Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may understand and incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace, your peace, comfort us in these challenging times, and help us cling to you through your word and the presence of the holy spirit. Please help us to see your blessings in our lives and give us a spirit of gratitude to you and for you. We know you are still in control and will use these challenging times for your good…in Jesus’ name, we pray.
“In Christ, we can come before God with freedom and without fear. We can do this through faith in Christ” (Ephesians 3:12)
“I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him…I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up their hands in a holy manner” (1 Timothy 2:1-8)
“When you pray, you should go into your room and close the door and pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you” (Matthew 6:6)