Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18The act of rejoicing and giving thanks awakens my faith and through the doorway of my faith, He enters in. My prayer stance is different, new, free; the striving and wanting have given way to trust and surrender.
Practical ApplicationMy prayers for relief and healing from anxiety, depression or other forms of emotional unrest become: Thank you Jesus, that Your healing light is flowing through my entire being. Thank you for Your Life in my mind, directing and arranging my thoughts so all is in accordance with Your holy will. Thank you for removing from within me anything – any thought or belief – that is not of You. I praise You, Jesus! My prayers for the children in my life who are struggling with various challenges become: Jesus, thank You for Your immense and everlasting love for my children and for ___________. Thank You that You hold him/her in the palm of your hand – today and every day. Thank you for covering him/her with Your powerful protection and unfailing help. Lord, I rejoice that all is in Your hands! Thank you, Jesus! And so on … placing our every burden and worry at His feet with joyful thanksgiving and expectant faith. With deep breaths, open hands, hearts and minds. Desiring only His perfect will be done.
Copyright 2018 De Yarrison
About the Author
De guides women along the journey to spiritual and emotional healing, through coaching, deliverance prayer, and healing retreats. At YouAreMadeNew.com, De walks alongside women as we grow, heal, and discover the abiding presence of Christ within our own hearts. De invites you to join the Catholic women’s community, Hope’s Garden, which she cofounded.