Prayer For Fear And Uncertainty
Dear Heavenly Father,
Lord, we thank you that you are the God of refuge. You are mighty, powerful, righteous, and true. Today, we come to you in prayer asking for your love, protection, and provision.
We know you are the one true source of hope.
Please be a place of refuge and a constant presence of love and support for all those experiencing fear, anxiety, and loneliness. Please care for the physical needs of those who are struggling to provide for their families. Bring peace and healing to those who have lost loved ones or are dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
Please help us come to you for hope and guidance during times of uncertainty. It's through your grace that we can continue to serve one another in your name no matter the circumstance. We ask for your peace in place of our anxiety.
We pray these things in your heavenly name.
Dear merciful Lord,
Things seem unclear. I'm not sure where I stand, or if the decisions I make are correct. Too many thoughts swirl around and confuse me.
The enemy brings uncertainty and fear to my heart.
Stand up for me Lord. Fight for me. Cast away the darkness.
Show me your will. Bring me clarity and peace.
Even if I cannot have all the answers, I know the one who does.
Your Spirit created the universe. Your Spirit brought Jesus back from the dead.
Let your Spirit, Lord, bring me certainty. The certainty that you will never leave me, you will always lead me, and that I belong to you.
In Jesus name,
God of infinite mercy, hear our prayer!
In this time of bewilderment and fear, we ask you to give us the courage to take care of one another as Jesus did. For those who are ill, especially those who are frightened and alone, for those who cannot access healthcare, for those who are homeless and lost, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our sadness and grief, we ask you to give us words to comfort one another. For those who are dying, and for those who have already died from this virus, for those who tend them and for those with no one to tend them, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our own anxiety we ask you to give us the courage to support one another as you would. For those who are unexpectedly unemployed, for employers who share what they can, for our government and financial institutions and those who lead them, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our struggle to ensure a healthy future for all who live on this planet, we ask you to give us the hope that surpasses our current understanding. For healthcare workers, spiritual leaders and our faith communities, for artists and poets, for prophets and teachers, hear our prayer!
In the midst of our growing awareness that all life on Earth is connected, we ask for the heart to respect and cherish all life. That all peoples recognize that we are all your children, hear our prayer!
We trust in you and your power working in us. Please hear and answer our prayers.
Father in Heaven,
I come before you with my stomach twisted in knots. My heart is pounding, my head hurts, and I can't find any rest.
I open my computer and all I read is bad news. The discussions, debates, articles, and arguments all join together like a loud clanging that I can't escape. The future seems bleak and dark. I'm worried for myself and my family. I fear what the future holds. I wonder what life will be like for my children and my grandchildren.
Then I think about the struggles in my particular life and I can't catch my breath. What will we do if jobs are lost? What will we do if relationships aren't restored? What about the challenges with our children? What about the call from the doctor about the tests? What if the worst happens? What if
I come before you as the psalmist did, weary, worn, and frightened. I come before you because you are King and you rule all things. I come before you because you are my Father, my Abba. You adopted me as your child and have given me every privilege that comes with being a part of your family. I come before you because you are my Savior. You alone can rescue me from fear, sin, temptation, and all evil. I come before you because you are my Provider, Jehovah Jireh. You created all things and own all things. All I have comes to me from your generous hands. I come before you because you are my Redeemer. You alone can redeem and restore all that is broken in my life and in the world around me.
Forgive me for turning my gaze from you and looking at the frightening things happening around me. Forgive me for forgetting that you are with me. Forgive me for not trusting. Forgive me for not crying out to you sooner but trying to conquer my fears in my own strength. Forgive me for not living in complete dependence upon you.
Father, hear the deepest cries of my heart. Rule and reign over your Kingdom, turn the hearts of kings, and may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Raise up godly leaders, teachers, pastors, and people who love you and your Word. Use your people to spread your gospel across the earth. May we be the salt and light you instructed us to be.
In my life Lord, give me a peace that passes all understanding. Though I don't know what will happen with all that troubles me this day, help me to trust you. Help me to remember that you are not surprised. Help me to remember that nothing will happen today that takes you off guard. You are not asleep or too busy but are actively involved in all the cares of my life. Help me to wait and watch for your glory. Help me to obey and do the right thing in the moment, knowing you are there in all the moments to come.
Most of all, help me to remember Jesus, the One who cried out in the garden on the night he was betrayed, Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will (Mark 13:46). I thank you that "for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:2). Even now, he intercedes for mewhat a marvelous truth!
I pray all this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
God, you haven't given me a spirit of fear. Come and replace my fear with your power and your love so I may have a sound mind to live each day glorifying you. Amen.
Lord, You are a good Father. Your love and care is endless. You care more about my wellbeing that even I do, no matter how much I worry over it. And you are all powerful able to protect me completely and fully from anything that might arise. Lord, I confess I forget these truths. I confess I am prone to believe that I am alone and without any protection. Lord, I know that this is a lie I tell myself, and it only works me up into worry and fear. I repent of that worry and fear now ultimately, I know it stems from not trusting in Your goodness toward me. Help me believe and live out of the truth that you are always close, always protecting me, always watching over every step of my life. Thank you Lord for your great love for me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Oh gracious Lord,
Thank you for warmly inviting me to approach your throne of grace in my time of need (Heb. 4:16), and for your divine ability to quiet me by your love (Zeph. 3:17). Though my future may feel uncertain, I take heart knowing that you are unchanging, everlasting, all-powerful, all-knowing, and reigning over all creation. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8).
Heavenly Father, please remind me that you are not a God of confusion but of peace (1 Cor. 14:33). You already know everything that I need (Matt. 6:32), therefore, I have no reason to fear the uncertainty of my future and circumstances! Please keep me in perfect peace as I set my trust in you (Is. 26:3).
Jesus, as you desired not your own will but the Father's will (Matt. 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42), so let me follow your example in my circumstances. I'm so quick to think that I have to control everything around me, and I'm also quick to think I need to be perfect. Lord, remind me that you do not call me to perfection, but to dependency on you.
May I remember your words: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world (John 16:33). What a soothing word to my soul, merciful Savior! Because you overcame sin, death, and the world, I too can claim victory!
Oh Spirit of truth, declare to me the things that are to come (John 16:13). For the sake of your name, please lead me and guide me (Ps. 31:3). Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me (Ps. 119:133). I need your truth, not the world's.
It is my heart's desire to fully trust you, and I don't want to lean on my own understanding. Oh Father, make my paths straight (Prov. 3:5-6). Give me understanding that I may live (Ps. 119:144). I want the wisdom that comes from heaven: a pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, merciful, good, impartial, and sincere wisdom (James 3:17). Thank you for generously giving wisdom when your children approach and ask you (James 1:5).
Thank you for being an almighty, good, sufficient, grace-giving Lord. I will cling to you, my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer (2 Sam. 2:22). I release all my burdens at your feet, entrusting them to your tender care. I will not be shaken (Ps. 62:6)!
It is in your beloved Son's mighty name that I ask these things. Amen.
Dear Lord, thank you for this time together. Keep us focused on You and Your presencewrap us in the promise of Your word and give us peace that passes all understanding.
Father I pray for a hedge of protection over our families, friends, colleagues, and I ask you to keep us safe. I pray for us to have courage and confidence to make the right decisions as we make adjustments to our schedules and routines. We need a grateful heart and attitude to be flexible and thankful when the opportunity calls for us to do something different; something out of our control or comfort zone.
Lord lift up our schools, our students, parents, teachers, staff, and our community businesses who are making every effort to care for and serve those they are responsible for.
May we be a people who shows the ultimate kindness and compassion in light of our situations and these uncertain times. I pray we bring glory and honor to you through our actions. Lead, guide and direct us through this day and the days to come.