Lord, I don’t want to be anxious about anything, knowing that I can cast all of my anxious thoughts on You, but how difficult I find it to cast all my cares on You, before I start to worry. What often happens is that I become more and more anxious over all the difficulties of life that are crowding in on me, and eventually I turn my thoughts to You and reach out to You in my helplessness.
Lord, in my understanding of Who You are I know that You are always my Rock in times of troubles and over and again I have seen You help in time of need, but very rarely do You act in the way that I expect!
Lord, I know that I am not to be anxious about the provision of life and the needs of the home, nor am I to fret over the actions and attitudes of evildoers, who seem to encompass me on every side, for I know and believe that the day is coming when evildoers will wither away like the grass of the field, as Your Word teaches, while those that trust in the Lord will dwell securely, under the shadow of Your wings.
Help me Lord to cast my anxious thoughts on You before I start to fret. Help me to reach out to You in my helplessness before I try to sort things out myself, for You have promised to be my help in time of trouble. Thank You for being such a faithful God.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You that You have kept me safely through another day. Forgive me Lord, for the wrong thoughts and attitudes that I have allowed to trouble my mind today. Forgive me Lord, for the times that I have allowed pressure to take away the perfect peace I have in You.
Lord, I hand the irritation of the day over to You and pray that I may rest quietly in Your loving arms. Help me not to permit any of these daily pressures to affect the refreshing sleep of peace that You give to all Your children.
I am sorry that I have allowed the little niggles of the day to unsettle my heart and disturb the peace that I have in You. I pray Lord, that I will not retain any wrong or damaging thoughts in my sub-conscious mind, but rather Lord, I ask that my heart may be washed with the water of Your Word and filled with healing balm of Your love and truth. Thank You that Your Word is life and light.
Into Your hands I commend myself Lord, as I settle down to sleep. Wake me up tomorrow I pray, ready to serve You, for Your mercies are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, I confess that for too long I have depended on my own sufficiency and tried to work out my own problems in my own self-sufficient strength.. but I thank You, Father-God, that You care so much for me that I can cast all my burdens on You and give You all the hurts, disappointments, and worries that seem to be flooding my life today. Thank You that I have the sure knowledge that You have promised to carry every anxiety and pain. I admit, dear Father, that I am weak in myself, but praise You that I can draw on Your amazing strength today and in the days that lie ahead, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.Source: Verse of the day for 1 Peter 5:7