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How to overcome difficult times with a prayer for confidence

We will all face difficulties in life at one time or another. I don’t know many people who are immune to life’s hardships.

When life is challenging it’s easy to close in on ourselves and leave God out of our lives.

But this is exactly the time when we need to include Him. And that is why we need a prayer for confidence.

Creating a journaling practice for tough times

When you go through tough time, rely on your habits and daily practices to get you through. Pray, read your Bible and take strength from those activities. Also use your journal. Free your mind from anxiety as you begin to write. Try and make time to meet yourself in your journal each day.

We have various other blog posts apart from this one which will help you in your prayer journaling practice, such as:

Notebook prayer journal ideas for easy and beautiful prayers

Create a beautiful journal with your prayer for self love and healing

Deepen your spiritual life with these faith journal ideas

An easy journal creation and prayer creation prompt

When you are having a difficult time, lean on your journal for a routine to get you through. Here is a great exercise to try.

31 day prayer and reflection journey journal

Take a blank notebook and number the pages one to thirty one. These are for each day of the month. If you are starting this mid-month number from today to the end of the month.

On each day I would like you to journal your thoughts. How you are feeling, what you are going through. After you have done that I want you to journal your prayer for the day to the Lord. Then when you have written it, read it through again, as if speaking to our Father.

Then, finally take the prayer with you during the day, write it out or type it and print it. Repeat small phrases of it during the day. Say it again before you fall asleep. Then, next day, start again. It’s a great practice and I think you will find it therapeutic and really enjoyable to actually do.

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Journal prompts for your 31 days

If you struggle to get started, or get to day 14 and then run out of inspiration, here are some prayer starter prompts to get your mind in the ‘God space’. I would recommend you also go to scripture, in fact go to scripture first. See how God speaks to you. If you are still struggling, use these prompts as you need:

Dear Jesus, thank you for this new day, thank you that you are with me. God’s promises are never to leave nor forsake me. I need your help at this time Lord for you to instil in me a heart that is confident in you. Help me to ….

Most high God, who is quick to forgive and slow to anger, I welcome you into my life once again. I come to you asking for your help. Thank you that you love me, please forgive me my sins. My request to you is this …..

Heavenly Father, may my prayer find favor in your sight. I need your help. I need to know how to be confident in you. Please Lord raise the level of Hope in my heart. I love you with all my heart. My request is this Lord …

Heavenly Father, At this difficult time I recommit my life and all that I am and have, to you once more. I bless and praise your Holy name. Lord take me through the darkness. I am confident that you can help me. Do not leave me now. What I most request from you is …..

Slightly shorter prayer prompts to insert into prayers you have already started

May your gracious love help me to ….

Knowing that I am a precious child in your sight I ask that ….

Lord you have created in me a resilient heart and now I need to ask you one thing ….

And so I ask, Heavenly Father, that you turn these negative things in my life to positive and that …..

… and Lord, in this difficult time, my prayer is that ….

Lord Jesus Christ, increase my confidence at this difficult time so that …

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Your prayer for confidence

We have some pre-written sample prayers for you to use to help you maintain or gain confidence just when you need it most. Each prayer has a different focus so use the one that resonates most.

A prayer when I am uncertain and need certainty

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. …

Heavenly Father,
I come before you today feeling anxious and uncertain.
I am in a difficult situation.
I feel alone and I am unsure what I should do.
But you, dear Heavenly Father, you do know what to do.
I need to know you are here, I need to know your certainty
and to adopt it as my own.
Come, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and let me feel your love once more.
Your word says that perfect love casts out all fear.
Let that love now cast out my anxiety and uncertainty.
You did not give me a spirit of fear
But of power, and love and a sound mind.
Thank you Lord that you always want to heal, always want to love.
I accept your love now, and your healing.
Pour your loving certainty into my heart now Lord.
In the name of Jesus, your son,

A prayer for the confidence that good things will return again.

Isaiah 43:18-9 ESV

“Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for this day. Thank you that you are eternally my rock,
My Lord and Saviour.
Dear God, I come before you now and bring all my life and place it at your feet.
Humbly I ask that you come into my daily life.
i repent in every areas where I have sinned or not lived up to how I want to live my life.
I ask for your blessing now and to receive your loving forgiveness.
Lord I ask for the confidence that good things will return again.
I pray for financial stability in these uncertain times.
I pray for a return to good health / a continuation of good health / a restoration of your good healthy to my body/spirit.
Lord, I pray for positive changes in my life and for peace and joy to return.
In the name of your son, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour,

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A prayer for confidence in decision making

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”
Proverbs 11:14

O Lord
My God
And Saviour
The Bible teaches us to ask
And I approach your throne now to ask
Dearest Father I ask for your confidence in my decision making
Teach me Lord to be wise.
In times of trouble, like now,
I pray for the insecurity and doubt that I feel
To be replaced by boundless confidence.
Let me laugh in the face of circumstances
Safe in the knowledge that my hope is in you.
Oh Father, you know lack of confidence
to make my decisions well.
Grant me that wisdom,
To be decisive.
And give me the peace which the world cannot give.
Bring me to a place of authority and confidence once again.
I trust you my Kind of Kings and Lord of Lords
In Jesus name,

A prayer for confidence when experiencing low self-esteem

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Loving heavenly Father
In Jesus’s mighty name I ask you to cast out all fear from my life.
With that fear, cast out anxiety, low self-esteem and low self-confidence
I am a child of God, there is not need to be anxious.
I am your daughter/son. You are my heavenly father.
Take these feelings of low self esteem and the dark places that they come from.
Father God, put them at the feet of the cross, they have no right to my life.

Coming to God

God is lovingly availble day and night 24/7. There is not a time when he is not available to you and to me. He is ready and waiting for us to call on him. He longs to be in touch with us, so use your daily prayers to connect with him.

A prayer for confidence that He is our guiding light.

You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. 2 Samuel 22:29

Loving faither and Heavenly Lord
You are the light of the world, the light of the universe.
Guide me Lord, be my guiding light.
Be a light unto my path
In all that I do, let my true intentions be to follow you.
In times of sorrow, let me remember that your plans still remain in place and you will see me through this time.
In times when I am surrounded by hateful people who do not know you
Let me see you clearly, shine brightly in the dark.
When I find myself in the grip of insecurity and everything seems dark
Be my guiding light.

A prayer for endurance

Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

This verse encourages us to look to endurance, so that we can wait until we see the reward of our confidence.

Almighty Lord, my King of Kings
I thank you for all the gifts and graces and blessings that you shower on me every day.
Particularly I pray for endurance to run a straight race.
Pour your gift of endurance down on me now in my time of need.
Grant me Lord a great faith with endurance to stand confident and await my reward.
But you know, Oh God, that I would wait, without reward, to only watch you walk by.
I would wait without reward, just to touch the hem of your garment.
Your presence along is what I need.
Remind me Lord O Jesus, of the power of your presence.
Come, by your Holy Spirit and stand with me now, Mighty Saviour,
And pour out your gift of endurance on me, that I may stand.
In Jesus’ name,

A free prayer for confidence

Sometimes just to be in God’s presence, praising Him and being grateful for that presence alone, is all you and I need. This prayer is a free prayer for confidence, focussing on God’s love, grace and power.

Lord Jesus Christ
My lord and Saviour
I have such confidence in your loving presence
that to stand with you is to be complete.
When you are here Lord, I have no need of anything else.
When I feel the love of Jesus in this room
I need nothing else.
My confidence, my absolute confidence,
is in you.
I thank you Lord for your great love for me and ask that you remain my loving saviour, Father and Guide forever.
In the name of Jesus, who died for me,

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and found it uplifting in your time of difficulty.

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