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Bold Prayers: Asking God to Reveal the Roots of Our Anxiety

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Sometimes, anxiety can hit without any recognizable provocation, or our anxiety can feel more intense than the situation warrants. When we find ourselves in that place, we can pray the prayer ancient Israel's second king, David, prayed at the end of Psalm 139, trusting that our God will and is leading us to increased freedom. 

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Biblical passage discussed: Psalm 139

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Discussion/reflective questions:

  1. What resonated with you most in this episode?
  2. What thoughts and/or emotions arise when you reflect upon God's full knowledge of and deep love for you?
  3. What are some ways you regain a sense of calm when anxiety begins to take hold?
  4. Why is it important to have various tools to practice when we feel anxious and afraid?
  5. What's the difference between feeling anxious and feeling stuck in our anxiety?
  6. In what ways have you, or could you, invite God's perspective on your fear or anxiety? 
  7. How can naming, but not judging, our emotions help us to manage them?
  8. What is one action step God might be inviting you to take having listened to this episode?
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