prayers5A certain amount of anxiety is to be expected when endure great stress.  But at least some of this concern may be allayed if we bear in mind these word of Jesus:  “Stop being anxious about your souls as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear…..Keep on, then, seeking first the kingdom and (God’s) righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you.”  (Matt. 6:25, 33, 34)  It is proper to make effort to solve a problem.  After we have done what we can, however, worry cannot take the place of prayer.  (Ps. 37:5)  Paul wrote:  “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petition be made known to God; and the peace of God that excel all though will guard your heart and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” -Phil. 4:6,7. w07 7/15 3:15,16