Stress, anxiety, worry, and fear have been a topic of discussion in my home. It started with hearing how many Americans are on an anti-anxiety medication. (11% of middle-aged women, 5.7 middle-aged men). But even more significant was the amount of people I spoke to this week alone about their anxiety, or worry, or fears. Whether it be about finances, their children, job security, a busy schedule, or even joyful situations like the upcoming birth of a new baby, anxiety can consume our thoughts.
So, for a few of my closest friends I began to construct a flip book to aid them in praying the scriptures, specifically scriptures that discussed fear, anxiety, and/or worry. Nothing calms more than praying the exact will of God. How do I know it’s God’s will? Because it says so right there in the Word. So, I figured if I was making them one, I could make everyone one!
Below you will find a free printable. Print the cards off, glue the scripture to one side of a notecard and the prayer to the other (I used actual notecards and glued to colorful cardstock.). Hole punch the cards and place on a ring for an easy flip book.
These are simple prayers based on the scripture. I have given you 31, that’s how many days until my friend gives birth to her new baby!!! But it’s also the amount of days in a month. Read one a day if you want. Or sit during your prayer time and flip through praying each one on a daily basis.
If you are new to prayer, start by just reading each card in your prayer time. Place the card in your pocket for the day and take it out and pray it multiple times a day. Add to the prayer your own thoughts towards the scripture. Pray that God makes that scripture alive in your heart. BELIEVE the scripture and accept it as a promise for your life. Replace the word “Situation” with your specific situation.
You can put your cards in any order, however, the first scripture on the print out should be the first (in my humble opinion).
“Cast all your cares on the Lord, He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” -Psalm 55:22
Once we realize that we can and should cast all our cares on Him because He will strengthen us, we will more easily get rid of the fears and anxieties we are facing. This may need to be done multiple times a day, but it’s His will that we not carry them anymore.
The last verse is a great verse when we’ve been doing well at managing our stress and worries, but they begin to creep back in (like at the end of your first 31 days… seriously, I promise if you can commit to this for a month, it will CHANGE.YOUR.LIFE!)
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9
Good things come to those who do not give up. The freedom you will feel once you are able to rest knowing God will take care of all your worries and anxieties is indescribable. It’s not easy, it takes great discipline, and lots of encouragement from fellow Christian friends. I pray this will help.
You will notice that many of the same themes run through these verses. A few being
- God will help you.
- God is Lord *Which means He’s big enough to deal with your anxiety.
- God gives strength.
- God renews each day.
- God will supply your needs.
- God is with you. *Which means you are not alone!
Here is your FREE download: Scriptures for Anxiety If that link does not work… as it wasn’t for some… copy and paste this line into your browser (sorry, I’m not very tech-savvy)–
If you’d like to copy and paste to your own set of cards with your own personal prayers, you can find the full list of scripture below. God bless you, and know, God knows your needs, He’s willing to help you through, trust Him, and keep pressing on! If you’d like more prayer, email me at email@example.com or follow Crossroads Church on Facebook.
31 Scripture verses to pray over your anxiety
Cast your cares on the Lord, He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.-Psalm 55:22
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -Philippians 4:6
The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace. -Psalm 29:11
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. -Colossians 3:15
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18
An Anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. -Proverbs 12:25
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. -2 Timothy 1:7
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. -Isaiah 41:10
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. -Psalm 56:3
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7
So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” -Hebrews 13:6
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is with those who uphold my life. -Psalm 54:4
Look at the birds of the air: They neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? – Matthew 6:26
And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own. -Matthew 6:34
Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the gentiles seek after these things and your heavenly father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. -Matthew 6:31-33
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. -Romans 8:28
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. -Psalm 62:5
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31
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. -Joshua 1:9
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13
Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning: Great is your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23
I know what is to be in need and I know what it is to be in plenty. I have learned to be content in any circumstances, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. -Philippians 4:12
Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning. -Psalm 30:5b
For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask him. -Matthew 6:8
Because you are my help, I can sing in the shadows of your wings. -Psalm 63:7
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. -Isaiah 40:29
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.” -Isaiah 41:14
Be still and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10
Peace I leave you; My peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will
reap a harvest if we do not give up. -Galatians 6:9