By Stan Popovich
Prayer can be very powerful in managing your fears, anxieties, and other mental health issues. There are countless numbers of people who have experienced the power of prayer in their lives. Here are nine ways prayer can be effective in managing your anxieties, fears, and stresses.
- You are tapping into the power of God when you pray: God is stronger than your fears and anxieties and prayer is the connection to the power of God. A simple prayer can do wonders in managing your mental health issues.
- Prayer is a great way to manage your fears and anxieties: When you pray, you are asking God to help you manage your fears. God is the most powerful being in the universe, and He is willing to help you if you ask.
- Prayer works: There are many inspirational magazines and books on how people were helped through the power of prayer. Read some articles to get an idea on how effective prayer can be in your life. Never doubt the power of God when it comes to dealing with life’s challenges.
- Prayer gives you hope: Prayer helps you believe that there is hope in getting through life’s difficult situations. Praying helps you believe that God will help shoulder your burdens instead of you dealing with your stresses and anxieties all by yourself.
- You can pray anywhere you want: You can pray at church or pray when you are at home. It doesn’t matter where you are located. The important thing is that you are using the power of prayer to help overcome your mental health issues.
- God’s ways are mysterious: When you pray to God, it is important to be open-minded. God works in mysterious ways and you do not know how your prayers will be answered. The next time you feel anxious or fearful, say a simple prayer to God. God is listening and He will help you.
- Prayer can reduce your stress: People who pray are able to reduce their stresses and anxieties. Not only do high stress levels damage mental health, but they can also have a significant negative impact on physical health. Reducing levels of stress can go a long way toward improving both physical and mental health.
- Talk to a church leader: If you have trouble praying, talk to a member of the clergy to help deal with your situation. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a priest or minister you will have a better understanding on how to get the most from praying and how to get God to help you with your mental health issues.
- Continue to pray and talk to God: Talk to God as if you were talking to a friend. Be persistent and be open in the avenues that God may provide to you in solving your problems. It is not always easy; however, God is in control and He will be there for you.
Check out more from Stan on his website at www.managingfear.com.