4 Prayers for Your Child Who Struggles with Anxiety

1. A Prayer for Peace When Feeling Afraid

God, would you give your sweet peace to my child at all times in every way. When they feel anxious, scared, overwhelmed, hopeless, unsure, or depressed, be with them as their great comforter. May you be alive and real to them in their daily lives; not a distant irrelevant God but a God that stays as close as a brother.

Would you quiet the enemy’s voice in their minds? Help them to steady their mind on you and think on things that are pure, good, lovely, and of a good report! Give them the strength to capture their thoughts. Help them to have the wisdom to see which thoughts are lies and which ones are truth-filled ones from the Lord.

God, I thank you that you love my child so very much. I trust that you will cover them with your mighty wings. Protect their minds, hearts, and lives from the evil one who is on a mission to steal from their lives. Amen.

2. A Prayer for Rest for A Racing Mind

Father, I thank you that your Word reminds us that you have given my child the power to be brave and to control their thoughts. I ask that when their thoughts feel like they are out of control, you will give them a sound mind. Allow them to capture every thought that would want to cause them to have a spirit of fear.

Remind them to think about what is good, true, noble, right, lovely, and admirable. Empower them to cast down any thought that would want to cause me stress, anxiety, or fear. I thank you for all the good gifts you have given my child. Help them remember the good gifts you have placed in their lives rather than fixate on the things that trouble their minds. I thank you that I can trust in you to direct my child’s heart and that you promise to lead them on your straight path. Direct each of their steps. Grant me wisdom so I can help my child move forward with peace. Amen.

3. A Prayer for Hope When Feeling Hopeless

God, I stand on your promise that my child has a hope and a future! I pray that you would remind them that you have made them for a unique purpose. I ask that you show them how much you love them. Let hope rise up in their hearts! I pray that you would make a way forward for them, even when the path ahead feels difficult. Give them the strength to navigate the obstacles they face in their lives. I pray that they will be blessed with a bright future. I pray that you would give them the eyes to see you working even amid their challenges. That even in the hardest seasons, they could find comfort and hope in you. Remind them that you are at work on their behalf at all times. They never have to face anything alone. We thank you for your hand in my child’s life. Amen.

4. A Prayer for Help When Feeling Overwhelmed

God, at this moment, my child feels the weight of the world on their shoulders. Things in their life feel like more than they can handle on their own. I come to you as our place of refuge and ask that you would help my child lay all of their cares at your feet. I thank you that your Word reminds us to come to you when we are feeling weary and that you promise to bring rest to our souls. Help my child to walk in your rest; to be able to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Remind them of all the ways you have been faithful to them in the past so you can look forward with confidence, knowing you will take care of them!

Help my child trust you with every detail of their life and give all their cares to you. Your word says that you know every hair on their head. You care about the big things in their lives. Help them to know that they do not have to be afraid! You are their safe place. Allow them to find the strength they need to move forward with you. Amen.

Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.

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