Prayers for Relieving Anxiety & Stress
Updated: Jun 27, 2021
No matter what you are going through, there’s a peace in letting God take over your life. He has a plan and when you’re following it, you’ll find that even the bigger issues aren’t nearly as troublesome. In fact, knowing that you are not alone in dealing with them can make you feel at peace, no matter what you are facing. Pray and give it to God.
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Psalms 9:9 – The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Isaiah 40:31, But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 53:4 – Surely he took up our sicknesses and carried our sorrows.
Psalm 147:3 – He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.
Mark 9:23 – Everything is possible for him who believes.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 143:7-8 – Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I’ll lift up my soul.
Philippians 4:6-7 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1.A Prayer for Anxiousness
Lord Jesus, the stresses in my life often overwhelm me. My body, mind, and spirit struggle to keep up physically, mentally, and yes, spiritually. Some days anxiety stalks me like a deceitful predator, and the temptation to worry draws me in. In those moments of apprehension, help me remember that I belong to You, and that You are not the author of fear or anxiety, but the giver of love and a sound mind. Teach me Your ways to respond to problems by giving thanks in them. Your Word assures me that You are always there with me, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
2.A Prayer to Battle Depression
Abba Father, Help me to see if there is something physical that is causing my depression. Help me to sift through my circumstances to see if there is a need for change in some way. If I am experiencing depression as a result of a spiritual battle, please bring that to light and show me the best way to fight that battle. Today I surrender my depression to You and ask that You give me power and peace to win this battle once and for all. When my thoughts begin to spiral, may your promises and blessings bring healing, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
3.Praying Through An Anxiety Attack
Lord, Help me! I am so frightened and afraid. Be near to me and help me feel Your presence. Surround me with protection. Holy Spirit, settle my racing heart and mind. Help me breathe out - Abba Father -- and breathe in -- I belong to You. Your peace surpasses all understanding, this I know. Please give me this peace now. Father I belong to You and Lord, thank You that no matter what my mind or body tell me, the truth is I am Your child, forever loved, forever protected, forever held fast by You. I love You Jesus. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
4.A Prayer When You're in Darkness
The darkness has taken hold me and I can’t find my way back to the light. In this moment, ending it all seems like the best option, the only option, the only way to escape. Yet, there is something in me that wants your light to snuff out the darkness. So I ask, Lord, that You would do just that. You are the only light that can shine in the darkness. I know when I’m consumed with thoughts of death I’m believing lies from the enemy. I ask Lord that You would remind me of these truths: when I feel alone, You are with me; when I feel invisible, You see me; when I feel worthless, my value is knowing You and being known by You. Amen.
5.For Overcoming Depression
Dear Lord, I am suffering from depression and anxiety disorder. Thank You for giving me the medical attention that has helped place my soul back into my skin. Give all of us who suffer this stress the courage and strength to trust You and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and heal us. You love and through Your love all things are possible. In Jesus’ name we praise You. Amen.
6.Prayer when disturbed
O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for living close to You, we shall see Your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all things, in Your name we pray. Amen.
7.Prayer to lift me up
Dear God, I pray that You will lift me up. Lift me up so I can get on with my life. I do not know where to turn, God, so I ask You to work through me and to attract to me a life that will be everything that I need for sustained happiness and fulfilment. I may not know what that is, God, but I trust that You do and that gives me hope. It also gives me hope that You can come through me, touch me, and uplift me. I give thanks, God, that this is now occurring in my life, and I decree that it is so. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
8.Prayer to heal hurt feelings
Dear God, I pray that You will help me get beyond feeling weighed down by the burden of hurt feelings of the past. Help me to get beyond yesterday’s upset thoughts. I pray for healing. I know that nothing can withstand the healing power of God’s love. I open my heart to God’s love, and I bask in the glow of Divine light and understanding. I pray for healing in God’s love today, In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
9.Prayer for healing from depression to peace
Dear God, Beginning now, I no longer feel depressed. My depressed mood is cast out and replaced with Your peace. Tranquillity permeates my being, soothing my emotions and filling my mind and heart with joyous serenity. I accept Your gift of peace. I come to You, Dear God, and my mood is lifted. I fully accept Your peaceful presence, and I feel calm. This moment is holy, for in this moment, I enter into Your spirit of peace. Thank You, dear God, for helping me to elevate my mood. Thank You God for Your priceless gift of peace. I will cherish it, and I promise to share it with others. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
10.Prayer for those dealing with depression
Dear Lord, You are our refuge in good and in bad times. In your infinite mercy, bring peace and comfort to those of us who face days sometimes filled with pain and depression. Help us to realize that through You there is joy and the promise of lasting peace. Help us through the rough times. Walk before and beside us so that we may walk in Your footsteps and reach out to You in our journey on this earth. Help us to focus on our blessings rather than our misfortunes, dear Lord. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen.
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11. Dear Lord,
I come before Your presence looking for relief from worry and fear. Lift me up and surround me with your great peace and love. Carry me through another day. Bring me safely through the struggles I’m dealing with. I thank You for hearing and answering my prayer, in Jesus name, Amen.
12. God Almighty,
I come before the throne of God seeking calm and comfort.
I will remember Psalm 34:7
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Thank You Lord, for being near me and protecting me at all times, Amen.
13. Dear Lord in Heaven,
My heart is racing and I’m overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. Help me to remember that You are greater than all the craziness that I’m caught up in now. You are my calm in the midst of the storm. I ask for You to relieve my anxiety, stress, and fear. Empty me of all these negative emotions and fill me with peace, joy, and love. In Your name I pray, Amen.
14. Father and Lord,
In Philippians 4: 6,7 I read, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ”I will stay focused on you, not on the world around me. I will look to you Lord, and not be consumed by my problems and fears. You alone will bring me peace in heart and mind. I thank you for this comfort in the midst of all the turmoil. Amen.
15. Dear God,
I am currently feeling scared and confused. I am asking You to give me Your wisdom and direction. Guide me in the right way to go. Life is so confusing and I’m afraid of making the wrong choices. So I lay my fear at Your feet and trust in Your love and guidance. You tell us that You will direct the paths of those that commit all unto You and trust in You. I give You the problems and stress that is in my life. With Your strength I will completely trust in You. Amen.
During these stressful times I remember the words of Jesus in John 16:33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Right n