Day 8: Praying for His Fears
Lord, there are many things my husband might fear. Making enough money, losing me or the kids, failing in his work, losing respect, making a bad decision... You know what his biggest worries and fears are today, Father, specifically _________, and I ask that you remind him that you did not give him a Spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control (2 Tim 1:17). Remind him of this as he gets worried today. I pray that he is anxious for nothing, but with prayer and thanksgiving, that he would make his requests known to you. Then, allow your peace, which is beyond our comprehension, to guard his heart and mind through Christ Jesus (Phil 4:6-7). You are the strength of his life – who should he be afraid of? (Ps 27:1)
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
Look at the birds of the air. They do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.