The Bible is filled with all sorts of prayers. Prayers for strength are one of them. I find it helpful to look and see how other great men and women of God prayed for strength. You may think that there is no hope for you and that God will not give you the strength to get through the situation you are dealing with. Nothing is farther from the truth. Many of these short prayers for strength I have picked are from men that had the same failures and struggles that we all have. If God answered their prayers for strength then He will answer yours!
Listen to this video while you are reading these prayers for strength.
Samson’s Prayer of Strength
In this Bible verse about strength you will see Samson pray for strength after returning to God after he broke his promise to God while in a relationship with an ungodly woman.
28 Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.”
David Prays for Strength in the Psalms
David was no stranger to failure. On more than one occasion he did things that were not right. However by the end of his life he learned how to pray for strength to overcome. He ended up being called “a man after God’s own heart.” This Bible quote on strength tells us that we receive our strength from God.
3 As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.
The Prophet Jeremiah’s Prayer for Strength
The prophet Jeremiah, also called the weeping prophet had the hard task of prophesying the upcoming captivity of the people of God. He needed strength to be able to tell people something that they didn’t want to hear. In this Bible passage on strength we see that he focused on God to receive his strength for the task ahead of him.
Jeremiah’s Prayer of Confidence
19 Lord, you are my strength and fortress, my refuge in the day of trouble! Nations from around the world will come to you and say, “Our ancestors left us a foolish heritage, for they worshiped worthless idols.
A Prayer for Strength Accompanied with Music by the Prophet Habakkuk
Not all prayer is done by bowing your head and folding your hands as we see in this Bible quote concerning strength from the prophet Habakkuk. Praise, worship and singing are all forms of prayer as well.
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.
(For the choir director: This prayer is to be accompanied by stringed instruments.)
2 Prayers for Strength from the Apostle Paul
The Apostle Paul was no stranger to trials and tribulations. He was beaten, abandoned, stoned, left for dead, shipwrecked and falsely accused yet he still found it within him to pray for the strength of others. In these Bible passages on strength you can find the inner strength to endure and be patient until you have joy.
16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy.
The Final Short Prayer for Strength Comes from Jesus Himself
Jesus tells Simon Peter that he is going to fail and deny Him. Yet Jesus didn’t leave it at that. He also told Peter in this Bible verse about strength that He had pleaded in prayer for Peter that his faith would not fail and then told Peter to give what He had received and to strengthen his brothers and sisters in the Lord.
32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”