Christian Woman’s Prayer For Peace Of Mind
5 Powerful Prayers for Peace Within
Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling the psalmist, who asked his own soul, “Why are you in despair? And why have you become disturbed within me?” One of the hardest parts of knowing peace is understanding how it has nothing to do with control.
If you're having trouble with trust or finding the words to pray above the howling of the scary storms, feel free to offer up these words to the Lord now! Below are 5 of our most favorite prayers to speak when we need God's peace to speak over our heart and mind.
A Prayer for Peace Within
Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I'm caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying control.
Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy. I need your peace—the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind.
Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking “if-onlys” and “what-ifs” fill me with needless worry.I know that trust is a big part of experiencing peace and that fear has no place in my life. Most of the things I worry about or dread don't even happen. So I'm declaring my trust in you.
I'm releasing the reins of my life again and asking you to take control. I may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I'm tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin.
I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.
I surrender and admit: I can't control people, plans, or even all my circumstances, but I can yield those things to you, and focus on your goodness.
Thank you today for every good gift you've given, every blessing you've sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve, and, yes, for every trial you've allowed into my life. You bring good every circumstance if I'll only let go and believe you.
I know that when I pray and give thanks instead of worrying, you have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That's your kind of peace, Lord. And it's the kind I crave.
Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or afraid, help me remember to run to you. You're the only one that can calm my fears and end my fretful behavior.
Whether in trivial or heavy matters, I know you will not only give me peace; Lord, you will be my peace.
And when I draw close to you—in prayer, in reading your Word, in helping another, in taking my mind off myself—you will be there, up close and personal.I can't handle these times alone, Lord. Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together? Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life? Thank you, Lord. I'm trusting you.
In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Short Prayer for Peace
Lord, I come before you ready to pour out my worries, anxieties and fears at Your feet. I am claiming and declaring Your promises for blessings of peace and strength over my life. Bring a peace into my soul that passes all worldly understanding and make me a light for others to see Your strength.
A Prayer for Peace of Mind
Almighty God, We bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you. Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit. We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.
Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us. Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, businesses and everything we lay our hands on.
Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out and stay by our side when we return. In Jesus' name, Amen.
A Prayer for Missing Peace
Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus' name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
A Prayer for Peace When You're Overwhelmed
Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Jennifer Rothschild
A Prayer for the Troubled Heart
Dear God, Our world is hurting and broken. We pray for those who have lost loved ones this week, please comfort them in their grief and loss, cover them with your peace and presence, as only your Spirit can do.
We know that in whatever we face, you are our Peace and Refuge, a very present help in times of trouble. Thank you that you remind us throughout your Word, we do not face the storms alone, but you are always with us. Whispering calm.
Speaking peace. Bringing rest to our souls.
We confess our need for you. We ask you to forgive us for trying to figure everything out on our own, for not trusting that you are more than able and powerful to work on our behalf.
Forgive us for picking back up what we already determined to lay down at your feet.
Give us the ability to trust you more, give us a heart that finds rest in your presence, give us the wisdom to seek peace and pursue it, remembering it’s only to be found in you alone.
Thank you that your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Thank you that you care for us. Thank you that the peace of your loving and strong presence guards and protects our hearts and minds in you.
Thank you that we do not have to walk in fear or live in overwhelmed cycles of worry and stress. Thank you for your voice that breaks through the greatest wind and storm swirling around us, and whispers “Peace, be still.
” Thank you that you sent your One and Only Son to set us free. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen. ~ Debbie McDaniel
A Prayer for Peace in Hard Times
Lord, when my heart is overwhelmed, overwhelm me with Your peace. Lead me to You, my rock. Guide me to Your Word which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to run to lesser things. Draw me to run to You first. Help me get into the habit of taking my “overwhelmed” and placing it under your will. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Lysa Terkeurst
Lord, how I long to break free from negative thinking and embrace peace and joy and optimism. I invite You to begin transforming my thought patterns and help me recognize, reject and replace thoughts that are not pleasing to You. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~ Traci Miles
Read more of a Prayer for Peace at Praywithme.com – Calm your mind and relieve anxiety and stress with these prayer words
Bible Verses for Finding Peace
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Peace I leave with you; my peace i give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
More Scripture for Peace
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Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart.
She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com.
You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.
Publication date: October 12, 2015
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Prayer For Peace Of Mind – Psalm 91 to ease negative thoughts
If you prefer (or also want) a non-biblical prayer for peace of mind, see Prayers for Relaxation and Rest
Below is a graphic of Psalm 91 with the words changed to the first person. For example “I dwell” instead of “he who dwells”. This allows you to pray the psalm to claim peace of mind within your own life. The original words are a powerful prayer to bless another.
The above is available to buy as a Psalm 91 poster in my zazzle store.
The previous article includes the original words to Psalm 91along with advice about how to pray the psalm as a prayer for protection.
In this spirituality article, I look at how Psalm 91 can be prayed as a psalm for peace of mind.
Do you believe that even when you have a problem, you can still touch a deep feeling of peace that comes from trust in God?
“You cover me with your feathers, and under your wings I trust”
The female eagle carries her young under her wings.
Those young eagles may be flying with a huge drop beneath them. Yet they are safe and protected.We can see these bible verses in Psalm 91 as a powerful image of God as a loving and protecting mother. (See also, Deuteronomy 32:11)
“You cover me with your feathers, and under your wings I trust”
The meaning of Psalm 91 is that whatever dangers seem present in our world, the more we let God carry us, the more we fly through them and above them in safety. We associate more and more with the part of us that remains in God and rises above the difficulties of this world.
“Surely you deliver me from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence”
”The snare of the fowler” for me is what is often called the Inner Critic – the voice in your head, not necessarily audible! – that tells you you have got it all wrong.
Or it could be the Inner Judge – the voice in your head, that keeps telling you all the ways in which someone else has got it all wrong.
The Inner Judge may seem preferable to the Inner Critic. But stop and think about it…
Both voices make for unpleasant thoughts!
“Surely you deliver me from the snare of the fowler”
You might know the time when you need this prayer for peace of mind: You are in a place of saying:”I feel upset about something.On and on go my racing thoughts. They feel bad thoughts, negative thoughts.
I want to just dismiss them, but I don't seem to have the power to replace my thoughts with the thoughts that God would have me think.”
Great. If you see you don't have the power to change your thoughts this is a wonderful first step.
Now you can say a prayer for peace of mind. Invite God to decide for you.
Dear Holy Spirit, please decide for me. Thank you.
Wonderful. You are making a space in your mind in which God can work.
“Surely you deliver me from the snare of the fowler”
At the level of health I was at, I often had to lie still for 50 minutes of every hour. Believe me, it was very important to find some way to discipline my thoughts and direct them towards inner peace.
A good way to do this was to say psalm 91 as a prayer for peace of mind.
I am repeating the bible verse to give you an idea of the persistence with which you need to repeat words that ask for what you want and replace the words in your head that ask for what you do not want.
“The noisome pestilence” is interpreted differently in different versions of the Bible. Again I used this line as a prayer for peace of mind – peace from the unpleasant racing thoughts.
I also had depressionand I used both lines as a prayer for release from depression.
“Surely you deliver me from the snare of the fowler and the noisome pestilence”
So what do you do if it seems you don't have the power to quieten your racing thoughts?
You remember you don't have to find peace on your own. You say a prayer for peace of mind to invite God to give you peace.
When we pray Psalm 91 we do just that. We invite the Holy Spirit to enter our mind and bring us peace.
A short prayer for peace of mind, inspired by Psalm 91:
The thoughts in my mind are not the ones I want.
I don’t seem to be doing a great job of changing them.
I am willing to think what you would have me think.
I am willing to be at peace.
I claim the confidence of the psalmist in Psalm 91:
You deliver me my God from the snare of the fowler.
You deliver me my God from the noisome pestilence.
I am at peace.
Thank you so much.
Other Articles Relevant To A Prayer For Peace of Mind
- 10 Ways To Finding Inner Peace
- Positive Self Talk
Or return from A Prayer For Peace Of Mind to read the words of Psalm 91
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