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,