Thursday, October 22, 2009

Praying God's Word in Suffering (2)

God of Peace,

You have commanded me to not be anxious about anything. Remind me to make my requests known to You by prayer and supplication. Help me to make these requests with thanksgiving, for You have promised to guard my heart and mind, in Christ Jesus, with your peace - a peace that passes all understanding.

Cause me to think about things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise. May I put to practice those things I have learned, received, heard, and seen, so that You, God of peace, will be with me!

Make me content in whatever situation I am in - in any and every circumstance - for I can do all things through You. Give me strength! (Philippians 4)

God of Provision,

Assist me in obeying Your command to not be anxious about my life. Thank You for examples of Your provision and care in the world around me; You feed the birds of the air and clothe the grass of the field, and You consider my life to be of more value than these. Being anxious will not add a single hour to my span of life. Increase my faith! You are my heavenly Father, and You know what I need. Above all, help me to seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, and to trust You to supply my needs. (Matthew 6)

2 comments:

emily said...

Thank you for sharing. Lots of people are praying with you, too :D

Michelle Howard said...

I miss you SOOOOO much! I'm praying for complete healing very soon!