The Prayer of Faith Banishes Anxiety
“When life gives you more than you can stand, KNEEL.” Author Unknown
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
Philippians 4:6-7 starts out with two commands. The first order is to the point, “Be anxious for nothing.” The second order commands us, “In everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Not only are we commanded to set aside all worry, but we are also instructed to make our requests known to God, through prayer, with a thankful heart.
Usually, prayer requests are dusted with a measure of anxiety, sorrow, concern or even fear. Offering up supplications with a thankful heart is possible, if we remember with whom we are speaking. The Creator of the universe is bending down to listen to the cries of His children. He knows all, sees all, is all, and is everywhere, all at once.
God’s power is beyond our comprehension. He knows what we need and what we will request before we can even begin to mention them in prayer. He has….
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