What form has your prayers been taking lately?
Baking is one of the things I have enjoyed for quite some time. Through the years I have developed a bit of tradition with nieces and nephews during Christmas holiday(admittedly I have slacked this past couple of years), I gather all the kids together for a time of making and decorating sugar cookies. It’s the one time of year I get to pull out all of those cute shaped cookie cutters. Despite the fact that I have many different shaped cookie cutters, there is always a select few cutters that are in more demand than others. Perhaps it’s there intricate shape or the size that causes all those little fingers to anxiously reach for them.
Just like certain cookie cutters tend to be used more than others, each of us have certain issues that tend to create anxiety in our lives. For you it may be concerns for children and mine might be job worries and for another sister it may be financial matters. Regardless what form it takes, each of us has some thing or things that if left unchecked can lead us into worry. And worry has a way of weighing us down (not to mention that we have been instructed not to do it).
So what do we those concerns? those worries?
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 (The Message) tweetable
We cut those would be worries into a whole new shape through our prayers.