Prayers for Despair

A Prayer For Dealing With Despair

Dear Father God, the world is becoming so evil and cruel, and there are so many difficulties and dangers we are having to face.. and life is becoming so burdensome at times, that I find myself falling into despair - for fear of what is happening in the world today 

Please look down on me and my loved ones. Bless us and protect us I pray. Pour out Your unconditional love on us all.. and fill our hearts with Your perfect peace and amazing grace. 

Help me to hold on tightly to Your precious promises and help us all to be strong and very courageous. Thank You that You are the Lord  our God - Who goes before us and behind us and promises to be with us and to take away all our problems and heavy burdens. 

Thank You that You have promised to be with us always – even to the end of the age. Thank You that You have given us an assurance that You will NEVER ever leave us nor forsake us. Keep me I pray from falling into the trap of despair, for I know that there is nothing to be gained by it – but rather help us not to fear or be dismayed, but to trust You in all things – this I ask in Jesus name, 


Prayer For Deep Despair

God I need You – if You are there please God help me.  I feel just overwhelmed with a darkness and a despair that seems to cover me like a shroud and stifles my breathing - I hurt Lord so deeply. Please help. I feel overwhelmed and perplexed and Lord I don’t even know why I feel like this or even how to pray, but please Lord, I ask for You to help me and save me from being completely crushed in spirit and soul.

There is a Psalm about a good Shepherd and I need You to help me like a shepherd would help a sheep in difficulties - The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Please Lord, be my good Shepherd and help me I pray. Lead my by the quiet waters and please restore my soul as You have promised.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Thank You that You have promised to be with me even when I am in deep despair and thank You that You are always there to comfort me and help me – no matter what troubles and difficulties I am having to face.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Thank You that You have promised to supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory and thank You that there is nothing that is going on in my life that You do not know about and care about..

Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Thank You Lord that Your mercies are new every morning… Help me to trust You even when I feel alone – because You have promised to be my good Shepherd and your promises never fail,


Prayer Against Despair

Loving Father I pray against the despair that I feel when life gets too difficult and ask that in Your grace You would replace any feelings of gloomy hopelessness with Your peace and joy in Jesus. I pray against the continuous storms of life that seems to drain our hope in You ..and leaves us storm-weary and worn-out, and yet I know that You have promised to supply us with Your sufficient grace, according to Your riches in glory. 

I pray that when my mind is in turmoil that You would help turn my eyes upon Jesus and look to Him.. and when doubts fill my mind that You would replace them with precious words of truth from the Holy Scriptures. Help me not to look at the visible circumstance, which can so quickly trigger a feeling of despair, but rather may I recognise and embrace Your wider purpose in my life – which I know is to transform me into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus. 

Thank You for Your many precious promises and I pray that may I not fear the unknown, knowing that You are an ever-present help in time of trouble and that You have promised to be with me.. in every area of life and in all circumstances. Thank You that You are my God and Saviour,


Prayer For Financial Despair

Oh Lord I feel pretty desperate over my deteriorating finances. I know that I have been careless with my money and unwise in some areas, but I have got to the point where I don’t know what to do or  which way to turn, and the future looks incredibly bleak.

Please Lord help me to get through this difficult financial crises in my life.  I feel my situation is utterly hopeless. Help me to turn my life around and give me a fresh start I pray. God, my only hope is You and although I know that I do not deserve Your help, I ask that in the name of Jesus that You would hear my plea for help.. and guide me through this desperate time in my life.

I have been wrong to try to live my life relying on my own ability and cleverness and I confess that I have not trusted You as I ought and have followed the path that I thought best for me. Forgive me for my rebelliousness towards You and bring me through this feeling of despair and desperation I pray.  Set my feet on the secure Foundation - and I will praise You for You  are a faithful God. Thank You Lord




Prayer For A Friend In Despair

Dear Lord Jesus, You are our ever-present help in times of trouble.. and our consolation and comfort, for in You are all the answers that we all need in our lives, which is why I come to You to bring my friend before Your throne of grace – as they seem to be spiralling down to the point of despair.

Lord You know the problems and pain they are going though in their lives, but it is so sad to realise that they have almost lost all hope.. and seem to have given up in desperation.. as nothing seems to be going right in their lives – and so I ask that You would meet them at their point of need and provide help and encouragement – so that they may come through this difficult period in their life, .                                                                                          

I pray that this feeling of desperation will soon pass and that they will be prevented from doing anything foolish, which might cause harm to themselves or cause harm to others. Pour out Your tender love and compassion on them I pray and send help to them speedily.. in their hour of need – this I ask in Jesus name,


Prayer For Help In Despair

Thank You Father that You are a God Who is an ever present help in time of trouble.. and we come to You today knowing that there are many men and women who are living in deep despair, and who have lost their hope in life, and have no one to turn to for assistance. 

Lord we lift up each one to You, and pray that You would reach out and give help and support to all who are despairing and in deep distress, for whatever reason it may be.

Lord we ask You to pity those that are living a life that seems beset by insurmountable problems and who are desperately crying out in their heart for somebody – and yet have not realised that Jesus is the only One Who can give them the help they need in their despair.

Lord, only You can lift these despairing people out of their pit of desolation and set their feet on the road to life.. and so we pray that many would find their consolation in Jesus and discover that He is the true light at the end of their tunnel of despair and that He is the only One Who can turn their sadness into joy – in Jesus name we pray,


Help me at this low time

Dear Father, as the walls close in i feel hopeless. Give me a new open window of Jesus, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit during this tough time. Thank you that a bruised reed you will not break. I have to throw myself onto your grace, and ask for your comfort during this night. 

In Christ's Name 


Prayer For Hope In Despair

Lord I know that only You can give hope in despair, joy in pain and peace in a shattered heart, and I am in such desperate need and deep despair.. I just don’t know which way to turn - and in my desperation I am asking You to help me. Please Lord HELP Me and show me what to do. My life is in such a mess and everything that can go wrong has gone wrong - and I don’t know what to do or which way to turn.

Please help me. I know that I cannot go on alone and I need You to carry me through.. and I know the Bible says that You have promised never to leave me or forsake me and that  Your arms are underneath me and all around me and that You are holding me tightly with Your righteous right hand.  Thank You for that..

Show me what to do. Help me to get through this difficult time and turn my life around I pray.. I am sorry for all my sins and know that I have no right to come to You for help.. but I also believe that You have said that all who trust in Jesus as Saviour can come to You to ask for help in time of need – and Lord I trust in You - I repent of all my sins and place my life and my future in Your hand and ask You to have compassion on me and lift me out of this pit of despair - and restore hope and joy and peace in my heart I pray – this I ask in Jesus name,


Prayer For Moments Of Despair

Loving and eternal Father, how we need You every minute of the day.. especially in times of trouble and moments of despair  - but You are the God of all hope and our heavenly Comforter, and I pray that You would fill me with Your joy and peace in believing, which is the right of all Your children. I pray that my hope and trust in You may abound and multiply by the power of the Holy Spirit, dwelling in me. 

I pray for Your blessing, protection and encouragement in this increasingly harsh and cruel world.. and that Your comforting presence and perfect peace would replace any moments of despair, when my spirit is faint; my soul is downcast and imaginations of my mind start to overtake my rational thinking. 

Guard and protect my mind I pray and may I learn to take every thought captive to Christ, so that I may rise above my problems and pain of life.. rather than dwelling on the difficulties, dangers and challenges of life. Thank You Father that You are the One Who goes before me and has promised that You will never leave me nor forsake Me. Help me to look to Jesus and rest in Him.. so that I will not be dismayed.. in Whose name I pray…


Prayer To Overcome Despair

Heavenly Father, I pray that You would help me to overcome the negative feeling of despair that I often find myself to be falling into, when I am thinking about all that is going on in the world around me.. and yet I know that You have promised to go before and behind me - and be with me in all the problems and difficulties of life.

I pray that I may learn how to overcome the negative feelings of despair I have, when I start thinking about all my problems and how I am going to manage. Help me to look to Jesus to lift my weary spirit I pray – for I know in my heart, that the only peace and rest to be found.. is in You.

Keep me I pray from becoming overwhelmed by feelings of despair but rather help me to look to Jesus as the anchor of my soul as soon as any negative thoughts start to enter my mind. May I learn quickly to take each thought captive to Christ, and give Him the cares and worries that cause me to fall into despair.   

Help me I pray to anchor my thoughts on whatsoever is true, and good, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable, and help me to think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise, so that all feelings of despair do not have a foothold in my heart – this I ask in Jesus name,


Prayer In Times Of Despair

Heavenly Father, in times of despair I need to draw closer to You. Help me to develop the attitude of the apostle Paul, who had to face such terribly difficult circumstances, and yet was able to say with confidence, “I am hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; I am perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed”.

Instead of allowing myself to descend into hopeless despair, help me to remember that suffering in this world produces patience and perseverance, which developed into a godly character and spiritual maturity – so help me through the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow in grace and patience,  to Your praise and glory.

I know that this life in many respects is a preparation for the next and Lord I want to finish the race set before me and carry out the plans and purposes You have for me - even though I know that there are likely to be trials and difficulties along the way. 

Provide me I pray with the grace I need to press on for the high call of God in Christ Jesus.. and in Your strength, may I replace those times of unwanted despair with a season of hope and joy in the Lord – this I ask in Jesus name, 


Prayer For Someone In Despair

Loving Lord I lift up to You all those that are going through a season of despair and desperation, and pray that You would meet each one at their particular point of need – and knowing that Jesus is the only answer to every problem in life, we pray that You would make Yourself known to each one, in a new and very special way. 

Lord, You came to heal the broken-hearted and to set at liberty those that are captive to sin and Satan.  And despair is like a prison door that shuts the needy man or woman away from their only source of freedom and healing.. that can meet their deepest need, and so we pray that You would break the chains that bind each person that is despairing today and in need of deliverance.

Lord, You are the source of all comforts and the consolation of all those that are needy, and Yours is the only peace that delivers them from the bondage of their inner turmoil and deep despair. Lift up each one from the gloom of what entraps them and open the eyes of their heart to the One Who died for them on the cross and rose again.. so that He could carry them through the darkest hours of life and bring them safely through this increasingly evil world into the light of life that only He can supply  - this we ask in Jesus name,