The Habakkuk Prayer is a powerful expression of faith and trust in God amidst difficult circumstances. It is found in the book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament and is often referred to as a prayer of complaint or lament. In this prayer, the prophet Habakkuk cries out to God about the injustice and violence he sees around him, and questions why God seems to tolerate it. However, as he continues to pray, Habakkuk ultimately affirms his faith in God’s sovereignty and steadfast love, declaring that he will wait patiently for God to act and to bring about justice. The Habakkuk Prayer serves as a powerful reminder that even in times of struggle and doubt, we can turn to God and trust in His ultimate goodness and wisdom.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Habakkuk Prayer. May God Bless You!
Habakkuk Prayer 1
I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
Habakkuk Prayer 2
My joy is found in you. You are my salvation and my strength. Whatever my circumstances, whatever fears or anxieties I have, whatever darkness lurks on the horizon, whatever is happening in the world around me, you are my salvation and my joy. When the world around me seems confusing and hopeless, I pray that you would fill me with incredible hope in your goodness, grace and sovereignty over all things. Help me fix my gaze on you all the days of my life.
In Jesus’ Name,
Habakkuk Prayer 3
Thank You for Habakkuk who, despite the violence and destruction he had to go through, held fast to Your precious promises and determined to praise Your name, no matter what terrors, tribulation, or trials he had to face. Thank You for their prophetic writings which help us to see the end from the beginning, and I praise Your name for the assurance that justice will one day be carried out. May I be equally determined to trust in Your love and rest in the truth of Your Word. In Jesus’ name I pray.
Habakkuk Prayer 4
I do not always understand why certain things are permitted in my life and why evil men so often appear to prosper, but I trust in Your love, for You are my Father and I am Your child. I understand, Lord, that in this world there will be trials, but praise be to Christ Jesus my Lord, for He has overcome the world. In Jesus’ name.
Habakkuk Prayer 5
Thank You for the many precious promises You have made to Your people, Israel, and to those in the Body of Christ. I know that what You have started You will surely complete, to Your praise and glory. Give me patience as I await Your appointed times and may I occupy wisely, as I wait for the fulfilment of Your plans and purposes. I know Your timing is perfect and You are long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish. Thank You, Lord, in Jesus’ name.
Habakkuk Prayer 6
Thank You, Father,
For the witness of Habakkuk who first shared the wonderful truth that the justified man and woman will live, because of their faith. Thank You for those who have continued to teach this truth down through the centuries, like the apostle Paul and those in the Reformation. How I thank You, heavenly Father, that because I am justified by faith, I will live eternally with the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that having been justified as Your free and forever gift of grace, I may live every day of my life by faith, by trusting in You and not relying on my own strength or abilities. May my life be honouring to You and a testimony of Your goodness and grace to those with whom I come in contact. This I ask in Jesus’ precious name.
Habakkuk Prayer 7
Thank You for the example of Habakkuk and for the truths that we can learn. I acknowledge that, like Israel, we have gone astray and wandered far from You. We have left our first love and flirted with the world. Forgive us, Lord. Purify Your Church and restore to us the joy of our salvation. Keep us faithfully looking to Christ and living by faith, for You alone are our strength and our salvation. In Jesus’ name I pray.