Father, You call us to live by the spirit of faith because it’s by faith You bring your plans to pass in our lives.

But there is another spirit at work—the spirit of fear.

Not the kind of situational fears common to us all, like checking your rear-view mirror when backing out of a parking space, but the kind of consistent fear that torments day and night, consuming our thoughts.

That spirit of fear is the strategy through which the enemy tries to enforce his plans for our lives.

We remember Job, a righteous man in your sight. You bragged about how he honored You in his worship and shunned evil.

And yet Job said the terror he dreaded had come to pass. Because he focused on that fear, Satan dared request he could attack Job in that area.

And while You ultimately preserved Job, even blessing him with double for his trouble, He still endured great suffering.

In this world we will have trouble, but Father, keep us from opening the door to trouble by entertaining a spirit of fear.

We thank You for the antidote.

We’re grateful we have something else to meditate on instead of the diet of fear the enemy serves us.

We savor your love instead—perfect and unfailing—because it’s for the sense we are unloved that we‘re gripped by fear and invite the enemy to wreak havoc in our lives.

And since You are love, we fix our focus on You to experience perfect love drive out fear.  

And we receive the grace to do so, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Inspired by Job 3:25.
Photo courtesy of Unsplash.

Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!

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