A Prayer

Holy Spirit, you are an excellent weed eater. Come and eat my weeds of worry, anxiety, too many things to do and not enough help. Open the soil of my mind to your nourishing presence ; pour the waters of divine order over my day and allow me to work in perfect peace.  AMEN

Matthew 6:25-33

[25] I tell you not to worry about your life. Don’t worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food or clothing? [26] Look at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds?

[27] Can worry make you live longer?[a] [28] Why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow. They don’t work hard to make their clothes. [29] But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth[b] wasn’t as well clothed as one of them. [30] God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. He will surely do even more for you! Why do you have such little faith?

[31] Don’t worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?” [32] Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. [33] But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.

Rev. M. Dele, is founder of Nature’s Friends and board member of VA Interfaith Power & Light. With UCC and Baptist affiliations, she weaves her roles as meditation teacher, Permaculturist, storyteller, and Climate Reality leader into a social fabric which redeems soil and souls together.

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  • As I prepare to leave for Liberia, West Africa, I have been overwhelmed with worry about so many things. What will happen when I get there? And more than anything, what shall I wear and will I be able to eat the food (you know I’m this super vegan). I realize that I have been totally loosing my focus. What would God have me to do when I get there? And who would God have me to touch? “But more than anything else put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.” (Matthew 6:25:33).

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