Today begin to LGLG [Let Go and Let God]. As a worry surfaces, pray, “God I give (name of worry) to you. Thank you for taking it from me. Amen.” If you begin to worry about the same person or situation after ten minutes, go through the process again. You may pick up the burden multiple times after laying it down. You’ve been carrying it by yourself for a long time; but each time you go through the process, it will be easier to let go.
—Patricia Wilson, Freedom from Worry: 28 Days of Prayer (Upper Room Books, 2012)
What small worry can you give to God today?
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Cast all your anxiety on [God], because he cares for you.
—1 Peter 5:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Loving God, I am weighed down by worrying so much. Help me remember that you care for me and my needs. I bring my anxieties to you and trust in your power to relieve them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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