A Prayer to Overcome Anxiety

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Years ago, I wrote this simple prayer to overcome anxiety. The feeling of anxiety can be vicious in its attack. While at times, it gradually builds from circumstances, other times, it appears suddenly, out of nowhere.

Though I personally have only experienced bouts of anxiety and not more serious seasons of continual anxiousness, I believe prayer has been the critical element in overcoming any battles I have faced with anxiety. My hope for you is that this prayer will propel your heart towards peace.

A Prayer to Overcome Anxiety

Dear Father,
In this space of total anxiety,
I’m praying to you, the God of all.
Jesus, I need you so much.
The weight of this world consumes my heart
And my spirit is confused.
I know you are not the god of confusion;
You are the God of order, love and peace.
I pray you would restore order right now in me.
May my mind perceive
that you make me sound.
May my soul receive
that you give me strength.
May my heart believe
that you show me love.
Thank you for the relief of an unburdened heart.

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. I Corinthians 14:33

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7


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  1. That is a beautiful prayer, however, for some of us, not only prayer is important, but also therapy. I was told to “pray more” when dealing with anxiety that was impacting my life in a negative way and did so even tho I suspected what I needed was therapy. I was right and postponed getting the help I needed. I learned so much about myself and how my thinking was creating opportunities for anxiety to happen and how to deal with it when it came. It was one of the most valuable things I ever did. Please make sure the therapist supports your Christian beliefs and that he/she is competent and a good fit for you.

    1. Absolutely agree. Amen and yes, please seek help whenever needed. Thank you, Kathy, for mentioning this point.

  2. Needed this prayer this morning woke up to huge anxiety and circumstances I can’t control. Life is difficult I don’t know how I would do it without the Lord and people like yourself’s encouragement. Thank you.

    1. You are so welcome, Debbie. God is with you. If you need more resources, please email me.

  3. AnnaMarie says:

    I needed to read this..Thank God I found your website Rachel. I am a backslid Christian trying to get back on the right path with the Lord. I suffer from anxiety & I will say this prayer when it attacks.

  4. Thank you so much for this prayer. I have been dealing with anxiety for several months and I really needed this prayer. I know God can help me I just need to keep repeating this prayer over and over.

  5. Thanks for this prayer a time when I need it most. God could really see us through these times if we just allow Him to be our guide

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