Praying the Bible ~ Philippians 4:10-13

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you.

Text: Philippians 4:10-13
I rejoiced in the Lord greatly because once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it. I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself. I know both how to make do with little and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content–whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through him who strenghtens me. (Christian Standard Bible)

Prayer
Father, thank you for the many people you have put in my life who have encouraged me, cared for me, and supported me in many ways. I have not felt a lack because of them. But, Lord, you call us to contentment and a trust in you. I must confess that contentment is difficult at times. Circumstances can overwhelm and even underwhelm. Yet, you, Lord, are faithful. Help me to always see your hand at work. Help me to always know your provision. More than that, help me to live by the secret of contentment. You, Father, are more precious than silver and more treasured than gold. Your word, Lord, satisfies like honey and I need it each day because I cannot live on bread alone. Thank you for being the secret to contentment. Whether well fed or hungry, having you is better. Amen.

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