Grace Church

21 Days of Prayer: January 22, 2018

To buy or not to buy? My mouse hovers over the Submit button for my online order. I pause and think for a moment – do I really need another kitchen gadget? Will that color of pillow go with the couch? Am I sure those boots are going to fit my feet?

If I do decide to hit the Submit button, another package is on its way. Many times, I forget that I ordered something and am surprised when there is a package on my doorstep a few days later.

Many people see the “submit” word as negative, but I see only positive. It’s when we submit that things begin to go into motion.

Spiritually speaking, every day we need to hit the submit button on our worries and cares, giving them to our Heavenly Father. We can then be sure that they are being “processed,” and we can even forget about them, until He brings the answer into our lives in His perfect timing and in His unique way.

We really can’t worship, exercise our faith or intercede for others effectively when we are weighted down with the cares of life. Jesus said these worries choke His word from producing fruit in our hearts. We must submit them to God so that we can experience the abundance of life He wants us to have.

Let’s pray this prayer today to submit our anxieties to God and let Him handle the weights we’ve been carrying. You may have to remind yourself many times each day that you’ve hit the submit button and help is already on its way. If it takes a thousand reminders to yourself, It’s worth it to live care-free!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. 

Jesus, I come to You for rest. I want to live in step with You because Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light. I cast all of my anxiety on You, because You care for me. You will not let me be shaken. When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.

I turn all of my worries into prayers and begin thanking You for doing the impossible, because I have submitted these burdens to You. I trust that You are now working out everything for my good and Your glory. Thank You for bringing the answers to me in Your perfect time and way. In Jesus’ name, amen.

(Psalm 139:23-24; Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22; Psalm 56:3; Philippians 4:6; Romans 8:28)