Prayer For The Worried Heart
Lord, there is certainly enough in our fallen world to worry about.
But you have commanded me to stop. Oh dear!
I don't know how. Lord, help me.
See me here, worrying my life away. How can this be your will?
Forgive me for not trusting you with my legitimate cares.
My spirit will start to listen to your helping words of peace.
Bless me here, Lord; bless menow.
Thank you, Amen.
Dear God, I feel so anxious about what's going on in my life -- and what I'm afraid might happen to me in the future -- that I spend a lot of time and energy worrying. My body is suffering with [mention symptoms like insomnia, headaches, an upset stomach, shortness of breath, a racing heartbeat, etc.). My mind is suffering with [mention symptoms like nervousness, distraction, irritability, and forgetfulness). My spirit is suffering with [mention symptoms like discouragement, fear, doubt, and hopelessness). I don't want to live this way anymore. Please send the miracle I need to find peace in the body, mind, and spirit that you have given me!
My all-knowing Father in heaven, please give me the wisdom to see my concerns from the right perspective so they won't overwhelm me. Remind me often of the truth that you are much greater than any situation that concerns me -- so I can entrust any circumstance in my life to you, instead of worrying about it. Please give me the faith I need to believe that and trust you with whatever worries me.
From this day forward, please help me develop the habit of turning my worries into prayers. Whenever an anxious thought enters my mind, ask my guardian angel to alert me to the need to pray about that thought rather than worrying about it. The more I practice praying instead of worrying, the more I can experience the peace you want to give me. I choose to stop assuming the worst about my future and start expecting the best, because you're at work in my life with your great love and power.
I believe that you will help me manage any situation that worries me. Help me distinguish between what I can control and what I can't -- and help me take helpful actions on what I can, and trust you to handle what I can't. As Saint Francis of Assisi famously prayed, "make me an instrument of your peace" in my relationships with other people in every situation I encounter.
Help me adjust my expectations so that I'm not putting pressure on myself unnecessarily, worrying about things that you don't want me to be concerned about -- like trying to perfect, presenting an image to others that doesn't reflect who I really am, or trying to get other people to be the way I'd like them to be or do what I'd like them to do. As I let go of unrealistic expectations and accept the way my life really is, you will give me the freedom I need to relax and trust you in deeper ways.
God, please help me find a solution to each real problem that I face, and stop worrying about the "What if?" problems that may never happen in my future. Please give me a vision of the peaceful future of hope and joy that you have planned for me. I look forward to that future, because it comes from you, my loving Father. Thank you! Amen.
Sometimes I feel I can not face tomorrow, it is hard to keep going with such anxious thoughts running through my mind.
I ask for your peace to flood my being, that each moment I would surrender these worries, fears and anxieties to you.
I ask for your presence to walk with me through each part of my day, that I would not feel alone but know that I am loved.
And I ask for your strength to wake me each morning and keep me going. May I trust in you to see me through, lead me to calmer seas, balance and rest in heart, mind, body and soul.
You are all I need.
Lord, You know my heart and my innermost thoughts. You see the struggle within me, the battle between mind and heart. I beg of you, O Lord, release me from this anxiety. Let me bask in Your Holiness and remain calm, knowing that You are Lord and Savior. You died for my sins and You will not leave me alone in this dark place. I thank You for Your everlasting love, Amen.
Our Heavenly Father, today is a difficult one and I come to you as a broken and humbled servant. I'm unable to bear the burden of my worry and fear alone, and I turn to You to help me. Your sacrifice has set me free and I yearn to follow Your path, Lord. Help me live in Your grace. You have forgiven me and You have erased my cares. Everything I have is because of You and I ask that You help me trust in You, Lord. Amen.
Dear God, I come before You to lay my panic and anxiety at Your feet. When I'm crushed by my fears and worries, remind me of Your power and Your grace. Fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone. I know I can't beat this on my own, but I also know that I have You, Lord, and You have already paid the ultimate price to carry my burdens. For this I thank you, Amen.
Lord I want to feel joy. I want to feel hope. I don't want to live my days without you, stumbling around all purposeless and broken. I don't want to focus on all that I don't have, rather than what I do. I don't want to put all my passion into people and things that are temporary when you are standing right in front of me, promising me a beautiful life after this one.
I'm so tired of being tired, so sick of wandering around trying to make meaning out of things that I know won't last. Help me to see that true joy is with youI don't have to search anymore.
Dear Father, I admit that I often forget that you are with me. I often forget what you're like. Would you please forgive me for that? I need to get to know you better. I need to get to know your Word and your promises better. Help me to put you first in every area of my life. Help me to live one day at a time. Help me to not worry about tomorrow but instead focus on what you're doing in my life right now. I want to trust in your promise to take care of every one of my needs financial, relational, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional. Help me to trust you more and worry less. I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen