Do you struggle with anxiety? Download this printable prayer for anxiety and use it to pray when the words just won’t come.
Do you struggle with anxiety?
God created a special place in my heart for people experiencing anxiety or depression…especially moms. I’ve been down that road, and I want you to know that you are loved and cherished by God. Let go of the guilt and rest in His word today. You’re not inferior. Don’t believe the lies Satan throws at you. God’s grace is for you!
It’s hard to pray when anxiety reaches a peak in your life. The words just won’t come.
It’s important to stay in the habit of prayer during difficult times. Listening to worship music can help you get centered, but making prayer a priority – even if it’s just a few minutes – will help your prayer life grow and blossom.
Prayer for Anxiety When You Have No Words
When anxiety is overwhelming, and you can’t find the words to pray, go into a quiet room and begin to say this prayer out loud:
(scroll down for the printable version of this prayer for anxiety)
Thank you for this day. Thank you for loving me, for offering grace to me, for faithfully working in my heart even during my struggles.
Help me keep my eyes fixed on you and not the circumstances around me. Help me see my worth as you do – as a beloved daughter of the King. Speak peace into my heart and my mind. Calm my spirit. Give me an understanding of your purpose for me today.
Place the right people in my path today; people who will speak life and encouragement. Open my eyes to someone I can be a blessing to today. Let your strength shine through my weakness. Help me to be your hands and feet.
I pray Philippians 4:7 over this day, that your peace will transcend my understanding and will guard my heart and mind. Guard my thoughts and my heart, Lord; I offer them to You.
I also pray Philippians 4:8. Help me stay focused on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy. Help me think on these things, and take captive any thoughts that are contrary to your purposes for me.
Help me to remember Philippians 4:19 and be confident that you will supply my needs – all of my needs – physical, spiritual, and emotional.
Thank you for your grace at work in my life, and help me to rejoice in you today. You are holy, righteous, merciful, and powerful in my life. Thank you for your peace. Thank you for the mercy you make new every morning. Thank you for empowering me for this day.
In Jesus name, amen.
Do you feel the Lord tugging at your heart to pray longer? Then keep going! Don’t stop.
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What Bible verses help with anxiety?
When you feel your prayer time is done, meditate on these verses:
Psalm 34:4 – I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 86:15 – But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Philippians 4:11 – I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Precious mama, you are not “less than” or damaged goods.
What does God say about worry and fear?
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7)
None of us are perfect. We all have struggles. Satan will try to whisper lies in your ear; fight them with prayer and the word. Use this prayer for anxiety and meditate on these verses until you can find the words for a prayer of your own.
God has a plan for you! You are fearfully and wonderfully made by a God who loves you more than you could ever imagine!
(Note: If you feel your anxiety is severe and could be more than a spiritual struggle, you’ll find my post on depression and chronic anxiety helpful. There may be other causes to consider, such as hormonal imbalances or vitamin deficiencies. Read more about finding help for depression or chronic anxiety here.)