Oh Lord God, there are times that I become so fearful – there is so much sadness and hardship that seems to be flooding the world today. The news on the TV and internet seems to contradict what is actually happening in our lives - and at times I feel too afraid to even switch on the news. Lord there is so much poverty and hardship – so much disease and distress that seems to be plaguing the lives of so many people. We hear of earthquakes and volcanoes – wars and killings -storms and floods – fires and famine – and debt spiralling out of control, and at times it seems that the world has all gone mad.
But Lord I know that my trust should be in You, every moment of the day, for You are ultimately in control and there is nothing that happens in the world today that You do not permit. I admit Lord, that I do not understand all that is happening – but I want to trust You – and pray that when fear starts to rise up in my throat, that You will quiet my heart and enable me to relax into You.
Help me Lord to turn my mind from the distresses of the news and prevent fear from flooding my heart, I pray - and help me Lord, to keep the eyes of my heart focussed on the truth of Your Word – for I know that it is only in You that our souls will rest in safety and peace.
Thank You Lord,
Thank You Lord that we are not to fear, knowing that You are with us in every activity and circumstance of life. Thank You for Your promise to strengthen us and uphold us with Your righteous right hand.
Thank You that You have said that You will never to leave us nor forsake us and thank You Father, that You have redeemed us with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and that we are Your children, forever.
Thank You that our lives are hid with Christ in God and that because of His great and precious sacrifice we are accepted in Him and clothed in His perfect righteousness.
Thank You that no matter what difficulties arise in life You have promised to be there to uphold and rescue us and thank You that You are ever faithful and that Your loving-kindness and tender-mercies towards us are new every morning. Praise Your holy name,
Dear Heavenly Father, You tell us so many times in Your word to “Fear Not” and so often I find myself allowing my imagination to run wild, causing worry and anxiety to rise up in my heart, for fear of what is happening in the world today.
Lord I know that You do not want us to allow fear to overtake us, but rather that we rest in Your love and allow Your peace to fill and flood our troubled hearts - and I know that Your Word tells us very plainly that You remain sovereign in our lives and also in the world situation too.
Thank You that You are my refuge and strength, my rock and high tower. Thank You that You have promised to give us Your perfect peace in our hearts, when we focus our minds on You. Help me I pray to learn to look beyond the difficulties in life to You and helpe me to claim the many precious promises that are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.
Thank You that You have promised never to leave us nor forsake us, and thank You that You are an ever present help in time of trouble. And Lord, I pray that You would embolden my heart when my spirit is flagging, knowing that You have promised that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. Praise Your holy name,
Dear heavenly Father, at times I become quite fearful about the prospect of death and dying and Lord I pray that You would help me to overcome this fear and enable me to see death from a heavenly perspective.
I know Lord, that it says in Scripture that the death of Your saints is very precious to You and that it is better to be with You in heaven – and I also thank You for Your promise that death has lost its sting and that the grave has lost its victory.. through the glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, for which I praise and thank You.
Father I do thank You that You are my caring Shepherd and that even when I have to walk through the valley of the shadow of death I do not need fear, knowing You are with me every step of the way, to comfort and support.
Help me not to fear but rather may I rest my soul in You and trust that in all things – even in death, You will be fulfil Your promise to be with me always and to carry me through, to the end, in Jesus name I pray,
How we thank and praise You Lord that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, the well-spring of knowledge, the fountain of life pure and endures forever.. and that whoesover puts their trust in You will not be put to shame.
I pray that I may learn to love You and reverence You more and more.. to trust in You with all my heart and to lift up Your holy name. I pray that I may delight myself in You and not lean on my own understanding, knowing that You are a great God Who causes all things to work together for good, to those that love You and are called according to Your plans and purposes.
Help me to be still before You, to humbly worship You in spirit and truth and to develop a reverential fear of the Lord in every area of my life. I pray that I may exalt You in my heart and mind, all the days of my life, for You alone are worthy.. and teach me I pray, how to honestly and joyfully reverence Your holy name in all I say and do – this I ask in the name of Jesus,