8 Prayers for Anxiety and Stress Relief

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Anxiety and stress can really get the best of us sometimes.  The more we dwell on the bad things, the worse we feel energy wise and health wise. Here are 8 prayers that you can pray in different situations of life’s troubles and problems.


Dear Omnipotent Father, the Almighty, all powerful God, give me strength today through all of my health issues.  I pray that You will eradicate the diseases plaguing me this day.  I feel weak and useless.  You have the power to do as You please gracious Father, and I pray that Your will be done.  If You will that my back pain goes away or stays, I will obey You, Lord.  If You will that my migraines get stronger or go away, I will love and honor You this day.  Amen.


Gracious, Heavenly Father, You already know the worries on my heart.  I pray that You will give me the peace that passes all understanding in the trials that are ahead.  I am scared about what the future holds in my career, family and finances.  I give these worries to You Father and ask that You will carry me through this difficult time.  Your agape love surpasses all love that I could possibly give.  I thank You and praise You for Your patience with me.  I love you Father!  Amen.

Closing Doors

Father in heaven, I fear for the doors that may be closing in my life.  I have a good job, but the company is cutting back.  I pray that if I am fired that You will open a new door for me.  I pray that You will provide me the exact outlet You want me to be in to do Your will.  I pray that You will provide me a job that will still pay for my mortgage and feed my spouse and children.  You are gracious Father, and I have experienced many blessings from You in my life.  I am thankful for all that You have done for me.  Amen.

Test Results

I will obey You Father no matter what.

I will obey You Father no matter what.

Holy God in heaven, I come to you now with a heavy heart. You already know that I have been screened for skin cancer and You already know the results.  I pray Father that the results will give me a clean bill of health.  But if they don’t, I pray Lord that you would free me of this disease and heal me completely. I will obey You Father no matter what. You are omniscient and know what is best for me; that is why I love You so much.  I praise Your Name, O Holy God!  Amen.


Lord, I am scared about the bills this week Father.  I was not expecting the car to break down requiring $800 in repairs.  Lord I don’t know how I am going to make it this month.  I pray that You would provide me necessary means to make up the extra money in side work.  If not side work, I pray that You will provide the money somehow.  I trust in You completely Father and I will declare your grace and mercy because You are good, Lord.  You are faithful.  You are abounding in love!  I love you, Father!  Amen.

Salvation for Loved ones

Father, You know the agony I am in over my brother.  He refuses to believe in You and I am scared that he may never.  Lord, please give me an opportunity to talk with him when he will actually listen.  I don’t want to be in heaven without him Father.  I love him so much!  Please hear my distress and anguish!  My heart is breaking for him every single day that goes by.  I pray that he will receive salvation, Lord, no matter from who tells him the gospel.  In Jesus is life and I want so badly for my brother to experience the life-changing power of the cross.  I love You, Abba, Father!  Amen.

The Thorns in my Flesh

Oh patient Father, I am so thankful that You love me.  Lord, I pray that you will help me to be patient with my co-workers that defile Your Name every single day.  Lord, I pray that You will soften their hearts to receive the message of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  I cannot stand hearing them speak Your name in vain, Father.  I pray that You will fill me with overwhelming joy that I can sustain the depravity that is before me.  You are amazing, Father, for being patient for as long as You have with all of mankind.  I pray that I will be patient with the mankind that I come in contact with on my short time here on earth.  You are worthy of all praise!  Amen.

Future Spouse

Lord, you know my situation.  I want so badly for You to bring a suitable mate into my life.  Lord, I love You with all of my heart and I want a partner that feels the same way.  I do not want to be unequally yoked and I pray that You will give me discernment to know when to run away and when to stay.  I will continue faithfully in obeying You, Father, no matter the outcome.  You know what is best for me and I will gladly follow where You lead me with my anxiety over this issue.  I love You, Father!  Amen.


One fact of life for God’s children is that we all face trials, troubles and tragedies at some point. I hope you are encouraged by the fact that God loves you so much and He is always there to listen when you pray through all of life’s tribulations.  God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

Have you read what the Bible says about anxiety? Take a look:

Bible verses about anxiety

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacey February 28, 2013 at 6:05 am

God is able!


Derek Hill February 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Amen! Yes He is! God bless you!


Jack Wellman February 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

Derek, once again this timing is amazing, just as our God is. I am presently experiencing some anxiety about my job and it is so encouraging to read about the reassurance that God will not forsake His own. It is so evident that the Holy Spirit is behind your work as you have hit upon the many things that even I go thru and is food for my soul my friend. I truly thank God for you Derek.


Derek Hill February 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Thank you Jack. The Holy Spirit is there when we pray and I have complete confidence that HE was there while I wrote these prayers. I will pray for you, brother. If there is anything specific, let me know and I will pray for that. I thank God for you, as well, brother. I pray that His peace that passes all understanding will guide you through this trial in your life.


Barb Hillier March 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

Been a Christian all my life. Never been thru anything like these past two years. Too painful to articulate. Not sure what I believe anymore. Can’t believe that a God who loves me would allow me to suffer so much for so long, while others around me who have little time for God are doing ok. If this is a lesson borne of love, I can’t imagine what the wrath of God will be like on judgement day.


Derek Hill July 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Barb, I apologize. I seemed to have missed seeing your comment. God allows us to suffer because in our suffering and trials we always learn valuable lessons and these times are when we need to cling to God more than ever! I am sorry for whatever it is that has happened to you. I am going to pray that God will sustain you through this trial and that your wisdom may grow and be strengthened through this. Prayers are on the way! God bless!


kris July 1, 2013 at 3:37 am


I know your suffering seems so deep and unreal to you …at times I have known this very thing as well.

If I may encourage you ….it seems that in the past …always….just when I have thought I could not take anymore …there was a wonderful ‘opening up’ just beyond that point.

I am not sure how this is for others but it seems like when I used to do sit ups [ notice I say “used to’ !] …I would push to do one or two more beyond what I thought I could …

Then the rest after was wonderfully peaceful

That is in the physical …but in the spiritual as I would keep on reading …keep on going after Him …He is the good shepherd who knows my breaking point…and knows what I need to be made ready for the ‘next’ step .

Keeping this in mind …our ‘personal trainer’ is not the situation but He is still undergirding even in our worst moments.

I will thank Him for supplying you with the hope which you are feeling so weak in as you go through this …because you are being ‘equipped’ for some ‘front line’ assignments that others may not be so enabled to handle with faith.

Jam 1:3 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Jam 1:4 But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Jam 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Jam 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Even as I lift you up I am also in need of strength and endurance…must be how the body works together …We are of the same body ….one suffers we all feel it .

1Cr 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.


Derek Hill July 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Thank you for this wonderful message, Kris. It was a breath of fresh air for me. You have a big heart and I thank you for caring about others in their afflictions and lifting them up with such encouraging words. God bless you!


Kris July 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm

“Backacha” Derek…Your articles are a great encouragement to me too! Thank you for your acknowledgment….so helpful to all ! Family must stick together!


David July 21, 2013 at 2:02 am

Please pray for me and my family. I am going through some very difficult circumstances and I am deeply fearful and depressed. I don’t know what to do really. I feel lost and confused. Thank you!


Derek Hill July 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Absolutely David! I will pray for you as soon as I send this comment! Let me encourage you in saying that God absolutely loves you and wants you to learn from this trial. Every trial we face has really good, concrete lessons that we can learn to draw us closer to Him, so lean on God like never before and trust that He is there with you in this storm. Blessings on you!


Christina August 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I am going through some rough times in my life, but it seems like I always am. I am working on having a more intimate relationship with the Lord. I just need encouragement sometimes. It is wonderful to have a site like this for just those times when you need a little help. Thank you all for you love and support of one another.


Derek Hill August 6, 2013 at 6:11 am

Amen Christina! We are all in the same boat. We all need encouragement sometimes and we all have had our own trials and struggles. You are not alone. Thank you for your encouraging comment! God bless you!


Sherry May 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

Good morning. Not a lot of time, going to work. Work is stressful because I have not worked much last and this year. I have recently got my final divorce of 36 years! I am depressed, angry,weak vindictive . OMG, I am so isolated from family and friends, sometimes I would like to end it. God is so good or I would not be here. I need to talk to someone that doesn’t cost. Please pray I make it, gain strength, Give all the praise to God. I don’t feel worth trash.


Sherry May 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

Good morning. Not a lot of time, going to work. Work is stressful because I have not worked much last and this year. I have recently got my final divorce of 36 years! I am depressed, angry,weak vindictive . OMG, I am so isolated from family and friends, sometimes I would like to end it. God is so good or I would not be here. I need to talk to someone that doesn’t cost. Please pray I make it, gain strength, Give all the praise to God. I don’t feel worth trash.


Jack Wellman May 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

Thank you Sherry. Why not talk to your pastor about this? He is there for the flock of God that Jesus has placed him there for. Have you ever spoken to him about this or asked for the prayers of the saints as an “unspoken need?” Anyone that ends their life had be more than 100% sure they have repented (forsake their sins and turned away from them) and trusted in Christ, otherwise there is a fearful judgment coming. Why have you not spoken to your own pastor as that doesn’t cost either. I will pray for you even so.


Angela Chapman June 2, 2016 at 7:30 am

Just came across your website. Thank you for supplying God’s words when we need them most. May God continue to Bless everything you do in His name.


Barb February 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

Please pray for me as I am experiencing a terrible time with anxiety. Please pray for God to intervene and stop this anxiety. I am currently on medication but need more help than that. I am a strong believer but it’s coming up on 1 year of this and its taking a toll.


Joy February 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Please pray for my family we are trying to stay together and do God’s will! God BLESS everybody, Amen


Jack Wellman February 28, 2017 at 8:17 pm

PRaying for you all Joy.


Rachel August 11, 2017 at 12:42 am

Please keep me as a single mother in your prayers. Amen


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