20 Bible Verses To Pray In Times Of Tribulations

20 Bible Verses To Pray In Times Of Tribulations

20 Bible Verses To Pray In Times Of Tribulations

In the journey of life, we all encounter seasons of tribulation, moments when we feel overwhelmed by challenges, suffering, and adversity. During these times, turning to the Word of God for solace and guidance can provide us with the strength and hope needed to persevere. In this article, we will explore 20 Bible verses to pray in times of tribulations, each offering comfort, encouragement, and a reminder of God’s unwavering presence in our lives.


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20 Bible verses to pray in times of tribulations 

  1. Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV)

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

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Prayer: Heavenly Father, in my distress, I cry out to You. I trust that You hear my prayers and will deliver me from my troubles. Draw near to me, Lord, and heal my broken heart.


2. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Prayer: Gracious God, in moments of fear and despair, remind me that You are with me. Strengthen my faith, and uphold me with Your righteous hand.


3. John 16:33 (NIV)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for the assurance of Your victory over the troubles of this world. Grant me Your peace and help me take heart, knowing that You are with me.


4. Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Prayer: O Lord, You are my refuge and strength. In times of trouble, I seek shelter in Your presence. Be my ever-present help, I pray.


5. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise You for Your boundless compassion and comfort. May Your comfort in my tribulations equip me to comfort others who are also in need.


6. Psalm 42:11 (NIV)

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

Prayer: O my soul, why are you downcast? I choose to place my hope in God, my Savior and my Redeemer. I will praise Him despite my circumstances.


7. Psalm 55:22 (NIV)

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I cast my cares and burdens upon You, knowing that You will sustain me. I trust in Your unwavering faithfulness.


8. Romans 8:28 (NIV)

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Prayer: Sovereign God, I trust that even in the midst of tribulations, You are working all things for my good. Help me align with Your purpose in Jesus name. 


9. Psalm 91:15 (NIV)

“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”

Prayer: Lord, I call upon Your name. Thank You for Your promise to answer, be with me in trouble, deliver me, and honor me. I place my trust in You.


10. Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, as I hope in You, renew my strength like the wings of eagles. May I run the race of life without growing weary and walk without fainting.


11. Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You in my weariness and burdens. Grant me the rest that only You can provide.


10. Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Prayer: I lift my eyes to You, O Lord, my Helper and Creator. I acknowledge that my help comes from You alone.


11. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Prayer: Gracious God, I cast all my anxieties upon You, knowing that You care deeply for me. Thank You for your love and concern.


12. Psalm 23:4 (NIV)

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Prayer: Lord, as I journey through life’s darkest valleys, I take comfort in Your presence. I fear no evil, for You are my Shepherd and Protector.


13. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline that You have given me. May I boldly face tribulations with Your strength in Jesus name. 


14. Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

Prayer: O Lord, You are my light and salvation, my refuge and stronghold. In You, I find courage and assurance.


15. Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Prayer: Sovereign God, in times of trial, I trust Your promise to be with me. Your protection and presence are my assurance.


16. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Prayer: Lord, I bring my anxieties to You in prayer, with thanksgiving. May Your peace, surpassing all understanding, guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.


17. Psalm 139:9-10 (NIV)

“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

Prayer: Lord, no matter where I find myself, Your guiding hand and unfailing grip will lead me through tribulations in Jesus name.


  1. James 1:2-4 (NIV)

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Prayer: Gracious God, help me consider trials as opportunities for growth and perseverance. May my faith be refined, making me mature and complete in You.



In times of tribulations, when the weight of challenges seems unbearable, remember that God’s Word offers solace, strength, and hope. These 20 Bible verses serve as a reminder of God’s unwavering presence in our lives, His promises of comfort and deliverance, and His invitation to cast our cares upon Him. Through prayer and faith, may you find the endurance and peace needed to navigate the trials of life, knowing that you are not alone on this journey.


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