A Prayer For When The Road Gets Rough

I wrote out this prayer as a prayer of encouragement for myself during a time when I felt weary. I felt like I couldn’t wait any longer for the promises of God and I just wanted to give up.  Instead of throwing in the towel, I decided to use my sword, which is the word of God to defeat the enemy and his attack on my mind.

It does not matter what you may be going through, maybe you’re waiting for a promise from God and it seems like it’s never going to come, or maybe just everyday life may be getting harder and harder. Where ever you are in life, this prayer is a good prayer of declaration using the word of God to speak over your life and into your spirit. Even if you don’t feel different after saying this prayer, just remember that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Rom 10:17). Just reading the word of God to yourself is strengthening your faith whether you feel like it is or not. I pray that this prayer is a blessing to you like it continues to be for me.


Today I WILL lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily besets me, looking unto you the author and finisher of my faith; who for the joy that was set before you endured the cross despising the shame and you are now set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I WILL consider you, Jesus, who endured such contradiction of sinners against yourself so that I will not be wearied and faint in my mind. I WILL NOT be weary in well doing: for in due season I will reap if I faint not.

I WILL wait on you for you give power to the faint and to them that have no might you increase strength. I WILL wait on you, Jesus, because you will renew my strength; I WILL mount up with wings as eagles; I WILL walk and not faint.

I WILL NOT speak or think evil today, but only good things will come out of my mouth, for death and life are in the power of my tongue, and by my words I will be justified or condemned.

So that I can speak good things, I WILL NOT be conformed to the world, but I WILL be transformed by the renewing of my mind so that I can prove the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. I WILL only think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of a good report, things that are of virtue and praise.

I WILL learn to be content in whatever state I am in be it lowly or prosperous, full or hungry. Above all else, I WILL trust in you Jesus with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding, in all my ways I WILL acknowledge you knowing that you will direct my path.  Amen.

Scriptures used: Hebrews 12:1-3; Galatians 6:9; Isaiah 40:29,31; Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 12:37; Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:8,11,12; Proverbs 3:5,6

Givin’ It To You Straight,

Gigi Jones

What scriptures do you use as encouragement when the road gets rough?


Ephesians 4:25 – Put away lying, speak every [wo]man truth with [her] neighbor: for we are members one of another.




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