*A tizzy is a “state of frenzied excitement or distraction, especially over some trivial matter” (Webster’s New Unabridged Dictionary)

Funny prayers are always a good thing; it makes our relationship with God more light and easy than what some of us make it to be. This is a funny prayer. But this one is a funnily serious prayer if you mull on its words. We humans have the weird capacity to make our life complicated with and distracted by the non-essential.

When did you last complicate your life with tizzies? Recall this event, and maybe laugh over it (and yourself and your first world problems!) and get a sense of humor today. Thank God that you’re finally over THAT. And when you feel you’re becoming distracted again, come back to this prayer and pray it over again. Rinse. Repeat. 🙂

A Prayer to Be Free From Tizzies*
Joyce Rupp

Dear God,
you who did not invent tizzies,
be with me when I get caught
in the wild worrying of my mind,
and the needless scurrying around
in my fearful heart.

Trip me up when I fret and stew
so I can see the trap of tizzies,
with their schemes to keep me
bunched up in stress and strain.

Let me fall headfirst into the truth
of your never-ending presence,
wrap your kind arms around me
and calm my doubts and fears.

Shout loudly in my spiritual ear
when my nerves get knotted,
my mind feels cramped,
and my stomach screams.

It may be difficult,
but do try to get my full attention,
because tizzies are not healthy,
and they definitely chase peace
out the front door of my heart.

Dear God, you did not invent tizzies,
I did,
and only I can send them on their way,
and I will,
if you strengthen me
to let go of my anxious hold
on what is nonessential.

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