25+ Calming Prayers for Anxiety to Help You Sleep Better

Filed in Articles by on October 19, 2022

We all experience anxiety from time to time, and it’s common. Life’s difficulties might sometimes be the cause. We’d like to share some prayers for anxiety with you in this article.

Calming prayers for Anxiety

Everything looks overwhelming when you’re anxious. Every duty appears challenging and difficult, and each new endeavor adds fresh anxiety to your already overburdened head.

However, if you’re a Christian, you can seek God in times of anxiety. Connecting with God through prayer can help you feel peaceful and restore serenity to your anxious mind because He is our Creator and a loving Father.

Your daily spiritual practice may benefit from including a few brief prayers for anxiety. This will enable you to reestablish contact with God and remind yourself that He is always by your side, offering love and support when you need it.

Before going to sleep, try reading one or more of these succinct prayers

for anxiety to help calm your racing mind and achieve a better night’s sleep. You can find the inspiration you need to win your current battle by surrounding yourself with the words of the Lord’s believers.

Furthermore, finding a local therapist by speaking with your healthcare physician and insurance provider will get you started on the path to understanding your anxiety better and discovering coping methods. Nevertheless, encouraging verses can still support you as you go forward on the road to recovery.

A Prayer for Strength

A prayer for strength

Lord Jesus,

You are my pillar of strength;

You are my pillar, my stronghold, and my guardian; who then should I fear?

You serve as my defense, fortress, and sturdy tower.

I’ll shout out to you since you are praiseworthy.

Father, May I, therefore, express my gratitude for being my strength and my God. Amen.

— Psalm 27:1

A Prayer for Calming a Troubled Heart

A prayer for calming a troubled mind

Dear Loving Father,

Please give me tranquility and soothe my anxious heart. My soul is like a choppy ocean. I always stumble and worry because I can’t seem to find my balance.

Give me the fortitude and discernment to discover my calling and follow the path you have prepared for me.

I believe in the love of God and am confident that you will relieve my stress, similar to how the sun emerges from the darkness of night each day.

Please give me insight illuminated by God’s light. I supplicate in your name, Amen.

— Unknown

A Prayer for Unburdening the Mind

A prayer for Unburdening the Mind

Dear Loving Lord,

I’m stressed out and concerned.

I have too much on my mind.

Can you not assist me?

Lord, reveal to me your eternal order and intentions.

Let me put my sole trust in your will.

Where there is love, there is no fear, according to what you said.

Let your love overflow into me.

The divine love that assures me that I am not lost but saved.

I am capable of anything because of you.

You give me courage.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

— Unknown

A Prayer for Soothing Panic Attacks

A prayer for soothing panic attacks

Dear God,

I’m here to surrender my fear and worry to you. Remind me of your strength and grace when I’m overcome by my anxieties and fears.

As I place my trust in you and in you alone, give me your calm. Although I am aware that I cannot defeat this on my own, I am also aware that You, Lord, have already paid the ultimate price to bear my load.

Thank you for that, Amen.

— Unknown           

A Prayer for Forgiveness and Faith

A prayer for forgiveness and faith

Sweet Loving Father

Kind Father, I’ll be honest: I frequently forget that you are with me. I frequently forget how you are. Please accept my apologies for it.

I want to learn more about you. I need to become more familiar with your promises and Word. Help me to prioritize you in all aspects of my life. Help me to take each day as it comes. Help me to keep my mind on what you are doing in my life right now rather than worrying about the future.

I want to put my faith in your assurance that you will provide all of my needs, including my material, relational, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional needs. Help me to have greater faith in you and less worry. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Rick Warren

A Prayer for Confronting Fear

A prayer for confronting fear

Heavenly Father,

When my own anxieties are crushing me,

Help me to open my mind and realize the truth.

When I feel like I can’t move out of fear,

Free my heart, and assist me in moving forward incrementally.

When my internal agony is too much to communicate,

With Your gentle words of love, calm me.

Every day, every hour, and every second of my existence, I choose to put my confidence in you.

I firmly believe that I was freed by your grace, forgiveness, and restoration via your sacrifice.


— Unknown

A Prayer for Finding Inner Peace through God

A prayer for finding inner peace through God

Dear God,

God, who is infinitely more than we can possibly imagine, aids us in our search for you and you alone.

Help us to put all that we could do to the side and ask what you would do, then do that.

Take away our desire to be the best versions of ourselves and replace it with a willingness to accept what you can be in us.

Please provide us with strategies to avoid the busyness that will make us tense and off-balance today.

— Unknown

A Prayer for Hope

A prayer for hope

Please, Lord

I’m your obedient servant, and today I’m weak and defenseless as I bow before you.

Lord, I need your promise of love, kindness, and a better life.

I beg you to bathe me in your everlasting light from head to toe.

Lord, bathe me in your glory and reveal to me how everything works just as you have planned.

In order for me to follow you in trust, please guide me as I walk in your wonderful light.


— Unknown

A Prayer for Letting Go Of Worries

A prayer for letting go of worries

God the Father,

I’ve been worrying a lot lately about issues that are beyond my control. Help me to have faith that you are in control of every aspect of my life and that I have nothing to be afraid of or concerned about.

In Jesus’s name, Amen

— Unknown

A Prayer to Overcome Anxiety

A prayer to overcome anxiety

Kind Father,

I’m making a prayer to you, the Almighty God, at this place of complete anguish.

I am in desperate need of Jesus.

My heart is crushed by the weight of this world, and my spirit is lost.

I am aware that you are the God of order, love, and peace and not the god of disarray.

I ask that you please bring me back to order right now.

I hope my mind understands how you make me sound.

May my spirit accept the power you give me.

May my heart accept the love you have shown me.

I’m grateful for the release a heart free of weight brings.


Rachel Wojo        

Scripture for a Friend with Anxiety

Scripture for a friend with Anxiety


You are aware that life can occasionally be difficult, as can the situations we encounter. But the serenity we have comes from you.

I offer up a prayer for whoever is reading these words right now. I ask that they take a deep breath, let go of any worries that are weighing them down, and inhale more of you and your serenity while facing whatever it is they are currently experiencing.

I hope they won’t worry about anything and instead will come to you in prayer with all their needs, thanking you even now that you know exactly how you’ll take care of everything.

Thank you for caring about the issues that are of importance to us and for being our source of comfort in the world.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

A Prayer to Calm an Anxious Heart

A prayer to calm an anxious heart

Please, Lord

I appreciate that I can turn to you at any time for anything. I’m thankful that you hear me when I pray to you. Help me to approach you before my worries and fears become unbearable rather than when they are at their worst.

I should come to you as soon as possible. You want to annihilate all of my anxieties. Please make it easier for me to ask for your assistance more regularly so that I can radiate with delight.

I ask in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Jennifer Heeren

A Celtic Prayer of Peace

A celtic prayer of peace

My Father,

As you did with the storm, Lord, keep me calm; keep me safe.

Stop all the turmoil inside of me and surround me with your serenity, Lord.

As you did with the storm, Lord, keep me calm; keep me safe.

Lord, calm all the turmoil within me and envelop me in your serenity.

— Unknown          

A Prayer to Let Go of Fear

A prayer to let go of fear

Abba Father,

I am aware that fretting does no good. But I still let my worries and anxiety rule my life.

Lord, I pray that you will give me great strength, courage, and trust in these trying times so that I can overcome my doubt and fear. Fear drives away faith while faith drives away fear.


A Prayer for Anxiety and Depression

A prayer for anxiety and depression


My heart is burdened, Father. I believe that I must bear the weight by myself. Overwhelmed, sad, and fatigued seem to best express how I feel right now.

Please demonstrate to me how to let you carry my hefty load since I am unsure how to do so. Give it to me. So that my heart won’t be so heavy in the morning, let me rest and recharge.

In Jesus’s name, Amen

Ron Moore

A Prayer for Trust in the Lord

A prayer for trust in the lord

According to the Scriptures,

The person who has faith in the Lord and confidence in him is blessed.

They will resemble a tree that is water-planted and shoots out roots along a stream.

Its leaves are continually green, therefore it is unafraid of heat.

It never fails to give fruit and is unaffected by drought.

— Jer. 17:7-8

A Prayer for Tranquility

A prayer for tranquility


Give me peace, please.

Accepting what I can’t change;

The determination to alter what I can;

The discernment to recognize the difference

Living each day as it comes;

Savoring each moment as it comes;

Accepting difficulties as a path to serenity;

As He did, taking this wicked world

As is, not how I would like it to be;

Putting my faith in God to make everything right

Should I submit to His Will;

In order for me to live a relatively happy life

And utterly content with Him

Now and forevermore


Reinhold Niebuhr

A Prayer for Courage

A prayer for courage

Dear Lord,

We are not slaves to fear, according to what your word says. Numerous promises that you have made tell us to put our trust in you and your word.

You tell us in Romans 8:15–17 that the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship rather than making you slaves and forcing you to live in fear once more. And by him, we cry, “Abba, Father.”

We are God’s children, and the Spirit himself bears witness to this truth in our spirit. I appreciate the fantastic promise you made.

When things are tough and I’m tempted to give in to fear, I’ll keep these words in mind and choose to fully believe in you. I’ll keep what you said in my heart and mind and encourage me to think about them all day. I’m grateful, Lord.

– HappierHuman

A Short Prayer for Anxiety

A short prayer for anxiety


It’s so simple to become anxious. Help me to quit trying to solve things on my own while my concerns are running rampant in my head.

Teach me to pray to you, to put my trust in you, to let your peace rule over me. Amen, in the name of Jesus.

Francine Rivers

A Prayer for Empowerment

A prayer for empowerment

Dear Father,

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for being a conquering God! You have conquered the world, therefore I know I may have hope.

Motivate me to overcome my difficulties. Help me put my anxiety on you since You care for me. Give me your strength to triumph. I appreciate you giving me the win! Amen, in the name of Jesus.

Esther Fleece Allen

A Prayer for Trusting God

A prayer for trusting God

My Father,

Father, despite my anxiety and tension, kindly allow me to open my eyes. Demonstrate your actions for me.

Remind me that you are superior to everyone who is opposed to me. Give me your joy and encouragement, and please show me where you are working. I offer this prayer in the name of Jesus, who is on my side. Amen.

Mary Southerland

Scripture for Days You Feel Sad

Scriptures for days when you feel sad

My God,

My life is so broken, dear Father in heaven. I’m exhausted by my numerous worries and anxieties. Even while I want to cast my worries on you, I generally pick them back up instead, which only makes me feel more stressed and anxious.

Help me to understand what it means to rest and trust in you as I learn to throw my cares on you. Amen, in the name of Jesus.

Chrystal Hurst

Scripture for Calming Anxious Thoughts

Scriptures for calming Anxiety thougths

Hey God,

You are aware of how insane and chaotic the world is. You are also aware of my daily hardships. Please assist me in coming to you when life becomes too much.

Calm my thoughts and feelings, and let your wisdom, serenity, and comfort fill my heart. Help me to avoid being afraid.

Please lessen the constant fear and anxiety I experience. As I traverse this shattered world, please help me to rest in you and put my trust in you. I ask this in your name, Amen.

Carrie Lowrance

Scripture for Wandering Minds

Scriptures for wandering mind

My Companion,

You know me, Lord. I was made by you. You cherish me. Meet me right now, right now. You anticipated my presence.

Do what you want with my roiling emotions, racing thoughts, and out-of-control panic. Don’t let my worry go to waste. Fix it. Use it. Modify it.

I give myself to you instead of pleading for something specific. What do you need and desire from me? I’m grateful that despite no one else being able to relate to me, you do and still love me. Amen, in the name of Jesus.

Lori Freeland

Prayer for Courage and Restoration

A prayer for courage and restoration

Oh God,

Proverbs 17:22, which states that a joyful heart is a good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones, was read to me today.

Oh, how I was moved by those remarks.

My head is foggy, and my body hurts. I’m filled with fear, and I know I need courage.

Lord, please grant me the ability to heal. I have to take on new difficulties, which makes me very anxious. I worry that I can’t handle them alone.

Father, be by my side and lead me with your love.

Amen. Please, Holy Spirit.”


A Short Prayer to Calm the Storms of Life

A short prayer to calm the storms of life

Dear God,

Free me from anxiety. Allow me to escape from my worrying thoughts and find solace, and guide me in the direction you want me to go. I am afraid, yet you have my trust, Lord. Amen.”


A Prayer for Overcoming Your Worries

A prayer for overcoming worries

Big Man up There,

Oh my God! I tend to worry a lot. I allowed the world’s events, the elections, and the state of the economy to weigh heavily on me. I need you to be at ease. I want you to organize my thoughts. Let you be my hope.

My peace be with you. May you enable me to radiate love. Clarify for me. I pray that I can alter what I can and let go of what I can’t. I’d like to think that staying put is the source of the greatest joy.

Thank you, God, for holding control of the entire planet. You are the best manager, coordinator, and caregiver, therefore I don’t need to be afraid. You did it all. I agree with your strategy. Amen.

Kelley Balarie      

We trust that these prayers went a long way to calm and soothe your spirit, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comment section below.

CSN Team.

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