Best Prayer to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

prayer to overcome fear

With the kind of wickedness going on in the world today, fear and anxiety have become common. Unfortunately, when fear and anxiety set in, they leave you feeling alone and without control. When you are in this state of mind, all you can focus on is your fear.

Fortunately, Christians have always used prayers as a chill pill to help them relax and restore peace of mind, especially when they are overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. When you pray, the holy spirit takes control, assuring you of God’s love for you. In this article, I will give you a list of top prayers to overcome fear and anxiety.

​List of Top Prayers to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

​Christian Prayer to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

“Father God, I know you are not the source of fear and anxiety. That is Satan’s realm, and he delights in causing your child’s pain. You do not torment us with worrisome thoughts or burden our hearts with fretfulness. You are the God of peace.

You desire to give me power over my worries as I count on your love and trust in your sovereign care. Help me remember when fear and anxiety come knocking at my heart’s door, to answer with powerful Scripture—to remember you are a good God and faithful, and you will help me challenge my worries with life-building truth instead of destructive thoughts. Your peace will guard my heart and mind in Jesus’ name.”

​Prayers for Different Occasions

​Prayer for Your Fear

“Dear Lord, you know we live in a crazy and chaotic world. You also know my struggles in my daily life. When life gets to be too much, please help me come to you. Calm my thoughts and emotions and open my heart to your peace, comfort, and wisdom.

Help me not to live in fear. Please reduce the feelings of fear and anxiety that plague me. Help me rest in You and trust You as I navigate through this broken world. In your name, I pray, Jesus. Amen.”

​Prayer for Your Anxiety

“Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can’t seem to find my balance, so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.”

​Prayer for Finding Peace

“O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in you. Let your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, o king of gentleness, king of peace.”

​Prayer to Overcome a Panic Attack

“Lord, I come to you and I thank you for drawing near to me when I draw near to you. To think that you are mindful of me — overwhelms my soul. But Lord, today my spirit is heavy and my body is weak. I cannot bear the weight of this anxiety and panic any longer.

I recognize I can’t get through this alone, and I pray against the very active enemy who is trying to shake my faith and tear us apart. Help me stand strong in you. Fortify these weary bones and remind me of the truth that this pain and panic will not last forever. It will pass. Amen.”

​Prayers for Different Religions

​Muslim Prayer to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

“Oh Allah, I seek refuge in you from the difficulties of hardships. And the acquisition of wretchedness, and ill-fate, and the enemy’s malicious rejoicing for my suffering.”

​Hindu Prayer to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

ॐ हनुमते नमः Om Hanumate Namah

Fear and anxiety come from the lack of willpower and courage. In times of fear and anxiety, you can use ‘Om Hanumate Namah’ to call upon Lord Hanuman to give you courage and willpower. The mantra translates, Om and salutations to Lord Hanuman.

​Buddhist Prayer to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

“Sky is free.
The ocean is blissful.
Trees are divine.
Rocks are enlightened.
So are we.
Who is still searching….
For what?”

​Jewish Prayer to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

“Help me to endure the suffering and dissolve the fear, renew within me the calm spirit of trust and peace. Ba-ruch a-tah A-do-nai, ro-feh ha-cho-lim. We praise You, Eternal God, the Source of healing and health.”

​What Are the Benefits of Prayer?

Benefits of Prayer

​Prayer Helps to Release Anxiety

Through prayer, you ask God to send his holy spirit to strengthen you and give you clarity of mind so that you can find your purpose and walk the path that God has laid out for you. When I have overcome moments of anxiety, prayer is the treatment I use that provides me with resilience.

Resilience is not necessarily a solution or task to fight the gridlock of anxious symptoms about the future. Rather, it transitions me from downward, negative emotions to upward, positive emotions.

​Prayer Helps to Build Confidence

Almost every human being has to struggle with self-worth at some point in their life. When the feeling of inadequacy takes over, you are left feeling worthless and insignificant. But when you pray, the holy spirit reminds you that God loves you and sees you differently. You are also reminded that to God; you are worth a lot.

​Prayer Brings You Peace of Mind

Psalms 29:11 says that the Lord gives his people strength and blesses them with peace. Therefore, if you are feeling anxious and troubled, you just need to pray to God to give you his peace and tranquility. With prayer, no storm can be too strong for you.

Prayer Helps You Understand God’s Will

At times when people say they are pursuing God’s plan, what they really mean is that they want God to rubber-stamp their plans and desires. But this is not the right way to find His true plan. It is through prayer and fasting that God shows you His perfect and acceptable will.

​In Summary

I hope that through these prayers you can overcome fear and anxiety, continue living your life according to God’s plan. Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Jew, you will find the right prayer for you.

Nicole Middleton
Nicole calls herself a typical millennial girl and thrives on her share of social media, celebrity gossip, and all things viral content. She’s a big fan of pop music and plays the guitar as a hobby.