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Ever found yourself in the thick of a challenging situation, feeling like your courage was nowhere to be found? Don’t worry; we’ve all been there. In those moments, it’s easy to let fear take the wheel and steer us away from our faith. But guess what? That’s precisely when we need to lean into prayer the most. In those times, you can pray a prayer for courage and confidence.

Join me on this journey as we explore the power of prayer for courage, strength, and confidence. We’ll delve into powerful prayers that’ll help you stand tall in the face of adversity. And trust me, these prayers aren’t just words on a page; they’re lifelines connecting you to the source of all courage and strength—our loving Heavenly Father.

You’ll find prayers for confidence and courage, short prayers for courage, powerful prayers for confidence, and prayers for confidence and strength, among others. When life throws its curveballs, you’ll be armed with prayers that pierce through the darkness, illuminating your path with divine courage and unwavering confidence.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

What is a good prayer for courage?

We can all get discouraged in difficult times. At times we are fainthearted or even plainly fearful. It can happen. It is important to recognize that doesn’t mean we don’t have faith. Why am I saying this? Because when you are in a threatening situation and feel fearful, satan is more than happy to add guilt on top of it by whispering in your ear you aren’t a good Christian.

So, don’t listen to the enemy. Rather, take a deep breath and pray. God will help you step out of your comfort zone. When you pray a give me the courage prayer, God will hear you and come to your aid.

But when fear overtakes us, we rarely know how or what to pray. The words don’t seem to come. I have been there. The only thing I was able to say was. “Help!”

To help you when you are frightened and need courage, I made some good prayers for courage. You can pray these pre-written prayers or you can pray along with your own words.

Before we dive into the sample prayers, let’s have a look at God’s Word. Several Bible verses speak about good courage. You can use any of those verses to base your prayers for courage on. One of my favorite good courage scriptures is Deuteronomy 31 verse 6 (NKJV):

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

The Bible is also full of inspiring Bible verses for courage and confidence. Read them, and pray along. Expect God’s lifegiving Word to manifest in your life!

Good prayers for courage in tough times:

Prayer for courage: Lord God, I am scared. I don’t think I can handle this. Help me, please. Help me be strong and of good courage. Let me know You are near and fighting for me. I rely on Your Word—You said You would never leave me nor forsake me. So I trust You are with me, in this difficult situation. Thank You for going before me and clearing the way ahead. Fill my heart with trust, Lord. And guide me through. I thank You for the victory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.  

Prayer for courage: Almighty God, You are stronger than anything. You are stronger than my terrifying situation. I am very scared. I’ll admit. I shelter under Your wings, protect me. Let Your mighty hand work miracles on my behalf. Above all, give me the courage to face this head-on. Strengthen my knees. Make my heart strong. I trust in You, my Savior and my Rock. I know You will deliver me and therefore I know I will overcome. Thank You, Lord, for making me brave. In You, I am a mighty woman of valor and I will survive! Thank You, Lord God. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.

Give me the courage prayer: Dear heavenly Father, hallowed be Your Name. You are the source of everything. Please give me courage. I feel feeble and my heart feels like fainting. I can’t breathe anymore. Holy Spirit let me feel Your presence. Go with me and make a way as only You can do. Be my guiding light in dark places and everywhere I go. I surrender my whole life to You, o Lord of hosts. Come to my rescue and give me peace. I need You in the storms of life. I can’t face them alone. Help me be bold and brave. I know You are with me. Thank You, Lord. Amen.  

Prayer for courage: Dear God, You are my mighty warrior and my stronghold in hard times. You delivered me in the past, I know You will do it again. Help me face this battle with courage, dear Lord. Even though I am afraid, I know Your perfect love drives out the spirit of fear. Envelope me in Your gracious love and help me know this too shall pass. Negative things are happening, give me a resilient heart, Lord. Help me face this fight and help me see the end from the beginning. I know with You on my side, I will pass through. Thank You for making me courageous. In Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer for courage: Lord God, You are my all in all. Without You I am nothing. I am in need of endurance—I don’t want to give up. You are my true God and I know You will deliver me. Cultivate deep trust in my heart, and help me know in You I can be courageous. I can, and will, do great things knowing You are fighting on my behalf. I don’t have to do it alone anymore. Thank You Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for courage to do the right thing: Father God, help me do the right thing with this important step of my life. Show me the good plans You have for me and help me align my actions with it. I know what is the right thing in Your sight. Grant me the boldness, courage, and stamina to walk that path. I am a child of God and I receive guidance from You. Show me the best way; I will go. Sweet Holy Spirit, show the will of God for my life and the lives of others, so I can boldly step into it. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for boldness and courage: Dear Jesus, give me boldness and courage. I need You. I have to tell my best friend she is going the wrong way. I find this very difficult. There is no easy way to do this. That’s why I need self-assurance and bravery to take the first step while I rely on You. Lord Jesus, I surrender this whole situation into Your hands. Guide me and guide my friend. Let her heart be willing to hear what I need to tell her. You love her even more than I do. Please prepare the way. Show me the best strategy to approach her. In Your mighty Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for courage and determination: Loving Heavenly Father, please help me. You know I am not a bold or decisive person. But right now, I need courage and determination. Give me the willpower I need to stop this habit and be an example for others. Help me make the right decisions in my daily life. Father God, I don’t want to be weak any longer. Your Word says I can do all things through You who strengthens me. I step out in faith and rely on the truth of Your Word. It will be manifested in my life. In Christ Jesus Name. Amen.   

Incorporate these powerful prayers in your daily prayer life and see the power of God at work in your life. He will not leave you how you are now, but answer you when you pray according to His will for Your life. And yes, it is His will that you will be courageous!

Short prayers for courage

If you find it difficult to stick to daily prayers, start with brief prayers each morning, right after you wake up. This will help you build up a strong Christian morning routine.

Here are sample short prayers for courage:

Short prayer for courage 1: Father God, make me brave. I am not looking forward to what I need to do today. But I know with You on my side, I can do it. Thank You. Amen.

Short prayer for courage 2: Dear Lord Jesus, make me bold. Help me not to be intimidated by others but truly rely on my strength in You. In Your mighty name, I pray. Amen.

Short prayer for courage 3: Mighty God, I don’t want to run away from pressure anymore. Make me bold and courageous. Thank You. Amen.

Short prayer for courage 4: Father I come to You, hear my prayer. I need You. Please make me more courageous in a time of need. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

I hope these courage prayer quotes are a blessing to You and will bring you closer to God’s heart. May you receive the courage you need. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

What is a short prayer for strength and courage?

How do you pray for strength and courage? Well, we can actually pray any prayer to ask for courage and strength. But as said earlier on, sometimes we are so overwhelmed, we don’t know what to pray. A brief prayer for strength and courage may be the solution. So you can focus on God and not on the quantity of your own words.

When we need strength and courage, we usually also need endurance. It is a good thing to compliment your prayer for courage and confidence with prayers for endurance.

I’ll start with a prayer for courage and strength that isn’t mine but is one of my favorites: the serenity prayer. The original serenity prayer was written by Reinhold Niebuhr. One of the most famous versions of that prayer is this:

Serenity Prayer for strength and courage:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make things right if I surrender to His Will; So that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him. Forever and ever in the next. Amen.

Powerful short prayers for strength and courage:

When you are in need of a prayer for courage and strength and don’t know where to start, I created sample prayers for you. You can pray the exact prayer or use it as inspiration to create your own prayer for courage and strength.

Short prayer for strength and courage 1: Almighty Lord, You are my only hope. Give me strength and courage to go through this health ordeal. Give me good health. And until then, grant me the strength and courage to go on. Thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Short prayer for strength and courage 2: King of kings and Lord of lords, I need You. I feel weak and discouraged. Please let me know You are with me. You are the strength of my life. Together with You I will make it. Thank You, holy Father. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Short prayer for strength and courage 3: Lord, I have a difficult situation in my marriage. Please give me the wisdom, strength, and courage to do the right thing. I receive it by the grace of God. In Your Holy Name. Amen.

Short prayer for strength and courage 4: Father God, I need You. Please strengthen me and make me bold. I have to make a difficult decision today and I don’t know what is the best thing to do. Show me the right path. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.  

Short prayer for strength courage and guidance 5: Holy Father, I need You more than ever before. Please give me strength, courage, and guidance to navigate through the coming months. I need You. Thank You for granting my request. Amen.

I hope you found a prayer for courage and strength that fits your needs.

What is a powerful prayer for confidence?

As much as we need courage and strength, we need confidence as well—confidence in ourselves and confidence in God. Having low self-esteem can really block being our true self.

When we rely on God’s love for us and the promises of God to us, we will become more confident in our deepest inner being. It is possible to gain confidence in ourselves. It is even possible to love ourselves and be confident! One way to build confidence is through the power of prayer. A prayer for courage and confidence is the perfect way to open yourself to receive more confidence and courage in your life.         

The Word of God says if we come to Him with our requests, and pray according to His will, he will hear us and answer our prayers. Because of God’s steadfast love, we can build strong confidence—in and through Him.

That being said, let’s look at what makes your prayers powerful. Is it your voice, the quantity of words, or the loftiness of your words? No, it isn’t. It is God’s power alone that makes your prayers powerful.

You don’t need to be a pastor or a theologian before your prayers are powerful. You are a prayer warrior for God once you desire to come to Him with a true heart and pray according to His will. A powerful way to do that is to pray around God’s promises in His Word.

Powerful prayers for confidence

To get you started, here are pre-written prayers for confidence:

Powerful prayer for confidence 1: Father God, help me overcome this false sense of self. I always feel I don’t matter and am not worthy. Others always seem to be better than me. Give me the power to overcome these feelings and to boldly step out in faith. Help me know who I am in You, Your beloved child. I know You love me, despite that, I rarely love myself. Help me see myself as You see me—worthy, loved, and special. Let me feel Your hug right now and let me know I am on the right way to gaining confidence. I don’t take Your love for granted, oh Father. Help me. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Powerful prayer for confidence 2: Heavenly Father, You made me in Your image—perfect. Why then do I not feel that way? I am shy and not happy with myself. Dear Lord, I know You knitted me in my mother’s womb and that You made me wonderfully well. Yet, I often fail to see that. On this beautiful day, I decide to align my self-image with the image You have of me. By the might of thy Spirit, help me solve myself as You do. I want to step out in my God-given purpose and fulfill the good work You prepared for me. To do that, I need to feel confident about myself. Hear my prayer, oh God, and help me hold on to this decision. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Powerful prayer for confidence 3: Lord, I need confidence in my capabilities. You are the God of Israel, and also my God. You gave me gifts and talents, as part of Your plan for my life. I want to embrace these and use them at work and church. Help me be a blessing to others. Give me the confidence to reach out to others in such a way they will understand my true intentions. Help me not to stutter or be short of words. Make me confident in Your power through me. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.  

Prayers for confidence and courage

Looking for a prayer for courage and confidence? Sometimes in life, we need both confidence and courage at the same time to navigate life’s difficulties. In times like these, prayers for confidence and courage are our refuge.

And if you feel so overwhelmed that you don’t even know where to start? Don’t worry, I got you covered. Here are example prayers for confidence and courage:

Prayer for confidence and courage 1: Father God, I come to You in this time of trouble. I don’t know what to do. Grant me the confidence to know what is the right thing to do and the courage to do it. I need Your confirmation, otherwise, I know I won’t go out. I give me the courage to go on and take steps. I need you by my side. Thank You, Holy Father. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prayer for confidence and courage 2: Lord, help me believe in the impossible. I look at the mountains in front of me and get discouraged. All confidence has fled my inner being. I feel weak and clueless. I am confused as well, I’ll admit. I know in my head that You can help me, but in my heart I doubt. Please, gracious Lord, don’t judge me but help me in my feebleness. Increase my faith, as faith comes from You. Make me brave and courageous in Your sight. It is only You I rely on. Help me gain clarity and certainty about who I am and why I am here on earth. And give me the strength to overcome these mountains ahead of me. I want to be brave, as Your soldier here on Earth. I thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer. Amen.

Prayer for confidence and courage 3: Dear Lord, I love You. I am so puzzled; I don’t even know what to pray. Holy Spirit, please speak on my behalf. You know what I need most. Breathe Your breath into my spirit, revive me and make me strong. I am facing a tough decision and I honestly don’t know what to do. I am scared of making a mistake. Please, Lord, grant me confidence and make me bold. I don’t want to live in fear. Your Word says You haven’t given the spirit of fear but of love, power, and a sound mind. I speak Your Word over my life—fear, go away in Jesus’ name. Amen.

I hope you found a prayer for courage and confidence that is close to your heart. May God equip you and strengthen you in the says ahead. May He go before you and let you know He is with you. He is your strength, confidence, and courage.

What Psalm is for strength and confidence?

Most of the Psalms help us lift our eyes to God for help and to praise His Name. Reading about the wondrous deeds and works of God in the Psalms gives us strength and confidence. And honestly, almost any psalm can give us the power and self-confidence we need.

For me personally, however, there is one powerful Psalm that gives us strength and confidence. It is Psalm 27. Psalm 27 is full of powerful verses to give us strength and confidence in God.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music. Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close. Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27 (NLT)

You can pray this Psalm as a powerful prayer to God for strength and confidence. He will hear You—he honors His Word.

Prayers for confidence and strength

Praying based on God’s Word is a powerful way to pray. You can pick Your Bible and select Scriptures around confidence and strength and then pray around it. The power of God’s Word on your lips will do mighty things!

The Psalms are a perfect place to start when you want to start praying on the Word of God. You can personalize prayers as you go—for example, a personalized Psalm 91 prayer.

Here are 3 examples of prayers for confidence and strength:

Prayer for confidence and strength 1: Father God, I don’t feel able to fulfill my many duties at the office. My boss expects me to lead my colleagues, but I am scared deep inside me. What will they think or say about me? Father, help me not to focus on that, but on the strength I have through You. Please give me the confidence I need to be a leader. Let me transmit confidence everywhere I go. Help me also not become overconfident, I want to keep relying on You and You alone. You are the source of my strength and confidence, nothing and no-one else. Thank You, Father. Amen.

Prayer for confidence and strength 2: Dear Father in Heaven, You said we should ask and we will receive. Today, I ask for confidence and strength. I need both in these challenging circumstances. Help me believe in myself and my capabilities. I asked in Your Holy name, so I know I will receive it. I step out in faith and expectation. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prayer for confidence and strength 3: Lord Jesus, You are all I want and all I need. Please strengthen me. Help me know I can make it to the end. Give me the stamina I need to continue. I feel so small. Help me believe in myself and Your strength in me. Let me see what You see when You look at me. I surrender myself to You, take control. Take over the steering wheel of my life. I can’t do it myself. Fill me with Your love, giving me the confidence I need. Strengthen me through Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

Know that God has given you all the strength you need, even to break strongholds through prayer and to wage war in the heavenlies through spiritual warfare. Be confident in His promises, he is sure to fulfill them.

Take-away prayer for courage and confidence

As we wrap up our exploration of powerful prayers for courage, strength, and confidence, let’s not forget the essence of what we’ve discovered. Prayer is not just a ritual or a set of words; it’s a conversation with our God, who has the power to transform our hearts and embolden our spirits.

When fear creeps in and doubt clouds your vision, you have a direct line to the One who can calm your storms and fortify your soul. Invite God’s presence into your life, trusting that He will infuse you with the courage and confidence you need to face any challenge.

Keep these prayers for courage and confidence close to your heart, allowing them to be your compass in times of uncertainty. And as you journey onward, may you walk with confidence, knowing that you are never alone, for your Heavenly Father walks beside you every step of the way.

May you find courage, strength, and unwavering confidence, knowing that with God, all things are possible. Amen.