Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Worry

Within the last month, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. No, it isn’t life threatening though it sometimes develops into cancer.

What’s the disease you ask? It is oral lichen planus.

I won’t get into the sickness, but I will share how I am dealing the challenges. While I am under a physician’s care, my focus will be on the spiritual. I am a Christian. My Christian faith is foundational for managing the emotional challenges.

I find comfort from reading the Holy Bible and applying the Bible verses to my life and praying using the Bible verse(s) as my prayer.

Today’s Bible verse:

Matthew 6:34 (King James Version), “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.”

What the verse means:

What the verse is saying in today’s English is give your entire attention to God. Look for what He is doing in your life today. With the focus in the here and now we’re able to not get worried or worked up over what may or may not happen tomorrow. There’s a reason why we shouldn’t get worked up. The reason? God will help you and me deal with whatever comes our way, no matter how challenging or difficult they trials are.

Praying using the verse:

  1. Father in Heaven, help us to focus on today and see You and Your activity in our life.
  2. Lord, help us not to get too worried or concerned about what may or may not happen tomorrow. Teach us how to trust in You and let You take control of our life.
  3. We thank you for the promise that you will help us deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
  4. We ask for the grace to handle today and we trust tomorrow to the Lord.

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Jimmie Aaron KeplerJimmie Aaron Kepler is a novelist, poet, book reviewer, and award-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in over twenty venues, including Bewildering Stories and Beyond Imagination. When not writing each morning at his favorite coffee house, he supports his writing, reading, and book reviewing habit working as an IT application support engineer. He is a former Captain in the US Army. He holds BA, MA, MRE and EdD degrees. His blog Kepler’s Book Reviews was named a 100 best blogs for history buffs. He is an author. His books and collections available on Amazon. You can visit him at http://www.jimmiekepler.com.

Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.

2 thoughts on “Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Worry”

  1. Jimmie,

    Your messages continue to serve as an inspiration.

    You are in my prayers.

    Blessings & thank you,

    Rex

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