Today is Tuesday, October 27th, 2009; Karen's Korner #1682
Who hasn't heard it said, "Not to worry about anything; God will take care of everything."
And yet, as humans, we have the tendency to worry.
The Bible says, "Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything; tell God your needs and don't forget to thank Him for His answers." (Philippians 4:6)
This morning as I was thinking about Karen's Korner and what to write, it seems like I/we need to pray for our harvest and our farmers. The crop is there but the kind of weather we like is not. The calendar pages are being ripped off, day after day, and winter is coming. We have needs; we tend to worry. So we need to pray and tell Him about it:
Dear Father in Heaven, we come to with our worries and our cares about our farmers and our harvest. We worry about getting our work done: the harvest; the money we need for income and the money that will be needed for our harvest expenses. You tell us not to worry, but to pray. So we ask for Your help. We ask for weather which will help with the harvest. We ask for equipment which will work well with a minimum of break downs and repairs. We ask for good yields and good prices which will help to care for our families. We ask that corn might dry more in the field in the next few days to make harvest easier and drying and costs more favorable. We ask that everyone connected with agriculture in our area will be freed from stress and worry because of our confidence that You have everything under control.....even us! We thank You for the harvest days ahead. We thank You for what You are doing with us and for us, through a more difficult harvest season. We know that being thankful is from You and being thankful for all things, helps us. Maintain our mental health, our hope in our future, and our hope in You. You are the great I AM and nothing is too difficult for You. We thank You, we trust You, we praise You for Your help and for what You are doing with us and through us today and in the harvest weeks ahead. In Jesus' Name. Amen.