Some of our greatest worries and our deepest hurts in life center on those we love and care about the most. Sometimes we get so involved that we actually block our own ability to receive the peace and comfort Jesus has for us. But we must focus on Jesus and allow our minds to dwell on His Word.
The Bible teaches us to cast our cares upon the Lord, to come to Jesus when we are burdened (Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 55:22). When you pray about those you love, then you allow God to work in their lives. And when you release your concerns for others to Jesus, you receive His peace for your own heart and mind.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:25-34 that we are not to worry about anything. The Father knows all of our needs before we even pray about them. He knows and cares about every concern you have. Yet, Jesus continues on in Matthew 7:7-12 to teach us that indeed we must ask. It is God's will for His children to learn to persevere in faith, in righteousness, and in prayer. The one who perseveres builds his spiritual maturity, and spiritual maturity is necessary in order to live a victorious life for Jesus.
Continue to pray for your loved ones with great hope in your heart. You can have this hope because of Jesus. He is even now sitting at the right hand of God and is interceding for you. Don't worry about what you should pray or how you should pray, just begin to pray and let the Spirit of God guide you. If you would like someone to pray with you or for you personally, call our 24-hour prayer line at 1-800-759-0700. A prayer partner is waiting to pray with you.
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