Tonight I was talking with some people about how to stay on a good path in life and keep focused on the love, mercy, and grace that God has to offer. Of course the big answer is to pray. God wants good things for us and wants to help us. He is waiting for us to ask Him. But that is certainly challenging in our busy lives that pull us in many directions. One woman said that her children call her “fanatic”, but she is OK with that. She trusts God implicitly. She even told her children that if they were to call on God and God let them down, she would stop going to church. One of her children struggles with anxiety. She suggested that when she feels overwhelmed at work, she should say a Hail Mary or even more would be better. A couple days later, her daughter reported that she took her mom’s advice. She was feeling very anxious at work, so she got up, took a brief walk, and prayed 3 Hail Mary’s as she went. When she returned to her desk, she felt peaceful. Very good advice from a very faithful woman and a beautiful example of God’s grace.
I Found God today in an anxiety prayer.