A Prayer For Today

“O Lord, we beseech thee to deliver us from the fear of the unknown future; from the fear of failure; from the fear of poverty; from the fear of bereavement; from the fear of loneliness; from the fear of sickness and pain; from the fear of age; and from the fear of death. Help us, O Father, by thy grace to love and fear thee only, fill our hearts with cheerful courage and loving trust in thee; through our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.”

-Akanu Ibaim (Nigeria/1906-1995)

We are such a fearful people aren’t we? If only to learn to put our fear in the One who stared fear in the face for us, so we never have to look upon its’ ugliness again.

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