Prayer For Worry
Beneath your wings
Filled with light
I have no fear.
Wading through truth
Clean and bright
I have no fear.
Dwelling in love
Safe at night
I have no fear.
Soaking in your hope
I have no fear.
Encircle me - heart, mind, body and spirit with your love and peace.
Let is surround anxious thoughts and bring rest to my soul.
Thank you Father.
LORD, you have searched me, and you know me.
Each anxious thought, every wave of panic, all the overwhelming feelings and frightening symptoms.
You encircle me behind and in front, and you place your hand upon me.
From my first cries to today's challenges, you have been with me, your love extends behind me, before me and even beyond me.
Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?
I chose now to dwell in the sanctuary of your grace, to rest in the shadow of almighty love and to allow hope to arise with new freedom.
Your right hand will hold me.
There is no darkness in you, only light. Despair is slain by hope, sorrow held by love, suffering softened by joy.
I will give thanks to you, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made.
You created me, unique and made in your image. I lift my eyes to see your glory, I open my soul to your calling, and my heart to awaken with a love that slays my fear.
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.
Your life in me brings stillness to my turmoil.
Your life in me brings clarity to my confusion.
Your life in me brings wisdom to my worry.
Your life in me brings contentment to my striving.
You life in me brings gentleness to my anger.
Your life in me brings patience to my panic.
Your life in me brings hope to my suffering.
Your life in me brings faith to my frustration.
Your life in me brings such heavenly treasure into my heart
And enables me to navigate a peaceful path.
In you I find strength for my journey.
O Lord, I am wound up inside.
I feel I can not continue to meet the demands placed upon me.
I am close to burn out and I fear I may buckle under the weight of these worries.
I am tired of carrying this stress around, I so need to find some peace.
So I come to you.
To rest in your Father heart,
Shelter in your Almighty hand,
And cling to your promise of peace.
I trust that you can lead me to a new place,
Take the fabric of my life and weave in new colours.
I look to you.
I dwell on your words.
I open my heart.
Please restore me.
"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
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