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March 12

Elementary: 

We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 94 says, "When many cares fill my mind, your comforts cheer my soul."

We can get overwhelmed by the Internet, gaming, television, radio, print media (what's that?), and too much excitement and noise from well-meaning friends. My brain is sometimes stuffed and confused so I hit the "I wanna go hide" level. My mind needs a rest just like my body does.

 Let's pray:

Jesus help me find a moment today when I can be quiet and peaceful.

Help me find a few minutes to write a letter to you about how things are going in my life.

Maybe I can ask you for something I feel I need.

Then I can go work and play again

as I know you will always take care of me and my worries.

Amen.

Today, with Jesus' help, we find a moment to quiet our minds then pull ourselves up and continue our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.​


High School: 

How are your ashes? We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 94 says, "When many cares fill my mind, your consolations cheer my soul."

We can get overwhelmed by information from the Internet, television, radio, print media (what's that?), and too much noise from well-meaning friends – somehow it all seems to demand our attentions and energies! Now, it is not all bad news, but even when the reports are good, it feels like an onslaught. My brain is sometimes stuffed to the headache level. And none of this takes into account my personal worries about school, my job, family, finances, and health. My mind needs a rest. But it never turns off!

Talking to friends sometimes ramps up the monkey-mind towards chattering drama. Therapists and spiritual directors are good listeners. I sometimes talk to God, but the conversation stays in my head.

That is when I journal and journaling for me is the best breather. When I write my prayers of personal concern, my mind releases the burden of carrying all the weight. I write a personal letter to God, and now my mind is clear because I can wait for God's answer. When I stop talking, God can then get a word in…and that word can be comforting.

Jeremiah writes, "For the sake of your lives, take care that you do not bear a burden on the sabbath day" (17:21). Take a mental rest and write a letter to God.

Today, with Jesus' help, we find a moment to quiet our minds then pull ourselves up and continue our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.