7 Helpful Prayers for Hopeless Situations

Saying a prayer for hopeless situations can sometimes feel like a waste of time but God carries us through our toughest moments. It is easy to pray when everything is going well but Christians are faced with persecution and struggles that He can help us through.

Everyone has feelings of hopelessness and despair. There are times when things feel like they couldn’t get any worse. Those are the times that you have to remember that if you are alive and breathing, there is always time to make things better.

It may be hard to realize that, but know that there are so many people who are feeling the same way as you. But if you are feeling like you are alone, that you are the only one who is feeling helpless, then there are some prayers for hopeless situations that you can say to take the weight off of your shoulders.

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Prayer to St. Jude in Hopeless Times

Oh Holy Saint Jude I kneel before you in this time of hardship to put myself in your embrace. Please come to me in this difficult time and send me comfort. I need the courage to pick myself up and continue, and healing grace to help heal my wounds. I ask that you help to fill me with the strength to try again, and again after that.

I ask you to watch over my family as I struggle with myself. I ask for the Lord’s healing grace. I ask for your promise to help me, to inspire me, to get me off my knees to be able to walk again in the glory of the Lord.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.


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Prayer for Times of Troubles

Oh Jesus, please hear my prayers, hear my cry, for I am miserable in my life. I beg of you to hear me and to come to my side while I am full of despair. I ask you to look at my trials and tribulations, my sufferings and my failures and see where I may most need assistance in this time of darkness.

I need to feel the warmth of the heavenly angels and saints and know that I am not alone in my misery. I ask to receive some sign of your mercy on me this day.

I ask that I am able to see the end of this trial, that I may know that this shall pass. I want to know you are going to watch over me and watch over my family as I make my way through this despair.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.


Scripture for Hopeless Situations

Prayer to Saint Jude for Weak of Heart

Oh, Jesus Christ, I ask you with all of my heart, I beg of you to listen to my prayer. I ask of you Saint Jude, to hear the prayers of my heart and soul, to hear my petitions.

I need help to get through this time in my life, to be there for myself and for my family. I need to ask that you forgive of my transgressions, that you forgive me my mistakes. God has granted you the wisdom and the power of Saint Jude, the honor of being the patron of people in their time of need.

I will try my very best to show my appreciation and devotion to you Oh Lord. I will continue to praise you and walk in your footsteps as best as I can.

Though I will stumble time after time I know that you will be there to guide me back. I won’t forget your favors and your help through this time. I am your humble servant. I just ask that you don’t give up on me. I ask this in Jesus’ name.


A prayer for discouragement can help us see our bright future when it has been shielded from our vision.

Prayer for Help in Hopelessness

Oh, Dear Lord, I must shout out about all of my inadequacies, all of my insecurities, so that you may bear witness to my need. Hear me, and come to me with your grace and glory.

I ask that you use your awesome power to help me and to give me the strength to survive this time in my life. Please don’t turn away from me while I am asking for your mercy. Please help to turn the evil away from me and from my heart.

I ask this in Jesus’s name.


Bible Verse for Hopeless Situations

Prayer to Take Away my Burdens

Dear Lord Jesus, I ask you to take care of me while I cannot take care of myself. I ask that you hold me up. I ask that you keep me from falling, or that if I fall, I ask that you continue to pick me up, time after time.

I will not turn away from your presence, but I need more help than I can give right now. I need someone else to help carry these burdens I have on my shoulders.

Oh, Christ, I need you to grant me your mercy. I need you to remove this hopelessness from my heart.

I ask this in Jesus; name.


Prayer to Lift My Soul Out of This Hopelessness

Jesus, please know that I am in desperate need. I am burdened with so much stress. I feel like I am in a deep, unending void with no light in sight. I need to feel the dawn of your grace upon me, Lord Jesus.

I have been ever faithful to you. I know that your love and goodness can heal all. I find myself on the most uneven ground and need help to find my footing.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.


Prayer to Help Me Find My Way

Heavenly Father, my heart is in the deepest pit. I need your unfailing love and grace. I am as low as I can possibly feel. I need you to bring me back to my feet.

No matter what I do I cannot seem to get myself out of this despair and the unending negative feeling. I hope to see a brighter day tomorrow, with your loving embrace and guiding light helping me to find the way back. Lord Jesus, I promise to rejoice in your ending love when I feel the hopelessness leave my heart.

Please hear what I ask, that

I may know your presence. I ask this in Jesus’ name.


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Bible Verses and Scripture for Hopeless Situations

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? – Romans 8:35

In the midst of difficult times, it can be easy to feel hopeless and alone. However, this bible verse reminds us that we are never separated from the love of Christ.

No matter what situation we face, Christ is always with us, providing strength and comfort. This verse also teaches us that we should not let our trials define us. Rather, we should see them as an opportunity to grow closer to Christ and to develop our character.

In doing so, we can find hope even in the most difficult circumstances.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? – Matthew 6:26

This Bible verse is often quoted in times of hardship, as it offers a message of hope and comfort.

We need to have faith in God, even in difficult times. Jesus points to the birds of the air as an example of how God provides for His creatures. Even though they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, they are still cared for by God.

In the same way, even when we are facing difficulties, we can trust that God will provide for us.

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