Monday, January 31, 2011

Worry-Free Prayer-Filled

Our church is encouraging us to do a 10 day prayer and fast to try to get our focus back on God and see what He wants to say to us.  Some people may fast all food but fasting something else is an option too. I was praying about it this morning... what could I fast that is something I do a lot. One word popped into my mind.  WORRY.  Yes, I do worry a lot.  Lately I have been worrying about our adoption process, what I eat, if my daughter is too small to go to kindergarten this year, my husband's new job, our living situation, my health, if I'm spending enough time with God, etc.  Worry can become a part time job.  So God convicted me this morning and said that every time I feel the urge to worry about something I need to immediately pray instead. 

The bible says this about worry: "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" (Matt.6:27) "But seek first his kingdome and his righteousness, and all these thing will be give to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matt 6:33-34)

So for the next 10 days I am going to be turning every worry into a prayer.  I am going to be praying a lot I think!  I would love to spend time praying for my blog-reader friends as well.  If any of you have a prayer request that I can pray for please post it in the comments!  I will diligently lift you up!  Thanks and here is to 10 worry-free, prayer-filled days!!   (anyone else is welcome to join me!)


  1. We are moving again (within Germany)and I am not OK with this. I want to stay where I am at. I am filled with worry and sadness. We have to leave due to mold in the house. I keep thinking there could be someway, somehow I could get the mold out so we can stay but I need to be real with myself and protect my kids and get moving. I can't help but cry a little about this every day. Thanks for praying Jamie. Oh, and can you pray we find another great place to move, with neighbors that are nice. thanks.

  2. Thank you for a wonderful post. My worries have been in overdrive the last few months as well (I even used the same two bible verses on one of my posts recenty... lol), so I love your fasting choice. May your prayers give your spirit the respite it deserves.

    Have a Blessed Day!


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