Monday, January 30, 2017

A Prayer for Those Burdened by Worry and Anxiety

Almighty God, we are easily frightened, quickly shaken, and often anxious about our lives and about those we love. Yet You have said, “Fret not,” and “Fear not,” and “Faint not.” Forgive us for so easily fretting, fearing, and fainting. Forgive us for being slow of heart in trusting You as we should. Help us, O Lord, to cast our burdens upon You, and teach us to say, “Lord, I believe.” We offer You our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends. Bless each of them, Lord, and make us a part of the blessing. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Some Important Verses on Anxiety:

“Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” (Matt. 8:26).

“Do not worry about tomorrow” (Matt. 6:34).

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything”
(Phil. 4:6 TLB).

“Gideon built an altar for worshipping the Lord and called it, ‘The Lord Calms Our Fears’” (Judg. 6:24 CEV).

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you” (Psalm 55:22).

“Casting the whole of your care—all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all—on Him; for He cares for you...” (1 Peter 5:7 AB).

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind” (Luke 12:29).