6 BEST Anxiety Prayers for INSTANT Stress Relief

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Today I want to share with you the 6 best anxiety prayers for instant stress relief. You can download these images on your phone and add them to your favourites to access them whenever you feel anxious.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 19% of adults in the United States deal with anxiety. That means more than 62.000.000 people in the United States alone suffer from anxiety.

Unfortunately, many of them keep walking around with their anxiety untreated, while there are many things you can do to ease AND overcome your anxiety.

Therefore I would like to share with you the absolute BEST Anxiety Prayers for instant stress relief!

Ready? Let’s dive in! 

When to use anxiety prayers for anxiety relief?

Using a daily anxiety prayer can be a great way to soothe your anxiety and be calmer. If you are spiritual or religious, this is really something you have to dive into if you struggle with anxiety. Anxiety prayers can help you return to the present moment, whenever you feel anxious.

Anxiety is caused by worrying about the uncertain future, but daily prayers can help you come back to the present moment. 

Sometimes it feels better to hand your worries about anxiety to the Universe, or god, instead of carrying them around yourself. Just take a deep breath, read the anxiety prayer every day and let the Universe take care of you!

Here are the 6 most powerful anxiety prayers for instant stress relief:

#1: An anxiety prayer for an anxiety attack


You know that sometimes life and the circumstances we face are just hard. But you are our source of peace.

I pray for the one reading these words right now. I pray that whatever they are facing right now, that they would take a deep breath and inhale more of you and your peace while exhaling any of the worries that weigh them down. I pray that they would be anxious for nothing, but would come to you in prayer with all their needs, thanking you even now that you know how you’re going to take care of every last detail.

I thank you that you care about the things that we care about, and that you are our source of peace in the midst of the storms.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

— Dr. Michelle Bengtson

#2: A prayer to stop worrying

Heavenly Father,

Lately I’ve been so worried about things that are out of my control. Help me to trust that you are working every little detail of my life out and that I have nothing to fear or worry about.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

– Unknown

#3: An anxiety prayer to soothe panic attack

Dear God, 

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.

– Unknown

#4: A prayer for courage

Dear Lord,

Your word tells us that we are not slaves to fear. You have given us many promises that tell us to rest in you and your word. In Romans 8: 15-17 you tell us, The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Thank you for this wonderful promise. I will remember these words during the difficult times that I am tempted to give in to fear, but instead will decide to completely trust in you. May you keep your words in my heart and mind, and help me to dwell on them throughout the day. Thank you, Lord.


#5: A prayer for relieving stress

O Lord, let me hear you.

My soul is weary. Worry, fear and doubt surround me on every side.

Yet your sweet mercy cannot be held back from those that cry out to you.

Hear my cry.

Let me trust in your mercy. Show me how. Free me.

Free me from anxiety and stress, that I may find rest in your loving arms.



#6: Make your own prayer

Honestly, the prayers above are extremely valuable. But what is even more valuable is writing down your own prayer. When you write down your own prayer you create a custom made anxiety prayer that is perfectly tailored to your needs and worries.

These are the soothing words you would tell yourself to make you believe you are going to be alright. 

What would you say to yourself in a few lines? Or what would your mother/dad say to you? Write these down and keep them with you whenever you feel anxiety or panic.

Can I overcome anxiety?

If you struggle with anxiety, stress and panic on a daily basis, understand that you are not broken. Your body is in fight or flight mode and is currently doing its job too well.

Your body always has your best interest at heart, so don’t fight with it, as it will add even more fuel to the fire.

When I was struggling with anxiety, I was fighting my anxiety all the time and didn’t know what to do to overcome it. As a matter of fact… I did all the things that made my anxiety even worse!

When you want to overcome your anxiety, it is very important to educate yourself on the topic, as easing your symptoms is just a matter of changing your perception of anxiety and understanding what happens. 

Anxiety is just a learned behaviour, which means you can unlearn it as well. To help you do that I created a FREE limited time training on how to overcome anxiety.


Using anxiety prayers can be a great way to hand your worries to the Universe. It can help you with releasing your worries to a force far greater than you. When using anxiety prayers, make sure to practice them daily (especially in the morning) and reflect on the prayer whenever you feel anxiety creeping in. Focus on your breath and inhale deeply, to read the prayer out loud or in your mind.

Both your body and the Universe have your best interest at heart. You’ll will be fine. You can do it!

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Author: Wouter Manders

Wouter is a mindset coach from The Netherlands. For many years he suffered from depression and anxiety. It gave him the motivation to coach people on overcoming their anxiety, out of first hand experience. With more than 6000 blog visitors a month he helps many people on their road to having less anxiety.

About Wouter

Wouter is a mindset coach from The Netherlands. For many years he suffered from depression and anxiety. It gave him the motivation to coach people on freeing themselves from anxiety. With more than 6000 blog visitors a month he helps many people on their journey towards less anxiety.

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