We all have periods when we feel physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually drained. Catholic Prayers For Strength will help us go a long way. When the unexpected occurs, we are at a loss for what to do.
In these times of need, pausing to pray can be extremely beneficial. God is waiting for us to cry out to Him and ask for His help.
When we are burdened, God urges us to come to him and he will offer rest. When we approach to God in humility and sincere faith to ask for physical and spiritual strength, we can begin to feel the power of prayer. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best prayers for strength for you to use as inspiration.
You are invited to personalize these prayers for your specific condition and strength demands. You will be strengthened if you trust in God!
Strength in Adversity Catholic Prayer
Lord, I pray not for peace or for an end to my trials, but for your spirit and love, that you grant me the strength and grace to face adversity; through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Catholic Prayer For Strength and Guidance
Thank you, Lord. I’m asking for your divine guidance and assistance today. I’m in a crisis and need someone to hold my hand and keep me on the right and just route. My heart is worried, but I will attempt to keep it fixed on you, knowing that your vast wisdom will guide me to a just and proper resolution. Thank you for listening to my plea and sticking by my side. Amen.
When I’m Feeling Overwhelmed As A Catholic , Say This Prayer.
Lord, You have shown me that falling is not always synonymous with failing. When I am overwhelmed, you lift me up and save me. You are Jehovah-sabaoth, Lord of Hosts, a stronghold for me. I don’t have anywhere else to go, no other place to hide. I rely on You, Lord.
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A Catholic Prayer To Request for God’s Strength
Oh, God, help us to live with faith today. May it not be claimed of us that our faith is insufficient, or that You must help us to turn to You, to recognize Your limitless power in You.
Your boundless splendour, magnificence, grandeur, and majesty, as well as your infinite potential. Keep us from believing in our own strength, oh God.
Help us to believe in Your might. As we pray right now, please help us to pray appropriately. God, enable us to recognize that we are speaking to You, the monarch of the universe with all authority and power, who sovereignly rules and reigns over all things.
Help us not to undervalue You in our prayers. Help us to be mindful of Your power while we pray for others and serve others.
“We don’t want to live our lives in our own power, strength, or ability to minister to others. Please forgive us, oh God, for our proclivity to do so. Lord, assist us to put our trust in You. Assist us in our search for You. Please make it easier for us to believe in You.
We beg you, God, to give us more faith. Lord, assist us to live with faith in Your ability to do what would otherwise be impossible. We think of things we’re praying for in our lives right now, I’m thinking and supposing.
That we know it won’t happen if You don’t come through, if You don’t accomplish it. Oh God, we believe You have the power to do it. You have the ability to answer these petitions, so we ask that You do so in a way that brings You honor. Give us that kind of faith.” In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Catholic Prayer For Courage and Wisdom
Thank you, Lord, for being there for me and allowing me to call out to you when I needed it. It amazes me that the Lord of the Universe would take the time to listen to me and care about what I have to say. God, there are things going on around me right now that I’m not sure about. Some of these things make me feel helpless, vulnerable, and terrified. Even in the midst of all of this, I know you are the Lord. I know You have control of the matter, and I trust You. I implore you for strength and wisdom so that I can survive this circumstance and handle it in a way that brings glory to Your name. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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Catholic Strengthening Prayer Against Sin
O God, you created and redeemed people in marvelous ways. Give us firm minds to reject the allures of sin so that we may enjoy the joys of eternal life. O Lord, hear us. Amen.
A Catholic Prayer to Request for Divine Strength
O mightiest King, co-eternal with the Father, by your might you have destroyed hell and crushed death underfoot, you have tied the strong man, and you have arose as the second Adam from the grave by your miraculous power and the glory of your indescribable Godhead.
Bless us all with your invisible right hand, which is full of blessings. O Lord, pity us and strengthen us with your heavenly power.
Remove the sinful and evil power of carnal desire. Allow the light to shine into our spirits and eradicate the darkness of sin.
Join us in the all-blessed assembly that pleases you, for all praise, honor, power, worship, and gratitude are due to the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
Catholic Strength Prayer for The Will to Survive
God, thank You for providing us with all we need to handle adversity with grace. I appreciate You for being present with me while I was in pain. Please encourage all of our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for Your sake today. Assist them in knowing they are not forgotten in their pain. Give them everything they need to stay strong. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Catholic Spiritual Warfare Strength Prayer.
Every day, Heavenly Father, is a battle against sin and temptation. Give us the courage to face cruelty with grace and hatred with compassion. God, please remind us that our acts have consequences. We do not fight a physical conflict, but rather a spiritual one, and each act of compassion contributes to the growth of your kingdom. Assist us in being kingdom builders today. Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Gratitude Of God’s Strength
Thank you, God. We thank you for the power of your word and the presence you have in our lives. We thank you that no weapon devised against us will prosper, because You who are in us are greater than he who is in the world.
We hope that you would destroy every threat and accusation, every hateful phrase and vicious attack leveled against us.
We thank you that nothing is impossible for you, that You are loving and merciful, full of mercy and power. We rely solely on you to stand tall on our behalf.
Thank you for being our Defender and Strong Tower, as well as our Refuge and Strength. Thank you for fighting for us today, and for making us strong in our weakness. Amen, in the strong name of Jesus.
When we come to our all-powerful God in prayer for strength, it is usually because we are physically, spiritually, or emotionally weak. In these circumstances, it can be difficult to pray or to keep our minds from being distracted by the all-consuming issues that have brought us to our knees.
In times of weakness, we can utilize Scripture to direct our prayer lives and improve the focus of our hearts while assuring that we are praying according to God’s plan. We frequently regard Bible study and prayer as different spiritual activities. However, when we mix prayer and God’s Words, we learn to reflect on His truths while allowing them to increase our contact with God in prayer.
The following are five Scriptures and Catholic prayers for strength that we can use for ourselves and others:
In times of adversity, pray for the strength to persevere.
Exemplification from the Bible:
In Psalm 86, David prays to God during a time of great stress, knowing that ruthless individuals were attempting to take his life. In verse 16a, he particularly prays for strength:
Be gracious to me and turn to me. Give Your servant Your strength.
Psalm 86:16a-based prayer for strength:
My life’s circumstances, Heavenly Father, are weighing heavily on my heart and mind. There are days when I feel like I can’t go on, and I need Your strength to keep going. I want to stay committed to you and serve you through this difficult time in my life, and I need you to generously pour out your strength on me.
Physical Strength Prayer
Exemplification from the Bible:
Samson was a man blessed by God with remarkable physical power, yet his disobedience caused God to take away His strength. We can assume that during Samson’s moment of weakness and captivity, he realized the source of his power in a fresh light. In Judges 16:28a, Samson prayed for physical strength in order to exact vengeance on the Philistines:
“Lord God, please remember me,” he pleaded to the Lord. Please strengthen me once more, God.
As the story progresses, we see God give Samson the strength to destroy a massive temple, granting the Israelites victory over the Philistines.
Strengthening prayer based on Judges 16:28a:
Lord, remember me when I am physically weak. I know that my power comes solely from you, and I need your physical strength to complete the responsibilities you have assigned to me today.
Prayer for Spiritual Fortitude.
Exemplification from the Bible:
In Ephesians 3:16, Paul prays for the spiritual strength and power of the Gentiles:
I pray that He will grant you power in the inner man by His Spirit, according to the riches of His glory.
We can also ask the Holy Spirit to give us the strength we need to grow in our faith.
Strengthening prayer based on Ephesians 3:16:
God, you are all-powerful. I thank you for the gift of faith that you have given to me. I beg you to let the Holy Spirit work in my life to enhance my faith. Bring me closer to you and deepen our friendship. Allow me to trust you more as I learn the magnitude of your love for me via prayer and the study of your Word.
Catholic Prayer for the strength of others.
Exemplification from the Bible:
As Jesus foretells Simon Peter’s denial of Him, He also informs Peter that He has prayed for his faith to be strong enough not to fail. Jesus informs Peter in Luke 22:32 that He has prayed for him.
But I prayed for you so that your faith would not fail. And you, once you’ve turned back, should help your brethren.
In this Scripture, Jesus also speaks about encouraging others. We can follow Christ’s example by praying for the strength of others around us.
Strengthening prayer based on Luke 22:32:
I want to be like Christ and pray for others around me who are in need of strength. We need your power to keep our religion alive. Help me to identify individuals who are feeling weak and to use my prayers to pray for and encourage them.
Catholic Prayer for the church’s strength.
Paul portrays a flourishing church in Acts 2:46-47.
Every day, they dedicated themselves to gathering in the temple complex and breaking bread from house to house. They ate their food joyfully and humblely, praising God and having favor with everyone. And the Lord added to their number those who were being saved on a daily basis.
If we want the church to be strong enough to function as the New Testament church, we must remember to include it in our prayers.
Strengthening prayer based on Acts 2:46-47:
God, I pray that your church will become stronger as a result of fellowship and worshiping together. Bring joy and humility to the church, and let our attitudes serve as an example to those outside the church’s doors. I pray that you bring more individuals to salvation and that the healthy and strong church is used in the discipleship process.
These five prayers are just the beginning, and they can inspire us to consider further prayers for strength. The Holy Spirit will lead us through reflections on His Word as we pray passionately.