Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank You for being all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present, unchanging, and merciful. I am humbled that I can bring all my anxieties and burdens to you to be resolved. “Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you; He shall never allow the righteous to be moved” Psalm 55:22.
Direct me to understand and live the instructions that You have put in the Bible as to how to deal with the problems and difficulties of life. Your Word declares in 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” If I am carrying any burdens from the past which I can do nothing about, or worrying about ones that may arise in the future, show them to me and direct me to do what these verses tell me to do: give them all to Jesus.
Pause for a few moments and ask the Lord to show you anything that is taking away your peace and joy and pray something like this:
Father, I now give to You this list of internal and external concerns that I am carrying today… Thank you for the promises and encouragement in the following song:
All Your Anxiety by Lieut. Col. E.H. Joy
Is there a heart bound by sorrow?
Is there a life weighted down by care?
Come to the Cross each burden bearing, all your anxiety, leave it there.
All your anxiety all your care, bring to the Mercy Seat, leave it there.
Never a burden He cannot bear, never a friend like Jesus.
I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.