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Seeking Serenity: 10 Short Prayers for Stress Relief

Seeking Serenity: 10 Short Prayers for Stress Relief

Bible Verses for Stress Relief 

With everything going on in the world, in our jobs, and in our daily lives, stress is not uncommon. More and more people every day are finding themselves stressed out and unable to cope. 

Fortunately, for us, the Bible is filled with words of comfort and encouragement. These words of truth have the power to give us strength in tough times. It has the power to help us de-stress.


The fact is, God is always with us and He is always willing to help, no matter how stressful the situation is or how stressed we are.


So if you are stressed today, go Him in prayer. He listens and He heals. 

10 Short Prayers for Stress

Here are 10 Bible scriptures on stress relief you can pray when you are stressed.

Psalm 73:26 - "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

Pray it - Heavenly Father, today I feel like my flesh and my heart have failed. The stress I feel at this moment cannot be put into words but I trust you. You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever,  I thank you today, for divine strength.


1 Chronicles 16:11 - "Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

Pray it - Father God, the Bible says in 1 Chronicles 16:11 that I should seek You and Your strength. I come before you today to do exactly that. I need Your strength Lord and I need Your presence in my life. For when I feel you near, my stress fades away.


Deuteronomy 31:8 - "It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

Pray it - Lord, today I feel stressed. I feel fearful and dismayed but Your Word says that You are with me. It says You go before me and You will never leave nor forsake me. I trust in Your Word Lord and I know that you will relieve me of this stress.


Psalm 34:4-5 - "I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed."

Pray it - Father God, every time I felt stressed I sought You and You answered me. I come to You today because I trust that what You’ve done before, You will do again. I know I may look stressed and downtrodden right now but I also know that when I look to you I am radiant. Thank you for delivering me and making all things new.

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Lamentations 3:22-24 - "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion," says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him."

Pray it - Heavenly Father, when the pressures of the world get to me, I naturally become stressed. But Lord, I know that Your steadfast love never ceases and Your mercies never come to end. I know that they are new every morning and that You are forever faithful. So I will put my hope in You. You’ve never failed me yet.


Luke 12:6-7 - "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows."

Pray it - Lord Jesus, when I read what you said, I found hope. It is you who said that I am valuable and I believe every word You say. So today as I come to you in an attempt to de-stress, I do so without fear, because I know that you care about every detail of my life.


Genesis 28:15- "Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

Pray it - Dear God, I truly believe that You will not leave me until You’ve done what you promised. I also know that You are with me and that You will always be with me, so I put my hope in you Lord, there is no one like you.


Philippians 4:19-20- "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen."

Pray it - Father, Your Word says that You will supply every need of mine according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I’ve been stressed thinking I need to be in control but today I’m reminded that You are. Thank you for taking care of my needs Lord, I am forever grateful.


Hebrews 4:16 - "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." 

Pray it - Lord Jesus, right now I’m in a time of need. Stress has got the better of me and I am in great need of your grace and mercy. So today, I draw near to you with confidence. I do not doubt that You will help me in my time of need and You will heal this stress, thank You for Your grace and mercy.


Isaiah 26:3 - "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."

Pray it - Dear God, sometimes life gets hard and I get stressed. My mind starts racing and I try to find ways to stay in control. I don’t want this life to fall apart but Lord, I know that You don’t want it to either. So I give my life back to You today. I will keep my mind on You, I will trust You and I know that You will keep me in perfect peace.

These Bible verses and prayers can be downloaded for a gift of any amount (including free) below. Just click this sentence or the picture below.  I recommend printing them on these Avery labels because they are the perfect size to keep in a wallet or wherever you store your identification.


Remember, even on the most stressful day, strength and healing is only a prayer away. 

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