When you turn on the news, it can be easy to be filled with fear. We are living in what feels like uncertain times. No human knows what tomorrow brings. Praise be to God because He is with us. He knows exactly what is happening in our world. We can cast our fears on Him.
When we cast our fears on God, we allow our hearts to be open to Him. We can receive what He has for us. God longs for us to have a spirit of peace, not fear.
We can ask God to give us peace, even in the midst of uncertain times.
20 Scriptures About Fear To Pray
I found twenty Scriptures about fear. You can read a verse and then pray.
Speak these Scriptures over your heart and mind. If you know someone living under fear, take some time to pray these words of truth over them as well.
1. Psalm 56:3-4
But when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise–In God, I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Dear Lord, even though I am afraid, I chose to put my trust in you. I will not fear. You are with me. Thank you for protecting me. Amen.
2. Joshua 1:9
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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Lord, you alone make me strong and courageous. You are with me, so I will not fear. I will not be discouraged. You are always beside me. Amen.
3. Matthew 17:20
‘You don’t have enough faith,’ Jesus told them. ‘I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain ‘move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’
Jesus, please give me faith. I desire to trust in you. I desire faith. I know nothing is impossible for you. Amen.
4. 2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.
God, thank you for giving me the spirit of power, love, and self-discipline. Help me to walk in love. Help me to walk in love towards others. Help me to walk in self-control. I can only do this in your strength. Amen.
5. Romans 8:15-17
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Abba, I am your child. You have adopted me. I am no longer a slave to fear. I walk in freedom because of Jesus’ work on the cross. Thank you for freedom, God. Amen.
6. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
Jesus, help me to stand firm. I will not fear. I will stand with you. Guide me. Amen.
7. 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.
God, you are the only one who can deliver me from my fears. You laugh at the enemy. I trust in you. You will always answer me. Amen.
8. Psalm 23:4
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Jesus, I need your rod and staff to comfort me. I know I am not alone in this valley of death. You are with me, therefore, I do not fear. Amen.
9. Isaiah 43:13
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.’
Lord, you are my God, who is always with me. I do not fear. You are my help. Amen.
10. Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
God, you are my strength in this time of trouble. I trust you and do not fear. You are my refuge. Fear has no control over me. Amen.
11. Luke 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Jesus, thank you for giving me peace. I give you my fears. I give you the troubles in my heart. I desire your peace. Amen.
12. Psalm 91:4-5
He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
Lord, help me not to fear in the night. I trust you are with me. I give you my fears and worries. Amen.
13. Deuteronomy 3:22
You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.
Lord, you fight for me. I have no need to fear. I know you have already won the battle. Thank you for loving defeating the grave and death, amen.
14. Matthew 10:26
So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Lord, I do not fear because you have given me a spirit of peace. Help me to walk in peace daily. Thank you for giving me peace and comfort. Amen.
15. Isaiah 35:4
Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.
Lord, I give my anxious heart to you. You are the only one who can save me. You make me strong. You give me peace. Thank you, amen.
16. Hebrews 13:6
So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?
Lord, you are my helper. I do not fear. You protect me. You guide me. You give me peace because you are a good God who loves me. Amen.
17. Matthew 10:31
Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
God, you created me. You made me in your image. I will not fear for you are with me. You have loved me from the beginning of the world. Amen.
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?
Jesus, you are my light. You are my salvation. I do not fear. You are my stronghold. I do not fear. Amen.
19. Psalm 115:11
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
Jesus, you are my help. You are my shield. I trust you. I praise you today, amen.
20. 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.
God, I do not fear. You are with me. You are God. You will strengthen me. You will uphold me with your righteous hand. All your ways are good, God. I love you, amen.
13 Prayers About Fear To Recite
Here are 13 prayers about fear you can recite. I would encourage you to speak these prayers out loud. The Lord is listening to your prayers. He is speaking to you.
1. Prayer From Unknown Author About Fear
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.
I know I can’t beat this on my own, but I also know that I have You, Lord, and You have already paid the ultimate price to carry my burdens.
For this I thank you, Amen.Amen
2. Prayer From Unknown Author About Worry
Heavenly Father, When I feel crushed by my own worries, Lift my mind and help me to see the truth. When fear grips me tight and I feel I cannot move,
Free my heart and help me to take things one step at a time. When I can’t express the turmoil inside, Calm me with Your quiet words of love.
I choose to trust in You, each day, each hour, each moment of my life. I know deep down that I in Your grace, forgiven, restored by Your sacrifice, You have set me free.Amen
3. Prayer From Unknown Author About Seeking God
God, who is more than we can ever comprehend, help us to seek you, and you alone. Help us to stand before all that we could do and seek what you would do, and do that.
Lift from us our need to achieve all that we can be and instead, surrender to what you can be in us. Give us ways to refrain from the busyness that will put us on edge and off-center, give us today your peace.Amen
4. Prayer From Unknown Author About Peace
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. I trust your Love God, and know that you will heal this stress.
Just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night. Please bring me clarity with the light of God.Amen
5. Prayer From Unknown Author About Walking With The Lord
I am your humble servant and I kneel before You today, helpless and weak. I need Your hope for love, kindness and for a better life, Lord.
I ask that You fill me from head to toe with Your everlasting light. Bathe me in Your glory, Lord and show me that everything is according to Your plan.
Help me walk in Your glorious light and show me the path so that I may follow You in faith.Amen
6. Prayer From Unknown Author About Control
Lately, I’ve been so worried about things that are out of my control. Help me to trust that you are working every little detail of my life out and that I have nothing to fear or worry about.Amen
7. Prayer From Unknown Author About Worry & Uncertain Times
I know that worrying gets me nowhere. Yet I still allow worry and anxiety to consume me. In times such as these, Lord, I ask you to grant me a great amount of strength, faith, and courage to fight off the doubt and fear within my minds. Faith casts out fear while fear casts out faith.Amen
8. Prayer From Dr. Bengston About Anxiety
You know that sometimes life and the circumstances we face are just hard. But you are our source of peace.
I pray for the one reading these words right now. I pray that whatever they are facing right now, that they would take a deep breath and inhale more of you and your peace while exhaling any of the worries that weigh them down.
I pray that they would be anxious for nothing, but would come to you in prayer with all their needs, thanking you even now that you know how you’re going to take care of every last detail.
I thank you that you care about the things that we care about, and that you are our source of peace in the midst of the storms.Amen
9. Prayer From Unknown Author About Stress
Dear Loving Lord,
I am feeling stress, I am worried. Too many things occupy my mind. Won’t you help me? Show me Lord, your order and your plans, are eternal. Let me trust in your will alone.
Your word tells me where there is love, there is no fear. Let me be filled with your love. The perfect love that tells me I am not condemned, but I am saved.
I can do all things through you. You Strengthen me.Amen
10. Prayer From Unknown Author To Soothe Heart
I thank you that I can come to You always for any reason. I’m grateful that when I pray to You, You answer me. Help me to come to You at the beginning of my fears and anxieties instead of waiting until I can’t stand them anymore.
The quicker I come to You the better. You want to free me from ALL my fears. Help me look to You for help more often so that I can be radiant with Your joy.Amen
11. Prayer By David Adams About Peace
Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm; still me, Lord, keep me from harm. Let all the tumult within me cease, enfold me, Lord, in your peace.
Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm; still me, Lord, keep me from harm. Let all the tumult within me cease, Lord, enfold me in your peace.Amen
12. Prayer By Ron Moore About Being Weary
Father, my heart is heavy. I feel like I have to carry the burden alone. Words like overwhelmed, distraught, exhausted seem to describe where I am.
I am not sure how to let you carry my heavy load, so please show me how. Take it from me. Let me rest and be refreshed so that my heart won’t be so heavy in the morning.Amen
13. Prayer By Rachel Wojo About Overcoming Anxiety
Dear Father, In this space of total anxiety, I’m praying to you, the God of all. Jesus, I need you so much. The weight of this world consumes my heart and my spirit is confused.
I know you are not the god of confusion; you are the God of order, love and peace. I pray you would restore order right now in me.
May my mind perceive that you make me sound. May my soul receive that you give me strength. May my heart believe that you show me love.
Thank you for the relief of an unburdened heart.Amen
The Lord is always with you. Be open hear Him speaking to you. Pray today and seek the Lord.