Praying FOR, Not Just Against

If you are visiting from my Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion, welcome!

In the above devotion, I talk about how I learned to stop just praying against fear, and started praying for courage, for peace, and for boldness. There is nothing wrong with praying against fear—or praying against anything, for that matter—but I sensed there was so much more to be gained by praying for.

Instead of praying against depression, we can pray for joy.

Instead of praying against discouragement, we can ask God to send hope and encouragement to our hearts.

Instead of praying against anger we can pray for calmness and self-control.

A good scriptural example is King David, who said, “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3) Because the opposite of fear is trust.

My hope is that learning to not only pray against, but also for, will strengthen your prayer life and strengthen your heart. I know this simple strategy has done that for me.

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