Inspirational Bible Quotes

We asked our readers for the Bible verses, quotes and prayers they turn to when they need comfort and hope. Here are some of our favorites.

We asked our readers for the Bible verses, quotes and prayers they turn to when they need comfort and hope. Here are some of our favorites.

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In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

—John 16:33

Submitted by Katie Rogala


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2 of 9/

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

—Joshua 1:9

Submitted by Valerie May

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3 of 9/

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

—Reinhold Niebuhr

Submitted by Marie Marquis


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4 of 9/

Depend on the Lord and his strength; always go to Him for help. Remember the miracles He has done; remember His wonders and His decisions.

—Psalm 105:4-5

Submitted by Mary Dean

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5 of 9/

Cast all your anxieties on Him.

1 Peter 5:7

Submitted by Becky Howland Scheidt


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6 of 9/

My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

—John 14:27

Submitted by Rebecca Brent Chamberlain


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7 of 9/

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

—Thomas Merton

Submitted by Lorenzo Vanore

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8 of 9/

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the Word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the Way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Amen.

—Prayer of St. Patrick missionary to Ireland

Submitted by Lynn Jarman


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9 of 9/

No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

—Psalm 91: 10-11

Submitted by Edna Rodriguez

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