Don’t worry. Instead pray.

I worry a lot.  I always have.  I have gotten a little better about it over the years.  I don’t worry about all the small stuff anymore, but when I have bigger things to worry about than normal I almost get lost in my worry.  At times it has consumed me.  It’s a horrible feeling.

On the way to work/daycare yesterday, the kids and I were listening to the Kingdom Rock VBS cd, and the song Pray About Everything came on.  I’ve heard this song a million times, but it really struck me yesterday.  Here are some of the lyrics:

Don’t worry about anything
Instead pray about everything
Tell God what you need
Thank God for all He has done
Don’t worry
Instead Pray
Don’t worry
Instead Pray

What if every time I am worrying I make the decision to start praying?  Would would happen if I really did this?  And it hit me that  this might just be crazy enough to work!  To do the trick for me!

If I really did train myself to start praying any time I start worrying about something, I can see how this could totally change my life and my way of thinking.  If I really get into the habit of doing this, I just might be able to let things go!

I heard a quote a few days ago that was something like When you pray about your worries, it is impossible to not feel better.

So I am not going to try to train myself to pray as soon as I start worrying.  I’m sure this will be something I have to work on for a really long time.  I’m a slow learner when it comes to stuff like this, but I’m going to try to make it happen!

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3 thoughts on “Don’t worry. Instead pray.

  1. That is Blake’s favorite song! I hear him singing it in the shower all the time. And he always requests it in the car. He says, “Mom can we listen to number eight.” My prayer is that song will play in his head his whole life! Love you Steph! You can always contact your prayer warriors if you need help. We can’t do this alone.

  2. Just finished a Bible study on Ann Voskamp’s book 1,000 gifts. She suggests that worry is our advertising that God is unreliable! That really stuck with me. I think your strategy is a great one!

  3. Love this! I to must learn this. But at the same time the first thought is” wouldn’t it be nice to teach and perfect this with others that need to learn this”. I myself need to learn and perfect this process. Practice makes perfect. And this kind if perfect can actually be passed forward.
    Starting NOW!!

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