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9 Bible Verses about Prayer In Discouragement
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Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for once again I will praise him, since his presence saves me. My God, my soul feels depressed within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan, from the heights of Hermon, even from the foothills. Deep waters call out to what is deeper still; at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.read more.
By day the LORD will command his gracious love, and by night his song is with me a prayer to the God of my life. I will ask God, my Rock, "Why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?" Like the shattering of my bones are the taunts of my oppressors, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?" Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for once again I will praise him, since his presence saves me and he is my God.
"A wandering Aramean was my ancestor, who went down to Egypt and traveled there with very few family members, yet there he became a great, powerful, and populous nation. But the Egyptians oppressed us, afflicted us, and assigned us to hard labor. So we cried out to the LORD God of our ancestors, and he heard our cries and observed our affliction, trouble, and oppression.
"If evil comes upon us, such as war as punishment, disease, or famine and we stand in your presence in this Temple (because your Name is in this Temple) and cry out to you in our distress, then you will hear and deliver.'
"Now therefore, our God, the great, mighty, and awesome God, who keeps the covenant and gracious love, don't let all of the difficulties seem trifling to you, all of hardships that have come upon us, upon our kings, upon our leaders, upon our priests, upon our prophets, upon our ancestors, and upon all of your people from the time of the kings of Assyria until this day.
Be gracious to me, LORD, for I am in distress. My eyes have been consumed by my grief along with my soul and my body. My life is consumed by sorrow, my years with groaning. My strength has faltered because of my iniquity; my bones have been consumed. I have become an object of reproach to all my enemies, especially to my neighbors. I have become an object of fear to my friends, and whoever sees me outside runs away from me.read more.
Like a dead man, I am forgotten in their thoughts like broken pottery.
Incurable sorrow has overwhelmed me, my heart is sick within me. Listen! My people cry from a distant land: "Is the LORD no longer in Zion? Is her king no longer there?" "Why did they provoke me to anger with their images, with their worthless foreign gods?"
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the sea creature. He said: "I called out to the LORD from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.