Of what are you afraid? What fears keep your heart and mind blocked from a loving and personal relationship with God?
For this and everything, let us turn to God in prayer.
Arise, O Lord, and save us. Assist us in casting off every fear that would hold us back from effective discipleship and a personal relationship with You. If the field erupts in battle today, grant us the courage to not shirk our duty nor avoid the conflict; for, in the midst of affliction, the most able leaders rise. We pray for inner strength to defeat the fears that imprison us. Purify our thoughts like precious metal. Test our hearts and make us strong; gather our wits and grant us confidence of character, not based upon our own wisdom, but upon humble dependence on Your promise that You will not abandon us or fail us. Arise, O Lord, and save us, not from conflict — in the world, or in our own souls — but from the fear that mangles and destroys our hope and our faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps