My church is participating in a 14-day commitment to walking out of worry. If you’d like to follow along, download the resource, here.
Today we are praying an ancient prayer that helps us to engage the anxious parts of a usual day.
Prayers operate in a variety of ways, including refocusing our attention to our commitment to be worry-free. Prayer is like a basketball doing a pivot; it changes our view of a given situation and opens up healthy opportunities.
The prayer that we are praying together is St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer. A part of the prayer that I’ve enjoy is this refrain:
“Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;
In the mouth of each who speaks unto me.”
Each interaction that we have today with another could be a moment when God could speak to us. Instead of being anxious towards others, we should anticipate wisdom, hope, and love. In this way, we block worry and welcome God’s presence.