8 Prayers for Mental Health and Those Struggling with Illness (2022)

  • Jolene Underwood Contributing Writer
  • 2020 13 May
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One of the hardest things about being human in this broken world is experiencing pain without quick-fix answers and consistent happy endings. We all face challenges that feel overwhelming. We struggle when we don’t know what to do. For those with mental, emotional, or physical health concerns, the feelings of overwhelm can seem never-ending.

We aren’t guaranteed beautiful endings or perfected situations. Our desires aren’t automatically fulfilled. No matter how much we want things to be perfect, we live in an imperfect world full of imperfect, even harmful, people.

Even so, there is hope. So much hope. There is goodness. Our God is bigger and better than we know. One thing we are guaranteed is that the presence of God is with us through every challenge and struggle we face.

Scripture reminds us that Jesus knew pain and suffering well. God understands the deep cries of our hearts. He knows us intimately and cares about what we need.

If you’re feeling depressed and anxious, or weary and worried, please know that God wants to meet you through prayer. Prayer isn’t meant to be the be-all and end-all. It’s meant to bring us close to the One who holds it all.

May these eight prayers encourage your heart no matter what mental health struggles and illnesses you may be facing.

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    1. Prayer for Abundant Life

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    John 10:10
    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

    Lord, you give life and life abundantly. I don’t always experience the goodness you have to give. I don’t even know how good your goodness is. But I want it, Lord.

    Sometimes what I think should happen isn’t actually good. My limitations, my inabilities, my refusals, my attempts to get things my way make it hard to receive what you want for me. I’ve struggled and pain is all too familiar. The enemy wants to destroy me, and he has taken much.

    I ask for more of what you have to give, Lord. Help me experience the power of your life at work in me, and your beautiful life flowing through me. Replenish what’s been stolen or lost. Fill me to overflowing with what comes from you. When I feel troubled and unable to do simple things, I choose to receive new strength. You are fully alive and renew my life. Thank you.

    When abundant life seems impossible, and my thoughts take me down with reminders of all I lack, renew me with glimpses of your love in this life. Remind me of what I have because of you. Help me see there is more to enjoy than what I know now. You have more to give and more for me to embrace with you. Amen.

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    2. Prayer for Compassion

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    Isaiah 49:10
    They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.

    Isaiah 54:10
    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    Lord, thank you for being a God of compassion. When I feel hungry or beat down by the heat of this world, you offer refreshment. With you there is nourishment for dry and hurting places. May I see where you provide for me, because sometimes I don’t notice it. Sometimes I reject it. But Lord, I admit that I need your refilling often.

    When I feel shaken, you are not. You never cease to offer love and compassion for those who are weary. When I can’t figure out what to do and it feels like everything I do is wrong, your arms remain open to receive me. I can’t understand your acceptance and love, but you offer it. Help me accept it.

    Have compassion for my doubts, fears, actions, thoughts, and the wrestling that happens in me. Show me new ways, Lord. Help me see your care and kindness, especially when I feel empty and alone.

    Lord, I need compassion from others. I need compassion for myself too. Help me notice and embrace compassion offered to me. Help me extend compassion to myself and others, especially when it’s hard to do. Amen.

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    3. Prayer for Relief from Loneliness

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    Genesis 2:18
    The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

    John 14:18
    I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

    Isaiah 41:10
    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    In my struggles, Lord, I often feel alone. You say you are with me, but I can’t always feel it. Sometimes, I can be with people and still feel alone. Others don’t understand what I’m going through and it’s hard for them to know what to do. When this happens, I feel even more alone.

    You created us because you love us and want to be with us. You designed us to need you and others. Help me receive your loving presence. Help me see when you are moving on my behalf, whether it’s through other people, through hard steps I’ve taken, through your created beauty in nature, or through some way I would never expect. I need reminders, and I need revelations of your presence with me.

    Help me reach out to others when I need help, encouragement, and fun. Give me courage to ask for what I need and the courage to offer the same for others.

    Heal my heart and mind in all the areas that keep me closed off, isolated, withdrawn, or defensive in relationships. I ask for your wisdom and spiritual discernment so I can see when you and your creation provide relief from loneliness. Amen.

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    4. Prayer for Courage Amid Fear

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    Matthew 14:28-31
    “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

    Lord, all around me and swirling within me there are things that are scary, hard, and painful. When I feel afraid and too small to do the hard things I need or want to do, give me courage.

    Like you did with Peter, and so many others, show me where you are and where you want to take me. When you call me out of my places ofself-protection, help me trust you fully.

    Give me courage to focus on you and not the fear I feel. I am reminded that you will not sink. You will not fall. You love me even when I doubt and am afraid. You offer courage to move ahead anyway. I need to see you reaching out for me and know your solid foundation under me.

    In the middle of my stormy fears, show me you are near, and you hear. Amen.

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    5. Prayer for Courage to Take the Next Step

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    Psalm 40:1-3
    I waited patiently for the Lord;he turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire;he set my feet on a rockand gave me a firm place to stand.He put a new song in my mouth,a hymn of praise to our God.Many will see and fear the Lordand put their trust in him.

    God, sometimes I tremble and shake from not knowing what to do. Sometimes, it seems as if I’m frozen in time. There are times when it feels as if I’ve tried everything. I’m at a loss for what may be next.

    When I cannot see beyond what I see now, remind me that you see more. Give me vision for the things you have for me. Give me willingness to trying something new. If I need to try again something I’ve tried before, give me courage to do so. Help me to rely on you and trust that you will be with me even if I get it wrong.

    When the next step feels tremendously big, or far too small, help me take it anyway. If I need assistance to take that step, show me where I can find it.

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    Sometimes I feel like I cannot move forward. Sometimes I try to take action on my own when I need to rest. Help me to discern what is your best in this moment. If I get it wrong, you will not leave me.

    God, I need your guidance. Amen.

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    6. Prayer for Healing

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    Jeremiah 17:14
    Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

    Lord, I am struggling. Sickness is not your design. Where my mind and body struggle to function the way they’re designed to do, I ask for healing. May you bring health to every cell. I don’t know if I’ll ever live fully well while on this earth, but I ask for wholeness in every way possible.

    When my mind spirals and my thoughts are filled with negative things, nudge me towards you and what you have for me instead. Strengthen my mind.

    Give me guidance to know where to turn for help when I need it. Give me strength to endure difficult processes that lead to greater freedom and healing in body and soul. I ask for your powerful healing touch in my body. Help me trust you whether healing comes the way I want it or not. Amen.

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    7. Prayer of Responsiveness to God’s Voice

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    1 Samuel 3:8-9
    A third time the Lord called, ‘Samuel!’ And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am; you called me.’ Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

    Lord, you call to me often.

    I’m not always able to hear you. Sometimes, I ignore you. Sometimes, I don’t know it’s you. Help me to hear your voice and be ready to listen whenever you call to me. Help me to remember that you see more than I do and desire to help me through whatever I’m going through or is ahead of me.

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    When I’ve grown expectant that you will do things my way, help me to respond to your way instead. Help me to recognize when the voices I listen to aren’t from you. May I hear your voice above all others and be willing to turn towards you. Amen.

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    8. Prayer of Grace

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    John 1:16
    Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

    Lord, you give what we need as we need it. Your grace is not something we can make happen, and like the manna in the dessert, it’s available on time, for me, every single day.

    Sometimes I forget to give grace to myself. I struggle to receive the grace you give me. You give me time and space to feel the hard things and rest when needed. Help me to recognize when I need to receive your grace.

    In all the challenges I face, your grace never departs. May I know this more fully. Amen.

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    Jolene Underwood, MA, LPC-Associate is an emotional growth coach and mental health counselor. She believes a cultivated life is one that experiences more of God and more of the life we've been given by God. Her personal journey towards emotional health, and training in Christian counseling, inform the practical support she provides for spiritual growth and emotional healing. Her tool, Unleash: Heart and Soul Care Sheets, has helped hundreds process life’s challenges, experience greater freedom, and grow closer to God.When she’s not counseling, coaching, or creating content you’ll find her enjoying life with loved ones, puzzling, or adding to her collection of vintage glassware with a 70s flair.

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FAQs

What is a good prayer for mental health? ›

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve those challenged by serious and chronic mental and emotional illnesses. Give your power of healing to those who minister to their needs, that they may be strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

What is the strongest prayer for healing? ›

May Your healing hand rest upon me, may Your life-giving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me to wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom. Amen.

How do you pray for someone who is struggling? ›

"Dear Lord, I pray for my friend right now. I pray that you will help them with the struggles they are going through in this season. For you know exactly what they need in this moment. Draw near to them and let them feel your presence.

What is a good Bible verse for mental health? ›

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

What does the Bible say about mental illness? ›

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 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 minds in Christ Jesus.

What is a good prayer for anxiety? ›

Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can't seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you've laid out for me.

What are the three powerful prayers? ›

These three powerful morning prayers are the prayers of thanksgiving, the Lord's Prayer, and the prayer of Jabez. Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, the Bible tells us to enter his gates with thanksgiving, and Jabez prayed to God and God granted him his request.

What is the best prayer for a miracle? ›

My Lord, you know the peril I am in. I give my condition to you, knowing that your ability to grant a miracle is far beyond anything I can conceive, and your grace is limitless. I thank you that even though this is impossible with man, with you, all things are possible. Amen.

What is the most powerful healing Scripture? ›

We are confident that healing is for everyone as Exodus 15:26 tells us that God is 'the Lord who heals us'. Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that Jesus, on the Cross, bore our sicknesses and carried our pains, in order to remove them from us and 'by His stripes we have been healed'.

How do you pray for miracle healing? ›

Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Thy Precious Blood, and fill me with Thy Holy Spirit , I love Thee Lord Jesus, I praise Thee Lord Jesus, I thank Thee Jesus, I shall follow Thee every day of my life. Amen.

What is the prayer of comfort? ›

Help me to rest in your love and to feel the peace which surpasses all understanding. Help me to feel your love and comfort. Help me to be still and know that you are God and that you will take care of me, just like any loving parent takes care of their children.

What is a short blessing prayer? ›

May my life be filled with thanksgiving and praise for your countless blessings. Give me assurance that you supply my every need through your generosity. May grace, mercy, and peace be with me, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Son, in truth and love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Who has mental health issues in the Bible? ›

One thing is certain -- King Saul was a long time sufferer of mental distress, whatever its cause. David had his moral weaknesses, but mental illness does not seem to have been a problem for him (at least not until much later in his life).

What to read in the Bible when you are struggling? ›

Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.

What God says about struggles? ›

Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.

What does God say about anxiety and depression? ›

"Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." "When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles."

What God says about illness? ›

John 14:27 - God provides peace

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Sometimes an unexpected pain or illness may frighten you. Accept God's gift of peace, and let it create a calm spirit within you.

Who was bipolar in the Bible? ›

The Prophet Elijah was Depressed - International Bipolar Foundation.

How do I ask God to heal anxiety? ›

Dear God, I come before You to lay my panic and anxiety at Your feet. When I'm crushed by my fears and worries, remind me of Your power and Your grace. Fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone.

How can God calm my anxiety? ›

Belief is what helps you overcome anxiety, and strength of that trust is what allows you to feel less fear. Praying that God simply relieves your anxiety may actually make it worse, because God does believe in personal effort, and anxiety isn't something He is going to simply wash away.

How do you pray when you feel overwhelmed? ›

Thank you, Lord, for helping me to seek You, to lean on You, and to trust in You. Help me to remember that You are always with me and are helping to carry me through this. I know You love me. Help me to feel your love deep within my heart to give me strength at this time.

What are the 7 most powerful prayers? ›

The 15 Most Powerful Prayers
  • The Lord's Prayer. Our Father who art in heaven, ...
  • Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. ...
  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. ...
  • O gracious and holy Father, ...
  • Morning Prayer. ...
  • Christ with me, Christ before me, ...
  • The Serenity Prayer. ...
  • Bless all who worship thee,
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What is a good prayer to say everyday? ›

I come before you, oh Lord, and drink in this moment of peace, that I may carry something of your hope, love, and joy today in my heart. Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don't go my way.

How do I ask God for immediate help? ›

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What is the prayer of faith that will heal the sick? ›

Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.

Is there a prayer for healing? ›

Think, O' God, of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard. that no healing is too hard if it be Your will. We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his/her strength, and heal what ails him/her in Your loving name.

What is the best prayer to God? ›

Father in heaven, I stand before You today in Your omnipotent presence to ask that You grant me strength. I want You to give me the strength to power through all of the tasks today — whether little or big. It is by Your will that I live oh Lord. And I know it is also by Your will I will not go weak today.

What does God say about sickness and healing? ›

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness."

Which psalm is a prayer for healing? ›

2. Psalm 147:3. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Hearing that God has the power to clear up wounds and mend a broken heart could resonate with your loved one.

How do you say praying for recovery? ›

Here are some options for saying “praying you feel better soon” in a text or DM.
  1. “I'll be thinking of you as you heal!” ...
  2. “I love you! ...
  3. “I'm hoping you have a speedy recovery. ...
  4. “I know you'll be back on your feet soon, I'll be thinking of you in the meantime.” ...
  5. “You're so strong!
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How do I pray for a sick family member? ›

Heavenly Father, We lift up all those who are facing various illnesses. Give them the hope and courage they need today and every day. Comfort their pain, calm their fears, and surround them with Your peace.

What are the 7 prayers? ›

These prayers include: Prayer of Confession, Prayer of Salvation, Prayer of Pardon, Prayer of Promise, Prayer of Submission, Prayer of Praise, and Prayer for Blessing.

How do you pray for peace and happiness? ›

Prayer for Happiness and Peace in Life

Dear Lord, I pray that you bless me with true happiness and peace in life. Lead me away from hate and anger toward love. From restless mind and anxiety, give me peace. Lead me from fear of death to eternal life.

What are some words of comfort? ›

Comforting Words for Hard Times
  • "Dawn Will Come." Really. ...
  • "Worrying Won't Do Us Any Good." ...
  • "Let's Consider the Positive Things." ...
  • "Recognize the Challenge and Do Something About It." ...
  • "Things Won't Always Be This Bad." ...
  • "Don't Give Up." ...
  • "Hope Can Never Be Taken Away." ...
  • "Do Something to Help Others."

What is a good scripture for comfort? ›

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

What is a simple and beautiful prayer? ›

God, please help me to make peace with yesterday and have an open mind and heart for today. Help me to be a blessing. Help me to see the good around me, the good in others, and the good in myself. Fill me with happy thoughts and a thankful heart. Guide me into living like you, with selflessness and love.

What is the most common prayer? ›

The most common prayer among Christians is the "Lord's Prayer", which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray.

How do I pray to God for help? ›

Daily Prayer for God's Help

O God, I cry out for your help! The storms in my life are unrelenting and I'm drowning. Yet, I will lift my eyes to you, for my help comes from you, the creator of heaven and earth. Lord, save me, keep me from evil, rescue me from this battle.

What causes depression according to the Bible? ›

The Bible's term for this is “justification by faith.” (See Romans 5:1, 9.) If you have never placed your faith in Christ as Savior, guilt from unresolved sin is one of the hidden causes of your depression.

Is depression a sin in Christianity? ›

"Depression Is a Sin" in Christian Literature. Accounts that describe depression as sin or as caused by sin written by Christians and aimed at depression sufferers are not difficult to find, whether online, or in often-bestselling books written by mental health professionals and Christian ministers.

What does the Bible say about cremation? ›

The Bible neither favors nor forbids the process of cremation. Nevertheless, many Christians believe that their bodies would be ineligible for resurrection if they are cremated. This argument, though, is refuted by others on the basis of the fact that the body still decomposes over time after burial.

What does the Bible say about hope in difficult times? ›

Romans 12:12 – Rejoice even when things are tough

Put your hope in Christ, for he will never disappoint you. Be steadfast in prayer and hope for the best, especially in hard times. Through prayer, humility, hope, and thanksgiving, we must make our request known to God.

Why does God make you go through hard times? ›

God allows struggle and difficult times because we are sinners and we all come short of the glory of God. God loves us, but because of our sinful nature, He allows these things to happen.

What is a good Bible verse for mental health? ›

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Where in the Bible does it talk about depression? ›

Isaiah 40:31

This Bible verse for depression is a huge source of hope because it reminds us that when our reserves of strength are depleted by depression, God will renew your strength. It can be a great relief to realize that you don't have to depend on your own strength.

How do I pray for peace of mind? ›

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.

How do I give my anxiety to God? ›

How do we send our anxiety to God? First, Conclusively: “cast” refers to “once and for all, throw our burdens to Jesus!” When the worries of life press us down, we do not have to bear them! Thank God, He is willing to carry our load. Thirdly, notice “all your anxiety.” He tells us to give Him everything!

Can God help me with mental illness? ›

One of the ways that God shows us that he cares for our mental health is by providing us with the things we need - a great therapist, access to medication, time with Him, a good support system, or all of the above. Loving God with our minds can mean utilizing some of these things he provides.

Can prayer help depression? ›

Prayer can reduce levels of depression and anxiety in patients, according to research. Researchers gathered data from 26 studies that identified the active involvement of patients in private or personal prayer.

What are the three powerful prayers? ›

These three powerful morning prayers are the prayers of thanksgiving, the Lord's Prayer, and the prayer of Jabez. Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, the Bible tells us to enter his gates with thanksgiving, and Jabez prayed to God and God granted him his request.

Is there a prayer for healing? ›

Think, O' God, of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard. that no healing is too hard if it be Your will. We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his/her strength, and heal what ails him/her in Your loving name.

What is the best short prayer? ›

Dear Lord, Help me remember what a difference it makes when I make time with You a priority in my morning. Awaken me in body and spirit each day with a desire to meet with You and to hear You speak words of affirmation, assurance, and wisdom over my heart as I prepare to go into my day. In Jesus' name, Amen.

How do you stop worrying and let God take over? ›

4 Ways to Stop Worrying
  1. Surrender your worries to God.
  2. Stay in the present moment.
  3. Meditate on God's Word.
  4. The Lord Himself will go before you. ...
  5. God's way is perfect. ...
  6. Don't be afraid! ...
  7. So don't worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will have its own worries.

What God says about worry and anxiety? ›

"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.”

Who has mental illness in the Bible? ›

One thing is certain -- King Saul was a long time sufferer of mental distress, whatever its cause. David had his moral weaknesses, but mental illness does not seem to have been a problem for him (at least not until much later in his life). He did, however, feign mental illness to get himself out of a bind.

What does God say about anxiety and depression? ›

"Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." "When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles."

Is depression a sin in Christianity? ›

"Depression Is a Sin" in Christian Literature. Accounts that describe depression as sin or as caused by sin written by Christians and aimed at depression sufferers are not difficult to find, whether online, or in often-bestselling books written by mental health professionals and Christian ministers.

How can God calm my anxiety? ›

Belief is what helps you overcome anxiety, and strength of that trust is what allows you to feel less fear. Praying that God simply relieves your anxiety may actually make it worse, because God does believe in personal effort, and anxiety isn't something He is going to simply wash away.

Why does God allow anxiety? ›

The bible does not state what causes anxiety, because God considers anxiety to be a crisis of faith. The belief here is that anxiety shows that the person has not yet been able to put full trust in God, because fear itself is something that is meant to be relinquished as every person is meant to be part of God's plan.

What does prayer do to your brain? ›

First, engaging in 12 minutes of personal reflection and prayer each day makes a profound impact on our brain. It strengthens a unique neural circuit that specifically enhances our social awareness and empathy and helps us love our neighbor by developing a heightened sense of compassion and subduing negative emotions.

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