From Handbook to Prayer
Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I will depart.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Godliness with contentment is great gain. For I brought nothing into the world, and I can take nothing out of it. But if I have food and clothing, with these I will be content. (1 Timothy 6:6–8)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
I called to the Lord in my distress,
And He answered me.
From the depths of the grave, I called for help,
And You heard my voice.
I will exult in the Lord;
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer
And enables me to go on the heights.
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
You are the door; whoever enters through You will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:9–10)
Your sheep hear Your voice, and You know them, and they follow You. You give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of Your hand. The Father, who has given them to You, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of the Father’s hand. You and the Father are one. (John 10:27–30)