Anxiety disorders are quite common nowadays. Especially, post 2020 pandemic crisis in the world, anxiety issues have aggravated among adults as well as teenagers. Life is full of uncertainty. The ups and downs of life make us excessively think which results in too much fear or too much worry regarding the specific issue in mind. The world of today makes it challenging to have a relaxed mind. The external and internal environment is full of triggers that allow anxiety to creep anytime anywhere.
The worst way of handling anxiety is to leave it unattended. That is, sweeping away in the pool of anxious thoughts which results in panic attacks or excessive fears and other repercussions. One of the most reassuring factor to address anxious thoughts is that knowing that there is a power above and beyond our control that is directing our affairs. Which is why, prayers and talking to God serve to calm the nerves from stress and anxiety.
The scripture addresses anxiety with hope regarding what is to come. Therefore, the times when you feel unsure, stuck, overwhelmed, and exhausted, know that the word of God is there to put your heart and mind to ease. God reassuring love is the support you need through your hectic day, his promise for better tomorrow is the hope you need to get through the tough times and his words are the healing you need for the broken pieces of you!
‘’Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.”
~ Ellen White
Does Prayer Really Helps To Deal With Anxiety?
Prayers is one of the most effective way of handling recurring anxiety. The healing power of prayers is undeniable. Many self help books also support the idea of taking some time out of your day just to mediate and pray. Talking to God provides a sense surety that through our struggles, we are not alone. The greatest advantage of praying is that before the words are uttered, the Holy Spirit knows the inside of mind and heart.
Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart (Psalm 44:21).
Prayers help to alleviate the burdens of mind and soul. Thus, prayers are essential to shut the mind-boggling voices and leave the worry in the hands of God.
Here are 10 calming prayers for anxiety:
1- Prayer for Suffering
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened (Peter 3:14).
The words from Peter 3:14 assure that in the face of any threat, there is the word of God who tells you to not be afraid. He also says that going on the right path even if it appears full of suffering should not be feared because even through that suffering, there are hidden blessings.