Prayers for confidence

6 Powerful Prayers for Confidence When You Feel Insecure

Insecurity has been my crutch and my Achilles heel, for much of my adult life. When I was single, I was insecure about my looks, being single, and just not feeling like I was worthy of being a wife because: guilt.

After getting married, I quickly began feeling guilty about my mothering, so many around me had been mothers for much longer and seemed to have it all together, I on the other hand was winging it BIG time!

Insecurity is common, but it doesn’t have to be where we live! I have found that the best antidote for my feelings of insecurity have been really growing my pray life and pressing into biblical truths. This post will help you find strength through prayers for confidence.

prayers for confidence

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What does God say about confidence?

Confidence in the church can sometimes be a taboo topic. To have confidence in yourself and your abilities can at times feel like it is sacrilegious. How can we be confident in ourselves and our abilities and give glory to God?

Our confidence comes from God alone

But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Hebrews 32:36 ESV

It is quite simple to be both self-confident and God honoring. In Hebrews 10:32-36, the author writes to encourage the converted Jews to be steadfast in the confidence that they have to endure all sorts of persecution. He reminds them that God has been with them from the beginning and encourages them to remember who they are.

We can exhibit this same confidence by first recognizing who we are in Christ. It is a fact that in Christ Jesus, you are born again, a joint heir with Jesus, and have access to God. The one true, living God and creator of the universe.

When you believe this truth and have really made this a core part of your belief system, your mind is automatically set to give praise to the God that has bestowed on you this great gift.

Additionally, you can also walk in the confidence of that identity and believe bigger for yourself and those around you. You see, our self-confidence is an extension of the truth that we are children of God.

How do you pray for confidence?

We should pray often for confidence, because the enemy is hell bent on having us forget who we are in Christ and to sacrifice the gift of salvation that God so freely gave. There are four basic ways that we can pray for confidence. Below I will list prayer points for each of them.

1. Praying for confidence means includes you praying against limiting beliefs that would set themselves up to hinder the good works that God has planned for you. These prayers may look like praying for forgiveness or prayers that bind certain spiritual hinderances. Prayer points against limiting beliefs include:

  • Praying against the spirit of Fear
  • Praying against insecurity
  • Praying against low self-esteem
  • Praying against untrue identities of yourself
  • Forgiveness for sins
  • Praying against shame and guilt

2. Praying for confidence is praying for God to remind you who you are in him. These prayers for confidence often look like praise of God, and gratitude. They may also include praying biblically based affirmations over your life. Prayer points for identity

  • Pray that God would remind you of your identity
  • Thank God for the gift of eternity
  • Thank God for keeping you
  • Praise him for your testimony and for everything he has brought you out of

3. Pray that God will fill you with his spirit. Remember that God does not give us a spirit of fear. Instead he gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit and power, love, and self-control. Here are a few prayer points to pray for confidence:

4. Pray the promises of God over your life. This is the last way to pray for confidence. Here we are seeking the promises of God for our lives and praying for those. This is also how we pray WITH confidence. We already know that the promises of God are yes and Amen.

Praying these things that God has already said for our live in our lives is one of the best ways to grow in confidence because we know that God’s word never returns void.

Sample Prayers for confidence

Prayer is one of the most powerful gifts we have. Building a relationship with God through prayer is also one of the best things we can do for our confidence. Growing in our faith and being sure of the knowledge of God’s love for us is the beginning of our confidence.

Additionally, praying the scriptures, and using the word of God also helps us when our words are short. Below are several sample prayers for confidence to encourage you when you are feeling the sting of insecurity and low self-esteem.

Prayer for confidence and courage

Whether you are worried about a presentation, or a job interview, there are times in our lives when we may need courage. Praying for confidence and courage to do well in your career or when making a big decision can help you walk in faith of the plans that God has for you!

Prayer: Lover of my heart, Savior of my soul. I love you, I am yours and I cling to you, I long for you! Your love for me is the one thing that makes sense when everything around me seems to be filled with confusion. I lean into you and the truth that you speak over me. I am worthy.

You saw me, before I was formed in my mothers womb and you rejoiced over me, you made plans for me, plans for my good, plans to prosper me, plans to protect me.

Even when I was far from you, you pursued me with a relentless love that only a perfect Father can have for his daughter! Lord I pray for courage to walk in the plans that you have for me. I pray that you would keep me close as I step out in faith and do your will for my life.

I admit I am afraid, but I will not let fear rob me from the blessings that you have for me. Peace, confidence, and courage! I praise your name! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Scriptures to pray for courage and confidence: Dueteronomy 31:6, Joshua 1:6, 1 Corinthians 16:13, 1 Chronicles 28:20

Prayer for confidence and success

Sometimes praying for confidence looks like praying for peace in the middle of the big life changes and decisions we make. Having peace to walk into rooms that you desire to be a part of whether that is in interviews, presentations, or stepping out on faith for a totally new venture, praying to God to embolden you for the journey is key for success.

Prayer: Lord In Heaven, You Are All Powerful. I Commit My Ways And My Life To You! I Know If You Are In The Middle Of My Plans, Then They Can Success! I Believe That I Can Do All Things Through You, Father! Help Me To Walk In Your Ways, I Long To Keep Your Commands. I Know That All Prosperity Comes From You! Thank You For The Many Good Things You Have Given Me In My Life! In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Scriptures to pray for confidence and success: Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 16:3, 1 Kings 2:3, Isaiah 41:10, Jeremiah 17:7

Prayer for confidence in myself

Highlighting our insecurities and constantly reminding us of past failures is one of the most common tactics of the enemy. His goal is to keep us in a space where we are afraid to move forward because we have failed in the past. Let me tell you this..

FEAR HAS NO CONTROL!

We are not subject to fear and we can absolutely overcome it! Praying for confidence in yourself, to trust that if God walks you to something, there is no way you can fail unless you don’t try is imperative to self-confidence.

Prayer: Heavenly father, you are a good good father. You are consistent. You sing over me with songs. You delight in me. At times I have struggled to believe this. I have struggled to walk in the truth that I am your daughter. I have forgotten that you are with me. When you send me to a place, it is not I who is seen, but you in me.

You give me strength when my heart and mind is weak. You encourage me with your mighty right hand.  Today, I stand tall because I know full well that I am a daughter of the most high! When the grip of insecurity begins spreading lies at the corner of my mind, I will proclaim the truth!

You created me in Your image. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. You made me fearfully and wonderfully made. You have created me to do wonderful things in your name! I praise you for this. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Scriptures to pray for confidence in your abilities: 1 Corinthians 6:17, Ephesians 2:10, Colossians 3:3, Psalm 139:14, Jeremiah 29:11

Prayers for confidence and strength

In many cases, praying for confidence and strength is synonymous! Many of us would be so okay to do things afraid knowing that God is with us, but we need that good push of strength to take the first step. This is where this prayer for confidence comes in handy!

Prayer: Lord in heaven, hide me in your shelter, be my refuge. I seek your strength as I take this step of faith. Lord, there are things about this situation that are uncertain, but although I can not see whats before me, I know you are with me. I am trusting you and walking in obedience with your strength as my guide.

I will no longer seek to hold tightly to a false sense of worth found in my fragile righteousness, nor in the wavering opinions of others. I will find my strength and my worth solely in You. I will seek You daily to feel the power of Your great love for me! I thank You for this strength and peace that comes from knowing I am Yours! In Jesus’ name, Amen

Scriptures to pray for strength and confidence: Psalm 91, Psalm 28:7, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 40:29, John 16:33, Psalm 29:11

Prayer for self-worth

Knowing who we are and whose we are is a large part of our confidence levels. When we are sure of who we belong to, we can walk confidently knowing that God will not allow us to stumble or fall, instead he will guide us from glory to glory.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are the completer of my life, you are the air I breath. My identity is found solely in you and your truth. In you, I am perfected, I am beautiful, I am fearfully and wonderfully made in your image.

You see me, when I am surrounded by the labels that others try to force on me, you see me for the daughter you created, you see no flaw in me. You call me yours, worthy, precious. Forgive me for accepting the false identities that attempt to draw me away from You and Your truth. Fill me with revelation of your thoughts towards me.

    You call me your child. You place me on a seat of rest. In your presence I find peace. You don’t expect me to be anything other than myself when I draw near to you, you simply ask me to bring my brokenness to you.

The heartaches, the messes I have made, and my downfalls you take all of it and love me into healing. You speak words of your identity for me. Thank you for my identity in you. I praise you for calling me worthy of saving. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Scriptures to pray for self-worth: 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 2:9, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 4:24      

Prayer for confidence in God

Ultimate, self-confidence is an extension of the confidence that we have in God. Our prayers for confidence should always, therefore, begin and end with God. Starting by praising him for everything he is, and ending by thanking him for everything he has done.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise your name for you are worthy of all praise, and honor, and glory! You are faithful, kind, and good! I am in awe of everything You are!

I am so grateful that You look not at the outside. I’m grateful that You do not consider my worth based on outward appearances. You know me, fully, and You are aware of my heart. You know the place that I am in now, You know where I can go, and You love me the same!

  You delight over me, so much so that You could not imagine heaven without me. You gave me a gift that I could never be able to afford. Salvation. You sent your son to stand in my place, so that I might be reconciled to You.

Your love is so all encompassing! It is beyond my imagination and understanding. You withhold no good thing from me and You call me your own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Scriptures to pray for confidence in God: 1 John 5:14-15, 1 John 3:22, James 5:16, John 14:13-14

Trust in the Lord, He will help you

When we trust God, and believe that he is here for us, there is nothing that we can not do. He directs our footsteps, he leads us in the path he created for us, and we have no choice but to be successful.

May the God of Heaven bless you as you pray these prayers for confidence and seek him to walk you along the path of righteousness.

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