Prayer for when you feel overwhelmed

This prayer for when you feel overwhelmed is just a starting point. Remember, God is in control – trust him. Building trust requires time in his presence.

The worries of the world make your mind race. It’s hard to maintain a healthy perspective. Adopt a heavenly viewpoint and watch worry fade away.

You may not have all the solutions, but God helps you to cope – and to conquer.

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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?

Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
yea, wait for the Lord!

Psalm 27:1,13

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Oh holy Father,

I seek you as I feel completely overwhelmed. I do not have the time or energy to sustain myself. Everything tells me there is too much to do.

Won’t you help me, oh Lord?

Show me your hand in control of all things. Let me rest in you. May I trust that you give me eternal blessings always. You alone are sovereign. You alone are the Lord.

So I stop at this moment and look for you, to feel the soft breeze of your merciful love carrying my worries away. You transform me. You change my heart.

I rise up strong again, in CHRIST. I face the world, my path straight and firm, with faith in your Son Jesus.

In his great name I pray,


56 thoughts on “Prayer for when you feel overwhelmed

  1. Please pray for me , i feel overwhelmed & my heart is unsettled. I feel a light depression day in & day out as there’s alot happening in my life at the present i need peace & to know the Lord is with me . I gave my life to Christ years ago and i dont understand why i feel this way from time to time . Thank you, Fernando H

    • Hello Fernando,

      Even though you follow the Lord, you are still human Fernando. The follower of Christ isn’t a person without problems.

      Some things to try to help you might include:

      – Daily prayer and Bible reading
      – Communion with a local parish or church
      – Get outdoors and get exercise everyday
      – Listen to worship music – and sing!

      But above all, continue cultivating your relationship with Jesus. He will always show you the way.
      You are in my prayers Fernando.

      God’s grace and blessings to you!

    • Fernando: We all have moments like this. These moments test our faith in God, it’s hard to go to him when you feel the world crashing in: but those are the times you NEED to go to him. the test is in how we react to the struggle, not the struggle itself. God is forever, faithful, everywhere, love, comfort, and peace. Let him in, ask for his help, he hears us and he acts when we let him. Bless you, and may God shine his light on you.

  2. Please pray for my daughter Kristiana. She is suffering from intrusive thoughts (OCD). She needs help, and nothing is helping. I am so worried. Please help to find the best solution or even a miracle. Thank you

    • I am praying for Kristiana now Maria…

      Set Kristiana free, O Lord… bring healing… let peace and calm come to her… pour out your loving grace, O Lord… guide Maria with patience and wisdom… send your Spirt in abundance, O Lord…

    • I pray for you Maria and Kristina. May the Lord guide and protect you. Provide a supernatural healing over Kristina give her the calmness and peace she needs almighty God. Only you only you can supply the perfect supply for hee needs. AMEN

  3. I only see prayers for the believers of Christ. I need a simple prayer or overwhelmed. Anxiety. With Christ. However a shorter prayer.

    I don’t know if you understand what I mean.
    I pray with her everyday. She left the church at 18. I want to just simplify the prayers. She did ask for a Bible in so many words. We blessed her with one easy read. NIV. Because she is the type that does not understand right away. She questions everything. As simple as I can put it. She has a hard time understanding. In Jesus name I ask for prayer for my family in Jesús Name i pray amen
    A sister in Christ. Ada

  4. I ask for prayers for my son Jacob who has lost his way and his will; that our Lord may carry him through this hard time and help him get past it. Amen

  5. I am going thru some medication, for depression, withdrawal. It’s been a month and the WD symptoms are still terrible. Full body pain, crying all the time, excessive sweating, brain zaps, anxiety, anger, to name a few. Needing prayer to get me through this, to the end, and not go back on this medication. I know God has his hand on me, I feel it, but some days it is just soooooo hard not to reach for the relief. Asking for prayer that God tales these Wd symptoms, cast them out and binds them under the precious blood of Jesus, so I suffer no more. Prayers needed for full speedy recovery,with no long term negative effects, Thank you Abba for your word and your healing, in Jesus name. AMEN

    • Dear Sharon… Thank you so much for sharing your testimony here. Your words are powerful. It’s amazing to witness when someone must hold tight to Jesus no matter what. Please don’t give up. You are so worth the struggle… Jesus showed you how much you mean to him.

      O blessed Lord… pour out your mercy and Spirit in abundance over Sharon… bring her healing and peace… cast out any influence of the enemy with your mighty hand… bring Sharon to a wide open space where the grace of Christ makes all things light and new… hold tight to Sharon during this time, O Lord… let her know she is valued and loved beyond all measure… may she trust and lean upon you completely to set her free… in Jesus name, Amen.

      God’s grace, blessings and protection to you Sharon!

    • Lord I lift Sharon up to You in prayer. You are the Healer, I pray that You would strengthen and heal Sharon from this terrible medication withdrawal. Specifically; the full body pain, crying, excessive sweating, anxiety, anger, and brain zaps. Fill her with Your perfect peace Jesus, comfort her and bring complete healing for her depression so she will not have to go back on this medication again. Bring peaceful and sweet sleep to her tonight, so she will feel rested in the morning. Pour out You love and mercy upon her, help her to feel Your loving touch Lord. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers God. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

    • Your strength is an encouragement. Never give up. God promises thst he helps us through every situation. There always hard and difficult days but God is with us through them. And we are able to grow in stength and character when we do. Take each hard day as an opportunity to grow closer and stronger in the Lord and know you more capable than before. He will not let you down so keep close to him and I pray that you keep rh courage and faith to do so

  6. I need prayer for my Granddaughter, she was molested at age 5 and is now 16. She has gone thru so much turmoil. She has germaphobia and anxiety since this happened to her. She has and still is in therapy and on medication. She is a Christian and she loves and serves the Lord. Some days she breaks and cannot take the pressure. I ask for prayers of healing for her. She is the sweetest and dearest young lady ever. Thank you in advance.

    • Pour out your loving healing and help over Charlotte’s granddaughter O Lord… heal her wounds and bring peace to her heart… let her continue to trust in you and seek you O merciful Lord… give the family compassion and may they show her loving care… free them from the lies of the enemy… may your Spirit be abundant and acting in their hearts and home… set the granddaughter free O Lord in your loving grace, by the blood of Christ… in Jesus name, Amen.

    • Charlotte, I am so sorry for your dear Granddaughter, you and the family. What a horrible nightmare to go through. Knowing Jesus as her Savior is everything, He is everything she needs and I have faith He will deliver and set her completely free.
      I want to encourage you, to keep praying fervently for her. Your prayers for her are the best gift you could ever give her. Our children and grandchildren can never have too much love or prayers. I will keep her in my prayers. God Bless you.❤️

      Lord I pray for Charlotte’s granddaughter. Bring healing and peace to her heart. Your perfect peace Jesus. You know all the places in her that need healing and liberation. Pour out Your love and mercy upon her. Lord we thank you that You are bigger than any problem or circumstance we may face in life, and we know that all power and healing is in Your hand. I pray that Charlotte’s granddaughter will always have a heart that loves You Lord above all else. That she would run to You when she feels anxious and needs help because God, You are our refuge (Psalm 62:8). The days when she feels overwhelmed, I pray that no weapon formed against her will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). That she will have clarity and a sound mind, because You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind ( 2Timothy 1:7). Help her to know and hear Your voice God, give her discernment to know when thoughts fill her head with fear, confusion that they are not from You, but
      lies from the enemy. Give her strength to stand strong and help her mind to think on “ whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” Philippians 4:8
      I pray that You would fill Charlotte with Your perfect peace. Give her strength and help her to “not grow weary in doing good by praying for her sweet granddaughter, so she may reap a harvest of blessing, if she doesn’t get discouraged and give up” Galatians 6:9. I pray for a strong unity and bond for this family, as they pray and support this dear young lady. “May You, the God of hope fill them with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit they would abound open hope” Romans 15:13. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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