Spiritual Strength Quotes

This faith article shares spiritual strength quotes.

It includes prayers for strength based on some of these powerful quotes.

These words allow us to open to the answer to the following inquiries:

How do we draw on a source of strength beyond the feebleness of our bodies?

In a time when our thoughts and feelings speak to us of weakness, how do we draw on a source of emotional strength?



The first half of this article shares Bible quotes about strength.

The second half shares quotes of strength from the wonderful spiritual text, A Course In Miracles.

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There is a lot in the bible about God being our strength.
Chose one of these bible verses or prayers to meditate on.

"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."

[Isaiah 41:10, Bible verse about strength]

You are my God.
You uphold me.
I receive your strength and your help.
Amen

"Those who wait on the Lord
will 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, spiritual strength quote from the Bible]

spiritual strength quote

Dear God,
I wait upon you.
And so I renew my strength.
I mount up with wings like eagles,
I run and I am not weary,
I walk and I do not faint.

I praise you for Your strength in me.
I thank you for Your strength in me.
AMEN

"God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble."

[Psalm 46:1-3, Bible spiritual strength quote]

Dear God,
You are my refuge.
You are my strength.
You are my ever present source of help.
Thank you.
AMEN

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

[Nehemiah 8:10, Bible quote about strength]


Be strong and courageous;
do not be frightened or dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

[Joshua 1:9, Bible quote about strength]

The Lord my God is with me wherever I go.
I touch the joy that is available to me in this moment regardless of the circumstances.
In Him/Her I am strong and courageous.

AMEN

Quotes about singing

I love singing. I love the idea that through singing we can access God's strength.

The Lord is my strength and my song

[Exodus 15:2, spiritual strength quote from the Bible]


“The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song will I praise him.”

(Isaiah 28:7, KJV, Old Testament Bible verse about strength)


Prayer for strength in A Course In Miracles

The following powerful spiritual strength quotes are from A Course In Miracles

They make it clear that we are not asking for a strength which is not ours.
Instead we are claiming the strength that is already ours.
We set our small separate self to one side and know ourselves as part of God.
We know His/Her strength as our own.

“The ego teaches that your strength is in you alone.
The Holy Spirit teaches that all strength is in God and <therefore> in you.”
(T-8.III.7, spiritual strength quote from ACIM)

“If His strength is in you, what you perceive as your weakness is but illusion.
And He has given you the means to prove it so.”
(M-29.7, A Course In Miracles)

Dear God,
All strength is in You.
No wonder mine has not felt like enough.
I let go of relying on my own strength.
I receive yours.
Thank you.
AMEN

Dear God,
Your strength is in me, so what I perceive as my weakness is but illusion.
You have given me the means to prove it so.

I have a little willingness to know this to be true.
So be it.
AMEN

In the following section, I have adapted Workbook lesson 47 from A Course In Miracles to be said in the first person as an affirmation for strength.

If I am trusting in my own strength, I have every reason to be apprehensive, anxious and fearful. 
What can I predict or control? 
What is there in me that can be counted on? 
What would give me the ability to be aware of all the facets of any problem,
and to resolve them in such a way that only good can come of it? 
What is there in me that gives I the recognition of the right solution, and the guarantee that it will be accomplished?

Of myself I can do none of these things. 
To believe that I can is to put my trust where trust is unwarranted, and to justify fear, anxiety, depression, anger and sorrow. 

Who can put his faith in weakness and feel safe? 
Yet who can put his faith in strength and feel weak?

God, you are my safety in every circumstance. 
Your Voice speaks for You in all situations
and in every aspect of all situations,
telling me exactly what to do to call upon Your strength and
Your protection. 
... In this moment, I am willing to reach past my own weakness to the Source of real strength.
....
God is the strength in which I trust.”
(W-47,
spiritual strength quote from ACIM)

What would give me the ability to be aware of all the facets of any problem, and to resolve them in such a way that only good can come of it?
But You can.
You can.
I rest in You.
Please decide for me.
AMEN


I put my faith in strength
and I feel strong.
AMEN


At the moment, I can't control what's happening.
At the moment, I can't predict what will happen next.

This lack of control may feel like 'something's gone wrong'.
This lack of ability to predict the outcome may feel like a reason to panic.
But I pause and recognise, I am simply seeing the world as it is.
I don't have control.
I can't predict.

In knowing this I become motivated to put my roots down into a Source of strength which is more me than this 'me' I seem to be.
I let go of the need to control.
I let go of the need to predict.
I receive your wisdom.
I place it all in your hands.
I take time to open to your guidance.
Thank you.
AMEN

Spiritual strength quotes - we are supposed to ask

“The light of strength is constant, sure as love,
forever glad to give itself away, because it cannot give but to itself.

No one can ask in vain to share its sight,
and none who enters [the abode of the light of strength] can leave without a miracle before his eyes,
and strength and light abiding in his heart.”

(W-92.8, spiritual strength quote ACIM)

“My chosen channels cannot fail,
because I will lend them my strength
as long as theirs is wanting.”
(T-4.VI.6)

“The Holy Spirit is your strength because He knows nothing but the spirit as you.
He is perfectly aware that you do not know yourself,
and perfectly aware of how to teach you to remember what you are.”

(T-12.VI.2)

“The Holy Spirit always sides with you and with your strength.
As long as you avoid His guidance in any way, you want to be weak.

(T-7.X.5)

To access strength I need to ask for Your guidance
I need to listen for Your guidance
I need to receive Your guidance
I need to act on Your guidance.

I choose to ask.
I choose to listen.
I choose to receive.
I choose to act.
I have the power to make these choices.
I claim my power.

I let go of the weakness of separation.
I choose the strength of knowing myself as part of You.

Thank you that you are. AMEN

Please join minds with me in seeing that all of us who read this are strong.
We are strong because we are part of the Oneness which IS strength.

Thank you.


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