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Prayer Superior to Worry

Prayer is vastly superior to worry. With worry, we are helpless; with prayer, we are interceding. When I hear sad news, I try to say a prayer for the victims. When I am troubled, I will say a prayer that asks for relief for myself and for all those who suffer as I do. "I pray for all other people who feel anxious and edgy at this moment." When I am concerned about my relatives or friends I say a short prayer to myself - "May they be happy and free of suffering."

- Mary Pipher, Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World (Penguin, 2009), p. 188.