Stress & Anxiety

/stres/     Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

/aNGˈzīədē/     Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.


Almighty God, I'm feeling overwhelmed. Break through my worries with a reminder of your presence. Enable me to be still and trust in you; to breathe deep and inhale the presence of your Spirit. As it says in Isaiah 43, when I pass through the waters, you are with me. So help me not to fear, for you have redeemed me, you have called me by name and I am yours forever. Give me strength and courage, and surround me with a support system of love and care. Lastly, please grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Scripture Passages

  • Isaiah 43:1-2, 5, 18-19 - Do not be afraid; God is with you
  • Philippians 4:4-9 - Submit your worries to God in prayer, focus on that which is
    good and the peace of God will be yours
  • Jeremiah 29:11 - God has plans to give you hope and a future
  • Matthew 6:25-34 - Do not worry; God does and will care for you
  • Deuteronomy 31:8 - God goes before you and will be with you always
  • Philippians 4:13-14 - I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.
  • Romans 8:26-28 - The Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord and not on your own understanding
  • Ephesians 3:16-20 - God is able to accomplish more than we can ask or imagine

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