9 Comforting Prayers in Times of Stress

The Lord God provides comfort and relief and these prayers in times of stress. The Lord can lift you from your difficulties and help guide you back towards better times.

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A Prayer for Sleep When Stressed

Dear God, life has been very stressful lately. I’m finding it hard to sleep at night. Please relieve me of my stress. I ask that You would help me solve my problems.

Help me take care of one problem at a time. I depend on You for strength and resolution. Show me the ways I can overcome these challenges at work and in my family so that I can come home with fewer problems on my mind. Please grant me more nights of peaceful sleep. You promised to give sleep to Your people.

I pray that You will help me lay in bed at night and relax into a peaceful slumber.

Amen.

Bible Verses for Stress

A Prayer for Physical Strength and Wellness

Loving Father, please make me strong and well today. I have a lot of stress in my life and relationships, and they’re taking a toll on my body. Lord, I’m feeling weak and down physically. I notice that I easily get sick nowadays. Please heal my body. Protect it during stressful times.

Help me get my strength up. Grant me a healthy appetite so that my body can get the nourishment it needs. Let the vitamins and supplements work so that I can have more energy to carry out my daily routines. Shield me from catching any sickness I may come across outside my home. Dear God, uphold my health and strength so that I can face each day’s obligations and stresses with perseverance.

God of strength, hear me today. Amen.

You could also share a specific prayer for good health to remove this kind of stress from your life.

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A Prayer for Peace of Mind in Stressful Times

God of Peace, please give me peace of mind today. I am dealing with a lot of stress. My mind is filled with problems, anxieties, and frustrations. It’s hard to just breathe and relax.

My body and mind are so tense. I can’t be still. O God, You promised to give Your children peace. I pray that Your Spirit will comfort me today and help me in these stressful times. Please lighten my burdens. Remove the stresses. Help me see the solutions to the things that I stress about. Provide me more time for rest and relaxation.

Please send answers to my questions and struggles. Lord, I trust in You. I give over my stresses to You. You always know what is best for me. Help me overcome all these challenges.

Let me feel that You are near always. Amen.

Scripture for Stress

Prayer for Anxiety and Stress

I submit to You, Lord. I can’t do this on my own. I need Your help. I need Your strength. I need Your peace. I am so anxious and stressed. I can’t seem to calm down or think clearly.

Please help me, Lord. Please give me Your peace. Please help me to focus on You and trust in You. I know that You are in control, and I know that You have a plan for me. I just need some help right now.

I need to feel Your presence and Your power working in my life. Thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer. I praise and thank You for Your goodness, mercy, and love.

Amen.

Short Prayer for Stress

Dear Jesus,

I am feeling so much stress. I can’t seem to catch a break. I feel like I am constantly running on empty. I need your help. I need you to take this stress away from me.

I need you to give me strength. I need you to give me peace. I need you to help me through this. I know that I can’t do it alone. I am so thankful for your help.

Amen.

A Prayer for Wisdom in Stressful Times

All-wise Father, I pray for wisdom today. The working and living situations I am in right now are very stressful. I can’t focus and think well. I ask for wisdom to deal with all the stressors in my life. I pray for help to work out both home and work-related problems.

Father, at times, it’s hard to think objectively and calmly. The heavy stress takes a toll on my mental faculties and emotions. I pray that You will help me think right and sensibly. Help me focus on the matters at hand. Help me understand the reasons for my stress. And help me find the right solutions. You are my all-knowing Father, and You know how best to work out my situations.

Please guide me and fill me with Your wisdom. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Prayer for Stressful Relationships

God of love, please help me handle my relationships well. Personality differences result in conflicts. These cause stress for me. Help me find ways to live in harmony with my friends and loved ones.

I ask that You’ll guide my heart, mind, and mouth. May I speak with grace, patience, and understanding whenever I talk with the people around me. May I have keen insight so that I can better know how to relate with friends and even enemies.

Dear God, please bless me with better and less stressful relationships. Help me avoid people that are too stressful to be around. I pray that You would protect me from selfish people who just want their own way all the time.

Surround me with loving relationships that will encourage and support me. Amen.

We have more specific prayers for love to help your love life and relationships.

A Prayer for the Workplace

Father God, I pray for the relief of stress in my workplace. The office is a toxic place for me right now. Stress levels are high. The pressures of my job are getting to be too much. Please help me in the office. Lessen work-related stress. Don’t let my employer and superiors place unnecessary tasks on me.

Please intervene in my workplace so that I may get just the right work assignments. Bless my schedule so that I may be given enough time to fulfill my duties. Increase my capacities so that I may be able to complete my tasks with excellence. Strengthen me and increase my knowledge about the work I am doing right now. Bless my efforts with good results and even a job promotion.

Dear God, nothing is impossible with You. Answer my requests. Amen.

We have a collection of specific prayers for stress at work you could offer if you’re struggling with stress at work.

A Prayer for Guidance

Almighty Father, please reduce the level of stress in my life today. The pressures of my responsibilities are overwhelming me to the point of discouragement and confusion.

Father, guide me as I work through my problems and meet my obligations. Help me act and think about my work and family situations with clarity. Guide me into making the right decisions. Help me say the right words. Lead me to the right people that can help me work through these challenges.

Help me see how I can lessen the stresses that I struggle with. Guide me in deciding which responsibilities and opportunities I should let go of. Help me see which friendships I should cut and which business and work relations to sever. Loving Shepherd, guide and watch over me today. Amen.

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Bible Verses for Stress

Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually – Chronicles 16:11

The Bible is full of verses that offer guidance and comfort in times of stress.

This verse from Chronicles reminds us that God is always with us and that we can find strength in him when we are struggling. The Bible also teaches us that stressful situations are a part of life and that we should not be afraid to face them.

For the Lord is watching over our shoulder.

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. – Deuteronomy 31:8

The Bible is full of verses that can provide comfort and reassurance in times of stress. Deuteronomy 31:8 is a particularly powerful verse, as it reminded the Israelites that God would never leave them or forsake them. This is a promise that applies to all of God’s children, no matter what we are facing.

When we are feeling overwhelmed by stress, we can take comfort in knowing that God is with us always. The Bible also tells us not to fear or be dismayed, even when the future is uncertain. This does not mean that we should not take steps to reduce our stress levels, but rather that we should trust in God’s plans for us.

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