Pray Strategically

“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

Prayer is an antidote for anxiety and fear and God instructs us to come to him and empty our minds of worries and fears. Imagine how much our stress levels would decrease if we daily in honesty and openness pour out our hearts and minds to God.

Struggles can keep us trapped in mindless worry as long as we are holding unto those cares and frustrations. We pick up the phone and talk to our best friends, our sisters or our mothers and they listen and offer good advice. And then we carry on worrying because only the voice of God brings true relief. Ever prayed until you felt the weight of the worry and burden that you were carrying suddenly lift off your shoulder?

That’s called the spirit of heaviness and only prayer and worship can relieve that pressure gauge created by anxiety. “casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) “to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.” (Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬)

Peace is also one of the greatest strategies against the war that the enemy tries to wage in our minds. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)

Prayer is acknowledging that there is a greater power outside of ourselves, that we look to for help. It is trusting God to intervene in our circumstances in ways that we are unable to. It’s calling upon a strength that is greater than our human capabilities.

A.P.-Y.

19 thoughts on “Pray Strategically

  1. “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him…” Psalm 37:5 In the Hebrew “commit” means to roll thy way on the Lord… Roll our burdens off our shoulders unto His and then trust Him to “bring it to pass” next verse. How good is our God… may we grow more and more into this Life!

    Blessings to you
    BT

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      1. It’s only me and the principal and we’re preaching the word and speaking boldly about Jesus.I think that might be just the reason….we’re taking territory….but it’s difficult since we can’t trust many believers in our town….many are in Satanism and witchcraft operating as Christians in leadership and in churches.

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      2. Ask God to send reinforcement. At times you may have to train up soldiers to help in the fight and equip others to help. Two are better than one, but it sounds like you need some help. You church can provide cover as well I imagine? 🙏🏾❤️

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      3. Thank you…I’ll pray for reinforcement. we definitely need some help!my husband and daughter also helps a lot.
        Our congregation is also in need of prayer…..only a few strong intersessors.We’re multitasking in assignments here😀thank you so much for encouragement.

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  2. Love this verse. It always reminds me of Paul, in his steadfast commitment to Jesus, in a time of trial. You might say, he had every right to worry, but he held firmly to his faith, prayer, thinking of others and not his owns needs.

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