Prayers For Hard Times - 5 Prayers For Strength During Hard Times

I get it. Some seasons of life can be so tough to endure. It can be hard even to know what to say to God. That’s why we’re going to look at 5 prayers for hard times based on 5 powerful passages of scripture. 

I am pretty open on this blog about the challenges I have faced. I went through a season where my marriage almost fell apart. My husband and I had several friendships end really badly. We lost two babies to miscarriage. 

As I am writing this post, we are two month into a move we made across the country. We are now over 1000 miles from home and family with our three-month-old baby where we know no one. 

Life is full of seasons of hard times. Today I want to share some verses and how I would turn these verses into prayers for strength in difficult times. You were created for a life of abundance and joy in the Father, but unfortunately, in this life we have troubles. What are some bible verses for anxiety and fear that we can turn to find rest and freedom? 

I am glad you asked.

Today we are breaking down some of my absolute favorite passages and verses about anxiety and fear. We are going to see what the bible says about fighting fear and worry. And of course, I am going to do my darnedest to remind you how crazy loved you are. 

Let’s go!

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Verses And Prayers For Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Pregnancy after loss can be scary and challenging. Good news is there are scriptures and promises that can be used as prayers for expectant mothers who have experienced miscarriage and loss. 

This is still a hard topic for me to address. I feel an obligation to speak on it due to the fact that 1 in 4 women have experienced miscarriage or infant loss. 1 in 4 and yet no one seems to talk about it. For something that is unfortunately so common people don’t seem to know what to say or how to respond when the ones around us experience this tragedy. 

Today I want to share three verses to pray when you are pregnant after a miscarriage to help combat fear and anxiety. I am going to share the scriptures but also why they impacted me and just in case you are newer to praying scriptures I will share what my prayers might look like when praying these particular verses. 

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The 4 Best Verses To Pray Over Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy has taught me a ton about myself and body and the Father but it has also taught me how easy it can be to fret and worry about all the things that could possibly go wrong. I am not generally a worrier. I tend to take life in stride. Motherhood has for sure challenged that though. 

Whether you’ve had a challenging journey leading up to pregnancy or not, trust me, there is plenty to worry about. The good news is we don’t have to! We can resist the fear and actually enjoy pregnancy! 

Today I wanted to compile some of the verses that have been helping me through this pregnancy. Just in case you are new to praying scripture I will also share examples on how I would pray the verse over my pregnancy and unborn baby. 

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5 Habits Of An Aspiring Prayer Warrior - Establishing A Life Of Prayer

The theme of the last two years for me has been prayer. My understanding of the power and purpose of prayer has grown more than ever. These years more than any other in my life I have felt a gentle pulling on my soul to draw closer to God. 

I don’t know how your prayer life is, but I can admit that at the start of 2016 mine was nonexistent. I was heartbroken and had suffered a loss that I was fighting to keep from blaming God. Speaking with Him was just not on my list of things to do. Somewhere during the year that changed. God healed my heart and my desire for a deeper relationship with Him began to grow exponentially. 

We all long for something more. We all want that deep connection with the Lord and the power of prayer working in our lives. The good news is that connection is available to every believer! It's a birthright. All we've got to do is steward our hearts and time well. Here are some of my tips for growing and cultivating a deeper prayer life!

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Does God Hear Our Prayers After We've Sinned?

I am well acquainted with this lie. It is one that I still have to fight through. It seems so hard for us to consistently believe that God really really loves and not only that! He likes us. He enjoys our company even when we have been imperfect. He’s not tired of fixing our messes or helping us through our struggles and strongholds. 

We have to renounce partnership with this lie because it keeps us from reaching out and growing in intimacy with our Father. You need to know first and foremost that God’s position and fondness for you never changes. Any perceived distance or silence generally means that you have allowed imaginary walls to go up, but before we get into that let's look at where this lie comes from.

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Prayer - Where To Start When You Haven't For Too Long

You pray. You wouldn’t say that you never pray. You pray before meals with your family. You’re always willing to lead out with prayer at church or bible study. But when the idea of a prayer life comes up you rack your brain for the last time you remember getting alone and talking to God. 

The shame moves in like an old uninvited friend that you never know how to ask to leave. You love God. You believe that prayer is super important, but why can’t you seem to pray regularly? You know it’s been days, weeks, months and your new house guest, shame, convinces you that it is better to not think about it too much and instead keep moving forward.

Does this sound familiar to you? It could be the story of my Christian life up until a couple years ago. What do you do when you realize you haven’t prayed for far too long? Where do you start? 

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How To Pray Consistently: How To Pray When You Don't Even Want To Want To

I wrote a post a couple of years ago on prayer called Where To Start When You Just Haven’t For Too Long, and that is still one of my most popular posts. I find it’s helped a lot of people who wanted to press back into prayer and communion with the Lord but weren’t sure they were welcome back. 

I also find there this other group of people who struggle with prayer because they don’t find much desire within themselves even to want to pray. I identify with these folks and have been in this position before as well. If you find yourself in that place today here are some things to consider.

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