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14 Hopeful Psalms to Pray for Comfort

Looking for some Psalms to pray for comfort during difficult times?

Maybe to relieve the stress, you tend to gravitate more towards eating a sugary or savory snack or even binge on a favorite show on Netflix. While that may distract you for a bit, it doesn’t get to the heart of the matter.

Yet, if you’re a Christian, you have an even better option than salty snacks or sugary stale donuts. Instead, for those who love the Lord, God promises that we can find comfort in His Word and spend time in prayer. 

There are so many options to give us relief during trials and tribulations. Whether it’s reciting Bible verses for anxiety or crying out to God for the peace that passes all understanding, God’s got us covered in His blanket of comfort.

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The Comforting Power of the Psalms

Maybe your life feels like it’s in chaos, but God will bring you calmness and clarity. No matter how terrible your situation seems to be, you’ve got all the support you need in the Lord, Jesus Christ. 

When life seems so overwhelming, sometimes we don’t even know where to begin.

Yet, we can simply go to the Word and find great examples on how to pray to God to ease our mind, soul, and spirit. The book of Psalms is perfect for any stressful situation. 

Psalms to Pray for Comfort

Let’s jump-start our comfort zone with peaceful Bible verses in the Book of Psalms. David went through many hardships and struggles in life. He went to the Lord for support and solace. 

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use list of comforting scriptures, here are some favorites to choose from that will certainly keep your spirit calm and collected.

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 27 1 on a floral background

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1 NIV

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 46 1-3 on a floral background

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Psalm 46:1-3 NIV

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 23 4 on a floral background

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 NIV

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 115 11 on a floral background

Psalm 115:11

You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. Psalm 115:11 NIV

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 34 4-5 on a floral background

Psalm 34:4-5

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Psalm 34:4-5 NIV

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Psalms for Comfort and Strength

These Psalm verses will warm you with comfort and strength in times of pain, grieving, and/or periods of overwhelming thoughts. The words of the Psalmist speak to every emotion and situation we can experience in this life. 

I’m always amazed how sometimes I forget the Lord is available 24/7. He will give us an instant sense of inner peace, yet we have bad habits with our go-to comforts like food, tv, and our smartphones.

Yet, none of these devices have any answers. They’re just temporary pleasures that eventually lead us on the wrong bunny trail, let us down, and make us feel worse.

Whatever you’re facing today, consider meditating on these hopeful verses that are powerful and peaceful with clarity and purpose. 

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 27 14 on a floral background

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14 NIV

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Psalm 91:11

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 NIV

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Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10 NIV

Psalms for Comfort and Peace

Sometimes we struggle with the question – why does God allow suffering? While the Bible tells us a simple answer – it draws us closer to Him.

Yet, it’s still difficult to keep the emotional pain at bay. It’s so hard to focus on God’s promises when our emotions deceive us. We must keep these promises in our hearts day and night. 

Here are some Bible verses for comfort below that you can use to bring joy into your heart and peace within your mind.

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 22 24 on a floral background

Psalm 22:24

For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help. Psalms 22:24 NIV

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Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5 NIV

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 121 1-2 on a floral background

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

Psalms for Comfort and Healing

Do you need healing in your life? While we mostly consider healing as a term for physical needs, we also need cleansing for our spiritual needs as well. 

Here are some favorite Psalms for comfort and healing for easy memorization and meditation. He is the Only One to wipe away your tears and spread His blanket of comfort around you.

The Book of Psalms is a perfect tool for praise and prayer. Use it daily with confidence in perseverance and power.

Psalm for Comfort Psalm 94 19 on a floral background

Psalm 94:19 

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19 NIV

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Psalm 30:2

LORD, my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. Psalm 30:2 NIV

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Psalm 86:17

Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me. Psalms 86:17 NIV

Psalm Prayer for Comfort

As we close, whether you are mourning, stressed, or overwhelmed, remember to keep the Psalms close to your heart for great peace and joy in your life. 

Did you know that research has shown that with just 12 minutes a day, over an 8-week period, prayer changed the brain so much that it could be measured easily on a brain scan?

These isolated brain areas affected were actually the same regions as social interaction, compassion, and sensitivity for others’ needs. Isn’t that amazing?!!

So, if you are skeptical that praying with Psalms can make a difference, science proves that it’s true! Prayer makes a HUGE impact on your life! 

Dear Lord, While we don’t need scientific studies as believers, we already have faith that you will provide our comfort and peace during stressful, sorrowful times in our lives.

When we are weak, you are strong. When we can’t stop crying, you will wipe our tears away. You’re the Living God that has overcome the world, so we know that we can overcome any situation with your Word and Guidance.

Help us to always trust in your Will, Lord, even when it doesn’t make sense. While we wonder why our difficult times come, we know it’s all according to Your Purpose.

We love you Lord, we praise your name, Lord. You are the Rock of our Salvation, whom shall we fear? There is no one but You to comfort us. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

It’s your time for peace, friend. Use these hopeful Psalms to pray for comfort when your situation seems impossible to fix. Psalm Prayers are powerful!

He will deliver you from the pain and sorrow. He will guide you with His almighty hand to strengthen your will. Share this with others so they too can be content with God’s comfort. 

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