Christian prayers for peace

Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling like the psalmist, who asked his own soul, “Why are you in despair? And why have you become disturbed within me?” One of the hardest parts of knowing peace is understanding how it has nothing to do with control. If you’re having trouble with trust or finding the words to pray above the howling of the scary storms, feel free to offer up these words to the Lord now!

A Prayer for Peace

Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel like a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I’m caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying out of control. Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy. I need your peace—the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind. Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking “if-onlys” and “what-ifs” fill me with needless worry.

I know that trust is a big part of experiencing peace and that fear has no place in my life. Most of the things I worry about or dread don’t even happen. So I’m declaring my trust in you. I’m releasing the reins of my life again and asking you to take control. I may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I’m tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin. I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.

I surrender and admit: I can’t control people, plans, or even all my circumstances, but I can yield those things to you, and focus on your goodness. Thank you today for every good gift you’ve given, every blessing you’ve sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve, and, yes, for every trial you’ve allowed into my life. You bring good out of every circumstance if I’ll only let go and believe you. I know that when I pray and give thanks instead of worrying, you have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That’s your kind of peace, Lord. And it’s the kind I crave.

Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or afraid, help me remember to run to you. You’re the only one that can calm my fears and end my fretful behavior. Whether in trivial or heavy matters, I know you will not only give me peace; Lord, you will be my peace. And when I draw close to you—in prayer, in reading your Word, in helping another, in taking my mind off myself—you will be there, up close and personal.

I can’t handle these times alone, Lord. Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together? Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life? Thank you, Lord. I’m trusting you.

In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still, Amen.

A Short Prayer for Peace

Lord, I come before you ready to pour out my worries, anxieties and fears at Your feet. I am claiming and declaring Your promises for blessings of peace and strength over my life. Bring a peace into my soul that passes all worldly understanding and make me a light for others to see Your strength.

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A Prayer for Peace of Mind

Almighty God, We bless you for our lives,
we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace
we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even
though we are not that faithful to you.
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around
peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit.
We want you to heal and remove everything that is
causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives…

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Bible Verses for Peace

Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. 

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. 

John 14:27
Peace I leave with 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.

More Scripture for Peace

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What circumstances do you need God to fill with peace today? Bring your requests to our large praying community in the comments below and being to experience hope and security in God’s plan for your life! 

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.

Publication date: October 12, 2015

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Cheryce Rampersad

The Bible says: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, make your requests known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will protect your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

When you are stressed or broken you can turn to His word and find tranquility. Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27. Let us seek the Prince of Peace in prayer that we may have that peace that passes all understanding.

Praying for Peace

Oh Mighty and Loving Father, we come to you today to ask that you grant us peace in the middle of our raging storms.

Give us the peace we desire within our mind, body and soul, so that our hearts would not be troubled even as the gale sweeps down upon us. As the future presents its own fears, calm our storms and settle our hearts.

Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Peace in the home

O Gracious Father, give us peace within our homes. Be present in the middle of our petty arguments and fights. Be present in the homes of couples suffering from emotional, physical and mental abuse.

Dear God, give us the strength and comfort within our minds so that we will have the courage and wisdom to know when and how to walk away.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Peace in my community

Give us peace, Oh Merciful Father, within our communities, our country and the world. Lord, manage the crime; the robberies, the gang wars, the rape and the overall murders.

We declare peace in our neighbourhood today! Oh Jesus, help us all, especially the families,who have recently lost loved ones; be their comforter in these difficult times.

In Jesus’ name we pray.. AMEN!!!!!

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

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Cheryce Rampersad

I’m a young Christian, from South Trinidad, seeking the wisdom of the Word and God’s blessings on my life. A journey, that’s just begun, but living to the Glory of God.

23 thoughts on “Prayer for Peace: Finding The Peace Of God Through The Power Of Prayer”

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    Slow Me Down 

    Slow me down, Lord!                                                      
    Ease the pounding of my heart
    By the quieting of my mind.
    Steady my harried pace
    With a vision of the eternal reach of time.

    Give me,
    Amidst the confusions of my day,
    The calmness of the everlasting hills.
    Break the tensions of my nerves
    With the soothing music 
    Of the singing streams
    That live in my memory.

    Help me to know
    The magical power of sleep,
    Teach me the art
    Of taking minute vacations 
    Of slowing down
    To look at a flower;
    To chat with an old friend 
    Or make a new one;
    To pet a dog;
    To watch a spider build a web;
    To smile at a child;
    Or to read a few lines from a good book.

    Remind me each day
    That the race is not always won by the swift;
    That there is more to life 
    Than increasing its speed.

    Let me look upward
    Into the branches of the towering oak
    And know that it grew great and strong
    Because it grew slowly and well.

    Slow me down, Lord,
    And inspire me to send my roots deep
    Into the soil of life’s enduring values
    That I may grow toward the stars
    Of our greater destiny.- Offered by Dave Johnson and Kyra Shahid; Written by Orin L. Crain

    Your Peace

    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.

    – Author Unknown

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    I Want To Be Available

    Holy and perfect God,
    you know I want to be available.
    Help that desire sink deeply enough into my being
    for me to actually change
    and to say “no” to a least one worthy, but not urgent, task today.
    Give me the ability to be open to the life I am leading;
    not the one I am planning to lead.

    Amen.

    – Author Unknown

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    Slow Me Down, Lord

    Slow me down, Lord.
    Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.
    Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.
    Give me, amid the confusion of the day, the calmness of the everlasting hills.
    Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of the singing streams that live in my memory.
    Help me to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.
    Teach me the art of taking minute vacations – of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to read a few lines from a good book.
    Slow me down, Lord,
    and inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of life’s enduring values that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny.

    Author Unknown

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    A Prayer for Inner Peace

    Lord, please put Your peace in my heart.
    I’m worried and anxious.
    My mind races and obsesses.
    I can’t help thinking about my problems.
    And the more I think about them,
    the more depressed I become.
    I feel like I’m sinking down in quicksand
    and can’t get out.
    Calm me, Lord.
    Slow me down, put Your peace in my heart.

    No matter what problem I have, Lord,
    You are bigger,
    You are more powerful than it is.
    So I bring my problem to You.
    I know what I want.
    I know my will.
    I do not know Yours.
    I do not know how You will use this problem for my salvation.
    I do not know what good You will workout from this evil.
    But I trust You.
    I trust Your goodness and Your wisdom.
    So I place myself in Your hands.
    Please fill my heart with peace.

    Amen.

    – Author Unknown

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    A Christian Prayer for Peace of Mind

    Almighty God, We bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you.
    Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit. We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.
    Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us. Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, businesses and everything we lay our hands on.
    Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out and stay by our side when we return.
    In Jesus’ name,

    Amen.

    – Author Unknown

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    A Prayer to Heal Stress

    Loving God, 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.
    In your name I pray,

    Amen.

    – Author Unknown

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    Prayer for Peace and Calm

    Dear Lord and Father of humankind,
    Forgive our foolish ways;
    Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
    In purer lives Thy service find,
    In deeper reverence, praise.

    Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
    Till all our strivings cease;
    Take from our souls the strain and stress,
    And let our ordered lives confess
    The beauty of Thy peace.

    Breathe through the heats of our desire
    Thy coolness and Thy balm;
    Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
    Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
    O still, small voice of calm.

    – John Greenleaf Whittier

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    Within Our Reach: Joy

    There is nothing I can give you which you have not;
    But there is much, very much, that while I cannot give,
    You can take.
    No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
    Take heaven!
    No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
    Take peace!
    The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our
    Reach is joy.
    Take joy!
    There is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see,
    And to see we have only to look.
    I beseech you to look!
    Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering,
    Cast them away as ugly, or heavy, or hard.
    Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor,
    Woven of love, by wisdom, with power.
    Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel’s hand
    That brings it to you.
    Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty
    Believe me, that angel’s hand is there, the gift is there,
    And the wonder of an overshadowing presence.
    Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys.
    They, too, conceal diviner gifts.
    Life is so full of meaning and purpose,
    So full of beauty beneath its covering-
    That you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.
    And so, at this time, I greet you.
    Not quite as the world sends greetings,
    But with profound esteem
    And with the prayer that for you, now and forever,
    The day breaks, and all the shadows flee away.

    – Fra Giovanni, Christmas Eve, 1513 A.D.

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