Friday, April 15, 2011

A Prayer for Friday, April 15, 2011

“By Worrying”

Jesus said that we cannot by worrying add any time to our lives; modern medical science suggests that by worrying we can actually deduct time from our lives.

Here is one of many cases where the wise thing to do is to listen both to Jesus and to science.

Lord, we do not pray that you will take away our worrying; to pray that way is only to set ourselves up to worry about why we are still worrying when we have prayed not to worry.

We ask instead, O Lord, that you would fill us with so much trust in you that over time worry gets crowded out of our lives.


“And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?” (Matthew 6:27)

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