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Alexis Waid

Alexis has a Master's degree from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor's degree from Colorado Christian University. She has been in professional ministry for over 15 years. She has served in ministry positions such as co-pastor, youth minister, and spiritual director.
She is a mom, wife, and passionate believer that Jesus changes everything.
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20 prayers for encouragement

I am a firm believer in encouraging others. God is always encouraging and uplift 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


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


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


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


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


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

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