A new Christian song encouraging us to pray and let God worry about our life. The phrase was inspired by Martin Luther who in the 1600’s wrote to his wife in a letter “…Pray, let God worry…”
Enjoy a short devotional music song video on “Pray Pray Let God Worry”
Martin Luther (16th century monk) said “Pray, and let God worry“. Which means don’t worry, give the concern to God. He can handle it. Paul in Philippians 4:6 said: “Don’t worry; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Enjoy a short devotional video on “Pray, Let God Worry”
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Anxiety never seems to go away. Anxiety and worry seem to be part of life.
Here is a video in which I shared on this subject.
So we need to pray and turn towards the Lord by praying, reading the Bible, singing or listening to inspiring Bible music.
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Sometimes we need to back off and focus on God. In the world there are problems but have faith in Jesus.
Pray and Let God Worry
Don’t lose sight of Jesus.
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In the gospels, Peter needed to keep his eyes on Jesus not the raging stormy waters.
Peter sank when he looked at the water. He needed to get his vision and perspective back on Jesus.
In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Pray, and let God worry – Martin Luther
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Hebrew 13: 5-6 be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Psalm 103:1-5, A Psalm of David
Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
So Isaiah is saying you need to slow down and trust God, but some of us have a hard time doing this. Just trust in Jesus.
Prayer is just talking to God. God is real, He exists and listens, we just need to start talking to Him. Prayer does not need to be formal or in some special place or with some special people. Prayer is just talking to God in reality. So we don’t need to be phony or make-up something, just start saying what is on your heart as you think about God. Prayer is just a dialog between us and God. Prayer can be alone for with others. Prayer can be when we are happy and when we are sad. Prayer can be what we feel when we are very encouraged and when we are very depressed and low. Prayer can be when we are a sinner (and we all are sinners) and when we feel we are a saint. Prayer can be when we love God and when we hate God. Sometimes we are hurting because of something that happened, so tell that to God. Sometimes after we pray we feel high and sometimes low.
Sometimes we have things we want God to fix or do. Sometime He does them, other times it just does not happen. We can in prayer talk to God about ourselves and talk about others.
In the Bible there are many sample prayers. These Bible prayers are great examples of words if we need them, but still the best is what just comes from our heart as we think about God.
Three quick tips to help your prayer:
1. To know Jesus Christ as savior makes a big difference in prayer results
2. To know the Bible also helps our prayer
3. To obey the Lord also helps our prayer
So try some prayers, just talk to God what ever words come to you as you consider God.
Can a sinner pray? Consider the what should be the number one apostle “Peter”, who many times was singled out special by the Lord Jesus. Matt 16 — “Peter, …upon this rock”, Matt 17 – saw the Lord transfigured with a few other apostles.
But here in Luke 5, Peter realized he was a sinner. Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw [it,] he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”
Consider this section from Holy in Christ by Andrew Murray.
O my God! with a love and a joy and a thanksgiving that cannot be uttered, I praise Thee for Christ, who has been made unto us of Thee sanctification and redemption. In Him Thou art my Redeemed, my Holy One. In Him I am Thy redeemed, Thy holy one. O God! in speechless adoration I fall down to worship the love that passeth knowledge, that hath done this for us, and to believe that in one who is now before Thee, holy in Christ, Thou wilt fulfil all Thy glorious purposes according to the greatness of Thy power. Amen.
1. ‘Redemption through His blood.’ The blood we meet at the threshold of the pathway of Holiness. For it is the blood of the sacrifice which the fire of God consumed, and yet could not consume. That blood has such power of holiness in it, that we read, ‘Sanctified by His own blood.’ Always think of holiness, or pray for it, as one redeemed by blood. Live under the covering of the blood in its daily cleansing power.