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11 Powerful Prayers for Faith and Trust in God

Do you find that your faith is wavering? Do you feel like God has abandoned you and left you feeling alone? Have you been praying prayers for faith and trust in God but concerned that he’s not hearing you?

It’s so easy to fall into the trap and doubt God and His plans for us, but when life leaves us in a space without hope, we have a weapon to regain confidence, prayer!

When we learn to pray these prayers about faith and trusting God from the Bible, it really does change our lives. The more we pray as a daily practice, the stronger our faith becomes. 

These prayers are simple yet powerful words of affirmation that will help you find peace during even the toughest struggles or sorrows. Join me on this journey of discovering what true biblical prayer looks like!

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How do you pray for strong faith?

If you have every found yourself asking the questions: How do I strengthen my faith in God? How do you walk in faith? You are in good company! So many of us find ourselves in places where we feel like the Father in Mark 9:24 who says: “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief.”

This scripture hits most of us because we know what we believe and yet we still find ourselves in places where doubts co-exist in the midst of our big faith.

For many years I had no trouble believing the power of the resurrection. There was nothing that could cause me to waver in this faith, and yet, when it came to believing God could move in the little things in life. I did not have the same trust and belief. I knew that God COULD, but my doubt resided in the pace where I doubted he would because of some personal flaw on my part!

I want to encourage you that praying for faith in the spaces that you struggle does not make you weak. Prayer is meant to be a conversation with the Father and we are told in 1 Peter 5:7 that we should cast our cares on the Lord. That includes those thoughts and feelings of doubt. The desire for increased faith, and the spaces in life where we need God to move in our lives and we are believing BIG for his miraculous hand.

Powerful Prayers for faith and trust In God

Praying for faith should not be difficult. In fact, this should and can be the simplest prayer you pray. As simple as Father, Help! God does not look down on his children when they ask for faith, because in essence we are asking for more of him in our life.

We are welcoming him to show up and grow our faith. A prayer for faith is a prayer seeking God, and we are told in several bible verses that he dwells in the space where we seek him!

My hope is these prayers for faith and trust in God encourage your heart and help you see that no matter where you are in your faith walk, the journey to more of God simply takes a seeking heart and a step!

Prayer for faith and courage

If you have ever been in a place where you have to make a big decision that truly makes you uncomfortable but you know it is a God move, then you are no stranger to praying for faith and courage. This prayer can help strengthen your heart and walk in the power of the Lord who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly.

Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are my strength. You are the Lion of Judah. You are all powerful, all knowing, all present. Your word says that wherever I go you never leave me.

Father as I prepare to make this decision and step into a new space, I pray that you would always be two steps ahead of me, preparing the way, showing me the doors that are open. Lord I pray that you would be always near me and feel me with holy confidence that only comes from you. In Jesus’ name, amen!

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Prayer for trust issues

Many times through heart break, deceit, and other woes of the world, we find ourselves in spaces where we don’t trust those around us, or ourselves. Perhaps it was infidelity in a relationship, or not feeling secure in childhood. Whatever the case may be when you pray for trust issues, pray that God would encourage you and remind you that if you have him, he can guide you to safe places!

Lord, I have been hurt in the past, I struggle to build connection or fellowship with those around me because I do not know who I can trust. Lord I ask that you would give me a discerning heart and mind and ears that hear you as you guide me to safe spaces. Show me those who you have put into my life. 

Lord I know that oftentimes the answer to problems comes from you through others. Help me to have a soft heart, give me grace, give grace to those who I come in contact with. Lord I know that you can restore my heart and my trust in others, and I thank you in advance for healing! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for trust and confidence

When our confidence is shaken it can be difficult to have the faith that trusts God. Praying for trust and confidence can not only boost your self-esteem but also remind you who you are in the Lord!

Lord in Heaven, the situations I have gone through have left me feeling lost and doubting what I am capable of. Your word says that I can do all things through you, but I admit, I doubt that you can use me. Lord, remind me who I am in you. Remind me of what your power is capable of. Remind me that I am a coheir to Jesus, and that you built your church on the truth that Jesus is Lord and when I trust in him, there is nothing that I can not do. 

Thank you, Lord for loving me and keeping me, thank you for my position in you! Thank you for calling me loved, child, friend! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Short prayers about faith

Sometimes, the best prayers are the shortest prayers. They are the ones that get to the point and share your heart. This short prayer about faith does just that!

Father God, I want to trust you more. Help me in the places where I struggle to believe. I long for greater faith and deeper understanding of you. I praise you in advance! In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Lord in Heaven, Father of my faith and the faith of saints before me. I believe in you and your goodness, please help my unbelief! In Jesus’ name, Amen

Prayer for faith and trust in God

Faith and trust go hand in hand. We ask for faith to trust that God will do what he said he would, and then we have faith that he will do it. Its cyclical. This prayer for faith is a testament to the fact that the Lord is faithful.

Father in heaven, I praise you for your faithfulness to me. You are loving and kind to me, you are always present, always available always protecting. You never let your word come back void. If you say it, I know I can believe it.

O God, I ask that you would give me increased capacity for unshakable faith. Show me each day your hand in my life, in the big and small things I go through! I praise you for renewed faith and trust in you! In the name of your son Jesus Christ. Amen!

Prayer for faith and strength

Often time the extra boost of faith we need is in regards to the strength we need to do something that we feel God is calling us to. This could also be the strength to wait on the Lord for something that we want to happen in his timing. This prayer of faith is an encouragement to those in need of strength and faith to continue on.

Almighty God, give me the strength to walk in the path you have laid before me. I trust you o Lord and I believe that you are guiding me. Your word says that you will give me my next steps consistently, but my heart wavers at time. Strengthen me as I take this step of faith towards the plans that you have for me! In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer for faith and hope

Our faith is often tested during the hard times of life! When the woes of the world seem to be highest, when the future seems bleak and uncertain. When we don’t know what is going on around us, we can pray for our faith and hope to be restored. We can look towards the only one who is able to give us a future that is bright!

Dear God, you are the way, the truth, and the life. You sent your son to us, to die for us, and to rise so that we too could be reunited to you. We have hope that no matter what is going on in our life, you are there. You are present, and you have given us an everlasting future.

Lord in this space of struggle and uncertainty give me peace. Restore my hope and faith that you are moving, that you are still in control and that I have no reason to worry, because victory is already mine through Christ Jesus. In the holy name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for faith during uncertain times

There are times in life when the way feels uncertain. We don’t know which step to take, and the things we know are suddenly shaky, During these difficult times we have to remember that God’s power is capable of extraordinary things, and the uncertainty is not uncertain to him. In fact, when we plug into the Lord with an active prayer life we can gain new strength and faith during hard times.

Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth! You are our hope and are light in the dark and weary world. You are consistent and unchanging. You are present and our sure thing! We thank you for your faithfulness towards us! Father God, in this moment I am unsure of my next steps, I am confused by what is happening around me. I ask that you would make your hand in my life apparent. Help me to see you in the passing days. I press into you and your goodness. I remember your grace and mercy in my life! I praise you for making the impossible thing in life feel possible! I praise you for the renewal of my faith in this moment! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for faith in God’s unfailing Love

God’s love is unfailing and constant, so much so that he gave us the gift of eternal life through our savior Jesus Christ. Despite this very real truth, we are constantly bombarded with the lie that God doesn’t love us. This prayer for faith is to pray against any untrue spirit causing you to believe that you are too far outside the will of God to experience the Love of God. 

Heavenly father, I thank you for your consistent and persistent love! I pray against every spirit that would have me believe that I must work harder to earn your love. I believe that the gift of salvation is a free gift of God, given out of your immense love for me! I believe that you sent your son Jesus to live as man on earth, to die in my place and take the weight of my sins as the price for my sin nature! I believe that Jesus rose from the Dead, victorious over sin and death that I might live with you! I believe in the power of the Holy spirit as my helper, concious and friend in this life! In this I have great confidence! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

A Prayer for steadfast faith

In scripture we are told that if you have just a little faith, in fact faith as small as a mustard seed then you can move mountains, and yet, there are times when a specific situation causes our faith wavering. During these times we can pray for steadfast faith that overcomes our doubts and reminds us that stronger faith is just a prayer away.

Dear Father, I pray for a steadfast faith that overcomes the doubts in my heart and mind during this time. I pray to see your hand in my life in a great way! I thank you for the gift of faith. I thank you for my testimony that I may glorify you to the world. Though what I see seems impossible, I will not lean on my own understanding, instead I come to you humbly asking for guidance direction, and a portion of faith for this moment. I thank you and will praise your name all the days of my life. In the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit, Amen.

Scriptures to pray for Faith

There are many scriptures in God’s word that talk about faith, but what scriptures can we pray to God as his living breathing word into and over our lives? Well I like to start with the promises of God. These are the things that he said that he would do and be in our lives, and because the Lord cannot lie, when you pray the scriptures and speak the power of his word using promises your faith is encouraged. Here are a few scriptures promises from the word of God you can pray into the situations of life where you need renewed, or improved faith.

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13

In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God! I can guarantee this truth: This is what will be done for someone who doesn’t doubt but believes what he says will happen: He can say to this mountain, ‘Be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it will be done for him. That’s why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:22-24

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love. Ephesians 3:16-17

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22

“Some people are like seeds on rocky soil. They welcome the word with joy whenever they hear it, but they don’t develop any roots. They believe for a while, but when their faith is tested, they abandon it. The seeds that were planted among thornbushes are people who hear the word, but as life goes on the worries, riches, and pleasures of life choke them. So they don’t produce anything good. The seeds that were planted on good ground are people who also hear the word. But they keep it in their good and honest hearts and produce what is good despite what life may bring.”
Luke 8:13-15

The power of faith and prayer

Prayer is conversation between a loving Father and his doting child. It is also a weapon we have, direct access to our source of strength and peace. There is power in faith and prayer. When we pray and believe, even if it is believing for faith itself God is faithful to answer and to move!

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