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“Lord I Am Tired and Weary” – A Prayer For Mental Strength

Sometimes it’s all we can do to whisper, “Lord I am tired and weary.” This prayer for mental strength will help you find the rest you need.

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We try to avoid reaching the point of mental exhaustion, but sometimes life sends us one thing right after another and knocks us off our feet. It sucks the energy out of us, and it’s all we can do to simply muster the strength to whisper, “Lord I am tired and weary!” For those seasons, this prayer for mental strength will help you find rest.

Find a quiet place, take a deep breath, and let’s begin.

Prayer For Mental Strength

I’m tired, Lord. How long can this go on? I’m struggling. I’m weary.

Normally I come to you with praise and thankfulness, but right now my mind is so clouded that I can’t begin to find the words to pray. All I know is that I feel like I’m drowning. I’m overwhelmed.

My hope and strength need to be renewed. Refresh my mind. Give me the perspective you want me to have. Help me to see your hand at work in this situation. Show me how to put my trust in you so my mind can find the rest it needs.

I know that I don’t have enough strength and fortitude, but you do. Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. With you, I am strong. Please make that very real to me right now.

Help me focus on what you want me to do next, keeping my eyes fixed on you instead of what’s going on all around me.

Help me remember that I’m a cherished child of the King of Kings. Speak peace to my mind. Calm my mind. Heal me of my weariness. Gently lead me out from under this heavy fog I feel like I’m in right now. This is hard and I need your help.

I pray the scripture Philippians 4:7 today, knowing that you will give me peace and guard my heart. Renew my mind. Guard my thoughts, Lord. Transform my thinking and the feelings I am experiencing right now.

Like what I read in Philippians 4:8, help me give my attention to things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy. Help me meditate on these things throughout the day, and also to take captive any thoughts that are working against me and not from you.

Thank you for the mercies you make new every morning for me, and help me to rejoice in you today. You are holy, righteous, gracious, and powerful. Thank you for giving me a divine peace. Thank you for loving me, giving me rest, removing my weariness, and bringing strength to my mind today.

In Jesus name, amen.

If you feel like God wants you to pray longer, then keep going! You don’t have to stop. You may also choose to just sit quietly and listen to what he’s speaking to your heart. Take deep breaths, pause, and reflect on his goodness.

I also encourage you to spend time in the Word of God. Meditate on these bibles verses for the weary and tired mind… they will help you feel refreshed and renewed!

 15 Bible Verses for the Weary to be Refreshed

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Psalm 30:5

Even if you are in tears today, joy comes in the morning!”

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 

1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.”

Psalm 105:4

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

“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 on me.”

Isaiah 40:31

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”

Hebrews 4:16

“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Nehemiah 8:10

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Philippians 4:11-13

“…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”

Psalm 138:3

“In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.”

Isaiah 40:28-29

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Exodus 33:14

“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 121:1-3

“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber.”

Jeremiah 31:25

“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”

What has helped you during those times you’ve cried out “Lord I am tired and weary” — We’d love to hear your testimony and prayer for mental strength!


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3 thoughts on ““Lord I Am Tired and Weary” – A Prayer For Mental Strength”

  1. This prayer is perfect right now for what I am facing. In desperate need His strength and peace. Thank you so much!

  2. Iwas sitting on my couch exzausted. I simply put in the search bar.. Lord I am weary and you popped up! Your prayer was as if was coming from my heart. I feel so alone and so tired. And life just keeps coming. Some days I feel like Im drowning. I pray but not enough. But today you gave me the words I couldnt find. Thank you.


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