Prayer About Godly Encouragement vs. Discouragement (Based on 2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Encouraging Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank You for being the great encourager for born-again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a blessing You give through Your Word, the Bible. Isaiah 41:10‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous righthand.

Thank you for the encouragement I can receive from meditating on Your attributes. For example, it is a great blessing to know from Your Word, the Bible, that You are all-knowing. Nothing about me is a surprise to You. Psalm 139:1-4 O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.

You are there when situations in my life seem large and looming. It does not matter what comes against me, You are far greater and more powerful. Like in King Hezekiah’s situation in 2 Chronicles 32:7, remind me often of what he told his people to encourage them that no matter the size of the army of their enemy against them, God was bigger and stronger. By remembering who God was, they were encouraged and found strength. Hezekiah said in 2 Chronicles 32:7-8a‘Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.’

I ask You to show me daily how to gain encouragement from Your powerful words in the Bible, including Bible stories and events. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.   

P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to heaven), go to this page on our site:

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