Tag Archives: fear

Prayer 223: A spirit of adventure

Dear God

When the unexpected happens, give me strength not to be frightened of it (how I hate change!) but instead to see Your miraculous workings at its heart. Give me a spirit of adventure to overcome my usual fears and to follow Your promptings more closely. Thank You.

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Prayer 205: The terror of death

Dear God

I have to say – and I’m sure I’m not alone here – that the thought of dying is just so depressing. Does it absolutely have to be like this? Because I do find it very frightening indeed, even though I know we’re supposed to view death as a door to be with You in a far deeper way. The problem is that I really don’t like stepping out of my comfort zone, and I’m more than happy with life with my loved one here on earth – so the thought of what is inevitably to come is really quite distressing. Help me to trust You more, knowing that You have promised to be with us in all things. Thank You.

Prayer 120: the horror of change

Dear God

The trouble is that I spend so long yearning for things to be better or just different, but when You actually give me a chance to make things different, I get very anxious about it – because in all honesty I hate change! Even when it might possibly be for the better, You see. The familiar routine is such a comfort … So give me the courage to take the unfamiliar path if You give me the opportunity to do so, no matter how scared I am. Thank You.

Prayer 111: the all-powerful God

Dear God

There are so many fears and anxieties around us that darken our days and our minds. Help us to remember that You are more powerful than all the fears and anxieties in the whole world and beyond, and that Your presence and reassurance are always with us. Thank You.

Prayer 110: a working miracle

Dear God

I have to say I was really dreading yesterday at work and had got myself in a real and terrified state about it. But, in the event, it actually went quite well, with nothing we couldn’t handle – and at a couple of points during the day I even found I was enjoying it. Gosh! So, thank You for that and for being so MUCH bigger than all my fears put together. Thank You.

Prayer 81: the God Who makes things better

Dear God

Thank You for being the kind of God Who is utterly committed to making things better. Thank You that You mend more of our lives than we can ever imagine or ask for and that, with You, there is no need to be afraid.

Prayer 43: God’s comfort

Dear God

When I think about it – I mean really think about it – the world is so very big and I am so very small. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I can’t take any of it in. So thank You for caring for each and every one of us as if we were indeed the whole world to You. Because it’s this which makes the difference and makes life a wonderful adventure, however scared we are. Thank You.