Sometimes my worry about the people I love manifests itself as a desire to control their choices or influence their behavior. I try to keep them safe in a bubble of my own design.
Dear Lord, it is so hard to relinquish control over the lives of the people I love.
Please help me remember that only you see the whole picture and know what’s best for them.
Help me trust that you will guide them along the path ahead far better than I can.
Think about a loved one for whom you often worry and picture their face cupped in your hands. Raise your hands to God and imagine him gently taking the face you love into his own strong hands, so you can let go.