A prayer for troubled times

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Dear Father, we need your help this day. Our world is a mess. But you are holy and worthy of our praise.  We ask that your kingdom will come with power to our family, our lives, our country and our world.

There are many things that trouble us. There are threats of war, disease, and unrest. There are acts of terror in our own cities. We pray that your will be in charge where we are just as you are in heaven. We ask for your peace to rule our hearts, to still our minds, to ease our fears.

Father, we ask you give us what need to live this day. We know that your eye is always on us. You have promised that you will never leave us or forsake us. We rejoice that you lead us to still waters, even when things seem out of control.

Forgive our sins then may we have the courage to forgive those who sin against us. Keep us from bitterness and ingratitude. Keep us from anxiety and worry. Keep us safe from the evil we see each day.

Give our family peace this day so that we may know joy in obeying you, even when it is hard. Thank you that we can be together as a family. Thank you for the gospel grace of Jesus.

In his great name,

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.