This emotional wellness prayer will help you receive God’s help in keeping your thoughts, emotions and behaviors healthy.   

Emotional wellness means that your inner life provides you with the stability and resilience to handle the stress, joys and difficulties of life. 

Because God is the source of the strength and stability of our emotional wellness, prayer is one of the most important tools we can use in our quest for emotional wellness.  Christians aren’t exempt from life problems, but those who know God intimately are given power beyond themselves to endure and prosper no matter what. 


Emotional wellness prayer

Dear God, I come to you asking for your help in keeping me strong and healthy in body, mind and spirit. 

I thank you that because you created me you know my inner thoughts.  You know all of my fears, my hopes and my dreams.  You know my past, present and future.  Only you know my personality and you know all of my emotional needs. 

I thank you that you are the source of health in my inner being.   When I draw close to your, you add your strength to mine.  You help me cope. You guide me.  You comfort me.  You strengthen me. 

I pray that you will continue to develop in me the graces that create emotional wellness. 

I pray that you will renew my mind daily and keep my thought process clear.  Help me guard against negativity, judgementalism and worry. 

I pray that you will help me handle my emotions well.  I thank you that you understand my feelings and that you hurt when I hurt and you rejoice when I rejoice. 

Guide me to use and express my emotions in appropriate and healthy ways. 

Comfort me when I am hurting.  Calm me when I am distressed and anxious.  Heal me when I am broken.  

Alert me when I am overreacting.  Prevent me from acting before I think. 

When I am overcome with negative emotions to the point that they are interfering with my life, guide me to seek help from others. 

Show me how to handle stress.  Guide me how to keep my life balanced. 

Open my eyes to activities that can replenish my mind and spirit.

Connect me with others in meaningful ways.   Deepen my friendships, strengthen my family ties, connect me with other Christians.  

Show me your purpose for my life that I might be part of something bigger than myself.  Give me vision, hope and promise. 

Never let my heart grow old.  Keep me moving from glory to glory in your Kingdom.

Help me care for my body and keep it strong.  Help me to eat well and keep fit.

Most of all, draw me closer to you.  Fill me with faith, trust, love, grace and peace.   

Let me sit at your feet in your presence, safe and secure in You.


Emotional Wellness Prayer Scriptures           

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.”  (Psalm 139 :1-4 NIV)     

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”  (3 John verse 2 NIV)

“A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”  (Proverbs 17:22 NIV) 

“A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.  Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”  (Proverbs 16:23.24 NIV)   

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”  (Prov 3:7,8 NIV)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  (Romans 15:13 NIV)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”  (Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV)  

Emotional Wellness Prayer Activities

 Many experts advise using meditative techniques to promote emotional wellness.  Christian prayer is more effective than these techniques because you are taking your eyes off your own situation and entering into the presence of our loving God.  Christian emotional wellness prayer activities offer much more than the peace or tranquility promised by other techniques because Christian prayer brings you closer to God’s presence, person and power.

Here are some suggested ideas for emotional wellness prayer activities:

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