Worry Prayer

The other night, I found myself in prayer – the worry prayer. I’m sure we’ve all done this from time to time. Something is weighing on your mind and you know you should trust God with it, so every few minutes you offer up a prayer to Him about it. While talking with God is definitely a good thing, this type of prayer must really frustrate Him.

Here He has adopted us as His sons and daughters yet we worry about money, sickness, our children, our future, everything. The Bible does tell us to be persistent with our prayers, but I don’t think that this was what it meant. In fact, by continuing to worry “prayer” about it, I demonstrate my lack of trust in Him instead of my wholehearted trust.

Message version – Matthew 6:25 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body.26 Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

That’s where I decide to live – careless in the care of God! What a wonderful place to be! Forget those worry prayers – make your requests known to God then live without a care!

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