‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GodPhilippians 4:6
As humans on earth, we face difficult situations and circumstances each day. These situations cause us to react in various ways depending on our personality. When some people are in need they cry. When people are sick, their hearts are troubled. When some sleep, they fear that they may not wake. When some start businesses or jobs they doubt or dread what might happen to their money.
Anxiety is the devil’s tool. He uses it to make us feel wretched, unlovable, and alone. When you start to hear voices like ‘even richer people have died of this disease’ or ‘your business will fail if you don’t seek help from somewhere else’ or ‘because of what you did in the past, God is punishing you’, you should know that is the devil’s voice.
Everyone at some point is going to experience anxiety for whatever reason. Anxiety can stem from work, finances, relationships, sickness, parenting, and even things happening in the world. But the word of God consistently reassures us of God being there for us through everything because He cares for us. (1 Peter 5:7)
So when your heart is troubled and you can’t stop worrying, just turn to the Lord in prayer and tell him all your problems. While you are waiting for God to change things, it’s easy to live worried, stay focused on the problem and think about why it’s not going to work out.
Clear your mind. Isaiah said, “If you’ll keep your mind on Him, He will keep you in perfect peace”. So all you have to do is to keep your mind on God. Worry turns your focus away from God, so instead, give thanks to God and trust that He has a plan for you and everything is going to work out in the end.
Giving thanks turns your focus towards God. So no matter how bad things are, no matter how big your problems may seem, find something to thank God for.
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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline2 Timothy 1:7
Prayers for anxiety are meant to strengthen your faith in the power and love of God. His love and grace are sufficient for you in everything you do or experience. Refuse to be afraid or uneasy in your heart because the one in you is bigger and more powerful than what is in the world.
No matter the circumstance you may be facing see yourself already victorious and coming out of it unhurt. The devil only wishes to frighten you into losing your faith and eventually your soul. This is why as Christians we should avoid feeling fear or being shaken.
No matter what you think you have lost, the Lord will replace it abundantly and exceedingly. Know in your heart that what you face today will not define your life tomorrow. Pray to Him in faith and leave it all at his doorstep. Cast your burdens unto him and rest assured that he will glorify himself in your life.
Below are 8 prayers for anxiety you can pray, when worry takes over you and you don’t know what to say.
Prayers for anxiety
Prayers for Anxiety in Marriage
Thank you for the life of my partner
Thank you for protecting our family through all that we have faced in our marriage
Lately, I have been feeling anxious about our marriage
There are issues in our marriage that make me feel uneasy
When we try talking about it or sharing, it only gets worse
We don’t seem to connect on any level anymore
All I feel like doing is walking out the door and leaving it all behind
But I know you are the God of strength and courage
And what you put together no one should put asunder
I pray for courage and strength
Help us stay the course and not break up our home
Help us mend all broken bridges between us
Help us lean on you and only you for guidance and direction
Help us keep our marriage together
Prayers for Anxiety in your Business
Thank you for sustaining my business up to this point
Through the turbulence and competition, you have kept me afloat and taken care of me
I however have feelings in my stomach of impending disasters
I look at how others are conducting their businesses and I get afraid for mine
Sometimes, I am tempted to use sinful and illegal methods to keep my business thriving
I don’t even enjoy what I do anymore
I often have sleepless nights just thinking about the future of this business
I fear for the future of my workers and my family
I sometimes have thoughts of quitting and selling everything up
Help me Lord
Give me signs of encouragement
Give me directions on how to get my business stable
Grant me the favor and help me rest assured
Let me hold fast and keep grounded in you
I know that with you by my side, I cannot fail
Thank you for answering my prayer
Prayer for Anxiety at your Workplace
Thank you for giving me work for my hands
You have blessed me and kept me going all these years
I am full of fear and dread
Fear that I have not made the right decisions
Fear that this job might not take me where I want to be in future
I do not feel fulfilled here and it feels like I am going backward in my career
Sometimes, I feel like doing something unethical just so I can get ahead
I have come very close to stealing from my company just to make ends meet
I know that you have plans for me here
I pray for guidance and strength
Help me realize my potential here
Prepare me for any circumstance I may be about to face here
Help me last and not prematurely quit
Let my promotions and advancements be swift and on time
Thank you for answering my prayer
Prayer for Anxiety during Sickness
Father Lord in heaven
I pray to you in fear for my life
I have been sick for a while
Doctors and nurses have tried everything but I am not getting better
I am filled with dread for what is going to happen next
I think of the family I might leave behind and I shudder
I come to your throne of mercy today
I know that you are the Lord that heals your people
I know that you are always with me
I pray for strength and assurance
Help me overcome this bad moment
Fill me with the courage to fight and beat this sickness
Take thoughts of death and surrender from my head and my heart
Let me sing songs of victory and joy
Turn my tears into laughter and heal my bones with the blood of Jesus
Thank you for answering my prayer
Prayer for Anxiety during Travel
Thank you for bringing us this far
We are in the middle of our journey at the moment
Things are not looking good for us
We know that you are our vessel in this vessel
We are shaken up and afraid that something will happen to us
Only you know the future from the past
Please carry us on your wings and take us to our homes safely
Be our driver and protector
Show us the way to our homes
Remove any fatal obstacles from our paths
Let your angels take control of this vessel
Help us live on into our old ages
and remember today as the day you glorified yourself in our lives
Prayer for Anxiety in Financial Life
Thank you for your guidance and protection all these years
You have fed and clothed me
You have been my light in times of darkness and confusion
I pray to ask for strength today
I have hit a difficult period in my life
I am jobless and my responsibilities are piling up
Everywhere I turn I see a shut door
I don’t know where my next meal is coming from
Everything I try to do falls flat on the face
I am almost about to give up here
I do not want to turn to sinful ways to make money
Please help me get over this hump
Help me recover from this debt
Give me hope and help me overcome poverty
Prayer for Anxiety after a Loss
Thank you for my life today and everything that has happened
I have lost a very important person in my life
They were responsible for a lot of things that I depend on
I am feeling alone and very anxious now that they are gone
But I know that you will wipe away all my tears and replace all that I have lost
I know you brought this person into my life
I know you want me to be well
Take this fear away from me and give me strength and courage
Help me lean on your word and fight my way through this
Let me not put my faith and convictions in man but let me depend on you
I know you will never leave or forsake me
Help me through this, dear Lord
Prayer for Anxiety during Childbirth
Thank you for taking me through this journey
It has been difficult but you have been with me through it all
It is now time for me to have my baby
I am riddled with fear of the unknown
I have read stories of the difficulties in childbirth
I am starting to doubt whether I can do this
I need your strength
I know that you who has carried me this far will carry me further
I pray for strength to have my baby and stay with her
I declare that nothing bad will happen to me or my baby
I ask for your grace and divine protection on my life and my baby
Come and take control of this delivery
Help me remain calm and focused
Thank you for answering my prayer
Prayers for anxiety – Calm my troubled heart
I come before you today with a heavy heart.
I’m crushed by my own fears and worries.
Please grant me serenity and calm my troubled heart.
Fill me with your hope and help me to understand that
everything is going according to your plan.
Show me the right path, so I may follow you in faith.
Thank you for being a source of peace in my life through troubling times.
In Jesus’ name, I pray,
Prayers for anxiety – Have mercy on me
There are so many things on my mind that
I don’t even know where to start.
I’m worried, I’m stressed and overwhelmed.
I feel like I have to carry all these burdens alone.
I look around me and there’s no one in sight to help me,
So I turn to you Oh Lord
Have mercy on me
Help me when I’m tired
Take this load of me and give me rest
Be my strength and help me carry on
I have no one except you, God
So help me in Jesus name’
Prayers for anxiety – I surrender it all to you
I come before you today with all my worries and anxieties.
I’ve been trying to do things on my own
but I realize that I can’t do it by myself.
So I surrender it all to you.
Take control oh Lord
Your word promises us that you will give us joy and calm our soul
If we come to you with all that trouble us
So today, I bring to you all my problems.
Take them away from me, Father God
And give me peace, joy, and love.
Thank you for listening to my prayers
In Jesus’ name
Thank you for caring for me
Thank you for being my savior.
Whenever times are rough,
I call on you and you always come through for me.
Thank you for never forsaking me and always been here for me.
Thank you for caring for me even when I don’t deserve it.
Thank you for understanding me when no one else does.
Thank you for granting me peace when I’m troubled.
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for giving me victory and helping me to overcome every challenge I face.
Thank you for hearing my prayer in Jesus’ name
Prayers for anxiety – Come into my life
I’m tired, I’m broken and I’m worried.
At this point in my life, everything seems like a struggle
And nothing is going my way.
Seems like I’ve taken a wrong turn in life and
Everything is headed downhill.
I need you more than ever in my life
I trust and believe that once you come in,
You can turn everything around in my life.
So please, come into my life
Take control of my life and everything I do.
Order my steps, Father
Show me the right way.
I don’t want to keep struggling
I want to stop worrying
So help me to truly surrender everything to you
In Jesus’ name
Anxiety prayer – Help me let go of this anxiety
My mind is troubled and my heart is overwhelmed
I’m stressed and it’s affecting me physically, emotionally, and mentally.
I can’t seem to concentrate on anything but worry
Forgive me for worrying so much instead of coming to you in prayer.
Help me to let go of this anxiety
Help me to cast all my worries onto you
Teach me to be patient and have faith that,
At the right time, you will make all things beautiful in my life.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord
Anxiety prayer – Be my light
I’ve reached a point of total darkness in my life
And I am scared. I don’t know what else to do
So I turn to you Lord
Be my light and help me through this darkness
Order my steps and show me the right path
Lead me to your light and teach me to stay in your light.
In Jesus name, I pray,
Prayers for anxiety – Help me to trust Your timing
I’ve been praying and waiting for you for an answer
But my problems seem not to be going anywhere
I’m beginning to feel stressed and my faith is beginning to waver.
Help me to be patient and keep waiting on you.
Help me to understand that everything is going
according to your plan and I’m exactly where you want me to be
Help me to be positive as I keep waiting for you
Please give me hope and strengthen my faith in you.
Help me to trust in your timing
Thank you that what you promised is on the way
In Jesus’ name
Fear is not of us Christians. We should live our lives in victory. We should know that no matter where the story is at the moment, it ends with us overcoming our anxiety. When you know that the script favors you, it doesn’t matter what twists and turns you face today. Always know that in the end, you will be victorious. Keep your faith through it all and it shall be well in the end.
Isaiah 35:4 ‘say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution, he will come to save you.’ And Isaiah 41:10 says ‘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.’