Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. —Philippians 4:6 MSG

Worrying changes nothing, but prayer and worship connect you with the all-powerful God who loves to hear and respond.  Reframing a worry into a prayer will transform the way you think about your situation, and thinking differently will lower your stress.

What can you praise God for in the midst of a circumstance that tempts you to worry?

Worship will raise your heart above the circumstance and help you see God.  The psalmist cries out, “let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.  Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you” (psalm 5:11).

He will help you. He promises to be right there with you whenever you call on him.  The Bible says, “If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the father. He loves to help” (James 1:5 msg).

Food for Thought:  Praying is often the most fruitful thing you can do, because it brings the all-powerful God into a situation and changes your mindset.