Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome worry, anxiety, and fear by praying in the spirit. Here are 50 scriptures from the Bible that will encourage you to pray in the spirit when you’re afraid, worried, or anxious. You’ll also learn how praying in the spirit brings peace and comfort to your soul while bringing glory to God. Let these scriptures guide you in praying in the spirit today!
The Bible says that God will give us the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). This peace not only quiets our minds, but it also protects us from anxiety, worry, and fear.
If you struggle with anxiety, worry, or fear, here are eight scriptures to help you pray in the spirit and overcome anxiety, worry, and fear.
Praying in the Spirit: 50 Scriptures to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, and Fear
Learning how to pray in the spirit can be an invaluable skill if you struggle with anxiety, worry, or fear. When you’re afraid, it’s natural to want to look for things in your life that are out of your control and worry about them accordingly. It’s also common to feel like God isn’t hearing your prayers because you never seem to get the answers you’re looking for.
Below are 50 holy spirit Scriptures to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, and Fear
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
1 Corinthians 14:15
What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
1 Corinthians 14:14
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.
And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
1 Corinthians 14:2
For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. …
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
1 Corinthians 14:4
The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:19
Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing,
1 Timothy 2:8
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” …
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
2 Kings 2:9
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.”