Father in heaven, my scripture reading today tells me not to be anxious. Lord, I know that the only way I cannot be anxious about my life is to be fully engaged in your grace and mercy. Mold my heart to be radically impacted by the gospel of grace. Father, drive away all desires for religious behavior that would trump a passionate love for your Son Jesus. Father, I have so many friends who are anxious about their lives, their jobs, their marriages. Give them a desire to know your word that says “Be anxious for nothing but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make your requests to God and the PEACE that passes all understanding shall be given unto you”. Lord let your word flow over us and give us the desire to read it and know it. We boldly ask this in Jesus name, amen.