Whenever overwhelmed by the chaos and difficulty of life, we can turn to God in prayer for peace and comfort. In Philippians 4:6, the Bible tells us,
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
How we can pray for peace is simple. First, honestly declare your belief and trust in God as your Lord and Savior. Then make your request of peace known to God in whatever personal sense you need. We have gathered a collection of historic and modern prayers for peace to use as inspiration or guiding words. Add or edit your words as relevant to your life.
We are limited in our perception and understanding of the world as humans but we can trust in God, believing in Him for protection and prosperity. Scripture says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
Here we have listed powerful prayers for peace to use in the request of comfort and stillness in your life. May these prayers bring you peace of mind, body, and soul.
A Prayer for Peace When Tempted to Panic
Father God, I know it is normal for us to sometimes find ourselves in a pit of fear and discouragement. But we don’t have to stay there. Today, we’re choosing to fix our eyes on You. And we’re remembering that each thing we verbalize our thankfulness for is like a stepping stone out of the pit we’ve been in. Thank You for providing Your timeless truths that prove to us over and over again how powerfully capable You always are. With You by our side, we have no need to fear. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - Lysa Terkeurst
Lord, I thank You for placing Your wonderful, powerful, protective peace in my life. I am grateful that You have positioned it to stand at the entrance of my heart and mind and that it dominates my mind and controls my life. Because what is inside me is what rules me, I choose to let this peace rise up and conquer me. With this peace standing at the gate of my heart and mind, I know it will disable the devil's ability to attack my emotions and will not permit his lies and accusations to slip into my mind! Thank You for loving me enough to put this powerful peace in my life! I pray this in Jesus' name!
I confess that I am guarded and protected by the powerful peace of God that works in my life. It rises up to dominate my mind; it controls my thinking, and it determines the condition of my life and the environment where I live and work. I am unaffected by the circumstances that surround me, for this supernatural peace stands at the gate of my mind and emotions to monitor everything that tries to access me. Because no fretting, anxiety, panic, or worry is allowed to enter me, I remain free, calm, and peaceful - even in difficult situations that in the past would have upset me! I declare this by faith in Jesus' name! - Rick Renner
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 peace into my soul that passes all worldly understanding and make me a light for others to see Your strength.
Lord, We Need You
Dear God, We’re in need of your peace and truth to soothe our hearts and spirits right now. When we find ourselves awake in the middle of the night, our pressing needs and worries can feel overwhelming. We need to be reminded of your constant love, healing, and grace. We ask for your Mighty Power to surround us. - Debbie McDaniel
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.
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.
Prayer for Peace from 11th Century
O God, the comfort of all who are sorrowful, and the salvation of those who put their trust in you, in this dying life, give us that peace for which we humbly pray, and finally receive us into eternal joy in your presence; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source: Roman Breviary, 11th Century
For Deliverance of Sin
O Lord, look mercifully on us and grant that we may choose the way of peace. Rescue us from the captivity of the sins which have oppressed us, that we may attain the dwellings of the heavenly Jerusalem; through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source: Sarum Rite, 11th Century
Grant Us Peace
O Lord God, grant your peace to us, for you have supplied us with all things: the peace of rest, the peace of the Sabbath which has no evening; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Source: Augustine of Hippo
Dear Lord, help me to remember that You are Yahweh Shalom. Help me to stop trying to create peace in my life and instead run to You to receive it. You know all the things that are stressing me out, Lord. Sometimes it seems overwhelming. Help me to trust You more so that I will obey You more. I don’t want to drift away from You like the people during the time of the judges. I believe that when I seek You, it will be all right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. - Melissa Spoelstra
Prayer for Strength
O Lord, be our Sanctifier and the Shepherd. Strengthen and help us, that in our daily life walk with you, we serve you in all quietness of spirit; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Source: Roman Breviary, 11th Century
Give Us Eternal Peace
Hear us, O Lord, and in our troubles, pity us. Give us spiritual gladness, and give us eternal peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Source: Sarum Rite
A Prayer for Missing Peace
Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus' name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland
A Prayer for Patience and Peace
God, teach us what it means to have faith in silence. When we face trials that are beyond our understanding, help us to find peace. Help me be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. You set all things in accordance with your time. Remind us to wait patiently, and find peace in your plan. ~ Dick Woodward
To Trust in Jesus
Dear Father, Thank You for inviting me to trust You with my overwhelming day. Holy Spirit, please help me to fix my eyes and my mind on You — not on my abilities to get it all done with the help of caffeine. Help me to put my trust in You, as I eagerly anticipate the peace You’ve promised to put in me. Fill me up with Your sweet peaceful presence as I sing, “Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus, oh for grace to trust You more.” Amen. - Wendy Speake
God of Peace
O God of Peace, I stop right now to give You thanks, not just because You deserve it, but because I need it! As I bring my specific requests to You now, fill my mind with the long, long list of things big and small that are Your perfect gifts to me. Above all, thank You for Your Son, for what He did for me, and that I am in Him! Amen. - Pete Briscoe
Bible Verses about Peace
- I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33
- Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16
- You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3
- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. ~ Matthew 5:9
- If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. ~ Romans 12:18
- And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. ~ Colossians 3:15
- Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7
Read more Bible Verses For Peace
"peace" prayers - acollectionofprayers.com
20 Powerful Prayers for Peace Within - crosswalk.com
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