, the light in all this darkness.

Because of you, I have a joy that transcends my circumstances.

Because of you, I have eternal life. I know that even if I suffer in this life, I have a promise of life forever with you in heaven.

So help me to remember all of your promises toward me. You are faithful, and you will not let me out of your loving care.

Give me endurance to bear my burdens joyfully, knowing that they build my faith in you.

Let my positive attitude be a testimony to your great power in my life. I don't know what the outcome of this situation will be, but I pray that I will come out of it stronger and with a better understanding of your love for me.

Don't ever let me lose heart or despair; with you, I have everything I need.

And above all, help me to keep looking forward to eternity, when all this pain will be wiped from the face of the earth.

I pray this in Jesus' name.


O God, I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of security from my hopelessness. You are my safe refuge, a fortress where trouble cannot touch me. May I rest under the shadow of Your wings, under Your protection. May Your unfailing love and unending faithfulness watch over me. I will sing praises to Your Name forever. Amen.

Oh my God, I'm trapped in desperate straits. I'm weary from distress. I'm in a deep pit. And yet, no matter what, my heart is confident in You. Even now, no matter what, I will waken the dawn with my songs of praise. Lord, Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens, and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Thank You for lifting me out of this pit and setting me on solid ground. Amen.

O God of Deliverances, I am encircled by hopelessness. I am surrounded by trouble, and there is no way out. Come help me, God! See what is happening and help me! You are my strength; I will wait for You to show me the way out. You, oh God, are my fortress. In Your unfailing love, You will stand with me, and together we will look down in triumph over all this adversity. Amen!

God, my Defender, I come to You seeking justice in my helplessness. I bring my case before You. May this unjust situation disappear like water into the thirsty ground. May it dissolve before me, O Righteous Judge. I will rejoice because there truly is a reward for those who live for God. You will take up my cause and declare me victorious! Amen.