March 19, 2020
Don’t Worry: Pray
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
When you are bombarded with uncertainty, you have two choices. You can worry, or you can pray. God invites you to bring your fears, anxieties, and worry to Him.
The Christian’s secret power is prayer.
Prayer can be directed across the country and arrive in an instant. Prayers can be time delayed, so it goes off at just the right moment. Prayer brings the glory of heaven into the mundane of life.
When you pray, you step into heaven and bring your request to the King of Glory. God has promised to hear your request and answer.
Unfortunately, we fail to use this secret weapon God has given us.
Instead, we choose to worry, fret, and be anxious about what were are going through. We carry the weight of the world on our shoulders instead of allowing the Lord Jesus to carry it for us.
Prayer is the demonstration of your faith. Until you pray, your faith is just talk. Prayer brings your faith to the forefront and invites God into the situation you face.
This promise commands you to pray about everything.
It doesn’t mean you walk around with your heads bowed and eyes closed. It might mean a short prayer spoken under your breath as you enter a meeting, or a silent prayer when you find yourself in the middle of a conflict.
When you pray about everything, you don’t worry about anything. When you pray about nothing, you worry about everything.
Prayer is the cure for worry. If you want to overcome worry and anxiety, then pray about everything. Let whatever you are worrying about, or whatever makes you anxious, become the prayer list you bring to the Father. Let every anxious thought be a call to prayer.
As you continually bring every worry to the Lord, you will soon find your faith growing, and your worry disappear.
Look at that promise again.
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6
Make this confession.
- I will not worry; I will pray.
- Nothing is too small to pray about.
- When I become anxious or fretful, I will pray.
- I will pray about everything and worry about nothing.
In Jesus name,
This past Sunday, I posted “Seven Prayers for the Coronavirus Outbreak.” If you haven’t read or listened to this important post, I really encourage you to do so. You can download the pdf of the seven prayers on the main page of dailypromise.com. Share these seven prayers online or forward them to friends and family. Let’s gather an army of prayer warriors before the throne of God against this deadly virus.