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by Ann Trapnell
If you read the March 5th Lenten Devotional, you know I’ve been trying to give up worrying for Lent. Matthew 6:27 is the bible verse that inspired my original decision; Romans 12:12 helps me on my journey. You see, the way I’ve been trying to eliminate worry is to “give it up to God”; I pray.
Attempting to be constant in prayer, I discovered worrying occupies more energy than prayer. Prayer is meditational and hopeful, worrying is a downward spiral. As I turn to prayer more often, I find I have more energy to connect and discover.
Sacrificing worry, and replacing it with prayer, has given me more energy to embrace those things that help me be present in life – present for my friends and family, my community, myself and my faith. And so, I plan to continue on my journey to “give it up to God”, or, to be constant in prayer, long after this Lenten season concludes. Will you join me?