The real message

Dear friends,

I’m was trying to come up with a prayer & audio for the holiday season, but it’s not coming out. So I’m just going to share what I’m feeling today.

Here we go….

We all know about the significance of Christmas and the New Year, but the holidays are stressful, aren’t they?

I see a lot of people suffering during these times. There’s so much pressure from all sides it seems. It’s not always from bad intentions, but the stress appears.

During this time of festivity, why are we sometimes sad?

I think a lot of it has to do with being busy and overwhelmed. Or missing someone we’ve lost.

It also has to do with high expectations that our reality can never live up to. We want the perfect holiday moment, but it always seems to fall short. Sometimes it’s even a disaster.

Isn’t that the story of our lives?

But the thing is, we actually set our sights too low. That’s right.

We actually should look for more. Look higher.

What do I mean by this?

Many times we desire an earthly perfection that forever escapes us. We see our miseries and the misery of others. And we don’t like it. We don’t like the pain.

Instead, we should remember and know a heavenly perfection awaits us.

Jesus waits for us.

The promise of God is real. Don’t let our fallen reality darken this truth in your life.

If the holidays aren’t filling that emptiness inside, it’s because they can’t. Only the love of God can. That love is rooted in Christ.

Go back again to the basics. The birth in the manger is just the beginning. Symbolically, today, Jesus is a newborn. One. Day. Old.

And he promises you an eternity with him in heaven.

So look there. Aim higher. Rest in him.

Don’t let the worries of this world put out the yearning and fire that burns in your heart.

Your soul cries out to God. He sent his Son as an answer.

You are loved deeply by God.

That is our hope. He is our joy.

Live the promise of heaven. Today. Here. Now.

Your feet firm and solid on earth. Your heart full of the Spirit of Christ.

Your soul, free in God’s loving grace.

Peace be with you!

Keeping busy

Dear friend in Christ,

As you may have noticed, I didn’t post a Prayer & Audio this week. Still, that doesn’t mean I’m not active! As for everyone, the end of the year here is hectic. This week I’m dedicating a lot of time to our prison ministry end-of-year activities.

One of the best moments was a lunch we had with some men who have completed their prison time and are now free. They are rebuilding their families and their lives.

We broke bread, shared our struggles and victories… and gave thanks to God. What a blessing!

Please keep us in your prayers… as you are in mine every day.

Grace to you and yours,

Vincent

If you want to know more about me, check out this behind the scenes post.

I’ll get back to regular posting next week!

Some changes at PrayerForAnxiety…

Good day to you!

There are going to be  some changes around here. I’ve been thinking and praying about this a lot lately.

The Lord inspired me to start this site five years ago. Since then we’ve received 1.4 million visitors.  The site has 2,100 subscribers, 92.4K Pinterest followers and 4,400 Facebook fans. That’s awesome… and you’re a big part of it all!

The Lord has certainly blessed the work here, and I’m so thankful. The best part has been the blessings, prayers and support we share on the Ask For Prayer board.

The decision I made is to not dedicate anymore time to creating publications for sale. What I have on Amazon will stay there for now, but if anyone wants anything available for sale on this site for free, just email me at contact@prayerforanxiety.com.

Some of you may have already noticed that new posts have nothing for sale. My plan is to keep it that way.

I will continue to accept donations and trust in God’s providence to let me continue this work. Email me if you’re interested in making a donation.

Thank you  and may God bless you abundantly!

Vincent

p.s. … stay tuned for other announcements…  🙂

Testimony

Here’s a new kind of post. It’s a preview of what I’ve been working on during many mornings lately.

A message and prayer from Vincent:

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Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. 

1 Peter 5:8

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:11

At 5 for you

Last Monday, I began a new writing project. I get up at 5 a.m., pray a bit, then I begin writing whatever comes to my mind and heart. During this early morning time, I often think about you. I’m not sure when my writing will be finished, but you’ll be the first to know.

I’ll let you know how my progress goes…

Have an awesome and blessed weekend!

– Vincent

Taking a day off

Hello friends in Christ!

Today here in Argentina – and in many other countries – it’s Worker’s Day, so I’m taking the day off.

Many of you know I publish a new reflection/prayer/audio every Wednesday. Don’t worry though, tomorrow I’ll be posting — just one day late!

I want to thank and bless all those that work. It doesn’t matter if you get paid a wage or not. Many times, the unpaid work is the most important.

Remember, God sees your effort. He loves when his children do their best to serve.

Let’s pray for those who are looking for a job. May the Lord’s providence deliver dignified work to them soon.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting and praying here.

May our good God bless us abundantly!

Vincent

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Thank you. God bless.

 

She’s right!

I received this strong comment today on one of our prayers…

“The Lord, Jesus Christ it’s something that everybody should believe and when they have questions like I just did it always ends up at the end if you want this help it’ll cost $49 and we will send you this that or the other. I have to tell you that is not true faith I noticed many Christian programs also they preach beautiful things but in the end they’re asking you to buy things I think that’s a disgrace upon Jesus. People like me that don’t have the money so we lose out on knowing everything we wanted to know and pray for that’s not through Jesus Christ I think you should put your head down and think of all the people that need it and can’t afford it amen.”

You know what? She’s absolutely right!

So please, if you can’t afford anything for sale on this site, just email me. I’ll send you a free PDF right away.

You can email me at: contact@prayerforanxiety.com

Also, you can send me an email with questions if you like. Or leave a question or prayer request on our Ask For Prayer page. I don’t have an answer for everything, but I’ll do my best to help if I can.

Over 99% of what is written for this site is free and online.  Also, there are many who can afford to buy books and eBooks. These purchases help cover the costs to keep PrayerForAnxiety alive. I am so very thankful for their support.

Some even give a donation every month. If you value this site and want to pitch in, check our our patron program.

God’s abundant blessings to you!

Vincent

Needing prayer support

Hello friends!

I don’t do this very often, but I’m asking for your prayer support. Many have left prayer requests here, and some of their situations are very serious. They need our prayers!

Three ways you can help:

  1. Pray for those who ask for prayer on this site.
  2. Leave words of encouragement in our Ask For Prayer section.
  3. Share a prayer or uplifting word at the end of this post.

As the writer and caretaker of this site, I ask for your prayers too. I need them to keep going!

Thank you and may God bless you with his abundant goodness,

Vincent

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

Ephesians 1:15-16

Over 99% of the planet

Here’s a screenshot I took this morning of our website’s stats:

map 2017

It shows in which countries people have read our posts or asked for prayer. The United States has the most readers by far (nearly 1.5 million views all time).

We now have readers in over 99 percent of the countries in the world!

Plus, we get messages like this:

“The prayers are just so powerful. I love this page….God bless you…”

“I love this site you have helped me so often please don’t close it.”

“Couldn’t have come at a better time today, as my husband was threatening suicide because of depression and anxiety regarding our 4 estranged adult children. Thank you.”

“Thank you, your prayer filled my eyes with tears of relief.”

So much of this is made possible by our Patrons. These anonymous people of faith are a big reason for results like these. They have helped change and even save lives. Your prayers have been a big part of this too.

May the grace and love of God be poured out upon you and your families for 2018.

THANK YOU AND MANY BLESSINGS TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS AND PATRONS! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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