Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Reasons to Pray: 1. It encourages others. 2. It reminds you of spiritual values. 3. It gives hope. 4. It helps you feel better. 5. It allows you to let go of situations. 6. It provides comfort. 7. It relaxes you and reduces anxiety. 8. It builds faith. 9. It deepens character. 10. It broadens your perspective. 11. It brings you closer to God. 12. IT WORKS!
Things to Pray For: 1. For a growing relationship with God. 2. For positive relationships with your family members. 3. For energy and enthusiasm for your work or career. 4. For wisdom to make right and wise decisions. 5. For your service to your community and/or church. 6. For the special needs of your family and friends. 7. For the spiritual lives of your church leaders and congregation. 8. For wisdom for our government leaders. 9. For the moral integrity of today’s young people. 10. For the safety of those serving in our armed forces. 11. For a lasting peace among peoples and nations. 12. For the opportunity to be a blessing to someone today.
There’s a reason He tells us not to worry. There’s a reason He tells us not to dwell on the future. He’s called you to today, to focus on it, to dwell in it, to engage with people through it. He will see us through the day and provide strength, clarity, and power to get through TODAY, because that’s where you are. You aren’t in your tomorrow or next year. Be in today. Focus on today. When we let Him be present in our hearts in the here and now, it keeps our eyes focused on eternity. We’ve been given today, and we’ve been promised ETERNITY. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, else matters.