20 Verses to Pray When You Feel Anxious

The last few years have brought lots of reason for anxious thoughts with our family.

Three years ago, one of our daughters was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. One year later, she was also diagnosed with dyslexia. This year-one year later- I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Our kids are very different. They are all very smart, but in different ways. One thing we have been praying about is the continuation of homeschooling. We think it’s a great fit for our daughter with dyslexia, but I think our middle child might be best suited for public school. And with the new MS diagnosis, there are lingering questions about my homeschooling abilities, energy levels, etc.

These scriptures are helping me through this season of unknowns. I’m working on making additional prayer cards for each verse. They are gorgeous, and you can take them with you anywhere.

Is there anything you are feeling anxious about lately?

#1 Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts, and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

#2 Psalm 139:23

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”

#3 1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

#4 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

#5 1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

#6 Psalm 27:1

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

#7 Psalm 55:22

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”

#8 Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

#9 Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

#10 Psalm 34:4

“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.”

.”#11 Mark 5:36

“Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’”

#12 1 Peter 3:14

“But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.”

#13 Proverbs 29:25

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”

#14 Psalm 118:6-7

“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.”

#15 Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

#16 Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” c

#17 Psalm 55:22

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”

#18 Psalm 27:1

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

#19 Matthew 6:34

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

#20 Joshua 1:19

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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