Day 3: Prayer
Worrying is easy to do and the daily news headlines give us plenty to worry about. But today’s news is not news to Jesus. He told us 2,000 years ago that we would have many trials and sorrows on this earth but to “take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) So, how do we “take heart”?
We do that by following the daily discipline of prayer. Prayer is talking to God about our needs, trusting him to meet those needs, and thanking him for all the good things he has done for us in the past.
When we pray, we shift our focus from our lack to his abundance. In a chaotic world full of death, disaster and destruction, we can choose to focus on the good things he has done in our lives.
When we stay focused on who he is by praying continually and giving thanks in every circumstance, we will walk through our day with his peace guarding our minds and hearts.