Keys to a Powerful Prayer Life: Overcoming Anxiety
We will wrap up this week with another key to powerful prayer. A key you can use to gain access and entrance into the presence of God. A key to open the locked places of your own heart and find healing. A key to unlock a deeper understanding of who God is and how much he loves you. Here is today’s key: don’t be anxious about anything. This is a hard one. Especially when it seems as though there are opportunities for anxiety everywhere. But Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Paul is in prison when he is writing these words. He did not know if he would be killed the next day or released. He faced uncertainty. Trial. Persecution. Despair. Pain. Loneliness. Yet this was his message to the Philippian church…and us today. Paul tells all of us the pathway to God’s peace. Don’t worry about anything. Pray and release it all. Pray and surrender it all to your Daddy in heaven. And don’t forget to pray with thanksgiving. Express gratitude. Be thankful. Why? Because as you remember what he has done for you in the past, you will remember and begin to believe he can do it again. This will increase your faith and expectation as you present your request to him. Then you will receive God’s peace. His peace will be like a citadel that guards your heart. It will protect your mind from fear, worry and harm. It’s a peace that passes all human understanding. It’s God’s supernatural peace from heaven. His peace will allow you to face all situations in this crazy, broken world. Prayer is God’s pathway to his peace.