Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling like 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!
A Prayer for Peace
Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel like a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I’m caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying out of 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 out of 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.
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…