A Prayer for God’s Presence
Father, Sometimes I feel frightened in the tough trials of life. Sometimes the dimness overwhelms me, and I grow disheartened as I face the uncertainties of life, wearying temptations, or scary attacks from the enemy. But this is not what you have for me, and my victory comes from you.
Satan wants me to believe I fight my spiritual battles by myself. Help me remember I am not alone in my battles. Your Word is clear. You have command me to be physically powerful and take courage in you, and that is my desire. I can count on your presence wherever I go, and rely on the power and provision of your presence in my times of deepest need. Thank you for being near, for walking with me every day. ~ Dawn Wilson
Prayer to Trade Worry for Rest
Thank you that your yoke is easy and your burden is light. Thank you that you promise to give the worried, the hurried, the pressured, and stressed out – rest and peace for our souls – if we’ll just come before you. Thank you that you already know all that concerns us, and you care. We’re so grateful for your reminder that we don’t have to carry it all on our own. Forgive us for the times that we’ve tried to fix things in our own power, for not taking the time to rest, or coming to you first with our needs and burdens. Thank you for the refreshing that comes from your Spirit, filling us with joy, covering us with a shield, leading us forward with hope. Equip us to be those who take notice of others who seem weary and burdened too. Help us to slow down, to take the time, to point others to you. ~ Debbie McDaniel
To Receive the Gift of Peace
Lord, thank you for your guarantee and gift of peace. Thank you that YOU are my PEACE — my perfect Prince of Peace who died on my behalf so that I could live in peace, because you have subjugated the king of fear. You have compacted the enemy under your feet. Help me not to be anxious when trouble comes my way. Help me trust and rest in you at all times, despite the penalty of what my feelings try to convince me to think. I joyfully receive your peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.