25 Powerful Short Prayers for Hope, Strength and Faith

When you are looking to deepen your faith in Christ, try out one of these powerful short prayers for hope, strength, and faith to keep you encouraged.

Better Future Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for your son, Jesus. Through him, we get to enjoy a great future. But Lord, we go through so many trials that leave us feeling discouraged and hopeless about the future. So many bad things are happening today that are causing me to lose hope in the great future that you have promised. Give me hope and strength that I may be able to stand in faith and continue to walk in your great plans. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Feeling Helpless Prayer
O Lord, I am helpless. I don’t know where to run to right now but in your presence. Things are not working out for my good; it is from one problem to another. I am struggling financially, and my health is deteriorating. Fill my heart with hope that I may fight for my healing in faith. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me. Rescue me and lift my head high, Father. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Weak Faith Prayer
Father God, my faith has weakened. I keep doubting so many things that you have promised us. The devil is feeling my mind with doubtful thoughts, making it hard for me to remain in faith. I don’t feel spiritually strong anymore. The harder I try to remain in faith, the more I fail. Purify my mind from all the lies of the enemy and give me a deeper revelation of your word. Remind me of your unconditional love, that I may continue walking in your ways. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Better Life Prayer
Lord God, fill my heart with hope for a better life. Lift me that my foes may not rejoice over me. Give me the strength to live one step at a time. Help me to regard the works of your hands that hope may rise on the inside, and my faith may build up. I greatly rejoice in you, and with my song, I give you praise. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Walk in Your Light Prayer
Lord, I cry unto you in my distress. Do not be silent, for I am discouraged and weak. Hear my supplications O Lord, for you are my strength and shield. I trust in you always, and I am helped. May I always walk in your light that I may fight the good fight of faith. Be my saving strength always that I may see your goodness in the land of the living. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Endurance Prayer
Dear God, I will praise you with all my heart. I will speak about your marvelous work. I will rejoice and sing your praise. Be my refuge and strength in times of trouble, for I put my trust in you. Give me endurance for my sorrows have multiplied. May the joy of the Lord be my strength even in hopeless situations. Strengthen and uphold me with your righteous right hand. You are my God; I will praise you forever. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Overwhelmed Prayer
King of glory, it is written in your word that those who seek you lack no good thing. Lord, I seek you today, for I am overwhelmed. There is so much for me to do, and I don’t know how to balance it all. Sometimes I feel like quitting, but God, I can’t stop being a parent or walk away from my career. I need to be there for my family and to do what you have called me to do in the marketplace. Please give me divine strength that I may keep on doing great exploits for your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Surrender Prayer
O Lord, sometimes it is just easier to hold on to pain and disappointment than it is to surrender to you. But holding on does not make things better if anything; they only become worse. So today, I choose to surrender all my problems, disappointment, and pain to you. Father, deliver my soul from the wicked with your sword and cause me to triumph over them. Protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Spiritual Attack Prayer
Father, you are my rock and fortress, my deliverer and strength. I put my trust in you completely. Please, Lord, attend to my cry and give ear to my prayer. Deliver me speedily and put me out of the net that the enemy has secretly laid for me. Lord, have mercy on me, for I am in trouble. Give me divine strength for my strength fails, and my life is spent with grief. I will keep trusting in you for you are my God, and my times are in your hands. Thank you, Father, for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Challenging Times Prayer
Heavenly Father, my family, and friends have abandoned me because I am struggling financially. Instruct me in the way that I should go and guide me with your eye. Surround me with your mercy, for I trust in you. Deliver me from all my fears and cause me to triumph over all my enemies. Lord, turn my mourning into dancing that I may shout for joy and glorify your name. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Dealing with Failure Prayer
Lord, I feel so embarrassed because I have failed miserably in my marriage, and now I’m on the verge of getting a divorce. You hate divorce, and I do not want to go through this. Come to my rescue, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to fight against the schemes of the enemy. Send confusion into the camp of the enemy that has risen against me and cause his plans to fail. Restore my marriage and cause us to love ourselves unconditionally. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Hard Year Prayer
Father God, this year is proving to be very hard for my family and me. We are struggling financially, our health is failing, and we no longer live in peace and harmony like before. Lord, my hope is in you; deliver us from all our troubles. Help us to enjoy good health and open financial doors. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for delivering us from trouble and preserving us, Amen.

Business Prayer
Heavenly Father, I want to thank you for calling me into the marketplace. Thank you for putting me in this world and the market at such a time that I may make a difference for the glory of your holy name. But Lord, I am already facing many challenges that are causing me to be anxious. Help me to be strong and courageous that I may be able to run this business successfully. Give me divine strength to keep going even when things are difficult and not working my way. May I always remember that this is not about me or about making money but about bringing glory to your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Family Prayer
Jesus, thank you for my beautiful family. Lord, help us to continue putting our trust in you every day. May we be a source of encouragement to one another. Above all else, help us to always turn to you for strength. Lord, let your joy be our strength all the days of our lives. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Healing Prayer
Blessed Father, preserve and keep me alive. Strengthen me on my bed of sickness and sustain me on my sickbed. Have mercy and heal my soul, for I have sinned against you and you alone. Remove disease from my body and restore health. Cause me to walk in divine strength and to enjoy your goodness in the land. Blessed be your name O Lord for you are the help of my countenance and my God. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Guard My Heart Prayer
Dear God, the temptations of this world are becoming too strong. Sometimes I become too scared that I will not manage to stay strong to the end. Holy Spirit, help me to guard my heart by centering my thoughts on the word of God and not the things of this world. Convict my heart whenever I stray from the path that you set for me and draw me to the heart of worship. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Negative Thinking Prayer
Oh Lord, your word says that I have the mind of Christ, but I am struggling with thoughts that do not glorify your name. When I wake up in the morning, these thoughts flood my mind, and I keep struggling with them throughout the day. I feel so bad and ashamed; I do not want to think this way anymore. Purify my mind and fill me with thoughts of hope and faith. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Faith in the Unseen God Prayer
O God, I get mocked by my family and friends for believing in a God who is not seen. But I know you exist, and you’re the true living God who is and who was. Nobody can take your place. When my faith is challenged, help me to stand firm in your word, which is true and living. May I always remember the good things that you have done for me that I may continue to stand firm in the faith. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Unbelief Prayer
Father God, as I read your word, let it become alive so that unbelief can be removed from my heart. Uproot the stronghold of unbelief from my heart and let your light dispel the darkness in my heart that is causing me not to believe in your word. Remove any barricades that have been placed in my heart by the enemy to cause me to doubt you and walk in unbelief. May I accept the love you have for me and walk in it for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Defeat Worry Prayer
Lord Jesus, you tell us in the word not to worry about what we shall eat, drink, or put on. But the truth is sometimes I find myself worrying about my basic needs. I become overwhelmed by thoughts of defeat and see myself as a failure in life. Lord, help me to defeat these evil thoughts because I know they’re lies from the enemy. Set a standard over my mind and help me to focus on your word, for it is the truth. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

The Broken Hearted Prayer
Lord, my heart is broken into a thousand pieces. The people I loved the most have disappointed me by planning evil against me so that I can fall and be ashamed. May your word bring hope in my heart. May it revive and help me to find comfort in you. Mend my heart with your love and help me to walk in your strength. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Single Mother Prayer
Gracious Lord, you overcame death on the cross, and because of that, we are victorious. As I start life as a single mum, help me to become victorious in all that I do. Give me hope and strength to take care of my children in a way that is pleasing to you, Lord. I don’t know how I’ll do it, but I know you’re with me and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Temptation Prayer
Lord Jesus, when temptation seems so strong, help me to put my hope in you knowing that just the way you overcame temptation while you were on earth, you will help me to overcome. Give me the strength to fight against the lies of the enemy and help me to remain firm in faith when I stumble and fall. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Healing Prayer
Father God, my body is hurting, I am in so much pain, and I feel like quitting this fight. But you sent your son Jesus to die on the cross for me. It is because of that, I’m whole and healed. Grant me faith to stand firm on your healing promises that I may experience wholeness and restoration in my body. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Eternal Life Prayer
Oh, heavenly Father, thank you for your son Jesus for, in him, I find hope for eternal life. Thank you for that great love for us. Help us to spread your word that other people all over the world may know about your son Jesus and receive him as their Lord and Savior. May they find hope and strength in him and serve him faithfully so that they can enjoy eternal life. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, 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.