When I was growing up, prayer was a daily ritual that was checked off. At least it was for me. I know my mom had something more special, it was more personal to her, etc., but I never got that. Finally in my adult years I understood about having a relationship with my heavenly Father. However, there are times when it’s hard to put into words exactly what I’m feeling or am trying to say, and this is were Scripture-based prayers are so nice. They put my thoughts into words.
This is one for anything that brings or causes fear, old things, new things, health issues, performance anxieties, worries about the future, after watching or reading too much news, and everything else.
Here we go:
Father, when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in You. Yes, I will trust in Your promises. And since I trust in You, what can mere man do to me?
You have not given me a spirit of timidity, but power and love and discipline (sound judgment). Jesus, You delivered me, who, through fear of death, had been living all my life as a slave to constant dread. I receive the gift You left me – peace of mind and heart. I cast away troubled thoughts, and I choose not to be afraid. I believe in God; I believe also in You.
Lord, You are my Light and my Salvation, You protect me from danger – whom shall I fear? When evil men come to destroy me, they will stumble and fall! Yes, though a mighty army marches against me, my heart shall know no fear!
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for bringing these things to my remembrance when I am tempted to be afraid. I will trust in my God. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
Psalm 56:3-5, 2 Timothy 1:7-8, Romans 8:15, Hebrews 2:15, John 14:1, 17, Psalm 27:1-3