Heavenly Father,

You tell us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

However, we have not been good about sending our requests in God’s directions.  We feel that we can handle Earthly things on our own and tend to get ourselves in deeper than intended.

We ask that you give us your grace so that we are able to relax and get rid of the anxiousness.  We lift our petitions towards you and allow you to take control of the things in our lives that we have no control over.  Bring order to the different areas of chaos, bring beauty into ugly situations, heal those who are grieving, allow us to forgive those who have offended us, bring a sense of content and calm among those who have jealousy and envy, and bring sanity to us who are wandering around confused.

We ask that you continue to give us wisdom, knowledge and strength to handle the situations that we do have control over.  Allow us to handle them with your level of understanding and love.  For it is through those traits that we will be able to minister to those who may need you at the point in their life.

We ask that you continue to be with us today, Lord.  Calm our fears, fill our hearts with love, and encourage us to embrace one another.

In your name we pray,
Amen.

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