Many things in life can test our Strength. Sometimes it may feel like the world’s weight is on our shoulders. But it is important to remember that we are not alone. Many people have gone through similar trials and come out stronger for it. Here are some ways to find Strength in difficult times:
Prayers for Strength in Times of Difficulty
When we are going through a difficult time, it can be helpful to pray for Strength. Prayers for Strength can help us to feel supported by God and to find the courage we need to get through tough times.
There are many prayers for Strength that you can use. Here are a few examples:
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comes, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
The Serenity Prayer
God grants me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.
The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood and to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Here are some other prayers for Strength that you can say during difficult times:
“Lord, give me the Strength to face this challenge. Help me to find the courage and hope I need to keep going. Give me the Strength to keep moving forward, even when things are tough. Amen.”
“God, I know I can’t do this on my own. I need your help. Please give me the Strength I need to get through this. Amen.”
“Thank you, God, for always being there for me. Thank you for giving me the Strength I need to get through anything. Amen.”
What other ways can we find Strength in difficult times besides prayer?
Draw on your personal experiences. When you have faced difficulties in the past and overcome them, it can give you the confidence to know that you can do it again. Remembering how far you have come can give you the strength to keep going.
Seek support from others. It can be helpful to talk to someone who has been through a similar situation or is going through something similar now. Just knowing that you are not alone can make a big difference.
Find a role model. Sometimes it helps to look up to someone who has faced challenges and overcome them. Seeing someone else’s Strength can inspire you to find your own.
Focus on your positive qualities. We all have qualities that make us special and unique. Focusing on these positive qualities can give you the strength to face anything that comes your way.
Be patient with yourself. It takes time to work through tough situations and become stronger on the other side. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is emotional healing. Allow yourself the time you need to heal and grow from the experience.