Warriors of Grace
With the struggles and hardships that most of us face in our own lives and the craziness in the world around us, God tells us not to be anxious about any of it.
How? How do we not be anxious about our problems and situations that seem impossible? How are we to be at peace in this crazy world? We pray!
Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In the verse right before this, scripture tells us that God is at hand. He is near. So don’t be anxious, instead, PRAY. And when we do, God will impart to us peace that passes our understanding and guards our hearts and minds in Christ.
Jesus is also our example when it comes to prayer. The disciples saw Jesus regularly withdraw to a quiet place to pray to the Father, so they knew it was important. So important they made a point of asking Jesus to teach them how to pray. The holy word of God is also filled with instructions for God’s people to pray.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. -Ephesians 6:18
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. -Romans 12:12
So if Jesus prayed and the word of God instructs us over and over to pray, then we need to commit ourselves to prayer.
We will spend time in prayer praising God, and praying over any needs we have been made aware of. We will also cover a specific area, such as our schools, our church leadership, children, marriages, government, etc. Not comfortable praying out loud? That’s ok! You can take some prayer needs and pray over them silently! So weary and beat down that you’re not even sure you can pray? That’s ok too! Just come and let us pray over you.
For any questions you might have, contact Jan Myers.