Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Reflections: ‘Be careful for nothing’ is a phrase that denotes anxiety. Anxiety produces nervousness, fear, apprehension and worrying which can seriously alter one’s behavior and can even cause physical ailment. Paul submits the need for us to avoid falling into such a condition. He advises that the way forward is to thankfully present our problems to God in prayer and remain confident thereafter that God will help us to get things turned around. Prayer with thanksgiving backed by a demonstration of confidence in God for a way out of our predicaments effectively offsets the onset of anxiety. Stay out of anxiety!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the grace through prayer that keeps me out of getting anxious in life.
Confession: I am kept free from anxiety through prayer.