If you are feeling like you are currently left in a hopeless situation, it is best to look to Jesus. Here are 6 good prayers for desperate situations.
A Banner of Victory Prayer
Lord, I feel helpless in the face of my circumstances. In my time of trouble, hear my cry and keep me safe from all harm. Send help from heaven and strengthen me. I know You will rescue me and answer me, and I will raise a banner of victory in the name of my God. I will rise up and stand firm. I give thanks and praise to You, my God and my Redeemer, mighty to save. Amen.
All Things Are Possible Prayer
Heavenly Father, I am desperate, please hear my prayer. With man, this may be impossible, but with God all things are possible. Please make all my plans succeed, clear away these obstacles and make my path smooth. Thank You for answering all my prayers, and taking action to bring me victory with Your great power. I boast in the name of the Lord my God. Amen.
Deflect These Arrows Prayer
God of heaven’s armies, rescue me from this perilous situation. Deflect these arrows that are aimed at me. Rise up in power. May Your strong right hand lift me to a place of security. I thank You for granting my request. Oh Most High, I know Your unfailing love will keep me from stumbling. Thank You for Your eternal blessings and the joy of Your presence. Amen.
My Groans for Help Prayer
My God, my God, I feel abandoned by You! Why are You so far away? Do You hear my groans for help? And yet, You have been my God from the moment I was born. You are my strength – come quickly to my aid! I trust You, and I know You won’t let me down. When trouble is near, only You can save me. I will praise You because all who seek the Lord will rejoice with everlasting joy. Amen.
Prayer to the Good Shepherd
My Good Shepherd, in this time of distress and despair, I ask that You walk close beside me through this dark valley. Protect and comfort me, renew my strength, and guide me along the right path. I will not be afraid when You are with me. I have all that I need, for You are my great provider. Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life. Amen.
Have Mercy Prayer
Mighty God, I come to You with a seemingly hopeless situation. I need help, fast! Point out to me the road to follow, for You are the God who saves me. I put my hope in You. Remember me in the light of Your compassion and unfailing love. Turn to me and have mercy, for I am in deep distress. My problems go from bad to worse; save me from them all. Thank You, blessed Savior. 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.