31 Scriptures To Pray Against Hopelessness

31 Scriptures To Pray Against Hopelessness
31 Scriptures To Pray Against Hopelessness

31 Scriptures To Pray Against Hopelessness is a compilation of Scriptures that you can pray either for yourself or your loved ones.

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Hopelessness is an emotion most if not all of us experience some time in our lives.

The good news is that when you are a child of God, you are never without hope!

Whenever you feel hopelessness is trying to overwhelm you, launch a counter-attack with the Word of God.

After Joseph was sold into slavery in Egypt, the Lord allowed a series of hopeless events to cross his path.

After their father died and his brothers were afraid of Joseph, this is what he told them:

“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”

Genesis 50:20

Launch a counter-attack against hopelessness by using some or all of these 31 Scriptures To Pray Against Hopelessness, and God’s Word will flood the darkness with marvelous His Light.

May You clearly discern the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to You while reading through these beautiful Scriptures.

31 Scriptures To Pray Against Hopelessness

1. Abound In Hope

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

2. All Things Work Together For Good

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” 

Romans 8:28

3. Be Of Good Courage

“Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.”

Psalm 31:24

4. The Comfort Of The Scriptures

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” 

Romans 15:4

5. Confession of Hope

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” 

Hebrews 10:23

6. Don’t Trust Uncertain Riches

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” 

1 Timothy 6:17

7. Faith Substance Of Things Hoped For

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 

Hebrews 11:1

8. Glory In Tribulation

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;  and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:3-5

9. God’s Thoughts Toward You

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” 

Jeremiah 29:11

10. God Will Not Leave Nor Forsake You

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6
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11. Hope Continually

“But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.”

Psalm 71:14

12. Hope Deferred

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” 

Proverbs 13:12

13. Hope Does Not Disappoint

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” 

Romans 5:5

14. Hope In God

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.” 

Psalm 42:11

15. Hope In God’s Word

“You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.” 

Psalm 119:114

16. Hope In His Mercy

“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy”

Psalm 33:18

17. Hope Not Cut Off

“So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul;
If you have found it, there is a prospect,
And your hope will not be cut off.”

Proverbs 24:14

18. Hope Of Glory

“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” 

Colossians 1:27

19. The Hope Of His Calling

“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints”

Ephesians 1:18

20. Lead In Truth

“Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.” 

Psalm 25:5
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21. Look To The Lord

“Therefore I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
My God will hear me.” 

Micah 7:7

22. Living Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”

1 Peter 1:3

23. One Hope

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;  one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” 

Ephesians 4:4-6

24. Return To The Stronghold

“Return to the stronghold,
You prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare
That I will restore double to you.” 

Zechariah 9:12

25. Sanctify The Lord In Your Hearts

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;  having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.” 

1 Peter 3:15-16

26. Sufferings Compared With The Glory

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.  For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope” 

Romans 8:18-20

27. The Poor Have Hope

“But He saves the needy from the sword,
From the mouth of the mighty,
And from their hand.

 So the poor have hope,
And injustice shuts her mouth.” 

Job 5:15-16

28. Trust In God

It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes.

All nations surrounded me,
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.”

Psalms 118:8-10

29. Wait On The Lord

“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.” 

Isaiah 40:31

30. We Shall Be Like Him

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 

1 John 3:2-3 
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31. With God All Things Are Possible

“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” “

Mark 10:27

I pray you’ve been inspired and filled with faith and hope to endure in prayer until the answers to your prayers manifest.

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