living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer to calm anxiety

Dawn breaking over a tranquil lake

Gathered together on this page are several prayers and uplifting quotes to help with calming anxiety and fear. There is an inspiring prayer based on "The Lord Is My Shepherd" which gently reminds us of how God cares for his children, a prayer surrendering all worries and anxieties to Him, and prayer to receive God's peace and calm. May you be encouraged as you pray and reflect on these words now.

Prayer to calm anxiety
a short prayer based on Psalm 23 (NHEB)

Father God, into my racing mind bring your still small words of peace.

The LORD is my shepherd; I lack nothing...
Into my uneasy life bring your strong and steady arms.
Your rod and your staff they comfort me...
Into my quickening heart bring your shield of faith.
You lead me beside still waters, you comfort me...
Into my faint soul bring your fortress of hope.

Surely your goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life...
Thank you that I am your child.
Thank you that I can place all my trust in you, this day and forever.


inspiring bible quote about anxiety

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

Prayer for worry and anxiety

Father God,

Sometimes I feel I can not face tomorrow, it is hard to keep going with such anxious thoughts running through my mind.
I ask for your peace to flood my being, that each moment I would surrender these worries, fears and anxieties to you.
I ask for your presence to walk with me through each part of my day, that I would not feel alone but know that I am loved.
And I ask for your strength to wake me each morning and keep me going. May I trust in you to see me through, lead me to calmer seas, balance and rest in heart, mind, body and soul.

You are all I need.


A Peaceful Reading from the Bible

A beautiful reflection on the scriptures for receiving God's peace. Ideal for playing to help calm nerves or anxious thoughts:-

"Into my faint soul bring your fortress of hope"

meditation on God's protection

An uplifting song based on Psalm 91:-

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.


bible quotes about peace of mind

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly."

(Matthew 11:28-30, The Message)

"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)

"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."

(John 14:27, NLT)