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Prayer for Coping with Worry and Anxiety

Dear Lord, my worries overwhelm me and their burden presses hard on my shoulders. The future seems cloudedin uncertainty and any attempt to predict it fills my heartwith painful anxiety. But you know all these things, Father. You hold the strings of my life. That’s why I turn to you and I place my present and my future in your hands. Take the burden of my worries off my shouldersand renew your love in me.

You have taken care of me so far; you have protected me from all devastating evil. You’ve fulfilled my needs andcomforted me in every pain and trial. I bring before me today the words of your Son, Jesus Christ, who told usnot to worry, for nothing happens on earth or in heaven without your knowledge and your will. Let me never forget this lesson but live my life in accordance with it.

When I look at my past with the eyes of the present, Irealize how much suffering I would have been spared of, had I listened to these words and followed your advice. Iknow it is too late to change what has already been but, starting from this moment, I choose to put everything inyour hands and live as you want me to – in faith, hope and love.

I know that sometimes I will be tempted to fall back tomy old ways and the spirit of fear, worry and anxiety will try to take possession of my soul once more. In those moments of grievous temptations, remind me I am yoursand bring me back to you. Never let me forget that I am a new being in Christ, that in him my soul has peace andsalvation -heavenly treasures that nothing and nobodycan take away from me. Help me to live my life in the light of this truth and never let anything separate me from your love.