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October 22, 2020

Today’s Promise

I Don’t Worry – I Pray

Philippians 4:6

Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.


The Secret Weapon

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.

We Choose to Worry

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.

Pray About Everything

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 worry about nothing. When you pray about nothing, you worry about everything. 

When you pray about everything, you worry about nothing.

Prayer is the Cure

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 these confessions.

  • 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,
Amen

 

God has put on my heart to encourage 10,000 pastors over the next four years by mobilizing church members to pray for their pastors. God has placed an incredible challenge and opportunity before us. You can find out more about our new Praying For Pastors by watching the Celebration program. Go to www.nationalprayerroom.com for more information.

Do you worry, or pray? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.