Dear Lord, 

When I am overwhelmed, confused, unsure, and restless, help me run to your Word.  May your Word come alive to me so that it is a living guide in every situation.  Help me, Lord to remember the promises of your Word and bring the right passage to my remembrance for the situation.  I acknowledge Lord that I need to spend more time with you reading and praying so that I am prepared for whatever the day brings.  Lord, I know that your Word is indeed a light unto my feet and light unto my path.

Remove fear and anxiety.  As believers you have not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.  So when we are fearful, may we remember your love for us and use that love as the way to love others and see situations differently; may we tap into the power that you have given us – for we are never alone because you have not left us comfortless.  May your wisdom be the foundation for our sound minds.  May we remember the we don’t have to be anxious and when we are tempted to be anxious or worrisome, may we verbalize our concerns to you and then leave them there as you instructed us.  Our worry does us no good and limits us, and you do more with our worry than we ever could.  So help to turn all of our anxious thoughts and nerve-wracking situations over to you; to truly do that and trust that you are working.  That you are working all things together all things together for our good because you love us; that you are working in ways that we cannot comprehend because your ways supersede ours.  And that in this working you are molding us continually into masterpieces fit for your use.  You are increasing our faith and our capacity to love.

As a child of yours Lord, I know that I am your masterpiece though I feel so far from it.  Help me to remember my worth when I am faced with challenging situations.  When I feel depressed, help me to remember that I’m fearfully and wonderfully made in your image – a replica of you and that you loved me so much you thought that that I was worth dying  for.  I don’t know too many people that would die for me, but you did, and I’m eternally grateful and humbled.

For the unseen, Lord, thank you.  You are beyond understanding, you are abundant, you are mine, and I am yours.  I submit all to you today.  

Amen.