3 Fear-Busting Prayers You Can Pray On the Fly

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Fear. If it's got its grip on you, pray these quick prayers to loosen it. Pray them every time you are faced with a fear or concern over your life or a situation. Watch as God comes to your rescue and fear melts away. Get started with this…

Nothing Can Touch Me Prayer - Based on Psalm 91:1 (MSG):

God, you're my refuge. I trust in you and I'm safe! I ask you to rescue me from hidden traps, shields, and from deadly hazards. Let your huge outstretched arms protect me— under them I am perfectly safe; your arms fend off all harm. I will fear nothing—Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze me. I'll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance. Yes, because God's my refuge, the High God my very own, Evil can't get close to me, harm can't get through the door. God thank you for ordering your angels to guard me wherever I go. If I stumble, they'll catch me; their job is to keep me from falling. I'll walk unharmed everywhere I go today. Thank you Lord!

Short & Sweet Prayer - Based on Psalm 18:19 (MSG):

If I hold on to you for dear life, God, you said you'd get me out of any trouble. Thank you for giving me the best of care because I am getting to know and trust you. I call to you and you answer. God please be at my side in bad times; Rescue me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Nothing Can Separate You From God Prayer - Based on Psalm 26:12 (MSG):

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With God on my side, how can I lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for me, embracing my condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for me? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for me—who was raised to life for me! —Is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for me.

No one is going to be able to drive a wedge between me and Christ's love for me. There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between me and God's love because of the way that Jesus my Master has embraced me. Thank you God for filling me with faith today and wiping all of my fears away. Amen.

Hey, what do you think about printing this and stashing it in your pocket, purse, backpack, or taping it to the bathroom mirror? Pray these prayers as often as needed and fear will soon disappear!

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What fears are you facing right now that we can pray with you about? Leave them in the comment section. We are going to pray for you!

30 Second Prayers That Will Help the Colorado Theater Shooting

It doesn't take long to say a prayer that will change a situation. You can bring comfort, healing, and help to those affected by the Colorado Theater Shooting. Here are a few prayers you can put in motion TODAY that will impact the victims and their families along with the entire world as they watch this tragedy continue to unfold.

Take a moment to pray these prayers. By taking a few seconds of your time, you'll be impacting these people’s lives forever.

A PRAYER FOR THOSE INJURED:

God you are a safe house for the injured, a place of strength in bad times. And I know that you will defend those who suffer; you come to their aid in times of trouble. So I ask you to wrap your arms around every person who has been injured in this theater shooting. Reach down and touch their bodies right now so that they will live. Heal their physical wounds as well as their emotional wounds.

A PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE KILLED:

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God, help these grieving family members and friends. Let your presence be their support and strength today. Comfort them the way each of them need. Empower these loved ones to keep a cool head and allow you to bring justice to the individual that caused this. You said vengeance is yours, so God help these people to put this man's life and future in your hands. Help them to forgive Jim Holmes so that they will not live in a prison of bitterness and resentment. May they learn the freedom that comes from forgiving.

A PRAYER FOR THE MAN WHO CAUSED THIS:

Deal with Jim Holmes so that he is not only corrected and dealt with in a just way but that he finds you in this. May he call out to you and ask you to forgive him and to turn his life around. Bring him the mental, emotional, and spiritual help that he needs. Help him to understand the pain he has caused others.

 

A PRAYER FOR SAFETY ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY:

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I ask God, that you will be a shield of protection to all who put their trust in you. For those who fear going to the movies, or stepping out into the marketplace, or going out into public, I declare that they will hide in the safety of your wings. Cause a trusting security blanket to cover those who call out to you. You will surround them like a shield and they will sleep in peace.

Amen

If you have found this helpful, please share it with others. When we get people praying, the more we see God move, heal, and deal!

In His Grip,

Dr. Linda

CNN News Story: Gunman Kills 12 in Colorado Movie Theater

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You Were Meant to be A Prayer Hero – Here’s How

Everyone wants to be a hero. You do too. Don't try to shrug it off. It's in your nature. You were made that way. If you haven't made a difference in someone's life lately, I'm here to give you a kick in pants. Let me show you how making someone your Prayer Project can change their life and yours.

My First Prayer Project

I met Ms. Sweet in the 70's, when I was in middle school. She was my PE teacher. The first time I laid eyes on her, I thought, "This woman is a whack job!" She had the kind of voice you couldn’t get out of your head. She grunted when she talked. Or maybe barked would be a better description of her tone. She smelled like a chimney and her face was etched with deep scars from her past. I liked her--even though I could tell her life was a mess! She had gusto and she had spunk. I could tell she was trying to keep the glimmer in her eye, but she didn't know how. This lady made her wacky way into my heart.

Out on the softball field I'd pray, "God get a hold of Ms. Sweet's heart. Help her to find you. End her pain. God, help her to know that life is better with you in it." Everyday as I fielded balls and watched her yell and scream from the dugout, I'd secretly pray that someday she'd yell and scream out to God. I didn't let up. Every single day this little 6th grader prayed that God would transform her PE teacher's life.

Fast-forward to decades later, it's Sunday morning. I'm a pastor sitting on the stage at church. The service begins. I glance out at the crowd and I about fall out of my chair. Who did I see? Ms. Sweet! Not only was she in church, but she was raising her hands in worship. Smiling. Living. Enjoying. God answered my 6th grade prayer that had been hanging out there for decades. Ms. Sweet let God radically change her life. Prayer project accomplished!

Prayer Projects

What's a prayer project? Something that you decide you’re going to take on and change. Whether it is a person or a situation, you can be a change agent by stepping into prayer-hero mode!

See a need? Decide to take it on as a prayer project.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • When you see someone or a situation in need, ask yourself what needs to change here for them or for this situation?
  • Pray for that person/or need regularly.
  • Don't stop praying for this until the project is complete and your prayers have made a difference.

Where Do Ideas for Prayer Projects Come From?

Look around. All you have to do is open your eyes. As you begin to think like a prayer hero, you'll notice that ideas can come from anywhere. When you go to work, school, the store, or poking around on Facebook, pay attention to the way people move around and operate. Check the look on their faces; listen for the tone in their voices. Do they seem stressed? Impatient? Overwhelmed? Fearful? Sickly?

While thinking like this, you'll notice opportunities for prayer projects all around you. Get busy!

...Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know…. I Timothy 2:1 (MSG)

You have a world around you to change with your prayers. There's a hero inside of you waiting to make a difference. It's time. Go for it!

Prayer Booster: God, help me to be more aware of the people around me. Make me more sensitive to what they are dealing with in life. Show me how I can pray for them. Help me to be a difference maker in their lives and glorify you!

Are you ready to take on a prayer project? Have a prayer project you have taken on that can share with us? Tell us about it in the comment section. We want to know what God is doing through you so you can encourage other prayer hero’s!

 

 

When You Need a Break From Stress – Prayer Booster

When You Need a Break From Stress!

Bible Bite: Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."

Prayer Booster:

"God I need a break! I'm tired and worn out. I come to you because you said that if I did, you would give me relief. Show me how to take a real rest. As I spend time with you, recharge my batteries. Melt away my stress. Fill me with peace that will overshadow my circumstances. Thank you Jesus, that you care and you are right there!" Amen.

Go to Jesus so you can get-a-way!