Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about prayer during had times. Prayer is a means of communication between man and God. It is an avenue for us to tender our complaints and hear God speak to us. During hard times of life, we seek refuge in God through prayer. When the storm of life comes raging heavily at us, this is the time to intensify our altar of prayer. While we may dwell on our strength, knowledge, and status to solve a situation, there is a feeling of security and assurance we get when we pray to God.
Our problems will not just go away at the instance we begin to pray. The problems didn’t come in a day either. But because we lack enduring spirit we begin to think God is not listening to us. What we want when we pray during hard times is instantaneous response from God as though God is a magician. Meanwhile, the scripture told us that in life we will face tribulations but be of good faith because Christ has conquered. When we pray during difficult times, we should bask in the victory Christ has given us.
We have compiled a list of 20 bible verses about prayer during difficult times. These scriptural verses will teach us the importance of prayer during hard times. Also, it is will enlighten us on how to pray and how to wait on God for a response.
1. Psalm 32:5 – 6
I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
2. James 5:12-13
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
3. Psalm 59:16-17
But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
4. Ephesians 6:17-19
Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.
5. Psalm 50:14-15
“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”
6. Psalm 42:8-9
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
7. Luke 21:35-36
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
8. Proverbs 24:9-12
If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength! Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?
9. 1 Thessalonians 1:3
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father
10. Matthew 26:41
Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
11. 1 Timothy 2:1
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
12. Ecclesiastes 7:14
In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider— God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.
13. Luke 22:44
And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
14. 2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
15. Acts 1:14
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
16. Isaiah 57:15
For this is what the high and exalted One says – He who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, But also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, To revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.”
17. Acts 16:25-26
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
18. Psalm 95:2-3
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
19. 1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
20. Psalm 16:7-8
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.