Prayer for Stress & Worry

Father God, right now I bring my life to you and I surrender my time, my passions, my goals, my money and my relationships.

Lord in this world it is easy for my eyes to become distracted and when I do, stress overwhelms me, so at this moment I fix my eyes upon you.

I pray that I can be reminded that all you’ve asked me to do today is to love you with all of my heart and love my neighbor as myself. Today, my job is not my top priority, nor is achieving wealth, fame or fleeting success.

You have called me to share your love and walk in your light so I will cast my cares upon you and I will pursue peace in every area of my life.

Forgive me Lord for trying to create Heaven on earth. As good as this life can be I realize that it’s a poor substitute for the place that my soul longs for. Today I will not strive to have a perfect life but I will be content with your promises of things to come.

As I set my mind on things above help me also to be sensitive to the people around me. The things I take for granted, some people would love to have. The things that I throw away, some people would treasure. The things that dissatisfy me, some people would celebrate. God enlarge my heart and make me a compassionate and generous soul.

Father you are my shepherd, so I shall not be in want.  You make me to lie down in green pastures, You lead me beside still waters and You restore my soul.

I will fear no evil Lord For You are with me; You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil and My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.