A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 3 – for Daily Strength

Day 3, page 14-15 – third prayer

Prayer Daily Strength

O God, our Father, Who [gives] some of us work to do to the very limit of our powers, and to others the task of retaining courage and patience through weeks of pain and weariness, we pray [You] for strength and encouragement.  Give us the light of [Your] presence, the power of [Your] life in us, and the joy of [Your] never-failing love, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.



Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 

Philippians 4:13 ESV
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV
For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV
But they who wait for 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.

Matthew 11:28 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Exodus 15:2 ESV
The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

James 5:16 ESV
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Philippians 2:13 ESV
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Psalms:

Psalm 31:24 ESV
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

Psalm 39:7 ESV
“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

Psalm 118:6 ESV
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 41:3 ESV
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Psalm 18:2 ESV
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 118:14 ESV
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 29:11 ESV
May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!



In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.

* ” A Collection of Prayers for use in Hopitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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