Every Day Things Occur in This World That Shake My Faith

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This prayer by two young teenagers asks for help remembering that God has a greater plan.
Every day things occur in this world that shake my faith and test my beliefs. I see things happening like famine and civil wars, and things that hit close to home like cancer and AIDS. I find myself constantly questioning life. I wonder, God, why you let these things occur? God, please help me to stand firm in my beliefs and in my faith through times of question and doubt. You said, "Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20). Help me to keep remembering that somewhere in your great plan, it all works out. Amen.


(This prayer is adapted from You Give Me the Sun: Biblical Prayers by Teenagers, edited by Carl Koch. Copyright © 2000 by Saint Mary's Press. Permission is granted for this prayer to be used for classroom or campus ministry purposes. This prayer may not be republished in any form without written permission from Saint Mary's Press. To order this book, contact Saint Mary's Press at 800-533-8095, or visit our online catalog at www.smp.org/catalog.cfm.)

Published September 11, 2001.