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I am a firm believer in encouraging others. God is always encouraging and uplifting us to find our true purpose and peace in Him. 

I don’t know about you, but life happens fast, and things often seem to hit me out of left field. Like, out of nowhere! One day everything will seem to be fine and then, WHAM! I get kicked down. Maybe it’s from a cruel comment or a realization that a dream isn’t coming to fruition. Life can be really tough, even when it doesn’t seem obviously difficult.

Often times, we think of the “big stuff” that is tough, like deaths and divorces. While those are certainly discouraging and even depressing, they are not the only moments when life is hard. It’s tough even on the regular, mundane days. Life becomes difficult when we traverse disappointments or are simply affected by the damage of this world.

True encouragement comes from looking to God. He is our restorer and redeemer. So wherever you find yourself today, may you find these prayers to be a great source of comfort and truth. May they help rebuild in you whatever darkness has tried to steal. Christ claimed victory in the grave 2,000 years ago, and because of that we are free, loved, and redeemed. May this bring you great encouragement. 

So without further ado here are 20 prayers for encouragement with a bonus Scripture underneath each prayer!

20 Prayers For Encouragement

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, You are relentless. You seek after me like nobody has ever sought before. You destroy the lies about me. You restore my worth. You give me life. There is nothing that could ever separate your love from me. Your pursuit of my wholeness is a gorgeous testimony of who You are. I need more of this in my life. Thank you for restoring me when everything else is trying to tear me down. You are amazing. Amen. 

Romans 8:38-39

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, this world is always trying to destroy what You have built in me and bought with a price. You are my God who drives out my enemies and places me on a seat of honor because I am your child. I am loved fiercely by You and this is where I find my strength and purpose. It is through You God and only You. Amen. 

Psalm 23

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, You will never leave my side. What You have done for me is simply amazing and astonishing. You will never leave me on my own nor forsake me. You have my best intentions. What You say about me is true I have value, I have purpose, and I am loved by the King of kings. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Deuteronomy 31:6-8

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, please send me encouragement. Please. I need to be uplifted by You and You are the only One who can truly uplift me. Please bring encouragement to me in some way today. Thank you, good God. Amen.

Psalm 120:1

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, I am who You say I am. I am not what this world says of me. I am who You say I am. I am not what this world says of me. Help me to live in this unbelievable reality. Thank you, God. Amen.

1 John 4:7-8

More Prayers For Encouragement

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, thank you for never leaving me on my own. I am never alone because of You are always with me. You’re the perfect parent and You provide me with everything I need, whether I ask for it or not. The goodness of who You are is what propels me forward and draws me deeper into Your strength and love. Amen.

Matthew 7:7-11

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, You bring light, life, hope, and healing to all who seek You. You are what propels me forward. Not what others say or think of me, but what You say of me. I am a redeemed creation in You because of what you did 2,000 years ago. You are restoring me into your image and that Lord is what gives me strength, purpose, and drive. I am fueled by You and only You. Amen.

John 8:12

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, You are the Creator of everything. The magnitude of Your power and strength is overwhelming. Lord, You are the conqueror of death. This has significant meaning in my life right now. It means I am no longer a slave to darkness. I am a new and restored creation in You. You bought it at a great price and I am free. Lord, I need this truth to always penetrate my life especially when I feel low or discouraged. You are bigger than anything I face. Amen to this!

Romans 8:11

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Prayers For Encouragement

Jesus, sometimes I forget who You are what You have done. I forget that when everyone said it is impossible to raise someone from the dead, You overcame the Grave. Sometimes my problems seem so big and consuming, I need a reality check. You overcame the world, surely You can help me overcome what troubles me. I seek Your mighty power and love today. Amen.

John 16:33

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Prayers For Encouragement

Jesus, You have the power to break every single chain that holds me back. When I feel overwhelmed help me remember the power of who you are, the power of your name. I need You, Jesus. I need You, Jesus. I need You, Jesus. Break my chains! Amen. 

Mark 10:27

More Prayers For Encouragement

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Prayers For Encouragement

Jesus, the truth of who You are outweighs anything I am facing. You are good. You are redeeming. You are love. Let me never lose sight of who it is that walks with me even when darkness tries to confuse me. Help me to always fix my eyes on the reality that You are love, and You love me deeply. Amen.  

Nehemiah 9:20

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, encourage me because I’m despondent. Lift me, stop me from sinking down. Show me your glory, when the fog is all I see. Help me God, because I can’t help myself. Amen. 

1 Corinthians 13:12

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, help me to know that the things I see and hear do not define me, but rather it is You who is my guide and my encouragement. I find life in You when all else speaks death. Thank you for being my rescuer. Amen.

John 10:10

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Prayers For Encouragement

Lord, my strength, and purpose come from You. While I am in a time of feeling discouraged and low, I know that if I can keep my eyes on You, I will prevail. But God that is easier said than done. I lose focus of You so quickly and my circumstances overwhelm me. I forget that I am yours. Help me, please, to seek You and to keep my eyes on You and nothing else. Amen.

Hebrews 12:2

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Prayers For Encouragement

Jesus, I can do all things because of you. Let me live in this powerful and true reality, always! Life can sometimes get the best of me and I get dragged down in my thoughts and feelings. But I know that it is through You where my purpose, strength, and motivation comes from. Help me to be reminded of your power and grace when I am feeling discouraged. Amen.

Philippians 4:13

20 Prayers For Encouragement

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, You are good. You are the only One who can truly ground me, bring me back to reality. Back to the place of truth and endless love. When my circumstances become too much to bear, all I have to remember is that You are with me and love me tremendously. Thank you for being who you are. I love you. Amen.

Psalm 106:1

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, You never let me down. When I look back through the toughest days of my life, I can see your hand over that time. You lead me with love and grace. I often forget that in the midst of new trouble, uncharted waters, that You have seen me through much worse. Help me to remember who You are in the midst of confusion and trouble. Help me to see that You are bigger than anything I face. Amen.

Colossians 1:13

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Prayers For Encouragement

Jesus, You make all things new. You can change my life right now. You’ve done it before and I know You can do it again, right now. Bring Your mighty love and presence to me, please. Help me to reclaim this moment in Your truth. In Your Love. In Your Light. In Your Blood. Amen.

2 Corinthians 12:9

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, I quickly get consumed with what I can see, what people say to me or how they respond. This affects me all too much. Lord, help me form a stronger formation in You, where I become unshakeable and unstoppable. Thank you for creating me and making me beloved. I need this truth to be louder than anything and everything else in my life. When people speak ill of me, let me recall, your love washes over me. Amen. 

Psalm 139:14

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Prayers For Encouragement

God, I really need a lift me up. I feel defeated and so low. I need you to break through and show me grace and love today. Please help me to lift my head. Amen.

Psalm 55:22

We hope these prayers for encouragement have enlightened you and helped enrich your day! Remember even when things seem bleak, God is with you loving you and caring for you, even if you can’t feel it. We pray that God breaks through your discouragement in mighty ways today and in the days to come.

Additional Resources

We have a fabulous free retreat guidebook that you can do from home! Set apart a weekend to retreat with you and God. It will be a great weekend of relaxing and refreshing in God’s love. Get this awesome freebie here. 

We also have a devotional that might help you feel a little more encouraged. It is based on the worship song “Breathe” by Jonny Diaz, check it out here.

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