Prayer About Anxiousness Post-Pandemic, Lockdowns, and World Uncertainty (Based on Luke 12:22-34)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Compassionate Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You that as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, You invite me to bring my anxiety to You during this uncertain, post-COVID time.  During this time when we are still unsure of the long-term effects of COVID, vaccinations, and lockdowns, point me to Your Word to gain comfort and rest. Direct me to be an example to those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior

Thank you for this portion of Scripture as a beautiful reminder that I should not worry about tomorrow because You are working all things for good.  You want me not to become anxious when the problems of life surround me. Verse 25: “And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”  Teach me to rest in You, knowing that verse 28 is truth. “If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?” 

You tell me that I should not seek after the things of this world, but rather seek after You.  I ask You to give me the courage and direction to live in a manner that reflects this truth when anxiety threatens to overwhelm me.  I know that You want to provide for all my needs and show me how to correctly use Your provision.  Set my heart on seeking the kingdom of God above all else. Verse 31:But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.” 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Hope in the Lord During These Very Uncertain Times (Based on Romans 8:22-29)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the hope expressed in Your Word, the Bible, about my future. As a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, I am pleased with the comfort and blessing of the following quote: “I don’t know what the future holds but I know the One who holds the future.” However, I am also grateful for the many absolutes You have recorded in the Bible. Because of Your love for me and You being all powerful, there is nothing that can separate me from You and Your many attributes. In Romans 8:38-39 the Apostle Paul wrote: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thank you that another absolute that I can rely on is that when this life is over, I will be in Heaven with You. You tell me in the Bible that Jesus is preparing a place for all who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. In John 14:2, Jesus said, “in My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

It is a great encouragement and gives me much hope to know that You know my future, and that all the plans You have for me are good. If I have some pain or hardship, You will see me through to the conclusion. Direct me to put my hope and trust in Your promise in Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and hope.” Thank you for these encouraging Scriptures. Amen.