Once you mindfully begin to pray in response to your worry, your brain will respond with the rewards of prayer: a sense of connectedness with God, an emotional lift from that connectedness, and the peace of knowing the worry is where it should be—in God’s loving arms.
Soon you will have the “prayer habit” as your response to the people, places, events, and situations that once caused worry.
—Patricia Wilson, Freedom from Worry: 28 Days of Prayer (Upper Room Books, 2013)
Who can support you in turning your worry habit into a prayer habit? Join the conversation.
Cast your burden on the LORD—
he will support you!
God will never let the righteous be shaken!
—Psalm 55:22 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
When I’m crushed by my fears and worries, remind me of your power and grace.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
When you respond to prayers posted on The Upper Room Prayer Wall, you remind people that God is bigger than their worries and fears. Pray with us at The Upper Room Prayer Wall.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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