Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (CSB)
Every month of 2020, we will feature the Love Over All theme verse on the first Sunday of the month. We love everything about Love Over All (read more about it here) and can’t wait to share these amazing verses and ways to live them out with you!
May’s theme is Love Prays.
Don’t worry. Two small words that pack a punch because how can we not worry? Everyone is worrying right now. We are worried, and we are fearful — especially right now with all the current events splashing into our newsfeeds and personal lives. Economical fears. Fear of illness. Fear for our loved ones and neighbors. Financial fears. Some people are worrying about when and where their next meal will come from, while others worry about their job security. Some of us are expectant mothers, worried for ourselves and our newborns-to-be. Fear is pervasive these days.
So how in the world can we not worry? If we don’t worry, what could we fill all that time with?
Prayer. Prayer. Pray about everything, and the space formerly occupied by worry will be replaced with peace. Grab a journal or open up a note on your phone, list all the things that are worrying you, and then pray. Give them over to the One who hears and cares. At the end of the month, take a look back to see what actually happened. We might be amazed to see what God’s done in His love for us. And we may be amazed to find ourselves less worried and more peaceful, knowing deeply that Love prays.
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Beth Williams says
After years of dealing with aging parents & their dementia, health & hospitalization issues I find myself less worried. I haven’t truly worried much about the pandemic. Even when hubby got furloughed ( temporary lay off) I just prayed about it. I know God is in control of this universe. Like you said I’ve personally seen Him do a work on some prayers of mine. It’s gotten to the point that when others, hubby especially, worries I simply tell him to give it to God. Ask Him what we should do about this situation. Dig into His word & pray, pray, pray is my motto. I know it sounds easy, but the Bible tells us in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Let’s turn our worries into prayers & watch God work.
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
Love does speak. But there are time it can hurt. That is why when we see a friend hurting like in loss of Love one no matter who they are. We can as Friend or Family member pray for them. Plus send card. But you know what I did. I have not given it to my Friend who lost her husband. Yes I sent her a card. I can’t see her to give her hug in person yet. We been in touch on the phone and by text. But she is saved and her Husband was saved. But even know she knows she will see her husband again in Glory. It still hard. I got her a hug card with a tiny we wooden hug on it to let her know I care. It said I can’t be there is person here is we hug from me. The heart shaped hug says hug me. I Wrote a message in it saying I hope this we hug lets you know I care. When this over the Various. I will give you a big hug in person. That is my way of showing her Gods love. I am waiting until all family are away back and she on her own to leave on her door handle and text her to say something special on the door handle from me to show my Love and that I still care. Even though I can’t be there in person. I know she will cry with happiness when she see and reads it. It just away to show Gods love and cheer someone up. You get things like this on line. We need to show Gods love at this time to people like this and people on their own. No matter where we live. Plus be Praying and reading his word the Bible at all times love todays reading love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx