This mind-body-soul connection is crucial to wholeness. Your body signals you when you are hungry, tired, anxious, hurt, or sad. If you do not pay attention to these signals, your body becomes sluggish and cannot function properly. This disconnect can lead to spiraling thoughts that make it easier to forget that you are a precious child of God, designed with all the tools necessary to live abundantly. God’s breath is in you, and you are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139:14). You were created with the ability to know when you need to rest, nourish, heal, protect, and soothe your body.
—Sarah E. Bollinger and Angela R. Olsen, The Awakened Life for High School Students: Finding Stillness in an Anxious World, Leader Guide (Upper Room Books, 2020)
Describe a time when you felt peaceful, connected, and whole in mind, body, and spirit. What contributed to your feeling this way? Join the conversation.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
—Psalm 139:14 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
When I am full of worry, awaken me.
When I feel isolated, awaken me.
When I am afraid, awaken me.
God of love and compassion, awaken me. Amen.
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