Turn Your Worries Into Prayers

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When you wake up in the morning and don’t know what to pray for, here’s an idea; turn your worry list into your prayer list.

What is bugging you now? What concerns are on your mind? A relationship? Your job? Finances? Your health? A problem you’re having at home? A needed exercise program? Hoping to get married one day? A personal, spiritual struggle? Your children? Grandchildren? Your husband? The future? The salvation of someone you love? All of us deal with anxious thoughts daily. However, there’s a better way.

God tells us in His Word, “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness and peace, everything coming together for your good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life” (Philippians 4:6-7, The Message).

Shape your worries into prayers! Whatever is troubling you, be it a minor irritation to a major fear, talk to God about it. He cares, He’s interested in hearing from you and He wants to help you. No have nothing to lose except your anxiety and everything to gain including God’s deep sense of peace. Because we will either worry about it or pray about it. If we pray about it, we won’t worry about it. So, we have a choice; pray or worry. 

When we are praying about our concerns, we leave them at the feet of Jesus. We can trust He will work everything out. He is our Burden-Bearer and His shoulders can bear what ours cannot. Every time the anxiety and worry returns, we just lift them up, with praise, to our God and He fills our hearts with the inner security and peace we crave.

Jesus did not just come to save our eternal souls. He came to give us “life and that more abundantly.” Allow the Lord Jesus Christ to help you with your daily schedule, goals and dreams. He knows the good plans He has for us. We cannot go wrong when we are seeking the right way in Him.  

Author: David Crews Ph.D.

As an published author, my first book, "A Comparative Analysis of Theological and Psychological Worldview Perspectives," (Scholar's Press) was released internationally in (2018). My second book, "Union with Christ for Today," will be released before the end of this year. Academically, I hold an earned, (Ph.D) Doctorate in Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary and also a second, earned Doctorate in Theology (D.Th.) from Andersonville Theological Seminary. In addition, I graduated with academic honors (4.0) from Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois, with a Masters of Arts, (M.A.) in Theological Studies. Moreover, I also graduated with academic honors (4.0) with a second Master's degree, (M.A.) in Christian Studies from Luther Rice University in Atlanta, Georgia. I have recently pursued (Post-Doctoral) studies in Theology, Biblical Archaeology and Ancient History at both Oxford University and the London School of Theology. Musically, I was a professional lead singer for a popular tribute group in Memphis, Tennessee for 12 years. I love music and am active today singing and playing guitar for a variety of venues and events regionally. Personally, I enjoy healthy living, exercise, working-out, tennis and coastal recreational activities. Visit our Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/davidcrewsauthor/