A prayer at the pump

February 25th, 2011 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Prayer

With the advent of yesterday’s big jump in gas prices and the fear of increasing costs for everything as summer approaches, I offer this prayer and confession of faith:

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of freedom from fear about gas prices; I will say of the Lord He is my transportation provider, My God in Him will I trust. Surely He will save me from snare of lack and from the deadly pestilence of sticker shock. (Psalm 91:1-3)

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes my car to rest more in the garage and leads me to drive more sensibly.  He guides me to the cheapest filling stations.  Even though I drive through the valley of $4 and $5 gas marquees, I will fear no evil.  He is with me.  His wrench and his tire iron keep my car running.  He anoints my automobile with oil and my tank runneth over.  Surely His goodness and mercy will propel me down the road all the days of my life. (Psalm 23)

I will enter the service station with thanksgiving and drive up to the pump with praise.  For the Lord is good and His faithfulness endures through all fluctuations in the price of fuel. (Psalm 100:4-5)

No in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither gas guzzling cars nor Arab oil, neither rising prices in the present nor in the future, neither a gas gauge on full nor on empty, nor anything in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)

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3 Responses to “A prayer at the pump”

  1. I must translate & circulate in every church in India. It is very common at very high frequency. ( I am forwarding it by Email to all in touch, with your name.)

  2. Amen! Do you have one to bring the housing market back?!

    By the way, Taylor was very touched by the prayer for him! He enjoyed the Bridgewood environment and is looking forward to this weeks service. Thank you for all you do for us!!!!

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