Prayers to Stop Worrying: 15 Encouraging

Prayers to stop worrying will give you the power to stop and overcome the habit of worrying.

You’ve thought, “I should not worry about life situations,” and yet you just keep on worrying about them.

Life consists of different seasons; a season of rest and a season of troubles. Even the Scripture affirms that there’s time for everything.

While we enjoy and accept our season of peace with joy and gratitude; we are often consumed by worry in difficult times.

Even when we know that worrying does not change anything, rather it empties us of the strength we would have used to do something productive.

So instead of worrying, consider praying these prayers to stop worrying. Through these prayers, bring your burdens to God who is our burden-bearer.

Here are Prayers to Stop Worrying.

 

  1. Prayer to Help Me Stop Worrying.

Matthew 6:25 (NIV) – Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body what you will wear.

Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Dear Heavenly Father, you said in your word that no one can add to their life span by worrying.

Neither can we add hair to the number of our hairs by being anxious. So, I ask that you help me stop worrying like I am used to.

Help me understand that you are not only my source but also my sustainer. Therefore, you will provide for all my needs always.

Help me realize that there’s more to life than the things I want to acquire from it. In all, I pray that my gaze will be fixed on you now and always.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying.

Colossians 3:15 (NIV) – Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Holy Father, I know that worrying does not help solve any problem.

It doesn’t empty the problems of tomorrow; what it does is empty today of its strength. So, I ask that you take over my heart and calm my anxieties and fears.

I pray that your peace that passes all understanding will rule my heart this day and always.

Help me to be thankful at all times, even in moments of distress. May my heart be filled with cheerful thoughts and possibilities.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying About Health.

Psalm 55:22 (NIV) – Cast your care to the Lord, and he will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall.

Gracious God, I have found out that I’m constantly worrying about my reoccurring health issues.

I try sometimes to put up a brave front and stay strong. But at night when no one is watching, my heart is gripped with so much fear.

I hear whispers in my head that I will die from this ailment. At other times, I’m afraid I may be struggling with something more serious than what the doctors have diagnosed.

Hence, I request that you speak ease into my heart and help me find peace in your word.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying About Money.

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

Abba Father, one of the things that keep me up at night is the state of my finances.

I’m tired of living from paycheck to paycheck. Please Lord, provide me with a job that will bring an end to this financial misery.

I cast all my fears and anxieties on you because I know that you care for me. Lord, I ask that you sustain me, make a path for me where there’s no way.

I pray for financial breakthrough and abundance and I receive it by faith and in the name of Jesus. I know that you have given me the power to make wealth.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying About Work.

Proverbs 12:25 (NIV) – An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

Merciful Father, I know that worrying is not good for my health, because it weighs me down.

I also know that no one can pray and worry at the same time. So, I choose to come to you with my work issues rather than worry about it.

Recently, my performance at work has dropped and it worries me. My bosses are already threatening to fire me, and you know I can’t afford to be jobless now.

So, I ask in your mercy that you will help me. Help me know where I missed it and how I can rectify the problem. Please bless me and the work of my hands.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

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

Faithful God, I know that worrying is the opposite of trusting.

No one can trust in you completely and still be worried about their life and future. Therefore, I ask that you help me trust you with every detail of my life.

Help me to stop fretting and overthinking and to start living my life. Lord, please help me to enjoy every moment and season of my life.

Above all, help me to take life one step at a time, knowing that each day has its trouble.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worries and Depression.

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayers and petitions, with thanksgiving, make your request to the Lord.

Heavenly Father, help me not to be deceived by the deceptive nature of worry.

Each time I worry, it feels as though I’m doing something; but I have realized that it gets me nowhere. Instead, it leads me into depression.

So instead of being agitated about things, help me to come to you in prayer. I ask that you cause me to run quickly to you when next time I become apprehensive about anything.

May I not wait till depression has gotten a better part of me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Also Related: 28 Powerful Prayers for Anxiety and Depression.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying During Difficult Times.

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) – You will keep in perfect peace those him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.

Awesome God, life can be very difficult sometimes. On some days I feel like the weight of the world is resting on my shoulder, and I feel like it will crumble me.

I know that you will not allow me to be tempted beyond what I can take. So, if I am having a difficult time, it means I have what it takes to overcome it.

Lord, I ask that you remind me of this truth in times of distress. Help me to approach every challenge from the standpoint of victory. I ask that you will keep me in perfect peace even amid the storm of life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying Every Night.

Psalm 127:2 (NIV) – In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Gracious God, thank you because your word says that you give sleep to those who love you.

Therefore, as I lay down to sleep tonight, I ask that you cause me to sleep soundly. May I not be disturbed by the worries of how my day went.

I ask that you will carry me in your hands like a child in her mother’s hands. May I sleep like a baby without any care in the world, and wake up refreshed and energized.

Finally, may my night be peaceful and my dreams bring me peace and rest.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying Excessively.

Philippians 4:7 (NIV) – And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Abba Father, I’m constantly amazed by how much I worry. I’m not happy about it, but most times I can’t help it. I ask for your help, remind me anytime I’m going down that road.

Lord, I ask that will fill my heart with peace always. May I enjoy the fruit and the effect of righteousness which is peace according to your word.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying in a Relationship.

Psalm 56:3 (NIV) – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Dear Jesus, I know that you are not only concerned about my spiritual life; but every aspect of my life.

So, I come to you with worries about my relationship. I seem to be meeting with guys who are abusive and unfaithful.

This keeps me awake every night, sometimes I have to cry myself to sleep. I know that worrying will not change my situation.

Therefore, I have come to you trusting that you will help me. Give me the wisdom to choose right when next I’m ready for a relationship. I ask that you send the right man my way.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying Obsessively.

Psalm 112:7 (NIV) – He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

Almighty God, with all the negative news in the world today, I find myself obsessively worried.

I’m constantly watching over my shoulder as though something terrible is about to happen to me. Whenever loved ones are away, I worry for their safety as well.

Dear Lord, I don’t want to be troubled like this anymore. I commit my life and that of my loved ones to your hands; I ask that you watch over me and my family.

May my soul be still, and my heart be steadfast, trusting in you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying Quickly.

Psalm 23:4 (NIV) – Even 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.

Almighty God, please speak peace into my heart. I’m so anxious right now that I can hear my heart tremble.

Your word says that you have not given me the spirit of fear but of boldness and power. Therefore, I ask that you cause me to live in this reality.

I pray that my life will begin to reflect your promises, dear God. May I not be afraid of any evil henceforth, knowing that you are with me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Worrying Unnecessarily.

Hebrews 13:6 (NIV) – So we say with confidence, the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Everlasting God, in your mercy, bring me to a place of peace and rest. I also ask that you lead me through still waters.

In my time of trouble, help me remember that you are my stay, so that I may be comforted by your rod and staff.

May I be confident in the knowledge that you, Lord, are my helper. Lord, may this knowledge dispel fear and anxiety from my heart.

May it bring me peace now and always. I pray that instead of worrying unnecessarily, may my heart learn to trust you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Stop Anxiety.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.

Everlasting Father, your word says that those who trust in you are neither moved nor shaken.

My Father, whenever fear and doubt arise in my life, help me to trust in you. Remind me always that you are bigger than my problems and that there’s nothing impossible with you.

Teach me to acknowledge you in all my ways and to commit all my plans to you. May I rest in the assurance that you can make me prosper in every area of my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

No one has been able to change their lives by worrying. But we know that prayer changes things.

So, engage God in prayers using these prayers to stop worrying, and He will fill your heart with peace and strength.

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