SURVIVE + THRIVE:  PRAYER

 

Scripture reference:  Philippians 4:4-7

 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 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.

 

 

  1. God doesn’t want us to WORRY!

 

Be anxious for nothing …

 

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Matthew 6:25

 

  1. Prayer is our WEAPON against worry.

… but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God…

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

 

  • Pray CONSISTENTLY.
  • Pray SPECIFICALLY.
  • Pray GRATEFULLY.

 

  1. God’s peace is our promised REWARD when we pray!

and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 29:11

 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27