Are you anxious? ?

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Prayer is a beautiful time to develop an attitude of being thankful. Thanksgiving doesn’t come naturally. All of us get anxious, stressed, angry, and fearful at times. It’s very normal; we are all human beings. However, the Bible teaches us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6, NIV)  

Do you find it hard to “be anxious for nothing?” I do. 

Let’s unwrap this principle a little more so we can apply it to our lives. 

  1. Anxiety (in Greek, “troubled with care”) is normal, but we can get rid of it. Medical research now tells us anxiety can ruin your emotional, spiritual, and relational health.
  2. Prayer is the key, and it starts with something like this: “Oh God, I’m super anxious about my children right now. Please remove the anxiety and help me live in faith and peace.
  3. Thanksgiving is added to prayer because it’s powerful in its own right, but it also says, “God, thank You in advance for the answers to my prayer.” It’s faith in action. 
  4. Let your requests be made known to God.” Please ask God for anything. He loves you, and He cares about your concerns. 

My mom turned 100 on November 6, and I attribute her longevity to the prayers of my grandchildren and her habit of listing her prayers. I’ll never forget the little list on scrap paper in her purse. Each time a prayer would be answered, she would mark it as answered. Wow! That’s so powerful!

Do you have your prayer requests written down? Notice the promise that follows this verse: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, NIV)  

Anxiety + Prayer + Thanksgiving + Requests = Peace. 

Would you pray with me? “Hey Father, I love You. And I can’t help but be honest—I’m anxious about this virus, my finances, and my family. Please answer my requests. And by the way, thank You in advance for the answers.

You can pray these prayers because you’re a miracle.

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  1. Vivian on 23/11/2020 at 11:51 AM

    Happy belated birthday to your mom Paul and thanks for sharing it with us may the Lord countiune to shine her i will pray this prayer everyday ? because they are things in my family that only God can help me and believe he will in Jesus name.

  2. Jyoti Swarankar on 23/11/2020 at 1:47 PM

    Thank you, Paul. Yes I was feeling anxious. Just picked up my phone and here’s your message asking that.

    I will now ask God to take away the anxiety in me and fill me with His peace.

    And this message shows that He cares for me just now, just right this moment. He knows how I was feeling the whole day and brought this message across to me. Thank You, Jesus.

    Thank you, Paul for being sensitive to God when you write these messages.

  3. Ethel on 23/11/2020 at 2:11 PM

    Thank so much for today’s topic.
    It is really what I need at this time.
    I have handed over to God all my anxiety concerning my business .
    I am free to face other matters.
    Thank you.

  4. Esteban Ramirez on 23/11/2020 at 3:32 PM

    Honestly this year has been a big crazy cycle of anxiety from the moment we found out we were having a baby to the point where the doctors told us our baby may not make it to the healing God did in that time the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdowns to having a full term pregnancy of 40 weeks. Till the phone call came while I was at work I left that morning and I did my usual routine I prayed with my wife and my baby girl Adaleah Rose and I said goodbye like I always did every day for those forty weeks we got to spend with her. My wife was deviated she couldn’t stop crying they couldn’t find a heart beat just two days before we went to the OB the heart beat was strong we felt her kicking she was a joyful baby alive then this Saturday September 26th there’s no heart beat come to the hospital now. I dropped everything I’m a meat cutter at a grocery store I just left I ran to my store director and told him I’m sorry but I got to go I can’t even think straight I’m crying I’m angry I’m an emotional wreck. In a hospital wing where we usually see happy couples with their babies it was dark it was gloomy out baby was gone. After a 36 hour labor and delivery we delivered a stillborn. She was absolutely beautiful I can’t even come to the point of understanding why this had to happen. It’s been almost 60 days since the funeral service we did for her. But I sit her so anxious with the questions why. I just asked for prayer I’m so angry I can’t even pray for more than a few minutes I can’t understand and maybe God doesn’t want me to understand.

  5. Patricia on 23/11/2020 at 3:33 PM

    This came right on time for me this morning. I had to have my car towed and I’m not sure what is wrong with it. I am believing for a miracle though that it is nothing serious. Any prayers would be appreciated though. At least I am no longer feeling anxious! Thank you for your Miracles a day! They are such a blessing to me every morning.

  6. Kimberly Ann Wright on 23/11/2020 at 4:38 PM

    First Chronicles 16:34 Teaches us to be thankful to GOD for HE is good and HIS mercy endures forever!!! Amen!? We should give thanks to GOD every day because HE’S good and HIS mercy endures forever. Not just on Thanksgiving day!!!??

  7. Nombulelo Khanyile on 23/11/2020 at 5:42 PM

    Wow ? never said better Paul ?thank you always for sending encouraging words…I need a reminder not to worry about anything because God is in control.. He’s a way maker, he is the light in the darkness…thank u Father for taking away all my anxieties & replacing them wit ur peace ✌️ I love u Jesus ??

  8. Teresita Mallari on 23/11/2020 at 6:28 PM

    Thank you Paul Marc and may our good Lord answer all your pryers. Happy thanks giving to you and your family.

  9. Ann-marie Fewster on 23/11/2020 at 9:59 PM

    Thank you for the beautiful message. I have been anxious as I’ve had covid but not had it bad thanks be to God. I work for the NHS so probably picked it at the hospital. My gown up kids have been ok but my son gets depressed and my daughter is waiting on an operation so I pray we will get through these difficulties with the lord’s help. Amen God bless.

  10. Tabitha on 24/11/2020 at 8:45 PM


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