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Fighting Fear with Prayer

Have you ever tried fighting fear with prayer?

For the most part, prayer is my #1 go-to when I’m scared. Sometimes it takes me a bit to get there, but when I do, I am ever so thankful that I did.

I recently wrote about three ways prayer can help you overcome your fears, but before I send you that way, I want to share five Bible verses about fighting fear with prayer.

5 Bible Verses About Fighting Fear With Prayer

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Peter 5:7 NIV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 NIV

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 56:3 ESV

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94:18-19 NIV

Can I Be Honest?

Sometimes having the Bible verses just leaves me hanging.

Like, okay… and?

Or, that’s great… but how does that play out in real life?

When someone says, “Cast all your anxieties on God because He cares for you,” and you’re standing there like… okay, but my problems are all still here. I love Jesus but this is real-life.

Have you ever felt that way?

If so, I hope you’ll check out my post “How to Overcome Fear with Prayer.” In it, I share a real-life scary experience I had, and how I got through it with prayer.

Click Here To Read My Post
How To Overcome Fear With Prayer

Join The Conversation

Do you have any Bible verses you’d like to share about fighting fear with prayer? A Bible verse you cling to when you’re scared? Or maybe you want to chime in on how prayer has helped you through a scary, real-life situation. Whatever it is, I’d love to hear from you. Join the conversation in the comments below!

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  • Note: This post was originally published November 27th, 2019

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