There are many points in life when you need to lend a helping hand. These powerful prayers for a friend in need of strength will aid you in finding the inspiration and words to bring comfort.
Wonderful Counselor, my friend is in need of strength right now. It hurts my heart to see that their soul is weary with sorrow because of the many trials and tribulations that he/she has endured. Father, please strengthen my friend according to Your word! I declare that my friend will finally be strong in You and in Your mighty power. I declare that a season of peace and strength will overcome my friend, Amen.
Psalm 119:28& Ephesians 6:10
Beautiful One, Your word states that those who hope in You will renew their strength. I pray that my friend will find hope in You so that they can find strength in You. I believe that one day my friend will soar on wings like eagles; my friend will run and not grow weary, he/she will walk and not be faint, in Jesus’ Name. This period of weakness is only momentary, I know that You are working in their favor! Amen.
Jehovah Shalom, Prince of Peace, I rejoice in knowing that Your grace is sufficient, for Your power is made perfect in weakness. I place my friend before You today because my friend remains in his/her weakness, but instead, You want Your people to boast gladly about their weaknesses, so that Your power may rest upon them. Lord, I pray that my friend realizes that in their weakness is an opportunity to experience Your strength, Amen.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Majesty, You are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble! Lord, You are the source of strength that my friend seeks, please reveal Yourself to my friend, please make Yourself known in my friend’s trials! Righteous God, do not be far from my friend. You are his/her strength, please come quickly to help him/her. My friend needs You, so I pray for an increase in strength in Your Matchless Holy Name, Amen.
Psalm 46:1 & Psalm 22:19
Eternal God, I prophesy that my friend will realize that You are their strength and shield! My friend’s heart will trust in You despite what he/she goes through because You will be his/her help. My heart leaps for joy, and with the song of joy in my heart, I praise You for being my friend’s deliverer. Lord, You are the strength of Your people, a fortress of salvation for Your anointed ones. Thank You for being the everlasting source of strength for Your people, Amen.
Awesome Saviour, You are my strength and my defense; You have become my salvation. I pray for my friend who has not yet experienced You as their strength and defense or salvation. I pray that You soften my friend’s heart, I pray that pride will not get in the way of You being my friend’s source of strength. Hear the cries of my heart on behalf of my friend, make a change today, Amen.
God of Love, be gracious to my friend because it is clear that he/she longs for You. My friend has been sought out by the adversary to be killed or destroyed, but I pray against defeat in Jesus’ Name. I pray that You will be my friend’s strength every morning and my friend’s salvation in time of distress. Thank You in advance for answering my prayer, thank You for being the source of strength that my friend needs, Amen.
Jehovah Nissi, Lord You reign in victory! You give strength to the wary and You increase the power of the weak! Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in You will renew their strength. I know that it is You who can renew the strength of my friend who lacks strength; I know that You can help my friend soar above the weakness he/she currently feels, Amen.
Dear Lord, I pray that You, my Sovereign God, will be the strength that my friend is searching for. Lord, it is You who can make a person’s feet like the feet of a deer, You enable an individual to tread on the heights (like the deer does). I pray that You strengthen my friend’s feet as he/she journeys through difficulty, through terrain that is unfamiliar and challenging. I proclaim that my friend will not be defeated because You are the source of true strength, Amen.
Check out this great video on learning to use the strength of gentleness to bring comfort and aid to friends in need.
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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.