Pray for the Good Things of Life and Preservation in Calamities
We must pray for the good things of life, with a humble submission to the will of God.
Lord, you have told us that godliness holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come; 1 Timothy 4:8(ESV) and that if we seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, other things will be added to us; Matthew 6:33(ESV) and therefore, we cast all our anxieties about these things on you, who cares for us; 1 Peter 5:7(ESV) for our heavenly Father knows that we need them all. Matthew 6:32(ESV)
We must pray to be preserved from the calamities to which we are exposed.
You, Lord, are our refuge and our fortress, Psalm 91:2(ESV) and under your wings will we find refuge; your faithfulness is a shield and buckler; let us therefore not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. Psalm 91:4-5(ESV) Having made the Lord our refuge and the Most High our dwelling place, let no evil befall us nor any plague come near our tent. Psalm 91:9-10(ESV)
Let the LORD be our keeper, even he who keeps Israel and neither slumbers nor sleeps. Let the Lord be our shade on our right hand, that the sun may not strike us by day, nor the moon by night. Let the Lord keep us from all evil; the Lord keep our life; the Lord keep our going out and our coming in, from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121:4-8(ESV)
Lord, put a hedge around us and our houses and all that we have on every side; Job 1:10(ESV) and take sickness away from us. Exodus 23:25(ESV)