A Little Prayer for When You’re Feeling Anxious

Alright, my site just deleted my first version of this post, and then it timed out on me multiple times, which is a decent indication for me as a writer, that what I’m about to share with you is golden.

Because is there anyone out there who absolutely hates when we find peace and calm in the midst of an anxious world who also has some creepy grip on technology? And who might have something to do with my technology acting up most right when I’m advocating strongly for pro-life causes or peace?

Ah yes, it’s satan. (Well good morning satan, get behind me, I’m sharing this prayer with my friends today anyway. 😉 )

I honestly do not know who wrote this prayer, and cannot remember when or where I found it exactly. I only remember that one day I found a slip of paper with a little black and white leaf border around the edges, and this prayer was typed inside.

It is a beautiful little prayer that I keep with an image of the Divine Mercy, as a reminder to humbly and continually turn my anxieties over to God in exchange for the peace that only He can give.

Are you feeling a little anxious or frazzled these days?

Well, that’s understandable.

As I write these words, our world is battling so much fear and anxiety.

So, here is a little invitation to pray. May this prayer calm your heart and replace any anxieties you may be experiencing with confidence, faith, and light.


Come, Holy Spirit, replace the tension within us with a holy relaxation.

Replace the turbulence within us with a sacred calm.

Replace the anxiety within us with a quiet confidence.

Replace the fear within us with a strong faith.

Replace the bitterness within us with the sweetness of grace.

Replace the darkness within us with a gentle light.

Replace the coldness within us with a loving warmth.

Replace the winter within us with your spring.

Straighten our crookedness; Fill our emptiness;

Dull the edge of our pride; Sharpen the edge of our humility; Light the fires of our love; Quench the flames of our lust;

Let us see ourselves as You see us; That we may see You as You have promised; “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.”


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