How to pray when you’re worried

October 17th, 2007  Email Email  Print Print  

Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything…then his peace will guard your hearts and minds.

Scripture has a lot to say about how to handle worry and today’s reading identifies some of that in the form of a prayer.

  • Isaiah 41:10-11 (NIV):  So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.
  • Psalm 91:9-11 (NIV):  If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
  • Isaiah 43:2-3 (NIV):  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
  • Isaiah 54:17 (NIV):  No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.  This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me.
  • 1 John 5:14-15 (NIV):  This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.
  • Deuteronomy 28:6 (NIV):  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
  • 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV):  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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