Sometimes, despite our best intentions and attempts to stay strong whenever we’re faced with pain, it’s hard not to let our worries win. Instead of trusting God, we attempt to take control of everything thus letting anxiety eat away at our spirit and our mind.
It has always been ingrained in human nature that we’re destined to face hardships alone. But that’s absolutely not the truth— whenever we’re faced with problems and challenges, we always have God with us. (Read: 5 Ways to Strengthen Relationships While Social Distancing)
Always remember that during doubt or fear, you just need to call on the Father. Here are three prayers to calm your anxious heart and remind you that trusting God is one of the best ways to overcome challenges in this life.
A Prayer for Soothing Panic Attacks
I come before You to lay my panic and anxiety at Your feet. When I’m crushed by my fears and worries, remind me of Your power and Your grace. Fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone. I know I can’t beat this on my own, but I also know that I have You, Lord, and You have already paid the ultimate price to carry my burdens.
For this I thank you, Amen.
A Prayer for Strength
Father, I pray that you replace my worry with perseverance, my doubt with boldness, my uncertainty with absolute confidence. Instead of questioning, help me to trust that you are with me. Instead of waking up with yesterday’s pain, remind me that the past is the past and I am forever renewed with your love. Instead of a fluttering heartbeat, please help mine to beat steadily as I walk in your ways.
I pray for strength instead of weakness; I pray for more of your presence within me. Amen.
A Prayer for Serenity
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.