Prayers for ADHD/Autistic People
The biggest life hack I can offer anyone who is or loves someone on the autism spectrum or diagnosed with ADHD, is to cultivate a deep prayer life.
When life is moving too quickly or I feel confused, prayer sees me through. But really, I love talking to God about anything and everything.
For an autistic person who may be feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated, or for a person with ADHD who may need help calming down or focusing, prayer helps tremendously.
But I also pray just to tell God how much I love all of the beautiful things He makes, the things neurodivergent people appreciate in a different way as we often focus deeply on nature, colors, and animals.
If you're new to prayer and how it can help you navigate life, below are a few you can pray for yourself or someone you love. Eventually, I hope you find your own words and pray from the heart. God is real, involved, and loves you.
Please help me feel calm in this situation. Even if no one else does, I know you understand what I'm feeling and why. It's not my desire to cause any strife for myself or anyone else and I need Your peace in this moment. Bathe me in Your peace until it's all I feel. In Jesus' name I pray, amen
I need your help understanding what's going on. I sense I'm missing something. You said if anyone asks for wisdom, you will give it. I pray that You'll give me wisdom and turn all of this confusion into clarity. Help me to see and understand what I need to. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
I don't like my surroundings right now. I find them overwhelming and I'd rather be somewhere quiet or familiar. I know You are everywhere so I ask that you help me feel You in this place. I want to feel your peace and calm. Help me navigate this place and make me strong enough to get through this. In Jesus' name I pray, amen
Thank you for all of the beautiful things You've made. Clouds, the perfect sky, so many varieties of flowers and plants, animals so cute I'd like to meet them all (well the safe ones, anyway). You outdo yourself every day with sunrises and sunsets. Thank you for giving us something beautiful to look at every day. Amen
Please help me meet the needs of my child today. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, but I know You are with us. Help me be the parent I need to be to love and care for this child today in whatever way is need. I pray that You'll fill me with joy, peace, wisdom, and laughter today. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
Please help me see and appreciate the gifts You've placed in my child more and more each day. Help me to cultivate them in my child. Please show me the plan You have for my child and help us to meet those goals. Show me how to be the parent I need to be today. Thanks for always being with us. In Jesus' name I pray, amen
Help me to remember that You don't make any mistakes. I pray that You will fill me with wonder and gratitude. Thank you for this day. Help me to know when to ask for help and how. Thank you for Your hugs in all the ways you give them. Help me to see how you're helping. Help me to show Your love to others. In Jesus' name I pray, amen