A Prayer for When You Feel Under Pressure

We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. – 2 Corinthians 1 vs 8 9 NIV

Let’s Pray:

Dear Lord, only you know the pressure I face. I’ve come to the end of my strength and abilities, and I need you to take over.

Forgive me, Father, for relying on myself and striving in my own power to take control of my circumstances. Forgive me for relying on others to see me through, when you are the true source of everything I need. Today I look to you alone.

Lord, I thank you for bringing me to this point, so I can learn to trust and rely on you. Father, I praise you for the hope I have in Jesus. You are the God of the impossible, able to do abundantly beyond all I can ask or imagine.

I praise you because you have the power to raise the dead to life. Just like you raised Jesus up from the dead, you can bring to life the hope in me that has died. I ask you to restore hope and joy to my heart.

Father, I turn away from leaning on my own understanding, and I want to acknowledge you in all my ways. I choose to trust you with all my heart. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to keep walking forward on the path you have chosen for me.

I thank you in advance for all you will do, Lord. I will rely on you, and I praise you for your great love and power. You are my Redeemer, my refuge, and the strength of my life. 

In Jesus Name Amen.