Prayer for Times of Adversity


Father, I praise You that Jesus Christ is the Victor over Satan and all his evil powers; that He triumphed over them through the Cross and Resurrection, and that You have highly exalted Him!

Thank You, my loving and sovereign God, that Your grace is sufficient for me, for Your power is made perfect in my weakness.  I am grateful that You have allowed all failures and regrets, tensions and stresses, hostility and anxiety as part of all things, to work together for the good of those who love You, to those who are called according to Your purpose.

I thank You for each disturbing and humbling situation in my life, each breaking and cleansing process You are allowing for each problem or hindrance, for each thing that triggers my anxiety, pain, disappointment or anger.  I praise You, Eternal God, that all things, including these, can contribute to my spiritual growth and my experience of You!  My faith and trust in You, my Lord, shall not be shaken, for I know You have never left me and You are always in control. When my heart is overwhelmed, I am more aware of my need to cry out to You, to take refuge and to rely upon You.

Lord Jesus, You have said in John 16:13 that “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”

Guide me into all truth and to walk in Your way, and in Your way alone, I pray.

The Lord says in Isaiah 42:16, “And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.”

I trust in the Lord with all my heart; and do not lean on my own understanding; in all my ways, I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths.

Make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth before me, O Lord!

Make darkness light before me, my Lord!

Many people are suffering, crushed by the weight of their troubles. But the Lord is a refuge for them, a safe place they can run to (Psalm 9:9).

In my sufferings, I know You are my refuge from the oppressor, O Lord!

In the name of Jesus, I rebuke and cast out all spirits that would attempt to oppress me.

May the King be fair to the poor.  May He help the helpless and punish those who hurt them.  (Psalm 72:4)

In Jesus’ name, I rebuke and cast out all spirits of poverty which would oppress me.

In the name of Jesus, I break off and reject all limitations and restrictions placed on my life by the evil one.

In the mighty name of Jesus, I bind and cast out all spirits of fear and timidity.

Let not the proud oppress me, O Lord. (Psalm 119:122)

Expose all wickedness and deception of the enemy and every hidden snare for my feet, O Lord!

In the name of Jesus, I bind “the thief” from stealing, killing or destroying in my life!

Deliver me, O Lord, from all spirits of oppression and heal me, I pray!

In the mighty name of Jesus, I declare that I am redeemed from the curse of the law.  I am redeemed from poverty.  I am redeemed from all sicknesses and all disease.  I am redeemed from spiritual death!

I declare that by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed!

Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out Your law; that You may give him relief from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked (Psalm 94:12-13).

Teach me to do your will, for You are my God!  Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!  For Your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!  In Your righteousness, bring my soul out of trouble!  (Psalm 143:10-11)

Fear not, You say, for You are with me; I shall not be dismayed for You are my God; and You will strengthen me, You will help me, You will uphold me with Your righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

I can say assuredly the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonour will never be forgotten (Jeremiah 20:11).

The LORD is the source of wisdom; knowledge and understanding come from his mouth.  He gives good advice to honest people and shields those who do what is right (Proverbs 2:6-7).

The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead (Proverbs 11:8).

What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  (Roman 8:31)

I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus!

I do not have the spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind! (Second Timothy 1:7)

The fear of God is my confidence, my hope and life.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honour.  No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.  O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!  (Psalm 84:11-12)

O Lord, I know I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.  The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20).

I choose to look beyond my past and present troubles of this life – and fix my eyes on the unseen things which will last forever.  I praise You, Jesus Christ, my Lord, for the eternal glory these things are piling up for me.  Blessed be the name of the Lord, the Creator and Controller of all things!

Amen and Amen and Amen!


Prayer for Times of Adversity — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you for this prayer on breaking bondages and burdens. I trust that my God is working a great work for me, hallelujah, praise His holy name.

    • Dear Tersia,
      We praise God with thanksgiving for His works in your life and setting you free from captivity. Amen!
      All glory and honour to Him! Hallelujah!!