Give Up Worry for Lent!: 40 Days to Finding Peace in Christ


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Worry: The Bad Habit it Feels Good to Give Up

What is Lent all about? The first recorded words of Jesus in Mark’s gospel sum it up nicely: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mk 1:15). Lent is a time to turn away from our earthly attachments and turn towards Christ; to give up bad habits and offer up our suffering to the Lord.

But how many of your past Lenten sacrifices have truly brought you closer to God? While giving up sweets, alcohol, or social media for Lent can certainly be offered up as suffering, it is debatable whether forgoing them will bring about a lasting change in our lives.

Give Up Worry for Lent! suggests a new approach: banishing worry from your life. The Lenten journey involves closing the door on the past. Through this book, author Gary Zimak encourages you to end your old life of worrying and enter into a new life of peace—with Jesus as your guide.

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Give Up Worry for Lent! includes 47 readings for each day of Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Zimak invites readers to banish worry from their lives, one day at a time.

As the old adage goes, “You’ll never know until you try.” The only thing you have to lose is your anxiety.

Open Your Door for Jesus

“One of my favorite Lenten sacrifices was giving up sweets,” Zimak says, “but I spent more time during those forty days dreaming about cakes and candy than I did thinking about the Lord.”

There are many vices or bad habits that keep us from growing closer to God, but there is one that hits close to home for many of us: worry. Give Up Worry for Lent! invites you to turn your life over to the Lord and find peace. Life without worry is possible—but you can’t do it by yourself.

Each Daily Reading Encourages You to Throw Away Worry in 3 Steps:

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Reflect

Respond

Respond

Pray

Pray

Reflection

For every day of Lent, you are given a thought-provoking Bible verse to read and reflect upon. Meditate on the overall importance of the reading and think about its significance in your own life.

Response

After reflection, ask yourself what you can do to apply the reading to your life. Take action to show your trust in God and welcome him fully into your heart.

Prayer

Pray to God to express your faith in his teaching—even if you’re struggling! Accepting that you cannot do this alone will bring you into an ever-closer relationship with the Lord.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ave Maria Press (January 25, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1594718814
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1594718816
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.9 x 0.5 x 6.9 inches

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