living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer to overcome fear & anxiety

Three candles burning in the dark

Sometimes the anxiety surrounding an impending appointment or the fear of something can feel overwhelming. Gathered together on this page are several prayers to help with overcoming anxious thoughts and worries. The first prayer reminds us that when we are dwelling in God’s love there is no fear. The second prayer is written to receive God’s peace and calm when feeling nervous or anxious. Further down this page there is also prayer to help overcome the fear flying, and a prayer for common fears such as surgery or losing your job.

Prayer against fear

Almighty God,

Beneath your wings
Filled with light
I have no fear.
Wading through truth
Clean and bright
I have no fear.

Dwelling in love
Safe at night
I have no fear.
Soaking in your hope
Eternity sings
I have no fear.


bible quote on inner peace

Quote from Phil 4:6-7 on the peace of God

Prayer for inner peace and calm
(a prayer for calmness with nerves and anxiety)

Holy Spirit, please encircle me,
Come hold me safe and secure.
Wrap my mind up with your truth
Guide my thoughts and calm my fears.
Steady my emotions,
Lord that you would guide my feelings,
May I not be overcome by upset.
Sustain my soul,
With vision for the future,
And hope for tomorrow.

I need you.


Prayer for safe flight
(a prayer for those who are nervous or anxious about flying)

Dear God,

Please watch over me as I fly out today. May your hand be on the pilot and crew, your strength be in the engineers that prepare the plane and your wisdom over the control teams on the ground.

I choose to trust in you, and give you my fears and anxieties. May I find peace as I travel. Take my heart on a journey of trust and hope as I look out over the beautiful world you have made.

I travel with you.

Calm me and cover me,


Night Prayer

a prayer to say to receive God's peace before sleeping:-
a night time prayer poem with sunset in background

discover more inspiring night prayers here

Prayer for fear and anxiety
(a prayer to calm common fears e.g. driving, surgery, fear of losing your job etc.)

O Lord, scripture tells me "have no fear"
And I want to hear and say yes!
But as life threads its way,
And my circumstances change
I confess that I'm feeling so stressed.

O Lord, may I cling to the promise you give,
Of a peace that surpasses it all.
Come calm this troubled heart
May I never depart,
From you Lord, whatever befalls.

O Lord, I am never alone,
My Shepherd, my Father, my King.
So I'll walk in your way,
and promise each day
To live in the freedom you bring.


prayer for peace of mind

a simple prayer to help find God's peace during troubled times:-

"Eternity sings...I have no fear"

bible verses about anxiety and God's peace

"That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?"

(Matthew 6:25-27, NLT)

"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."

(Romans 15:13, NLT)

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

(1 Peter 5:7, NIV)