A Prayer Against Fear
Lord, I know that today is for me and tomorrow is for you, but sometimes I can’t help but be afraid. I grow weary of wondering what will happen in the world, this country? What new calamity will we face tomorrow?
This year has brought many unforeseen challenges to myself and others spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I’m afraid that life will get worse. I’m afraid that I have nothing to hope for anymore.
Please help me to maintain my trust in you. Please help me to remember all the ways you have supported me throughout my life up until this point. Help me to not forget all that you have done. Lord, you are my refuge. Your love does not change even when my circumstances do.
Help me to not forget. I can trust in you always. Amen.
A Prayer for Restoration
Dear God, this season I have experienced and bore witness to the loss of relationships, jobs, and even faith. The news keeps telling me all that is going wrong, and sometimes I just can’t see anything that is going right.
In times like these, I think of your servant Job and how for a season of life he lost. He lost a lot…family, friends, possessions. Job was even stricken with sickness. In the end, though, you restored him. You renewed his strength.
Please look upon your servant with mercy and favor. Please, Lord, help me to keep my eyes focused on you. I ask that you either restore what has been lost or help me to find something new, something greater in the end.
Please bless me in a way that I can be a blessing upon others during such a turbulent season for many people. If I can maintain my trust and my hope in you, and not give up, you will renew me, God.
Please help me to persevere in the hope that better days are ahead. Amen.
A Prayer of Gratitude
My Father, I want to thank you. I want to thank you well in advance of the blessing that is to come.
Though today feels marred with anxieties and trouble, I want to give you thanks knowing that this difficult season won’t last always. While I suffer, and in the glorious season to come, God, you remain the same.
Scripture reminds me that your love endures forever. You do not love me based on the circumstances I face. Your love is truly unconditional.
I thank you for that truth. I am grateful that you see me fit to be loved. May my words praise your name forever, just as your love endures. Amen.
Prayer by Aaron Brown. Originally published in crosswalk.com.