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“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:19-20
Shalom to everyone. I am a young man who has struggled with anxiety in various forms for most of my teenage years. It started out as simple social anxiety, but evolved into that plus crippling existential anxiety. I don't fear death specifically; as a follower of Messiah, I trust Him to get me through that part. However, the concept of eternal life petrifies me some nights. I know it will be glorious, and I know my pain and fears will be gone as the Scriptures say, but that doesn't stop me from being afraid of the concept right now. I suppose you could say I identify with the opening words of the movie Troy: "Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity..." (Different belief system I know, but the words do apply to my fears nonetheless.)
It has been highly comforting to learn that the popular mental image of floating around on clouds strumming a harp is a farcical fabrication, and that life everlasting will be here on a restored earth. Still, my fears about the idea of eternity reside. Yehovah bless anyone who petitions to Heaven for me.