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Before praying to have all our fears removed you’ll want to take authority over your life and let go of all emanations from your lower nature.  You’ll want to let go of all fears so you can live life totally free and independent of all save God.

Repeat each one of the following out loud for the best results:

I let go of all anxiety, phobias, claustrophobia and panic attacks.

I let go of the fear of tomorrow, where I expect things to go wrong.

I let go of all dread, worry, change, the unknown, and of making the wrong decisions.

I let go of all fear of losing my life.

I let go of all the wasted years I’ve spent in worry and anxiety.

I let go of all fear of death, the dying process and dying prematurely.

I let go of all fears of losing my children, of my children not becoming Baha’i, and of the loss of relationships.

I let go of all fear of disease, pain, suffering, disability and disfiguration.

I let go of all fear of doctors, hospitals, needles, blood and vomit.

I let go of all negative fears of God, of losing His pleasure, of being severely punished and losing any chance of salvation.

I let go of all fear of sin, of evil spirits and superstitions.

I let go of all fear of trusting God or man and all fears of betrayal.

I let go of all fears of any public speaking, being noticed or being killed.

I let go of all fears of self-consciousness, shyness, inferiority, criticism, inadequacy, reproof, harassment and bullying.

I let go of all fear of other people’s facial expressions, other people’s bitterness, other people’s words of disapproval and verbal rejection.

I let go of all fear of humiliation and from being shamed.

I let go of all fear around other races and cultures, of bigotry, prejudice and abandonment.

I let go of all fears around obesity, alcoholics, sex offenders, drug-users and being around people who are drinking or doing drugs.

I let go of all fears of being alone and lonely.

I let go of all fear of abandoning my loved ones through death or disease.

I let go of all fear of not having enough money to provide for food, drink, housing, and clothing.

I let go of all fears of poverty, of having to live in a room in somebody else’s house.

I let go of all fears of insanity, night terrors, torment, fearful dreams, nightmares, fearful visions and the dark.

I let go of all fear of allergic reactions to food, drink, clothes, dust, mold and chemicals in the environment.

I let go of all fear of drivenness and perfectionism that won’t let me fail.

I let go of all desire to control other people, to need to know what’s going to happen, to need for information.

I let go of all of my fear of being controlled.

I let go of my fear of my family members, my spouse and my children.

I let go of all fears of animals, including snakes, spiders, mice and bats.

I let go of my fear of all natural disasters including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, fire or tsunamis.

I let go of all fear of my lower nature and what it’s capable of doing, of war, conflict and terrorism.

I let go of all fear of estrangement, apathy and lethargy.

I let go of my fear of being touched, hugged, intimacy, having sex or the loss of sex.

I let go of all fear of my own sexuality, other people sexuality, menopause, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, PMS and childbirth.

I let go of my fear of success, Halloween and noise.

I let go of my fear of choking, suffocation, drowning.

I let go of my fear of weapons, of being robbed or abused sexually, physically or verbally.

I let go of my fear of premature death from accidents.

I let go of my fear of cowardice and self-pity.

I take responsibility for my own life, for making a commitment to my own healing to asking for help and depending on other people.

Fear: I have taken care of your hold on me.  It’s time for you to go.

I now realize how free I have become in order to have healing, wholeness, health and homeostasis from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet.  Every cell, membrane, tissue and organ of my body has been healed from the effects of fear.  Thank you God for healing me of all my fears.

 

Prayers


O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.  O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.  (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Baha’i Prayers, p. 151)

 


 

I beseech Thee, O my God, by them and by the sighs which their hearts utter in their separation from Thee, to keep them safe from the mischief of Thine adversaries, and to nourish their souls with what Thou hast ordained for Thy loved ones on whom shall come no fear and who shall not be put to grief. (Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 3)

 


 

Pour forth upon all them that are dear to Thee what will preserve them from fear and trembling after me. Powerful art Thou to do whatsoever may please Thee. No God is there except Thee, the All-Glorious, the All-Wise.  (Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 18)

 


 

Lauded be Thy name, O Lord my God! I entreat Thee by Thy Name through which the Hour hath struck, and the Resurrection came to pass, and fear and trembling seized all that are in heaven and all that are on earth, to rain down, out of the heaven of Thy mercy and the clouds of Thy tender compassion, what will gladden the hearts of Thy servants, who have turned towards Thee and helped Thy Cause.  Keep safe Thy servants and Thy handmaidens, O my Lord, from the darts of idle fancy and vain imaginings, and give them from the hands of Thy grace a draught of the soft-flowing waters of Thy knowledge.  Thou, truly, art the Almighty, the Most Exalted, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.       (Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 72)

 


 

I am the one, O my God, who, through the love I bear to Thee, hath been able to dispense with all who are in heaven and on earth. Armed with this love, I am afraid of no one, though all the peoples of the world unite to hurt me.  (Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations, p. 309)

 


 

O Thou forgiving Lord! Thou art the shelter of all these Thy servants. Thou knowest the secrets and art aware of all things. We are all helpless, and Thou art the Mighty, the Omnipotent. We are all sinners, and Thou art the Forgiver of sins, the Merciful, the Compassionate. O Lord! Look not at our shortcomings. Deal with us according to Thy grace and bounty. Our shortcomings are many, but the ocean of Thy forgiveness is boundless. Our weakness is grievous, but the evidences of Thine aid and assistance are clear. Therefore, confirm and strengthen us. Enable us to do that which is worthy of Thy holy Threshold. Illumine our hearts, grant us discerning eyes and attentive ears. Resuscitate the dead and heal the sick. Bestow wealth upon the poor and give peace and security to the fearful. Accept us in Thy kingdom and illumine us with the light of guidance. Thou art the Powerful and the Omnipotent. Thou art the Generous. Thou art the Clement. Thou art the Kind.  (Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 176)

 


 

Before the throne of Thy oneness, amid the blaze of the beauty of Thy countenance, cause me to abide, for fear and trembling have violently crushed me. Beneath the ocean of Thy forgiveness, faced with the restlessness of the leviathan of glory, immerse me, for my sins have utterly doomed me.  (Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 234)

 


 

Turn, then, O my God, their fear into the evidences of Thy peace and Thy security, and their abasement into the sovereignty of Thy glory, and their poverty into Thine all-sufficient riches, and their distress into the wonders of Thy perfect tranquillity. Vouchsafe unto them the fragrances of Thy might and Thy mercy, and send down upon them, out of Thy marvelous loving-kindness, what will enable them to dispense with all except Thee, and will detach them from aught save Thyself, that the sovereignty of Thy oneness may be revealed and the supremacy of Thy grace and Thy bounty demonstrated.  (Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 335)

 


 

O Thou pitiful God! These friends are perfectly infatuated with Thy nearness; they have given their hearts for the beauty of Thy face; are devoted to Thy Kingdom and are intoxicated by the wine of belief. In the meeting of the covenant they are bearing in their hands the cup of anxiety, needing Thy benevolence and yearning for the heavenly blessings.  O Mighty Creator! Cause these souls to be the receptacle of Thy mercy, regarded by divine attention, and render each one as a lighted candle, that they may illuminate that region with the light of righteousness. Make them the companions of and partaker with this servant [Abdul-Baha] in the devotion of Thy Threshold. O my God! Strengthen the weak ones and open the eyes of those who are anxious to behold the beauty of the Kingdom, that they may arise with divine strength, heavenly bounty, spiritual blessing, ethereal breaths and mighty assistance for Thy service, dispelling the superstitions of the doubters, elucidating the proofs and evidences before all seekers, healing the sick, being kind to the poor, a refuge and home for the helpless and a light for the hopeless.  Thou art the Powerful and the Able, the Pitiful and Compassionate God!  (Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v3, p. 646 – 647)

 


 

We ask God to . . . raise them unto a station where the world and the lordship thereof shall not turn them aside from looking toward the Supreme Horizon, and where anxiety for gaining a livelihood and providing household goods shall not divert them from the thought of that day whereon the mountains shall be made like carpets . . . By my Lord, were I given the choice between the glory and opulence, the wealth and dignity, the ease and luxury wherein they are, and the distress and affliction wherein I am, I would certainly choose that wherein I am today, and I would not now exchange one atom of these afflictions for all that hath been created in the kingdom of production! Were it not for affliction in the way of God my continuance would have no sweetness for me, nor would my life profit me . . . And in all this we give thanks to God, the Lord of the worlds, and we praise Him under all circumstances, — verily He is a witness unto all things.  (Baha’u’llah, Tablet to the Shah of Persia, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 79-80)

 


 

In Islam a special prayer was ordained to be said in times of natural phenomena which cause fear, such as earthquakes.  This has been annulled, and in its place a Bahá’í may say “Dominion is God’s, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation”.  (Baha’u’llah, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 58)

 


 

For More in this Series:

What is Fear? 

What are we Afraid Of?

Reactions to Fear 

Fight, Flight or Freeze

Doubt and Fear  

What is the Purpose of Fear?

What about the Fear of God? 

What Makes us Susceptible to Fear?

Understanding the Link Between Fear and Sin 

Overcoming Fear – Introduction 

Overcoming Fear By Turning to God

Overcoming Fear with Prayer

Overcoming Fear By Reading the Writings

Overcoming Fear By Focusing on the Virtues 

Overcoming Fear Through Love

Overcoming Fear with Faith

Overcoming Fear with Patience

Overcoming Fear through Courage

Overcoming Fear through Teaching and Service

Overcoming Fear By Changing your Thoughts

Overcoming Fear through Forgiveness

Overcoming Fear through Using Role Models

Overcoming Fear through Tests and Difficulties

What Can Others Do, To Help Those Who Are Afraid?

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