Friday, 20 November 2009

Don't Worry 14 - Pray About It

14. Pray about it

If we can worry about something then surely we can pray about it. Commit your way to God. Ask God for wisdom and help. Ask that his will be done. But don’t prattle, going over the same things again and again; this can be a particular temptation when one's mind is in a turmoil. When you pray, do not keep babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7)

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. (Corrie ten Boom)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

We should pray specifically:

... that we will not succumb to temptation when it comes. This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven ... lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6:9-13)

... for God to meet our needs. Give us today our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)

... that we will have wisdom in all circumstances. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault; and it will be given him. (James 1:5)