Recently, I spent a long period of time waiting for an answer. I spent my time watching tv, eating comfort foods, and worrying. I wrote this piece afterward to help myself the next time I find myself in a time of worrying and waiting. I recommend repeating this ritual each time that the concern comes to mind.
Light a candle, take three deep calming breaths, and pray.
Faithful God, I pass this concern on to you. It is too much for me to carry and hold on my own. Hold those in my heart in your loving hands. Amen.
“So now, Lord, what should I be waiting for? My hope is set on you.” – Psalm 39:7
“Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life?” –Matthew 6:27
Watch the flickering candle while taking three deep calming breaths and pray.
Faithful God, Again I pass my worry to you. Quiet my mind and calm my spirit. Be with me and those on my heart. Amen.