Prayer for Difficult Situations

We've all been 

in difficult situations -


uncomfortable and hard situations.

We have all encountered situations

that appear to us

as a giant Goliath in our life.


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Prayer for Difficult Situations

Dear Lord,

I come before you today in prayer.

I have decided to lay all my thoughts before you.

By faith, I release all of them to you as I stand transparent in your presence.

Guide my thoughts

as they come tumbling out of me

and as they


a resting place at the foot of the cross.

Hear the cries of help among the cries of confusion, frustration, fear, and anxiety.

Make plentiful your thoughts of mercy and compassion toward me.

Make straight my path and guide my steps so that I follow you closely.

Deliver me from this difficult situation.

Teach me how to overcome the temptations that I face.

Enable me to come through this difficult situation

looking like Christ,

being a Champion for Christ,


having a testimony of

Victory in Christ.

I dedicate this day - and each day - to you.

Show me how to follow through on my commitment to you.

In the POWERFUL and MIRACULOUS name of Jesus Christ,

I pray,


Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of

Heavenly Father,

Your Word

equips me


conquer every obstacle,

move through

every difficult situation,


overcome every evil ploy

of the forces of darkness.


Copyright © 2016 Beth McLendon of

The above prayer

is taken from a prayer on the following page:

Click: Making Good Decisions

David and Goliath

When David was


for his confrontation with

Goliath the Philistine,

David stirred up his courage

by remembering his former victories.

David fought against

a great bear and a great lion

and he had triumphed.

David said

in 1 Samuel 17:37,

“The Lord, who delivered me

from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear,

He will deliver me

from the hand

of this Philistine.”

As David was


before Goliath,

David stirred up his courage

by speaking strong words about the POWER of God.

We read about this


1 Samuel 17:45-47.

Take special note

of verse 47.

45 Then David said to [Goliath] the Philistine,

"You come to me

with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin.

But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts,

the God of the armies of Israel,

whom you have defied.

46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand,

and I will strike you and take your head from you.

And this day I will give the carcasses

of the camp of the Philistines

to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth,

that all the earth may know

that there is a God in Israel.

47 Then all this assembly shall know

that the Lord does not save with sword and spear;

for the battle is the Lord’s,


He will give you into our hands."

God wants to teach us to stir up


Each of us can learn things

from the story of David and Goliath

We too can

prepare and move through

our great difficulties

by remembering our former victories.

In our past,

we have had great bear and great lion difficulties.

God can teach us to use

our previous victories

to help strengthen us now.

We too can


before Goliath


stir up our courage

by speaking strong words about

The POWER of God.

The Bible is our Sword of the Spirit.

Let's use its


to help us in times of trouble!

Lord, there is no one like you!

    For you are great, and your name is full of power.

Jeremiah 10:6 NLT

God is awesome in his sanctuary.

The God of Israel gives power and strength

to his people.

Praise be to God!

Psalm 68:35 NLT

Prayer for Difficult Situations

Mighty God,

Today when I feel weak, I will remember that you are my strength.

Today, when I feel weak, I will remember the times that I prevailed over difficult bear situations and over difficult lion situations.

I will walk boldly as you guide me through this Goliath difficulty.

I will walk boldly as I face Goliath encounters.

I will remember that you created me to be a Champion for Christ.

I will walk in Power, Love, and a Sound Mind.*

I will intentionally focus on your Miraculous Power and on your LOVE for me.

In JESUS' Mighty NAME,



Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of

Proverbs 3:5-6 says,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct [a]* your paths.


[a]* In Hebrew

the word in verse 6

translated "direct"

has the idea of "make straight or smooth."

Isaiah 26:7 speaks about our path:

The way of the righteous

[those in right-standing with God—

living in moral and spiritual integrity]

is smooth and level;

O Upright One, make a level path

for the just and


Isaiah 26:7 AMP

Short Prayers

Dear God,

Help me to walk by the Word of God

and not by my feelings.


Dear God,

I will stir up courage.

Even if I have to

look my Goliath

in the knees,

I will stand Bold and Courageous

for YOU!


Make Haste

Make Haste - Please Hurry

Sometimes God's plan

includes having to wait on God.

In waiting, we learn patience.


it is o.k.


- in prayer -

we want to ask God to please hurry.

In fact,

God gives us

those kinds of Scriptures

for us to pray.

Make haste, O God, to deliver me;

make haste to help me. O Lord."

Psalm 70:1 (see also verse 5)

However, we are to always be respectful to God.

Note that Psalm 141

has such a prayer

in verse one

- nevertheless -

verse three reminds us to pray

that we be careful what we say

so we are not complaining and fussing at God.

"Lord, I cry unto thee:

make haste unto me;

give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. 

2 - Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense;

and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

3 - Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth;

keep the door of my lips."

Psalm 141:1-3

The video below says:

Lord, I want to mount up

with wings like an eagle and not just fly...

I want to Soar!


I like this prayer, but I know nothing about the people

who made this video.

I am not endorsing this Youtube channel.

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