Prayers and Bible Verses to Help With Anxiety and Stress

Relieve Your Cares and Burdens With God's Word and Prayer

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No one gets a free pass from stressful times. Anxiety has reached epidemic levels in our society today and no one is exempt, from children to the elderly. As Christians, prayer and the Scriptures are our greatest weapons against this stress epidemic.

When the cares of life rob your inner peace, turn to God and his Word for relief. Ask the Lord to lift the burden from your shoulders as you pray these prayers for stress and contemplate these Bible verses for dealing with anxiety.

Prayers for Stress and 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 Christ, 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.

    Bible Verses to Combat 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)

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