Lent 14 ~ Worry is Useless

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Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer.   ~   St. Pio

          Today is one of those days when little things weigh a little more on my heart. There is a meeting I need to attend tomorrow which makes me nervous and anxious because I am not sure how it will turn out. There’s nothing I can do to prepare for it. I don’t even know what to pray for exactly. For all I know, things might go very well. But since I have always been one to borrow trouble from the coming day, I’m doing exactly that now – borrowing trouble.

          Searching for a prayer, I told God to give me one that my heart needs, even if I didn’t know it myself. And I also asked that it come to me dramatically, like a lightning bolt or something, to assure me further that it was indeed from heaven and to also pierce through the gathering fog inside my heart.

          Instead come these gentle, gentle words, tenderly spoken, by a man I know as my spiritual father.

Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless.

          And then, he comforts me,

Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer.

9 comments

    1. It went fine, Ann. It worked out in ways I never expected. I’m so thankful for friends like you who have prayed so much and unceasingly for me. I have some way to go before things settle – at least I hope it will. But if God has other plans for me, then I will try to put my hand in His and let Him lead.

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