Losing Hope Prayer: Restoring Lost Hope through Personal Prayer
This Losing Hope Prayer will help you communicate with God to restore hope when you are in a difficult life situation and your hope is failing. Losing hope prayer is vital because without hope, we can’t survive or thrive. Hope is defined as the belief that something good can eventually happen or that a situation can improve or change.
Why we lose hope
We start to lose hope when things don’t change or when we don’t see any remedy that will work. We lose hope when we believe the odds are against us or when we have no strength or resources left.
There are many different situations that cause us to lose hope. These include chronic health problems, medical prognosis, job loss, marital problems or divorce, depression and mental health problems, money difficulties, legal problems, wayward and troubled family members, addiction, bullying, career setbacks, terrorism, discrimination, trauma, abuse, death of a loved one, loss of a home, physical or mental handicaps, injustice etc.
Important! If you feel like you’ve lost all hope seek immediate emergency professional help. If you are feeling totally depressed or are having suicidal thoughts or feelings, seek immediate professional help or call a suicide hotline. This is a treatable medical condition and professional help will stabilize you. This emergency crisis help will put you on track to begin a step by step process toward greater hope.
Dear God, It seems like I’ve been on a long downward journey. I come to you now, honestly telling you about the many reasons I have been losing hope.
God, I have been losing hope over time because__________________________________________________
And so dear Father, I am losing hope. I need to find a way to find hope again. Help me not to be down on myself for losing hope or being negative or not having enough faith. I accept that losing hope is a natural consequence of this bad, long term situation where there are no easy answers. I thank you that you love and value my honesty and that you long to help and comfort me.
Is stress holding you hostage and keeping you from rest? Do you feel burdens pressing in that seem too heavy to bear? When anxious thoughts pull you in the wrong direction, and you’re struggling to find balance, the following prayer might express your thoughts and help you find relief and freedom.
Before praying, consider these 4 steps for praying over anxiety, as suggested by well-known author and speaker Max Lucado:
“Don’t stew over the problems that are besetting you or your neighbor. Ask God for help as soon as you identify a need.”
“When we boil our concerns down to a specific request, they become right-sized. Vague threats loom larger than concrete challenges.”
Pray for and with others.
“When we consider the problems of others and enlist their help with ours, our concerns become more manageable.”
Pray with thanksgiving.
“Anxiety and gratitude cannot occupy the same space. When we catalog what are thankful for, our list of challenges grows less powerful.”
A Prayer for Relief of Stress and Anxiety
Lord Jesus, the stresses in my life often reach a dangerous proportion—or so it seems. My body, mind, and spirit struggle to keep up physically, mentally, and yes, spiritually. Some days anxiety stalks me like a deceitful predator, and the temptation to worry draws me in. I know better, but some days the challenges outweigh the truths buried inside. My trust in You fades into the background, giving fear and concerns permission to discourage me.
Forgive me for trying to handle things on my own, Lord. The need to be in control sometimes gets a stronghold on my life. That only makes things worse. I want to trust You more and see things from Your perspective, not my own. No one makes me feel uptight, angry, or stressed, and no one forces me to react negatively. I choose to respond according to my beliefs. Do I believe You are in control? Do I believe You created all things and hold all things in Your Hand? Do I believe You are truly good? When an anxious thought creeps in, help me to stop and relax, to take that thought captive, and to turn apprehension into a calm prayer for deliverance. Revamp my belief system, Lord. Show me a new way to handle life according to Your Way.