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Issues in prayer
Posted by Barbara Smith (BWSmith)
This message was originally posted on
Christian Homeschool Fellowship on the Web

Hi Friends --
I have been thinking about some things -- particularly about the seriousness of my prayer life so I pass along some stuff and I hope as the Lord is teaching ME to let go, you will be encouraged by these thoughts. A major issue for women is fretting being fearful being "concerned." We are very, very good at that, aren't we? Do you know some promises from Scripture to inform your prayers and "reform" your fretting?
Love in Christ,

  • O God, I know that the fear that is paralyzing me now is a snare, because I fear man, not You. (Prov 29:25) Whatever the source of my anxiety and fear that threatens me, You know the end. (Isa 7:4-7) And You mean not to harm me. (Jeremiah 29 11)

  • God, although my heart is anxious, I believe your promise in Isaiah: "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you." (Isa 35:4)

  • O God, Be the shield for me you promised to be for Abram and may the comfort of Your protection be my great reward. (Gen 15:1)

  • God I believe that as You rescued Moses and the Israelites from the hand of the Egyptians, You will protect me from those seeking to harm me. (Exod 14:13) Cause my eyes to see what You have placed before me . . . and take away the blindness of fear and dismay! (Deut 1:21)

  • God, the psalmist walked through the valley of the shadow of death and did not fear evil for he knew Your real presence, thy comforting rod and staff. (Ps 23:4) Therefore, I will rely upon your discipline and guidance, trusting your comfort in these perilous times.

  • O God, I do fear You more than I fear my circumstances. Please grant that I may I instill a Holy fear of YOU in my children. (Deut 4:10)

  • And Father, that whatever befalls me, you are making me a fisher of men! (Luke 5:10)

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