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Prayers For An Anxious Heart #AnythingGoesonSunday

As part of my August celebration, I’m reviving #AnythingGoesOnSunday – an invitation for you to add yours link for your Sunday posts to the linky below. No theme, no prompt – anything goes! However, I’d appreciate if you left a comment and visited at least two of the blogs linked before yours!
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Today, I’m doing a short book review. Prayers for an Anxious Heart is a compilation of  Christian prayers by the staff of Barbour Publishing and includes dozens of practical and encouraging prayers inspired by the Biblical verse found in Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds ……

I found the prayers were too long and the book could have done with a contents page, however, I’m sure someone somewhere will find solace through it! [rating=2]

Talking about an anxious heart, I’m curious to know what your answer would be to this question.

Do you find yourself getting more anxious as you get older? Or are you more calm and relaxed with age?

In my case, I find myself getting calmer about the bigger stuff – the larger life questions about the future etc. It’s the little stuff that makes me tense and anxious at times. I think I need to work a lot more on myself in this area.

If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them objectively, and tried to decide just how much good they provided that person, you would see that not some but all fearful thoughts are useless. They do no good. Zero. They interfere with dreams, hopes, desire and progress. – Richard Carlson

I would love to read your responses and invite you to add your links!

15 Comments

  1. trenna trenna August 14, 2015

    You are keeping my up nights! This makes the third night that I have spent reading books half the night. Thank you.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 17, 2015

      Sorry about that! I hope you’re enjoying the books. If it’s any consolation I stay up most nights too! 😉

  2. Michele TravelwithMrsT Michele TravelwithMrsT August 14, 2015

    I’m becoming much calmer as I age, and choosing not to sweat the small stuff. Comments that I would have reacted to in the past, I just smile at, and continue on. Prayers and meditation are soothing routines to de-stress, as well as reading!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 17, 2015

      I think it’s pretty much the same here, Michele. I’ve learned to let somethings just go and not worry too much.

  3. Laurel Regan Laurel Regan August 4, 2015

    I think I tend to be less anxious as I get older, but that certainly doesn’t mean that I don’t experience anxiety!

  4. Shantala Shantala August 3, 2015

    Oh yes. Getting older has resulted in me getting calmer about the big stuff, but the little things still manage to get the better of me. I am working on it. Hopefully someday I will be able to conquer it

    Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – What a beautiful thought.

  5. Ann V Friend Ann V Friend August 3, 2015

    Nice post! I did a prayer too. (smile) We’re going to complete this by faith!

  6. Mike Gardner Mike Gardner August 2, 2015

    Hi Corinne, i find that as i have got older i’ve learnt to not worry about much. Having done operational tours in Afghanistan and Iraq you realise that everyday is for living, my mantra is “if thats the worst thing that happens today, it will be a good day”

  7. Diana Bensted Diana Bensted August 2, 2015

    Prayer is indeed a good way to calm the soul, just thinking about the infinite puts anxiety in its place.
    having said that, I am the same about age, I don’t really sweat the big stuff, but little things can wind me up!

  8. CAROL CASSARA CAROL CASSARA August 2, 2015

    Prayer is my favorite way to speak to the Divine directly, no middle man!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 2, 2015

      For me too and the best part (for me at least) that it’s become part of my normal – I don’t set time aside!

  9. Elvira Elvira August 2, 2015

    I don’t know if praying helps, but I’m sure it does. It helps to focus the mind, leave the noise behind. And the feeling of love and care that often comes with prayers, soothes the soul.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 2, 2015

      Prayers can be a way of quieting our mind and like you said, focussing. Thanks for stopping by, Elvira!

  10. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg August 2, 2015

    Prayers do help an anxious mind! They bring in calmness and sometimes direction too.
    Even I am a bit more calm now, I guess it comes with age and experience, but I have this big worrywart which sometimes grows way out of proportion!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | August 2, 2015

      Age and experience does help, Shilpa as does gratitude which brings the knowledge that every thing works for good. Thanks for sharing!

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