Stress is known as being a silent killer, attacking your emotional and mental health. Here are 13 powerful prayers for stress and strength.
Prayer for Peace
God, my Refuge, my life is a sea of stress. I feel I am in a small boat on a stormy ocean, and the waves are engulfing me. Grant me strength and faith to stand on Your promises. Quiet the storm and guide me to a peaceful haven. I need deliverance from my stress and rest. Please bless me with peace in my spirit and the strength I need. Amen.
Prayer for Calm
God of Glory, You speak, and the wind and waves obey You. How easy it would be for You to quiet my spirit amid my overwhelming stress. You are sovereign over everything that passes through my life, so there must be a purpose for this stressful time. I don’t want to miss the lesson You have for me, please give me a discerning spirit to see Your hand in all of this mess. Please speak calmly to my frayed nerves. Amen.
Prayer for Happiness
Loving God, I come to You for Your help because my stress has exceeded my limits, and I feel that I will crumble. Your Word says that anxiety in the heart of a person causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. Lord, I am depressed, so I ask for a specific verse from Your Word to encourage me. Please lead me to someone to speak things over me and make my heart glad again. Amen.
Prayer for Overcoming
Oh, Jesus, my Overcomer, I am thankful Your Word promises You have overcome the world and are my victorious Lord! My life is weighed down by an enormous amount of stress, and I need a victory. I am struggling with stress and feel like it will overtake and defeat me. For this reason, I am coming to You, my Overcomer, and I am asking You to grant me everything I need to overcome this difficult time. Amen.
Prayer for Refuge
Lord, my Refuge, Your Word tells me that You are my Refuge and Strength. You are ready to help me with any trouble I face, like the stress I am currently fighting. A portion of my anxiety is caused by waiting for Your answers to my prayers. You have said be still and know that I am God, and this is what I am trying to do, but I am weak. Help me, Lord, to cling to You, my Refuge, and Strength. Amen.
Prayer for Endurance
Creator and Sustainer, I cast my burden on You. I trust Your promise to sustain me and never to permit me to give ground to the enemy. I cling to these promises and beg You to make them a reality in my life. I can feel my knees buckling beneath me as I deal with the weight of my stress. I trust in You to be merciful and to sustain me. Amen.
Prayer for Support
Almighty God, Your Word tells me I am to commit my ways to You and trust You to bring about things for Your glory. I know worrying causes harm, but I struggle with it daily. It is hard for me just to trust You and leave my concerns at the cross. Thankfully, You know that I am just flesh, and You forgive my foolishness. I am coming to the only One who can help. Please hold me up with Your mighty hands. Amen.
Prayer for Comfort
Faithful of all comfort, I am so thankful You do not forsake Your children. As I work through my stress right now, I remember You said in Your Word that You would hold me up when my foot slips. Then You promised that in the multitude of my anxieties, Your comfort would delight my soul. I have only just realized how significant my worries are and how much I need Your comfort. Please delight my soul. Amen.
Prayer for Trust
O Exalted One, my troubles cause my heart to anxious within me. Please lead me to the Rock that is higher than my troubled life. You are the All-knowing God; therefore, You know what I am going through and what will happen in my future. For this reason, I run to You and take shelter beneath Your wings. Guide me to a place of surrender to Your will and a greater understanding of who Your faithfulness. Amen.
Prayer for a Firm Foundation
Oh God, my Strength, You alone are my Rock, and in You, I can remain steadfast no matter what I am going through in my life. A rock provides a firm foundation, and You Lord are my Rock. My existence is dependent upon Your love and protection. I give all the things causing my stress into Your loving hands and ask for help to trust the sureness of Your foundation. Amen.
Prayer for a Hiding Place
O Jehovah, my God, the stress I am under has not escaped Your sight. It is not a surprise to You. Your Word says that You hide us in Your secret place and set us high upon a rock. Hide me, Lord, even if it’s just for tonight. Life is beating me up right now, and I need You to hide me in the arms of Your love and comfort. My strength is failing, but You, my God, will not fail me. Amen.
Prayer for a Blessing
Faithful God, You have given us many promises in Your Word. I am praying for one tonight as I ask for You to provide me with strength and bless me with Your peace. You sit enthroned and are the King Eternal, and I am crying out to You for shelter. I pray that You would remove my stress and teach me to walk in Your ways. Amen.
Prayer for Restoration
Precious God, I humble myself before You, crumbling under my stress. I don’t know why I must walk my current path, but I trust You. My stress and anxiety are choking Your Word out of me, and I am full of heaviness. I know Your strength and love can restore me to a place of peace. Give me the wisdom to deal with my stress and show me the changes I need to make in my life. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.