We have started a new series on Sundays, and we are so glad you have joined us.
This series is all about personally praying the prayers and the beloved passages of the Bible. Each week, we will take a familiar passage or prayer from the Bible and turn it into a personal prayer you can take and use to pray back to the Lord.
It’s our hope that this will inspire you, increase your faith, and give you some practical ways to pray scripture back to the Lord.
If you have a favorite passage you’d like us to add to this series, please let me know in the comments section below.
Here are the first three weeks in the series:
My kids were preschoolers when I first became acquainted with Isaiah 41:10.
One of my mentors in our church loved the verse and shared it often. Her love for this sweet word of Scripture made me love it as well.
Soon after, I committed the verse to memory. It became one of my “Go To” verses on a hard day or when facing a challenging situation.
When I researched the most popular Bible verses in the world, this one tops the list. In fact, I found it interesting that Isaiah 41:10 is the most popular verse in Mexico and in Columbia (according to Christianity Today).
Maybe it’s a favorite of yours as well?
Today, we look at how to make Isaiah 41:10 your personal prayer to the Lord.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
“Lord, help me not to be fearful. Give me the courage and the tenacity to part with fear and anxiety. I want to put an embargo on fear in my life and push it away. Would You enable me to stop allowing fear to grip my heart? Would You additionally strengthen me as I seek to limit the anxiety, the dread, and the worry that I allow into my life?
Father, I want to win the battle over worry. I want to have victory and power over fear and anxiety. Today, I want to prohibit fear from even entering into my life in any way.
You are my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in You, and You help me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise You. For You are the strength of Your people, a fortress of salvation for us. God, I claim Your strength today.”For You are the strength of Your people, a fortress of salvation for us. God, I claim Your strength today. Click To Tweet
“Oh, Father, would You help me not to be afraid, timid, fearful, or worried? I don’t even want to allow a tiny bit of fear to enter the equation. Instead, I want to trust You completely.
Empower me to be strong and courageous! Help me to not be afraid and to not panic. Thank You that You will personally go ahead of me. You will neither fail you nor abandon me. Help me to be strong in You, Lord, and in Your mighty power.”Thank You that You will personally go ahead of me. You will neither fail you nor abandon me. Click To Tweet
For I am with you.
“God, I am so glad that You are always with me. You will NEVER leave me, abandon me, or forsake me. I can trust You no matter where I am or what is going on in my life. Further, You are 100% dependable and 100% faithful. Always.
Enable me to be strong and courageous. Help me to not be frightened, and to not be dismayed, for You are with me wherever I go.
I’m so thankful that NOTHING can separate me from You and from Your love. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate me from Your love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither my fears for today nor my worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate me from Your love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate me from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank You for this.”Help me to not be frightened, and to not be dismayed, for You are with me wherever I go. Click To Tweet
Don’t be discouraged.
“Father, this world sometimes really discourages me. People, my job, my family, finances, and so many other things can zap the fun and the joy right out of my life. Would You help me to face disheartening circumstances with more grace today? And, would You add a little Teflon coating to my emotions so I won’t lose heart so easily?
Would You give me the courage to not lose heart? I know that outwardly I am getting older and wasting away, yet inwardly I am being renewed day by day. My light and momentary troubles are achieving for me an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, would you help me to fix my eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal?
And, would You help me to not lose heart in doing what is right? Remind me that in due time I will reap and enjoy rewards if I just don’t faint and give up. Strengthen my resolve today – to follow You wholeheartedly and to not get sidetracked by discouragement.”Strengthen my resolve today - to follow You wholeheartedly and to not get sidetracked by discouragement. Click To Tweet
For I am your God.
“Thank You that You are my God. You are the One to Whom I can turn all the time. No matter the issue that is plaguing me, I can turn to You and turn it over to You. Because You are God, I can entrust You to take care of the matters and the cares of my life.
Surely, God, You are my salvation; I will trust in You and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.
I trust You, God. You are my God, my personal Lord, and Savior.”I trust You, God. You are my God, my personal Lord, and Savior. Click To Tweet
I will strengthen you and help you.
“Father, I’m so thankful that You are the One who gives me strength. It’s not up to me and my might and my willpower. Instead, Lord, I can turn to You and allow You to fill me up today with Your power and strength.
Thank You that You are The Lord, the everlasting God. You are the Creator of all the earth. You never grow weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of Your understanding. You give power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Thank You that those who trust in You will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. And, they will walk and not faint.
You are my ultimate power source. I press in close to You right now and ask You to fill me up to overflowing with Your strength, help, and grace today.”Lord, I can turn to You and allow You to fill me up today with Your power and strength. Click To Tweet
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
“Thank You, Lord, that You will certainly take hold of me with Your righteous right hand. I’m so grateful for Your hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation. You are altogether righteous and faithful. I can trust You to hold me. Powerful is your arm! Strong is your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength.
Thank You that You are always with me; You hold me by my right hand. Also, You guide me with your counsel, and afterward, you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God, You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
I’m leaning on You today and Your mighty arm to hold me up.
Father, I’m so thankful that I can place my life safely into Your hands.
I love You, Lord.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.Father, I'm so thankful that I can place my life safely into Your hands. Click To Tweet
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Verses used in this post: Psalm 28:7-8; Deuteronomy 31:6; Ephesians 6:10; Joshua 1:9; Romans 8:38-39; Hebrew 13:5; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 40; Psalm 89:13; Psalm 73;
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