prayers for a fear-er

… and she laughs with no fear of the future.

My husband started praying this verse over my life a few years after we were married because he realized I was overwhelmed with fear. Weighted down with worry.

I was a fear-er. Of anything and everything. I worried about my kids excessively. Because I didn’t want anything bad to happen to them. I tried to control things. Manage things.
I was kind of a freak. A fear freak.

prayers for a fear-erI felt like if I stayed afraid, bad things wouldn’t happen. I felt like if I was hyper-vigilant (anxious), I could control things. I was living in dread instead of joy. Worry was my constant companion.

My husband kept praying. And slowly but surely, God healed me of my fears. It took a l-o-n-g time but He did it.

If you are a fear-er or know a fear-er, this is what to pray:

Dear God, please let ____________ laugh with no fear of the future. Break off the stronghold of fear and replace it with abounding joy. So she can smile at the days ahead. Give her freedom from worry, anxiety, hyper-vigilance and dread. Help her laugh again. Amen.

verse: proverbs 31:25