A Prayer to Conquer Fear

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You called for your parents because you heard a noise. After multiple closet checks and peers under the bed, you were reassured there were no monsters in the room. Dad sat by the door until you fell asleep or Mom left the hall light on until you had safely drifted off. Years have passed and somehow you find yourself fighting fear again. Only this time the demons aren’t lurking in your room; they wreck your heart and mind, driving your thoughts to indescribable places and forcing desperate prayers from your lips.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

A Prayer to Conquer Fear

Dear Father,
I feel so small when I come to you,
Your power cannot be measured.
Your love cannot be contained.
While I know this in my head,
My heart often fails to remember.
That’s when I become afraid.
Would you draw my focus away from despair?
Would you help me recall your love in its place?
Because your word promises
That perfect love casts out fear
And I know no love more perfect than yours.
You conquered sin,
You conquered the grave,
And you conquered death.
My fear is no match
For the force of your love.
Thank you, Jesus.
Amen.

For those moments when fear threatens to suffocate...

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Have a thriving Thursday!

Rachel

 

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4 Comments

  1. Great prayer! I have found that the more I spend time with God, the less fear of have of anything on this earth! Thank you

  2. Uduak Ene says:

    Thanks Rachel for your post on fear. I have been meditating on scriptures to erase my recenddt fear of losing my job,when I stumbled on this post. It has blessed my heart and now I know i have to practise Psalm 46:10-
    “Be still and know that I am God…”

  3. Rachel, I love your thoughts on this! I came face to face with my own fears years ago and realized that just as the “love of money” is the root of all evil, so the “fear of loss” is the root of all anxiety. We never fear for what we will gain … well maybe a pound or so from that chocolate chip cookie, but normally “anxiety” always includes the fear of loss. Loss of family, loss of protection, loss of reputation … you get the picture? Jesus says, “Be anxious for nothing …” My nothing always includes one of my fears. I find when I give my “nothings” over to Jesus that I am less anxious. Yes, it is often daily, but once we get in the habit of giving them over daily, it becomes easier to let go. Love reading your blog! Thanks for your insight.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Lori. Amen to your beautiful outlook.

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