THE PRAYER OF COMMITMENT

KEY SCRIPTURE: 1st Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you”

Another kind of prayer for our consideration is the prayer of commitment. The opening scripture states that we should cast all our cares upon the Lord for He cares for us… This act of committing your concerns or worry unto the Lord is called the prayer of commitment.

Every human being would one day have issues that would demand some amount of concern. The degree of care varies from person to person. God’s remedy for us is to cast such cares to the Lord. It should not be something to pray about. The Bible said it’s God’s business to care about all such things. Please get a clear understanding about these things, you don’t ask God to take away your cares, rather you cast or give the cares over to Him.

In John 15:1, the Lord Jesus is the vine, we are the branches and the father is the husbandman or the caretaker. It is His role to take care of all that concerns us. It is our part to bear fruit that is to shine, excel and reveal His glory. These are the divine roles and you must not do God’s duty for Him.

Philippians 4:6 iterated this same point that we should be anxious about nothing, but in everything, with prayer, supplication and thanksgiving we should give our problems to God, and the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep our hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.

The instruction of scripture is never to be anxious about anything, but to give the issues to God and leave the solution to Him. Well He made the world and has never failed in sustaining its smooth running. Apply the prayer of commitment in such times. Commit your ways to Him, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path. (Proverbs 3:5)

 

  PRAYER

Thank you heavenly father that you are the caretaker and I am the fruit bearer, I leave every concern to you and refuse to worry or be anxious about anything. Your peace would continually protect my heart and mind in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES:

1st Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns once and for all,] on Him, for He cares about you with deepest affection, and watches over you carefully.” (Amplified Bible)

Psalm 37:5 “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass”

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