13 Soothing Prayers for Comfort in Difficult Times

One of the best ways to bring peace and comfort to your life is to pray for relief from our God above. These soothing prayers for comfort in difficult times will aid you in finding some balance as you lean on the promises of the Lord.

Compassion Prayer
Lord of all grace, comfort me with your compassion in this difficult time. I am your child, I belong to you and you have compassion on all that you have made. Fill my heart with the assurance that you are slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love towards me. In your mercy, may I find peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Lift Me Up Prayer
Everlasting Father, as I walk through circumstances that cause confusion and pain, remind me that your kingdom endures throughout all generations. Help me put my trust in you, knowing you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Lift me up as I fall and raise my head when I feel overwhelmed. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Draw Near Prayer
Loving God, please draw near to me as I call on you. When the weight of the world drags me down, let me know that you are near. You say that you fulfill the desires of all those who put their trust in you. Lord, I trust that I can find satisfaction and fulfillment in you. Hear my cry and rescue me, God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Not Forsaken Prayer
Heavenly Father, bring peace to my mind and my heart as I struggle through discontent. Help me to count my blessings and find rest in you. I take hold of the promises in your word when you say “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Help me to live in the light of those words, Lord, with the confidence that you have not left my side and you never will. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Comfort in Suffering Prayer
Faithful God, remember your promise to give your people hope. I need your hope when I feel hopeless. My comfort in suffering is this: that your promises will preserve my life. You have never broken a promise. You have never gone back on your word. Soothe me with the certainty of your faithful love. Help me to know that you will never turn your back on me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Give Me Strength Prayer
Lord of all power, give me strength. As I feel tossed around by life’s storms, may I know that you are my rock, the solid ground on which I can stand and catch my breath. You are my fortress, Lord. You protect me from harm. You are my deliverer, my shield and my stronghold. If you are for me, who can be against me? May I find my strength in you right now. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Remove My Fear Prayer
Heavenly Father, help me when I feel afraid. When I feel surrounded by trouble and pressure help me know I am surrounded by you. What can the world throw at me when you are with me? You are my helper, Lord. Help me. Replace my fear with trust in your character. Replace my fear of circumstances with faith in you, the living and active God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Rescue Prayer
Loving Father, reach down and pull me out of these deep waters. You are my rescuer. When I experience disaster, let me lean on you and find support. When I feel abandoned, remind me that you delight in me and are leading me on a good path towards great joy. You created me, you know me better than anyone else and you know my situation inside out. You know what is best for me, Lord. Guide me in your ways. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Eternal Perspective Prayer
God of eternity, as I look around me in the world I see pain, suffering and confusion. Remind me that my future is in eternity with you. One day you will wipe away every tear from every eye. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. As I long for that day when I will dwell with you, Lord, give me the peace and grace I need to live my life for you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Compassion and Understanding Prayer
Compassionate Lord, I thank you that when I am miserable you do not turn your back on me. You know each and every tear I cry and the circumstances that caused them. When I feel like no one understands, remind me that you understand. When I feel like no one cares, remind me that you care. When it feels like the whole world is against me, help me to feel secure in the knowledge that you are for me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Joy Instead of Sorrow Prayer
O Lord my God, when I feel anger rising within me towards others, help me to look to you. You are slow to anger and your grace lasts a lifetime. Your grace is enough to cover my failures. When I feel despair, may I experience the reality of your word which says that weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning. Help me to see the light of your love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Brokenhearted Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, hear my cry to you. Where else can I find deliverance from my troubles? Help is only found in you. You hear me when I cry to you. When I feel brokenhearted, you promised that you will be close to me in those moments of pain. When I feel crushed in spirit, you promised that you will restore my soul. Let me cling onto your promises. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Comfort in Trouble Prayer
God of all comfort, please bring comfort to me in my time of trouble. There is no circumstance beyond your power, no person beyond your love. I ask that I would know your comforting presence. Use me, Lord, to comfort others with the comfort I have received from you. May your peace overflow in my life and bless those around me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.