Pulling yourself out of overpowering fear, worry, and anxiety can be challenging, especially if you are prone to panic attacks. Watching even one television news program might make you worried or fearful.
By applying scriptural truth to circumstances and responding biblically, we can deal with the impacts of “the news” rather than dismissing or ignoring the evil in our world that stirs such strong emotions.
Satan, the adversary, wants God’s children to be burdened with worry and to live in perpetual fear and anxiety. According to the Bible, such temptations are “common” to everyone (1 Corinthians 10:13). Even the most faithful Christians are vulnerable to the temptation to worry and fear.
Reading one or more of these short prayers for anxiety before bedtime or anytime we find ourselves in a place of worry and fear. It will help quiet any racing thoughts so you can get a better night’s sleep and life. There is a remarkable promise in the Bible – God is with us!
This is true no matter where we are and whatever we think and feel, for it is written, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 ESV). God’s presence may get to the root of our problems even while we are overcome by fear. Allow him to hug you and soothe you with his love as you say the following prayers.
In addition to the worries and fear prayers, this article also covers the following resources:
What does the Bible say about fear?
How Christians Can Overcome Their Fear
What to Do When Fear Overcomes You
What does the Bible say about fear?
There is a lot written in the Bible regarding fear. Since God is with us, it teaches us not to be afraid. It advises us to pray about everything instead of worrying about anything.
It advises us to place our trust in the Lord in times of dread and serves as a reminder that He did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity but a spirit of love, power, and sound mind. For instance, the Bible says;
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV):
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV):
“Do not worry about anything; pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 56:3 (NIV):
“But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.”
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV):
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” This verse reminds believers that fear does not come from God. Instead, God empowers His followers with a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
Psalm 27:1 (NIV):
“The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” This psalm expresses the assurance that comes from having a relationship with God. When we trust in Him, we need not fear because He is our light, salvation, and strong protector.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV):
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” In this verse, God reassures His people that He is present with them and will provide them with the strength and support they need. Therefore, there is no need to be afraid or dismayed.
Matthew 6:34 (NIV):
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Jesus encourages His followers to trust in God’s provision and not to be consumed by worry or fear about the future. Instead, they should focus on living faithfully in the present.
1 John 4:18 (NIV):
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” This verse highlights the transformative power of God’s love. When we truly experience and understand His love, it casts out fear from our lives.
These powerful Bible verses emphasize that God is with His people, provides strength and support, and encourages them to trust in Him rather than giving in to fear.
How Christians Can Overcome Their Fear
As Christians, there are several ways we can conquer our fear. It can be challenging to recall these things when our thoughts and feelings consume us.
- Remember that God is with you.
Remember that God is with you momentarily; stop what you are doing or thinking and take a deep breath. He has assured us that he won’t abandon us or leave us.
- Trust in God
Look up and tell God that regardless of your fear, you are placing your faith in Him in this situation.
- Find God’s peace
It is simple for our thoughts and feelings to upset us. Ask God to silence your thoughts and emotions instead and to send his calm to your heart.
- Show Love
It’s unhealthy for our brains to be empty after our minds and emotions have calmed down.
We must never forget that because God is love, we have nothing to fear. We can thank God for His love and then give a big bear hug to our partner, a friend, a relative, or a pet to help us remember this in our own life.
- fear of God
Positive fear must take the place of negative fear. We try to live in a way that respects and reveres God when we fear him. The crippling, paralyzing terror Satan inflicts upon us has no place in a life like this.
- Be Strong and Courageous
This means that when we are afraid, we shouldn’t be weak; instead, we should have the fortitude to trust God and do what is right in God’s eyes.
What to Do When Fear Overcomes You.
There are a few things we can do if fear overcomes us;
- Take a big breath first.
- Pray to God for everything you need, including assistance, comfort, serenity, knowledge, and guidance.
- Refer to bible verses and let them sink into your heart.
- Always remember that the Lord is with us no matter what occurs.
- Discuss your worries with a close family member, friend, therapist, or clergyman.
Even though our world is uncertain, and our fears can run rampant sometimes, we can still find the peace and comfort we need in our Lord. We must remember that He is always with us and will never leave or desert us.
Below are 15 Powerful Effective Prayers for Fear that will cast fear out of your life.
1. Prayer for Anxiety, Worry, and Fear.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power, love, and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Father God, I know you are not the source of fear, worries, and anxiety. That is Satan’s domain, and he enjoys hurting the children you love. You don’t torment us with anxious thoughts or weigh down our hearts with worry.
You are the peace-bringing God, as I rely on your love and have faith in your omnipotent care, you want to help me overcome my fears. I pray that you support me in times of trouble, help me, and take away every spirit of fear, worry, and anxiety.
I pray that Your peace will guard my heart and mind in through Jesus our Lord. Amen.
2. Prayer for Anxiety and Fear.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Dear Lord, sometimes it seems like I take my anxiety everywhere except to you. I hear people say, “God’s got this!” But how often do I live as I believe it?
I know you hear me, Lord when I bring my concerns to you. You care about what is going on in my life, and I know you want to give me a clear, sound mind.
Please pardon me when I let my worries cloud my judgment. Help me bring my worries and fears to you in every situation, trusting that you will act and carry out your enduring purposes.
Give me a heart of gratitude, a heart that can say, “Father, I am grateful for your loving kindness to me.” I have faith that you’ll carry out your plans in a way that helps me and to help other people.” In Jesus’ name. amen
3. Prayer Against Fear.
Therefore, we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6
Father God, I am so human-focused sometimes. I understand that it’s normal to care what other people say, yet you want me to live supernaturally, following your truth rather than the shifting fancies of society.
I must overcome unfounded fear. You want me to live in fear of you, eager to carry out your will, and to fear you, not man. I trust you, therefore I know I won’t give in to my worries. I refuse to experience fear, dread, or panic.
You go ahead of me to slay every enemy that would terrify me or lead me to experience anxiety. Lord, give me the courage to face my worries in the knowledge that you are my heavenly support! Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
4. Short Prayer to Overcome Fear.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15;
Heavenly Father, thank You for being an overcoming God! I know I can take heart because You have overcome the world and my fear.
Empower me to rise above my circumstances. Help me cast my anxiety on You because You care for me. Give me Your power to overcome fear. Thank You for giving me the victory! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
5. Prayer For Fear and Uncertainty.
For I, the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
Father, please forgive me when I give in to fear and uncertainty instead of stepping out in faith and believing You and educating my thoughts to be on You.
Please teach me. I want to develop into someone who always has faith in You. Even if my faith is small, I now choose to put my trust in You. Guide and lead me right through Jesus our Lord. Amen.
6. Prayer For Fear and Protection.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
Thank You Jesus for having an easy yoke and a light burden. Thank you for your assurance that if we come before you, you will grant the worried, harried, pressed, and stressed out – rest and serenity for our spirits.
Thank you for caring and for already knowing everything that affects us. We are incredibly appreciative of your reminder that we don’t have to bear it all alone.
Thank you for the refreshing that comes from Your Spirit, filling us with joy, covering us with a shield, and leading us forward with hope.
Take away our fear completely and protect us from all dangers set by our enemies, take away fear and protect us by your power. Help us to overcome. And let us sing a song of victory and draw others to you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
7. Prayer Against Fear and Anxiety.
Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you. Isaiah 35:4.
“Heavenly Father, today I have been reflecting on the words, and it’s saying I should be “Be strong, and I should fear not,” My Lord. I love these words — but I struggle to live by them in difficult times.
Where I should feel faith, I feel fear Where I should see opportunities, I instead see fresh dangers. Satan’s lies tempt me when I need to maintain self-control. And my heart is fearful when it ought to be open.
I am afraid for myself, my loved ones, and this world. Please, God, give me faith. Give me the confidence to bravely confront my worries. Let me put my worries and fears aside. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
8. Prayer To Remove Fear and Doubt.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Heavenly Father, When I feel crushed by my worries and have doubt in my heart, lift my mind and help me to see the truth.
Free my heart and assist me in doing things one step at a time when fear has a firm hold on me and I feel like I cannot move. Calm me with Your kind words of love when I’m unable to express the conflict inside of me.
Every day, every hour, and every second of my existence, I choose to put my confidence in You. I firmly believe that I can cast these worries on You since, by going to the cross and dying for me, You have freed me from them.
Every day, every hour, and every second of my existence, I choose to put my confidence in You. I know deep down that I live in Your grace, forgiven, and restored by Your sacrifice, You have set me free from the power of fear and doubt through Christ our Lord. Amen.
9. A Prayer to Overcome fear and Anxiety.
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; do not be afraid of him,’ says the Lord, ‘for I am with you, to save you and deliver you from his hand. Jeremiah 42:11.
Dear Father, I’m making a prayer to You, the Almighty God, at this place of complete distress. I am in desperate need of you 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 confusion, I ask that you please bring me back to order right now. Give me the ability to conquer my anxiety and dread.
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 of a heavy heart. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
10. Prayer For Fear of Death.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Gracious Father, you are trustworthy, and yet I forget that. Too frequently, I try to solve every problem on my own in my head without ever thanking You. Give me the perfect words so I can overcome my fear of death.
Give me a patient, loving heart. Arise with your power and let my enemies be put ashamed, let them know that you are my God, strengthen me. uphold me with Your right Hand. Please be my help today. Be my strength today.
Remind me that You have promised to love me eternally — and that You will never leave. Please let me rest and trust in You, I will not die but leave to declare your glory. Through Christ our Lord Amen.
11. Prayer For Fear of Sickness.
Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. Jeremiah 33:6.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for never leaving us nor forsaking us.
As your children walk through valleys and experience painful anxiety, heal us completely and cast away every spirit of sickness, fear of sickness, mark us with your precious blood Jesus and save us.
Give us strength, love, and courage, and walk with us daily. We love You dearly Father. … In Jesus’ Name, Amen
12. Deliverance Prayer from The Spirit of Fear.
“But do not fear, O My servant Jacob, And do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease; No one shall make him afraid. Jeremiah 46:27
‘Dear Lord. Please remind my friends that you are there for them. Remind them that you love them and that you have their backs. Lord, I am aware it is extremely difficult to see given the current state of uncertainty for them.
Their salaries and employment are being lost. They are unable to feed their family or pay their bills. They worry about being sick themselves and about a family member getting sick.
Lord, please give them peace that surpasses all understanding. Deliver them from every spirit of fear. Protect them. Be there for them. There is hope in You Lord. There is peace in You Lord.
I pray that they can find that hope and peace and let the spirit of fear be cast away in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.’
13. Prayer To Take Away Fear and Anxiety.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Please, Lord, We are not slaves to fear, according to what Your word says. Many 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.
In the presence of him, we cry out, “Abba, Father.” We are God’s children, and the Spirit himself bears witness to this truth in our spirit. I appreciate the wonderful 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. May you keep your words in my heart and mind, take away the fear and anxiety, and help me dwell on your promises throughout the day.
Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
14. Prayer to Remove Fear.
I sought the Lord, and He heard me And delivered me from all my fears. 5 They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34:4–5.
God the Father, Lift my mind and assist me in seeing reality when I am overcome by my fear.
Free my heart and assist me in doing things one step at a time when fear has a firm hold on me and I feel like I cannot move.
Calm me with Your kind words of love when I’m unable to convey the conflict inside of me. Every day, every hour, and every second of my existence, I choose to put my confidence in You.
I know deep down that I in Your grace, forgiven, restored by Your sacrifice, remove fear from my heart and set me free. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
15. Prayer To Cast Out Fear.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1.
Lord, I come to you and I thank you for drawing near to me when I draw near to you. The mere thought that you are thinking of me overwhelms my soul. However, Lord, my spirit is heavy and my body is frail right now.
This worry and anxiety are too much for me to endure. I know I can’t get through this on my own, therefore I pray that the aggressive enemy who is attempting to undermine my faith and rip our family apart be banished.
I cast out the spirit of fear; give me strength in you. 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. Faith casts out fear. Increase my faith through Christ our Lord. Amen
13 Inspiring quotes for Overcoming Fear.
- “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” – Japanese Proverb
- “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Winston Churchill
- “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
- “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda
- “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
- “Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.” – Unknown
- “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” – Unknown
- “Fear is a liar. It convinces us to give up when we should keep trying.” – Unknown
- “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon
- “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
- “Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow.” – Steve Pavlina
- “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” – Susan Jeffers
These quotes will help us to face fear with courage, determination, and a positive mindset. They encourage us to see fear as an opportunity for growth and to push beyond our comfort zones.
Prayers for fear can be guided by various passages from the Bible that address the topic.
The Bible assures us that fear does not come from God, but He grants them a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
The Bible emphasizes that when we trust in God we need not fear because He is our light, salvation, and strong protector.
God promises to be with us his, providing strength and help, and encourages them not to worry about the future but to focus on faithfully living in the present.
The transformative power of God’s love is also highlighted, as His perfect love drives out fear from our lives. In prayer, we can seek God’s presence, strength, and assurance, trusting in His love to cast out fear and grant us peace.