Fear Prayer

Through practicing 12 step programmes people come to realise that their lives are often shot through with fear.

Fear somehow touched about every aspect of our lives. 

It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with fear

It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn't deserve. 

But did not we often set the ball rolling ourselves?

ABSI 61.1: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, PP. 67-68

 

Fear is an emotion that can be overcome.

 

Daniel's Prayer of Denial (of fear)

 

Daniel in the lions den (a mind potentially trapped by fear) doubtless used prayer of denial to assure his safety.  Daniel turns his back on the lions and does not look at them (he puts the fear out of his mind), and says,

"My God has sent his angels and shut the mouths of the lions"

 

We do not have to listen to the fear in our minds.  We can simply dismiss them, and turn to more positive thoughts

This requires practice and persistence.