11 Prayers for Hope and Miracles During Difficult Times

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11 Prayers for Hope and Miracles During Difficult Times

Be sure to bookmark this page for quick reference to our 11 Prayers for Hope and Miracles During Difficult Times when you are facing an impossible situation, are in a time of need, or are looking for divine intervention in difficult circumstances. 

God’s Word is clear that we will have troubles in this world, but His word is also clear that “when we go through troubled waters, He will be with us.” The key to getting through the difficult times in life is to keep a list of powerful miracle prayers in your back pocket.

Over the years, I have learned the power of prayer. Prayer is the one thing I can always rely on when it comes to the tough times in life, and it is a powerful tool and has remained consistent throughout my walk with God. 

Prepare Your Heart – Prayers for Hope and Miracles During Difficult Times

You might think there is no purpose or point to praying every day. If you are struggling with realizing the power of daily prayers, and praying without ceasing, then I will say a prayer for you right now. 

Father God, I thank you for every person reading this blog post right now. Thank you for guiding them to Your truth and for hearing their prayer request today, tomorrow, and the next day. God, I pray they will see the fruit of their prayers in their lives. But most of all, Lord, I pray that when they turn to You in prayer, they will draw nearer to You, and their heart will be encouraged to trust You and walk with You every day, even during the most difficult times in their life. God, thank you for hearing our prayers. You know the needs of everyone reading this article, and God, I ask you will meet every one of their needs right now, and I ask that you will encourage them and strengthen them through the power of The Holy Spirit. Thank you, God, in Jesus’ name we pray, amen! 

Doubting the power of prayer will only hinder your walk with Jesus, and it will keep you stuck in life. Prayer is the beacon of hope given to us by God; going to Him every day in prayer is a blessing we should never take for granted. Here are 11 prayers to pray during your times of need.

1. Prayer for When You Have a Heavy Heart

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life. 

– Proverbs 4:23 (WEB)

Father God, thank you for the opportunity to come to you today. Lord, I am here with a heavy heart about the situation I am facing. God, I am afraid of _________, and I need your help right now in this moment. Lord, I do not want this fear and the troubles I am facing right now to negatively affect those around me or dig up the seeds I have already planted in faith. God, please help me to see this situation from a different perspective. Lord, give me insight into what I have not yet considered. Lord, thank you for providing the solution and helping me to guard my heart in everything that I do throughout the day. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

2. Prayer for When You Are Facing a Difficult Situation

Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed; a high tower in times of trouble. Those who know your name will put their trust in you, for you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.

– Psalm 9:9-10 (WEB)

Father God, I am having a difficult time with _________, and I don’t know where to find my hope. Lord, it feels like there is a dark cloud following me, and there is a target on my back. In the name of Jesus, I rebuke the enemy, and anyone trying to attack me and speaking lies about me. Lord, please shut the mouth of the accuser and help me to find peace in all areas of my life. Lord, please help me to have peace and no drama in my life, and give me the wisdom to face the difficult situation I am finding myself in. Please give me the words to say and help me to be harmless as a dove and wise as a serpent In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. 

3. Prayer for When You Can’t Accomplish Something in Your Own Strength

I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. 

– Philippians 3:13-14 (TPT)

Dear Father God, I come to you today because I am in need of a miracle. There is so much I cannot control in this life, and the events around me are overwhelming. I feel hopeless and helpless in this moment, and I cannot accomplish this (task, goal, overcome this trial) without your help. Lord, You are my only hope in this situation, and I ask for you to come and make all things new. I ask that you give me the motivation to move forward with what is right in front of me. Father God, I thank You for moving in my life, and I know You are a miracle-working God, and only You can help me through this difficult time. In Jesus’ name, I pray – Amen.

4. Prayer for When You Are Worried About Your Family Members

This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you. You didn’t choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. “I command these things to you, that you may love one another. 

– John 15:12-17 (WEB)

Lord, we praise Your holy name. You are the Almighty God, our ever-present help in our time of need. Father, I thank you for the blessing of having _________ in my life. Thank you for giving me another day with them and the opportunity to pray for them, love them, and care for them. Lord, help me to be an encouragement to them while they go through ________. Holy Spirit, I ask for you to give me insight on how I can help them, and I pray for you to give me the words to say when I am around them. God, I know you love ________ more than I ever could, and I know you will always have their best interests in mind when you answer this prayer. So, God, I trust You to take care of ________ and that You will help them to find what they need in life, and most importantly, that they will find You. I ask that you cover them in your tender mercies and help them to be all you created them to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

5. Prayer for God to Open Doors

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 

– Proverbs 3:5-6 (WEB)

Father God, You are the God of hope. Lord, my faith is disappearing in this situation, and I am feeling very discouraged. It seems like all the doors are closed, and I really need immediate help and a breakthrough in _____________ right now. Lord, help me to have unwavering faith in this moment. I know I need to be patient, plant the seeds, and wait on Your timing, but every day I don’t have a breakthrough feels like a failure and another setback to an already dire situation. God, I know you are Sovereign over all, and You give good gifts to Your children. So, God, I trust you with my wholehearted faith right now, and I ask for You to please open doors and provide __________ to me very soon. Lord, I ask for you to guide me and give me the wisdom I need in order to be successful in this moment of waiting, and I ask for you to continue to provide for all my needs according to your riches and glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

6. Prayer for a Broken Heart

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 

– Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

O Lord, you are a gracious God. Lord God, you care for me, and You love me. Lord, at this moment, my heart is broken by all that has been lost, by all that will never be, and by all the regrets I have in this life. There is so much I cannot change right now, and so much I wish I could change, but I don’t know how. I don’t know how my heart could ever be put back together, and I know I will never be the same person ever again. But God, my faith and hope in You has not changed. I know Your love for me will never fail, even when my heart is broken. You are the One I run to when my heart is broken because Your Word says you are close to the brokenhearted, and you save those who are crushed in spirit. I know I do not have to go through this alone, and I ask that You will please help me to find a purpose in all of this because I do not know what to think about any of it. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

7. Prayer for Financial Help 

Yahweh’s blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.

 – Proverbs 10:22 (WEB)

Lord, You give good gifts to Your children. Your word says that Your blessings bring wealth, and they will come without trouble. Lord, I really need your help with my finances right now. I am in a tight spot financially because of __________, and I am asking for you to provide a breakthrough in my finances. Lord, open my heart to areas of my life where I can cut back and save. God, I know Your Word says You will supply for all my needs, and I trust that Your Word is true. Lord, I ask that what income I am bringing in will be more than enough to meet all of my needs. I trust you with my money, my blessings, and my tithe. God, thank you for giving me the opportunity to give and to receive. Thank you for giving me the wisdom and guidance on how to navigate this financial difficulty in a way that will honor and glorify You, and thank you for helping me walk the path toward financial freedom. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. 

8. Prayer for an Impossible Request

He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. 

– Matthew 17:20 (AMP)

Lord, Your Word says that faith as small as a mustard seed will move mountains and do the impossible. Your Word also says that all things are possible! The world says what I am facing is impossible. It is impossible to change, find healing, get ahead, find success, or make this situation better. But God, I know the impossible situations are the best time for Your glory to shine. Just like Lazarus being dead for days and nobody thought they would ever see him alive again, but God, You raised Him from the dead. You have made miracles possible, and I need a miracle right now. Holy Spirit, send Your healing touch, make the dead rise, and make all things new. Lord, my heart is grieved by all that I might have done to contribute to this impossible situation in my life. Lord, I pray for your mercy and forgiveness over ___________________ in my life. I plead the blood of Jesus over ________________. I ask for forgiveness, and I pray for your mercy over me right now. Lord, I pray this all in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen. 

9. Prayer for Good Health and Healing Power 

 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 

– James 5:14-15 (ESV)

Father God, my health is not that great right now. I know I have done ____________ to contribute to my poor health and God, I ask for your forgiveness and mercy. Father, thank you for the motivation to find the answer to my health issue and to continue to pursue healing in my body. Lord, the world says it is impossible for me to get better, and I won’t ever become healthy again. But God, I know there is so much more I could do for Your Kingdom if I could get my health in check. I know I need to make some changes, and Lord, I ask for you to help me to make those changes. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. 

10. Prayer for a Dear Friend Facing a Difficult Times

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 

– Proverbs 17:17 (WEB)

God, thank you for giving me friends who are always there for me. Today I come to you to ask for you to protect __________ and give them strength for what they are facing right now. Specifically, I would like to ask for you to give _______ guidance, wisdom, and healing in the __________ area of their life. Lord, help me to be a good friend, and I pray you will give me the words to say in order to encourage _________ during this difficult time in their life. Thank you, Lord, for meeting ________’s every need and for giving them the peace that passes all understanding. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

11. Prayer for When You are Going Through the Darkest Moments

Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination!  He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. 

– Ephesians 3:20 (TPT)

Dear Gracious God, thank You for another day and another breath. Lord, I am not sure how to get through this moment, let alone this season in my life. I am truly trying, but my efforts are falling short. I am having a difficult time getting out of this dark moment in life, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Lord, I am asking for a miracle. God, I am afraid of ________. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and I feel helpless about ________. Lord, my hope is gone, and I need you. Lord, I surrender ________ to you, and I ask for your grace and mercy to flow over my heart, mind, body, and life. Lord, I cast all my burdens at your feet because you care for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.


None of us knows what tomorrow may bring or when that turning point in life will come. But today, you have made the decision to surrender your worries and struggles to God in prayer, and I know that God hears your prayer and He will answer you. However, in all circumstances, the most powerful prayer will always be “God, You are Sovereign over all, and I trust You.” 

If you are looking for hope during difficult times, then check out my Bible Study Hope – Four Week Mini Bible Study on Amazon. 

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