living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for calm

beautiful sunset over a beach

This page has three prayers you can say to help bring calm to your mind and being. The first prayer is for inner calm - it may help to say this prayer now if you are currently nervous or anxious about something. Following this is the famous "Serenity Prayer" for peace of mind when wisdom in a situation is needed. The final prayer is to help you calm down when anger or fury rise up inside.

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.


The Serenity Prayer

The words to the Serenity Prayer

A beautiful prayer which leads us to peace of mind and heart

A Prayer for Peace of Mind

An uplifting prayer for peace and healing for those who are experiencing stress or anxiety at the moment:-

Prayer to calm down
(a prayer to calm anger in the heart or mind)

My mind prowls around, looking for someone to blame, hunting for a way to release the anger I feel. I am trapped, enraged by these feelings. Resentment weighs me down and revenge follows me. It overtakes my life.

Please come and bring freedom, I need you Almighty God. I lay these feelings at the foot of the cross. I remind myself over and over that you took this pain and these raw wounds with your death on the cross, and overcame them all. Lord help my heart to understand your risen love, that I may breathe in your hope and find a new morning of peace and forgiveness.


prayer for peace of mind

A short meditation on receiving the peace of God:-

"Holy Spirit, please encircle me"

quotes on inner peace from the bible

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

click here to read prayers for inner peace

"You, Lord, give perfect peace
to those who keep their purpose firm
and put their trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever;
he will always protect us."

(Isaiah 26:3-4, GNT)

arrow rightread prayers for family peace
with a prayer for unity and harmony where there is conflict in the family.