Facing a delay and need to pray? Do you need to pray about a setback in your life?
Something always seems to come up, doesn’t it? You’ve made plans to get something done. You’re setting out on a journey of some nature. And then, you have to stop, take a pause, deal with challenge or obstacle.
It can be frustrating as momentum ceases. Plans derail. What was working is now broken or stopped. And you have to deal with whatever has arisen before you.
“There’s never a broken too broken for you.” ( Tasha Layton “Never”)
No one really enjoys a delay in their schedule, or dealing with any type of setback in their life. But, prayer can be of help, to refocus your attention. These seven steady prayers for setbacks and delays are here for you to use as often as you need to.
If there’s something specific you want to include in your prayer, then feel free to alter the wording of any of these prayers. Look at these prayers as a starting point for you as you grow closer to God in prayer. I invite you to also take a look at prayers for hard times, or prayers to accomplish your dreams and goals. Bookmark this website so you can always have easy access to prayers on hundreds of topics and situations.
Let’s get to the prayers!
Short Prayer To Deal With A Delay
Dear God, I want to get this project accomplished, but now I am facing a delay. The fact that it is beyond my control makes it more frustrating. I literally can’t do anything to move this forward. Help me to wait patiently until the delay is lifted and I can proceed. Thank you for hearing my prayer anytime, anywhere. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Prayer For A Delay In Travel
Dear God, I’m asking for your help today as I face a delay in my travel plans. I know that you are in control of everything, and I trust that you have a good reason for this delay; I just can’t see it at the moment.
Please help me to stay calm and patient during this time. I’m really worried I’m not going to make it and that could make me lose this account. Give me the strength to persevere and to trust in your timing because right now, I am really anxious. In your name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer For A Career Setback
Dear Father God, I just got slammed with a career setback today, and I’m feeling very discouraged. I know that you have a plan for my life, but it’s hard to see it right now. I can’t understand why this is happening.
Please help me to trust in your goodness and your sovereignty. Give me the strength to keep going, even when things are tough. I am feeling overwhelmed and can’t think straight. Help me to see this setback as an opportunity to grow and learn. Show me what you want me to learn from this experience.
I also pray for guidance as I navigate this difficult time. Please help me to make wise choices and to take steps that are in line with your will. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Prayer For A Setback In A Relationship
Dear Lord God, I’m feeling hurt and confused, as I am experiencing a setback in my relationship. I know that you want the best for me, but I don’t know what to do. I can’t grasp what has happened and my part in it all.
Please help me to understand what is happening in my relationship. Give me the wisdom to know how to respond with understanding and empathy. Help me to forgive the person who has hurt me. Help me to heal from the pain that I’m feeling.
I don’t want this relationship to be over, but we’re in a bad spot now. Please let me see a clear way forward. I pray this in the name of Christ, Amen.
Prayer For A Delay In Reaching A Personal Goal
Lord, I’m feeling discouraged because I’m not making as much progress towards my personal goal as I had hoped. I know that you want me to succeed, but I’m feeling lost and uncertain.
Please help me to stay focused on my goal. Give me the motivation to keep going, even when things are tough. Help me to break down my goal into smaller steps. Show me how I can make progress, even if it’s just a little bit at a time.
And most of all, help me to trust in your power to help me achieve my goal. I know that you can do anything, and I believe that you will help me to succeed. Grant this for the sake of your love, Amen.
Prayer For A Delay In Reaching A Fitness Goal
God in heaven, I feel stuck because I have a fitness goal I’m working toward, but I’m not making as much progress as I had hoped. I know that you want me to be healthy, but I need motivation to keep going.
Help me to create a realistic plan for reaching my goal that is achievable. I don’t want to lose my momentum that I’ve worked so hard for so far. I know this may not seem important, Lord, but it’s important to me. I trust you will guide me forward. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
Prayer For A Setback In Health
Dear Lord God, I’ve been making progress in my illness, but today I’m facing a setback in my health, and I’m feeling scared and uncertain. I know that you are the God of all healing, and I trust that you will restore me to health.
Please help me to stay positive and hopeful. Give me the strength to face this challenge. I will not give in or give up!
Help me to follow my doctor’s orders and to do everything I can to get better. Show me how I can take care of myself and how I can support my healing. Help me to trust you as you get me around this setback. I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, Amen.
Setbacks and delays are a part of life. No matter how hard you try, you will inevitably experience times when things don’t go your way. This can be frustrating and discouraging, but it’s important to remember that God is still in control.
When you experience setbacks and delays, it’s natural to feel disappointed, angry, or even hopeless. But prayer can help you to refocus your attention on God and his promises, such as this one penned by the Apostle Paul:
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8.28, NIV).
I want to encourage you and give you a few suggestions for praying through setbacks and delays:
Acknowledge your feelings. It’s okay to feel disappointed, angry, or even hopeless when you experience setbacks and delays. Don’t try to bottle up your feelings or pretend that you’re not struggling. Instead, acknowledge your feelings to God in prayer.
Remember God’s sovereignty. God is in control of everything, even the setbacks and delays in your life. He knows what’s best for you, even when you don’t. Trust that God is working everything out for your good, even when you can’t see it.
Pray for wisdom and guidance. Ask God to give you wisdom and guidance as you navigate through your setbacks and delays. He knows the best way for you to move forward, and he will help you if you ask him.
Pray for strength and endurance. Setbacks and delays can be challenging, but God can give you the strength and endurance you need to persevere. Ask him for his help as you continue to trust in him.
Pray for others who are struggling. When you experience setbacks and delays, it can be easy to focus on your own problems. But it’s important to remember that others are also struggling. Take some time to pray for others who are going through difficult times.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” ( Psalm 23.1-3, KJV).
Prayer can be a powerful tool for helping you to cope with setbacks and delays. When you pray, you are connecting with God and drawing on his strength and power. He can help you refocus your attention on him and his promises, and he can give you the wisdom, guidance, strength, and endurance you need to persevere.
Whatever you are facing, you can face it with more strength and peace as you pray to God about it. Remember, God is with you and he will help you through whatever you’re facing. Please share your comments and prayer requests in the section down below–we want to hear from you. Keep on praying!