5 Comforting Prayers for Anxiety for When it Feels like Life Is Falling Apart

1. Prayer for Inner Peace and Calm

Dear Heavenly Father, My body and mind are filled with turmoil. I’m worried about situations in life that I can’t control. I’m concerned about my family, friends, and strangers. I worry that the world is falling apart and there are people who don’t know You. From medical tests to strained relationships, to my long “to do” list, I am filled with stress. Please release me from these worries. Remind me of Your love. Please cover me with Your peace and calm. Allow my body and mind to find rest with You. God, thank You for always listening and hearing prayers. I pray for inner peace and calm for every person. In the name of Your Son, Amen.

2. Prayer for Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

Father, I come to You now and I am filled with anxiety, worry, and fear. The “what if’s?” are taking charge of my thinking. I woke this morning with fear of the unknown. Father, I ask You to please calm my body and mind. Give me the peace that only You can provide. Remind me to rest in Your love and comfort. God, please take away these awful feelings. Renew my soul. Give me strength. Help me to show others how to rest in You. Help me to remember to reach out for help from professionals if needed. Help me to remember I am not alone. Thank You, Father. I love you. Amen.

3. Prayer for Going through Anxious Times

Father, times are tough right now. The world is in an uproar with the coronavirus, unrest in communities, job losses, and more situations that cause anxiety. Schools are closed. Parents and teachers are trying to help children learn in a new environment and with different technology. Restaurants and gathering places are open to limited capacity. People are filled with fear and worry about the future. Reports tell of bad news all around. Happenings that we can’t understand keep us awake at night. Father, I ask You to bring peace, comfort and rest to the weary. Remind everyone to go to You in prayer. You are with us always . Help everyone to remember the love You give in each moment. Remind us to share our thoughts and feelings with trusted family, friends, clergy, or healthcare professionals. Help everyone to reach out for help when needed. Father, we need You. We give thanks for your everlasting love and mercy. May tomorrow be a brighter day. In the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen.

4. Prayer for Anxiety of a Friend

Dear God, my friend is afraid and filled with anxiety. My friend needs Your help. I don’t know all the reasons for their anxiety. You know what is happening in their life. I don’t need to know the details. I do know they are afraid of anxious feelings and are not sure how to deal with those feelings. I lift up my friend to You and ask You to cover them with a spirit of peace and calm. Remind them that You have a plan for their life. Thank You for loving my friend. Thank You, Father, for taking away the anxiety and filling them with the love of God. Thank You for the opportunity to pray for friends. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

5. Prayer for When You Are Embarrassed about Having Anxiety

Dear God, When I first learned that my feelings of anxiety were causing many physical and mental problems in my body, I was embarrassed. I was ashamed to let anyone know I had “anxiety.” I tried to handle things on my own. Friends and family asked if I was okay and if they could help me in any way. Too embarrassed to let them know that I had been diagnosed by a medical professional as having “anxiety disorder,” I held my feelings inside. Father, thank You for guiding me through anxiety. Thank You for showing me that there is no need to be embarrassed. Many people have anxiety. The more I share with others, the more I learn about people who need help with anxiety. When I go to you in prayer, I find rest and calm. Please cover us with Your hedge of protection. Please take away anxiety. Help us to know when anxiety comes, we are not alone. You are with us. We can find help through praying and in reaching out to others. I am thankful for Your love. Amen.

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“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine of Hippo

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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