Prayer For Faith And Courage
My faith is being challenged in so many ways right now. I feel like everything is against me. There are so many people around me who seem to be doing well and who seem to have their lives together. I envy them. But then I realize how foolish I am to envy others when you have blessed me with the greatest blessing of all. You have given me a gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. You have given me eternal life! For that, Lord, I will be eternally grateful! I may not know what struggles lie ahead for me in this world but one thing is for sure — you are with me! Even Jesus suffered and shed blood for us. He knows what it means to suffer in this world. And because He is the Son of God, he was able to overcome His struggles and rise victorious from the pit of death! Remind yourself that it is okay (#)
Lord, I find my faith being challenged in so many ways.
Are you struggling with your faith? Do you find yourself asking God to help, only to remain in a state of frustration when things don’t go as planned?
It is normal to struggle with our faith. We all have struggles in life, including the loss of loved ones and financial difficulties. Jesus suffered, too—and because He was able to overcome these challenges and still believe in Himself, there’s no reason why we can’t do the same!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help or guidance from those around you who know your situation best. Remember: none of us knows everything about life on earth—we’re all figuring it out together!
I feel like everything is against me.
You are not alone. We all feel this way sometimes, but you are never alone. God is always with you and has a plan for your life! He will help you through it all.
Your best friend may have left the country without telling anyone where they were going or why; your brother may have lost his job; and your parents might be worried that they can’t pay their bills anymore. These things will happen in life, but do not let them get you down! God has a plan for everyone’s lives, including yours!
If someone tries to tell you otherwise then just remember: “His mercies endure forever.” It means that no matter what happens in this world, God’s love is always there to comfort us when we need it most.
There are so many people around me who seem to be doing well and who seem to have their lives together.
It’s easy to compare yourself to others. It’s even easier to let other people’s successes make you feel bad about yourself, or their failures make you feel good about yourself, or their struggles make you feel like your life is easier than theirs. But none of that is helpful. All that does is make us focus on the wrong things and hold ourselves back from truly being all we can be in this world.
In addition to praying for faith and courage, it can also help if we simply remind ourselves who God made us to be and what He has called us to do. When we realize how much He loves each one of us—and how much He wants our lives on earth to count for something—that kind of self-worth becomes contagious!
I envy them.
I envy them.
I don’t mean to, but I do. I see their success and they seem to have everything together. They have a great career, wonderful family, and lots of money. In my mind, they are perfect people who can do no wrong; so why would God choose them over me? Why should I even bother trying when it seems like there is no chance of me being rewarded for my efforts?
My dear friend, let me assure you that none of us are perfect and we all need the same grace from God that others receive in order to be successful in our lives. If you look at the life of our Savior Jesus Christ, He was born into humble circumstances as an orphaned child who grew up with very little possessions or power until he died on the cross for our sins! But even though He did not have much going for Him during His time on earth, He still went through with His mission because He knew that God had called Him to do so (John 15:16).
But then I realize how foolish I am to envy others when you have blessed me with the greatest blessing of all.
But then I realize how foolish I am to envy others when you have blessed me with the greatest blessing of all. You have given me eternal life and made me a child of God. I am no longer just another person, but now I am part of your family.
I thank you for this gift, Lord, and pray that in times of doubt or fear, I may look to my relationship with you as a reminder that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35-39).
You have given me a gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
You have been saved by Jesus, who died for you and rose again. Salvation is not something you can earn; it’s a gift from God through Jesus Christ. It’s the only way to escape the consequences of sin—death, separation from him and eternal judgment. Salvation comes as we believe in Jesus’ death on our behalf, accepting that he took our punishment so that we could be forgiven, restored and reconciled with God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Take time today to thank God for this incredible gift! This moment may be one of many when you’ve thanked God for having given us his Son (Romans 5:8), but never lose sight of this amazing truth: Salvation is free because Jesus paid it all; eternal life is available because his sacrifice was enough; forgiveness will be offered if we come humbly to him and accept what he has done for us (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You have given me eternal life!
You have eternal life. You are a child of God, and you have been made righteous through Jesus Christ. You have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. You are a new creation! All that has happened in your past is forgiven, and all that is yet to come is guaranteed because of Who gave up His life for ours—Jesus Christ our Lord!
You may not feel like it right now, but God loves you unconditionally; therefore, He wants what’s best for you at all times. If we were able to see ourselves through His eyes, we would realize how special we truly are! But even if we don’t ever see ourselves as worthy enough (which isn’t true anyway), God still sees us as being valuable beyond measure because He gave His only Son on Calvary’s hill so that we could be with Him forevermore!
For that, Lord, I will be eternally grateful!
We would like to thank you, Lord, for the gift of salvation. We are grateful that you have saved us from our sins and given us eternal life through Jesus Christ. We also thank You for being our Savior and leader. Thank you, God!
We thank you for all of your blessings in our lives: family, friends, health and finances… everything we have comes from Your hand. Without Your love and protection we would be lost in this world without hope or purpose; but instead we can focus on loving others and serving Your purposes as long as we live on this earth.
I may not know what struggles lie ahead for me in this world but one thing is for sure — you are with me!
You are not alone. I may not know what struggles lie ahead for me in this world but one thing is for sure — you are with me!
You are not the only one who struggles. God is with you, he’s there to help you and comfort you.
Even Jesus suffered and shed blood for us.
Jesus suffered and shed blood for us. He was able to overcome His struggles and rise victorious from the pit of death. Jesus knows what it means to suffer in this world, but He also knows that we don’t have to stay there. But we’ll never know how far He will take us if we don’t step out and try!
He knows what it means to suffer in this world.
Jesus is the Son of God and He knows what it means to suffer in this world. He died for you, me, and everyone else. Jesus overcame death so we can live forever with Him when we die. As a Christian, we know that God will never leave us or forsake us (see Deuteronomy 31:6). If you’re struggling with something right now and don’t feel like things are going your way, remember that God is always with you.
And because He is the Son of God, he was able to overcome His struggles and rise victorious from the pit of death!
As a Christian, you know that Jesus was able to overcome death because He is the Son of God. But did you know that He was also able to overcome His own struggles? There are many examples in Scripture where Jesus had to make decisions and face difficult challenges, but He was able to persevere through them all because of His relationship with God.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, for example, Jesus suffered a great deal as He struggled with doubts about how best to accomplish His purpose on Earth. In this moment of uncertainty and weakness, Jesus turned from His Father in prayer (Matthew 26:36), seeking strength and support before continuing forward into great danger. With the help of prayer and faith in God’s ultimate plan for him — even though he didn’t fully understand it at first — he overcame his struggles and went on to fulfill his destiny as Savior!
Remind yourself that it is okay to struggle as long as you know Jesus will always be with you.
It is okay to struggle. Jesus was human in every sense of the word, but he also knew that he would be raised from the dead and ascend to heaven. In this way, we can remember that he has already crossed over death into an eternal life. It is also important to remember that even though we may have a long way to go before we reach our goal, we are never alone. Jesus will always be with us as long as we are following him.
Lord, I find my faith being challenged in so many ways. I feel like everything is against me. There are so many people around me who seem to be doing well and who seem to have their lives together. I envy them. But then I realize how foolish I am to envy others when you have blessed me with the greatest blessing of all. You have given me a gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. You have given me eternal life! For that, Lord, I will be eternally grateful!