Prayer for Dealing With Fear

Take Courage From God's Promises

Prayer for Fear
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Fear can paralyze and trap you, especially in the face of tragedy, uncertainty, and circumstances beyond your control. Take courage from these Bible verses and pray a prayer for dealing with fear.

First, let these Bible passages begin your prayer, allowing God's promises to dispel your fears and reassure your heart:

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
Psalm 23:4 (NLT)

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27 (NLT)

Prayer for Fear

    Dear Lord,

    My fears have trapped and consumed me. They have imprisoned me. I come to you now, Lord, knowing desperately how much I need your help. I am tired of living under the weight of my fears.

    These Bible verses reassure me of your presence. You are with me. You are able to deliver me from my trouble. Please, dear Lord, give me your love and your power to replace these fears with trust. Your perfect love casts out my fear. I thank you for promising to give me the peace that only you can give. I receive your peace that passes understanding now as I ask you to still my troubled heart.

    Because you are with me, I don't have to be afraid.

    You are my light, brightening my path. You are my salvation, rescuing me from every enemy. I don't have to live as a slave to my fears.

    Thank you, dear Jesus, for setting me free from fear. Thank you, Father God, for being the strength of my life.

    Amen.

    More Bible Promises for Dealing With Fear

    Psalm 27:1
    The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

    (NKJV)

    Psalm 56:3-4
    When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? (NIV)

    Isaiah 54:4
    Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. (NKJV)

    Romans 8:15
    For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (KJV)