Get Out of That Pit Scripture Prayers

Each day before you begin to cry out, confess, and consent, get in the habit of echoing Christ’s approach in John 11:41b-42, where He said,

Father, I thank You that You have heard me. I knew that You always hear me.

Nothing causes us to lose confidence like a season in the pit.

In order to strengthen your confidence in God and in the welcome you have before His throne, begin each day’s Scripture segment by stating your absolute certainty that He hears you when you pray. Say something like this:

Father, Your Son died and rose again to give me direct access to You. at means I can pray like He prayed. In His name, I thank You in advance that You always hear me. I know You are listening to me right now and that my prayers always matter.

Then proceed.

PRAYERS

Cry Out

I call to You, Lord, who are worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. The waves of death swirl about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelm me. The cords of the grave coil around me; the snares of death confront me. In my distress I call to You, Lord; I call out to my God. From Your temple You hear my voice; my cry comes to Your ears. — 2 Samuel 22:4–7

O, my Strength, come quickly to help me. — Psalm 22:19b

Reach down from on high and take hold of me; draw me out of deep waters. Rescue me from my powerful enemy and from foes, who are too strong for me. — Psalm 18:16–17

Bring me out into a spacious place; rescue me, Lord, because You delight in me. — Psalm 18:19

Add any of your own words . . .

Confess

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. — Psalm 139:23-24

When applicable…

Father, I want to acknowledge my sin to You. I don’t want to cover it up. I will confess my transgressions to You, Lord, and You will forgive the guilt of my sin. — Psalm 32:5

I confess that You are my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; You are my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. You are my stronghold, my refuge, and my savior — save me from anything that seeks to destroy me. — 2 Samuel 22:2–3

Add any of your own words…

Consent

You are my lamp, O Lord; You turn my darkness into light. With Your help I can advance against a troop; with You I can scale a wall. As for You, my Father, Your way is perfect; Your Word is flawless. You are a shield for all who take refuge in You. For who is God besides You? And who is the Rock except You? — 2 Samuel 22:29–32

If You are for me, who can be against me? You did not spare Your own Son but gave Him up for me. How will You not also, along with Him, graciously give me all things? — Romans 8:31–32

You know the plans You have for me, O God. Plans to prosper me and not to harm me. Plans to give me a hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11

Thank You, God, for Your willingness to lead me to triumph. — 2 Corinthians 2:14

Add any of your own words…

MORE PRAYERS

Cry Out

To You I call, O Lord my Rock; I believe You will not turn a deaf ear to me. For if You remained silent, I would be like those who stay in the pit. Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help. — Psalm 28:1–2

I call with all my heart; answer me, O Lord. I want to obey Your decrees. I call out to You; save me and with Your help I will keep Your statutes. Help me rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in Your Word. — Psalm 119:145–147

Lift me out of this slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. Set my feet on a rock and give me a firm place to stand. Put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to You, my God. Cause many to see and put their trust in You, Lord. — Psalm 40:2–3

Add any of your own words…

Confess

There is no one like You, my God, who rides on the heavens to help me and on the clouds in Your majesty. You, Eternal God, are my refuge and underneath me are your everlasting arms. Drive out my enemy before me, Lord, saying “Destroy him!” — Deuteronomy 33:26-27

Blessed am I! Who is like me, a person saved by the Lord? You are my shield and helper and glorious sword. — Deuteronomy 33:29

Lord, may Your hand be ready to help me, for I am choosing Your precepts. I long for Your salvation, O Lord, and for Your law to be my delight. Let me live that I may praise You, and may Your laws sustain me. I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten Your commands. — Psalm 119:173–176

Add any of your own words…

Consent

God, You arm me with strength and make my way perfect. You can make my feet like the feet of a deer; You can enable me to stand on the heights. You train my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me Your shield of victory; You stoop down to lift me up. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. — 2 Samuel 22:33–37

Nothing is too difficult for You, my God. — Genesis 18:14

Into Your hands I commit myself. Redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth. — Psalms 31:5

Praise be to You, Lord, for showing Your wonderful love to me when I was besieged and felt cut off from Your sight. You heard my cry for mercy. — Psalm 31:21–22

Add any of your own words…

Excerpted with permission from Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore, copyright Beth Moore.

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Beth Moore

Beth Moore is a writer and teacher of best-selling books and Bible studies whose public speaking engagements carry her all over the United States. A dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters, Moore lives in Houston, Texas, where she is president and founder of Living Proof Ministries.

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