When the enemy tries to steal, kill and destroy our peace, we turn to our Heavenly Father to push out all evil and uncertainty. Here are 25 powerful prayers for serenity.
A Simple Serenity Prayer
Faithful God, You are the fount and source of everything good, beautiful, and true. Today I come to You as a blank canvass. I am but an empty vessel. I ask that You would endow me with Your everlasting peace. Quiet the raging storms of my troubled soul. Send Your comforting spirit to uphold and uplift me, so that I might be a beacon to others who walk in darkness. May Your serenity which transcends all things be evident in my life. Amen.
A Prayer for Lasting Serenity
Most Holy Lord God, at times I come asking You for peace, and I receive it for a season. However, my flesh is weak, and I so often lose the serenity that You have graciously given me. Worries consume me and I drift into anxiety. Lord, I pray that You would grant me the serenity that can endure my doubts. Keep my soul safe from the harassment of the Devil, and give me a serenity that does not depart from my heart. Lord, mercifully hear me in my affliction. Amen.
A Battle for Serenity Prayer
Gracious Father, there is a battle raging in the depths of my being. The evil foe conjures up doubts and despair. So often, I am weak in my faith and succumb to the Devil’s lies. In this battle, I pray that You would make peace and serenity victorious within me. I ask that You would vanquish all doubt and darkness from my inmost being. Let the burning flame of Your word enlighten my heart and mind. Fill me with peace and joy. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for God’s Serene Kingdom
Lord Jesus, You have taught us to pray for Heaven to break into our time here on Earth. You teach us that Your kingdom is not one of death and destruction but of everlasting peace and serenity. Therefore, use us, O Lord, to bring about the manifestation of Your kingdom of serenity here on Earth. Let Your kingdom that already reigns in our hearts find full expression in the world through our acts of love and mercy. Through the serenity in our hearts, help us to bring it out into the world. Amen.
A Prayer to Let God In
Father God, I am so often the cause of my own destruction. It can be so difficult to relinquish control of my life over to You. My desire to make it on my own steals my serenity so that I cannot rest from my labors. Lord, help me to hand over my life to You. Teach me to let go of my pride which so often keeps me from letting You in. Let Your peace wash over me, that I might taste and see that You are good. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Quiet Serenity Prayer
Lord Jesus, lift our hearts and eyes to be ever focused on You. Let us take refuge under Your cross, that we might attain the quiet serenity of Your presence. Purify our souls by Your Holy Spirit and deliver us from all strife and covetousness. Strengthen our resolve so that bitterness and jealousy do not take root, but let us be filled with Your eternal life. In Your love, hear our prayer. Amen.
A Prayer for God’s Calming Presence
Everlasting God, as fallen creatures we are so vulnerable to the lies of Devil and the ravages of unbelief. Fear and anxiety can so easily gain a foothold in our hearts, and we are scared to approach You. Father, come upon us through Your word and spirit and fill us with the calming serenity of Your presence. Be as a lantern in our dark hearts and illuminate the deepest valleys of doubt and unrest. Give us faithful confidence to walk in virtue and nobility through the victory of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
Prayer to Comfort the Helpless
Lord God, how great are You that even though we find it difficult to express how we are feeling, You still know the desires of our hearts. For I am broken, Lord. I feel so helpless and therefore without hope. All peace has been robbed from me. I am as a wounded animal, left to be devoured. Yet, You are not a God of the dead, but the living. You can take life away and take it back up again. Assure us of Your serenity. Help us to believe in the truth of Your promises, that we may live out the hope of eternal life through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Serenity of God as Father Prayer
Lord Almighty, there can be no greater love or serenity than a child under the watchful eye of his/her Father. A child need not wonder whether he/she will be cared for, as he/she trusts in the love and protection of his Father. Lord, You teach us to become like children to enter Your kingdom. I pray that You give me this childlike faith and serenity. Help me to depend on You as a child depends on his/her Father’s care, not out of fear or anxiety, but out of love and trust. You will not fail us, Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for Serenity in Crisis
Lord Jesus, when You died on the cross and were buried, Your disciples fled in fear and hid in the upper room. They hid in fear and despair. Yet, You did not scold them when You appeared to them. Indeed, You cried out “peace to You!” Lord, at this time, I am hiding from the world. I am scared and tired. Come, and grant me peace as You granted peace to Your first disciples. Crush my despair and fill me with the serenity of Your resurrection. Amen.
A Prayer for Empathetic Serenity
Gracious Lord, out of love for mankind You set aside Your divine glory to come and dwell amongst us. You did not seek the rich or the well, but You came to rescue sinners from fear and death. Because You took on flesh, You knew what it was to be human. You bore our sicknesses and anxieties. In the garden You struggled with the fate You were about to suffer. Lord, as You can empathize with us in our fallen state, we beg You to send Your Spirit to dwell here with us. Turn our eyes from this fallen world and back to Your cross, where You suffered for our sake. Let us rest in the serenity of the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life. Amen.
Prayer for Financial Serenity
Dear God, You warn that You will not share Your worship with money. Yet, in society, it is so easy to become dependent upon finances. This money God is no God at all. Try as I may, it cannot give me peace. I will only want more, and it cannot give rest to my soul. Lord, I know that money is but a tool. It is a servant in Your courts, and not an end in and of itself. Therefore, break me of my worship of money. Give me a serenity that comes from trusting in Your word, and silence the false promises of the evil one who tempts with money. In Your mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.
A Prayer for Mental Serenity
Most Merciful God, my mind is like a relentless tempest. Thoughts and doubts rage up all the hours of the day, and I cannot calm the raging seas. But You, O Lord, have the power to calm anything by Your word. Lord Jesus, speak Your peace into my mind. Give me serenity and clarity of thought so that I make sound, informed decisions. Take away all impulsiveness and allow Your Spirit to work through me. For into Your hands, I commend my mental health and faculties. In Your Son’s name. Amen.
Forgiveness of Sins Serenity Prayer
Lord, nothing conjures up fear like a troubled conscience. I daily find myself condemned by Your holy law. I have sinned against You in my thoughts and my doings. I have not done what I should do, and this has my soul troubled and afraid. Yet, You are not a God of fear, but love and life. Through the suffering and death of Your Son, Jesus, You have forgiven our debts. By his resurrection, You have canceled the penalty of death for our sin, so that we too might be raised to new life. Lord, give us hope and serenity in light of Your perfect work. Amen.
The Serenity of Faith Prayer
Heavenly Father, it is not those who have perfect faith who are afraid, but those who doubt. Unbelief leads to worry and suffering, but through faith, You bring peace, joy, hope, and serenity. Though I know that I cannot believe in You of my power. Faith is a pure gift. Therefore, grant us the gift of faith through Your Holy Spirit. Take this heart of stone and give me a heart of flesh, transformed by Your love poured out for us on the cross. Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. Amen.
A Prayer for Increased Serenity
Lord God, I have called upon Your name and You have delivered me. In my great affliction, You have provided Your living water. You have fed me with heavenly food, and I have tasted Your goodness. My soul has seen but a glimpse of Your serenity. O God, continue to allow me to drink of Your heavenly font. Quench my thirst for Your presence, Lord, and give me Your eternal peace which surpasses all comprehension. Hear my petition, Lord. Amen.
A Compassionate Prayer of Serenity
God of compassion, You are so near to us that You mourn with us in our times of sorrow and rejoice with us in our victories. When I am struggling in my life, Lord, You compassionately reach out to me. You speak to me through Your word and Your spirit calms my weary soul. Lord, in Your abundant compassion, I pray that You wash Your spirit of peace over me. Give me the serenity only You can provide and keep make Your face shine upon me. For all honor and glory are Yours, faithful Lord. Amen.
A Prayer of Serenity for Uncertain Times
God above, You are the alpha and the omega. You are the beginning and the end, and nothing happens outside of Your control. Though to me things appear to be crashing down, to You they are in control. Lord, we know that You bring order out of chaos. Your hands fashioned our body, soul, and all things. Though things are so uncertain to us, they are clear as day to You. Therefore, give us a serenity that derives from Your sovereignty. Send Your Spirit to help us trust in You in times of trouble. Amen.
Serenity in Sickness Prayer
Lord Jesus, You have given us our body and all of our parts. You created us with care and dignity to be honored according to Your holy word. Yet, because of our sin, we have inherited the curse of sin and death. Our bodies were not made to die, but alas, sickness has corrupted our flesh. Yet You took it upon Yourself to rid man of the scourge of sin. You absorbed sickness into Your own body, and it died along with You. Therefore, we know that sickness may corrupt our body and may even take our life. But by Your resurrection, You have destroyed the power of death. It has lost its sting and its victory over us. Give us this day serenity even amid sickness, confident that our bodies may pass away, but You will raise them once more. Amen.
Wash Over Me Prayer
Lord God above, these are chaotic times. Things have changed so quickly, and the chaos and uncertainty are making me nervous. I am reaching out to You, Lord, to find solace amid despair. You have always been true to Your promise. You have delivered Your people Israel from slavery. Wash over me with Your Spirit. Give me the courage, hope, and serenity to endure the coming trials. Amen.
Guard My Heart Prayer
Heavenly Father, You are our steadfast refuge and strength. Like a solid fortress, we retreat within You for all peace and serenity. The world can wage war and pestilence against Your fortress, but lo, Your walls do not give way. Lord, guard my heart behind Your walls. Uphold my tired spirit through the power of Your word. Keep me steadfast in Christ. Amen.
Serenity in Misfortune Prayer
Heavenly Father, You have no desire to bring harm to Your children. Yet, as of late, I have met with much misfortune. Despite my cries, I still experience bad luck. Lord, I pray that You manifest serenity in my predicament. Although I do not know how to move forward, I will trust in Your guiding hand. Reach down Your hand and pull me up from the pit. I beg this of You, Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for Serenity in Christ’s Reign
Lord God, in Your resurrection, You put all enemies under Your feet. You ascended into heaven, where You now rule for all eternity. Yet, Your enemies still rage against You. Nations conspire against You and even those who followed You have fallen away. Lord, give me Your peace and serenity in the midst of those who despise You. Give me spiritual armor, that the words of Your enemies may not trouble me. Amen.
A Prayer for Serenity in Difficult Decisions
O Jehovah, my God, in our lives there are many problems. Though Your word does not always describe the solution to every problem, it provides us with wisdom and understanding. Through wrestling with Your word, we grow in our faith to become more like Your Son. Lord, give us wisdom, courage, and patience to navigate the difficult questions in our lives. Give us the serenity to live with our decisions, and to consecrate them to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer for Serenity to Rest
Most Gracious God, my worries and fear keep me up late into the night. I try to disregard my problems and failures, but they haunt me so that I cannot rest. Each night my mind races as I relive bad experiences. Take this burden from me, Lord. Send away the evil spirits which oppress me and do not allow me to rest. Send Your spirit to soothe my soul that is sick with sin. Give me Your blessed serenity that flows from Your life-giving cross. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord. 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.