Give Your Worries to Jesus in Prayer

Our lives are so much more than our work, food, clothes and other things in our life. We should not spend time in endless worry about them. Our lives are journeys involving relationships of love and devotion to others. Service, prayer, hope and joy are what we are called to experience. In these activities, we can walk with Jesus in love. Be aware of all those around you who long to be loved, inspired and cared for. Also, care for yourself by spending time with Jesus in prayer.

Run to Jesus

COVID-19 has deeply hurt our community and the world. This pandemic is so painful and harmful. However, sin too can seize us and cause us great pain. It removes us from the Sacred Relationship with Jesus. My sin, our sin as a community, and the sin of the world all can keep us from the Joy of Jesus. I must work to be aware of sin – and to run back to Jesus who is my gentle, always accepting Savior and Friend!

Prayer is a Journey

We need to learn how to pray throughout our lives. Early in my life, prayers like the Our Father and the Hail Mary were my chosen prayers. I still pray these. However, I have added and now pray less words and do more silent listening. My twenty minutes of Centering Prayer each morning is where I take up a prayer word or phrase. It allows me to calm my mind and soul so it can receive the love of Jesus. Simpler and more reflective has become my chosen prayer form as I grow older. All prayer is wonderful. Choose what works for you now and continue to try new forms as you mature in your faith journey.

Turn Back to Jesus

God has forgiven all my sins. So many times I have turned away. Each time, Jesus welcomes me back. Sin is the turning away from my relationship with Jesus Christ. In returning, like the Prodigal Son, I am embraced and loved. God’s love is always exist for me even as I walk away in sin. Returning is my awareness that I have fallen away. I seek closeness with Jesus.