15 Strong Prayers for an Anxious Heart

By David •  Updated: 01/25/22 •  11 min read

There are times in our life’s journey when we can’t help but feel anxious and afraid. It is essential to admit that it is a stage in one’s life and understand that everything will be fine with effective communication with God.

God’s intentions for us are nothing short of the best. In times of anxiety and despair, we’re to hold on tightly to God and embrace the peace that He gives.

I have compiled prayers for an anxious heart to help calm the storm within you and strengthen your spirit in this post.


Here are 15 Prayers for an Anxious Heart

  1. Prayer to Soothe an Anxious Heart.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the calm and quiet you promised me even in the middle of the storm. Help me to remember you when my heart is deep in worry.

Lord Jesus, help me not forget that you are moving when I feel overwhelmed by things beyond my control. I was hoping you could assist me in understanding that you are working for me and that you are holding my hands through it all.

Fill me with Your transcending peace as I trust in You and You alone, dear Lord. I know I can’t beat this on my own, but I’m glad that I have you. You have already paid the ultimate price to carry my burdens.

That’s why I know that I’m free. I was hoping you could help me trust your divine will and submit it entirely to you.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Finding Inner Peace Through God.

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.

Dear God, thank you because you are good. Thank you, too, because you consistently exceed my expectations when I pray. Please help me to seek you, and you alone always.

Lord Jesus,  I can’t find my balance because my soul is like a turbulent sea. I worry and stumble constantly. So I ask that you please calm my troubled heart and grant me peace of mind.

Give me clarity of mind to walk the path you’ve laid out for me just as the sun rises each morning against the dark of night. I trust that you will heal me of the emotional turbulence ravaging my mind.

Thank you, Lord, because I know you have granted this request.

In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Soothing Panic Attacks.

1 Peter 5:7– Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Dear God, thank you because you have always been mindful of my feelings. Once again, I lay my anxiety and panic at your feet. Remind me constantly that you are with me in everything I go through. Please fill me with your peace that surpasses all understanding.

Abba, Father, I’m very much aware that I can’t get through this on my own. That’s why I ask daily that you’ll stay by my side. You have promised to carry my burdens, therefore I submit entirely to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Calming Troubled Heart.

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.

Dear Lord, my soul is like a turbulent sea, and my heart is deep in worry. I ask that you please grant me peace of mind. Please help me to find my feet through this storm.

Gracious God, heal my troubled heart and teach me to follow the path you laid out for me. In a time like this, I ask that you grant me an incredible amount of faith, strength, and courage to fight off the fear and doubt within my mind.

In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Confronting Fear.

2 Timothy 1:7 – For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

Everlasting Father, sometimes I feel afraid and overwhelmed by the trials of life. At other times, fear gets the best of me, and life issues leave me very discouraged. Therefore, I ask that you make me strong; teach me how to fight this darkness.

When fear grips me, and I feel I can’t move on, set my heart free and help me take one step at a time. When I can’t express the turmoil inside of me, Holy Spirit fills me with an unusual calmness.

I have chosen to trust in you every moment of my life. Therefore, please teach me how to keep my head above the waters and not have the edge over me anymore.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for an Anxious Heart During Difficult Times.

Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Dear Lord, you know how much I want to feel joy even amid the difficulty that I’m having. I don’t want to keep stumbling around with this brokenness nor live my days without you. Please fill my heart with hope and joy.

Father, I don’t want to focus on my situation; instead, I want to focus on your blessings that await me after these tough trials.

Thank you, Father, because I know that no trial will make me lose my faith or joy.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Hope.

Mattew 6:34 – Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Loving Father, I humbly come before your presence today to bow in reverence before you. You know how I’m weak, helpless, and in dire need of your love and kindness.

Therefore, I ask that you brighten my path with your everlasting light. Fill me with your hope and glory that I may walk in confidence.

Above all, please give me the grace to follow you all the days of my life.

In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for an Anxious Heart Encouragement.

John 16:33 – In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Almighty and Everlasting God, thank you for constantly reminding me that you are with me even in the midst of the fire. Father, you know how tired I am of trying to make meaning out of some things happening to me.

Lord, David encouraged himself in you, but you know that I’m too discouraged even to promote myself right now. So I ask that you inspire me yourself, dear Lord, so that I can be strengthened.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Letting go of Worries.

John 14:1 – Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; also believe in me.

Father Lord, you know how I’ve been so worried about things that are out of my control lately. I ask that you help me trust that you are working out everything for my good.

Heavenly Father, teach me to cast all of my cares and worries on you. Please do not allow me to fret over the things that are not in my hands to change. Please help me see that you are with me and have nothing to worry about.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Those who are Anxious.

Psalm 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Dear God, I pray for the one having anxious thoughts and feelings right now. Although things get hard sometimes, you have taught us to believe that you are our rock and peace.

Precious God, I pray that whatever they are going through right now will not overwhelm them. Grant them the grace to look past their problems and unto you.

Teach them to come to you in prayer when their hearts are troubled, and help them to put their complete trust in you.

In Jesus’ precious name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Cast out Fear.

Joshua 2:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Dear Lord Jesus, when fear grips my soul and worries crush me, uplift my mind, and calm me with Your peace. I put my trust in You today, tomorrow, and forever; I know deep within me that I am never alone.

You will save me and set me free from the shackles of fear.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen. 

  1. Prayer for Unburdening the Mind.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Mighty and Everlasting Father, my mind is full of worrisome thoughts. I ask that you remind me that your ideas are only good. Teach me to trust in your will, and crown me with your perfect love. I know that I can do all things through you.

Thank you because I know that you are with me all the time.

In Jesus’ precious name, I pray, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for an Anxious Heart and Healing.

1 Peter 5:10 – And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.

Heavenly Father, I thank you for always being there for me. I’m grateful that you’re near me all the time. I know that you will mend my anxious heart and rid me of all my worries because you have promised me, in your word, to do so.

I trust you completely because I know that your stripes heal me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for an Anxious Heart Protection.

Isaiah 41:10 – 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.

Dear God, my anxious heart needs your protection from perplexing and disturbing thoughts. Let your promises find expression in my life.

I don’t want to live without your divine presence or feel something is missing in my life. I want to keep thinking that I’m facing the world all alone. Shield my mind from these disturbing thoughts and show me that I’m not alone.

Thank you for answering this prayer request.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Healing and Recovery Prayer for an Anxious Heart.

Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Mighty God, I don’t want to spend my days feeling exhausted and lonely anymore. I ask that you please heal my heart and fill my empty soul with your love. Shine your light on all the dark places in life.

Dear Jesus, I also ask that you please take my emptiness and fill it. Please show me that what lies ahead is far better than the things I’m experiencing now. Thank you for reminding me that I can and will overcome all of my brokenness.

In the Mighty Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

In Conclusion

God has promised to give rest to those who are heavy-laden. Likewise, He will bear your burdens and provide you with peace of mind when you run to Him.

So I encourage you to take these prayers for an anxious heart, and the Lord will make His peace and calm rest upon your heart.


Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.