11 Uplifting Prayers for Hopeless Situations

Many situations in life can make us feel worn and broken. These 11 uplifting prayers for hopeless situations will help you to put your focus back on Christ and his promises.

1. Prayer to God My Helper

God, my Helper, I confess my inadequacy in the face of my circumstances. Come with great power and rescue me! Listen to my prayer, O God, pay attention to my plea. With Your help, I will not only survive this but thrive through this! May all these forces that have come against me be turned away from me. I will praise Your Name, O Lord, for You fulfill Your promises. Amen.

2. Prayer to God of My Rescue

God of my Rescue, do not ignore my cry for help. Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles. My heart pounds in my chest and I can’t stop shaking. I know You can turn this hopeless situation around. You deliver me from my troubles and help me triumph against the most impossible odds. Morning, noon and night I call on You Lord, and I thank You that You hear my voice. Amen.

3. Prayer to the God Who Rules Forever

Oh Lord, I come to You in fear and trembling and in deep despair. I wish I had wings so I could fly away to a quiet place to rest. Lord, everything is falling apart. I ask You to lift me out of this situation. I cry out in my distress, and You hear my voice. You keep me safe from this battle waged against me. God, You rule forever, and I thank You that You have heard me, and You will quiet this storm. Amen.

4. I Bring My Burdens Prayer

My Lord, I bring my burdens to You, knowing You will take care of me. You will not permit me to slip and fall. I trust You to save me out of this hopeless predicament. O God, have mercy on me, for I feel like I’m being hounded all day long. But I will put my trust in You. I praise You for Your promises of deliverance. I trust in You, so why should I be afraid? Thank You for carrying my burdens. Amen.

5. Tears in a Bottle Prayer

O God, You keep track of all my sorrows, You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. I come to You fully confident that this desperate problem will retreat when I cal to You for help. You are on my side – this I know! I thank You even now for Your help, for You have kept my feet from slipping. O God, how wonderful to walk in Your presence, in Your life-giving light. Amen.

6. Beneath the Shelter of Your Wings Prayer

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to You for protection. I hide beneath the shelter of Your wings until this adversity passes by. My God Most High, please send help from heaven. Send forth Your unfailing love and faithfulness! I exalt You above the highest heavens! May Your glory shine over all the earth. Thank You for making a road through this sea of hopelessness. Amen.

7. Lift Me out of This Pit Prayer

Oh my God, I’m trapped in desperate straits. I’m weary from distress. I’m in a deep pit. And yet, no matter what, my heart is confident in You. Even now, no matter what, I will waken the dawn with my songs of praise. Lord, Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens, and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Thank You for lifting me out of this pit and setting me on solid ground. Amen.

8. Prayer for Justice

God, my Defender, I come to You seeking justice in my helplessness. I bring my case before You. May this unjust situation disappear like water into the thirsty ground. May it dissolve before me, O Righteous Judge. I will rejoice because there truly is a reward for those who live for God. You will take up my cause and declare me victorious! Amen.

9. Show Me the Way Out Prayer

O God of Deliverances, I am encircled by hopelessness. I am surrounded by trouble, and there is no way out. Come help me, God! See what is happening and help me! You are my strength; I will wait for You to show me the way out. You, oh God, are my fortress. In Your unfailing love, You will stand with me, and together we will look down in triumph over all this adversity. Amen!

10. Trample Down All Problems Prayer

O Lord, my Shield, I feel rejected and broken and defenseless. Raise a banner over me in the face of these attacks. Save me by Your power. With Your help, I will raise a triumphant shout over my desperate situation, for You will bring victory. This situation is humanly impossible, but You are marching with me, and together we will trample down all problems. Amen!

11. Lead Me to the Rock Prayer

O God, I cry to You for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of security from my hopelessness. You are my safe refuge, a fortress where trouble cannot touch me. May I rest under the shadow of Your wings, under Your protection. May Your unfailing love and unending faithfulness watch over me. I will sing praises to Your Name forever. Amen.

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“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine of Hippo

Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.

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