Christian Prayers and Bible Verses to Help With Anxiety and Stress

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When Christians find that the cares and burdens of life saddle them with stress and anxiety and rob them of inner peace, they can turn to this prayer and these Bible verses for assistance and relief. Ask the Lord to lift the burden of anxiety from your shoulders.

Bible Verses to Help With Anxiety and Stress

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

"I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27 (NLT)

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV)

"I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe." Psalm 4:8 (NLT)

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3–4 (ESV)

Prayers for Anxiety

    Dear Heavenly Father, 

    I need you now, Lord. I am filled with stress and anxiety. I invite you to come into my turmoil and take these heavy burdens from me. I have reached the end of myself with nowhere else to turn. 

    One by one, I consider each burden now and lay them down at your feet. Please carry them for me so that I don't have to. Father, replace the weight of these burdens with your humble and gentle yoke so that I will find rest for my soul today.

    Reading your Word brings so much comfort. As I focus on you and your truth, I receive your gift of peace for my mind and heart. This peace is a supernatural peace I cannot comprehend. Thank you that I can lie down tonight and sleep. I know that you, dear Lord, will keep me safe. I am not afraid because you are always with me.

    Holy Spirit, fill me to the depths with a heavenly calm. Flood my soul with your presence. Let me rest in knowing that you, God, are here and in control. No danger can touch me. There's nowhere I can go that you are not there already. Teach me how to trust in you completely. Father, keep me daily in your perfect peace.

    In the name of Jesus I pray,
    Amen.

    Oh Lord, let me hear You. 
    My soul is weary; 
    Fear, doubt, and worry surround me on every side. 

    Yet Your sweet mercy cannot be held back
    From those that cry out to you.
    Hear my cry.

    Let me trust in Your mercy.
    Show me how. Free me.
    Free me from anxiety and stress, 
    That I might find rest in Your loving arms.
    Amen.

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