know that I have worries:
large, some small,
occasional ones, nagging ones.
I feel as if
I am up
against a stone wall.
am I going to be rid of my worries?
What can I do?
I need to take action.
Please give me the wisdom to know
when to act, what to do, and how to do it.
Sometimes I know that action is not possible.
Then let me be patient, let me pray to You
in my need, and then put away the worries.
need to depend on prayer, and on You.
me now build in my mind a chest
built of strong will and determination,
reinforced with bands of self-control,
studded with willpower, and locked
with the key to my mind.
let me store all my worries and my unresolved concerns,
where only You and I will know they reside, and where
no longer darken my everyday
drag me down, and deter me from all
that I can achieve with a mind at peace.
Outcomes are ultimately in Your hands,
and I will open the chest again and act
as You inspire me to do so.
me hope, dear Lord, and a fresh dawn
with a sunrise of new possibilities,
new vistas, new paths to follow on my journey through
life to heaven and to You.
All this I pray, trusting fully
in Your Divine guidance and Your sure mercy.
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