Prayer for fear and worry

I’m sure most of us have been bothered at one point by fear and worry. Fear is a terrible thing that could rob you of peace if you let it. Many times I’ve found myself battling against fear and worry, anxious about the future and if my life will be okay. However, anxiety isn’t a sin we must endure. In fact, it’s something that should be prayed away. Though God allows fear to go with us here on earth, He wants to replace our anxieties with His peace.

I will be honest with you, I am scared and worried. But what do I do when I feel fear? I pray. Fear and worry can consume your mind like a wildfire. When fear and worry overtake your thoughts they will burn you up until you are left in the ashes of despair.  I have learned that filling my mind with positive words help quell my worries and fears.  I choose to focus on the good things that God has told us in His Word.  One that specifically help with fear and worry are  “God will perfect that which concerns me.”

Dear Father, I ask for your protection over all my affairs. I place into your hands all that most burdens my heart and mind. Help me to maintain a holy, joyful, and serene spirit in spite of all hardships and difficulties, so that my consolation may be in you and not in the cares of a troubled world. Grant me trust, courage, and charity to keep me from being paralyzed by the problems of life or from being tossed about by its joys and pleasures.

Sometimes fear and worry seem to take over, no matter how hard we try to push them away. Jesus has overcome all of our fears, but sometimes we need his help to settle the storm. I’ve gathered a few prayers you can use when you’re experiencing anxiety.

This prayer against fear and worry is inspired by 2 Timothy 1:7, which says God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind. I know, from my own experience, that this “spirit” can take away all the positive benefits from the previous verse. Fear and worry often overwhelm the mind with all kinds of negative thoughts. We can feel trapped in our circumstances and unable to escape.

Prayer for fear and worry

We all face times of worry, stress, and fear from the world, the flesh, and the devil. The Lord showed me that there is an authority in the name of Jesus for all our fears, worries, and concerns. He said that I should say to my fear, “You have no authority over me or any power to put a yoke or burden on me.” The Lord also showed me how to say this prayer at a moment’s notice and it was very effective when I did that.

Dear God,

I come to you today with a heavy heart. I have been struggling with fear and worry for so long and I don’t know how to stop. I have tried everything—meditation, yoga, walks in nature—and none of it has helped.

Please give me the strength to move past this blockage and find peace in my life. Help me understand that nothing is as bad as it seems. Show me how to trust that all things are happening for a reason. Give me the courage to face my fears head on and allow them to pass through me like water through a filter.

I love you, God! Thank you for always being there when I need you most!

Dear God,

I have been feeling afraid and worried lately. I know that you are there for me, and that you love me. I just need to be reminded that, even though life is hard sometimes, it will always work out the way it’s supposed to, and that everything is going to be okay.

Thank you for helping me through this time of fear and worry. Amen

Dear Lord,

I come to you today with a heavy heart. I am afraid for my future, and the fate of my loved ones. I am worried about what tomorrow holds for me, and what it will bring for those who are close to me.

I’m scared that things won’t work out in the end, and that I will have wasted my time worrying about things that never came to pass. But then again, maybe they will—and if that’s the case, then how can I prepare myself to face them?

Lord God, help me find peace in this uncertain world. Help me see past the fear of what may come, so that I can focus on what is important now: your love and care for me today.

Dear God,

I ask you to help me with my fears and worries. I want to be able to trust you with everything, but I don’t know how. Please help me find peace and comfort.

I ask that you lift the burden of fear and worry from my heart and mind.

I know that it is not your will for me to be afraid, but rather to be brave.

Help me to see that I should do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Thank you for being with me always and protecting me from harm.

Dear God,

I am in fear. I am afraid of what is happening in the world around me and how it will affect my loved ones. I am afraid of the future, and how it will unfold. I am afraid of what others think of me and what they may do to me. I am afraid that nobody cares about me or the things that are important to me.

Please help me get through this difficult time so that I can help others who may be experiencing fear as well. Help me to overcome any obstacles that may be keeping me from doing good in your name, especially if those obstacles are self-imposed.

Amen

Dear God,

I come here today to ask for your help. I’m afraid of many things, but most of all I’m afraid of being alone. I am so worried that I will be without someone to love and care for me, because no one has ever loved me before. I don’t know how to make friends or find a partner; I’m so scared that nobody will ever want me.

Please give me strength to trust in you, to have faith that you have a plan for me and that it’s good. Please help me overcome the fear and worry that keep me from loving others and being loved by them as well. Let all my fears be replaced by peace and joy, so that no matter where life takes me next, it will always feel like home. Amen

Dear God, we come to you today in the spirit of peace and comfort. We recognize that sometimes we need to be reminded that you’re always with us, even when it feels like we’re alone. We ask that you give us strength and courage as we face our fears and worries, so that we may be able to rise above them.

We thank you for your guidance and protection, and for the peace you give us when we turn to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen

Dear God,

I’m afraid. I’m worried about my future, about money, and about the state of the world. I have so many questions and I’m not sure if you have the answers.

I’m scared of what will happen to me if I take this job or don’t take that one; what will happen to my family if we get evicted from our house or if we lose our job; what will happen to me if my child gets sick and we can’t afford treatment; what will happen to my country if its leaders continue down this path of hate and division.

But then again… maybe it’s not all up to me. Maybe there are things you’ve already set in motion that will outlast me even though they may seem bad right now. Maybe there are people you’ve placed in my life who will see me through whatever happens next—people who love me and care for me like family, even when they don’t know it yet themselves. Maybe there are things happening behind the scenes right now that only make sense later on down the line when everything has played out like you planned it all along—a plan so grand that I could never hope to understand it all at once but only piece by piece as time goes on…

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