When I find myself going through particularly stressful times, the only thing that gets me through is knowing that God is in my corner. I tell Him everything that’s going on with me just as I’d tell my friends. However, I can also see how easily one might stop talking to God when their situation becomes overwhelming or hopeless. If you see that happening to one of your loved ones, it can be helpful to send them one of the praying quotes for friends in need.
If there’s one thing we all know, it’s that God is all-knowing. But He still appreciates knowing that we are grateful for everything He provides. Prayer is the best way to express that gratitude and ask for guidance when we need it. In fact, recognizing all that the Lord gives us on a daily basis can help us contextualize all of the hurt we experience as well. After all, you can’t have rainbows without the great flood, now, can you?
Still, when one of your friends is feeling hopeless and helpless, all you can do is try to understand them. Be there for them — and show them that God is there for them, too! Sending them one of these nuggets of wisdom might get the point across.
23 Supportive Praying Quotes for Friends Who Need to Hear Them
Praying Quotes for Friends Who Are Going Through a Difficult Time
#1. “Prayer allows you to tap into God’s wisdom anywhere, anytime, no matter what’s going on.” ― Elizabeth George
#2. “Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods, a man should himself lend a hand.” — Hippocrates
#3. “Prayer begins where human capacity ends.” — Marian Anderson
#4. “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi
#5. “Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.” — Mahatma Gandhi
#6. “I pray for the one reading these words right now. I pray that whatever they are facing right now, that they would take a deep breath and inhale more of you and your peace while exhaling any of the worries that weigh them down. I pray that they would be anxious for nothing, but would come to you in prayer with all their needs, thanking you even now that you know how you’re going to take care of every last detail.” — Dr. Michelle Bengson
#7. “Dear Jesus,
You are the strength of my life;
You are my rock, my fortress, and my protector; therefore, whom shall I be afraid?
You are my shield, my strong-tower, and my stronghold.
I will call to You because You are worthy to be praised.
So, Father, I thank you for being my strength and My God in whom I trust, amen.” — Psalm 27:1b
Praying Quotes for Friends Who Worry Too Much
#8. “A friendship with the Lord will sustain you in difficult times.” ― Elizabeth George
#9. “Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm; still me, Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease, enfold me, Lord, in your peace.
Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm; still me, Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease, Lord, enfold me in your peace.” — David Adam
#10. “I know that worrying gets me nowhere. Yet I still allow worry and anxiety to consume me. In times such as these, Lord, I ask you to grant me a great amount of strength, faith, and courage to fight off the doubt and fear within my mind. Faith casts out fear while fear casts out faith.”
#11. “God, who is more than we can ever comprehend, help us to seek you, and you alone. Help us to stand before all that we could do and seek what you would do, and do that. Lift from us our need to achieve all that we can be and instead, surrender to what you can be in us. Give us ways to refrain from the business that will put us on edge and off-center, give us today your peace.”
Grateful Praying Quotes for Friends Who Need to See Their Blessings
#12. “You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
#13. “I’m as healthy as can be — not an ache or a pain. A lot of my prayer is thanking the Lord that I am healthy. I pray for long life and good health.” — Joel Osteen
#14. “Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” — Margaret Mead
#15. “The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping God. It’s absolutely like a prayer.” — Ravi Shankar
#16. “My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all these gatherings, we sang.” — Maya Angelou
Grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.” — Reinhold Niebuhr
Praying Quotes for Friends Who’ve Lost Faith
#18. “In prayer, we stand where angels bow with veiled faces. There, even there, the cherubim and seraphim adore before that selfsame throne to which our prayers ascend. And shall we come there with stunted requests and narrow, contracted faith?” — Charles Spurgeon
#19. “Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God.” — Henri Nouwen
#20. “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” — Billy Graham
#21. “To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.” — Martin Luther
#22. “Lord, show me that your order and your plans are eternal. Let me trust in your will alone. Your word tells me where there is love, there is no fear. Let me be filled with your love. The perfect love that tells me I am not condemned, but I am saved. I can do all things through you. You Strengthen me. In Jesus’s name, amen”
#23. “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8
When your friends believe that their life is hopeless, these words might be just what they need to recover hope. On the one hand, these prayers could be what they need to get over a tragedy. Or, they could just ease their mind if they’re worrying about things they can’t control. Either way, these praying quotes for friends are helpful ways to talk to the Lord about their situation.