Meditations to Release Stress

Man meditating on a sofa.

A Moment of Calm

We invite you to spend the next 10 minutes relaxing your body and quieting your mind.

Welcoming Peace

Release Stress with Archangel Michael

Explore Thich Nhat Hanh's specially developed exercises in this gallery of mindful moments...

Being Peace

We invite you to spend a few minutes experiencing our peace meditation, inspired by monk, author, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh.

A Breathing Exercise, and Calm Waters

Two audio meditations by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Today's Relaxing Prayer

Prayer for Those That Are Alone

Father, I'm praying for (name one or more) and others in my circle of family and friends who are feeling very much alone...

Sometimes they must wonder where You are. I know You're with them because You've promised You will never leave us nor forsake us, that You'll be with us always—but sometimes when they can't sense Your presence, they must feel terribly alone. (Psalm 10:1; Hebrews 13:5b; Matthew 28:20b)

When their hearts fail and their spirits fall, help them determine to live in Your presence—praising You, knowing You inhabit the praise of Your people. May they set their hearts to seek You, to be strong and take heart as they wait for You. (Psalm 27:4; 22:3; Colossians 3:1; Psalm 27:8, 14)

Hide them in the shelter of Your presence and show them Your wonderful love. Help them hope in You, and let Your unfailing love rest upon them. Help them to fix their eyes on You, to take refuge in You, to set You before them, constantly thinking about You, confident that You're with them—then they won't be shaken. (Psalm 31:20a, 21b; 33:22; 141:8a; 16:8)

Help them believe that You won't leave them, that You'll come to them no matter how alone they feel. (John 14:18)

In Jesus' name, amen.

- Jim & Kaye Johns

Source: "Prayers for the Moment: One-Minute Scripture Prayers" Copyright September 2006. Reprinted with permission of B&H Publishing Group

TAGS: Christian, Comfort, Daily, Guidance, Loneliness, Peace, Protestant