We are in worrying times and this is when our faith can be a source of support, so I thought I’d share today some relevant Bible verses and a prayer by Evelyn Underhill.
Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace – in peace because they trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3)
Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need these things. (Matthew 6:31-32)
Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
O blessed Jesu Christ, who didst bid all who carry heavy burdens to come to thee, refresh us with thy presence and thy power. Quiet our understandings and give ease to our hearts, by bringing us close to things infinite and eternal. Open to us the mind of God, that in his light we may see light. And crown thy choice of us to be thy servants, by making us springs of strength and joy to all whom we serve. Amen.