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For the Anxious Child

January 1, 2011

7. For the Anxious Child

Lord who calmed the seas,

Calm the waves of my child’s anxiety.

Give him victory over his fears

And teach him to trust you,

For you are close at hand.

Teach him to be anxious for nothing,

Turning to prayer and supplication,

Making requests of you, with thanksgiving, and

Knowing the peace that surpasses understanding,

Peace that comes only in your presence.

Help me to model trust in your sovereignty

And bravery founded in your unfailing love.

Amen.

2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 4:6-7

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