Prayer Tactics

With Tiffany Crawford

July 3, 2020

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced? For me, it was when I heard the word “cancer.” No one ever wants to hear the word cancer, but no mother wants to hear that your son has cancer.

At just two months old, our son Landon was diagnosed with rare cancer. I experienced sadness, anger, and of course, fear. Will my son die? What will life look like?

I don’t know what fear you’re facing. But there was a verse that helped me through my scary times with my son. I know this verse will help you too.

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. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

You see, it doesn’t matter if it’s cancer, a job loss, a prodigal child, or a lost wallet, God cares. God knows. God sees it all.

So whatever fear you’re facing today, Stop. Pray. And let God’s peace cover you like it covers me.

Text in Context: Read Philippians 4:1-9

Reflect: What are the qualities of someone who demonstrates Phil. 4:6-7? How does our focus impact our feelings? What comes to mind in verse 8 for Paul? For you?

Respond: What do you fear right now? How does this verse impact how you approach your situation?

Prayer: Father, you know my situation. Thank you for watching over me. Take away my anxiety and help me to trust you through it all. Amen.

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