A Prayer for When You Feel Worried

I know, I know. The Bible tells us not to worry. Jesus doesn’t want us to worry. Our families don’t like it when we worry.

Yet, women.worry.

We can conclude it is part of our nature…we can verify that some of us belong in the official Worry Wart Fan club and then there are some of us who unfortunately have earned a full-fledged degree from University of the State of Anxiety.

But today I was taken back to the old hymn that says

Why worry…. when you can pray? Trust Jesus….without delay.

Prayer indeed.

So I follow through as it is the clear path God has shown me time after time.

I must remember to pray when I feel worried.

Perhaps you could use a prayer for when you feel worried too.

Phil. 4:6 & 7

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God,which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Dear God,

My mind can hardly fathom the depth of your love for me.

So when my anxious heart feels suffocated

with the mounds of worry this life can bring,

I only know to come to you.

You who knows every hair on my head.

You who flung stars into space.

You who plans every step I take.

When my worry mounds and builds,

escalating to numbers that exceed my expectations,

You ask me to relinquish my cares to Your hand.

The hand that created the hair on my head.

The hand that created the starry night sky.

The hand that holds my future.

Would you give me the courage to trust You wholly?

Would you give me Your peace that calms all fears?

For that is when I am rejuvenated…

From pitiful worrier…

To prayer warrior.

Thank you, Jesus.

Amen.

a prayer for when you feel worried

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for the worry prayer, I constantly worry, I’m fearful and anxious and this has resulted to complex health conditions. I prayed the prayer and will be praying it regularly and i trust God will dispel fear sand anxiety. Pray for me too Rachel

    Crispin

    1. oh Crispin! I’m thankful God led you to the prayer. I pray that He show Himself strongly to you as the Source of Hope.

  2. Thank you Rachel. It hits me right where I am today. Your blog does that more often than not.

    Blessings,

    Joanne

    1. God works in themes and intertwines our lives mysteriously. Bless you, Joanne. Thanks for your encouragement!

  3. Oh Rachel! I loved the prayer today and after reading it, got on my knees to make it my own! Andrew has been very sick and I know you understand in a way that others cannot. I am grateful today that I have been praying and trusting God! I keep telling myself and Him that I believe He loves Andrew more than I ever could or I can ever understand. I know this is truth! Your prayer reaffirmed my blessed feeling of His peace today, knowing that He is holding Andrew in the palm of His hand.

    1. I am so sorry to read of your Andrew’s illness, Mary! 🙁 Jesus, please be with him in a special way. May the Lord draw you close, Friend!

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