Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.
Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.
May the LORD our God be with us as He was with our ancestors; may He never leave us nor forsake us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.