A Prayer to Overcome Fear, Anxiety and Worry

Look at the Birds, they Neither Sow nor Reap

The following prayer to overcome fear, anxiety and worry, will help you focus your thoughts on God’s peace and presence.

 

Instead of focusing on your fear, anxiety, and worry, focus on the words that Jesus said to his disciples. “I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?

 

You don’t need to carry any burden on your own. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me. For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

 

A yoke is a harness like device that pares two working animals together. Back in biblical times it was used a lot. The yoke lessened the burden of a single ox doing all of the work, thus, making the work easy. We forget that we are connected to Jesus and that Jesus walks beside us. If we truly grasp that, how could we be fearful, anxious, and worried?

 

May this prayer help you to begin that focus to overcome your fear, anxiety, and worry. Use this prayer whenever anxiety, fear, or worry start to take hold.

 

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A Prayer to Overcome Fear, Anxiety and Worry

Most gracious and loving God,

I don’t know what to do.

I am filled with anxiety, fear, and worry.

These feelings have taken over me, and I can no longer control them.

Help.

I can’t keep living like this anymore.

It’s not living.

I feel paralyzed, trapped, with no way out.

Help me find a way out of my anxiety, fear, and worry.

As I say this prayer, I realize that I have been pushing you away, along with pushing away your love, and your peace.

I’ve allowed these thoughts of anxiety, fear, and worry to take control.

I forgot what your Word says, that there is no fear in love, and that perfect love casts out fear.

I forgot that your love for me is perfect. You love me just as I am, and especially when I am anxious, fearful, and worried.

I forgot that love never fails.

All of this anxiety, fear, and worry has blocked your peace that surpasses all understanding.

I choose to surrender this anxiety, fear, and worry to you.

Right now, I will just sit and be still in your presence.

I welcome your loving, healing presence beside me and within me.

Fill me with your peace.

Fill me with your love.

Cast out my anxiety, fear, and worry.

Whenever anxious, fearful, and worried thoughts return, I will tell them to, “be still – hush!”

I will focus instead on your loving, peaceful presence leading me and guiding me.

I will remember that you are always with me.

So, I will trust you more.

In the name of your Son, the Prince of Peace,

Amen

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If you want to find deeper peace and experience God’s presence in a profound way, meditation will help you quiet your mind and clear out those anxious, fearful, and worried thoughts.

 

Here are three resources to help you. These meditations are helping people all over the world find relief from anxiety, fear and worry by drawing closer to God.

 

You can try out the Letting Go Meditation by downloading it for free. Just click the image below.

 

 

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10 Responses to A Prayer to Overcome Fear, Anxiety and Worry

  • Hi Penelope,
    You are welcome. Thank you for commenting. I heard that the words, “Fear not!” were mentioned 365 times in the Bible. That means one reminder for every day to fear not! :) A good reminder indeed. I have also heard that worry is praying for something you don’t want. That’s good to keep top of mind, too.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • Thank you for the wonderful prayer. there’s no need for me to worry and fear now.God is with us.God bless!

  • Hi Sherrie,
    Thank you for being vulnerable in sharing here. I can feel your pain and am sorry that you feel lost and broken. You’ve recognized that you’ve alienated them, so, that is a big step. If love is truly there, it will always be there. You can ask for forgiveness. True, you can’t take back words, but you can make things right between you. I pray that God will give you the courage and words to make things right and that you will forgive yourself in the process so that you can heal. Then you will no longer feel lost or broken.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • I have alienated my Mother and sister because of jealousy on my part. I said some really bad things that cannot be taken back.
    I feel lost and broken.

  • Hi Joseph,
    Thank you for commenting. I heard it said that worry is praying for something you don’t want. That’s a prayer we should “not” being praying!
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • Thanks for the wonderful advice

  • Hi Imelda,
    Thank you for reading and for receiving this prayer. Your comment reminds me to remember 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • So grateful for the prayer . It is a part of my everyday life. Thank God for the people who continue to inspire others.
    Thanks for the powerful Divine Influence me encouragement that takes away evil spirits inciting fear and panic.

  • Hi Anne,
    Thank you for the lovely comment. There’s lots more inspiration through my book: God Notes – Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement. You can check out a free sample here: God Notes.
    Peace to you,
    Jackie

  • Thank you so much for the lovely prayer to overcome fear anxiety and worry! I look forward to more inspirational gems from you! God bless!

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