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 five weeks in the series:
Over the past few months, I’ve started something new. I’m assisting people with their marketing and social media needs.
It’s my joy to get to work with small businesses and bloggers all over the country as they are just starting out and as they are seeking to grow their reach, their market, and their influence.
One of the greatest challenges for most new entrepreneurs and bloggers it to get all of their social media outlets connected and linked to each other.
This can be a real nightmare for some folks.
For the most part, Instagram presents the most “linking” challenges for newbies. I don’t know why, but this particular app can cause some of the biggest headaches for people who are unfamiliar with its set up.
On certain days and in certain situations – social media can cause anxiety.
Life is filled with situations that can tempt us to worry.
And, that’s what today’s verse and prayer are all about – dealing with anxiety.
Let’s discover “How to Make Philippians 4:6 Your Prayer.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Don’t be anxious about anything.
“Father, it is so easy to be a worrier. We live in a day where there is much to worry about, be concerned about, and be anxious over. But, You’ve told us to fret not. Would You give me victory over worry?
I understand that worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
Lord, help me not to worry about my life, about what I will eat or drink; or about my body, what I will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes? Also, help me not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.”“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie ten Boom Click To Tweet
“Lord, would You help me to move away from worry to prayer? No matter what happens, I want to substitute my worry with prayer. Rather than be anxious, I want to look up the heavens and talk to You.
Would You give me the grace and the ability to make this transition? Each time worry comes my way, would You enable me to turn my concerns into prayers? I want to pray instead of worrying!”Lord, I want to pray instead of worrying. Click To Tweet
Pray about everything.
“And, Lord, I want to learn to pray about everything. In every circumstance and situation, I want to lift my heart to you in prayer. I know this won’t be easy, but I really desire to become a person of prayer.
Would you give me the grace to pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition? Would You also allow me to stay alert with all perseverance in my prayers for all the saints? I want to be unceasing and persistent in prayer. Father. I know that time spent in prayer is never wasted time.
And, would You begin to show me the amazing power of prayer?
I want to experience You like I never have before as I pray. I know that my prayers don’t change You, but I am convinced that they do change me. Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with You.”Father. I know that time spent in prayer is never wasted time. Click To Tweet
Tell God what you need.
“Father, I want to talk to You about everything and let your requests be made known to You. I want to share my concerns, my fears, my worries, my dreams, and my hopes with You. Like I would speak to my spouse or a close friend, I want to begin to talk to You more often and more regularly.
As I pray, help me to cast all my cares on You. Thank You that You care for me. Additionally, I want to cast my burdens upon You for You will sustain me. You will never allow the righteous to be shaken. I’m so thankful that prayer is the link that connects me to You.”I'm so thankful that prayer is the link that connects me to You. Click To Tweet
And thank him for all he has done.
“Oh, Father, I want to be more thankful for all that I have. It’s my desire to be a more grateful person, one who, with a thankful heart, will offer up prayers and requests to You.
No matter what is going on in my life, I want to give you thanks. Would You give me the courage to give thanks for everything to You, God my Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ? And whatever I do, in word or deed, I want to do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to You, God my Father.
Although it can be challenging at times, I want to begin to give thanks to You in every circumstance, for this is Your will for me in Christ Jesus. As we begin this new week, would you strengthen my prayer life? When events come along that threaten my peace and cause me to worry, would You remind me to pray?
Oh, Father, give me the grace to not fret or worry.
Instead of worrying, I want to pray. I want to let petitions and praises shape my worries into prayers, letting You know my concerns. God, I want to experience that sense of Your wholeness, everything coming together for good, and settling me down. I believe it will be wonderful to see what happens when You displace the worry that currently resides at the center of my life.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
I believe it will be wonderful to see what happens when You displace the worry at the center of my life. Click To Tweet
Verses used in this post: Matthew 6:25; Matt. 6:24; Eph. 6:18; 1 Thess. 5:17; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22; Eph. 5:20; Col. 3:17; 1 Thess. 5:18
Quotes used in prayer:
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie ten Boom
“No one can pray and worry at the same time.” Max Lucado
“Time spent in prayer is never wasted.” Francis Fenelon
“The reality is, my prayers don’t change God. But, I am convinced prayer changes me. Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself.” – Lysa TerKeurst
“Prayer is the link that connects us with God.” A.B. Simpson
Picture thanks to… Aaron Burden, Yoann Boyer, Ben White, and Daria Nepriahkhina
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