Prayer on Fear – Insights from God’s Word
I prayed to the Lord, and He answered me, freeing me from all my fears. Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. I cried out to the Lord in my suffering, and He heard me. He set me free from all my fears. For the angel of the Lord guards all who fear Him, and He rescues them. - Psalm 34:4–7
Prayer on Fear - The Power of the Cross
Prayer: Lord, I cry out for help today for my brothers and sisters who are at this very moment struggling with their own individual fears. These fears are holding them back from accomplishing the very thing they were created to accomplish. I know You are standing in the gap for them before the throne of God, and You are calling out to them to come and lay their burdens down at Your feet.
There is a great struggle going on for their freedom, and I know that this needs to be defeated, and they need to be set free to walk in the calling You have for them. I only know one way to combat these fears, and I cry out to You asking you to rescue them from the bondages that are holding them. You tell us often that we are to do what we need to do to remain free. You remind us often that fear is not to be our path, and we are to take a stand against that fear. You desire that we walk free to minister in Your Truths. We are to take a stand if we are being misled into thinking that we can or cannot do that which You are calling us to accomplish.
We cannot allow fear to become our ruler. We are told to walk by faith, not by fear. I know as I pray that today is to be a day of breakthrough for someone. Today is a new opportunity to stand fast and be strong and courageous. Every day we are challenged to grow in our faith so that our faith will become pleasing to our God. It is through my brothers and sisters who labor in the harvest fields because of their faith, that our world is changing, and we are beginning to impact the lost and dying for Christ.
I cry out to You today asking You to restore joy to Your people. Where you see people struggling and being burdened with fear, I ask You to meet them at the area of their greatest need, and "bind up the brokenhearted -- Isaiah 61:1. Where there was once sorrow and fear, I ask you to replace that sorrow and turn it into the oil of gladness.
I recognize, my King, that many of us need to be spending some time with You in the wilderness, and many of us need to be released into a new and fresh season of fruit. I pray that as You look into the faces of my brother and sisters, You will create in them a new beginning and new dawning where all things become possible for them -- because of their faith in You. I ask You to give them determination and perseverance, and I ask You to look deep within them and get them to that sweet spot that You have reserved only for them.
I pray for an increase of blessings in their lives, and a refreshment of hope for their weariness. Help them, Lord, to walk through this new doorway of possibilities, into a renewed and fully restored time of blessing. I pray they will be able to soar on eagle’s wings and ascend to the heights where their vision is increased and their faith and hope renewed – as it once was.
Protect them from the attempts of Satan to get at them and counterfeit or confuse the Gospel truths in their lives. Give them a power that they have never before experienced, which will see them through to a new window of opportunity that only You can give them. It is in these moments of attack that I ask You to send out Your angels of power sending them to do battle for my brothers and sisters.
You are Lord over all, and You offer your armor of protection for all of us. I claim that armor for my weary, discouraged and fear locked brothers and sisters. Help them to be obedient to You as You use these fears to build them into authentic spiritual leaders. Remind them of the power of obedience and the truth that allows them to be Christ--led and Christ--like. Help them to abide in You, and remind them that without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of those who seek Him. May all we do bring you glory and honor!
Prayer on Fear – Making it Personal
Reflect: We are in a battle throughout our life on this earth – and fear is one of Satan’s favorite forms of attack. Until Christ’s kingdom comes and Satan's season of power is ended, we are living in enemy territory. We must be alert and aware of the attacks that come against us, and we must put on the Armor of God which He has provided - Ephesians 6:10–18.
Also, we need to remember that it is through the power of the cross that the grace of God is given to us to change and restore us. It is the power of the cross which kills our old self and resurrects us to the newness of life.