Proverbs 12: 25
Anxiety weighs down the human heart, but a good word cheers it up.
As a mother, I can be plagued with anxiety. From the time of conception, we are consumed with worry about our children, sometimes to the point of being crippled. We fret about what to eat while pregnant, what to feed our children, where to send them to school, who they should be allowed to play with, and so much more.
One of my favorite parts of our Mass is the Lord’s Prayer, and this section in particular, which the priests recites, while we listen.
and grant us peace in our day.
In your mercy keep us free from sin
and protect us from all anxiety
as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.