Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Teen Playlist: Faith in an Anxious World

This month's Prayer Playlist is about how God is present in our anxious moments, offering peace.

When we experience storms, when our boat is unsteady, Jesus walks across the water, steps into our rocking boat, and stills our restlessness.

Below you will find suggestions of ways to pray through your anxiety.

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for Teens HERE.)

 

You can find our focus Scripture passages for the month here:

                                   Mark 4:35-41        Jesus calms the storm  

                                   Mark 6:45-51        Jesus walks on water   

                                   Here's a blog from Lifeteen on Praying With Anxiety and Depression.     

 

     

                                       Some thoughts from Lifeteen on Mental Health and Prayer

                                       Father Mike Schmitz talks about what to do when you feel Overwhelmed      

                                       For a beautiful reflection on how important you are to God, watch Tatooed from SALT project.

                                       Father Casey Cole talks about Letting Go of Your Anxiety

                                       How to Live With Uncertainty from Ascension Presents

 

     

Here are some songs to pray with when you are feeling anxious:

                                        Audrey Assad, Restless

                                        Hillsong United, Oceans

                                        Matt Maher, Alive and Breathing

                                        Hillary Scott, Thy Will

                                        Marty Haugen, Shepherd Me, O God

                                        Bob Hurd, Shelter Me, O God

                                        Michael W. Smith, Breathe

 

   

Here are some things to think about during your prayer time and maybe write about in your journal:

                                   Where is God in the midst of my most anxious moments?

                                    What might God -- or anxiety -- be trying to tell me? 

                                    What does anxiety feel like in your body? in your mind?

                                    What are some things that have helped you relieve your anxiety in the past?

                                                                          

   

                                      Take a few minutes before you go to bed to pray The Daily Replay.

                                      Try some of Anne's tips for praying with Scripture.

 

   

Have fun decorating the journal you received at our September meeting.  Doodle with markers, make a collage of images on the cover,                                         or, if you are feeling VERY crafty, check out some of the crazy DIY journal decorating ideas HERE.

                                     

Pick out a few practical anxiety-relieving ideas from the Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook created by the Wellness Society, and commit to                                          putting them into practice this week.  (The list of 75 distraction activities on pages 10-11 is a great place to start!)

 

   

                                     Try this 8-minute guided meditation on anxiety from Pray As You Go.

                                     

                                      Here are some more Scripture passages that are great to pray with when you are feeling worried or anxious:

                                      Isaiah 41:10

                                      Philippians 4:6-7

                                      1Peter 5:6-7

                                      Psalm 91:9-12

                                      Romans 8:28 

 

   

                                     Listen to the first episode of the Faith in an Anxious World Parenting Podcast.

                                     You can find the parent handout for Faith in an Anxious World, session one HERE.

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for Teens HERE.)