How to Pray for your Stressful Situation

How to pray for your stressful situation

In 2 Chronicles 20:4-7 King Jehoshaphat and the Israelites were attacked by several enemy armies and one of their cities was captured. From their stressful situation, we can learn how to call on the Lord and pray for our stressful situations.


Praise and Thank God


And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

The first thing that King Jehoshaphat did when he stood in the house of the Lord to pray, was to declare that God was in control in heaven and here on earth. This was tantamount to praising God.

Likewise, you should acknowledge God’s sovereignty over your stressful situation and praise and thank Him because of it because we are told, Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. (Psalm 100:4)

Declare that He is still in control even if the situation is out of your hands because it cannot get out of His hand. 

After declaring with your mouth, believe in your heart that the Lord’s hand has not been shortened to the extent that it cannot save you (Isaiah 59:1) and confess with your mouth that your problematic situation is not too big for Him to solve or too stressful for Him to resolve.
The Lord's hand has not been shortened Isaiah 59:1

Confess your Faith

Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

The second thing that King Jehoshaphat did was to declare that since God was the One who had given them the land they were dwelling on, they believed that He was also able to protect it from their enemies.

Similarly, if you are suffering from a physical illness, prayerfully declare and believe that since God is the One who created your body, He is also able to heal it. 

If there is a rift in your marriage, as you petition Him restoration, proclaim and believe that since He is the One who joined you to your spouse, He is also able to keep you together for what God has joined together no man (or woman for that matter) should separate. (Matthew 19:6) 

If your children are going astray, as you request for His intervention, believe and decree that since He is the One who gave them to you for children are a gift from God, (Psalm 127:3) He is also able to help you keep them on the straight and narrow path to heaven.
With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26

Declare your Stand

And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, 
If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.

The third thing that King Jehoshaphat did was to remind God that they had built a Temple for Him.

Therefore, if you have done something good for God, especially if it is something that He asked you to do, remind Him of it in your prayers.

Reminding God of what you have done does not mean that He has forgotten. It only serves to strengthen your faith by reminding yourself that you have done the right thing in the eyes of God. 

So if you have been helping the less fortunate members of your community, remind Him of your acts and His Word which says, "Blessed is the person who considers the poor because the Lord will deliver them from trouble, preserve them and keep them alive. They will be blessed on earth and God will not deliver them to the will of their enemies. God will strengthen them when they are sick and sustain them on their sickbed." (Psalm 41:1-3)

Blessed is the person who helps the poor for the Lord will deliver them from trouble, preserve them from death and bless them. Psalm 41:1-3

State the Problem

10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
The fourth thing that King Jehoshaphat did was to tell God the problem.
Similarly, tell God the problem that is stressing you.
Pray without ceasing 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Ask for Help

12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
The fifth thing that King Jehoshaphat did was to ask God to help them.
So ask God to help you solve the problem that you are facing. 
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace so that we may obtain mercy and grace to help us in our time of need Hebrews 4

Declare your Dependence

For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
The sixth thing that King Jehoshaphat did was to declare their dependence on God.
Therefore tell God that you are relying on Him to solve your problem. 
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths Proverbs 3:5-6


Devices of the Devil - Persistence

We are not ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11) - Persistence

Persistence is another device that the devil uses to destroy God’s people.


We can see that the enemy is persistent because Samson was destroyed after Delilah Pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death, so that he told her ... If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.” (Judges 16:16-17) 

She then acted quickly and reduced the strongest man in the land to a blind grinder in the prison.

Therefore do not let the devil wear you down. Find ways to take physical breaks from his attacks by leaving the place of attack.

If you cannot do so like Samson who lived with Delilah, take mental breaks to refresh yourself by reading God’s word and listening to praise and worship music. 


By your own words you will be justified. By your own words you will be condemned. (Matthew 12:37)

By  your own words you will be justified. By your own words you will be condemned (Matthew 12:37) Bible verse art print.

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Natural Coconut Body Wash Recipe for Stress Management


Aromatherapy Coconut Body Wash Recipe Ingredients
2 cups liquid Castile soap
Castile soap is a natural soap make from olive oil. If you cannot find liquid Castile soap buy solid Castile soap, cut it up into small pieces and mix it with boiling water at a ratio of 1 cup of soap to 3 cups of hot water. Let it stand overnight and in the morning you will have your liquid Castile soap. 
If you cannot find any Castile soap use any natural liquid soap. You can also experiment with making your own like I do

1 cup coconut milk
You can use coconut milk bought from a store or you can make your own coconut milk by blending 1 and 1/2 cups of hot water with 1 cup of desiccated coconut and sieve it to obtain your coconut milk. 

30 drops lavender essential oil
Click here to find out if you can lavender essential oil safely


Aromatherapy Coconut Body Wash Recipes Instructions
Mix the lavender essential oil with the coconut milk

Add the scented coconut milk to the liquid soap

Pour into a bottle and use it when taking a bath or shower.


For the best results, use your aromatherapy coconut body wash as you confess Bible verses to lower stress like the following:

I am complete in Jesus Christ who is the head of all principality and power. (Adapted Colossians 2:10)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by feeling incomplete because of being single, poor, uneducated or any other life circumstance.
I am complete in God. (Adapted Colossians 2:10)

I am confident that He who begun a good work in me will complete it. (Adapted Philippians 1:6)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress when you are faced with challenges that threaten to stop your God-given work.
I am confident that He who begun a good work in me will complete it. (Adapted Philippians 1:6)

I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by feeling ugly.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

I am free and free indeed because he/she who the Son sets free is free indeed. (Adapted John 8:36)

This is an cool Bible verse to lower stress caused by engaging in an addictive behavior that you want to stop. 
I am free and free indeed because he/she who the Son sets free is free indeed. (Adapted John 8:36)

I am God's masterpiece created in Christ to do good works which God prepared for me. (Ephesians 2:10)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by feeling you are useless.
I am God's masterpiece created in Christ to do good works which God prepared for me. (Ephesians 2:10)

I am like a fruitful vine in the heart of my home. (Adapted Psalm 128:3)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by not being able to have your own children.
I am like a fruitful vine in the heart of my home. (Adapted Psalm 128:3)

I am of God and I will overcome them. (Adapted 1 John 4:4)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by facing a lot of opposition.
I am of God and I will overcome them. (Adapted 1 John 4:4)

I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ Who loves me. (Romans 8:37)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by facing numerous challenges.
I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ Who loves me. (Romans 8:37)

I am precious in God's eyes. (Adapted Isaiah 43:4)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by feeling unloved and unwanted by people.
I am precious in God's eyes. (Adapted Isaiah 43:4)

I am prospering in all things and I am in good health just as my soul prospers. (Adapted 3 John 1:2)

This is an awesome Bible verse to lower stress caused by feeling unprosperous or poor.
I am prospering in all things and I am in good health just as my soul prospers. (Adapted 3 John 1:2)

10 Bible verses to lower stress


How to Waste Time

How to waste time

Do you find yourself stuck in traffic jams with nowhere to go and minutes to waste?
Do you find yourself stuck in an office with nothing to do and hours to waste? 

If you do, I'd like to share with you how I waste time constructively.

I've discovered that praying and worshiping God is the best thing I can do to waste those minutes and hours when I cannot do anything else.

This is because God has given us a great promise in Jeremiah 33:3 which is: "Call Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you did not know". 

Therefore call on God when you have to waste and He will show you things you did not know.

For example, He can show you the secret plans your frenemies (enemies disguised as friends) have made to harm you and He will show you what you can do about them.

As a result, you will find that you will end up thanking God for those hours you were stuck a in traffic jam or in an office with nothing much to do.

So the next time you find yourself with time to waste, kill it constructively by putting on your earphones and listening to worship music from your phone. 

As you do so, let God's Holy Spirit direct the direction your prayers should take. For example if you are stuck in a traffic jam you can request for the jam to begin moving and then move on to the God's agenda because He knows the best way for you to "waste that time".

If you are in a safe place or you have parked by the side of the road, you can abandon yourself to God without fear of being misunderstood like this child and you will experience the Presence of God in a mighty way.
Call Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you did not know Jeremiah 33:3

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