Day 8, page 44, Second Prayer
Help us, O God, to remember to live one day at a time, and not be anxious about to-morrow, not to dwell unduly on the day that is past. Give us the faith of little children; and complete trust in [You Lord], our Heavanly Father: courage to believe that all things work together for good to them that love [You Lord], and, even in affliction, to understand what is meant by the Peace of God. We ask this through Him, who gave us His Peace, even [Your] Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
SUGGESTED OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT VERSES:
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Psalm 27:14 ESV
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Proverbs 28:1 ESV
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
John 16:33 ESV
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.
Psalm 31:24 ESV
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
Philippians 4:13 ESV
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Mark 5:36 ESV
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, …
Psalm 112:7 ESV
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Philippians 1:28 ESV
And not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals,  denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.
* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.