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Prayer for strength and courage in difficult times


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Philip Kosloski - published on 04/30/21

Turn to God with this prayer for the strength to endure difficult times and look forward with hope.

It is important to implore God’s special graces with our prayers, especially when trying to persevere during a difficult time in our lives.

Ultimately God can give us the courage we need to stand against the tide of darkness and not be brought down into despair, losing all hope.

Here is a prayer adapted from the 19th-century prayer manual The Catholic Prayer Book for reliance on God’s strength during our most difficult hours.

Grant, O God, during this difficult time in my life, that I may show forth by my life whose disciple I am; that I may be ever directed by your light, and strengthened by your grace, to walk courageously in the way of your commandments, and to serve you with a clean heart, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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