The power of praying for calm does more than change our circumstances—it changes us. We find we experience a shift in perspective. It provides a place of stillness for our souls so that we can settle the racing thoughts. It allows an anxious heart to settle into a rhythm that beats in time to the drum of God’s faithfulness.

Stress fills this life. Any change in our lives, good or bad, brings a form of stress. There’s good stress and bad stress. We experience anxiety, hardship, fear, strain, and worry that threatens our sense of calm—but God is with us.

God with us is one of the central messages in the Bible. If God is with us, then we can rest in the assurance that we are not alone when stress comes banging at our heart’s door. And when it inevitably does, here are 7 prayers for calm:

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