Day 14 - Praying over our Trials & Crisis



Merciful Father,

You are our refuge and our strength, a very present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1), and You invite us to come boldly before the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  (Hebrews 4:16)  Whenever we are in trouble, or crisis, or facing difficult circumstances we pray that we would remember to come boldly before Your throne.  (Hebrews 4:1-3)  

Help us to remember to give thanks in all things, even when we are in fear or pain.  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)  Help us to remember to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation and continue steadfastly in prayer.  (Romans 12:12)  Help us to remember that You never leave us nor forsake us and that the God who is with us when times are good is the same God when we are in difficult times.  You are the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and Your love and power are unchanging.  

Keep us from being ruled by fear for You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self control.  (2 Timothy 1:7)   May our situations not become a reason to lose our faith, where the same situation happening to someone else would seem merely a prayer request.  Grant us eyes to see how You are continually at work in the midst of our trials and crisis.  May we say with confidence in the midst of our trials, "As for me, I will call upon God and the Lord shall save me.  Evening and morning and at noon, I will pray and cry aloud and He shall hear my voice.  He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me."  (Psalm 55:16-18)

When we are in crisis, regardless if it is financial, illness, marriage, school, catastrophes, relational, death, etc., we ask Your Holy Spirit to move into our situations and transform them.  Help us to see a bigger picture than merely the one that seems so ominous to us at the time.  For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  (Romans 8:28) 

© margaret young