A prayer for the Anxious
Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, November 22nd, 2021
O dear Heavenly Father, we come to you on bended knee with aching heart and quivering limbs to ask for your comfort. The worries and uncertainties that come with this broken world could easily overwhelm us if we did not know that you, O Father, know everything, and everything has to go through your approval.
You know the outcome of every day, and not only the outcome of every day, but also the outcome of every one of your children. You alone know the future, and in that we take great comfort, because if you know and approve of what is to come, then we can know our worries are in vain, for we have a loving Father that is standing by and over us, and he knows the count of the very hairs upon our head.
Therefore teach us, O Lord, that we take no thought for tomorrow, but that we rest in your care today, and in this very moment. We can also take great comfort in knowing that tomorrow you will be there as well, for you are not only the God of yesterday and today, you are also the God of tomorrow. Your all knowing and all gracious love knows no boundaries nor time.
Are we not more than the lilies of the field whom you care for? Are we not more than the fowls of the air? Teach us to be like them in contentment and without worry under your watch and care.
Teach us also to bring our every worry and care to you, O Father, in prayer and supplication with thankfulness, knowing that you will hear our every word, spoken and unspoken, and our every burden and ache of heart. Teach us that you will deliver us from evil and preserve us for your heavenly kingdom, to you be glory for ever and ever. Teach us also to be still and know that you are Lord.
And may your peace which passeth all understanding keep our hearts and minds through your only Son, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.