lords prayer words - traditional and contemporary prayers

God give me strength

God give me strength
Lord give me Your strength
I feel weak and helpless right now
I'm not sure how much more I can take

God give me strength
Lord give me Your strength
For I'm running on empty right now
All my dials are at zero

Come shelter my mind in the storms
Where I'm confused flood me with light

Come shelter my heart in the storms
Where I'm weak come flood me with strength

Come lift up my spirit in the storms
Cause sadness to end and hope to rise

Cover me with Your love O Lord
Wash me in Your goodness O God

Cover me with Your love O Lord
Clean me out and help me start again

(a modern prayer for strength from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Praying When Life is Hard

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes recounts three very difficult times in her life and how God met her with answered prayers and physical healing:-

Bible verse on prayer for God's strength

A famous scripture about God's promise to give strength to those who are weary:-

prayer for strength

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May God meet with you and renew your strength. Here are some other prayers and resources on this site that can help you now:-

God Grant Me The Serenity

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change...read more here

Prayers for strength

With prayers to help when grieving, in times of illness, and inspiring verses from the bible on finding God's strength and power...read more here

The Lord is my Shepherd

King David's prayer for restoration and provision from God:-

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) Printable Poster

Prayers for Guidance

Click here for a page with help on how to hear God's voice in your life, as well as prayers and video meditations, such at this beautiful meditation which asks for God's direction in life:-

make a prayer request
post your prayers here

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

A Prayer for Hope and Strength

A short (2.30min) film which reminds us that God can bring his hope and life into the most difficult of situations:-

click here to pray more prayers for receiving God's strength and courage for your situation.


It may be that you are encountering a period of your life where you are feeling depressed, or worthless, or hopeless. This page has a modern prayer that you can say that may help you in this, as well as a short meditation on psalm 42. If you are also feeling anxious at the moment then you may want to check out this page which has prayers and a video on discovering freedom from anxiety.